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DTI conducts special price monitoring in Davao groceries

DAVAO CITY — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez conducted a special price monitoring yesterday in two groceries in this...

Authorities start Davao mall fire probe

DAVAO CITY — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) started its investigation into the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) mall fire that killed 38...

Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City vice-mayor

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENTIAL SON Paolo “Pulong” Z. Duterte resigned on Monday, Dec. 25, as vice-mayor of Davao City. In his prepared speech before a...

SSS to open 2 more branches in Davao

THE SOCIAL Security System (SSS) is opening two new branches in the Davao Region next year, one in Calinan, Davao City and the other...

TIEZA approves P10M for drafting Davao City tourism master plan

DAVAO CITY, which has seen a surge in visitors since mid-2016 following the election of its former mayor, Rodrigo R. Duterte, as the country’s...

Davao under martial law

Text and photos by Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter WHEN MARTIAL LAW was declared in Mindanao in May, the tourism and hospitality industry in Davao...

Promising developments

One of the industries that is gaining a lot from favorable macroeconomic conditions is the real estate industry. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority...

MeDaTOA to test-run new hailing app by Nov; another group to...

THE METRO Davao Taxi Operators Association, Inc. (MeDaTOA), which recently signed an agreement Transwealth Fleet Management Corp. for a mobile hailing application, is preparing...

Cebu Landmasters breaks ground for first Davao City venture

DAVAO CITY -- Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI), in partnership with Davao-based Yuson Commercial Investments, Inc., broke ground on Friday, Oct. 20, for its first...

Davao delegation in Japan for tourism, investment road show

A TEAM from the Davao City government and private sector representatives are in Japan this week to make a pitch for increased Japanese tourists...

DTI to expand cacao output nationwide Davao attracts European chocolate makers

DAVAO CITY – With several European chocolate makers now looking into sourcing cacao beans from the Davao Region, which accounts for about 80% of...

Phinma Properties plans 2nd project in Davao City

By Maya M. Padillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — Phinma Property Holdings Corp. (Phinma Properties) is planning a horizontal residential development as its second project in...

Container yard operator to bring x-ray machine case to Lapeña

AQUARIUS CONTAINER YARD (ACY), owned by businessman Rodolfo C. Reta, will appeal the reopening of its designated examination area (DEA) in Davao City to...

PEZA opens business center in Davao, eyes office space in other...

THE PHILIPPINE Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) opened its Davao Business and Investment Center last week to serve existing and potential investors in Region 11,...

Davao City Peace Committee seeks chairman

THE DAVAO City Peace Committee, which will lead a multi-sectoral body that will pursue localized peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New...

Davao City working with ADB for launch of bus system by...

By Carmencita A. Carillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — The city government is working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in planning the High Priority Bus System...

Businessman renews call for use of x-ray at Davao port

By Carmelito Q. Francisco Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- The operator of the designated examination area (DEA) here that the Bureau of Customs (BoC) closed down in...

Davao City sending trade, tourism delegation to Japan

DAVAO CITY — The city government will embark on a trade mission to four cities in Japan in October to attract tourists and line...

Ayala breaks ground on P20-billion Davao township

By Carmelito Q. Francisco, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — Companies behind the newest township development in the city, the Azuela Cove, hope to complete the project within the...

Davao projects P722-M revenue boost

DAVAO CITY — The city is projecting additional revenue of P722 million with the approval of new assessment levels for real property and amendments...

Focusing on Davao’s indigenous faces

By Carmencita A. Carillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY – The 32nd Kadayawan celebration kicked off at the Magsaysay Park on Monday, Aug. 14, with a new...

AirAsia’s Fernandes wants travel tax on outbound Filipino tourists removed

By Carmelito Q. Francisco, Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Anthony Francis Fernandes is urging the Philippine government to look into scrapping...

Business chamber says more foreign participants in this year’s investment forum

THE DAVAO City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) said the number of participants who have registered for this year’s Davao Investment Conference...

Davao City mixed-use zoning ordinance creating problems for farms caught in...

DAVAO CITY -- The revised Davao City Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and Zoning Ordinance, which was approved in 2013, has created confusion and...

Discovering more than gold in Compostela Valley

By Carmencita A. Carillo and Maya M. Padillo COMPOSTELA VALLEY — The ride down the smooth, winding road leading to this province from its southeastern...

Keeping divers safe: New hyperbaric chamber to boost Davao tourism

By Carmencita A. Carillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — The setting up of a hyperbaric chamber in the city, the first in Mindanao, is expected to...

36 bird species make a home in Davao park

THIRTY-SIX bird species — several of which are considered endangered — were recently identified as living at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Davao City,...

Visiting Duterte country

Text and photos by Zsarlene B. Chua THANKS to Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Davao City mayor who ran for and won the presidency, the spotlight...

Finding Big Brother in Davao City: a newbie’s impressions of Digong’s...

THE FIRST THING a passenger might notice after disembarking then exiting Davao’s Francisco Bangor International Airport is the presence of the city mayor, now...

Davao’s ‘Bat Mama’ firming up plans to build artificial bat cave...

By Maya M. Padillo DAVAO CITY — Don’t call her Batwoman, although like the DC Comics character, she is a kind of heroine — one...

Indian medical students bring Holi to Davao

By Maya M. Padillo DAVAO CITY -- Indians, mainly medical student who have made Davao their temporary home, are bringing their Holi Festival of Colors...

Davao’s Chinatown gets all dressed up

By Carmencita A. Carillo DAVAO CITY -- Four archways in different spots mark Chinatown here, which, at 44 hectares in what is mainly the central...

Shopping + beaches + mountains = Davao

By Maya M. Padillo DAVAO CITY -- A number of tour packages in the Davao Region covering April 3 to May 1 will be offered...