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Davao welcomes non-extension of martial rule

THE Davao City government and its private sector said they support President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s plan not to extend Martial Law in Mindanao.

Davao City to impose street parking fee by January; bicycle racks...

THE DAVAO City government will start collecting street parking fees in January, initially covering seven major roads within the downtown area.

Russian, Indian business delegations in Davao this week

DELEGATIONS FROM Russia and India are expected to arrive in Davao City Wednesday to explore potential investment and business-to-business deals, according to Davao City...

Davao City getting ready to be ‘halal-friendly’ for Muslim market with...

DAVAO CITY’S tourism sector is preparing a to-do list that will make hotels and restaurants “halal-friendly” — instead of the more complicated process of becoming halal-certified — to attract the Muslim market that can be flown in by Qatar Airways’ direct flights to Doha.

Malaysian investors eye Mindanao business opportunities in Nov. 19 visit

A 57-MEMBER delegation from Malaysian is visiting Davao City on Nov. 19–21 to explore business linkages and potential investments, Malaysian Trade Commissioner Siti Azlina said.

Japan aims to help Davao City become model in waste management...

THE JAPANESE government has reiterated its support for Davao City’s waste management program as the Davao Japanese community celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Permanent tele-hearing facilities to be set up in 3 Davao courts

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.

Davao City council approves P1.474B supplemental budget

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).

Davao City council to tackle P100M proposal for HPBS bus terminals

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.

Davao City cracks down on developers violating zoning, building rules

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.

Davao City councilor wants sanctions on parents of truant students

A DAVAO City councilor has proposed an ordinance that will penalize parents and guardians of truant students.

Davao City eyes sisterhood with Zamboanga, Cotabato for tourism, agriculture

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.

Davao City government appeals for lifting of Mindanao-wide martial law declaration

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.

DFA authentication services now available at Davao City office

THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has opened its first authentication center in Mindanao at the Davao City office. The authentication center corresponds with...

DRRMO recommends 15 areas as no-build zones in Davao City; existing...

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.”

Green group calls for no-car hours on weekend mornings in parts...

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.

Davao City pitches business, tourism opportunities to South Korean investors

THE DAVAO City government held a three-day roadshow in Seoul, South Korea last week to boost trade and tourism ties.

PHL-China ‘medical diplomacy’ comes to Davao City

MEDICAL EXPERTS of the Sino-Philippines Asia Peace Awards Foundation have donated various equipment to the Davao City Health Office and the private Brokenshire Memorial Hospital as part of what it calls “medical diplomacy” initiatives.

Davao City agri office to seek fund for El Niño-affected areas;...

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 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.

Evacuation

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.