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Davao Oriental starts construction of new facilities at tourism complex

THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government has broken ground for the first phase of an inland resort within its tourism complex, with an initial allocation of P165 million from the local budget. “We cannot afford to simply wait for investors to locate and invest here.

Remote village in Davao Oriental gets power before Christmas

THE VILLAGE of Taocanga in a remote, upland part of Manay, Davao Oriental is celebrating its Christmas and New Year holidays for the first time with electricity.

Davao Oriental gears up for Pujada Bay validation as 1 of...

THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government is preparing for the visit and evaluation by the Club of Most Beautiful Bays in the World for the formal inclusion of Pujada Bay in the list.

SHFC to finance 50,000 housing units in Davao Oriental

THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government is building about 50,000 housing units in Mati City within the next three years that will be bankrolled by Social Housing Finance Corp. (SHFC).

Indonesia, PHL to strengthen border security patrols in Davao Oriental

INDONESIA and the Philippines are enhancing their border security cooperation, particularly in areas off the province of Davao Oriental.

Davao Oriental gov’t sets up task force vs investment scams

THE DAVAO Oriental government has created a body that will run after illegal investment schemes preying on the province’s residents. Gov. Nelson L. Dayanghirang, in a statement, said the Provincial Task Force on Investment Schemes will conduct investigations and possibly file charges against those behind the scams.

Davao Oriental says no to mineral reservation near UNESCO heritage site

THE PROVINCIAL board of Davao Oriental is now working on a resolution that will formalize the local government’s stand against the declaration of an area in General Generoso town as a mineral reservation site. In a statement, Gov. Nelson L. Dayanghirang said the proposed mining area is “in close proximity to Davao Oriental’s crown jewel, the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary which is Mindanao’s first and only World Heritage Site declared by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).” Following a two-day consultation with stakeholders and officials of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) last March 12-13, Mr. Dayanghirang said the province’s municipal governments as well as barangays have also agreed to issue local resolutions opposing the plan.

Filinvest City and Davao Oriental to hold music festivals in April

FILINVEST CITY will host its community fair, Festival of Possibilities, on April 26 at the Filinvest City Event Grounds.

9 schools in Davao Oriental IP communities under probe for NPA...

THE PROVINCIAL Peace and Order Council of Davao Oriental is looking into the activities of nine schools located within indigenous people (IP) communities that are reportedly being used by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) as recruitment sites.

Davao Oriental revenue collection up 26%

THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government collected over P255 million in revenues as of Oct. this year, 26% higher than the P203 million full-year income in 2017, based on a report from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office.

Davao Oriental eyes partnership with state university for agri processing plants

THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government is planning to tap experts from the Davao Oriental State University (DoRSU) to set up processing plants for agricultural products using local funds.

DoE gears up for geothermal energy exploration in Davao Oriental

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) is undertaking a study on the potential of the Mati-Lupon-Tarragona geothermal field in Davao Oriental, officials announced on Sept. 25 during an information forum held in the provincial capital, Mati City.

Barangay in Davao Oriental takes charge of major road maintenance

THE MAINTENANCE of a P52.2-million concrete farm-to-market road with a 45-meter concrete bridge will now be the responsibility of Barangay Mikit in Baganga town under a pioneering community-based road maintenance (CBRM) program.

Former NPA members in Davao Oriental get ICT training

THE DAVAO ORIENTAL provincial government has tapped the Tech4d Center, a computer-based educational mechanism under the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), to provide rebel returnees with new skills.

Davao Oriental aims to boost MSME goods production

MICRO, SMALL and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from Davao Oriental have their products on show at the 26th Sikat Pinoy Inalima 2018 Trade Fair and Exhibit organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office.

Davao Oriental moves toward better mechanization for higher agri output

DAVAO ORIENTAL, which recently bagged 10 of 23 regional agri-fishery awards from the Department of Agriculture, is focusing on improving mechanization to increase output, particularly for rice and coconut.

Evacuation center

This evacuation center in Tarragona, Davao Oriental, expected to be completed by May 30, is one of seven in different locations in Davao Region...

NPA in Davao Oriental down to less than 100 — military

THE MILITARY reported that it has reduced the New People’s Army (NPA) members in Davao Oriental to less than a hundred as of last...

Road trip to Davao Oriental

Text and photos by Marifi S. Jara, Mindanao Bureau Chief WHEN I WENT to Mati City, the capital of Davao Oriental province, for the first...