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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.
DAVAO CITY — Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) is looking at providing more loans to the agricultural sector as one of its main strategies in growing its portfolio in Mindanao, its top executive said.
DAVAO CITY-based firm UseMints is aiming to build a community of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that will share a reward points system to increase and maintain a base of loyal customers.
DAVAO CITY -- Dusit Thani Residence Davao, one of the three high-end projects of Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC) and Thai hotel chain Dusit International in the Davao Region, will be ready for opening and partial turnover by the third quarter this year.
DAVAO CITY — Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc., a joint venture between Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. and JV Angeles Construction Corp., is on track to complete the P12.6-billion bulk water supply project for Davao City by the first half of 2021.
THIS YEAR’S Kadayawan Festival will have the main events spread out on different weekends instead of the usual one week for an opportunity to accommodate more visitors.
THE INDONESIAN Consulate General in Davao City is staging another trade expo on July 12 to 14 as part of continuing efforts to support the Davao-Bitung shipping service as well as boost economic ties within the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia- Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area.
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao Barter Council (MBC) is finalizing the guidelines for the barter trade office, which will initially be established in the ports of Jolo, Sulu and Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.
SUPPORT FROM local government units (LGUs) is crucial to the performance of barangay health workers and barangay nutrition scholars (BNS), according to an official of the regional office of the National Nutrition Council (NNC).
DAVAO CITY -- Corporate members of the China Bicycle Association are looking at setting up a manufacturing plant for bicycles, electric motorcycles, and scooters within the Davao Region in order to penetrate the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area) market.
THE UNITED STATES Navy’s combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), escorted by the Davao coastguard and the Philippine Navy, arrived at the Sasa Port in Davao City Saturday, it’s first port visit on its first deployment.
TRADE SECRETARY Ramon M. Lopez rallied young entrepreneurs to utilize technology for coming up with new business enterprises, especially in helping the country develop the artificial intelligence (AI) industry.
DAVAO CITY -- Trade delegations are expected to visit Davao City in the next few months with investor interest buoyed by last week’s Davao Investment Conference (ICon) 2019, according to officials of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII).
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.