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World-class Davao chocolate firm launches new products at IFEX Philippines

One of the chocolate firms that is shaping Davao to become the ‘Cacao Capital of the Philippines’ is launching their new line of ‘fruity and...

Gabriela demands apology from Sen. Sotto

Gabriela Women's Party takes much offense, in behalf of solo parents, women raising their children amid difficult circumstances at Sen. Vicente Sotto III's tirades...

ARMM starts regional investment road shows

COTABATO CITY  (ARMM-RBOI / April 27, 2017) -- The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) organized yesterday...

Destination Davao short video-making contest announced

Here's your chance to show off your creativity, impressive video-making skills, compelling storytelling abilities, and love for Davao City. Join Davao City's "Destination: A Video-Making...

200 young Moro leaders attend Lanao Congress

MARAWI CITY -- The regional government is committed to uplifting the youth across the region, and it is good to see the youth themselves...

Educational aid for kin of 2003 blast victims still ongoing

The city government's Educational Assistance for relatives of victims of the 2003 Sasa Wharf and Davao City old International Airport bombings are continuing, the...

‘Ang Mga Mananahi’ signals start of homegrown Bangsamoro theatre group

"Walang kapayapaan dahil walang kalayaan," Rogelio Braga reminds the audience in his play "Ang Mga Mananahi." The Office on Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (OBYA) in partnership...

Bangsamoro Week of Peace: A Time for Solidarity and Resistance

COTABATO CITY (Bangsamoro Youth Affairs) -- In recognition of the multi-sectoral character of the Bangsamoro’s collective struggle for self-determination, a diverse lineup of guests...

8 decades after: Davao City soars high

Eighty years ago on March 1, 1937, Davao formally became a city in an inauguration attended by then Interior Secretary Elpidio Quirino at the...

Reimposition of death penalty a return to barbarism – Spark

With the expected approbation of House Bill 4727 in the lower chamber of Congress this week, SPARK-Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan commands the youth to...

MILF ends association of children within their ranks

Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, 18 February 2017 –The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) today released children associated with the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF)...

BRIDGe project to increase business investments in ARMM

Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) -- Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) recently signed a Memoramdum...

Xavier Ateneo grad among Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines

Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan graduate Gimar Reyes was hailed as one of the 2016 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP). The TOSP...

Kessia Carol Tar: Byaheng Do30’s newest darling

Her father wanted her to become a lawyer. But Kessia Carol Tar had a different plan. The 20-year-old Kessia is a Certified Cost Accountant and...

Xavier Ateneo Aggies bag championship at 10th FASMin skills tilt

By Jericho Montellano XU Communications Office  After seven years, Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan was once again proclaimed as the overall champion of the Federation...

ARMM and partners to remove water hyacinth build-up in Maguindanao-Midsayap-Cotabato Area

COTABATO CITY  (Feb. 6, 2017 / ARMM Bureau of Public Information)  – Officials of government agencies, including those under the Autonomous Region in Muslim...

Bayan Muna condemns AFP’s call for all-out war

PRESS RELEASE Bayan Muna, 07 Feb 2017 Bayan Muna Rep.Carlos Isagani Zarate, vice chair of the House Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity today condemned the...

Public lecture and workshops on aromatherapy for mental wellness

The Department of Psychology, the Center of Psychological Extension and Research Services (COPERS), and the Samahan ng Mag-aaral ng Sikolohiyang Filipino (SAMASIKOFIL) of the...

Official Entries: 9th Cinemagis Digital Short Film Festival

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Now on its 9th year, Cinemagis continues to serve as a platform for young and professional filmmakers in Northern...

Bayan Muna dares economic managers to live on 40 pesos a day

Press Release, Bayan Muna, 04 January 2017 Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate and Chairman Neri Colmenares challenged the so-called economic managers blocking the P2,000 Social...

Davao-made mobile game wins multiple accolades at GameOn’s ICT Creatives Awards Night

Young developers from renowned, locally-grown tech company, Ingenuity, received three accolades for their Tamagogo mobile game from the Game Developers Association of the Philippines...

XU programs receive highest accreditation levels from FAAP

XU Communications Office Press Release 13 Dec 2016 The board of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) approved on Friday, December 9, all three...

Philippines: Armed clashes in Basilan displace nearly 7,000 people

Manila (ICRC) – Nearly 7,000 people have been displaced for more than a month following armed clashes between government security forces and armed groups...

Veteran Activists against the Marcos rehabilitation: “This is our one, true fight!”

“Activists of the 1960s and 1970s of the Philippines, unite and resist the rehabilitation of the fascist criminal and plunderer Marcos!” An organization of activists...

5,000 typhoon-resilient houses to be constructed in Davao City

CITY INFORMATION OFFICE, Davao City, 05 December -- San Miguel Foundation, Pilipinong May Puso Foundation, and National Housing Authority have signed a memorandum of agreement...

Mayor Sara optimistic Davao rehab center will help win war on drugs

Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte was thankful for the new drug rehabilitation center which will be built in Barangay Malagos starting next year. The...

7th Anak OFW Festival in Davao City set for Dec. 4

On December 4, 2016, in People’s Park, Davao City, we will hold the 7th Anak OFW Festival. Anak OFW Festival is a yearly event...

DILG Sec. Sueno: ARMM LGU summit to serve as model for other regions

Davao City (November 30, 2016/ARMM Bureau of Public Information) -- Citing lines from a song, Sec. Ismael Sueno of the Department of Interior and...

ARMM Investment Priorities Plan ready by year end

(November 29, 2016.Cotabato City). The Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is now on the process of...

SELDA to Duterte: Release the 400 now!

News Release 28 November 2016 Govt accountable for death of political detainee SELDA to Duterte: Release the 400 now! SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto)...

High-level EAGA meeting opens in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA (MinDA) -– Ministers and senior officials of the Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) convene here today (Nov....

 Mayor Sara apologizes to mother of child abuse victim

CITY INFORMATION OFFICE -- Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte apologized to the mother of the 2-year-old boy who died following severe physical abuse...

Munato Festival is back-to-back!

By Cherry Marie Irish D. Cruz ALABEL, Sarangani (November 24, 2016) – Merging 2014’s Yesterland Theme Park and 2015’s International Music Festival, Sarangani stages an...

Salamindanaw Asian film festival bares winners

An Indonesian film was announced the winner for best Asian feature film in the recently concluded Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival in General Santos, southern...

NUJP holds silent protest to demand justice for Ampatuan Massacre victims

MAKATI CITY (NUJP / 01 Nov) -- The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and the family of Daniel Tiamzon, one of the...

Davao City  to play ‘major role’ in PHL-China agricultural cooperation 

SHANGHAI  (CIO/01 November) -- Davao City is now being eyed as one of the areas for agricultural development in the Philippines as the country...

PRESS RELEASE: Gabriela Women’s Party cry #LabananAngAbuso; tags Aquino for impunity

PRESS RELEASE Gabriela Women's Party cry #LabananAngAbuso; tags Aquino for impunity, rights violations against women and children. Gabriela Women's Party today joined thousands of human rights victims,...

Samal abduction a setback to Mindanao’s tourism and investment momentum – MinDA

The abduction of three foreign nationals and a Filipina at a resort in the Island Garden City of Samal Monday night deals a setback...

17th Tuna Fest honors unsung heroes of the sea

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (3 September 2015) – The 17th Tuna Festival has begun with City Mayor Ronnel Rivera paying  tribute to the unsung heroes...

Press Statement: Violent dispersal a ‘desperate move to conceal’ Manobo Lumad from UN rapporteur...

DAVAO CITY (Kalumaran/29 July) --- On the 3rd day of the 10-day Philippine trip of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Internally Displaced Persons...

Farmers catch the planting season with FAO assistance  

Maguindanao, 29 July 2015 (FAO) – Agriculture-dependent families in Maguindanao are still reeling from the residual impact of conflict, drought and flooding that affected the...

Rural Missionaries in US for 21-day Mindanao human rights mission

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (RMP-NMR/15 July 2015) -- The Northern Mindanao office of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP-NMR) started today a human...

Why the Pope’s Encyclical on the environment should speed up the end of the...

GREENPEACE NEWS RELEASE Rome/Manila 18 June 2015 - Reacting to the Pope's Encyclical on the environment, Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director at Greenpeace, said: "Greenpeace welcomes...

US awards new Science & Research grants to Filipinos

Manila, June 19, 2014 – The United States Government, through the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded 16...

Zambo’s Summer Peace Camp begins

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Zabida/24 May) -- For those who heeded its siren call, this is the summer when peace will perhaps begin to bloom for...

PRESS RELEASE: Krav Maga for Dabawenyo families

The International Krav Maga Federation in Davao (IKMF Davao) will be holding a series of workshops this weekend—for learners of all ages. Krav Maga self-defense...

PRESS RELEASE: TriAD, DOT hold Flanax DurianMan triathlon

DAVAO CITY – The Triathlon Association of Davao (TriAD) together with the Department of Tourism – XI conducted the Flanax DurianMan Triathlon last May...

Ilagan on De Lima’s PDAF selectivity: grave injustice, dereliction of duties

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, in refusing to actively pursue cases against members of the Liberal Party identified to have had dealings with Ms....

Get ready for Trancesisyon

Partyphiles get ready. Trancesisyon, the first “PsyTrance” party and music and arts festival in Mindanao, is underway. The one-day party, slated on May 16 at...

More fun per use of Visit Davao Fun Sale mobile app

DAVAO CITY – To saturate the market for the Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS), organizers launched the Visit Davao City Lifebit App, which serves...

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