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  • AboitizPower's Davao plant to start full commercial operations Tuesday

    AboitizPower subsidiary, Therma South, Inc. (TSI), said its second unit of its Davao Baseload Power plant will start its operations starting Tuesday, February 2, which will add another 150-MW to the Mindanao grid.
    Feb/04/2016 10:24 am
  • No info linking Duterte's son to drugs

    THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Davao said Wednesday that it has no information on allegations that Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is involved in illegal drugs.
    Feb/01/2016 08:07 am
  • Davao power supply worsens

    As if the troubles brought about by the El Niño phenomenon were not enough, the power situation in this city has taken a turn for the worse after the Therma South Incorporated (TSI) yesterday issued an advisory that it would have to shut down its 150-megawatt, coal-fired power plant unit 2 for seven days for corrective maintenance.
    Jan/26/2016 08:22 am
  • Davao City reviews business outlook

    More businesses here closed down last year than in 2014, with the business survival rate declining to 88% from 92.91%, but the number of new applications at the start of 2016 is higher than in January 2015.
    Jan/22/2016 08:36 am
  • Davao City to allot P60M for El Nino

    The city government will allocate P60 million for the procurement of new equipment and repair of agricultural infrastructures in a bid to cushion the impact of El Nino that was projected to last until June this year, an official said.
    Jan/18/2016 08:58 am
  • Davao sari-sari stores unfazed by 'upscale' 7-Eleven's entry

    Entrepreneur Macmac Lejano, who operates a micro retail shop -- known as a sari-sari store -- is not threatened by the sudden mushrooming of 7-Eleven convenience stores around the city.
    Jan/14/2016 08:22 am
  • New budget hotel to open soon in Davao

    DAVAO City’s hotel rooms will reach over 8,000 with the opening of the Go Hotel Davao, a budget hotel by next month.
    Jan/11/2016 08:32 am
  • Food stores in Davao still unaware of proper disposal of used cooking oil

    There is more to do for the proper implementation of the executive order (EO) instituting the proper handling and disposal of used cooking oil in Davao City after a local official bared that majority of the food establishments here are still unaware of the law which classifies used cooking oil as a “hazardous waste”.
    Jan/08/2016 08:25 am
  • BPO in Davao generates 34000 jobs in 2015

    THE Business process outsourcing (BPO) sector not only contributes revenues by the millions, it also generates jobs for Davao city ending the year 2015 with some 34,000 jobs created.
    Jan/06/2016 07:27 am
  • 7-Eleven told in Davao: Stop selling cigarettes

    THE Davao City's Anti-Smoking Task Force (ASTF) had asked the international convenience store chain 7-Eleven to either stop selling cigarettes or risk its business permit.
    Jan/04/2016 08:35 am
  • Davao gets boost from Asian hotel brand

    Dusit Thani International, in partnership with Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (Torre Lorenzo), is setting up Dusit Thani Residences, a 1.2 hectares residence project in Davao City.
    Dec/22/2015 11:55 am
  • Davao City council stops P19-B port bidding

    The City Council of Davao has issued a resolution stopping the bidding for the proposed P19-billion Davao Sasa Port Modernization project and this was welcomed by the local business community and other stakeholders.
    Dec/20/2015 11:12 am
  • Davao airport passes international standard

    THE Francisco Bangoy International Airport passed international standards as certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) Aerodrome Development and Management Service (ADMS).
    Dec/20/2015 11:09 am
  • New smartphones launched in Davao City

    LIVING in a technology-driven world, keeping oneself up to the trend in the tech-market is now more a necessity which makes “spending much” an issue.
    Dec/15/2015 08:49 am
  • Davao companies buck P19-B Sasa Port modernization

    Davao businessmen are questioning what they perceive as a rush to bid out the P19-billion modernization project for the Sasa Port under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme despite some issues raised against it.
    Dec/14/2015 11:02 am
  • Davao Light reduces brownouts to one hour

    The Davao Light and Power Company mulls of imposing an hour-power interruption as the power supply in Mindanao remains to be tight.
    Dec/10/2015 08:48 am
  • Duterte 'lectured on Christian values' in meeting with Davao clergy

    PRESIDENTIAL candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte met Friday with some leaders of the Catholic Church in Davao City, on the heels of a sudden controversy over his cursing Pope Francis during his Nov. 30 proclamation by the PDP-Laban.
    Dec/05/2015 08:07 am
  • Davao archbishop no comment on Duterte cursing pope

    DAVAO Archbishop Romulo Valles is not making any comment on the latest controversy involving Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Catholic Church leader Pope Francis.
    Dec/03/2015 08:48 am
  • Duterte not surprised LP stalwarts jump to his side

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed no shock amid reports that several members of the Liberal Party (LP) in the south have switched allegiance to support his presidential bid.
    Nov/30/2015 07:41 am
  • BIR padlocks 8 shops in Davao

    THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Davao Region closed down eight business establishments in the region simultaneously, seven of which are in Davao City and one in Mati City, on Monday through the Oplan Kandado Program.
    Nov/24/2015 09:31 am
  • Heightened alert in Davao after Paris attacks

    Authorities have placed Davao Region under a heightened alert status as they stepped up security measures following the terrorist attacks in Paris, Frances, that killed 129 people.
    Nov/16/2015 09:06 am
  • Davao City offers relocation for Lumads still in UCCP compound

    The city government is willing to relocate here the tribal evacuees (also called Lumads) who have taken refuge for more than eight months now in UCCP Haran compound.
    Nov/13/2015 09:17 am
  • Appraisal firm expands in Davao

    Appraisers, Inc. (CAI), the leading appraisal company in the Philippines in terms of clientele, gross revenues, and market share, is now in Davao City as part of its expansion program.
    Nov/09/2015 11:23 am
  • BFAR Davao enlists 46,000 fishers

    The Davao regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) already registered a total of 46,209 fishermen in the region under the National Program for Municipal Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) as of Monday, data obtained from the agency bared.
    Nov/03/2015 09:28 am
  • Sehat Badan coffee retailers in Davao monitored

    THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Davao Region is closely monitoring several stalls and retailers that are selling unregistered and adulterated herbal coffee called "SehatBadan" in Davao City.
    Oct/28/2015 10:25 am
  • S.Korean firm's Davao LRT proposal to cost P40B

    The Light Railway Transit (LRT) system that will run from the north to the southern end of the city, proposed by Korean Engineering & Construction (KEC), is estimated to cost P40 billion and could be completed by 2020 if construction starts next year.
    Oct/22/2015 12:34 pm
  • Davao Oriental sets investment program

    The provincial government of Davao Oriental is confident that the newly-adopted Annual Investment Plan for 2016 would assure a sustainable and strengthened award-winning good governance programs and projects.
    Oct/19/2015 10:45 am
  • Can Duterte change his mind? Yes, till Friday – Comelec

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said a candidate can withdraw his candidacy and file a certificate of candidacy (COC) for another position until Friday, October 16.
    Oct/15/2015 06:23 pm
  • Davao reclamation proposal attracts challenger

    A Manila-based company’s proposal to develop a 200-hectare mixed-use project via reclamation for P39 billion has attracted a counterproposal from another group, triggering a Swiss challenge, a city official said.
    Oct/13/2015 08:47 am
  • 14% of Davao City's voting population still without biometrics

    Only three weeks left before the October 31 deadline set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for biometric data registration, at least 14.25 percent of this city’s voting population still have no biometrics validation as of October 3.
    Oct/09/2015 10:58 am