Davao City to hold Ebola awareness summit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) — The City Health Office will be hosting an Ebola awareness summit Tuesday afternoon at the Marco Polo Hotel at the request of City Mayor Rodrigo… »

What’s your greatest fear? – leaders confess fear of insects, failure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 Oct) — Fear is what many of us have in common but choose not to talk about. This emotion is something that many of us see as… »

Locally produced Davao chocolate to hit malls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – A local chocolate manufacturer has signed a distribution partnership with malls in the city after a good reception during the recently held Chocolate… »

Coastal areas urged to plant bamboos to lessen mitigate disasters

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 October) – Coastal communities should plant bamboos along shorelines to lessen the impact of storm surges and sea swells, an official said Monday. Speaking at Monday’s weekly… »

Groups set tagging activity to prevent trees from being uprooted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 October) – Environment groups will label 672 trees along Dacudao Avenue to highlight their opposition to the plan to uproot them to make way for the expansion… »

DOH-XI reaches 95% immunization target vs measles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The Department of Health Region XI has achieved its target of reaching 95-percent immunization against measles as of Wednesday, according to the agency’s regional… »

Therma South monitoring trees planted in Davao’s Marilog District

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – Aboitiz subsidiary Therma South Inc. said it is continuously monitoring the trees being planted in 1,000 hectares of Marilog District as part of… »

Davao tribal leaders urge health officials to visit areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Tribal leaders here are asking health agencies to regularize their visits to tribal communities, citing costs of travel and distance to the nearest… »

No decision yet on trees along Davao drainage, says task force

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) — The task force assigned to maintain the city’s drainage system said no final decision has been reached on what to do with the trees along… »

DPWH wants quarrying near Davao bridge stopped

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday asked the city government to stop illegal quarrying that has caused erosion at the base… »

Social media sites to replace CCTVs in Davao?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — Move over, CCTVs. Facebook and Twitter could be Davao City’s next main monitoring tool for public safety and governance. Software giant Microsoft is scheduled to… »

Minors luring other minors into prostitution a ‘disturbing’ trend in Davao, says group

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) — There is a trend of prostituted minors in the city referring other minors to their clients online and via SMS, according to a nongovernment organization… »

City Health sends doc to Ramon Magsaysay awardee’s village  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Sept) — The City Health Office is ready to help Dabawenyo and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Randy Halasan address the health situation in the hinterland village where he… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: From rags to riches…to ruins!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Sept) — We know the popular catch phrase: “From rags to riches.”  But there’s a new one now we should watch out for:  “From rags to riches… »

Davao City still far from immunization rate target as deadline nears

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) – The city was still lagging behind all local government units in Region XI in terms of immunization coverage a week before the month-long nationwide campaign… »

Yes to intercropping, no to oil palm, says Davao councilor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 September) — A member of the City Council has proposed implementing intercropping projects such as cacao and banana instead of massive oil palm ventures in Paquibato and… »

Davao City eyes permanent evacuation center

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 September) – The plan of the city government to build a permanent evacuation structure could be realized soon, according to the head of the City Planning and… »

Halal slaughterhouse in Davao pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) – Sheep and goat farmers here are asking for a separate slaughterhouse that would cater to halal products for export to Southeast Asian markets,… »

Davao City lacks equipment for disposing dirt from drainage canals

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 September) — The Drainage Maintenance Unit of the City Engineer’s Office lacked equipment for the fast disposal of dirt gathered from drainage canals, DMU chief Yusof Jimlani… »

Davao City behind schedule in immunization drive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 September) — Davao City was behind its own schedule of reaching at least 50% of immunization coverage for measles, rubella, and polio by the second week of… »

Celebrating Davao’s chocolates

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 September) — Exactly seven days ago, I was bugging a Filipino friend who lives in Vietnam to meet another Filipino friend who was visiting there to buy… »

Lawyer to media outfits: Careful when reporting about Davao kids captured on CCTV while stealing jeepney driver’s money

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – A lawyer here handling cases of children in conflict with the law (CICL) has advised media outfit to be careful in airing children’s… »

Davao to do progressive approach in building 20-hectare sports complex

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – The city would prefer a more progressive approach in the construction of the 20-hectare sports complex facility at the University of the Philippines… »

Tuna spawns in Davao Gulf increase after closure to commercial fishing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 September) – Tuna spawns in the Davao Gulf have increased two months after it was closed to commercial fishing, an official at the Bureau of Fisheries and… »

EMB to summon those responsible for acid spillage in Davao’s streets

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sept) – The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will summon to a technical conference the consignee and broker of… »

2015 budget deadline set to Oct. 15, Davao councilors tell City Hall

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sept) – The City Council committee on finance, ways, and means is giving a tentative deadline of October 15 to City Hall so that the latter’s budget… »

Toxic chemical spills into busy Davao street

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Sept) – Around 8 gallons of formic acid spilled on Ponciano Street Thursday morning after a truck carrying 800 gallons of the hazardous material was… »

Massive gov’t construction projects behind Davao’s heavy traffic – contractor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Sept) – A contractor here said that the rise in construction activities in the city due to the influx of funding for government projects has… »

Duterte blames contractors for heavy traffic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte blamed the heavy traffic in the city’s streets on contractors some of whom he accused of having not enough… »

Davao needs P4M for ads on revised zoning ordinance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 September) — The city may have to spend around P4 million for the publication of its amended zoning ordinance, according to the chair of the city council… »

Bridge Under Repair

Construction workers are dwarfed by a drilling rig and cranes at the northbound lane of Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City in this photo taken on September 1, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Mindanao’s Magsaysay awardee: “a greater passion to serve our fellow Filipinos”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 August) — Mindanawon public school teacher Randy Halasan, the lone Filipino among five Asians who received Sunday the Ramon Magsaysay Award, said in his acceptance speech that… »

Deaths from measles in Davao City 7 as of August

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 August) – Seven children have died of measles in the city as of Aug. 8 and there has been a spike in confirmed cases of the disease,… »

134 VACW cases in Davao City blamed on cops, soldiers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) – A total of 134 cases of violence against women and children reported to the city’s Integrated Gender Development Division involved men in uniform, an official… »

Duterte: CCTV monitors should be monitored

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Aug) — Malls and other large private establishments should ensure that someone is monitoring the closed circuit television (CCTV) monitors to help prevent crimes.   Speaking at Sunday’s Gikan… »

Fresh and Organic

A farm attendant waters his produce which is sold at the organic market in Rizal Park, Davao city on Friday, August 22, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

2 more firms interested to develop Davao City’s Isla Verde

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 August)–An official from the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center (DCIPC) said yesterday that two more companies have expressed interest to develop a residential area that was… »

Davao cops to undergo close quarter battle training

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 August)–The Davao City Police Office Special Weapons and Tactics or SWAT team will undergo a training on close quarter battle, Senior Supt. Vicente Danao, city police director,… »

Festive Kalesa

A traditional horse-drawn carriage or kalesa gets a new look for the Pamulak sa Kadayawan floral float competition and civic parade in Davao City, August 17, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Kadayawan Street Dancing

Students from Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental perform during the Kadayawan Festival street dancing competition in Davao City on Saturday, 16 August 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Kadayawan Fluvial Parade

Tausug dancers perform pangalay at the fluvial parade along Bangkerohan river, Davao City on August 15, 2014. The fluvial parade is one of the highlights of the 29th Kadayawan festival.… »

Durian Season

Durian are being sold for as low as 25 pesos a kilo at Bangkerohan market, Davao City this Kadayawan season in this photo taken on August 15, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Battle of Strength

A team of indigenous people try to beat the other team in a tug of war at the People’s Park where a tribal sports competition is being held as one… »

Tunog Mindanao Champs

High school students from the Davao City National High School celebrate after winning the Tunog Mindanao World Music Festival at the SM City Mall in Davao City Wednesday evening (13… »

Badjao Education

A Badjao girl plays the role of a teacher with her neighbor along the stilt pathway of their home in an area known as Dapsa in Davao City on Monday,… »

Heavy Traffic

Traffic volume seems to have increased in Davao City as activities for the annual Kadayawan Festival pick up as shown in this photo of Trading Boulevard on August 11, 2014.… »

GPH-MILF Workshop

MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal chats with Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon, member of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board who was a member of the GPH peace panel… »

All-girl Davao singing group wins awards in international competition

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 August) — The love for singing is what brought seven young girls together. The common ground where Alexea, Rica, Adrianna, Dianne, Christina, Trixia, and Meryll met has… »

Victimizing the victims twice over (Part II)

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – I was furious… as in really, really FURIOUS; I felt like a volcano ready the erupt anytime. The susunod na kabanata turned out to… »

Davaoenos still have false perception regarding HIV/AIDS – survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – A survey by the University of Mindanao Institute of Popular Opinion (UM-IPO) showed that the people in Davao City perceive that the HIV/AIDS… »

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