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THE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the food resiliency protocol endorsed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for faster movement of major food commodities to Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.
DAVAO CITY -- Business process outsourcing (BPO) companies here are being checked by a joint team from the city government and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for compliance with guidelines on continued operations.
DAVAO CITY -- Two local business families here have teamed up for a four-building condominium complex, called Legacy Leisure Residences, that is targeted for young families as well as buyers who intend to rent out their units to tourists and long-term occupants.
THE INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines (IBP) will release early half of the 13th month pay and salaries of its national office employees located in the National Capital Region while Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine due to the novel coronavirus disease.
DAVAO CITY — Vanessa Pacheco’s romance with artisan breads started in 2000, when she discovered a passion for baking while living in Canada.
THERE ARE about 17,000 hectares in upland areas in Davao City that are ideal for coffee farming, but development needs a push from government, according to the Davao City Coffee Council (DC3).
DAVAO CITY -- Euro Towers International, Inc. is in the finishing stage for its first condominium project here and is eyeing to start the turnover of units by the fourth quarter.
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.
THIS YEAR’S Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge and the Mt. Apo Sky and Vertical Race in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur are pushing through in April, banking on the participation of local extreme sports enthusiasts and other domestic guests.
DAVAO CITY -- Aboitiz-controlled Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc.’s (AAII) P12.6-billion bulk water supply project for Davao City will serve 70% of the urban area when completed in the first half of next year, the city’s water district said.
DAVAO CITY -- The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) is encouraging manufacturers here to venture into franchising to promote regional delicacies, citing the success of such products as yema (sweet custard), cheesecake and lechon (roast pork).
PORK vendors and meat processors in Davao City are feeling the impact of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak as sales have dropped by up to 50% since the confirmed cases were reported early this month.
THREE BAYS in Mati City, Davao Oriental are now officially included in the list of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Association (MBBWA).
DAVAO CITY -- Farmers participating in the city’s counter-insurgency “Peace Economy” will undergo training to improve their harvest and quality of produce.
THE DAVAO Hog Farmers Association of Davao, Inc. (HOGFADI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) have called on local governments in Mindanao to avoid blanket bans on the entry of hogs and pork products amid confirmed cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in parts of the Davao Region.
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).
THE DAVAO Metro Shuttle Bus Company has started serving an intracity route in Davao City as part of its expansion program.
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao business community needs to take a more united stand in pushing for lower shipping rates and more direct cargo services to boost international trade in the southern islands, an official of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) said.
THE DAVAO City Veterinarian’s Office (CVO) has completed the culling of pigs in two villages with confirmed cases of the African Swine Fever (ASF), but the movement of pigs and pork products remains restricted to avoid another outbreak.
DAVAO CITY -- China is assessing a loan request by the Philippine government for the construction of the Samal-Davao bridge and a decision could be reached within the early part of the year, according to Chinese Consul General Li Lin.
QUARANTINE AUTHORITIES continue to implement strict screening measures at airports and seaports in the Western Visayas Region to protect the hog industry from the African Swine Fever (ASF), with the ban on pork and pork products extended to those coming from the Davao Region in addition to the entire Luzon mainland.
DAVAO CITY -- Major damage in some condominium buildings in Davao City caused by the series of earthquakes in October and December last year has dampened demand, but horizontal housing projects are benefiting as buyers and renters look to apartments and single-detached houses, according to a real estate consultancy firm.
THE Mt. Apo trails from Digos City and Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur will be closed from April 6 to 12 for campsite and trail assessment to be conducted by a multi-agency monitoring team.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) released a memo on Monday discouraging events that will gather large crowds amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) threat.
THE ECONOMY of Bohol -- home to the Chocolate Hills, tarsier, white-sand beaches, and various cultural and heritage sites -- has been driven largely by tourism. And that comes with the strains to the island province’s environment.
IN THIS internet age when social media platforms have become a leading information source and communication tool, good old-fashioned radio remains a formidable device in remote areas -- and anywhere during calamity situations.
DAVAO OCCIDENTAL Governor Claude P. Bautista said on Monday that the provincial government is ready to buy pigs from farmers as another measure to prevent the further spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak that started in Don Marcelino town.
DAVAO CITY -- The New Zealand government wants to bring its expertise in two sectors, renewable energy (RE) and agriculture, in Mindanao through various partnership schemes, according to its new envoy.
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).
GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), operator of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), is stepping up its promotional campaign to attract more passengers from the Davao City airport, which is already its second biggest domestic connection after Manila.
MORE THAN four years since the passage of the amended Cabotage Law, its impact on improving logistics and lowering shipping costs in Mindanao has yet to be felt.
DAVAO CITY — Local business leaders are now pushing for triangular flights with Manila or Cebu to establish faster connectivity between Davao and Japan.
MEDICAL AUTHORITIES have quashed reports shared on social media about a supposed patient from Thailand infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) who has been admitted at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City.
TWO MORE temporary shelters were turned over last week to families affected by the October earthquakes in Tulunan, Cotabato and another one is scheduled on Wednesday under the adopt-a-home program.
BATTERED CORAL areas in the island city of Samal are getting help for revival through a technology called Reefbuds being deployed by a women’s organization.
FORTY-FIVE-year-old Melodina Hugo is the go-to person when family members and relatives, especially those from the remote Paquibato district, get seriously sick and need to be brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, the biggest government-owned hospital in Mindanao.
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.
IN UNDER a minute of the earth’s shaking, the people of Balutakay, a coffee-farming village at the foot of Mt. Apo, saw their homes, warehouse, and processing center sustain severe damage.