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Davao Region records highest teen pregnancies in 2017

DAVAO REGION recorded the highest number of adolescents who started child bearing at age 10 to 19, based on the National Demographic Health Survey in 2017.

DA-Davao sets P10-M seed fund for Gulayan program

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture-Davao Region office (DA-11) has earmarked a P10 million budget for seeds that will be distributed under the Gulayan Program to encourage communities to pursue backyard farming.

Zamboanga-Kalimantan sea transport service being considered

DAVAO CITY — A sea transport service linking Kalimantan and Zamboanga is being eyed to boost trade and tourism between Indonesia and the Philippines, according to Indonesian Consul General Berlian Napitupulu.

Davao tourist arrivals up 20%

TOURIST ARRIVALS in the city from January to May this year went up by 20% to 975,000 from 806,000 during the same period last year.

AirAsia cancels Davao-KL flights starting Aug. 21

DAVAO CITY — Malaysia AirAsia Berhad is dropping its flights between Davao and Kuala Lumpur in August, less than a year after launching the service in December 2017.

Damosa Land prides itself on a legacy of homegrown development

For over two decades, Damosa Land, Inc. (DLI), the property development arm of the ANFLOCOR Group of Companies, has been at the forefront and...

The real estate potential of Vis-Min

The Philippine real estate market has exhibited a stellar growth in recent years and is poised to sustain the momentum in the coming years....

Notable townships in Visayas and Mindanao

Not only is the Philippines seeing massive changes in its economy as part of its growth as a developing country, huge transformations can also...

ALI unit expands Davao luxury residential project

AYALA LAND Premier (ALP) is launching the second tower of its luxury residential project in Davao City within the year, after seeing strong demand for the first tower where it generated P2.6 billion in sales.

CLI partners with Lyceum Davao to redevelop property

Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) has partnered with Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) for the redevelopment of its Davao campus into a mixed-use university...

Duterte awards medals to soldiers wounded in action

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, May 24, honored at least seven wounded-in-action soldiers in Davao City as he awarded them the medals of...

Davao hopes to draw more tourists from Down Under with PHL-Australia...

DAVAO CITY’S hosting this year of the Philippines-Australia Friendship Week from May 21 to 27 is expected to bring in more tourists from Australia....

Only over 2,000 applicants for 12,500 opening in Davao job fair

JOB SEEKERS totalled only 2,027 on the first day of the two-day job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment-Davao (DoLE-9) in...

Cathay Pacific to launch Hong Kong-Davao direct flight by Oct.

THE CATHAY Pacific Group is launching a direct flight linking Davao City and Hong Kong starting Oct. 28. In a statement, Cathay Pacific said its...

Cathay Pacific announces Davao-Hong Kong flights

The Cathay Pacific Group is launching a direct flight to and from Davao City and Hong Kong starting October 28. Its regional airline Cathay Dragon...

Davao labor groups hit wage board over slow rate review

A COALITION of labor groups has criticized the Davao Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-11) for its slow rate review process that started...

Labor Day job fairs to focus on underemployment in Davao Region

THIS YEAR’s Labor Day job fairs on May 1 aim to address underemployment in Davao Region, according to Marlito D. Ayala, Department of Labor...

Style from the South

JUDICIOUS editing, restraint, a respect for diversity, and a love for local brought impossible heights of chic at the regional fashion show of Panasonic...

Davao water supply project still awaiting DAR conversion permit

THE BULK water supply project of Aboitiz-led Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. (AAII) continues to be delayed by the conversion permit that remains pending at...

Moderately strong quake hits some areas in Mindanao

A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, though...

Davao restaurateur is set to open Mindanao’s very first halal bar

DAVAO CITY — Restaurateur Wady Vapor is set to open a halal bar which will be the first not just in Mindanao but in...

Airswift opens booking for Davao-El Nido flights

DAVAO CITY — Ayala-owned boutique airline Airswift Transport Inc. has officially opened booking for its El Nido-Davao flights. The airline's El Nido-Davao flights will start...

Davao Light urges solar rooftop owners to join net metering program

Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. is encouraging its solar rooftop owners to sign up under its net metering program that allows them to...

Fulfilling dreams through chocolate

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Success comes in many forms. For others, it may be from the fulfillment of ones dreams and aspirations....

Unsolicited proposal submitted for Davao, new Bohol airports

CHElSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) has submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) an unsolicited Public-Private Partnership (PPP) proposal to develop the Davao and...

Davao Region leaders cut national party ties, form regional party

FOUR of five provincial governors and a majority of elected officials in the Davao Region are resigning from their national party affiliations after forming...

Davao’s cacao beans to reach Japanese market — DTI

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) eyes better growth in the local cacao sector as Japanese department store giant Isetan Mitsukoshi Group will...

Megaworld eyes offshore gaming operators at Davao Finance Center

DAVAO CITY — Megaworld Corp. is in discussions with offshore gaming operators who have expressed interest in locating at the Davao Finance Center, which...

Davao, Cebu business chambers zero in on tourism as economic drivers

BUSINESS CHAMBERS in two of the country’s major cities outside the capital Metro Manila are putting focus on the promotion of tourism as a...

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...