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  • Duterte's safe city


    I visited Davao City last week and I was impressed. We've all heard of the "kill them" mayor; well, I met that mayor. A more down-to-earth person would be hard to find, and a more sincere person equally hard. Whether you agree with his ruthless approach to criminality or not, you can only be impressed with what he's done for the city.
    2 days and 6 hours ago
  • CHR sounds alarm on Davao Death Squad copycats


    The Commission on Human Rights confirmed Monday that the killing of criminals by the so-called Davao Death Squad is now being copied in other cities.
    4 days and 11 hours ago
  • 2 companies vie for P17-billion Davao Sasa seaport


    AT least two companies have signified their interest in the P17-billion contract to develop the busiest seaport in Mindanao, the chief of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center said on Thursday.
    May/22/2015 10:42 am
  • BIR-Davao shuts down 5 establishments


    THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Davao Region closed down five business establishments in Davao City on Wednesday, May 20.
    May/21/2015 08:51 am
  • DepEd says Davao region 97% K-12 ready, but…


    The Department of Education in the region is 97% ready for the full implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) in public schools in 2016-2017 but teachers are questioning where the department based its readiness.
    May/20/2015 01:08 pm
  • Davao vows to shield mining ban from Malacañang pressure


    Environmentalists urged Davaoeños to "defend [the] hard-earned victory" that is the city's total ban on mining, noting that the local law is a step forward for the nationwide campaign to end destructive activities that would permanently damage the country's rich natural resources.
    May/15/2015 10:50 am
  • Duterte: BBL is 'a crazy idea'


    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, although he favors the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), is still skeptic about it and even called it "a crazy idea" during his visit to Cagayan de Oro over the weekend.
    May/12/2015 08:54 am
  • BIR padlocks 14 restaurant branches in Davao


    Fourteen branches of a restaurant chain based in Davao City were padlocked Thursday over the alleged under-declaration of their taxes.
    May/07/2015 10:09 am
  • Mining operations banned in Davao City


    The Davao City Council passed on final reading Tuesday an ordinance, banning mining operations in the city, with nine councilors voting in affirmative, two against and five abstentions.
    May/06/2015 09:19 am
  • 25k jobs to be offered in Davao City job fair


    Some 25,000 jobs will be up for grabs for Davao region residents on Friday, when the Department of Labor and Employment's Region 11 unit holds its job fair in Davao City.
    Apr/29/2015 11:10 am
  • DA releases P24.8M in funding for Davao City


    The Department of Agriculture (DA) turned over this week P24.8 million to the city of Davao for projects by the City Agriculturist Office (CAO) and the Veterinarian Office under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) system, previously known as the bottom-up-budgeting program.
    Apr/24/2015 11:45 am
  • ICTSI not keen on P17-B Davao port project


    International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is not keen on joining the bidding for the Aquino administration's first seaport public private partnership (PPP) project.
    Apr/20/2015 10:14 am
  • It's all systems go for Palaro in Tagum


    Organizers only need to iron out minor kinks before rolling out the red carpet to more than 10,000 athletes and officials for the 2015 Palarong Pambansa which starts in 17 days and highlighted by an opening ceremony extravaganza at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum.
    Apr/17/2015 08:29 am
  • Davao to lend security support to Palaro


    The city will beef up security along roads to and from Davao del Norte for the duration of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa, which will be held in Tagum City in May, City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said.
    Apr/14/2015 11:55 am
  • Davao's city council approves P463M supplemental budget


    The City Council here on Tuesday afternoon approved a city government release of its second supplemental budget (SB2) in the amount of P463,819,084.10, for the budget under the general fund proper, development fund and city economic enterprises.
    Apr/09/2015 09:25 am
  • Bad cops told: Leave Davao City


    DAVAO CITY Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned once again policemen involved in criminal activities to leave the city or they might just get killed.
    Apr/06/2015 09:48 am
  • Davao City faces more power, water interruptions


    Residents in Davao City may have to expect more power - and water - interruptions following a Mindanao-wide blackout in the first moments of Easter Sunday.
    Apr/06/2015 09:43 am
  • Coliform in Davao beaches a tourism turnoff


    The high levels of coliform in beaches are not only an environmental problem but for tourism too, an official said.
    Apr/01/2015 08:38 am
  • BDO cleared to buy rural bank in Davao


    BDO Unibank Inc., the country's largest universal bank controlled by tycoon Henry Sy, can now proceed with the acquisition of Davao City-based One Network Bank Inc., the country's largest rural bank, after getting the approval of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
    Mar/31/2015 11:36 am
  • DTI-Davao teams up with start-up to train virtual assistants


    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Davao City office is partnering with the Knights of Online Marketers, Inc., a start-up information and communication technology firm, to tap into the growing demand for virtual office assistants.
    Mar/25/2015 08:50 am
  • Davao Fun Sale involves all tourism stakeholders


    THE Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) this year will involve all stakeholders providing Dabawenyos tourists alike a wide array of products and services they can avail at special promos.
    Mar/18/2015 08:40 am
  • Davao auction yields P93M


    Government earned some P93 million following the auction of corporate and closed banks' properties last Feb. 26, the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. said.
    Mar/05/2015 09:12 am
  • Councilor wants fish trading center for Davao


    DAVAO City Councilor Leonardo Avila III urged the City Agriculturist Office and City Planning and Development Office to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of a fish trading center in the city.
    Feb/27/2015 10:24 am
  • Tourism in Davao Oriental still a priority despite NPA attack


    Tourism promotion for Davao Oriental remains a top priority for the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) despite last week's thwarted attack by the leftist group New People's Army (NPA) on the police headquarters of the province's capital, Mati City.
    Feb/23/2015 09:45 am
  • Ex-Davao Oriental mayor faces graft for P2-M fee


    The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges against a former Davao Oriental town mayor for receiving P2 million from a consultancy firm in exchange for entering into a contract to build a public market and commercial complex project.
    Feb/18/2015 09:16 am
  • High-end mattress launched in Davao


    DUNLOPILLO Philippines launched its high-end mattress, Cashmerian Luxe, in Davao City on Saturday.
    Feb/16/2015 09:39 am
  • Purchase of P600M trash equipment pushed


    A DAVAO City councilor requested the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) to assist the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in complying with requirements needed to fast-track the procurement of P600-million additional garbage compactors and thousands of trash bins.
    Feb/11/2015 11:21 am
  • 100 scholarships for IPs in Davao City available


    At least 100 scholarship slots are available for indigenous peoples (IPs) from the departments of Social Welfare and Development, Agriculture and Health and from the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), an Ata official said.
    Feb/08/2015 09:11 am
  • Davao del Sur to host National Rice Congress in March


    Davao del Sur will host the National Rice Congress on March 18-20 this year, which is expected to gather about 2,000 farmers from the province and neighboring provinces.
    Feb/04/2015 09:36 am
  • Davao City pushes for reclamation project to include coastal road component


    A new coastal road will be proposed by the local government for inclusion in the planned mixed-use real estate development in a reclamation area along the Davao Gulf, the city's planning chief said.
    Feb/03/2015 08:30 am