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  • Davao Gulf closed fishing season ends


    The Davao Gulf will again be open for commercial fishing for nine months starting Sept. 1 with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) expecting an improved catch after implementing a three-month closed season.
    2 days and 20 hours ago
  • Sanitation crisis imminent in Davao


    Foreign interns for a masters degree working with the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) and the Hydrology for Environment Life and Policy (HELP) Davao Network have emphasized earlier warnings of an imminent urban sanitation crisis in the city.
    3 days and 20 hours ago
  • Davao tribes culture shines in Kadayawan's 'Lumadnong Dula'


    The 30th Kadayawan Festival highlights the "Lumadnong Dula" and it was participated in by five tribes in Davao City.
    Aug/24/2015 08:51 am
  • Dusit International sets turnover of units in Davao project


    Asian hospitality group Dusit International is targeting to turn over units at its landmark project in Davao by 2018.
    Aug/24/2015 08:35 am
  • Davao's ICT prexy calls for the passage of BBL


    An executive of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Davao said the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will attract more investors to come to Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
    Aug/20/2015 09:14 am
  • 6 firms bid for Davao airport project


    SIX companies have submitted documents to prequalify and bid for the P108.19 billion bundled maintenance project for five regional airports after series of cancellation by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).
    Aug/18/2015 10:17 am
  • Davao artists hatch Pecha Kucha Night


    A group of local artists will hold on Saturday the first-ever Pecha Kucha Night here at Java Jive along Quirino Avenue in a bid to provide a creative space for old and budding artists.
    Aug/17/2015 10:58 am
  • P8.2-M worth of fake laundry soap seized in Davao


    Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) raided two warehouses in Kidapawan City and Davao City, seizing fake detergent bars worth P8.2 million.
    Aug/14/2015 11:11 am
  • Belo surgical center eyed in Davao City


    THE Belo Medical Group is planning to open a surgical center in Davao City to expand the beauty medical clinic's operation in the city, Cristalle Belo Henares, managing director, said during the Belo Festivale Beauty Fair ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.
    Aug/12/2015 10:49 am
  • Davao City prepares for Population Census 2015, starts August 10


    DAVAO CITY (PIA) An officer of the Philippine Statistics Authority Davao del Sur urged the public to cooperate in population survey that will be conducted nationwide from August 10 to September 6, 2015.
    Aug/04/2015 10:27 am
  • Davao Oriental Prov'l hospital expands


    The new, modern and sprawling Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center, a 200-bed capacity hospital with state-of-the-art medical equipment, continues its expansion.
    Jul/28/2015 07:53 am
  • Davao is fifth most competitive city


    DAVAO City is now ranked as the fifth most competitive highly urbanized city, one place lower than last year's record, based on the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) ranking on the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2015.
    Jul/21/2015 11:45 am
  • Davao City council okays resolution on trading center


    The city council passed on third and final reading Monday a resolution allowing the city mayor to sign in behalf of the local government a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the establishment of a trading center with the Department of Agriculture-XI.
    Jul/16/2015 10:14 am
  • Francis Pangilinan: 'Fake rice' isolated to Davao


    There is no proliferation of "fake rice" in the country, Secretary Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan told a Senate hearing on Monday.
    Jul/14/2015 09:28 am
  • Davao imports up in first quarter


    THE regional office of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recorded an increase in Davao Region's imports by 1.8 percent to $421.6 million in the first quarter of this year from $414 million registered in the same period last year.
    Jul/08/2015 11:49 am
  • Fake rice seized in Davao submitted for lab analysis


    Two incidents of alleged fake rice being sold in Davao City is causing a scare among consumers here since last week.
    Jul/02/2015 11:15 am
  • NPA commander killed in Davao


    The military here confirmed that top New People's Army (NPA) commander Leoncio Pitao, aka "Ka Parago", was killed in an encounter in Barangay Pañalum, Paquibato District in Davao City at around 2:30 in the afternoon on June 28, Sunday.
    Jun/29/2015 10:32 am
  • Davao needs to attract more investors in manufacturing


    INVITING investors engaged in manufacturing to put up shops in Davao City can further boost the city's economy, an official said.
    Jun/25/2015 11:16 am
  • Budget for Davao port upgrade questioned


    A former city councilor has questioned the budget for the proposed rehabilitation of the Sasa Port here, claiming it is overpriced compared to the development of other ports in the country.
    Jun/22/2015 08:40 am
  • Miriam wants probe on closure of Davao del Norte lumad schools


    Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has asked colleagues to investigate reports that schools set up for "lumad" (indigenous people) in the hinterlands of Davao del Norte, a move that will affect some 3,000 students from tribal communities.
    Jun/18/2015 12:11 pm
  • Davao hits nearly half of yearly tax target as of April


    The Davao City Treasurer's Office (CTO) has collected 45% of its tax goals for 2015 as of April and is confident of hitting the full P5.813-billion amount by the end of the year.
    Jun/15/2015 11:06 am
  • LTO Davao Region to enforce anti-drunk driving


    AN OFFICIAL of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Davao Region said they are already ready for the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 10586 or "Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013" after several weeks of delay.
    Jun/11/2015 08:43 am
  • Biodiversity center in Davao


    A biodiversity center that will showcase and monitor the city's flora is being planned by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) with help from the private and nongovernment sectors.
    Jun/04/2015 09:39 am
  • Fund study on proposed Samal Island bridge, government asked


    The National Economic and Development Authority has been asked to fund a feasibility study for a proposed bridge that will link the Island Garden City of Samal to this city.
    Jun/02/2015 09:15 am
  • 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.
    May/28/2015 06:09 pm
  • 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.
    May/26/2015 12:38 pm
  • 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