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  • Man faces charges for bouncing checks

    A MAN is facing charges before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) for allegedly issuing 18 bouncing checks worth P268,920 to a company in 2012.
    Oct/20/2013 11:23 am
  • City sets P18.5-M aid to Bohol, Cebu

    THE 17th City Council hastened on Friday the approval of an ordinance extending financial assistance worth P18.5 million to 36 affected municipalities in Bohol and Cebu that were struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, October 15.
    Oct/19/2013 09:08 am
  • Philippines' Aboitiz gets $557 mil loan for Davao coal-fired power plant

    Therma South, a subsidiary of the Aboitiz Group of the Philippines, has signed a Pesos 24 billion ($557 million) deal with a consortium of lenders and banks to finance the construction of a new coal-fired power plant.
    Oct/18/2013 08:39 am
  • SM City brings artists to Davao this weekend

    SM CITY Davao will bring in a number of artists in the city from October 18 to 20.
    Oct/17/2013 01:16 pm
  • Is Davao ready for a big quake?

    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) station here said "preparedness of local officials" is crucial as an earthquake of the same magnitude that struck Central Visayas could strike Davao City.
    Oct/17/2013 08:32 am
  • Heavy rain causes flooding in parts of Davao City

    Heavy rain on Wednesday evening caused flooding in parts of Davao City, the city disaster risk reduction and management office said.
    Oct/16/2013 09:10 pm
  • PhilHealth taps Davao IT firm

    Segworks Technologies Corp., an information technology (IT) firm based in Davao city, has been accredited by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) as a health information technology provider, a senior company officer said here recently.
    Oct/16/2013 08:29 am
  • Duterte orders arrest of overspeeding 'uso-uso' drivers, drag racers

    Davao City - Fed up with cases of over-speeding drivers of 'uso-uso' jeepneys (passenger vehicles with modified engines) and drag racers, City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered traffic enforcers to arrest violators and impound their vehicles, instead of merely imposing lighter penalties like fines.
    Oct/15/2013 08:41 am
  • P78,000 lost in another robbery

    SOME P78,000 worth of valuables were lost in separate robbery incidents in Davao City on October 12.
    Oct/14/2013 07:57 am
  • Village approves HIV-Aids prevention resolution

    A BARANGAY council in Davao City passed its own ordinance for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases in the village following reports that cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have increased in the city.
    Oct/13/2013 11:52 am
  • Groups renew call to channel pork barrel to social services

    Militant organizations would spill into the streets tomorrow to renew their call on government to re-channel the controversial pork barrel funds to basic social services that were once denied of financial support due to alleged lack of funds.
    Oct/12/2013 09:31 am
  • Davao lawyers want pork, DAP abolished

    Lawyers' groups in the city joined calls for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
    Oct/11/2013 08:14 pm
  • US Embassy issues travel advisory

    The US Embassy in Manila has recently posted in its website a new travel advisory dated October 10 on additional security threats in Southern Mindanao.
    Oct/11/2013 08:33 am
  • Bosch opens business hub in Davao

    Bosch, global leading supplier of technology and services, opened its first business hub in Davao City on Wednesday.
    Oct/10/2013 10:06 pm
  • Davao tops regional competitiveness

    DAVAO City ranked first in the regional competitiveness index (RCI) for Davao Region based on a survey conducted among four participating cities and 10 municipalities.
    Oct/10/2013 08:21 am
  • Barangay visits highlight vice mayor's 100 days in office

    DAVAO City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said on Monday that he was able to visit and attend to the needs of thousands of constituents in at least six barangays of the city during his first 100 days in office.
    Oct/08/2013 08:46 am
  • Bomb-making components seized in DavNor

    Police have seized over a hundred sticks of dynamite and other bomb-making components in southern Philippines over the weekend, authorities said on Monday.
    Oct/07/2013 07:07 pm
  • Davao plant expansion mulled

    Therma South, Inc. is considering raising the capacity of its planned coal-fired plant at this city's boundary with the town of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, a senior official of the company's parent, Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower), said in an interview last week.
    Oct/07/2013 08:39 am
  • Davao is Park Inn's springboard to Asia Pacific

    It took quite sometime for Park Inn, the “baby” sister brand of the upscale Radisson Blu hotel brand, to break into Asia and when it finally did, the Philippines – Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economy, became its springboard. And it’s not in Metro Manila, not even within Luzon that its very first hotel opened.
    Oct/06/2013 11:33 am
  • People in Davao still dying of diarrhea

    DIARRHEA remains to be among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Davao City despite a high rate of access to safe water and sanitary toilets, the City-wide Investment Plan for Health (CIPH) 2012-2016 revealed.
    Oct/05/2013 11:44 am
  • Davao pomelo promoted as region's first GI

    AIMED at becoming as Davao Region's first Geographical Indication (GI), the protection, development, and promotion of Davao pomelo will be the main focus of the Department of Trade and Industry's consultative meeting with stakeholders slated Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. at Grand Men Seng Hotel in Davao City.
    Oct/04/2013 08:55 am
  • Study: Davao not ready for LRT, BRT

    Development is fast catching up with Davao City's transportation system, but the city is not yet ready for Light Rail Transit (LRT) or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study.
    Oct/03/2013 01:41 pm
  • Council urged to stop illegal fishing in Lasang

    AT least 200 fishermen on Tuesday sought for the intervention of the City Council of Davao to stop alleged illegal fishing activities in Lasang Village.
    Oct/03/2013 08:31 am
  • Davao school celebrates Japanese gov't recognition

    A school in the southern Philippine city of Davao on Mindanao island on Wednesday celebrated the recognition by the Japanese government for its exemplary Japanese language education.
    Oct/03/2013 08:28 am
  • Construction of Avida Towers in full swing

    Construction of Avida Towers Davao is now on full swing, with 83 percent of its Tower 1 has already been sold out.
    Oct/02/2013 09:05 am
  • 5 soldiers hurt in NPA landmine attack in DavOr

    Five soldiers were wounded Tuesday morning in a landmine attack perpetrated by communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels in supposedly "insurgency free" Cateel town in Davao Oriental.
    Oct/01/2013 04:45 pm
  • Filinvest Land spending P4B on Davao project

    Filinvest Land, Inc. is investing P4 billion to build eight residential buildings here targeting the middle-income market, an official of the Gotianun-led property developer said recently.
    Oct/01/2013 09:28 am
  • Demand for CCTVs soar in Davao City after blasts

    Dealers of closed circuit TV systems here have suddenly found themselves unable to fulfill demand for the merchandize as orders have suddenly soared in volume during the past days, sources said.
    Sep/30/2013 07:56 am
  • Milo Marathan Davao to hit 14,000 runners

    ORGANIZERS on Thursday said they expect some 14,000 runners when the 37th National Milo Marathon Davao Qualifying hits the road on Oct. 13 in an out-and-back course from Roxas Avenue.
    Sep/28/2013 06:52 pm
  • Cebu Pacific Promotes Davao in Philippines

    Cebu Pacific Air, in partnership with the Philippines Department of Tourism, has launched a new initiative to promote travel to the country's southern metropolis, Davao City.
    Sep/27/2013 08:20 am