Category Archives: Davao region

Fruit bats can be Davao’s primary eco-tourism attraction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Fruit bats could become the primary eco-tourism attractions in the Davao Region but conservationists warned there must be a stricter measure to control the unsupervised tourism activities that may endanger the population of the bats. Mylea Bayless, senior director for Network and Partnerships of Bat Conservation International, said […]

Investors urged to expand in other areas of Davao Region

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 July) – Investors should consider other urban areas in Davao Region as possible investment areas to spread out development and prevent congestion amid the influx of businesses entering Davao City, a business leader from Tagum City said. Tagum City Chamber of Commerce president Virgilio F. Agunod, in an interview on Wednesday, mentioned […]

3 Mindanao regions have highest teenage pregnancies in the country

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 July) —  Teenage pregnancy in the country is  highest in three of Mindanao’s six regions. Davao region recorded the highest teenage pregnancy rate nationwide at 17.9%, Northern Mindanao at 14.7% and Region 12 or what is also referred to as Southwestern Mindanao or Soccsksargen at 14.5% compared with the national […]

3 injured in lone election-related violence in Davao region, as of Saturday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) — Three persons were injured in a gunfight between supporters of rival candidates in Purok 3 Zunta Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C, Quezon Boulevard on Saturdaynight, two days before the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Police Regional Officer (PRO) 11 spokesperson Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz said on Sundaythat it […]

New police vehicles

Police officers stand beside newly-delivered motorcycles during the turnover of 23 4×4 light personnel carriers (Toyota Hilux), 44 motorcycles,3 utility trucks at the the Police Regional Office-11 headquarters in Davao City on Monday (26 February 2018). PNP Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa led the turnover of the vehicles which will be distributed to municipal […]

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Mayor Sara to decide whether to seek reelection or run for Congress

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Feb) – Mayor Sara Duterte, who made a joke about running for Congress because she wants to become House Speaker during a gathering of businessmen last January 26 at the SMX Convention Center Davao, announced on Friday that she would either seek for reelection as local chief executive or run […]

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Bangsamoro Writers attend Training on News Writing and Peace Messages in Support of the MNLF-MILF Convergence

DAVAO City – About 25 Bangsamoro volunteer writers attended in the two-day training program on News Writing & Peace Messages in support to the MNLF-MILF Convergence held at Casa Leticia Boutique Hotel in Davao City on November 16-18 this year. The participating scribes came from different line agencies of established Bangsamoro organizations, civil society groups […]

103 barangays in Region 11 declared drug-free

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 August) – One hundred three barangays in Davao region have been cleared of illegal drugs from January to July this year, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11 on Monday said. The number represents 19 percent of 538 barangays in the region that were classified as drug-affected. The region has 1,162 barangays. Speaking during […]

House leader eyes dev’t body for Davao Gulf

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/16 June) – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will file next month a bill establishing the Davao Gulf Metropolitan Development Authority (DGMDA) that will “change the picture of Davao Region.” The House of Representatives will resume session on July 24, after going into a 52-day sine die adjournment last June 2, with President Rodrigo R. Duterte […]

Davao Region consumed less rice, more corn in 2015-16 — survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – Per capita rice consumption in Davao Region decreased by 10.77 percent while that for corn increased by 47.43 percent based on the 2015-2016 Survey on Food and Demand of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The survey dated April 10 showed the annual per capita consumption of rice decreased from 105.8 kilos in 2012 to […]

DOLE 11 eyes reducing job mismatch, unemployment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 11 will roll out Jobstart Philippines in two more cities and one municipality in Davao Region to address job mismatch and unemployment this year. DOLE regional employment spokesperson Lauriele P. Arce told Kapehan sa Dabaw that the second phase will cover Digos City […]

SoKor firm eyes partnership with local VCO producer

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 January) – A big South Korean cosmetic company is negotiating with a local virgin coconut oil producer for a possible joint venture. Davao Investor Association president Virgilio Sangutan told a press conference yesterday that the company is willing to link up with VCO producers to supply it with four to six tons […]

15 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces, 6 in Visayas under Signal 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 January) — Fifteen of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and six in the Visayas have been placed under storm signal 1 as “Auring” continues to move closer to the Surigao provinces, according to the Severe Weather Bulletin 5 issued at 5 a.m. Sunday. At 4 a.m., SWB 5 of the Philippine Atmospheric, […]

As “Auring” nears, 12 Mindanao provinces, 3 in Visayas under Signal 1

DAVAO CITY (MindNews / 08 Jan) —  Twelve of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and three in the Visayas have been placed under Signal number 1 as typhoon “Auring” was monitored 185 kms east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 10 p.m. Saturday, the weather bureau said. In its Severe Weather Bulletin 3, issued at […]

“Auring” intensifies; Signal 1 now over 9 Mindanao provinces

DAVAO CITY (MindNews / 07 Jan) —  Typhoon Singal number 1 has been raised nine Mindanao provinces, four more from the five-province Caraga region listed in Severe Weather Bulletin 1 issued at 11 a.m. Saturday. As of 5 p.m., Severe Weather Bulletin 2 of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed the provinces […]

Investments in Region 11 hit almost P8B as of 2016 3Q

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 January) – Investments in Davao Region reached P7.684 billion as of third quarter of 2016, records from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 showed. The third quarter investments in 2016 already surpassed by 38.7 percent the entire 2015 record of P4.708 billion. DTI 11 reported that of these investments, Davao […]