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  • P500M cocaine burned in Davao

    At least 77 bricks of cocaine worth more than P500 million were burned in Davao City Monday.
    Jun/03/2014 11:39 am
  • Smoking violations rise by 65% in Davao City

    The city's anti-smoking task force has noted a 65% increase last year in the number of violators of City Ordinance No. 0367-12, also known as expanded anti-smoking ordinance.
    Jun/02/2014 08:31 am
  • Megaworld to build P1.2-B Finance Center in Davao

    Megaworld Corp. is allocating P1.2 billion to develop the Davao Finance Center in Davao City.
    May/30/2014 08:37 am
  • Belito's: Davao's best-kept secret

    Years ago, I went to a well talked about place ran by Chef Richie Ferrazzini, whose passion for cooking made him convert his home garden in Davao into a nameless, informal restaurant where one has to pre-order the specialty, black paella. The five-table place was packed with people all anxiously waiting for this now iconic dish, forcing Richie to expand his little makeshift garden kitchen into a full restaurant, calling it Belito's.
    May/29/2014 10:04 am
  • Tour guides gearing up for Asean integration

    TOUR guide group Guide Union for Inbound Destination and Ecotourism Inc. (Guide) Davao will be holding series of training courses its member tour guides this year in a bid to boost their skills and prepare them for the integration of Asean.
    May/29/2014 08:46 am
  • Mayor shot dead in Davao del Norte

    A town mayor was killed in an ambush in Davao del Norte early yesterday morning, the military said.
    May/29/2014 08:44 am
  • Drivers told to comply with Tesda's standard

    FOLLOWING a recent series of road accidents in Davao City, a city councilor suggested Tuesday that drivers must comply with a proficiency standard set by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).
    May/28/2014 08:39 am
  • 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