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  • 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.
    20 hours and 31 mins ago
  • 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
  • LP officials in Davao Norte sticking with Roxas


    Davao del Norte – Local officials in Davao del Norte allied with the Liberal Party affirmed their loyalty by reiterating their support for its standard-bearer Mar Roxas during the latter’s campaign sortie here on Tuesday.
    Mar/09/2016 10:54 am
  • 3 robbed, locked in vehicle


    TWO salesmen and a driver were left locked in their vehicle after men robbed their collected money in Toril, Friday afternoon.
    Mar/07/2016 09:24 am
  • Duterte camp denies barring Grace rally in Davao


    The camp of presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday belied reports that presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe and runningmate Sen. Francis Escudero were not given a permit to hold a campaign rally in the city.
    Feb/29/2016 10:34 am
  • Another Philippine Eagle shot in Davao


    Another Philippine Eagle was shot in Tambobong, Baguio District in Davao City on Sunday (February 21), just six months after Philippine Eagle Pamana died from gunshot wounds in Davao Oriental.
    Feb/26/2016 08:17 am
  • Councilor defends self over Davao green spaces issue


    DAVAO City Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta defended herself in the controversial issue over removal of the 10 percent green spaces, saying this caused her to receive unfair treatment from her colleagues.
    Feb/19/2016 09:02 am
  • 15 companies interested to invest in Davao and SOCCKSARGEN


    During the “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” forum in Abreeza of the Ayala Mall, BOI-Southern Mindanao chief Engr. Gil Dureza said most of these local and foreign companies are into manufacturing, real estate, and agriculture and are looking for areas to expand their operations in the country.
    Feb/13/2016 07:42 am
  • Davao court dismisses case filed vs UP-Mindanao


    A Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge here has dismissed the civil suit filed by Davao farmers against the University of the Philippines (UP)-Mindanao involving an area where an P8-billion sports complex is set to be built by UP and the city government.
    Feb/10/2016 10:15 am
  • AboitizPower's Davao plant to start full commercial operations Tuesday


    AboitizPower subsidiary, Therma South, Inc. (TSI), said its second unit of its Davao Baseload Power plant will start its operations starting Tuesday, February 2, which will add another 150-MW to the Mindanao grid.
    Feb/04/2016 10:24 am
  • No info linking Duterte's son to drugs


    THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao said Wednesday that it has no information on allegations that Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is involved in illegal drugs.
    Feb/01/2016 08:07 am
  • Davao power supply worsens


    As if the troubles brought about by the El Niño phenomenon were not enough, the power situation in this city has taken a turn for the worse after the Therma South Incorporated (TSI) yesterday issued an advisory that it would have to shut down its 150-megawatt, coal-fired power plant unit 2 for seven days for corrective maintenance.
    Jan/26/2016 08:22 am
  • Davao City reviews business outlook


    More businesses here closed down last year than in 2014, with the business survival rate declining to 88% from 92.91%, but the number of new applications at the start of 2016 is higher than in January 2015.
    Jan/22/2016 08:36 am
  • Davao City to allot P60M for El Nino


    The city government will allocate P60 million for the procurement of new equipment and repair of agricultural infrastructures in a bid to cushion the impact of El Nino that was projected to last until June this year, an official said.
    Jan/18/2016 08:58 am
  • Davao sari-sari stores unfazed by 'upscale' 7-Eleven's entry


    Entrepreneur Macmac Lejano, who operates a micro retail shop -- known as a sari-sari store -- is not threatened by the sudden mushrooming of 7-Eleven convenience stores around the city.
    Jan/14/2016 08:22 am
  • New budget hotel to open soon in Davao


    DAVAO City’s hotel rooms will reach over 8,000 with the opening of the Go Hotel Davao, a budget hotel by next month.
    Jan/11/2016 08:32 am