Category Archives: davao

Millennials help promote Davao ‘third wave’ coffee shops thru social media posts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – Millennials posting photos of their favorite coffee drink on social media have helped promote the so-called “coffee culture” in Davao Region, resulting in the rise of “third wave” coffee shops here and the surge of demand for high quality “specialty coffee” beans grown by local farmers. In an […]

33 may face charges in NCCC Mall Davao fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 June) – Thirty-three individuals may face criminal and administrative cases due to the NCCC Mall Davao fire incident on December 23, 2017 that killed 38 workers. But Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Eduardo Año told a press conference at the SMX Convention Center Davao on Friday that […]

Davao to come up with plan after City Hall’s failure to meet fire safety standards

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – The city government of Davao will draft a plan this month after its 71-year-old City Hall, declared as a heritage building by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, failed to meet fire safety standards set by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) due to lack of fire […]

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Davao iCon to push through despite martial law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – Organizers of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) will push through with the Davao Investment Conference (Davao iCon) on July 21 to 22 wherein some European investors and top executives of the Philippines’s largest companies have committed to participate. Art Millan, chairperson of the […]

Davao Region’s security beefed up; ‘plain view doctrine’ no longer applicable

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The security in the Davao Region has been tightened Wednesday after the declaration of martial law in Mindanao by President Rodrigo R. Duterte late Tuesday, shortly after the local terrorist Maute Group occupied downtown Marawi City. In a press conference Wednesday, Chief Supt. Manuel Gaerlan, Police Regional Office […]

DOTr places 6 VisMin regional airports up for pre-qualification bidding

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Jan) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has opened for pre-qualification bidding the development, operation, and maintenance of six regional airports – four in the Visayas and two in Mindanao. The airports in the Visayas are Bacolod-Silay International Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Tagbilaran Airport in Bohol and Puerto Princesa International […]

ICT exec: Firms wait-and-see how Trump victory can affect industry

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) – An official of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council here said that Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies operating in the country are on a wait-and-see how the industry will be affected under the leadership of United States president-elect Donald Trump. Lawyer Samuel Matunog, ICT-Davao president, told a […]

Mindanawons protest, too

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Nov) –  Protest actions were also held in key areas in Mindanao Friday to express outrage over the Nov. 18 burial of the deposed dictator, Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani,  but while most of the slogans, chants and speeches focused on Marcos,  President Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s first […]