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TAGUM CITY — Hijo Central, a smart and sustainable township project by Hijo Resources Corp. (HRC), is expected to generate around $10 billion in economic activity in Mindanao.
DAVAO CITY -- Hotel management start-up RedDoorz is eyeing to open four properties in Davao City in the next two months.
DAVAO CITY -- Mindanao’s business leaders are hoping for more clarity on the southern island’s new railway, which is expected to begin construction later this year.
DAVAO CITY -- A law creating the Davao International Airport Authority (DIAA) is expected to improve airport facilities and increase the city’s overseas connectivity, the business sector said.
SINGAPORE PRESIDENT Halimah Yacob will visit the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) today, the first foreign head of state to do so.
DAVAO CITY — Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) plans to open by November the agri-tourism component of Agriya, an 88-hectare mixed-use complex in Panabo City.
A MANAGEMENT plan for the Panigan-Tamugan watershed, which is being funded by Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc., is in the works and expected to be released by next year.
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 -- MS3 Agri-Ventures Corp., which makes halal chocolate and other products, is training its cacao suppliers and processors to meet halal standards Islamic food preparation.
FINANCING COMPANY Aeon Credit Service Philippines recently opened its first branch in Mindanao, located in Davao City, and has started offering its services to members of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Associations (TODA).
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — With travel bans from various countries hanging over Mindanao, promoting tourism in the Philippine’s southern islands is no easy task.
FLORIST and businessman Jade Polizon said more events such as competitions and exhibits should be staged to breathe new life into Davao City’s floriculture industry.
BIG WAVES caused by the southwest monsoon, which has been prevailing for weeks, destroyed the seawall, breakwaters, houses and mangroves in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur last week.
A COMMUNITY worker who assists women-traders in Tawi-Tawi, a volunteer who was part of the team that evacuated some 1,700 residents trapped during the Marawi siege, and a Davao City-based rugby coach to less-privileged children — they are among the eight young leaders from Mindanao who are off to New Zealand on Aug. 23 for a four-month leadership program.
DAVAO CITY -- Compostela Valley province and Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi are among the ideal areas for new economic zones in Mindanao, according to Philippine Veterans Investment Development Corp. (PHIVIDEC) Industrial Authority Administrator Franklin M. Quijano.
DAVAO CITY -- The Cacao City Marketing Cooperative, a group of farmers and processors, said is developing products apart from chocolates to boost Davao City’s standing as the country’s cacao capital.
DAVAO CITY -- Holcim Philippines, Inc., which has just completed the expansion of its plant here, is preparing to start similar improvements in its Lugait Cement Plant in Misamis Oriental as it expects continued growth in Mindanao demand.
DAVAO CITY -- The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) is meeting next week with new Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar, to discuss the implementation of the Banana Industry Development Road Map.
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 -- The restaurant row at the Azuela Cove, the township project being developed by the Ayala Group and the Alcantara Group, is getting a marketing boost through corporate meeting packages that are being lined up for promotion.
DAVAO CITY -- Two agricultural companies in Davao have purchased 30 drones for renting out to small banana farms to spray fungicide.
KADAYAWAN, Davao City’s biggest annual festival, draws a bigger crowd than the Christmas and dry-season holiday seasons, and hotels here are all set for the visitor surge during much of August.
DAVAO CITY — Mindanao’s social entrepreneurs have banded together to create a bigger impact in the communities and draw more attention to the country’s southern islands.
BUDGET CARRIER Cebu Pacific is ready to assess the viability of flights to Mati City, the capital of Davao Oriental province, as soon as the development of the airport for commercial operations starts.
DAVAO CITY — Top officials of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) announced the opening of two new branches in the Davao Region within the year, but at the same time stressed they are “carefully” phasing the expansion of physical offices in view of the continued development of online banking services.
DAVAO CITY -- Farmers in Davao City’s upland Baguio district have started planting durian seedlings under a project that aims to develop an additional 500 hectares to meet growing demand for the fruit, particularly from China.
DAVAO CITY -- Buyers from Malaysia and Taiwan are expected to participate in the month-long Kadayawan Agri-Trade Fair 2019, which opened August 1 at the SM City annex grounds.
HANDICRAFTS SUCH as bags and coin banks as well as paintings made by inmates — or persons deprived of liberty (PDL), for the more appropriate term — will be displayed and up for sale during a three-day bazaar at the SM City Davao on Aug. 2 to 4.
DAVAO-BASED Eng Seng Food Products has started exporting fresh young coconut to China and wants to tap more farmers to meet the demand.
DAVAO CITY -- Social enterprise Coffee for Peace is planning to help expand arabica coffee production in Alamada, Cotabato to meet growing demand from foreign markets.
TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS in Davao City want the long-term masterplan -- commissioned by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) in 2017 -- completed immediately to give a clearer direction for the industry’s development.
WHEN Lafayette A. Lim joined the family business armed with a computer science degree, he was eager to put his education into action.
MEMBERS OF the Association of Differently-Abled Persons (ADAP) have called on the Davao City Engineer’s Office (CEO) and the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to strictly monitor the implementation of the Accessibility Law.
DAVAO CITY — Japanese global apparel retailer Uniqlo has expanded one of its two branches in Davao, making this its largest shop in Mindanao.