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  • Okada's Manila investment to reach $4B, eyes Davao and Palawan resorts


    Universal Entertainment Corporation of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada, through Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc., is expecting its investment in the PAGCOR Entertainment to exceed $4 billion even as it scouts the Philippines for other resort projects.
    4 days and 9 hours ago
  • DavSur Gov charged over P16-M PDAF scam


    The Ombudsman says Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas funneled millions of his PDAF to the ghost projects of his chosen NGOs when he was a congressman in 2007
    Jul/13/2016 05:31 pm
  • Davao Norte power firm launches cooperative movement


    POWER consumers in Davao Del Norte and Compostela Valley who were under pressured by the two warring agencies, controlling the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) have launched a movement on Monday, July 11, that aimed for the establishment of a single service-oriented electric cooperative for the people.
    Jul/12/2016 09:27 am
  • BoI Davao reports spike in investment inquiries


    The Board of Investments (BoI) in the city is dealing with a surge in investment leads after policy direction set by President Rodrigo R. Duterte early in his term suggests he will steer development outside of Metro Manila and the surrounding areas.
    Jul/06/2016 08:43 am
  • Duterte to split workweek between Manila, Davao


    President Rodrigo Duterte may divide his weekdays between Malacañang Palace in Manila and Davao, according to his son Paolo.
    Jul/03/2016 07:48 am
  • Davao City eyed as 'broadcasting hub' of Mindanao


    Davao City is positioned to be the "broadcasting hub" of Mindanao with state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities, incoming Presidential Communications and Operations Secretary Martin Andanar said.
    Jun/25/2016 11:04 am
  • Austria consular office opens in Davao


    FOLLOWING other nations' interest in Davao City, a country in Central Europe opened its honorary consular office here to widen economic relations and strengthen partnership with the city as well as the island of Mindanao.
    Jun/22/2016 08:33 am
  • Duterte due to sign P40-B Davao coastline JV deal


    President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his capacity as mayor of this city, was due to sign on Tuesday a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with the Mega Harbour Port Development, Inc. for the P40-billion Davao Coastline and Port Development Project covering 200 hectares (ha) from the Sta. Ana Port to Bucana.
    Jun/22/2016 08:27 am
  • Environmental groups set for Ecofest Davao


    Along with the celebration of the Philippine Environmental Month this June, environmental groups and government agencies are set for the grand opening of the June 27-29 Ecofest Davao 2016.
    Jun/17/2016 05:59 am
  • Davao banks on P40.57-B airport upgrade


    The development of the P40.57-billion Davao International Airport (DIA) in the city should soon be under way as the project is now in the procurement stage, according to Regional Development Council (RDC)-Davao Region Chair Rodolfo del Rosario.
    Jun/12/2016 07:27 am
  • Brisk sales for Suntrust's Davao project


    Suntrust Properties, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of tycoon Andrew L. Tan's Megaworld Corp., hit P1 billion in sales for its One Lakeshore Drive condominium project from January to May this year.
    Jun/07/2016 07:23 am
  • Korean envoy hopes Davao mass transit to push through


    KOREAN ambassador Kim Jaeshin said they are hoping that the monorail mass transportation system project in Davao City proposed by the Korean Engineering Company (KEC) will push through.
    Jun/03/2016 08:01 am
  • Megaworld expands office portfolio in Davao


    MEGAWORLD Corp. will build two more office towers in Davao City, further expanding its presence in president-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte’s hometown.
    Jun/01/2016 06:16 am
  • Savoring the beauty and blessings of Davao


    I fell in love with Davao the first time I set foot on this paradise island sometime in 1987. It was my first out-of-town assignment as a newbie journalist for the No. 1 women’s magazine at that time, MOD. That was also my first taste of five-star hotel life by staying at the Insular Hotel (now Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao).
    May/27/2016 07:49 am
  • Davao water company finalizing P9-b bank loan


    Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc., a joint venture of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. and J.V. Angeles Construction Corp., is finalizing a P9-billion long-term loan facility to finance a bulk water project in Davao City.
    May/23/2016 07:23 pm
  • Davao mayor vows to bring back death penalty


    Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to bring back the death penalty, promising to execute convicts by hanging and order military snipers to shoot suspected criminals as part of a ruthless law-and-order crackdown.
    May/17/2016 05:34 am
  • Davao attempts to break Guinness national anthem record with 300K people


    Davao City will take a shot in breaking Bangladesh’s record of the most number of people singing the national anthem in one place two days before the elections.
    May/03/2016 08:51 am
  • Belgian company to bring Davao chocolates to the world


    Boasting of unique quality and fruity notes, a multinational company will introduce to the global market the single-origin chocolates sourced from the dried fermented cacao beans in Davao City once the testing stage is completed in two months' time.
    May/01/2016 07:46 am
  • Top business execs, leaders gather in Davao


    SOME 100 business leaders and executives gathered Tuesday during the second Asia CEO Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel-Davao for business matching, benchmarking and networking in a bid to position Davao City a hub for better business operations.
    Apr/29/2016 05:32 am
  • P39-B reclamation project in Davao inked today


    THE Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) for the P39-billion Davao Coastline and Port Development Project is set to be signed by the Mega Harbour Port Development Corporation and the City Government of Davao on Monday, April 25.
    Apr/25/2016 06:34 am
  • Davao is 80% prepared for May 9 polls


    LESS than three weeks before the May 9 elections, the Commission on Elections in Davao City, though already prepared for the mall voting, still needs to deal with legality issues raised by a former Comelec commissioner.
    Apr/22/2016 08:49 am
  • Shorter brownouts expected in Davao


    BETTER power situation in Davao City can be expected starting today as unit one of the Therma South Inc., (TSIs) coal-fired power plant went online on Sunday, three days ahead of its scheduled 14-day repair works.
    Apr/18/2016 06:09 am
  • San Miguel bullish on prospects of Davao industrial estate


    San Miguel Corp. expects its planned 2,000 hectare industrial estate in Davao to boost economic activities in Mindanao.
    Apr/18/2016 06:05 am
  • New dialysis center opens in Davao Oriental


    The Provincial Government has formally opened on Friday, April 8, 2016 a new state-of-the-artProvincial Dialysis Center making hemodialysis convenient and readily accessible to patients with kidney problems here in the province.
    Apr/14/2016 10:58 am
  • Davao brownouts up to 5 hours amid repairs to TSI coal plant


    Rotational brownouts of up to five hours, with two periods within 24 hours, will be implemented within Davao Light and Power Co.’s (DLPC) franchise area as one unit of the new coal plant of Therma South, Inc. (TSI) will be under repair for 14 days.
    Apr/11/2016 08:38 am
  • Duterte rally gathers 30,000 in Tagbilaran


    More than 30,000 people gathered in Tagbilaran City Sunday to show their support for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s candidacy for the highest position in the country.
    Apr/05/2016 07:45 am
  • Fishponds in Tugbok, Davao 'drying up'


    THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Davao Region has yet to validate reports of low water level in fishponds in Tugbok District in Davao City.
    Mar/30/2016 08:09 am
  • Davao mayor guns for presidency with pledge to bury crime


    Nicknamed "Duterte Harry," after a Clint Eastwood character with little regard for rules, the Philippine city mayor casually threatens to shoot criminals, hang them using laundry line or drown them in Manila Bay. His expletives have sideswiped even the deeply revered pope.
    Mar/28/2016 07:22 am
  • Piapi fire affected 262 families


    AROUND 262 families were affected by the fire that razed through three barangays last Monday, an official said.
    Mar/23/2016 07:37 am
  • NPA leader captured in Davao del Sur


    Another high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao region, who is wanted for murder, robbery and kidnapping, was captured while his armed companion was killed in a brief shootout with security forces in Barangay Buri, Matanao, Davao del Sur, last Wednesday.
    Mar/18/2016 07:45 am