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THE MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) is tracking 1,267 kilometers (kms) of roads and 118 kms of bridges programmed to improve connectivity within the Mindanao regions.
DAVAO CITY -- An official of Davao Oriental province, one of the leading coconut producers, has called on the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to address the plummeting prices of coconut and copra.
TEACHING MOTHERS about meal planning is key to addressing malnutrition among Filipino children, which is particularly high in rural areas where there is an abundance of nutritional crops, according to the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI).
DAVAO CITY — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is targeting to start installing some components of the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) by January 2019.
DAVAO CITY — About 40 new companies joined this year’s Philconstruct Mindanao, pulled in mainly by the flurry of condominium projects in Davao City.
THE PEOPLE’s Republic of Bangladesh has opened a consulate in Davao City with an aim of strengthening ties with the Philippines and cooperation with Mindanao’s agriculture and business processing sectors.
DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao business sector will lobby the national government to offer a package of incentives encouraging investors to locate in the country’s southern islands.
THE DAVAO regional office the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-11) is building up a case against an individual who is bringing in and distributing party drugs, mainly in Davao City.
DAVAO CITY — Sewing is a common skill among many of the women in Marawi City who found themselves displaced as the siege broke out in late May 2017.
DAVAO CITY — This year’s Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) will bring in farming technology from Israel, Taiwan, and New Zealand to help modernize and boost productivity in Mindanao and the rest of the country.
THE MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) is advocating federalism, saying this form of government would foster localized economic policies that are more culturally responsive.
DAVAO CITY — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is facing challenges in land acquisition for the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP), but assured that the P52-billion infrastructure remains on track for the 2020 target completion.
DAVAO CITY — The city government said it will facilitate talks between landowners and developers to establish an economic zone to attract more foreign investors, the development of which is on the wish list of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII).
COTABATO PROVINCE, formerly and still referred to as North Cotabato, is holding this week the main events for the Kalivungan Festival, a celebration of its tri-people composed of Christians, indigenous peoples, and Muslims.
DAVAO CITY — Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc.’s Camella brand will be introducing the CondoHomes (COHO) lifestyle concept in its three upcoming condominium projects and existing properties in Davao City.
DAVAO CITY — Tapping the youth, especially farmers’ children, and cooperatives are considered critical to infusing digital technology into Mindanao’s agriculture sector for higher productivity and improved field-to-market operations.
DAVAO CITY — ICT-Davao, Inc., an industry association for information and communication technology firms, is in discussions with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a Japanese-language training facility for business process outsourcing (BPO) workers.
THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Davao Region office will ink an agreement with Monark Equipment Corp. for the training of heavy equipment operators.
DAVAO CITY -- Avida Land Corp, the mid-range brand of property giant Ayala Land Inc, (ALI), has launched its second condominium project here, targeting young and single professionals as a major market.
TWENTY teachers from the Mintal Comprehensive School in Davao City are going to Israel for a capacity-building program on Innovation Science Engineering Arts and Mathematics (ISEAM).
DAVAO CITY — Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau said technology partnerships are expected to be signed during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit to Israel in September.
A TEAM from Bat Conservation International based in Austin, Texas is visiting the Monfort bat colony this week to assess improvements undertaken by Norma I. Monfort of the Monfort Eco Tourism Estate in Samal island.
DAVAO CITY -- The Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP) said it is preparing to set up a chapter in Davao, in part to work out solutions for the industry’s issues in Mindanao.
AS SIARGAO Island gears up as the pilot site of a joint private-public sector sustainable tourism project, its congressional representative flagged that domestic tourists are the ones mainly in need of lessons on environmental awareness and protection.
DAVAO CITY — Two longstanding proposed projects for Davao — the Sasa Port modernization and the Davao-Samal Bridge — will be pursued under the government’s Build, Build, Build program, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said.
DAVAO CITY is being hindered on the investment front by the absence of economic zones and the unavailability of large contiguous areas suitable for agriculture, according to the city’s business chamber.
A JAPANESE travel and tour operator has given guarantee to buy 50% of the seats for the proposed direct flights between Japan and Davao City, according a local business official.
THE NCCC Group of Companies is partnering with DMCI Homes for the construction of a new shopping mall with a condominium at the site of its Ma-a property that was razed by fire last December, killing 39 people.
THE VOTING population in Davao City see members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) jumping ship to the newly-formed Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP) regional party led by the city’s mayor, Sara Duterte-Carpio, according to a survey by the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) of the University of Mindanao (UM).
DAVAO CITY — Last week’s Pinoy MSME Expo — one of the highlights of the city’s annual celebration for micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises — focused on start-up ventures, giving greenhorn entrepreneurs an experience on joining trade fairs.
DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is ready to take on the lead role for coordinating power supply for the planned Mindanao Railway System (MRS), which will have electric trains.
DAVAO CITY -- An additional power supply of about 3,000 megawatts (MW) is projected to be required by the Mindanao grid by 2030, according to Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Assistant Secretary Romeo M. Montenegro.
DAVAO CITY -- An urban farming advocate is pushing for regular training sessions in the city not just to promote home gardening but to help reduce trash by turning biodegradable wastes into fertilizers.
DAVAO CITY — Holcim Philippines, Inc. is preparing to ramp up cement production in Mindanao as demand continues to increase with private sector projects and the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program.
DAVAO REGION recorded the highest number of adolescents who started child bearing at age 10 to 19, based on the National Demographic Health Survey in 2017.
DAVAO CITY -- Trade between the Philippines and Indonesia has been steadily growing, but most of the cargo traffic still moves between Luzon and Java, which is costlier than more direct routes originating from Mindanao, according to Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu.
THE DEPARTMENT of Science and technology-SOCCSKSARGEN (DoST 12) is eyeing to increase civet coffee production in the region by putting up a Halal Civet Research and Development Center at the Mindanao State University (MSU) campus in General Santos City.
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