Category Archives: Davao City

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Mayor Sara Duterte takes a photo of the flowers and candles offered at the memorial marker of the September 2, 2016 Roxas night market bombing during the mass for the 2nd year commemoration of the attack on 1 September 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO      Read story   

Take a photo

Mayor Sara Duterte takes a photo of the flowers and candles offered at the memorial marker of the September 2, 2016 Roxas night market bombing during the mass for the 2nd year commemoration of the attack on 1 September 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO      Read story   

ENVIRONMENT: Protecting Shrine Hills as green area for generations to come

(Norma T. Javellana-Vandenbroeck, Datu Bago Awardee for Environment Care, sent this letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City on the proposed amendments to Article IX, Section 3 of Davao City’s Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 0546-13, Section 3: Urban Ecological Enhancement Sub-Zone – UEESZ), on the occasion of the SP meeting of August 24, 2018)  […]

ENVIRONMENT: Protecting Shrine Hills as green area for generations to come

(Norma T. Javellana-Vandenbroeck, Datu Bago Awardee for Environment Care, sent this letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City on the proposed amendments to Article IX, Section 3 of Davao City’s Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 0546-13, Section 3: Urban Ecological Enhancement Sub-Zone – UEESZ), on the occasion of the SP meeting of August 24, 2018)  […]

Chinese funding for Mindanao Railway Project ‘a done deal’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 August) – The construction of phase 1 of the Department of Transportation’s Mindanao Railway Project with funds from Chinese Official Development Assistance “is a done deal,” project manager Patmei Ruivivar said. Ruivivar told a press conference on Friday that this was confirmed to her by Transportation Undersecretary for railways Timothy John Batan. […]

Davao City LGU, DOST to implement improved wastewater management project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Aug) – The City Government of Davao is reviewing the memorandum of agreement with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the initial implementation of the proposed improved wastewater management project, DOST-Davao Region assistant director Mirasol G. Domingo said. She told MindaNews on Wednesday that the schedule of the […]

Homegrown property developer wins Pamulak sa Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  / 19 August) — Homegrown property developer Kisan Lu Lands and Development Inc. won the first place under the Big Float category of the Pamulak sa Kadayawan floral float parade  on Sunday. The IPI Pharmaceuticals Inc., the champion of last year’s Pamulak, landed second and Philippines AirAsia, third. Kisan Lu won the […]

Davao fire destroys 60 houses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Aug) – A fire that broke out at a coastal community noon Thursday razed down some 60 shanties in Barangay 76-A Bucana, Davao City, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 11 said. SFO2 Ramil Gillado, officer-in-charge of the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of BFP 11, said that […]

Group seeks stricter measures vs aerial spray in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 08 August) – Environment group Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) on Monday said it will ask the city council to impose stricter regulations on the use of aerial spray two years after the Supreme Court upheld the 2009 decision of the Court of Appeals declaring the ordinance banning aerial spraying as unconstitutional. But […]

Davao expo to feature Mindanao MSMEs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) – A foundation will stage a six-day expo here to give micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from different regions of Mindanao the much needed exposure in the local market. Rosevic Del Rosario-Cembrano, Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation Inc. president told “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” that they will feature new products […]

Prices of durian not expected to go below P40

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 31 July) – Locals and visitors might not enjoy cheaper durian during the 33rd Kadayawan Festival in August as the demand for the “king of fruit” has increased both in the domestic and international markets, an executive of the Davao Durian Council said on Monday. Council president Candelario Miculob told Kapehan sa […]

Fire kills 3 family members in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 July) – Three family members died and another one was injured in a fire that engulfed a house at the National Housing Authority subdivision in Buhangin District here at 4:28 am on Monday, City Fire Marshal Major Virna Silagan said. Silagan said Christopher Pascual and his wife, Rose, and their 12-year old daughter Camille were […]

Tornado hits coastal villages of Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 July) – A tornado hit the coastal communities in Barangay Lapu-Lapu and Centro Agdao, Davao City at around 8:45 pm on Sunday, leaving one person injured and five houses destroyed and forcing residents to flee their homes. As of 9 am on Monday, Davao City Central 911 chief Emmanuel Jaldon said that […]

High-rise condo, premiere mall to rise at the site of ill-fated NCCC Mall Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) — A high-rise condominium tower and a premiere mall will rise at the three-hectare site of the ill-fated four-story New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC) Mall Davao in Ma-a, a top executive said. “Earlier last year that mall was supposed to be renovated but since the incident, it cannot happen anymore so […]

Fire guts decades-old school building in Davao City: 1,285 students affected

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) — A fire destroyed a decades-old historical school building of the F. Bustamante Central Elementary School in Tibungco District here at 7:31 p.m.Friday, affecting a total of 1,285 students, City Fire Marshal Major Virna Silagan said on Saturday. Silagan told MindaNews that the security guard, Edito Tagbilaran, witnessed the fire emanating […]