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  • 2022 completion of Mindanao Railway’s Davao segment eyed

    The government is targeting to start the operations of the P35.911-billion, 102.28-kilometer Tagum-Davao-Digos segment of the Mindanao Railway Project by the end of 2022.
    Jun/05/2017 07:20 am
  • Davao investment office: No investors backing out

    THE Davao City Investment and Promotions Center Office (DCIPC) said their office has not received yet any information on any potential investors backing out amid the martial law declaration.
    Jun/02/2017 08:34 am
  • Davao traffic office to add more anti-jaywalking guards

    THE Davao City Transportation and Traffic Management Office expects 60 additional personnel in July to strengthen the implementation of the Anti-Jaywalking Ordinance in the city.
    Jun/01/2017 10:11 am
  • Negotiations ongoing for Davao, Doha air link

    DIRECT flight between Doha, Qatar and Davao City, Philippines is now being negotiated, the Davao Tourism Association (Data) said.
    May/31/2017 10:04 am
  • More forces to be deployed in Davao City

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio requested for additional troops here in the city, an official said on Monday, May 29.
    May/30/2017 08:19 am
  • Uniqlo opens 2 branches in Davao City

    In a matter of one week, Uniqlo is opening two branches in Davao City.
    May/29/2017 04:26 pm
  • Davao City still normal- City Tourism chief

    Davao City is still a normal place to visit for tourists despite the declaration of martial law all over Mindanao by President Rodrigo Duterte.
    May/26/2017 05:32 pm
  • SMC putting up packaging plant in Davao for $700 M

    Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is bulking up its packaging business with an initial investment of $700 million for a new integrated plant in Davao.
    May/26/2017 06:41 am
  • Minda News Zero crime recorded in Davao after martial law declaration

    THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) recorded zero crime rate in the city on Thursday, May 25, a day after the declaration of martial law in Mindanao on Tuesday evening.
    May/26/2017 06:40 am
  • BOI: P2.5B investments recorded in Davao City

    TOTAL investments in Davao City for the first quarter of 2017 reached up to more than P2.5 billion with Camella Davao horizontal housing project of Communities Davao, Inc. in Buhangin having the biggest investment as per data provided by the Bureau of Investments (BOI).
    May/25/2017 09:39 am
  • Davao City on high alert amid Marawi attack

    Task Force Davao and Davao City police are on heightened alert following the Marawi City attack by members of the terrorist Maute group.
    May/24/2017 12:24 pm
  • Davao City 'on lockdown' after terror attack in Marawi

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio declared Davao City on lockdown past midnight Wednesday, May 24, following clashes between government forces and terrorists groups that started in Marawi City Tuesday afternoon.
    May/24/2017 12:24 pm
  • Davao City creates task force on hazardous substances

    DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio signed an executive order (EO) creating a multi-agency task force to properly regulate persons and entities engaged in business involving flammable and dangerous chemicals and other hazardous and toxic substances.
    May/22/2017 09:06 am
  • Davao-Dubai direct flights eyed in air talks with UAE

    The government is looking to seal a landmark deal with two of the biggest airlines in United Arab Emirates (UAE) that, if confirmed, would launch the first regular direct flights from the Davao International Airport to Dubai.
    Apr/26/2017 09:22 am
  • Tourist arrivals in Davao in March up by 13%

    THE Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) noted a 13.13 percent increase in tourist arrivals in March this year.
    Apr/25/2017 08:26 am
  • Davao schools shine in board exams

    DAVAO CITY throughout the years has become a center and melting pot of people from different provinces in Mindanao, mostly for one reason and that is the variety of exceptional educational programs that are being offered in the city, being home to topnotch schools with different specializations.
    Apr/20/2017 03:57 pm
  • Davao authorities test buses for roadworthiness

    AUTHORITIES on Wednesday, April 12, inspected buses for roadworthiness to guarantee the safety and comfort of passengers during the observance of Holy Week.
    Apr/13/2017 05:55 pm
  • Davao enjoying an investment boom

    Davao, on the southern island of Mindanao and the city where President Rodrigo Duterte served as mayor for more than two decades, is enjoying an investment boom. Commercial complexes are going up. Homes are being built. The city even has too many power stations.
    Apr/12/2017 06:27 am
  • BIR Large Taxpayer Service opens Davao office

    The launch of the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) Large Taxpayers Service (LTS) office in the city yesterday is expected to help the agency meet its target collection of P1.829 trillion for 2017, which if accomplished would represent a gain of 16% year on year.
    Apr/04/2017 06:08 pm
  • Rody turns 72, wakes up to surprise in Davao

    As he turned 72 yesterday, President Duterte woke up to a pleasant surprise. Seven of his grandchildren – including the newborn Marko Digong, nicknamed Stonefish, youngest son of presidential daughter and Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio – literally stormed his bedroom and woke him up at around 2 p.m. to greet him a happy birthday.
    Mar/29/2017 07:09 pm
  • Davao court orders arrest of Matobato

    A regional trial court judge on Monday ordered the arrest of confessed hit man Edgar Matobato in connection with the 2002 kidnapping of Turkish national Sali Makdum.
    Mar/29/2017 07:08 pm
  • In Duterte's Davao, China's Vice Premier Prioritizes Deals Over Disputes

    Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's in his home city on Friday, becoming the most high-profile visitor from Beijing since two countries long at odds sought to chart a new course in relations.
    Mar/18/2017 10:09 am
  • Davao summer tourist arrivals to increase by 10%

    TOURIST arrivals for April and May in Davao Region is expected to increase by 10 percent as the 4th Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) this year is targeted to hold more activities catering to different kinds of tourists and highlighting newer tourist destinations within the region, an official said.
    Mar/11/2017 06:59 am
  • SilkAir drums up services in Davao

    SILKAIR, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, vowed to help the country, especially Mindanao, increase tourism arrivals for this year.
    Feb/18/2017 08:58 am
  • Rains to continue in Davao Region

    DAVAO Region is expected to have light to occasionally moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms as the tail-end of a cold front had gone towards the direction of Luzon affecting more the Eastern sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas, according to the online monitoring report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) Saturday, January 21.
    Jan/23/2017 08:58 am
  • Japan PM Abe set to make historic visit to Davao City

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will discuss counter-terrorism and drug rehabilitation projects, among other topics, with President Rodrigo Duterte during his two-day official visit to the Philippines this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
    Jan/12/2017 08:51 am
  • Japan's Abe wants to visit Duterte's Davao home - Palace

    President Rodrigo Duterte is set to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in his house in Davao City this week, Malacañang confirmed Monday.
    Jan/10/2017 07:32 pm
  • Davao records 366 new HIV/AIDS cases from Jan-Oct 2016

    The City Health Office here says at least one new case of HIV/AIDS is recorded daily in the city. Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, City Health Officer, said there are more than 30 cases of HIV infection recorded a month during the later part of 2016.
    Jan/07/2017 07:55 am
  • Davao holidays perfectly peaceful

    This city's various activities during the entire Yuletide season were a complete success, safe and secure as the security personnel beefed up their security measures for the entire celebration.
    Jan/04/2017 09:29 am
  • Davao terminal to open by April

    The Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Davao City government is set to open the P70-million Davao Food Terminal by first quarter next year.
    Jan/03/2017 08:14 am