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  • 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
  • Davao municipality sets cap to Mt. Apo trekkers

    The municipal government of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur said it would only allow a particular number of climbers to Mt. Apo using the Sta. Cruz trail.
    Apr/12/2014 07:58 pm
  • 'Domeng' downgraded to LPA

    Tropical depression "Domeng'" has been downgraded to a low pressure area (LPA), state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday.
    Apr/10/2014 08:24 am
  • Davao City allots P45M for fire victims

    The Davao City Council declared on Tuesday (April 9) two of three coastal barangays under state of calamity in the aftermath of fire that swept through them last Friday (April 4). The council also allocated P45 million to aid thousands who survived the fire.
    Apr/09/2014 09:42 am
  • Huge Davao City fire caused by a candle - BFP

    At least 1,000 houses in three villages here were gutted down by a fire Friday night that was allegedly caused by a candle, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here said.
    Apr/07/2014 07:25 am
  • DavNor tourist arrivals increase by 11.7%

    The number of tourism arrivals in the province rose to 11.7 percent in 2013, according to the latest data released by the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO).
    Apr/01/2014 06:35 am
  • Davao doctor develops 'e-prescription' system

    Today's doctors can now say goodbye to those unreadable handwritten prescriptions. They can do so by using a web-based application developed by a physician from Davao City.
    Mar/31/2014 09:12 am
  • Davao among quickest regions to resolve cases

    AFTER being recognized as having the best prosecution success and case disposition rates in 2013, the prosecution offices in Davao Region had one of the shortest age of cases in the country last year.
    Mar/29/2014 08:38 am
  • 3 police officers sued for murder

    CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office of Mati on Friday against three police officers tagged in the death of two men in San Isidro town, Davao Oriental last week, the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Davao said.
    Mar/28/2014 04:05 pm
  • Still nobody to sue for cocaine bricks

    AN OFFICER of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Davao, the lead agency of the task force investigating the cocaine shipments discovered at the Sumifru Wharf in Tibungco, Davao City, said there is still no one to sue for the entry of the illegal drugs.
    Mar/27/2014 01:09 pm
  • New investments in Davao up by 500%

    NEW investments in Davao Region reached some P31 billion in 2013, representing a significant increase as compared to previous year's figure, the regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported Tuesday.
    Mar/26/2014 09:51 am
  • Davao City council approves expansion of AboitizPower coal-fired plant

    Aboitiz Power Corp. is more than doubling the capacity of its 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant project in Mindanao after securing approval from the Davao City Council.
    Mar/25/2014 09:54 am
  • Nearly P130M worth of cocaine seized in Davao

    A total of 24 bricks of high-grade cocaine weighing 25.968 kilograms were recovered on Saturday inside a Maersk Sealand container van at Sumifru Wharf in this city.
    Mar/24/2014 08:31 am
  • DCWD, SM celebrate World Water Day

    IN LINE with the World Water Day on March 22, water service provider Davao City Water District (DCWD) mounted the first-ever World Water Day Photo Contest at SM City Davao last March 18.
    Mar/22/2014 09:59 am
  • DavSur, DavNor teams to join Davao Baseball Cup

    TWO teams from Davao del Sur and another from Davao del Norte are newest entries in the 9th Davao Baseball Cup set to unfurl on March 28 and 29 at the University of Mindanao diamonds in Matina.
    Mar/21/2014 08:23 am
  • Megaworld to develop P15-B Davao township

    Megaworld Corp. on Wednesday said it is developing its first township development in Mindanao.
    Mar/20/2014 08:11 am
  • Korean travel firm to promote Davao City

    The city has received a boost in its bid to get a portion of the Korean tourist market with the commitment of Hanatour Service, Inc., one the largest travel companies in Korea, to include Davao City in its tour program this year.
    Mar/18/2014 08:55 am
  • 77-yr-old Davao City looks forward

    Along J.P. Laurel Highway, the loud throbbing of a diesel-fired power plant drowns out the noise of traffic, as the frenzy for the upcoming Araw ng Dabaw, celebrating the birth of the city 77 years ago, reaches fever pitch.
    Mar/17/2014 09:38 am
  • Fun sale opens today

    MAJOR malls in Davao City are set to open today the Big Davao Fun Sale, the biggest month-long shopping event in the country.
    Mar/14/2014 08:25 am
  • Customs personnel undergo random drug test

    SOME 50 employees of the Bureau of Custom (BOC)-Davao were placed under random drug testing last Monday at the Port of Davao.
    Mar/13/2014 08:32 am
  • PDIC takes over rural bank in Davao del Norte

    A rural bank in Davao del Norte has been placed under the receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC).
    Mar/11/2014 07:59 am
  • Ex-Davao Mayor Respicio; 66

    Zafiro Respicio, mayor of this city during the term of President Cory Aquino and an opposition leader against Ferdinand Marcos, died following a heart attack on Monday. He was 66.
    Mar/11/2014 07:58 am
  • 2 cops killed as NPA rebels attack police station in Davao Sur

    Two policemen were killed while another one was wounded following an attack by suspected New People's Army rebels on a police outpost in Davao del Sur Monday.
    Mar/10/2014 11:18 am
  • Duterte underscores importance of taxes

    Mayor Rodrigo Duterte called on the local residents to pay their taxes, and cited the importance of the revenue in connection with the development of the city.
    Mar/10/2014 07:52 am
  • More fire incidents hit Davao this month

    THE Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Davao City recorded a total of 12 fire incidents as of March 5 even as the bureau kicked off the Fire Prevention Month.
    Mar/06/2014 08:17 am