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AT LEAST three sites are now being considered for the starting point in Davao City of the planned bridge going to the Island Garden City of Samal.
DAVAO CITY -- The Davao City Durian Industry Council is looking at potential new planting areas, particularly within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), on expectations of a surge in frozen durian exports to China.
THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on more local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao to utilize their local disaster funds for preparedness and mitigation measures instead of just for emergency response in calamity situations.
FISHERFOLK DEPENDENT on shellfish gathering in the two Davao Region areas affected by red tide have been given alternative livelihood options, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
DAVAO CITY — Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) is on the lookout for properties in the cities of General Santos and Butuan City, where it plans to build mid-range horizontal projects.
DAVAO CITY -- Marco Polo Davao’s new general manager, Colin Healy, is aiming to strengthen the hotel’s position in the meeting, incentive, conference, exhibition (MICE) market by hosting more big events.
DAVAO CITY -- Davao Region and other parts of Mindanao stand to benefit from expanded trade as outlined by the inaugural Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation (JCEC) between Hungary and the Philippines, particularly in terms of investment promotion, manufacturing, information and communications technology (ICT), education, culture, tourism and sports.
HOMEGROWN RETAILER and shopping mall operator New City Commercial Center (NCCC) is now selling vegetables and fruits that are wrapped in banana leaves instead of plastic.
DAVAO CITY -- The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP) hopes to strike more international faculty exchanges as a means of raising standards for staffing in the tourism industry.
WALK-IN SCANNERS will be installed at Davao City’s entry points in Sirawan and Lasang before the start of the Holy Week on April 14 for a speedy checking of vehicles and passengers, Task Force Davao (TF Davao) Deputy Commander Randolph G. Cabangbang announced.
DAVAO CITY — Cathay Dragon, the Cathay Pacific Group’s regional airline, is adding two more flights between Davao City and Hong Kong for the summer season to cater to higher demand from holiday travelers.
DAVAO LIGHT and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC), a unit of Aboitiz Power Corp., is launching this year a solar power project, with the Sta. Ana National High School (SANHS) in Davao City as pilot site.
COTABATO GOVERNOR Emmylou Talino-Mendoza called on town officials to take steps in developing their respective tourism destinations, citing the success of other localities in bolstering the province’s competitiveness through increased visitor arrivals.
DAVAO CITY -- Homegrown YHEST Realty and Development Corp. and YHES Inc. are awaiting the government’s final plan for the coastal road here before making its pitch for the development of Times Beach into a “lifestyle hub.”
SMART Padala, PLDT, Inc.’s mobile remittance brand under PayMaya Philippines, is aiming to increase its partners in Mindanao next year to help more micro-entrepreneurs.
DAVAO CITY — The Floirendo-owned Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) is constructing a third building within the Damosa IT Park in the central-western side of Davao City and is now in talks with locators.
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.