Davao wants to lure more Japanese tourists

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – This city is planning to put up a Davao-Japan Tourism Development and Investment Promotion Council in a bid to lure more Japanese tourists… »

“Bakwits” from fire are now “bakwits” from rain

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) — The City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) is currently looking for alternative evacuation sites for 382 families displaced by the April 4… »

Fire Victims

A Badjao couple uses recycled plastic and sack as roofing for their makeshift tent at the Magsasay Park grounds, Davao City on Wednesday, 9 April 2014. Their house was among… »

Davao doles out cash assistance to fire victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – The city has began distributing out cash assistance to the 3,547 victims of the fire that ravaged Barangays 22-C and 23-C last Friday.… »

There’s enough food packs for Davao fire victims – DSWD

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aprl) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has assured there’s enough food packs for the victims of the fire that burned… »

Davao needs air assets to combat fire unreachable by fire trucks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 April) – The Bureau of Fire Protection here needs air assets to fight fires in areas that cannot be reached by the city’s firetrucks. In… »

Davao City council okays P45-M aid for fire victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/8 April) — The City Council has approved the allocation of P45 million from the city’s quick response fund for victims of a fire incident last Friday. The… »

The morning after

The morning after the big fire that razed at least 1,000 houses in  three barangays in Isla Verde,  Davao City — Barangays 23-C, 22-C and 21-C — a resident tries to… »

Huge Davao City fire caused by a candle–BFP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 April)—At least 1,000 houses in three villages here were gutted down by a fire Friday night that was allegedly caused by a candle, the Bureau of Fire… »

Davao’s health centers get P80M from DOH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 April) – Fourteen of the city’s sixteen district health centers will get P80-million worth of upgrades to improve their primary health care packages courtesy of… »

Davao City highest in dengue, measles cases in Region 11 – official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) – The city has the most number of reported cases of dengue and measles in Region 11 from January to March this year, a health official… »

Safety for info givers on cocaine bricks assured

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte assured those who will help identify the location of the missing 11 bricks of cocaine that their identities will be… »

Davao allocates P35M for relocation sites of flood-prone areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) – Around P35 million has been earmarked from the city’s disaster risk reduction fund to identify and acquire relocation sites for residents of flood-prone… »

More cocaine found in container yard

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 March) – Two more bricks of high-grade cocaine were discovered at the Sumifru container yard here Tuesday, bringing the total number of seized cocaine since Saturday to… »

Davao village chief cries ‘military harassment’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 March) – A barangay official accused Tuesday members of the 69th Infantry Battalion of committing acts of harassment against civilians in his area. Lumiad Barangay Chair Celso… »

3000 kilos of ‘hot meat’ seized in Davao in 2013

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 March) — The City Veterinarian’s Office (CVO) confiscated last year a total of 3,129 kilos of illegally slaughtered meat from the city’s public markets. This was only… »

Davao wants to get rid of messy overhead wires

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Marcjh) – Like most cities in the country, the overhead cables used by electric and telecommunications companies in this city are such a mess. Finally,… »

Davao ambulant vendors warned against clogging sidewalks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) – The head of the city’s demolition unit has warned ambulant vendors from taking over the sidewalks or be booted out. Yusof Jimlani, chief… »

Davao gov’t compels water utility to ensure supply

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 March)– The city government has compelled the Davao City Water District (DCWD) to ensure that its services will not be interrupted even when there is a power… »

For New Mining Law

A Lumad from Pantukan, Compostela Valley province calls for the passage of the People’s Mining Bill during a protest rally to commemorate the enactment of the Mining Act of 1995… »

Summer Treat

A street vendor prepares ice shavings which he later sells as “leche con yelo” at Roxas Avenue in Davao City on March 4, 2014. The summer heat makes “leche con… »

Measles cases in Davao City up

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The cases of suspected measles in Davao city have risen from 226 in February 20 to 280 cases as of March 3, the… »

Speed Gun

A traffic enforcer trains his speed gun on incoming vehicles along R. Castillo Blvd in Davao City on Saturday, 1 March 2014. The city government of Davao is stricly implementing… »

Hunt on for 2 escaped drug pushers in Davao raid

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Feb) – Authorities continue to hunt down two suspected illegal drug pushers who escaped during the raid in the outskirts of the city early Friday… »

DA teams up with Davao for cacao production

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 February) — The Department of Agriculture will partner with the city government for its highland cacao farming projects in response to a rising interest in the crop,… »

Vice Mayor Duterte asks treasurer to explain P1.1B tax delinquency

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 February)- Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte has asked City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) chief Rodrigo Riola for an explanation on the P1.1 billion tax delinquency submitted to the… »

Slow Day

It’s a slow day for these ukay-ukay vendors as they sleep on their stall in Agdao market on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 The market becomes busy late in the afternoon.… »

Road Repairs

Ongoing road repairs along R. Castillo Blvd in Davao City, like this one photographed Monday (17 Feb 2014), have been causing heavy traffic for over a year already. The construction… »

Kidnap charges filed vs 60-yr-old woman for taking 2-yr-old girl from mall

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – The Sta. Ana police precinct here has filed a complaint of kidnapping against a 60-year-old woman after she returned a two-year-old child to… »

Duterte warns jeepney ‘barkers’ not to be abusive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte warned jeepney “barkers” in the city to watch out as he is regularly monitoring them from inside a car… »

Duterte wants to be ‘diplomatic’ re unpaid real property taxes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said the government should negotiate with businesses first regarding unpaid taxes before using its powers to auction or adding… »

Cacao farming in Davao pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /17 Feb) – The City Agriculturist’s Office (CAO) would need P200 million to implement Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order for the office to fully develop cacao f… »


A vendor prepares to weigh “uling” (coconut shell charcoal) in Agdao Market, Davao City on Wednesday (12 Feb 2014). The uling sells for P30 a  kilo. Mindanews photo by Keith… »

Budget increase pushed for Davao’s nutrition office

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – The incidences of malnutrition in the city has pushed some councilors to suggest increasing the budget of the City Health Office’s Nutrition Office.… »

Duterte urges farmers to plant cacao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 Feb) — Farmers should take advantage of the shortage in cacao supply in the country and the world by planting the crop, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said. In… »

Davao City’s IRA slashed by P13.8M

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – The Department of Budget (DBM) has slashed the city’s internal revenue allotment (IRA) by P13.83 million. Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s… »

Davao to farm out garbage collection to private sector

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – To save on maintenance expenses because of the budget cut brought about by its reduced internal revenue allotment (IRA), this city is farming… »

Traffic Railings

Workers paint the railing on an island along R. Castillo Boulevard in Davao City on Wednesday, 29 January 2014. These railings have been installed to force people to cross using… »

Helping the Elderly

A traffic enforcer assists an elderly woman as she crosses the street in Davao City on Tuesday, 28 January 2014. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Peace Primer

A member of Task Force Davao distributes a primer on the GPH-MILF peace deal during a rally at the Freedom Park in Davao City on Wednesday, 29 January 2014. Simultaneous… »

Fire Drill

Students from Ateneo de Davao University Jacinto Campus exit their school building during a fire drill held Wednesday, 29 January 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Dengue deaths in Davao soar by 70%

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Jan) – The City Health Office here has recorded a 70-percent increase in deaths due to dengue, even though the number of cases in 2013… »

Homeward Bound

A commuter rests his tired self inside a jeepney on 23 January 2014. This scene repeats itself everyday after office hours in Davao City, and everywhere else in the urban… »

Davao’s economic enterprise office’s collection short by 3.6%

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – Collection of the City Economic Enterprise (CEE) office here has fallen short of its P128-million target by 3.6 percent, having collected only 123.4… »

After Agaton, Davao City donates P4M to ComVal, Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – The city council approved a P4-million financial assistance fund for areas hit by landslides and floods due to tropical depression Agaton and the… »

Signal 1 now over all 4 Davao provinces, 6 cities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) –  The Davao region’s four provinces and six cities are now under Public Storm Warning Signal number 1, the weather bureau’s 11 a.m. advisory said. Signal… »

Building of more public classrooms in Davao City pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 January)—A city councilor here has proposed the construction of more two-story classroom buildings in anticipation of an increase in student population this coming 2014-2015 school year. Councilor… »

Measles cases shoot up in Davao, Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Jan) – Seventeen individuals tested positive for measles in the Davao Region last December, while Bukidnon also reported six suspected cases among children admitted in… »

Super Nino

A devotee fixes the clothes of the Sto. Nino statue which she also garbed with a Superman cap during commemoration of the Feast of the Sto. Nino Wednesday (15 January… »

Shut Up!

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells the Commission on Human Rights to shut up when the CHR said his death threats to rice smugglers was “unethical” and “unbecoming of a… »

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