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  • 100 scholarships for IPs in Davao City available

    At least 100 scholarship slots are available for indigenous peoples (IPs) from the departments of Social Welfare and Development, Agriculture and Health and from the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), an Ata official said.
    Feb/08/2015 09:11 am
  • Davao del Sur to host National Rice Congress in March

    Davao del Sur will host the National Rice Congress on March 18-20 this year, which is expected to gather about 2,000 farmers from the province and neighboring provinces.
    Feb/04/2015 09:36 am
  • Davao City pushes for reclamation project to include coastal road component

    A new coastal road will be proposed by the local government for inclusion in the planned mixed-use real estate development in a reclamation area along the Davao Gulf, the city's planning chief said.
    Feb/03/2015 08:30 am
  • Davao employment at 95.4% as of October

    THERE was a significant rise in the employment rate in the Davao region, figures from the local Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) show.
    Feb/01/2015 09:04 am
  • Cleanup of Davao's polluted rivers urged

    The committee on environment of the city council here is asking the City Mayor's Office to assign an environmental sanitary specialist at the City Health Office to enforce the Septage and Sewerage Ordinance in view of the report that pollution in Davao's rivers is approaching critical levels.
    Jan/29/2015 09:32 am
  • Aldevinco to get facelift

    AFTER 50 years in space leasing business, homegrown conglomerate Alcantara Group sees now is the time to give Aldevinco Shopping Center a fresher look.
    Jan/26/2015 08:43 am
  • Amended internet cafe ordinance in Davao City approved

    AS EXPECTED, the 17th City Council approved Tuesday on third reading the amended internet cafe ordinance.
    Jan/21/2015 08:22 am
  • Building of Davao City's sports complex soon to start

    Third District Rep. Isidro "Sid" Ungab bared this in a phone interview with Sun.Star Davao Saturday morning. He attended a recent meeting here with UP Mindanao officials and the city government of Davao, represented by Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD­CMO) officer­in­charge William "Butch" Ramirez, recently. "Ginahimuan pa ug ang architectural designs then ready na for building. Duna namay kwarta kay naapil na sa 2015 budget, andam na para sa pagpahimo (The architectural designs are still being made so we can start building. We already have money, it's been included in the 2015 budget, ready for the construction)," Ungab said.
    Jan/19/2015 08:30 am
  • Davao Water obtains extension for bridge pipeline work

    The installation of 1,000-millimeter (mm) water pipes parallel to Governor Generoso Bridge (formerly Bankerohan Bridge), a main supply line, by the Davao City Water District (DCWD) missed its Dec. 31 deadline stipulated in a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
    Jan/16/2015 09:07 am
  • Bridge to boost tourism on Samal Island

    Business and tourism stakeholders in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) in Davao del Norte see a boost in tourism and business in the area when the proposed P10-billion Samal-Davao bridge is finally realized.
    Jan/15/2015 02:06 pm
  • Samal resort owners ask CA to junk ordinance banning jetties

    Members of the Samal City Resort Operators Association (SCROA) have asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to reconsider their petition to junk an ordinance by the City Council of Samal that declared jetties on their resorts illegal.
    Jan/13/2015 09:14 am
  • Duterte warns Indian dorm manager

    City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned foreigners putting up business in the city to follow the law lest they would be asked to "leave the city or be persecuted".
    Jan/12/2015 08:18 am
  • Bid guidelines for P18.9B Davao port PPP out Jan 9

    The bidding parameters of a public-private partnership project (PPP) that would modernize Mindanao’s busiest international seaport are expected to be out by Friday, January 9, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said.
    Jan/09/2015 08:45 am
  • Duterte warns Davao businessmen against corrupting city employees in renewal of permits

    Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has warned businessmen against corrupting government employees by offering money to speed up business permit renewal, saying, "I will throw all your papers."
    Jan/08/2015 08:39 am
  • Tata Motors sets monthly vehicle sales target in Davao

    Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, Inc., the Philippine distributor of Indian car maker Tata Motors Limited, hopes to sell at least 30 vehicles a month, targeting mainly small and medium-sized businesses in Davao as well as government agencies.
    Jan/06/2015 04:44 pm
  • Davao poised for 'Visit Philippines 2015'

    "Visit Philippines Year 2015" (VPY2015) and the Big Davao Fun Sale are set to sweep this city as thousands of residents joined the formal opening of these Department of Tourism (DOT) spearheaded programs during the Second Torotot Festival, a festivity that greeted the coming of the New Year.
    Jan/05/2015 09:20 am
  • 22 more hydro projects in Davao Region okayed

    THE Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded service contracts to 22 hyrdroelectric power projects (HEPP) that will be constructed in Davao Region in the coming years.
    Jan/03/2015 09:49 pm
  • Davao 10th in overall standing

    East Kalimantan in Indonesia will host the 9th BIMP-Eaga Friendship Games in 2016, bared Labuan Corporation chair Datuk Rozman Datuk Haji Isli during the closing ceremony at the Labuan Corporation Multi-Purpose Hall Wednesday evening.
    Dec/12/2014 08:10 am
  • Davao Region registers P11.2B new investments

    THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Davao reported that Davao Region registered a total of P11.19 billion in new investments from January to September this year
    Dec/08/2014 08:53 am
  • Seaweed industry expansion eyed in Davao Region

    The Southern Mindanao Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (SMARRDEC), a group composed of government agencies and academic institutions in the Davao Region, is initiating steps to expand the seaweed industry in the region towards commercial production.
    Dec/03/2014 09:14 am
  • Imports in Davao reach P15B in Q2

    THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that Davao Region's total imports for the second quarter of 2014 reached $354.68 million, which is equivalent to P15.95 billion.
    Nov/27/2014 08:22 am
  • Stricter rules, stiffer fines on net operation

    STRICTER regulations and stiffer penalties will be implemented to all Internet cafes in Davao as a councilor has proposed to amend an existing ordinance on internet operation in the city.
    Nov/26/2014 08:46 am
  • Uratex builds new factory in Davao

    Foam manufacturer RGC Foam Group is investing P400 million in the city for a new manufacturing plant and showroom.
    Nov/24/2014 08:23 am
  • Davao Light to refund P96.2M to customers

    Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC), an electricity distribution unit of Aboitiz Power Corp., will refund P96.2 million to its 330,000 customers for excess collections made between February 2004 and December 2012.
    Nov/19/2014 08:21 am
  • Minimum wage earners get P5 hike in Cola

    ALL private sector minimum wage workers in Davao Region will be entitled to a P5 increase in the cost of living allowance (Cola) starting on December 1.
    Nov/18/2014 08:54 am
  • Trafficking cases increase in Davao

    There is a marked increase in human trafficking cases in Davao Region, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.
    Nov/11/2014 08:01 am
  • 4 doctors in Davao Occidental seek police help after receiving death threats

    Four government doctors assigned at the provincial district hospital in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental, have sought security assistance after they claimed to have received threatening text messages this week.
    Nov/06/2014 09:48 am
  • Duterte orders all billboards of him removed

    Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the removal of all political billboards here urging him to run for the presidency come 2016.
    Nov/05/2014 08:31 am
  • Non-profit specialty hospital rises in Davao

    Famine, war, disease, and poverty exist starkly against Africa’s breathtaking natural landscapes and colorful culture. But where such ills spring, so do hope and humanitarian response, as an American missionary couple has proven by establishing what has turned out to be the largest provider of pediatric surgical care in the developing world.
    Nov/04/2014 08:28 am
  • Faster internet speeds by 2018 under BIMP project seen

    There's hope for netizens in the Philippines which is taunted as having the slowest internet speeds in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
    Oct/28/2014 11:53 am