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… »

Davao councilor wants study on incidence of water-borne diseases

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) – A councilor is asking the City Health Office to conduct a study on the incidence of water-borne diseases at residential areas near and… »

On Guard

Armored personnel carriers roll along Bonifacio Street in Davao City during the 78th Araw ng Dabaw celebration on March 16, 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

3,000 Davao City employees to get P20,000 from supplemental budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 March) — Around 3,000 city government employees will receive P20,000 each from the second supplemental budget that the city council aims to pass this month, an official… »

Torturous Route

Runners walk the 10-kilometer last leg of the 3rd Team Davao Runners 80-kilometer ultramarathon on Sunday, 15 March 2015, which involves a climb to Eden Nature Park and Resort in… »

Ride in the Sky

Visitors enjoy skycycling on the ziplines of Eden Nature Park and Resort in Davao City on Sunday, 15 March 2015. MindaNews photo by GG Bueno

Davao City to buy more breath analyzers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 March) — The city government will consider buying breath analyzing devices to help enforce Republic Act 10586 or the Anti Drunk and Drugged Driving Law, which took… »

PWDs awaiting creation of disability office in Davao City

John Frances C. Fuentes / VERA Files DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 March) — Wheelchair user Florencio Timkang lost his person with disabilities (PWD) card four years ago. The 67-year-old candle seller… »

PRESS RELEASE: Park Inn features Davao’s best cuisine this weekend

DAVAO CITY (March 14, 2015) — The hip and modern restaurant of Park Inn by Radisson Davao—the RBG Bar and Grill—is getting into a festive mood this Araw ng Dabaw… »

Leak causes water interruption in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – A leak on the temporary transmission pipeline across Generoso Bridge caused water interruption to several barangays in this city Tuesday, according to the Davao… »

Davao’s first responders get priority in anti-rabies vaccines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Mach) – The Department of Health is waiting for the city’s Central 911 to collect the 100 vials of pre-exposure vaccinations against rabies intended for… »

Davao traffic enforcers still waiting for equipment, IRR to implement anti-drunk driving law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – The city’s law enforcement units will have to wait for the equipment from the Land Transportation Office before it can implement Republic Act… »

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… »

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