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  • Give all smuggled rice to Yolanda victims, government told

    The leader of a farmers and irrigators' coalition, Sinag, called on the government to donate all smuggled rice to survivors of Supertyphoon "Yolanda" amid reports that over 200,000 sacks of smuggled rice have again reached the Davao port.
    Nov/14/2013 11:48 pm
  • Davao to send off 2nd rescue team to Tacloban

    ANOTHER batch of rescue team from Davao City will be sent to Tacloban City, bringing more medicines for the Typhoon Yolanda victims and replacing the 55-man rescue team that was earlier deployed.
    Nov/14/2013 08:52 am
  • Local airline eyes city for expansion

    THE participation of Davao City in the 2013 World Travel Market (WTM) that was held at Excel London in the United Kingdom from November 4 to 7 was a big success, a city official said.
    Nov/13/2013 10:22 am
  • Smoking ordinance violators ignore citation tickets

    Many violators of Davao City's amended smoking ordinance are taking for granted the violation citation tickets issued to them, Dr. Domilyn Villareiz, chief of the anti-smoking task force of Davao City, said.
    Nov/12/2013 08:22 am
  • City sends rescue team; to give P8M aid to Visayas

    The City Government of Davao once again extends its help to local government units (LGUs) hit by tragedies as local officials, led by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, sent a 49-man team to areas ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda to help in the search and rescue efforts.
    Nov/11/2013 10:39 am
  • Norwegian cooked wine, a bone museum, and more surprises in Davao

    Wine was cooking when we arrived for cocktails. You read right. It’s called gløg; our host, Geir Sikko, general manager of Davao City’s Park Inn Hotel, wanted his guests to taste something from Norway, his home country.
    Nov/09/2013 10:21 pm
  • 142 cases of hemophilia noted in Davao City

    THE Mindanao Hemophilia Center (MHC) reports that there are 142 diagnosed cases of hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally, in Davao City as of May 2013.
    Nov/09/2013 10:15 am
  • Two flyovers to be constructed in Davao City next year

    The regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is pushing for the construction of two flyovers in the city next year, but has to shelve 19 infrastructure projects for this year because of a temporary restraining order on the further release of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
    Nov/08/2013 08:11 am
  • Honda targets Visayas and Mindanao motorcycle market

    Three new variants of Honda Philippines Inc.'s (HPI) XRM motorcycles were launched on Wednesday.
    Nov/07/2013 08:51 am
  • Davao City budget hits P5.16 billion

    The city council was considering a proposed P5.16 billion budget this year, which is higher than the P4.6 billion budget last year, and plans were underway to computerized transactions to minimize graft and corruption, Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang said.
    Nov/06/2013 07:56 am
  • Dengue cases up in Davao Region; 60 dead

    Dengue cases in Davao Region grew this year compared to last year with most number of cases coming from Davao City, an official of the Department of Health (DOH 11) regional office said.
    Nov/05/2013 07:53 am
  • Revised zoning ordinance for Davao City hailed

    Environmentalists and civil society organizations belonging to the Green Davao City Movement hailed Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte for signing the recently revised Zoning Ordinance and the updated Comprehensive Land Use Plan from 2013 to 2022.
    Nov/04/2013 09:41 am
  • Floods hit 9 Davao villages; 1 dead

    Hours of heavy downpour on Thursday evening flooded nine villages in this city, resulting to one casualty and evacuation of residents in areas affected, an official of the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) said.
    Nov/02/2013 09:32 pm
  • Davao City least vulnerable to climate change

    DAVAO City emerged as the least vulnerable to the impact of climate change among eight cities in the Philippines and it could continue its strong economic growth with sustainable environmental measures put in place, according to a 2012 study released by the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature.
    Nov/01/2013 05:23 pm
  • Organic farming option a boon for Davao resort

    Twenty years ago, a visit to Davao City would not have been complete without a tour of GAP Farm and a photo taken with its iconic giant carabao in the background.
    Oct/31/2013 08:37 am
  • DavSur voters approve of Davao Occidental

    The confirmation of the creation of Davao Occidental province earned an overwhelming "yes" votes from the majority of those who actually participated in the plebiscite in Davao del Sur on Monday.
    Oct/30/2013 07:18 pm
  • PNP: Barangay polls in Davao City peaceful and orderly

    The newly-designated director of the Davao City Police Office assessed a relatively peaceful barangay elections in the city.
    Oct/30/2013 07:47 am
  • Firm cries foul over smuggling tag in Davao

    The lawyer of a rice importing firm whose shipments have been held by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) here chided the National Food Authority (NFA) for the unlawful seizure of their rice imports, and for the government agency's "ignorance" of international trade laws.
    Oct/29/2013 09:26 pm
  • DavSur votes on proposed new province

    As of Monday afternoon, it was not yet known if Mindanao will have its 27th province – the proposed Davao Occidental province which will be carved out of Davao del Sur.
    Oct/29/2013 12:22 pm
  • SC okays holding Davao plebiscite on new province

    A PLEBISCITE on the creation of a new province in the Davao region will push through as the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a petition asking it to stop the referendum.
    Oct/26/2013 01:32 pm
  • NFA bares massive rice smuggling via Davao

    The National Food Authority on Thursday said a total of 312,500 sacks of milled rice were shipped in through Davao over the past four months, most of which have gone past customs without the necessary import permit from the regulator.
    Oct/25/2013 08:23 am
  • Organic market, cookfest mark World Food Day

    THE revival of a popular organic market and a cooking contest will mark the local celebration of World Food Day in Davao City tomorrow, October 25.
    Oct/24/2013 11:20 am
  • DavSur farmers yearn for increased coconut, cacao production

    Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in this town aired out their yearning for an increased production of coconut and cacao to Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes in a recent field visit of the latter in the region.
    Oct/23/2013 06:13 pm
  • 'Pinoy Big Brother' auditions to kick off in Davao

    "Pinoy Big Brother (PBB)," the pioneering reality TV show in the Philippines, will kick off its search for a new batch of housemates later this month for its highly anticipated fifth season.
    Oct/23/2013 06:11 pm
  • European businessmen eye Mindanao for agro-processing

    Businessmen belonging to the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP) said they see opportunities in agricultural processing in Mindanao, particularly coconut-water processing.
    Oct/23/2013 09:26 am
  • Phivolcs: Magnitude 5.1 jolts DavSur

    A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao del Sur Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
    Oct/23/2013 09:25 am
  • Duterte: NPA taxation a reality, just pay them

    City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had this advice to agri-business players who might be asked for 'revolutionary taxes' by the New People's Army: just pay them.
    Oct/22/2013 09:35 pm
  • Davao brings P18M as help to Cebu, Bohol

    Help continued to arrive for earthquake survivors in Bohol and Cebu, as Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte visited on Monday with a total of P18 million in checks for both provinces.
    Oct/22/2013 08:17 am
  • Davao City Police receives new vehicles

    The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) will be receiving brand new mobile patrol vehicles and motorcycles to address the lack of patrol assets.
    Oct/21/2013 07:49 pm
  • Tigerair expands in Davao

    TAKING advantage of Davao Region's thriving tourism industry, Tigerair Philippines is expanding its operation in Davao City, Mindanao's premier hub and is home to some of the country's top beach and mountain resorts.
    Oct/21/2013 07:43 am