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  • BIR: income tax returns should be filed today

    THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Davao Region said taxpayers who fail to file their income tax returns before 5 p.m. today will be fined accordingly.
    2 days and 11 hours ago
  • Davao wants utility cables underground

    The local government aims to get rid of messy overhead cable wires all over the city through a pending ordinance to require power and telecommunications companies to install their cables underground.
    3 days and 13 hours ago
  • Davao municipality sets cap to Mt. Apo trekkers

    The municipal government of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur said it would only allow a particular number of climbers to Mt. Apo using the Sta. Cruz trail.
    5 days and 2 hours ago
  • 'Domeng' downgraded to LPA

    Tropical depression "Domeng'" has been downgraded to a low pressure area (LPA), state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday.
    Apr/10/2014 08:24 am
  • Davao City allots P45M for fire victims

    The Davao City Council declared on Tuesday (April 9) two of three coastal barangays under state of calamity in the aftermath of fire that swept through them last Friday (April 4). The council also allocated P45 million to aid thousands who survived the fire.
    Apr/09/2014 09:42 am
  • Huge Davao City fire caused by a candle - BFP

    At least 1,000 houses in three villages here were gutted down by a fire Friday night that was allegedly caused by a candle, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here said.
    Apr/07/2014 07:25 am
  • DavNor tourist arrivals increase by 11.7%

    The number of tourism arrivals in the province rose to 11.7 percent in 2013, according to the latest data released by the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO).
    Apr/01/2014 06:35 am
  • Davao doctor develops 'e-prescription' system

    Today's doctors can now say goodbye to those unreadable handwritten prescriptions. They can do so by using a web-based application developed by a physician from Davao City.
    Mar/31/2014 09:12 am
  • Davao among quickest regions to resolve cases

    AFTER being recognized as having the best prosecution success and case disposition rates in 2013, the prosecution offices in Davao Region had one of the shortest age of cases in the country last year.
    Mar/29/2014 08:38 am
  • 3 police officers sued for murder

    CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office of Mati on Friday against three police officers tagged in the death of two men in San Isidro town, Davao Oriental last week, the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Davao said.
    Mar/28/2014 04:05 pm
  • Still nobody to sue for cocaine bricks

    AN OFFICER of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Davao, the lead agency of the task force investigating the cocaine shipments discovered at the Sumifru Wharf in Tibungco, Davao City, said there is still no one to sue for the entry of the illegal drugs.
    Mar/27/2014 01:09 pm
  • New investments in Davao up by 500%

    NEW investments in Davao Region reached some P31 billion in 2013, representing a significant increase as compared to previous year's figure, the regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported Tuesday.
    Mar/26/2014 09:51 am
  • Davao City council approves expansion of AboitizPower coal-fired plant

    Aboitiz Power Corp. is more than doubling the capacity of its 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant project in Mindanao after securing approval from the Davao City Council.
    Mar/25/2014 09:54 am
  • Nearly P130M worth of cocaine seized in Davao

    A total of 24 bricks of high-grade cocaine weighing 25.968 kilograms were recovered on Saturday inside a Maersk Sealand container van at Sumifru Wharf in this city.
    Mar/24/2014 08:31 am
  • DCWD, SM celebrate World Water Day

    IN LINE with the World Water Day on March 22, water service provider Davao City Water District (DCWD) mounted the first-ever World Water Day Photo Contest at SM City Davao last March 18.
    Mar/22/2014 09:59 am
  • DavSur, DavNor teams to join Davao Baseball Cup

    TWO teams from Davao del Sur and another from Davao del Norte are newest entries in the 9th Davao Baseball Cup set to unfurl on March 28 and 29 at the University of Mindanao diamonds in Matina.
    Mar/21/2014 08:23 am
  • Megaworld to develop P15-B Davao township

    Megaworld Corp. on Wednesday said it is developing its first township development in Mindanao.
    Mar/20/2014 08:11 am
  • Korean travel firm to promote Davao City

    The city has received a boost in its bid to get a portion of the Korean tourist market with the commitment of Hanatour Service, Inc., one the largest travel companies in Korea, to include Davao City in its tour program this year.
    Mar/18/2014 08:55 am
  • 77-yr-old Davao City looks forward

    Along J.P. Laurel Highway, the loud throbbing of a diesel-fired power plant drowns out the noise of traffic, as the frenzy for the upcoming Araw ng Dabaw, celebrating the birth of the city 77 years ago, reaches fever pitch.
    Mar/17/2014 09:38 am
  • Fun sale opens today

    MAJOR malls in Davao City are set to open today the Big Davao Fun Sale, the biggest month-long shopping event in the country.
    Mar/14/2014 08:25 am
  • Customs personnel undergo random drug test

    SOME 50 employees of the Bureau of Custom (BOC)-Davao were placed under random drug testing last Monday at the Port of Davao.
    Mar/13/2014 08:32 am
  • PDIC takes over rural bank in Davao del Norte

    A rural bank in Davao del Norte has been placed under the receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC).
    Mar/11/2014 07:59 am
  • Ex-Davao Mayor Respicio; 66

    Zafiro Respicio, mayor of this city during the term of President Cory Aquino and an opposition leader against Ferdinand Marcos, died following a heart attack on Monday. He was 66.
    Mar/11/2014 07:58 am
  • 2 cops killed as NPA rebels attack police station in Davao Sur

    Two policemen were killed while another one was wounded following an attack by suspected New People's Army rebels on a police outpost in Davao del Sur Monday.
    Mar/10/2014 11:18 am
  • Duterte underscores importance of taxes

    Mayor Rodrigo Duterte called on the local residents to pay their taxes, and cited the importance of the revenue in connection with the development of the city.
    Mar/10/2014 07:52 am
  • More fire incidents hit Davao this month

    THE Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Davao City recorded a total of 12 fire incidents as of March 5 even as the bureau kicked off the Fire Prevention Month.
    Mar/06/2014 08:17 am
  • 2-hour rotating brownouts hit Davao

    THE Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), a subsidiary of the Aboitiz Power Corp., announced a new power outage scheme that took effect Monday and where duration may extend up to two hours.
    Mar/04/2014 09:19 am
  • Davao tops business climate survey

    The city government of Davao got the highest rating among seven areas in the country under the 2013 Enterprise Survey on Corruption by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
    Mar/03/2014 08:52 am
  • Davao pushed as top Phl shopping destination

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is promoting Davao City as a prime shopping destination as it plays host to the first four-week-long shopping frenzy in the Philippines.
    Feb/28/2014 08:52 am
  • Davao City's investments up 3.3% in 2013

    THE Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) reported a continued growth in investments, registering a 3.3 percent increase in 2013.
    Feb/27/2014 08:01 am