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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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