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  • Rooftop garden set for Davao City Hall

    The once-bare rooftop of the four-storey Davao City Hall annex building has burst into life—transformed into a garden of colorful flowers, green herbs and vegetables by the Department of Agriculture.
    Dec/21/2016 01:42 pm
  • Davao city police seize toy guns, firecrackers

    AROUND 100 toy guns with pyrotechnics were confiscated by the Santa Ana Police from sidewalk vendors on Tuesday, December 13, as the police force reminded people about the total ban on pyrotechnics in Davao City.
    Dec/15/2016 09:48 am
  • Japanese heritage complex to rise in Davao in 2017

    A P120 million Japanese heritage complex that will house a market, a museum, and a memorial site is set to rise here by 2017 as the local government pushes to revive the Japanese history of the city, officials said.
    Dec/08/2016 08:27 am
  • Spanish businessmen eye investments in Davao

    Spanish investors are looking at collaborating with the Philippine government in the agri-business, infrastructure, transportation, power, culture, and tourism industries, officials said Friday.
    Nov/28/2016 09:10 pm
  • Davao mayor orders tight security for holiday season

    The Davao City Peace and Order Council conducted its first meeting on Tuesday, November 15, at the Grand Men Seng Hotel during which the new council took their oath of office as well. After the meeting Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said the city remains to be at red alert after the September 2 bombing.
    Nov/16/2016 09:05 am
  • Chinese consulate to open in Davao City

    China plans to establish a consulate office in Davao City, the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte, amid renewed friendly relations between the two countries.
    Oct/24/2016 06:42 am
  • Davao’s 'Little Tokyo' master plan readied

    THE P10-million tourism master plan for the development and restoration of village of Mintal in Davao City as Little Tokyo is now a step closer to realization, City Tourism Officer Gene Rose Tecson said.
    Oct/12/2016 07:39 am
  • P100-M agri lab to rise in Davao City

    Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol announced plans to construct a P100 million laboratory facility in Bago Oshiro in Tugbok District here that will handle plant disease, animal disease, water and soil analysis.
    Oct/10/2016 03:29 pm
  • Davao banana sector wants its own dev't council

    THE small and big banana players are pushing for the establishment of the National Banana Industry Development Council under the Duterte administration.
    Sep/27/2016 08:19 am
  • Go Hotels Davao targets MICE market

    Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) is positioning its newly opened Go Hotels branch in Davao City as a major player for meetings, incentives, conferences, events (MICE) and as a preferred destination of free independent travelers (FIT).
    Sep/19/2016 01:43 pm
  • 250 franchise opportunities in Davao

    AROUND 250 franchise opportunities are at stake during the three-day 10th Mindanao Franchise Expo that opened at Abreeza Ayala-Mall in Davao City Friday, September 9.
    Sep/10/2016 09:11 am
  • DoJ team to help probe Davao blast

    The Department of Justice has created a three-man team to assist government investigators in determining and filing criminal charges against the perpetrators of the Davao City bombing on Friday that killed 15 people and injured 67 others.
    Sep/07/2016 06:15 am
  • Camella tapping ‘RFO’ buyers for Davao project

    Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc.'s Camella unit has started to cater to Davao's ready-for-occupancy (RFO) market, a still small -- but expected to grow -- segment of buyers who are ready to make the downpayment within a few months and move in.
    Aug/31/2016 05:23 pm
  • Davao cops warned vs playing Pokemon

    THE Police Regional Office-Davao Region joined other government agencies which issued a warning against trending mobile game Pokemon Go.
    Aug/26/2016 01:15 pm
  • Free wifi in Davao parks

    THE Davao City Information and Technology Center (CITC) announced free internet access as public parks and the City Hall are now wifi hotspots.
    Aug/17/2016 08:36 am
  • Davao City needs long-term urban planning

    LONG-TERM urban planning is needed to make sure that Davao City does not become another Metro Manila, a top real estate executive said.
    Aug/10/2016 09:40 am
  • PRA yet to approve Davao Mega Harbor

    THE Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) is yet to approve Davao City’s multibillion Mega Harbour project.
    Aug/05/2016 07:23 am
  • NFA-Davao wants 'half-rice' ordinance passed

    The city council here is considering the passage of an ordinance, requiring half-rice servings in all food establishments.
    Jul/27/2016 05:50 pm
  • 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.
    Jul/21/2016 06:57 am
  • 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