Nicknamed "Duterte Harry," after a Clint Eastwood character with little regard for rules, the Philippine city mayor casually threatens to shoot criminals, hang them using laundry line or drown them in Manila Bay. His expletives have sideswiped even the deeply revered pope.
Mar/28/2016 07:22 am
Another high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao region, who is wanted for murder, robbery and kidnapping, was captured while his armed companion was killed in a brief shootout with security forces in Barangay Buri, Matanao, Davao del Sur, last Wednesday.
Mar/18/2016 07:45 am
Davao del Norte – Local officials in Davao del Norte allied with the Liberal Party affirmed their loyalty by reiterating their support for its standard-bearer Mar Roxas during the latter’s campaign sortie here on Tuesday.
Mar/09/2016 10:54 am
The camp of presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday belied reports that presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe and runningmate Sen. Francis Escudero were not given a permit to hold a campaign rally in the city.
Feb/29/2016 10:34 am
Another Philippine Eagle was shot in Tambobong, Baguio District in Davao City on Sunday (February 21), just six months after Philippine Eagle Pamana died from gunshot wounds in Davao Oriental.
Feb/26/2016 08:17 am
DAVAO City Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta defended herself in the controversial issue over removal of the 10 percent green spaces, saying this caused her to receive unfair treatment from her colleagues.
Feb/19/2016 09:02 am
During the “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” forum in Abreeza of the Ayala Mall, BOI-Southern Mindanao chief Engr. Gil Dureza said most of these local and foreign companies are into manufacturing, real estate, and agriculture and are looking for areas to expand their operations in the country.
Feb/13/2016 07:42 am
A Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge here has dismissed the civil suit filed by Davao farmers against the University of the Philippines (UP)-Mindanao involving an area where an P8-billion sports complex is set to be built by UP and the city government.
Feb/10/2016 10:15 am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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