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  • Davao City on high alert amid Marawi attack

    Task Force Davao and Davao City police are on heightened alert following the Marawi City attack by members of the terrorist Maute group.
    May/24/2017 12:24 pm
  • Davao City 'on lockdown' after terror attack in Marawi

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio declared Davao City on lockdown past midnight Wednesday, May 24, following clashes between government forces and terrorists groups that started in Marawi City Tuesday afternoon.
    May/24/2017 12:24 pm
  • Davao City creates task force on hazardous substances

    DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio signed an executive order (EO) creating a multi-agency task force to properly regulate persons and entities engaged in business involving flammable and dangerous chemicals and other hazardous and toxic substances.
    May/22/2017 09:06 am
  • Davao-Dubai direct flights eyed in air talks with UAE

    The government is looking to seal a landmark deal with two of the biggest airlines in United Arab Emirates (UAE) that, if confirmed, would launch the first regular direct flights from the Davao International Airport to Dubai.
    Apr/26/2017 09:22 am
  • Tourist arrivals in Davao in March up by 13%

    THE Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) noted a 13.13 percent increase in tourist arrivals in March this year.
    Apr/25/2017 08:26 am
  • Davao schools shine in board exams

    DAVAO CITY throughout the years has become a center and melting pot of people from different provinces in Mindanao, mostly for one reason and that is the variety of exceptional educational programs that are being offered in the city, being home to topnotch schools with different specializations.
    Apr/20/2017 03:57 pm
  • Davao authorities test buses for roadworthiness

    AUTHORITIES on Wednesday, April 12, inspected buses for roadworthiness to guarantee the safety and comfort of passengers during the observance of Holy Week.
    Apr/13/2017 05:55 pm
  • Davao enjoying an investment boom

    Davao, on the southern island of Mindanao and the city where President Rodrigo Duterte served as mayor for more than two decades, is enjoying an investment boom. Commercial complexes are going up. Homes are being built. The city even has too many power stations.
    Apr/12/2017 06:27 am
  • BIR Large Taxpayer Service opens Davao office

    The launch of the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) Large Taxpayers Service (LTS) office in the city yesterday is expected to help the agency meet its target collection of P1.829 trillion for 2017, which if accomplished would represent a gain of 16% year on year.
    Apr/04/2017 06:08 pm
  • Rody turns 72, wakes up to surprise in Davao

    As he turned 72 yesterday, President Duterte woke up to a pleasant surprise. Seven of his grandchildren – including the newborn Marko Digong, nicknamed Stonefish, youngest son of presidential daughter and Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio – literally stormed his bedroom and woke him up at around 2 p.m. to greet him a happy birthday.
    Mar/29/2017 07:09 pm
  • Davao court orders arrest of Matobato

    A regional trial court judge on Monday ordered the arrest of confessed hit man Edgar Matobato in connection with the 2002 kidnapping of Turkish national Sali Makdum.
    Mar/29/2017 07:08 pm
  • In Duterte's Davao, China's Vice Premier Prioritizes Deals Over Disputes

    Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's in his home city on Friday, becoming the most high-profile visitor from Beijing since two countries long at odds sought to chart a new course in relations.
    Mar/18/2017 10:09 am
  • Davao summer tourist arrivals to increase by 10%

    TOURIST arrivals for April and May in Davao Region is expected to increase by 10 percent as the 4th Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) this year is targeted to hold more activities catering to different kinds of tourists and highlighting newer tourist destinations within the region, an official said.
    Mar/11/2017 06:59 am
  • SilkAir drums up services in Davao

    SILKAIR, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, vowed to help the country, especially Mindanao, increase tourism arrivals for this year.
    Feb/18/2017 08:58 am
  • Rains to continue in Davao Region

    DAVAO Region is expected to have light to occasionally moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms as the tail-end of a cold front had gone towards the direction of Luzon affecting more the Eastern sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas, according to the online monitoring report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) Saturday, January 21.
    Jan/23/2017 08:58 am
  • Japan PM Abe set to make historic visit to Davao City

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will discuss counter-terrorism and drug rehabilitation projects, among other topics, with President Rodrigo Duterte during his two-day official visit to the Philippines this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
    Jan/12/2017 08:51 am
  • Japan's Abe wants to visit Duterte's Davao home - Palace

    President Rodrigo Duterte is set to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in his house in Davao City this week, Malacañang confirmed Monday.
    Jan/10/2017 07:32 pm
  • Davao records 366 new HIV/AIDS cases from Jan-Oct 2016

    The City Health Office here says at least one new case of HIV/AIDS is recorded daily in the city. Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, City Health Officer, said there are more than 30 cases of HIV infection recorded a month during the later part of 2016.
    Jan/07/2017 07:55 am
  • Davao holidays perfectly peaceful

    This city's various activities during the entire Yuletide season were a complete success, safe and secure as the security personnel beefed up their security measures for the entire celebration.
    Jan/04/2017 09:29 am
  • Davao terminal to open by April

    The Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Davao City government is set to open the P70-million Davao Food Terminal by first quarter next year.
    Jan/03/2017 08:14 am
  • Rooftop garden set for Davao City Hall

    The once-bare rooftop of the four-storey Davao City Hall annex building has burst into life—transformed into a garden of colorful flowers, green herbs and vegetables by the Department of Agriculture.
    Dec/21/2016 01:42 pm
  • Davao city police seize toy guns, firecrackers

    AROUND 100 toy guns with pyrotechnics were confiscated by the Santa Ana Police from sidewalk vendors on Tuesday, December 13, as the police force reminded people about the total ban on pyrotechnics in Davao City.
    Dec/15/2016 09:48 am
  • Japanese heritage complex to rise in Davao in 2017

    A P120 million Japanese heritage complex that will house a market, a museum, and a memorial site is set to rise here by 2017 as the local government pushes to revive the Japanese history of the city, officials said.
    Dec/08/2016 08:27 am
  • Spanish businessmen eye investments in Davao

    Spanish investors are looking at collaborating with the Philippine government in the agri-business, infrastructure, transportation, power, culture, and tourism industries, officials said Friday.
    Nov/28/2016 09:10 pm
  • Davao mayor orders tight security for holiday season

    The Davao City Peace and Order Council conducted its first meeting on Tuesday, November 15, at the Grand Men Seng Hotel during which the new council took their oath of office as well. After the meeting Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said the city remains to be at red alert after the September 2 bombing.
    Nov/16/2016 09:05 am
  • Chinese consulate to open in Davao City

    China plans to establish a consulate office in Davao City, the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte, amid renewed friendly relations between the two countries.
    Oct/24/2016 06:42 am
  • Davao’s 'Little Tokyo' master plan readied

    THE P10-million tourism master plan for the development and restoration of village of Mintal in Davao City as Little Tokyo is now a step closer to realization, City Tourism Officer Gene Rose Tecson said.
    Oct/12/2016 07:39 am
  • P100-M agri lab to rise in Davao City

    Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol announced plans to construct a P100 million laboratory facility in Bago Oshiro in Tugbok District here that will handle plant disease, animal disease, water and soil analysis.
    Oct/10/2016 03:29 pm
  • Davao banana sector wants its own dev't council

    THE small and big banana players are pushing for the establishment of the National Banana Industry Development Council under the Duterte administration.
    Sep/27/2016 08:19 am
  • Go Hotels Davao targets MICE market

    Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) is positioning its newly opened Go Hotels branch in Davao City as a major player for meetings, incentives, conferences, events (MICE) and as a preferred destination of free independent travelers (FIT).
    Sep/19/2016 01:43 pm