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THE GOVERNMENT-owned Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City is setting up a breast clinic in partnership with Avon Philippines.
DAVAO CITY — Medical tourism and nursing education in Davao City could spur the reopening of direct flights to and from Manado, the capital of Indonesian province North Sulawesi, officials said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) is set to sign on Nov. 28 the memorandum of agreement (MoA) with local government units (LGUs) for the release of about P5.6 billion that will be used in the acquisition of real estate properties along the route of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) phase 1.
THE INDONESIAN Consulate in Davao City is holding the 2nd Indonesia Manufactured Products Expo (IMPE) on Nov. 23 to 25 at Abreeza Mall as part of continuing efforts to boost trade relations.
DAVAO CITY -- The growth of technology start-ups and the overall outsourcing industry in Davao is being hampered by payment system problems and the martial law in force in the Philippines’ southern islands.
DAVAO CITY — Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is on track with opening 200 branches of its microfinance unit BPI Direct BanKo Inc. (BanKo) by the end of the year, with 180 already in place as of end-October.
SMART Communications, Inc. is on track to have long-term evolution (LTE) coverage for wireless data services in over 90% of the country’s towns and cities by the end of the year, according to Smart Public Affairs Visayas-Mindanao head Maria Jane C. Paredes.
REGULATED barter between southwestern Mindanao and neighboring countries is expected to get rolling by next year with the state government of Sabah in Malaysia ready to open its borders to the trade by January, according to an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).
DAVAO CITY -- Small-scale fishermen, whose livelihoods depend mainly on municipal waters, require expanded fishing territory due to the continued degradation of the marine habitat, according to Vincent V. Hilomen, project manager of SMARTSeas PH.
THE DAVAO City government signed agreements with two of the country’s major real estate firms along with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) last Oct. 26 for the development of a 20-hectare (ha) property in Barangay Lasang for socialized housing.
DAVAO CITY -- The privatization of the Agus-Pulangi hydroelectric power complex in Mindanao has been put on hold until after a plebiscite next year on Republic Act No. 11054, or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
DAVAO CITY -- Japanese retail group Aeon Co. Ltd. is including Philippine bananas sourced from Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (TADECO) for a special product line recognizing companies with Global Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) Certification.
DAVAO CITY -- A mobile application that will help farmers connect directly with buyers will be one of the new technologies that will be introduced during the 2018 LivEx, an innovation summit organized by ICT-Davao, Inc., to be held here on Oct. 22.
DAVAO CITY -- The governments of Hungary and the Philippines will hold the first meeting of their Joint Economic Committee (JEC) in the first half of 2019, according to Hungarian Deputy Chief of Mission David Ambrus.
DAVAO DEL Norte Governor Anthony G. del Rosario announced last week that the construction of the bridge linking the Island Garden City of Samal to Davao City in mainland Mindanao will start by 2019.
DAVAO CITY — The 44-year old 1 Cooperative Insurance System of the Philippines (1CISP) is diversifying into retail operations through a partnership with Davao-based New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Group of Companies.
THE GOVERNMENT may have to go to court to assert its eminent domain for the first phase of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) project as some land owners are not keen to let go of their properties that are on the path of the train track, a regional official said.
BUDGET CARRIER Cebu Pacific has yet to be invited to the Davao City council’s Oct. 8 hearing on airfare rates, according to Cebu Pacific Director for Corporate Communications Charo Logarta-Lagamon.
DAVAO CITY -- The upland district of Marilog -- home to numerous small vegetable, fruit, and flower farms as well as a growing number of hillside resorts and restaurants -- is being groomed to become one of the city’s main agri-tourism site.
BUSINESS PARTNERS Chad D. Dorego, Alex Emmanuelle G. Aponesto, and Kaye M. Peratero from General Santos (GenSan) City maintain their own day jobs for now, but they aim to eventually pursue their Good Chips venture into a full-time social enterprise.
DAVAO CITY -- Rivulis Irrigation, an Israeli company specializing in micro-irrigation solutions, is eyeing fruit and vegetable farms in the Davao Region, starting with banana plantations.
MODEL FARMS for cassava and corn are being set up in upland areas of Davao City to increase production for these crops that are considered as alternatives to rice.
MORE THAN 20,000 people, mainly locals, gathered for the Kumbira 2018 — a simple, shared meal for a cause that caps Cotabato province’s Kalivungan Festival held end-August.
DAVAO CITY — Legaspi Oil Co., Inc., a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC), has taken back the management and operation of a coconut oil mill here and is aiming to return production volume up to 600 metric tons per day (MTD).