I fell in love with Davao the first time I set foot on this paradise island sometime in 1987. It was my first out-of-town assignment as a newbie journalist for the No. 1 women’s magazine at that time, MOD. That was also my first taste of five-star hotel life by staying at the Insular Hotel (now Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao).
May/27/2016 07:49 am
Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc., a joint venture of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. and J.V. Angeles Construction Corp., is finalizing a P9-billion long-term loan facility to finance a bulk water project in Davao City.
May/23/2016 07:23 pm
Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to bring back the death penalty, promising to execute convicts by hanging and order military snipers to shoot suspected criminals as part of a ruthless law-and-order crackdown.
May/17/2016 05:34 am
Boasting of unique quality and fruity notes, a multinational company will introduce to the global market the single-origin chocolates sourced from the dried fermented cacao beans in Davao City once the testing stage is completed in two months' time.
May/01/2016 07:46 am
SOME 100 business leaders and executives gathered Tuesday during the second Asia CEO Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel-Davao for business matching, benchmarking and networking in a bid to position Davao City a hub for better business operations.
Apr/29/2016 05:32 am
THE Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) for the P39-billion Davao Coastline and Port Development Project is set to be signed by the Mega Harbour Port Development Corporation and the City Government of Davao on Monday, April 25.
Apr/25/2016 06:34 am
LESS than three weeks before the May 9 elections, the Commission on Elections in Davao City, though already prepared for the mall voting, still needs to deal with legality issues raised by a former Comelec commissioner.
Apr/22/2016 08:49 am
BETTER power situation in Davao City can be expected starting today as unit one of the Therma South Inc., (TSIs) coal-fired power plant went online on Sunday, three days ahead of its scheduled 14-day repair works.
Apr/18/2016 06:09 am
The Provincial Government has formally opened on Friday, April 8, 2016 a new state-of-the-artProvincial Dialysis Center making hemodialysis convenient and readily accessible to patients with kidney problems here in the province.
Apr/14/2016 10:58 am
Rotational brownouts of up to five hours, with two periods within 24 hours, will be implemented within Davao Light and Power Co.’s (DLPC) franchise area as one unit of the new coal plant of Therma South, Inc. (TSI) will be under repair for 14 days.
Apr/11/2016 08:38 am
Nicknamed "Duterte Harry," after a Clint Eastwood character with little regard for rules, the Philippine city mayor casually threatens to shoot criminals, hang them using laundry line or drown them in Manila Bay. His expletives have sideswiped even the deeply revered pope.
Mar/28/2016 07:22 am
Another high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao region, who is wanted for murder, robbery and kidnapping, was captured while his armed companion was killed in a brief shootout with security forces in Barangay Buri, Matanao, Davao del Sur, last Wednesday.
Mar/18/2016 07:45 am
Davao del Norte – Local officials in Davao del Norte allied with the Liberal Party affirmed their loyalty by reiterating their support for its standard-bearer Mar Roxas during the latter’s campaign sortie here on Tuesday.
Mar/09/2016 10:54 am
The camp of presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday belied reports that presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe and runningmate Sen. Francis Escudero were not given a permit to hold a campaign rally in the city.
Feb/29/2016 10:34 am
Another Philippine Eagle was shot in Tambobong, Baguio District in Davao City on Sunday (February 21), just six months after Philippine Eagle Pamana died from gunshot wounds in Davao Oriental.
Feb/26/2016 08:17 am
DAVAO City Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta defended herself in the controversial issue over removal of the 10 percent green spaces, saying this caused her to receive unfair treatment from her colleagues.
Feb/19/2016 09:02 am
During the “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” forum in Abreeza of the Ayala Mall, BOI-Southern Mindanao chief Engr. Gil Dureza said most of these local and foreign companies are into manufacturing, real estate, and agriculture and are looking for areas to expand their operations in the country.
Feb/13/2016 07:42 am
A Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge here has dismissed the civil suit filed by Davao farmers against the University of the Philippines (UP)-Mindanao involving an area where an P8-billion sports complex is set to be built by UP and the city government.
Feb/10/2016 10:15 am
AboitizPower subsidiary, Therma South, Inc. (TSI), said its second unit of its Davao Baseload Power plant will start its operations starting Tuesday, February 2, which will add another 150-MW to the Mindanao grid.
Feb/04/2016 10:24 am
THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao said Wednesday that it has no information on allegations that Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is involved in illegal drugs.
Feb/01/2016 08:07 am
As if the troubles brought about by the El Niño phenomenon were not enough, the power situation in this city has taken a turn for the worse after the Therma South Incorporated (TSI) yesterday issued an advisory that it would have to shut down its 150-megawatt, coal-fired power plant unit 2 for seven days for corrective maintenance.
Jan/26/2016 08:22 am
More businesses here closed down last year than in 2014, with the business survival rate declining to 88% from 92.91%, but the number of new applications at the start of 2016 is higher than in January 2015.
Jan/22/2016 08:36 am
The city government will allocate P60 million for the procurement of new equipment and repair of agricultural infrastructures in a bid to cushion the impact of El Nino that was projected to last until June this year, an official said.
Jan/18/2016 08:58 am