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Supply chain for food, other goods challenged by overloaded shippers

DAVAO CITY — Cargo logistics operations are slowly improving with the easing of lockdown rules, but the industry says supply chains remain challenged due to the workload imposed on freight forwarders and the failure of government agencies in charge of approvals for the movement of goods to fully embrace digital processes.

Davao City restaurants struggle amid pandemic

SAGING Repablik (SagRep), a restaurant that has become one of Davao City’s iconic dining places with its hip café-style decor and menu highlighting bananas, would not be celebrating its 6th anniversary this month. Instead, it is closing its doors.

Davao City business chamber proposes permanent agri inspection and disinfection stations

THE DAVAO City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) is proposing the establishment of permanent inspection and disinfection stations in the Davao Region to mitigate and address concerns such as the recent outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) and related threats to livestock, poultry and crops.

DHSUD go after illegal subdivision developers in Davao City, Samal

THE DEPARTMENT of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is cracking down on illegal subdivision developers in Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal, mostly on land awarded to agrarian reform beneficiaries.

Entry of provincial buses in Davao City center to be limited...

PROVINCIAL BUSES will be restricted from entering the Davao City central area once the six new terminals are constructed alongside the rollout of the High Priority Bus System (HPBS).

3,000 drivers to get training for new Davao City bus service

THE 3,000 drivers who will be employed for the High Bus Priority System (HPBS), with priority given to existing jeepney drivers, will undergo training to get a certification from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Davao City mayor, Chinese envoy pursue trade cooperation

AMID the current ban on direct flights between China and the Philippines due to the novel coronavirus (nCov), Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Chinese Consul General Li Lin met Tuesday to discuss continued trade cooperation and opportunities.

8 with nCov symptoms under home quarantine in Davao City

THE DAVAO City Health Office (CHO) is monitoring eight people with recent travel to China and Thailand after exhibiting symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Renovated PHL-Japan museum opens

THE Philippine-Japan Historical Museum in Davao City, which was closed for about a year for renovation, has been reopened with enhanced materials, including educational digital devices.

Environmental groups call for stricter waste segregation policy in Davao City

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have called for a stricter implementation of waste management laws in Davao City as the local government is poised to undertake a waste-to-energy (WTE) project with the sanitary landfill about to reach full capacity.

Another DMCI-Urban condominium project ordered vacated due to ‘major structural cracks’

THE DAVAO City government has ordered the management of the Toledo Building of the Magallanes Residences to vacate all units due to “major structural cracks.”

Davao City lines up construction of 2 colleges

THE DAVAO City government will build two colleges, one is partnership with the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) and the other a city college, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio announced.

Social compensation packages readied for jeepney drivers, operators affected by new...

THE LIST of jeepney drivers and operators who will be affected by the roll-out of the High Priority Bus System (HPBS) in Davao City will be finalized by March for the distribution of social compensation packages.

Street parking fees in Davao City take effect

PARKING FEES took effect Jan. 1 along seven roads in the central part of Davao City. The initial streets covered under the new public pay parking zones are: San Pedro, Ilustre, Pelayo, Iñigo, Villa Abrille, Monteverde, and Duterte.

Mindanao business leaders cheer martial law-free 2020, but calamity fright seen...

DAVAO CITY — With the lifting of martial law effective Jan. 1 after blanketing Mindanao for over two years, business leaders are optimistic of a more robust growth, but at the same time stressed the need for strengthening disaster resilience following the series of earthquakes that struck parts of the southern mainland in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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.