Category Archives: Davao City

Almost finished

After nearly three decades of renting an office, the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman ifor Mindanao will soon transfer to its own building at Earth corner Libra streets, GSIS Heights Subdivision in Matina, Davao City. Construction of the building is almo…

Women, children pushed into prostitution due to lack of better opportunities in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – Failure to address lack of better economic opportunities has brought up the number of women and children engaged in prostitution in Davao City, the non-government organization Talikala Inc. said Thursday. From January 1 to October 4, 2017, Talikala Inc. executive director Jeanette Ampog told reporters during the “No […]

From ‘Little Tokyo’ to Tokyo, Japan: historical bond, shared journey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 October) — Few Dabawenyos know that Davao City and Japan share a rich historical bond. More than a century ago, there was a thriving community of around 30,000 Japanese in Barangay Mintal, then the city’s economic center. What remains of the community a century later are a few Japanese mementos, […]

Group asks Davao City gov’t to junk waste-to-energy project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 September) – The Ecowaste Coalition has called on the city government to turn down any proposal for a waste-to-energy (WTE) project, claiming it would bring more harm than good to the environment and health of the people. Ecowaste Coalition national coordinator Aileen G. Lucero told reporters Monday that WTE projects may cause water and […]

Davao Flood

A family rides a pedicab through a flooded Lacson Street in Obrero, Davao City on Thursday night, September 7, 2017. Heavy rains early evening of Thursday caused heavy floods around Davao City leaving commuters stranded. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Duterte and Nograles

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with former House Speaker Prospero Nograles during the birthday celebration of Davao City 1st district Rep. Karlo Nograles (partly hidden by his father) on September 2, 2017 at the Mergrande Ocean Resort in Davao City. Also in the photograph is Rep. Nograles’ wife Marga and Ilocos Norte Governor […]

Ayala-Alcantara’s PhP 25-B Azuela Cove to rise in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 August) — The Aviana Development Corporation, a joint venture partnership between real estate giant Ayala Land and homegrown The Alcantara Group of Companies, will invest P20 billion for the development of Azuela Cove,  a 25-hectare waterside development in Davao City, that would generate 13,000 jobs during its construction period. In […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: SPMC Centennial celebration. 11 Aug 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS ATTENDANCE TO THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES MEDICAL CENTER (SPMC) CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION GALA NIGHT [Delivered at SMX Convention Center, […]

Online real estate marketplace offers help to Davao brokers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – The Philippines’s largest real estate online marketplace, Lamudi, has offered help to Davao City-based licensed brokers by gearing them up for digitization and promote the promising real estate industry here. Lamudi Group managing director Bhavna Suresh Chathambeth told reporters Wednesday that she believes the online marketplace can provide […]

Japanese investors explore opportunities in Davao’s agri sector

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – A group of Japanese businessmen came to Davao City Wednesday to explore investment opportunities in the city’s thriving agriculture sector. Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) chief Lemuel Ortonio said in an interview that the investors came to his office to discuss their purpose. He said one of them signified an interest in throwaway pineapple crowns […]

Kadayawan Security Exercise

Combined elements of the Davao City Police Special Weapons and Tactics and Task Force Davao participate in a simulation exercise on Tuesday ( 8 Augusto 2017) as part of the security preparation for the Kadayawan Festival next week. MindaNews Photo

Davao poultry producers threatened by expansion of subdivisions

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) – The massive expansion of subdivisions in the southern part of Davao City threatens the local poultry industry and should push the city council to designate an area in Calinan and Tugbok Districts as “food corridor” to ensure a stable production of meat products, a group of poultry growers said. Lalaine dela Victoria, Davao […]

Davao tourist arrivals dip in June

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) – The number of tourist arrivals in the city in June this year went down to 123,343, or a decrease of 19 percent compared to 152,678 tourists registered during the same period last year. But City Tourism Office head Generose Tecson said the city recorded a total of 930,136 visitors for the first […]

Ocean conservation group lauds Mayor Duterte for scrapping reclamation project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 August) – An international ocean conservation and advocacy organization lauded City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for junking the joint venture agreement with Mega Harbour Port and Development Corporation for the construction of a 200-hectare coastal reclamation project. In a letter to Duterte dated August 2, Oceana-Philippines vice president Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos said they commended the mayor’s decision […]

Davao Chamber backs Mayor Duterte on junking of reclamation project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 July) – The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) threw its support behind City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s decision to terminate the joint venture agreement for what could have been the biggest reclamation project in Mindanao. Then mayor and now President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed the agreement last year with Mega Harbour Port and Development Corporation. […]

GREEN SPACE: Landslides and the need to green Davao City with accessible public spaces

  (Norma T. Javellana and Arnold Vandenbroeck wrote this piece for the Davao Shrine Hills Advocates (DSHA), a member of the Sustainable Davao Movement) DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) — On July 14, 2017, a major landslide occurred on Shrine Hills along the Diversion Road. The landslide caused big mature forest trees and fruit […]