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  • 24 Davao officials under probe for SAP anomalies

    TWENTY-FOUR local elected and appointed public officials in Davao Region and their civilian co-conspirators are currently investigated for their alleged anomalies in the pay-outs of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
    Aug/26/2020 09:30 am
  • Davao airport requires all to wear face shield

    THE Francisco Bangoy International Airport (FBIA), also known as the Davao International Airport (DIA), released an advisory requiring all persons entering the DIA premises to wear face shields.
    Aug/19/2020 09:07 am
  • Councilor pushes for Davao history be taught in schools

    A DAVAO City councilor is pushing for the mandatory teaching of Davao history to all grade levels in both public and private schools.
    Aug/17/2020 09:44 am
  • Davao City councilor to propose law on social distancing

    PHYSICAL distancing violators will soon be penalized, as the Committee of Health of the 19th Davao City Council is currently crafting an ordinance mandating its observation to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
    Aug/14/2020 10:45 am
  • Palace: No irregularities in Davao hospital IRM

    Malacañang finds nothing wrong with a recent finding during a House inquiry that the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in President Duterte’s home city of Davao received P326 million – the highest amount of claims from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for coronavirus treatments.
    Aug/13/2020 01:29 pm
  • Davao designer makes PPE coats, face masks out of banana fiber

    A designer in Davao del Norte has collaborated with local weavers and seamstresses to create personal protective equipment (PPE) coats and face masks from banana fiber.
    Aug/12/2020 03:18 pm
  • Davao City hospital got biggest PhilHealth cash advance

    MANILA, Philippines— Weeks before it approved the guidelines for the use of special funds for the government’s COVID-19 response, Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) had already handed out P9.3 billion in cash advances to various hospitals, especially favored health facilities, Sen. Panfilo Lacson disclosed on Tuesday.
    Aug/12/2020 10:31 am
  • Greenery Plant Center in SM City Davao

    SM CITY Davao creates a calming atmosphere with the opening of The Greenery Plant Center (TGPC) that houses over 100 sellers of different garden and indoor favorites at the mall’s open parking area.
    Aug/11/2020 10:07 am
  • Davao Region lacks contract tracers

    The regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-XI) has admitted they are still short of the targeted contact tracers in the region.
    Aug/10/2020 10:40 am
  • Davao City to appeal face shields

    THE City Government of Davao will appeal to the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to amend its memorandum making mandatory the wearing of face shields to vehicle drivers in Davao City.
    Aug/10/2020 08:25 am
  • Churches now allowed to hold Sunday masses in Davao

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 August) – Churches in Davao City may now hold masses on Sundays, Mayor Sara Duterte said.
    Aug/07/2020 09:20 am
  • Davao cops told to bring stick to enforce distancing

    Police officers in Davao City have been directed to bring a one-meter stick to enforce the one-meter physical distancing in public areas by demonstrating to violators of this rule the recommended safe space that they must keep from each other to avoid contracting the highly contagious coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Mayor Sara Duterte said.
    Aug/04/2020 03:48 pm
  • Old Davao airport terminal designated as COVID-19 holding area

    The old terminal of the Davao International Airport in Barangay Sasa here will be converted into a holding area where arriving air passengers can wait for the result of their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing, a requirement imposed by the local government to control the transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
    Aug/03/2020 04:02 pm
  • Bike lanes in Davao City 'almost done'

    THE Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) is nearing the completion of demarcating the 72.2-kilometer bike lane in the city.
    Aug/03/2020 08:47 am
  • Davao Light’s ‘digital substation’ goes on stream

    The Aboitiz group’s Davao Light and Power Co. Inc. has brought online a digital substation, which is equipped with a communications system in order to enable Mindanao’s biggest distributor to lessen or “even prevent” outages.
    Jul/31/2020 10:09 am
  • Caraga to open borders for bus trips from Davao

    CARAGA is set to open its borders for bus trips coming from Davao Region within this week or next week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced.
    Jul/30/2020 09:07 am
  • Davao requires PCR test on arrival at airport

    City gov’t to shoulder cost of testing The local government here has backpedaled on its policy of requiring all air travelers bound for the city to present a negative result for a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test before being allowed to board flights in their airports of origin.
    Jul/29/2020 04:13 pm
  • CHR asked to investigate posting of flyers in Davao tagging leftists as ‘terrorist recruiters’

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) – Progressive groups in Davao City called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-Davao to investigate the posting of flyers bearing the faces of nine leaders of various left-leaning groups and branding them as “terrorist recruiters.”
    Jul/29/2020 07:50 am
  • No protests allowed in Davao during Sona

    PROTESTS during President Rodrigo Duterte's fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, July 27, 2020, will be prohibited in Davao City, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) said.
    Jul/27/2020 08:13 am
  • Davao City, CHED offers 9K slots for college scholarship

    DAVAO CITY – The city government and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) opened about 9,500 scholarship slots for all tertiary students, the city hall said in a statement Saturday.
    Jul/26/2020 09:50 am
  • Davao City hospital needs more nurses

    THE Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) will be needing at least 40 nurses as it adds more beds to accommodate coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in preparation for the potential surge of positive cases.
    Jul/25/2020 11:24 am
  • City imposes tight screening of Davao-bound land travelers

    COMMERCIAL flight passengers who will enter Davao City via land travel from neighboring cities might be required to present a negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said.
    Jul/24/2020 01:08 pm
  • COVID-19 cases in Davao region breach 1,000 mark

    DAVAO CITY – The total number of coronavirus disease cases recorded in Davao region has now reached 1,018 after 25 more people tested positive on Wednesday.
    Jul/23/2020 10:16 am
  • Aboitiz unit speeds up construction of water project in Davao

    ABOITIZ UNIT Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. has sped up the construction of its bulk water supply project in the Davao City Water District.
    Jul/22/2020 07:05 pm
  • Davao City's revenue up by almost 11% in first half of 2020

    DESPITE the impact of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on businesses and tax reliefs to cushion this, Davao City has achieved high revenue collection in the first half of the year.
    Jul/22/2020 07:40 am
  • Davao City opens satellite facility of Davao Doctors Hospital

    The City of Davao has opened a satellite facility of the Davao Doctors Hospital (DDH) in Barangay Dumoy to reinforce Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), the referral hospital for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, amid the increasing cases here.
    Jul/21/2020 08:10 am
  • Enrollment in Davao drops

    THE coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic had brought a slight reduction of enrollees, both public and private schools in the entire Davao Region, according to data from the Department of Education-Davao Region (DepEd-Davao).
    Jul/20/2020 10:46 am
  • Utilization rate of hospital beds for COVID-19 in Davao region is on “warning zone”

    The utilization level of beds for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients admitted at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City and Davao Regional Medical Center in Tagum City, Davao del Norte has already reached the “warning zone” as of Friday, the Department of Health in the Davao region said.
    Jul/19/2020 02:56 pm
  • Davao garden resort turns to farming amid COVID-19 economic blow

    One agri-ecotourism resort in Davao City used to provide nature escapes to local and foreign visitors with its world-class hospitality experience offering from dining, accommodation, recreation to wellness activities before the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Jul/18/2020 04:34 pm
  • Davao requires PCR test for air travelers

    DAVAO CITY—Beginning on Monday, July 20, passengers flying into this city will be required to present proof they are not infected with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before they will be allowed to board flights bound for the city.
    Jul/18/2020 10:12 am