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DAVAO CITY — Autostrada Motore, Inc., the official dealer of Ferrari cars in the Philippines, is looking for a local partner for its planned Davao distribution that is targeted by next year.
DAVAO CITY — Packwell Inc., a Japanese company that manufactures paper-based packaging and containers, is eyeing to employ 200 workers for its plant in Panabo City that is expected to start operations by the second quarter 2020.
THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has opened its first authentication center in Mindanao at the Davao City office. The authentication center corresponds with...
JAPANESE CHAMBER of Commerce-Mindanao Vice-President Takeyoshi Sumikawa has announced that they are working with Japanese agriculturist Masayuki Takahashi to plant 10,000 cherry blossom seedlings in Barangay Mintal, Davao City and in Marawi City.
THE PRESENCE of the EU Ambassadors in the opening of the Davao Investment Conference 2019 (Davao ICON 2019) is an indication of their interest in exploring opportunities in Mindanao, according to Dr. Maria Lourdes G. Monteverde, Davao ICON 2019 chairperson.
DAVAO CITY -- US Ambassador Sung Kim said US companies are continuing to look at Mindanao as possible destination for investment, citing the US companies planning to participate in the upcoming Davao Investment Conference 2019 (Davao ICON 2019).
DAVAO CITY -- Chinese delegations from the cities of Jinjiang and Nanning have arrived in the city more than a week ahead of the Davao Investment Conference 2019 (Davao ICON 2019) slated on June 20 to 21 to look into possible areas of collaboration.
DAVAO CITY -- Officials of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), the biggest government hospital in Mindanao, said hospitals and hemodialysis (HD) centers in Davao City are facing a “brain drain” of nurses amid the rising number of patients with kidney-related diseases.
DAVAO CITY -- Japanese Chamber of Commerce-Mindanao Vice-President Takeyoshi Sumikawa said many potential Mindanao investors from Japan are concerned about the prevailing martial law over the entire island and the absence of direct flights, particularly to and from Davao.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region 12 is stepping up its campaign to help protect the Philippine Eagle by securing areas where they have been spotted.
DAVAO CITY -- Farmers in Davao Oriental province, the biggest coconut producer in the region, are awaiting the specifics on the Department of Agriculture’s (DA’s) recent pronouncement that the US market is open for young coconut exports.
DAVAO CITY — The World Food Travel Association defines food tourism as “the act of traveling for a taste of place in order to get a sense of place.”
DAVAO CITY -- Mobile money platform GCash is targeting to end the year with 100 non-government organization (NGO) partners for its GCash for Good...
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 -- Queensland-based BioAust Pty Ltd. has proposed a partnership with the Federation of Cooperatives in Mindanao (FEDCO) for an organic food project.
THE PHILIPPINE Eagle Center in Malagos, Davao City, run by the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), is running out of space for its continued breeding program and other conservation initiatives.
DEPARTMENT OF Tourism-Davao (DOT-12) Regional Director Tanya R. Tan is pushing for the use of locally-made toiletries and other products, particularly those from the communities, in the region’s hotels and resorts.
SARANGANI province has set a target of 100% access to upland areas within the next three years in order to support high-value crops like coffee and banana.
THE DAVAO City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) announced on Wednesday that officials of the Alibaba Group, the Chinese technology conglomerate founded by Jack Ma, have confirmed participation at the 5th Davao Investment Conference 2019 (Davao ICON) on June 20 to 21.
THE REGIONAL Tourism Council of SOCCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato-Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani-General Santos City) is pushing for more investments in the town of Glan, particularly accommodations at its long stretch of beaches, to attract more than just day tourists.
Children tag along and help parents clean classrooms at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Batasan, Quezon city on May 20, the first day of the weeklong Brigada Eskwela, an annual multi-sectoral activity intended to prepare public schools for the new school year’s opening in June.
DAVAO CITY -- Healthy Sweets Mindanao Corp., producer of organic coconut sugar and candies, is slowly expanding its export penetration with buyers from the United Kingdom in addition to Japan.
DAVAO CITY -- The Davao Fashion Design Council (DFDC) has been invited to supply traditional pieces by Mindanao’s indigenous groups to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, home of one of the largest collections of art and design pieces.
TOUR OPERATOR Aneka Kartika Travel and Tours has started offering combined Brunei-Surabaya, Indonesia tours to the Mindanao market with focus on Islamic and cultural attractions.
RESULTS of today’s midterm elections will give a clearer picture of how secure remaining economic and other structural reforms, as well as business-friendly local initiatives, will be in the last three years of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term, analysts and business leaders said in separate interviews late last week.
MINDANAO authorities called on the public to go out and vote as they assured that security forces are in place to maintain peace and order.
A SISTERHOOD agreement between Longyan in China and Compostela Valley (ComVal) province, both rich in mineral resources, has been proposed, according to Davao City-based Chinese Consul General Li Lin.
A HUNDRED exhibitors are participating in this year’s 5th Philippine Building and Construction Expo (PHILBEX) Davao and 3rd Travel and Leisure Expo (TLEX), up from 80 in 2018.
DAVAO CITY’S business sector has renewed its call on government to fast-track infrastructure projects, especially the rehabilitation of the airport here, as Qatar Airways prepares to launch direct flights to Doha beginning June 18.
DAVAO CITY -- Construction of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) has been moved to the fourth quarter this year as the government reviews the alignment in Davao City following resistance from affected homeowners.
DAVAO CITY -- Pharmacists are preparing for an enhanced role in the health sector following the recent passage of the Universal Health Care law, of Republic Act No. 11223, which calls for the establishment of Botika Ng Barangay (BNB) outlets nationwide.
THE National Telecommunications Commission-Davao Region (NTC-11) is eyeing to collect double of its P56 million income this year, Regional Director Nelson T. Cañete said.
A 15-MEMBER trade mission will leave for Fujian, China on May 8 to promote the Davao Region as an investment destination and forge ties with Chinese business groups.
DAVAO CITY -- Global Shapers Community-Davao Hub, a network of young leaders which was started by the World Economic Forum, has taken a global campaign to link fashion and sustainability to Mindanao through “Unstitch: A Fashion and Sustainability Fair.” Jesse B. Madriaga of Global Shapers Davao said the definition of fashion has been changing, with more and more conversations revolving around clothing and accessories that “value people, planet, creativity, and profit in equal measures.”
DAVAO CITY -- UPS Philippines is aiming to provide shipping and logistical services to more small-and-medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in Mindanao, which the company sees as a growing sector.
DAVAO CITY -- Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. of the Udenna Group laid down the timeline for the awarding process for the Davao International Airport (DIA) rehabilitation contract, including a Swiss challenge to its unsolicited proposal later this year and contract signing by January.
THE 18,000 delegates, including athletes and their supporting parties, have started arriving this week in Davao City for the 2019 Palarong Pambansa on April 27-May 4, and officials assured that all is set for the biggest national games for the youth.