City Health to probe foul smell emitting from coal-fired plant being built in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – The City Health Office is set to inspect this week communities in Binugao, Toril regarding reports of foul odors being detected near the… »

Get yourself tested: Health experts on new HIV strain

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Following the Department of Health’s public advisory on Thursday about the newly-discovered stronger strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), local health experts expressed their concern… »

Davao’s water district to put up gensets in satellite stations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The Davao City Water District is planning to put up generating sets in its satellite stations in Tugbok, Toril, Lubogan, Cabantian, Panacan, Riverside Calinan,… »

PH communities can earn from backpack tourism – Israeli envoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 March) – Communities can earn by tapping their potential for backpack tourism, the Israeli ambassador to the Philippines said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters at an agriculture seminar… »

Junia: Music makes geniuses: Musikgarten opens first Mindanao branch

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 March) — As she formally opened her school’s first branch in Mindanao, singer and music educator Nikki Junia brought to the south a unique educational program that… »

DPWH asks UPMin to fasttrack design for sports complex

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – The Department of Public Works and Highways has asked the University of the Philippines Mindanao to fasttrack its designs for the Davao City… »

DepEd-Davao releases new guidelines on physical exam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February)– The Department of Education (DepEd) revealed Friday the revised guidelines of the City Health Office’s (CHO) requirements for the annual physical exam of teachers and non-teaching… »

Central fish port eyed in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) — The city council has asked the City Agriculture Office and the City Planning and Development Office to study the feasibility of operating a central fish… »

Storytelling through songs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) — When words are not enough to tell a story, music and melody come into play to bring life to various human experiences—the inspiration of the… »

Davao allots P600M to upgrade solid waste management program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The city council passed on third reading Tuesday Supplemental Budget 1 (SB1) amounting to P600 million to fund new equipment for the upgrade… »

Davao’s water district seeks exempton from watershed development ban

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – The Davao City Water District (DCWD) will be seeking exemption from the ban on development at one of the city’s watersheds in Tamugan… »

Construction of UP-Mindanao sports complex given to DPWH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 Feb) — The Department of Public Works and Highways will undertake the construction of the 20-hectare Davao City Sports Complex at the University of the Philippines Mindanao… »

It’s final: Davao’s 2-hour brownouts to start Feb. 21

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – Dabawenyos, it’s for real: the two-hour rotating brownouts will start on Saturday (Feb. 21), according to the Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC).… »

Davao senior citizens urged to register to avail of PhilHealth benefits

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) Regional Office XI has partnered with the city’s Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) to encourage the… »

Chinese New Year

A fire dancer performs at the Peace Archway along Sta. Ana Avenue in Davao City on Wednesday (18 Feb 2015), eve of the Chinese New Year. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Davao nurse from Saudi volunteers self for MERS-CoV test

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – A nurse coming home from Riyadh has voluntarily submitted to a self-quarantine at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) last Feb. 15 for… »

Tribe pushes own rep to Davao City’s council

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The Klata/Guiangan tribe has endorsed its own representative to the city council as the indigenous people’s mandatory representative (IPMR), absent a Kagan IPMR… »

Construction work to cause water supply interruption in parts of Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – Construction work at the Generoso Bridge II here will cut off water supply in many parts of the city from Saturday morning (Feb. 21) until 12:01… »

Lumad women in Davao City given free contraceptive implants

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 February) — Indigenous peoples in the city’s uplands who are beneficiaries of government’s conditional cash transfer program are among those that have availed of the contraceptive Implanon,… »

Davao City’s 30 kph speed limit eased up  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 Feb) — The city has eased up on apprehending motorists who exceed the 30 kph speed limit, citing the need for some vehicles to gain more momentum… »

Davao health office backs down on mandatory drug test for DepEd personnel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 February) — The City Health Office said it would no longer require teachers and non-teaching staff in the Department of Education city division to take mandatory drug… »

Hard Paddle

A rowing team does an early morning practice in the waters between Davao City and Samal Island on Thursday, 12 February 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Aldevinco shopping center celebrates half a century of Mindanao, shopping, and heritage

In 1963, Conrado Alcantara and his wife, Ladislawa, took one look at an 8,370 square meter property along Claveria Avenue (now Claro M. Recto) and decided that it was the… »

100 scholarships for IPs in Davao City available

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/7 February)—At least 100 scholarship slots are available for indigenous peoples (IPs) from the departments of Social Welfare and Development, Agriculture and Health and from the National Commission… »

Candles for Peace

Students, faculty members and civil society organizations light candles not only for the 44 fallen PNP-SAF operatives and others who died in the clash, but also to call for peace… »

Duterte wants Davao to donate P1M for children of fallen PNP-SAF troopers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte will ask permission from the city council next week for the city to donate P1 million for the children… »

Mandatory drug, neurological tests for teachers ‘degrading, insulting, illegal’ – ACT

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – The Alliance of Concerned Teachers on Wednesday called a memorandum by the Department of Education requiring all teachers to take mandatory drug and… »

Davao LGU orders to stop construction of Aeon Towers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – The Office of the City Building Official (OCBO) ordered the property developer FTC Group of Companies to halt the construction of the company’s… »

Tourism in Region 11 not affected by Mamasapano clash

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 February) — Tourist arrivals in Region 11 have not been affected by the bloody encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, an official said. In an interview… »

Reclamation project developer in Davao told to give importance to mitigating traffic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – Developers of a reclamation project here that would develop the coast along Magsaysay Park to Bucana into a mixed-use project would need to… »

Megaworld’s Davao Park District project gaining ground

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – The 11.2-hectare Davao Park District, the first township development in Mindanao of property developer Megaworld, has been gaining ground as it already attracted… »

Davao flies flag at half mast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday ordered the city’s flags be flown at half mast in a show of sympathy to the fallen Special Action… »

Cleanup of Davao’s polluted rivers urged

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – The committee on environment of the city council here is asking the City Mayor’s Office to assign an environmental sanitary specialist at the… »

Davao’s pioneering gift shop plans a facelift

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — The Alcantara Group, one of the largest and most diversified Filipino-owned conglomerates in the country, is planning to improve its Aldevinco Shopping Center here to… »

Duterte shoots down proposal to install CCTVs in buses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – The city council will be reconsidering a proposed ordinance requiring all buses plying the city to install CCTVs following Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte’s comment that… »

How great Thou art

Photojournalist RENE B. LUMAWAG took this photograph at 5:35 a.m. Saturday, January 17 from Magsaysay Park in Davao City.  “Thank You dear Lord for this awesome daybreak and fine weather.… »


Even if Pope Francis is not visiting Davao City, one can still find  Pope Francis shirts or key chains for souvenirs in stalls outside churches such as this one in… »

But where’s the crowd?

A standee of  Pope Francis awaits parishioners at the entrance of the  Saint Francis of Assisi parish in Ma-a, Davao City on Friday, January 16. In Manila on the same… »


A suspected drug pusher is arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by San Pedro Police along Bonifacio Street in Davao City afternoon of January 6, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto… »

Duterte reviving P5,000 reward for info on firecracker ban violators

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Jan) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will be reviving the distribution of  cash rewards of up to P5,000 for those who give tips… »

Sorry I forgot, says Davao barangay official nabbed in firecracker ban

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Jan) – The barangay kagawad nabbed for violating the city’s firecracker ban said he forgot that pyrotechnics were included in the ordinance and proceeded to… »

Davao City celebrates 14th Christmas and New Year with no firecracker blasts  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 December) – Dabawenyos greeted their 14th Christmas without firecracker explosions and are preparing to welcome 2015 by blowing their party horns and yes, dancing, in the 2nd… »

Davao City okays training for handling of hazardous materials

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) – Training for the city’s first responders in the handling of hazardous materials will start next year, an official said. City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management… »

Davao among cities with most rabies cases this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) — Davao City is among the top 10 cities in the country with the highest number of rabies incidences this year, with 10 cases as of… »

‘Laws on dumping toxic waste into the sea inadequate’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 December) — Laws on dumping of toxic waste into the seas need to “adapt to changing times”, the City Legal Office said. Lawyer John-Christopher T. Mahamud, whose… »

Dangerous Rest

Unmindful of the danger, a Lumad sleeps beneath a ramshackle truck in Aplaya, Davao City (Dec. 10, 2014). He is among the hundreds of Lumads who are in the city… »

It’s the Time of Year

The Buhangin gymnasium in Davao City has become a temporary shelter on Monday (8 Dec 2014) for more than a thousand indigenous people from the city’s Paquibato District and Talaingod,… »

New Day

Photojournalist RENE B. LUMAWAG offers a thanksgiving prayer to God through this photograph taken at Magsaysay Park in Davao City at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014, for “keeping us safe… »

Upside Down

A dancer practices his routine of somersaults at Barangay Bucana in Davao City Thursday (27 Nov 2014). MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Environment groups back SouthCot’s plan to ban aerial spray

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Environment groups have joined the campaign for the total ban of aerial spraying method in banana plantations in Surallah, South Cotabato. The move… »

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