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  • 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
  • Davao employment at 95.4% as of October

    THERE was a significant rise in the employment rate in the Davao region, figures from the local Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) show.
    Feb/01/2015 09:04 am
  • Cleanup of Davao's polluted rivers urged

    The committee on environment of the city council here is asking the City Mayor's Office to assign an environmental sanitary specialist at the City Health Office to enforce the Septage and Sewerage Ordinance in view of the report that pollution in Davao's rivers is approaching critical levels.
    Jan/29/2015 09:32 am
  • Aldevinco to get facelift

    AFTER 50 years in space leasing business, homegrown conglomerate Alcantara Group sees now is the time to give Aldevinco Shopping Center a fresher look.
    Jan/26/2015 08:43 am
  • Amended internet cafe ordinance in Davao City approved

    AS EXPECTED, the 17th City Council approved Tuesday on third reading the amended internet cafe ordinance.
    Jan/21/2015 08:22 am
  • Building of Davao City's sports complex soon to start

    Third District Rep. Isidro "Sid" Ungab bared this in a phone interview with Sun.Star Davao Saturday morning. He attended a recent meeting here with UP Mindanao officials and the city government of Davao, represented by Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD­CMO) officer­in­charge William "Butch" Ramirez, recently. "Ginahimuan pa ug ang architectural designs then ready na for building. Duna namay kwarta kay naapil na sa 2015 budget, andam na para sa pagpahimo (The architectural designs are still being made so we can start building. We already have money, it's been included in the 2015 budget, ready for the construction)," Ungab said.
    Jan/19/2015 08:30 am