DAVAO CITY—Mindanao will attempt to recoup interest of tourists and travelers through the first Mindanao Tourism Exposition (MTE), with Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco assuring her department’s full support.
Davao City—The coffee shop at the Davao City Library and Information Center has tapped local agri cooperatives for its supply as the coffee shop owners said they want clients to savor the aroma of the mountain coffee beans of the city’s northern hinterland.
DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is “heading towards the right direction,” its chief minister and Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chairman Ahod Ebrahim said.
DAVAO City—Local government units—including two cities and one town in Davao del Norte—formalized their partnerships and management responsibilities with their Davao City counterparts for the Ironman 70.3.
AF Payments Inc., provider of contactless electronic payment system beep cards, introduced on Thursday a service that will allow passengers to purchase bus tickets ahead of their preferred travel date.
DAVAO CITY—The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) here said it would make the rounds among private hospitals and clinics in the region to add to its list of accredited health and medical facilities for a wider implementation of the Universal Health Care program.
Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. reported on Thursday that Brig. Gen. Jesus Durante and his six men would undergo court martial proceedings over the killing of Davao City businesswoman and model Yvonnette Chua-Plaza.
DAVAO CITY—A member of the Bangsamoro Parliament is seeking the establishment of a Bangsamoro Agriculture and Fisheries Training Institute to improve the productivity of region’s agri-fisheries sector.
DAVAO CITY—Four remote barangays in Maguindanao del Sur have their new barangay health stations (BHS), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
DAVAO CITY—First District Rep. Paolo Z. Duterte has warned of serious repercussion to anyone he would catch using his name to fleece money from indigents who only want to avail of medical and food assistance from his office.
DAVAO CITY—About 600 decommissioned combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front would undergo technical-vocational training to prepare and help them adapt to civilian life under the normalization scheme of the peace agreement.
Davao City—A consortium of cooperatives is being organized at the Davao City Food Terminal Complex (DFTC) in Toril to ensure the steady flow of agriculture products assist farmers in securing a fair price for their produce.
DAVAO CITY—Preparations being undertaken by the City Sports Division at City Hall for the hosting the Alveo Ironman 70.3 on March 26 has shifted to full gear.
DAVAO CITY—Davao del Norte has tweaked the traditional island-to-highland tourism promotion in Mindanao into “The Ultimate Island to Highland Destination” as it renewed its bid to take a slice of the tourism receipts that were beginning to improve since the Covid-19 pandemic.
DAVAO CITY—The regional director of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) office here was asked to head the Metropolitan Davao Development Coordinating Committee (MDDCC), the interim structure until the full activation of the Metropolitan Davao Development Authority (MDDA).
DAVAO CITY—Farmers from former North Cotabato villages severely hit by typhoon “Paeng” in October last year received 800 heads of native chickens to restart their livelihood.
DAVAO CITY—A police investigation body has yet to report any breakthrough in the killing of a businesswoman-model here three weeks after the incident.
DAVAO CITY—Peace groups would mark the Bangsamoro Foundation Day with a music festival that will be highlighted by a call to halt the raging war in Ukraine.
DAVAO CITY—The City Health Office has urged all parents to have their children, especially newborns, vaccinated in any of the district and barangay health centers in the city, an appeal raised to counter the skepticism that was mainly triggered by the controversial vaccine against the dengue virus in 2016.
DAVAO CITY—The agriculture ministry of the Bangsamoro government has identified two rice varieties that demonstrated good adaptability and yield to the soil and weather condition of Maguindanao after conducting tests last month.
DAVAO CITY—Policemen in the Bangsamoro region were given additional mobility with 11 more patrol vehicles given to nine municipal stations, including the farthest island province of Tawi-Tawi.
DAVAO CITY—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is expecting the last hurrah from the underground left-wing organizations in the eastern half of Mindanao after the government military dismantled 28 of 32 combat guerrilla formations in the area.
DAVAO CITY—Onion production would be increased in Davao del Sur after the regional Department of Agriculture (DA) launched an onion-planting project in the province.
DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) maintained its growth momentum since its first transition year in 2019, posting the lowest inflation rate record in the Philippines at 6.3 percent at the end of the year, the regional government said, citing a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
DAVAO CITY—Filipinos need not go far in looking for the face of a person living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes the dreaded Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
DAVAO CITY—The newest province of Davao Occidental registered the second fastest-growing local economy in the region and among the few pilot provinces to emerge from the financially-debilitating Covid-19 pandemic.
DAVAO CITY—Some 100 cooperatives from across the Bangsamoro region were granted financial assistance amounting to a total of P150,000 to continue serving their members.
DAVAO CITY—Mountaineers have been told to coordinate their plans and share their itinerary with barangay officials here before they scale the country’s highest peak at the Davao City side of Mt. Apo, the head of the Davao City Public Safety and Security Office (PSSO) said.
DAVAO CITY—Businesses here have been asked to carefully craft their Solid Waste Management Plan and abide by them as the city finds ways to reduce the daily disposal of garbage to its landfill.
DAVAO CITY—Some 100 cooperatives from across the Bangsamoro region were granted financial assistance amounting to a total of P150,000 to continue serving their members.
DAVAO City—Heleina Dominique So and Robert Bryan Dayanan Jr. will compete in a tournament in Malaysia in March as a followup to their success in last December’s Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships in Ilocos Norte.
DAVAO CITY—Indians and Chinese were among the most numerous foreign nationals working in the Davao Region, the regional Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE XI) has said.
DAVAO CITY—A Bangsamoro Parliament member has filed a bill to declare a cave in Tawi-Tawi a heritage site for being one of the earliest settlements in Southeast Asia.
DAVAO CITY—The Business Bureau announced that it would extend its working hours to the evening of the last day of the filing business permit application and renewal fees, on January 31, as it noted a swarm of taxpayers and business owners processing their applications as early as this week.
DAVAO CITY—Workers in the Davao Region would be seeing an addition of P16 to their minimum daily wage of P427 beginning this month as the second tranche of the approved wage increase takes effect, the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) Region 11 has announced.
DAVAO CITY—Trade exhibitors in a year-end product exposition raked in P7.2 million in sales and booked negotiation, as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 11 said the bigger accomplishment came with the successful participation of small businesses that underwent its mentorship program last year.
DAVAO CITY–The local government unit (LGU) of Davao City has allowed business owners here to use digital wallets—Paymaya and GCash brands—to pay their tax obligation to the city.
DAVAO CITY—China’s importation of durian from this city has opened a broad market for what used to be a domestic consumption commodity.
DAVAO CITY—Sixteen local government units (LGUs) across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) were feted to a recognition ceremony that awarded them with the seal of excellence in local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM).
DAVAO CITY—A Japanese government water hazard agency has worked out with the Department of Science and Technology to improve flood management and prediction here, with Japan asking the Philippine side to install the needed data on the equipment installed in the main river system that flows near downtown.
DAVAO CITY—Four universities in the Davao Region entered into partnerships with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the last two months to establish and professionalize their respective technology business incubators (TBIs).
DAVAO CITY—The Intergovernmental Fiscal Policy Board (IFPB) has approved a resolution on the taxable elements in the Bangsamoro region, such as capital gains tax, documentary stamp tax and estate tax as well as the sharing arrangement of revenues between the latter and the national government.
DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro government has prioritized in its housing projects the families of “shahids” former Moro combatants who died in armed battles against the government.
DAVAO CITY—Davao de Oro province graduated a total of 87 drug offenders in two batches of reformatory and rehabilitation program in the second semester.
DAVAO CITY—A warehouse to store medicines and other essentials drugs and vaccines badly needed during emergencies would be constructed inside the capitol complex of Davao de Oro.
BARMM okays five-year development plan, creates international development committee for financial aid
DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro Economic and Development Council (BEDC) approved last week the five-year Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP) and established the Bangsamoro International Development Assistance Committee (BIDAC) aimed at generating wider global financial assistance to the nascent region.
DAVAO CITY—A Malaysian Halal consulting and training agency has bestowed an excellence award to the Halal Verification Laboratory (HVL) of the Department of Science and Technology Region 11 (DOST 11).
DAVAO CITY—The employees’ union of Sarangani received a benchmarking visit from its counterpart from the municipality of Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte this month.
DAVAO CITY—The Davao del Norte city of Panabo announced it was one of few local government units in the Davao Region that passed the 2021 Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLG).
DAVAO CITY—The National Economic Development Authority (Neda)-Economic Development Committee (EDC) XI approved the recommendation of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Davao to create a technical working group (TWG) for its logistics and investment hub project.
DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro government is setting up inventory of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the region, the first of attempts to calculate how GHG could trigger natural calamities in the region.
DAVAO CITY—A Bangsamoro lawmaker from the country’s farthest southern island province of Tawi-Tawi refiled or reintroduced six bills in its Parliament to “expand and improve the region’s airport and terminal building infrastructure, promote clean water, make dialysis treatment available at no cost to indigent patients and memorialize the core members of the Moro National Liberation Front.”
DAVAO CITY—Thousands of city residents lined up the roads leading to the ancestral home of the Duterte family south of downtown.
Davao City—The city government has opened more locations and outlets where businesses may process their permits and pay taxes.
DAVAO CITY—Bangsamoro lawmakers filed eight parliamentary bills seeking to create eight new municipalities for the 63 barangays of North Cotabato which were included in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) during the 2019 plebiscite.
DAVAO CITY—Davao del Norte economy rebounded last year from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with its economy pulled up largely by the services sector, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said during its presentation of Provincial Product Accounts.
DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro Parliament approved on Tuesday an P85.3 billion for the region, with education, public works and health getting the priority expenditures for next year.
DAVAO CITY—Six schools were feted to a night of recognition after the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) capped its four weeks of campaign of encouraging schools to raise their vaccination rate.
DAVAO CITY—The Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector here has a pool of globally-competitive skills, but for the most part, remained untapped, the ICT Davao said.
DAVAO CITY—A Davao Occidental marine- and aquatic-resources school signed another research partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), a month after the former also entered into an agreement with Turkey for an international academic-exchange program.
DAVAO CITY—The Davao Region has 60 centenarians who have been awarded this year the mandated cash incentive for reaching that age, the Philippine Information Agency has reported, citing data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
DAVAO CITY—The state-run marine and fisheries college in Davao Occidental recently forged a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six universities in Ankara, Turkey for an international academic-exchange program.
DAVAO CITY—Mindanao was identified as the likely production area for coffee to help the industry produce more and possibly go beyond the low sufficiency level of local supply.
DAVAO CITY—Creativity came to play in Agusan del Sur as the Caraga regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) installed a floating nursery for use of farmers living in the Agusan Marsh.
DAVAO CITY—Sectoral representatives turned up in droves on Wednesday last week in Patikul, Sulu, as the Bangsamoro Parliament also went in full force in holding the first episodes of the public consultation on the Bangsamoro electoral code.
DAVAO CITY—The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), the region’s interim Parliament, wrapped up its 2-day public consultation in Tawi-Tawi on the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code (LGC), to snowball its commitment to enact the remaining code of laws for the region by the first quarter of 2023.
DAVAO CITY—Two research papers on medicinal properties of malunggay and a widely growing shrub locally called lagnub were awarded each a P50,000 fund from the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD).
DAVAO CITY—The former head of the Regional Board of Investment believes the sustained higher economic growth of the Bangsamoro region, as cited by a study, would continue.
DAVAO CITY—The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao has started talks on further expanding and modernizing the Sasa wharf to maximize efforts on trade facilitation and revenue collection, the agency said on Tuesday.
DAVAO CITY—The head of the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) here urged residents to avail of the free testing and treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) before the onset of symptoms to improve their chance of fighting the disease.
Davao City—The bamboo industry in Davao del Norte got a boost recently after its governor ordered the formulation of a plan that will entice investors to go into the cultivation of the forest product.
DAVAO CITY—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here matched 20 farmer organizations and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with start-ups to link the former to the various markets and open up avenues for bigger outside transactions.
DAVAO CITY—The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public of an unlicensed scheme that promises high returns after purchasing cows.
DAVAO CITY—The recent executive-legislative agenda (ELA) meeting in Davao de Oro had built a consensus for a long-term work of encouraging more investments in agriculture as well as eco-tourism activities.
DAVAO CITY—Sarangani province has opened a halfway house, or temporary shelter, for former New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas and members of terror groups who opted to return to the folds of the law.
DAVAO CITY—Fourteen linemen from Aboitiz-owned Davao Light and Power Co. Inc. obtained their skills certification from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) after undergoing a two-day competency assessment.
DAVAO CITY—The improvement in local governance in Panabo City of Davao del Norte has attracted several visits from other local government units (LGU) to conduct benchmarking on various public services and infrastructure.
Davao City—Seven farmers from this city will complete the final cast that would represent the region in the national cacao competition, according to the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
DAVAO CITY—An ambitious wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center is being hatched up for Mount Apo wildlife that may involve as large as 100 hectares for the facility.
DAVAO CITY—A security simulation exercise (Simex) for the last quarter would be conducted in an unspecified location in the city this month that even the security personnel who would participate would not know.
DAVAO CITY—Farmers in Davao de Oro were given the equipment to produce chocolate, the Department of Science and Technology Region 11 said.
Davao City—The tribal town of Talaingod in Davao del Norte is banking on its unique coffee product, which the national and municipal governments would promote and market, to attract more tourists to the area.
Davao City—A demonstration farm for vegetable production in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte may persuade growers to tap it and the surrounding areas for vegetable production.
DAVAO CITY—The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao announced its officials held several meetings with regulators and law enforcers on protecting the island’s borders.
DAVAO CITY—Describing it as the “aroma of income” for coffee farmers, the Caraga regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) donated a roasting facility worth P2 million to a farmers’ co-operative in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur to upgrade its coffee production.
DAVAO CITY—Investors in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, are being alerted to online scams and bogus online products.
DAVAO CITY—A disaster hub which will serve as a satellite facility of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Davao de Oro has been established in the municipality of Pantukan to watch over the coastal towns of the province.
DAVAO CITY—Top-ranking Islamic leaders here held the city’s first peace summit to support the city government and the government military’s campaign for a much safer city.
DAVAO CITY—Fifteen research studies have been presented during the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Research Symposium at a university here, all dealing with “sustainable living practices and to promote the United Nations’ [UN] SDGs.”
DAVAO CITY—Saying that it’s peace’s harvest time for Mindanao after several decades of sowing peace, Vice President Sara Duterte also admonished that the best antidote to war is good governance.
DAVAO CITY—Seventeen scholars of the city government are now licensed physicians, only months after another batch of 33 scholars brought honors to the city when they graduated with Latin honors.
DAVAO CITY—Christmas lanterns made by inmates would light up the streets here anew during the Christmas season.
Army troops have clashed with Muslim guerrillas in a southern village, leaving at least three soldiers and four rebels dead and sparking fears that an escalation could threaten a 2014 peace pact that has considerably eased years of heavy fighting.
DAVAO CITY—Interprovincial buses are being asked anew to take in passengers only inside the main bus terminal at Ecoland here and to refuse all others embarking at any other points along the national highways.
Davao City—Extreme weather events are altering agricultural practices as farmers adapt to the changing climate to avoid unnecessary losses.
DAVAO CITY—The Bureau of Customs-Port of Davao exceeded again its revenue collection target for October, a feat that mirrors its performance for the first seven months that all exceeded collection targets.