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THE JAPANESE government has reiterated its support for Davao City’s waste management program as the Davao Japanese community celebrates its 100th anniversary.
THREE COURTS in Davao City will be equipped with videoconferencing facilities for the conduct of remote hearings involving persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) as part of the Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice (GOJUST) program.
THE DAVAO City council approved this week the P1.474 billion supplemental budget proposed for various projects, including waste management and transport terminals for the high priority bus system (HPBS).
THE PROPOSED P100 million budget to construct two terminals for Davao City’s planned High Priority Bus System (HPBS) will be tackled by the city council this week.
UP TO 100 developers of commercial and residential projects, mostly small and local companies, may face penalties and sanctions for violations on the zoning and building code, according to City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) head Ivan Chin Cortez.
A DAVAO City councilor has proposed an ordinance that will penalize parents and guardians of truant students.
THE DAVAO City government is looking at forging sisterhood ties with two other cities in Mindanao, Zamboanga and Cotabato, to boost collaboration in tourism and cultural development, agriculture, and trade.
OFFICIALS OF Davao City, the hometown of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, have called for the lifting of the Mindanao-wide martial law declaration, citing its adverse impact on tourism as well as investments.
THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has opened its first authentication center in Mindanao at the Davao City office. The authentication center corresponds with...
THE DAVAO City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has identified 15 areas that are highly prone to floods and landslides, and will recommend for these to be declared as “no-build and habitation zones.”
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) is now advocating for the approval of the proposed Bike Hours and Days ordinance to promote cycling as a sustainable means of transport in Davao City.
THE DAVAO City government held a three-day roadshow in Seoul, South Korea last week to boost trade and tourism ties.
THE DAVAO City administration is unlikely to recommend a state of calamity declaration with less than 20% of the population affected by the prevailing El Niño phenomenon based on the impact assessment submitted by 13 of its 182 barangays.
WALK-IN SCANNERS will be installed at Davao City’s entry points in Sirawan and Lasang before the start of the Holy Week on April 14 for a speedy checking of vehicles and passengers, Task Force Davao (TF Davao) Deputy Commander Randolph G. Cabangbang announced.
A 10-HECTARE lot at the southwestern part of Davao City has been purchased by the local government for the planned waste-to-energy project, according to Vice Mayor Bernard E. Al-ag.
DAVAO LIGHT and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC), a unit of Aboitiz Power Corp., is launching this year a solar power project, with the Sta. Ana National High School (SANHS) in Davao City as pilot site.
A PORTION of the P19.8 billion Davao City Coastal Bypass Road Project, which started construction in 2017, is expected to be partially opened before the year ends.
DAVAO CITY’s local government and motorists are banking on the ongoing rehabilitation of the 10-year old traffic signal light system to improve the worsening road congestion.
THE DAVAO city government is aiming to release a new Investment Incentive Code within the first semester of the year, with the draft now under review for approval by the Investment Promotions Center’s board.
DAVAO CITY’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund Investment Plan (CDRRMFIP) for 2019 has been approved with an allocation of about P436 million.
THE DAVAO Police Regional Office (PRO-11) is undertaking a crackdown anew on cops suspected to be protecting illegal gambling activities.
A “NO backpack” policy in all places of worship has been ordered in Davao City to help security forces monitor more easily potential terror threats following Sunday’s bombing of a Catholic church in Jolo, Sulu.
SECURITY FORCES are on heightened alert as Davao City hosts the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2019, which opened Jan. 27, and amid the Sunday bombing in Jolo, Sulu.
THE DAVAO City government has formed a technical working group (TWG) that will help craft initiatives on environmental protection in line with its sisterhood agreement with Japanese city Kitakyushu.
DAVAO CITY is banking on big sporting events to help achieve the 2.8 million target tourist arrivals for 2019.
CONTRACTUAL workers of the Davao City government, currently receiving an average of P7,400 a month, are getting a salary increase in 2019 with the approval of next year’s P8.8 billion budget.
BUILDINGS and other gathering areas in the city will soon be required to have photo-luminescent safety and directional markings leading to exit points as an additional safety measure in case of fire and other emergencies.
COMPANIES in Davao City with more than 10 workers are now required to have at least 10% of their employees undergo illegal drug testing after Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio recently signed the implementing rules and regulations of an ordinance passed five years ago.
DAVAO CITY — Medical tourism and nursing education in Davao City could spur the reopening of direct flights to and from Manado, the capital of Indonesian province North Sulawesi, officials said.
THE INDONESIAN Consulate in Davao City is holding the 2nd Indonesia Manufactured Products Expo (IMPE) on Nov. 23 to 25 at Abreeza Mall as part of continuing efforts to boost trade relations.
OFFICIALS of provinces and cities named among the top 10 richest in the country in terms of assets have cheered their respective rankings, but at the same time acknowledged that the challenge remains on how to make wealth and government services more inclusive.
CHINESE State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit the Philippines on Oct. 28 to 29, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Friday.
THE DAVAO City council is eyeing to pass a resolution that will require all establishments in the Chinatown area to have a Chinese-themed design and eventually turn the district into a full-fledged tourism zone.
THE MINES and Geosciences Bureau-Davao Region (MGB-11) office is set to meet with the Davao City government to discuss steps that will be taken against businesses located in landslide-prone areas in the Marilog District and operating without permits.
THE DAVAO City council has approved the partnership between the city government and SM Development Corp. (SMDC) for a socialized housing project that will cost over P322 million.
THE MUSLIM community in Davao City welcomed the passage of an ordinance that respects their tradition of wearing head and face covers for women.
THE SECOND phase of the underground cable project in Davao City will cost about P1 billion, an official of its major proponent, Aboitiz-owned Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC), said over the weekend.