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Walk-in scanners to be installed at Davao City entry points

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.

Site ready for Davao City’s planned waste-to-energy project

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 to pilot solar project in public school

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.

Sister cities join 82nd Davao foundation day

DAVAO CITY’S sister-cities within the Philippines and abroad joined the 82nd Araw ng Dabaw in the first Sister Cities Trade Fair and Exhibit held at the SM Lanang over the weekend.

Celebrating the best of Davao City

In celebrating the 82nd year of its cityhood, Davao City marks another year of progress and development. From a simple village composed of various...

Discovering Davao City’s gems

Sprawled beautifully on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, Davao City prides itself for having a wealth of picturesque sceneries, a variety of natural...

A thriving investment hub

Serving as the center of commerce, trade, tourism, and finance in the Southern Philippines, the city of Davao positions itself as one of the country's...

Davao City coastal road segment eyed for opening by end-2019

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 police probes pyramiding scheme

THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) is looking into the report that some of its members have invested in Kapus Padatuon (Kapa), a group allegedly involved in the pyramiding scheme and promising to provide a 30% return on investment every month.

Davao City’s traffic light system undergoes rehabilitation

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.

Davao City to release new investment code within 1st half of...

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 allocates P436M for disaster management program

DAVAO CITY’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund Investment Plan (CDRRMFIP) for 2019 has been approved with an allocation of about P436 million.

PNP-11 cracks down anew on cops involved in illegal gambling

THE DAVAO Police Regional Office (PRO-11) is undertaking a crackdown anew on cops suspected to be protecting illegal gambling activities.

Mayor calls for ‘no backpack’ policy in Davao City’s places of...

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.

Davao City on full alert amid Sulu bombing, regional sports event...

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.


Monsoon rains caused flooding in riverside areas of Davao City Wednesday evening, including parts of the Maharlika Highway in Barangay Inabanga and Lasang.

Technical group formed in line with Davao-Kitakyushu ‘Green Sisterhood’

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 eyes 2.8M tourists this year with sporting events on...

DAVAO CITY is banking on big sporting events to help achieve the 2.8 million target tourist arrivals for 2019.

Davao City’s contractual workers to get above P10,000 salary in 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.

Additional building safety rules to be implemented in Davao City

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.

Davao City businesses with more than 10 workers now required to...

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.

Medical tourism, education seen key to Davao-Manado route reopening

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.

2nd Indonesian goods expo, business-matching set Nov. 23

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.

The rich list: Local officials admit inclusiveness is the challenge

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 Foreign Minister to visit Davao City Oct. 28-29

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.

Davao City’s Chinatown council proposes makeover of buildings

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.

MGB-11, Davao City gov’t to meet on illegal establishments in Marilog’s...

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.

SMDC-Davao City social housing project gets council OK

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.

Mental Health Division proposed in Davao City

AN ORDINANCE creating the Mental Health Division under the City Health Office has been presented before the city council to address rising cases of psychological illnesses, particularly depression among teenagers.

Davao City passes law allowing Muslim women to wear head, face...

THE MUSLIM community in Davao City welcomed the passage of an ordinance that respects their tradition of wearing head and face covers for women.

P1B set for Davao underground cable project phase 2

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.

15 Taiwan firms seek Mindanao partners

DAVAO CITY — Another business delegation from Taiwan, composed mainly of companies in four industries, is coming to Davao on Oct. 19 to showcase their products and explore partnerships with local businesses.

Davao City goes on Singapore, KL road show to support international...

A DELEGATION from the Davao City government is holding an investment and tourism roadshow this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore to promote and strengthen current direct international routes.

Davao City police chief warns senders of bomb threat messages

DAVAO CITY police chief Sr. Supt. Alexander C. Tagum has warned those who are sending text messages on supposed terror attacks and asked the public not to readily share them.

Davao City police increases police visibility amid Sultan Kudarat bombing

LAW ENFORCERS in Davao City have enhanced security measures through the deployment of more personnel around the city following the two bombings in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat last week and on Sunday.

Davao business chamber establishes young entrepreneurs’ group

THE DAVAO City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) is strengthening the new generation of business players with the establishment of the Davao City Young Entrepreneurs Association.

Davao City to help resolve land issues affecting economic zone development

DAVAO CITY — The city government said it will facilitate talks between landowners and developers to establish an economic zone to attract more foreign investors, the development of which is on the wish list of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII).

Davao City eyes green building, more projects with Israeli groups

THE DAVAO City government is looking at more partnerships with Israeli non-government organizations and other groups after last week’s signing for an education project that will provide capacity-building training to local teachers.

Davao City public school teachers get capacity-building training in Israel

TWENTY teachers from the Mintal Comprehensive School in Davao City are going to Israel for a capacity-building program on Innovation Science Engineering Arts and Mathematics (ISEAM).

Davao City bans single-use plastics in government meetings, events

THE DAVAO City government has ordered all department heads to implement a no single-use plastic policy during meetings and other activities.

P2P buses in Davao City to start operating soon

BUSES FOR point-to-point (P2P) routes here are expected to be delivered within the month and begin operations soon after, earlier than the previous October schedule.

Davao City police to get top award and best mobile force

THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) has been named Best City Police and Best Mobile Force for 2017, and will be receiving the award during the 17th Police Service Anniversary Celebration slated at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Quezon City on Aug. 8.

Davao City council passes expanded work anti-discrimination law to include health

THE LOCAL council of Davao gave final approval this week on the amendment to the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance of Davao City, which is expected to discourage employers from refusing to hire workers on account of their health status, such as having Hepatitis B.

Davao City losing out on investors due to lack of industrial...

DAVAO CITY is being hindered on the investment front by the absence of economic zones and the unavailability of large contiguous areas suitable for agriculture, according to the city’s business chamber.

Japanese tour operator pledges to buy 50% of seats for Japan-Davao...

A JAPANESE travel and tour operator has given guarantee to buy 50% of the seats for the proposed direct flights between Japan and Davao City, according a local business official.