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  • Coliform in Davao beaches a tourism turnoff

    The high levels of coliform in beaches are not only an environmental problem but for tourism too, an official said.
    Apr/01/2015 08:38 am
  • BDO cleared to buy rural bank in Davao

    BDO Unibank Inc., the country's largest universal bank controlled by tycoon Henry Sy, can now proceed with the acquisition of Davao City-based One Network Bank Inc., the country's largest rural bank, after getting the approval of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
    Mar/31/2015 11:36 am
  • DTI-Davao teams up with start-up to train virtual assistants

    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Davao City office is partnering with the Knights of Online Marketers, Inc., a start-up information and communication technology firm, to tap into the growing demand for virtual office assistants.
    Mar/25/2015 08:50 am
  • Davao Fun Sale involves all tourism stakeholders

    THE Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) this year will involve all stakeholders providing Dabawenyos tourists alike a wide array of products and services they can avail at special promos.
    Mar/18/2015 08:40 am
  • Davao auction yields P93M

    Government earned some P93 million following the auction of corporate and closed banks' properties last Feb. 26, the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. said.
    Mar/05/2015 09:12 am
  • Councilor wants fish trading center for Davao

    DAVAO City Councilor Leonardo Avila III urged the City Agriculturist Office and City Planning and Development Office to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of a fish trading center in the city.
    Feb/27/2015 10:24 am
  • Tourism in Davao Oriental still a priority despite NPA attack

    Tourism promotion for Davao Oriental remains a top priority for the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) despite last week's thwarted attack by the leftist group New People's Army (NPA) on the police headquarters of the province's capital, Mati City.
    Feb/23/2015 09:45 am
  • Ex-Davao Oriental mayor faces graft for P2-M fee

    The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges against a former Davao Oriental town mayor for receiving P2 million from a consultancy firm in exchange for entering into a contract to build a public market and commercial complex project.
    Feb/18/2015 09:16 am
  • High-end mattress launched in Davao

    DUNLOPILLO Philippines launched its high-end mattress, Cashmerian Luxe, in Davao City on Saturday.
    Feb/16/2015 09:39 am
  • Purchase of P600M trash equipment pushed

    A DAVAO City councilor requested the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) to assist the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in complying with requirements needed to fast-track the procurement of P600-million additional garbage compactors and thousands of trash bins.
    Feb/11/2015 11:21 am
  • 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