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  • Security tightened for school opening


    THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) will deploy at least 1,000 police personnel in various public schools all over the city as authorities have intensified security measures in time for the opening of classes next week.
    May/27/2014 09:17 am
  • Social weather in Davao City


    Last May 9, I was in Davao City to listen to the presentation of the first City-Wide Social Survey (CWSS-1) of Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU). It was a pleasure to taste the first fruits of formal cooperation - by orienting, training and sharing - of Social Weather Stations with Addu to set up its own polling center for the purpose of tracking the "social weather" in the city.
    May/24/2014 08:25 am
  • PhilHealth members worried over full billing by private hospitals


    Residents here have started publicly airing their worry over the plan of private hospitals to bill in full the patients' hospital expenses leaving the patients to collect by themselves the reimbursements from the office of the Philippine Health Insurance Commission (PhilHealth).Residents interviewed by Davao Today were worried that this move of private hospitals would turn into "another wave of financial burden".
    May/23/2014 05:58 pm
  • Dragon boat paddlers, Dahikan surfers join 4th Columbia Samal Summer Kayakfest


    Dragon boat paddlers and surfers are joining the 4th Columbia Samal Summer Kayakfest slated on Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS).
    May/23/2014 10:51 am
  • 6 arrested for peddling fake gold bars in Digos City


    Police authorities here announced Wednesday the arrest of six people believed to belong to a syndicate which has been dealing in fake gold bars and has victimized several people in the province, including prominent personalities.
    May/22/2014 08:28 am
  • Woman sued for not remitting SSS dues


    A LADY employee of a security service agency is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Davao City after she allegedly failed to pay more than P100,000 worth of Social Security Services (SSS) contribution of her co-workers between 2011 to 2013.
    May/21/2014 09:27 am
  • P5.3-million food processing center opens in Davao


    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Davao Region may look forward to improved output and marketing of their products after the Department of Science and Technology in the region (DoST-11) launched on Thursday (May 15) the P5.3-million Food Processing Innovation Center, at the Philippine Women’s College compound in Matina district.
    May/20/2014 08:42 am
  • Water supply deal for Davao awarded soon?


    The consortium that proposed bulk water supply to the city's water district may bag the project due to the absence of a counterproposal from any group under a Swiss Challenge scheme, according to a spokesperson of the utility concerned.
    May/19/2014 09:06 am
  • Shrine landslide spurs calls for quick action


    ENVIRONMENTALISTS urged the City Government of Davao to hasten the publication of the New Zoning Ordinance to fully protect the Shrine Hills from further urbanization and prevent another landslide in the area.
    May/17/2014 09:03 am
  • Mazda Davao launched today


    MGM Motors Mindanao Inc. (MMMI), is set to launch today its second Mazda dealership on the island with the opening of its showroom on Km 7, Lanang in Davao City.
    May/16/2014 08:44 am
  • 11 container vans of coconuts seized


    THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) District 12 seized Tuesday 11 40-foot container vans filled with mature coconuts and seedlings at the Marianas Express Lines at the Tefasco Wharf in Tibungco, Davao City after they were deemed to be illegal exports.
    May/14/2014 01:17 pm
  • Double-your-money scam suspect arrested in Davao


    Police have arrested a suspected member of a double-your-money scam group that duped several Metro Manila residents of P200 million.
    May/13/2014 10:06 am
  • Lesser power outages in Davao City eyed


    The city's power distributor, Davao Light and Power Co., has vowed to reduce the power outages to the minimum as power supplied to the city improved a bit these past days.
    May/12/2014 08:13 am
  • Police: Crimes soar in Davao with onset of rotational brownouts


    Crime incidence in this city increased by 20 percent at the start of the rotational brownouts, data from the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) revealed.
    May/09/2014 08:34 am
  • NPA leader nabbed in Davao


    Government security forces arrested in Davao City on Wednesday morning a ranking leader of the New People's Army (NPA) who has a P5.4-million bounty for his capture, a military spokesman said.
    May/08/2014 08:30 am
  • PNoy to Mindanao residents: pay higher power rates or live with brownouts


    President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said Mindanao residents have only two options: pay higher power rates or live with the rotating brownouts.
    May/07/2014 06:11 pm
  • Davao to spend P5.4M a month on 'tanods'


    The City Government of Davao is planning to spend additional P5.46 million a month for an estimated 910 village watchmen or "tanods" who will be tasked in preventing robbery incidents in their barangays.
    May/07/2014 07:14 am
  • Mindanao power problem seen to end in 2 years


    It will take at least two more years before Mindanao will be free of power outages and enjoy a surplus of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW), an executive of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ACCP) said over the weekend.
    May/06/2014 07:19 am
  • Duterte now backs coal plant amid long blackouts


    DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appeared to have changed his heart -- from being a critic to a supporter of the coal-fired power plant being constructed at the boundary of Binugao in Toril, Davao City and Inawayan in Sta. Cruz, Davao del del Sur.
    May/05/2014 07:41 am
  • Pagasa: Davao experiences hotter summer


    SUMMER season in Davao City is no joke as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) noted consistent high temperature from 32 up to 34 degrees Celsius during the previous days until Friday, May 2.
    May/03/2014 08:27 am
  • Intensified security for Davao del Sur enterprises amid NPA extortion


    The military confirmed that it has doubled security efforts for big enterprises in nearby Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur because of the continued extortion activities of the New People’s Army (NPA).
    Apr/30/2014 08:36 am
  • Davao-Australia flights sought


    "Flights from Australia to Hong Kong and vice versa fly over Davao, but no one has looked at the possibility of convincing [the airlines] to land here," said Philip S. Dizon, president of AmCham-Davao.
    Apr/29/2014 09:41 am
  • Environment groups: Spare trees in Dakudao Avenue


    ENVIRONMENTAL groups opposed the proposed plan to cut down the trees along Dacudao Avenue, the only major thoroughfare in Davao City shaded with mature trees, insisting that the idea is "too extreme and alternative options have not been explored."
    Apr/26/2014 11:31 am
  • Davao Region, Negros Occidental free from MERS


    Health authorities declared on Thursday (April 24) Southern Mindanao (or the Davao) Region and the province of Negros Occidental as free from infection of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).
    Apr/25/2014 08:27 am
  • Missing arm of Jesus now back at Davao cathedral


    The left arm of the statue of Jesus Christ which was reported missing after last Sunday’s traditional "Sugat" or "Salubong" is now back at the San Pedro Cathedral.
    Apr/24/2014 10:33 am
  • NPA accuses Davao governor of maintaining private army


    The communist New People’s Army (NPA) said Davao del Sur Governor Claude Bautista has been keeping a company-strong private armed group in Malita, making him the "most powerful warlord" in the provinces of Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental.
    Apr/23/2014 08:36 am
  • PWDs in Davao eye new business venture


    Consumers may look at the "Liter of Light" project as a cheap alternative source of light, but for the 4,000 members of the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Federation of Davao City, the project provides more than that.
    Apr/22/2014 08:35 am
  • Anflocor invests P2.7B for Davao container terminal


    The Board of Investments has approved the P2.653 billion expansion project of San Vicente Terminal and Brokerage Services Inc. (SVTBSI), a unit of the Floirendo-owned Anflocor Group of Companies, as new operator of container terminal in Davao del Norte bringing Mindanao’s seaport terminal capability to international standards.
    Apr/21/2014 07:30 am
  • BIR: income tax returns should be filed today


    THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Davao Region said taxpayers who fail to file their income tax returns before 5 p.m. today will be fined accordingly.
    Apr/15/2014 10:24 am
  • Davao wants utility cables underground


    The local government aims to get rid of messy overhead cable wires all over the city through a pending ordinance to require power and telecommunications companies to install their cables underground.
    Apr/14/2014 08:25 am