DAVAO City is now ranked as the fifth most competitive highly urbanized city, one place lower than last year's record, based on the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) ranking on the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2015.
Jul/21/2015 11:45 am
The city council passed on third and final reading Monday a resolution allowing the city mayor to sign in behalf of the local government a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the establishment of a trading center with the Department of Agriculture-XI.
Jul/16/2015 10:14 am
THE regional office of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recorded an increase in Davao Region's imports by 1.8 percent to $421.6 million in the first quarter of this year from $414 million registered in the same period last year.
Jul/08/2015 11:49 am
The military here confirmed that top New People's Army (NPA) commander Leoncio Pitao, aka "Ka Parago", was killed in an encounter in Barangay Pañalum, Paquibato District in Davao City at around 2:30 in the afternoon on June 28, Sunday.
Jun/29/2015 10:32 am
A former city councilor has questioned the budget for the proposed rehabilitation of the Sasa Port here, claiming it is overpriced compared to the development of other ports in the country.
Jun/22/2015 08:40 am
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has asked colleagues to investigate reports that schools set up for "lumad" (indigenous people) in the hinterlands of Davao del Norte, a move that will affect some 3,000 students from tribal communities.
Jun/18/2015 12:11 pm
The Davao City Treasurer's Office (CTO) has collected 45% of its tax goals for 2015 as of April and is confident of hitting the full P5.813-billion amount by the end of the year.
Jun/15/2015 11:06 am
AN OFFICIAL of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Davao Region said they are already ready for the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 10586 or "Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013" after several weeks of delay.
Jun/11/2015 08:43 am
A biodiversity center that will showcase and monitor the city's flora is being planned by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) with help from the private and nongovernment sectors.
Jun/04/2015 09:39 am
I visited Davao City last week and I was impressed. We've all heard of the "kill them" mayor; well, I met that mayor. A more down-to-earth person would be hard to find, and a more sincere person equally hard. Whether you agree with his ruthless approach to criminality or not, you can only be impressed with what he's done for the city.
May/28/2015 06:09 pm
AT least two companies have signified their interest in the P17-billion contract to develop the busiest seaport in Mindanao, the chief of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center said on Thursday.
May/22/2015 10:42 am
The Department of Education in the region is 97% ready for the full implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) in public schools in 2016-2017 but teachers are questioning where the department based its readiness.
May/20/2015 01:08 pm
Environmentalists urged Davaoeños to "defend [the] hard-earned victory" that is the city's total ban on mining, noting that the local law is a step forward for the nationwide campaign to end destructive activities that would permanently damage the country's rich natural resources.
May/15/2015 10:50 am
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, although he favors the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), is still skeptic about it and even called it "a crazy idea" during his visit to Cagayan de Oro over the weekend.
May/12/2015 08:54 am
The Davao City Council passed on final reading Tuesday an ordinance, banning mining operations in the city, with nine councilors voting in affirmative, two against and five abstentions.
May/06/2015 09:19 am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) turned over this week P24.8 million to the city of Davao for projects by the City Agriculturist Office (CAO) and the Veterinarian Office under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) system, previously known as the bottom-up-budgeting program.
Apr/24/2015 11:45 am
Organizers only need to iron out minor kinks before rolling out the red carpet to more than 10,000 athletes and officials for the 2015 Palarong Pambansa which starts in 17 days and highlighted by an opening ceremony extravaganza at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum.
Apr/17/2015 08:29 am
The city will beef up security along roads to and from Davao del Norte for the duration of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa, which will be held in Tagum City in May, City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said.
Apr/14/2015 11:55 am
The City Council here on Tuesday afternoon approved a city government release of its second supplemental budget (SB2) in the amount of P463,819,084.10, for the budget under the general fund proper, development fund and city economic enterprises.
Apr/09/2015 09:25 am