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  • BOC-Port of Davao seizes P96M worth of illegally imported cigarettes

    MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs – Port of Davao has confiscated P96 million worth of illegally imported cigarettes concealed in four 40-footer container vans.
    Oct/08/2020 11:00 am
  • Customs Davao posts record-high collection for September

    DAVAO CITY (PIA) - The Bureau of Customs Davao District Office surpassed its collection target of P1.6 billion by 120.50% for the month of September.
    Oct/07/2020 03:09 pm
  • Rapid antigen test results not allowed at Davao airport

    THE City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) warned air travelers going to Davao City that it will not honor any test result using the rapid antigen testing, which uses saliva samples in testing, as a proof that they are coronavirus-free.
    Oct/06/2020 11:19 am
  • DepEd-Davao to launch ‘Matuto sa Radyo’

    IN TIME for the opening of classes on October 5, the Davao City division of the Department of Education (DepEd) will launch “Matuto sa Radyo” (Learn on Radio), a one-hour radio program that features supplemental modules over 10 radio and television networks in the city.
    Oct/03/2020 09:56 am
  • Davao City, LTFRB starts selection of operators for bus project

    THE Davao City Government and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-Davao is moving ahead with the fourth pre-qualification conference on Sunday, October 3, 2020, to select the bus operators for the Davao City Interim Bus Project.
    Oct/02/2020 08:28 am
  • USAid, Davao City launch project for out-of-school youth

    THE US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) launched a new project that will support the education, employment and livelihood needs of out-of-school youth in Davao City.
    Oct/01/2020 02:49 pm
  • DepEd-Davao to start airing modules over 10 radio, TV stations

    The Davao City division of the Department of Education (DepED) will start broadcasting its supplemental modules over 10 radio and television networks in time for the opening of classes on October 5.
    Sep/30/2020 09:41 am
  • DOT to establish Davao Region arts and culture hub

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) here will establish a world-class Davao Region Arts and Culture Hub through a public-private partnership (PPP) to promote Filipino culture and boost a culture-based creative economy.
    Sep/28/2020 03:29 pm
  • Davao City’s tourism businesses lost P1 billion during Kadayawan

    Revenue losses of tourism-related businesses in Davao City were estimated at P1 billion just for the entire month of August as the local government cancelled all physical activities during the month-long Kadayawan Festival and restricted tourists from coming here to avoid mass gathering.
    Sep/23/2020 08:44 am
  • Davao Province implements ‘adopt a tribal family’ program

    DAVAO DEL NORTE: The local government unit (LGU) here will implement an “Adopt A Tribal Family” program that would allow generous Filipino families to enter into a partnership with the LGU in sponsoring one tribal family. The program, proposed by Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairman Emmanuel Piñol, aims to help disadvantaged tribal families in Mindanao, who only rely on subsistence farming to make a few hundred pesos for food.
    Sep/21/2020 09:18 am
  • Davao City Council to summon telcos on September 22

    TELECOMMUNICATION companies (telcos) are to be blamed for the poor internet connection in Davao City, said a councilor, who is heading the committee on communication.
    Sep/19/2020 02:30 pm
  • Davao city gov’t launches laptop sharing project for public high school students

    The city government of Davao announced on Friday that 300 pupils enrolled in junior and senior public high schools will be receiving laptops for their online classes as the local government launched its “Student Siblings’ Laptop Sharing Project.”
    Sep/18/2020 01:39 pm
  • DOTr seeks conclusion of Davao airport project deal with Chelsea

    The Department of Transportation (DOTr) eyes to wrap up negotiations with Dennis Uy’s Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. this month for its unsolicited proposal to modernize the Davao International Airport.
    Sep/17/2020 08:22 am
  • Davao-Samal bridge may be completed after Duterte's term

    The highly anticipated 3.98-kilometer Davao City-Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCOS) bridge project may be completed not during the term of President Rodrigo R. Duterte but his successor’s.
    Sep/16/2020 07:49 am
  • Davao City gets rid of billboards blocking Mt. Apo view

    DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio stressed the removal of advertising billboard towers in some parts of the city has legal basis and its owners were already given ample time to voluntarily dismantle it.
    Sep/14/2020 03:34 pm
  • Davao night market reopens

    The city government reopened the Roxas Night Market on Saturday, which was closed for almost six months due to the community quarantine.
    Sep/14/2020 09:14 am
  • Davao to lift liquor ban on Sept. 21

    Mayor Sara Duterte will issue an executive order next week lifting the 24/7 ban on alcoholic beverages effective Sept. 21, more than five months after it was enforced to control the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city.
    Sep/12/2020 08:15 am
  • Rehab of Davao’s Magsaysay Park opened to Chinese investors

    The city government has opened the rehabilitation of the two-hectare Magsaysay Park to Chinese investors.
    Sep/11/2020 09:32 am
  • Davao durian growers eye external markets

    DURIAN growers in Davao Region are planning to export their fruits within and outside the country this harvest season.
    Sep/10/2020 02:09 pm
  • Cleanergy Park in Davao City cited as bird-watching haven

    The Aboitiz Cleanergy Park located in this city was cited as an excellent site for bird-watching where its recorded bird species already nearing 100, 10 to 15 of which are endemic to the Philippines, a birdwatcher expert said.
    Sep/09/2020 02:38 pm
  • Davao City declared cacao capital of PH

    The City of Davao, the biggest cacao producer and the home of award-winning artisan dark chocolate brands in the country, has been officially declared as the Cacao Capital of the Philippines.
    Sep/09/2020 08:32 am
  • Davao mayor reminds public vs cockfighting amid pandemic

    DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reiterated her warning against individuals who engage in cockfighting, following the arrest of 29 individuals, including a barangay captain, after they were caught playing the illegal game.
    Sep/08/2020 09:06 am
  • No documents needed when entering Davao City

    DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio emphasized that all travelers going to the city will be accepted and will not be required to secure any document, provided they will comply with the city's protocol.
    Sep/07/2020 10:18 am
  • AboitizPower remits P62-M to Davao Region LGUs

    Aboitiz Power Corporation subsidiaries Therma South, Inc. (TSI) and Hedcor have remitted to their host communities amounting to PHP62 million for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) initiatives and other projects, a statement from the company said Friday.
    Sep/05/2020 02:32 pm
  • Davao City gov’t prepares for Sept. 12 reopening of Roxas night market

    Davao City gov’t prepares for Sept. 12 reopening of Roxas night market
    Sep/04/2020 10:03 am
  • Davao-Samal bridge groundbreaking 'in January 2021'

    THE groundbreaking of the Samal Island-Davao City Connector (SIDC) Project, or more commonly known as Davao-Samal Bridge, is expected to be in January 2021, Island Garden City of Samal Mayor Al David Uy said.
    Sep/03/2020 11:19 am
  • Sara to open Davao night market Sept. 12

    The city government here is gearing for the reopening of the Roxas Night Market on September 12, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said Tuesday.
    Sep/02/2020 07:45 am
  • Warehouses, townships are bright spots in Davao property sector

    Storage facilities and residential spaces, especially those within mixed-use projects, are the property segments least affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Davao, according to consultancy firm Prime Philippines.
    Sep/01/2020 08:13 am
  • Employment rate in Davao Region drops to 82.1%

    The employment rate in Davao Region decreased to 82.1 percent as of 2nd quarter of 2020 amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)-Davao Region director Maria Lourdes Lim said.
    Aug/28/2020 09:13 am
  • US donates hygiene kits, PPE to Davao City

    The United States government on Wednesday donated over a thousand hygiene kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Davao City government.
    Aug/27/2020 09:04 am