Davao prepares for extended drought

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) – The City Agriculturist’s Office will be asking the City Mayor’s Office for funds to buy mobile irrigation facilities that could be distributed to… »

Marina to review use of lifejackets for vessels plying the Davao-Samal route

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) – The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is willing to review its policies regarding vessels plying the Davao-Samal route on the memorandum circular guiding the… »

Visit Davao Fun Sale end with summer parties

DAVAO CITY – To culminate the Visit Davao Fun Sale tourism sale program organized by the Department of Tourism-11, Davao City Tourism Office and in partnership with private tourism stakeholders… »

Ombudsman asked to probe P17-B Davao port project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — Former Davao City councilor Peter Lavina has written the Office of the Ombudsman to look into the proposal of the Department of Transportation and Communication… »

Duterte warning to juvenile delinquents: I’ll break your legs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 May) — Despite the city winning a child-friendly award, Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte still had harsh words to say to juvenile delinquents when asked what he would… »

Dragon Boat Race

The team from Liceo de Cagayan University of Cagayan de Oro City paddles along the coast of Waterfront Hotel in Davao City during the 2nd Bugsay Mindanao “Paddle for Peace”… »

Paddle for Peace

Members of the Dragons del Sur team on Friday (May 15) paddle along the channel between Samal Island and Davao City during the 2nd Bugsay Mindanao “Paddle for Peace,” a… »

DepEd in Davao says it’s “70% ready” to implement K-12

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – The Department of Education said it is already “70 percent ready” to implement the K-12 system, which begins taking effect in senior high… »

Davao milk tea shop volunteers to close shop temporarily

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – One of the milk tea shops identified as allegedly storing expired ingredients at their branch in SM Lanang has reportedly volunteered to temporarily… »

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 2, as one of the major… »

DISPATCHES: Walking in Fear in the Philippines

In a country where extrajudicial executions by state security forces are a longstanding problem, potential victims take any threat seriously. So when farmers’ rights activist Eduardo Regidor noticed that three armed men were trailing… »


Electricians work on power lines in Barangay Vicente Hizon, Davao City on Tuesday (5 May 2015). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Portrait of the champ

Artist Lando Jumalon, 42, shows the charcoal portrait of boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao in his stall along San Pedro St. Davao City. Jumalon says he drew the… »

Davao City’s Traffic center renamed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) –The Traffic Management Center (TMC) has been renamed the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) department head Rhodelio Poliquit said. The change of name took… »

DurianMan Triathlon slated for Visit Davao Fun Sale 2015

DAVAO CITY – As one of the major events for Visit Davao Fun Sale 2015, the Triathlon Association of Davao (TriAD), Department of Tourism-XI and Flanax bring you the Flanax DurianMan… »

Lunch Break

Workers take a break for lunch in a construction site in Bajada, Davao City on Thursday (30 April 2015). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Council authorizes Duterte to sign MOU with UP Mindanao for sports complex project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 April) — The City Council passed on third reading Tuesday an ordinance authorizing Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign on behalf of the city a memorandum of… »

Welcome to Davao

A soldier inspects a passenger bus from Cagayan de Oro City at the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Calinan, Davao City on Sunday, 26 April 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Street Art

A graffiti artist adds details to his works in an abandoned wall along Ponciano Reyes Street in Davao City on April 26, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Davao City farmers affected by dry spell to receive financial aid; crop losses now at P2B  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he was open to giving financial assistance to farmers affected by the El Nino phenomenon in the farming districts of… »

Yellow Fin Tuna

A fish trader inspects the quality of yellow fin tuna brought to Bangkerohan’s “bagsakan” in Davao City on April 24, 2015. The wholesale price of yellow fin tuna is 90… »

Davao health office asked to name tea shops displaying expired milk

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – An owner of a milk tea shop has asked the City Health Office to make public the names of shops where it seized last week… »

Delineating Davao City’s boundaries could only be done in several phases – DENR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – Being the country’s largest city in terms of land area, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will have to conduct a… »

Davao’s health office wants revamp of personnel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – The City Health Office is asking the city government for a revamp of its personnel, particularly in the uplands, to improve government services.… »

Davao council gives nod for Duterte to sign MOU with UPMin for sports complex construction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 April) – The city council passed on second reading an ordinance granting Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte authority to sign for the city a proposed memorandum… »

OIC Sec-Gen’s son makes quick visit to Davao, Samal tourist spots  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) — “I enjoyed it very much,” Architect Ahmed Madani, son of Secretary-General Iyad Ameen Madani of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said… »

On the Rocks

A boy lies on the rock amid the heat of the sun while her mother does her laundry in Tamugan River, Marilog District, Davao City on Saturday, April 18. MindaNews… »

Construction of sports complex in UP Mindanao campus begins

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – The construdction of the first phase of the 20-hectare Davao City Sports Complex at the University of the Philippines Mindanao campus will begin soon as… »

Davao’s massive sale event returns

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Davao City’s massive sale event returns this year and promises tourists and visitors fun that goes beyond shopping. After last year’s Big Davao… »

Vanishing Tradition

Young and old enjoy a night of songs about love and courtship called “dayunday” at Purok Happy Times Beach, Barangay 76-A, Davao City on Wednesday (15 April 2015). Dayunday is… »

Duterte pushes UPMin sports complex project at city council

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte urged the city council to revise an ordinance that initially authorized the City Mayor’s Office to sign for the… »

Davao LGU working on 3rd supplemental budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) ­– The city government is scheduling the release of supplemental budget 3 (SB3) by July this year after this week’s approval of the P465-million… »

One, Two, Dive

Youngsters beat the summer heat by diving from Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City on Monday, 13 April 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Davao among PH cities with high HIV prevalence rates

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 April) – The Department of Health (DOH) has raised a red flag for Davao City for being one of the six cities in the country to have… »

Speed gun

A law enforcer from the Land Transportation Office trains his speed gun on motorists along Don Julian Rodriguez Sr. Avenue also known as Ma-a road in Davao City on April… »

Daily Pull

Laborers pull their carts loaded with boxes of flowers along Pichon Street near Bankerohan Market in Davao City on Friday, April 10. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

VM Duterte assures no delay in construction of P8-B sports complex at UP Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte assured there would be no delay in the paperwork necessary for the building of an P8-billion sports complex at the… »

Davao City to crack whip on illegal tricycles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) — The city council is contemplating moves to crack down on unregistered tricycles and shops using such contraptions after receiving complaints from a transport operators group… »

Davao’s city council approves P463M supplemental budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 April) – The City Council here on Tuesday afternoon approved a city government release of its second supplemental budget (SB2) in the amount of P463,819,084.10, for the… »


Totski Sabra pours sand he scooped from the riverbed into his wooden boat in Davao River near Maa, Davao City on Tuesday, April 7. Sabra says he earns P150 for… »

Trash Line

Villagers along the coastal village of Brgy 76A, Davao City take a dip in the sea amid the trash lining the beach on Easter Sunday. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Pick Your Color

A vendor sells candles of different colors outside San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City on Good Friday. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco


This used to be the famous Luz Kinilaw restaurant along Quezon Blvd. in Davao City. But fire razed it to the ground Wednesday evening (1 April 2015). A total of… »

Davao fire razes 57 houses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Apr) – Almost a year after a huge fire razed 8.8 hectares in the same area along Quezon Blvd., another fire hit Wednesday, burning down… »

Duterte warns jeepney barkers from extorting drivers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued a warning to passenger jeepney barkers from extorting drivers. At his weekly “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa… »

Davao cop found positive in drug test goes AWOL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) – The police officer found positive in a surprise drug test last week has not reported for work since last week, according to an… »

Davao asks DA for cloud seeding

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) – The City Agriculturist’s Office has asked the Department of Agriculture for a cloud seeding over Davao City, following a month-long dry spell that… »

Run to Eden

The difficult climb to Eden Nature Park and Resort, a 10-kilometer stretch of all uphill roads, during the Team Davao Runners’ 80-kilometer Ultramarathon (TDR80) in Davao City last 14-15 March… »

Running the upHELL route of TDR80

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 March) – We call them “upHELLs”, those uphill roads that is sheer torture for runners and force you to slow down. When I saw the… »

Rain catchment systems might improve Davao’s water supply – councilor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) – Councilor Leonardo Avila III said the proper implementation of the rain catchment ordinance might improve the water supply in areas with low water… »

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