Duterte says it’s likely Binay vs Grace in Presidential race

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindNews/02 August) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he does not see himself as a candidate in the 2016 Presidential elections due to financial constraints… »

Target Practice

A member of the elite Philippine Army’s Scout Ranger demonstrates his confidence in his firing ability by hitting a target placed not far from his fellow soldier Thursday (30 July… »

Entry of IT firm seen to boost employment in Davao’s BPM industry

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 July) — A new multi-national company will open at the Matina IT Park next month, a development that is seen to boost employment generation in the city’s… »

Following food poisoning incident, Davao to submit list of registered businesses to FDA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) – The city’s Business Bureau is set to submit a list of establishments here that have been issued with mayor’s permits to Food and… »

Davao’s biz bureau eyes 10% increase in permits, collections

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) – The city’s Business Bureau is eyeing to increase by 10 percent its issuances of mayor’s permits and collections this year, an official said.… »

Davao LGU urged to establish OFW Center

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) – A migrants’ group urged the city government for the full implementation of an ordinance that seeks to establish an overseas Filipino workers (OFW)… »


Antiriot policemen clash with lumads who are seeking refuge at the United Church of Christ of the Philippines’s (UCCP) Haran Compound along Father Selga St. in Davao City Thursday (23… »

Davao to maximize use of technology to generate jobs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – The Information Communications and Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Internet Café Association of Davao (ICAD)… »

Sasa Port upgrading project feared to worsen traffic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) — A city councilor on Monday called on the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to conduct a further study on the possible impact of the… »

Food vendors urged to undergo training on proper handling

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 July) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will place all street vendors selling food to undergo training on proper food handling. This developed after close to 2,000 victims —… »

Davao amends Halal ordinance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – The City Council of Davao will pass on third and final reading next week a resolution amending the existing “Halal Ordinance.” City Councilor… »

Thousands of Muslims in Davao to gather for Eid’l Fitr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 July) — Thousands of Muslims will gather on Friday, July 17, at the Tionko Football Field in Agro-Foundation College of the Philippines in Davao City to celebrate… »

Davao City council okays resolution on trading center

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 July) — The city council passed on third and final reading Monday a resolution allowing the city mayor to sign in behalf of the local government a… »

Inherited Craft

Jura Abdillah, 53, weaves a traditional fan made of buri palm in her house in Isla Verde, Davao City, 14 July. This craft, which she learned from their ancestors, has… »

No Fishing Today

Rough waters in Davao Gulf have forced fishermen living in Barangay 74-A, Bucana, Davao City to take a break from their daily routine in this photo taken on July 14,… »

80% of gov’t buildings in Davao City not PWD-friendly – official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 July) — At least 80 percent of the government buildings in the city are inaccessible to persons with disabilities (PWDs), an official said. In Monday’s Kapehan sa… »

DRR awareness high, preparedness low; July 23 is quake/tsunami drill in DC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – Aware, yes; prepared, no. The city’s 911 chief Emmanuel Jaldon said the residents’ level of awareness of disaster risk reduction and management is high but… »

More automated weather stations installed in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 July) – More automated weather stations (AWS) will be installed in Mindanao this year: at least 11 in the Davao region — eight in Davao City and… »

Davao allots P15M budget for Kadayawan 2015

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – Some P15 million will be allocated for the Kadayawan Festival next month, an official said. This year’s budget is P3-million higher compared to… »

Break from Fishing

Fishing boats moor near the mouth of Davao River in Davao City on Monday, 06 July 2015, as fisherfolk take a break from their daily routine due to rough seas… »

“Do not panic,” Duterte tells public; asks CIDG to take over probe on “fake rice”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 July) – “Do not panic,” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte urged the public on Sunday, as he asked the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to take over the… »

No Easy Work

A laborer shovels sludge from a canal in Agdao District, Davao City on Saturday, 04 July 2015. He earns P200 a day for this dirty job. MindaNews photo by Keith… »

Real Rice

Vendor Rose Dalama shows real rice grains at her stall in Agdao Market, Davao City on 01 July 2015. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has recently ordered a crackdown on fake rice… »

Farmers’ Protest

Farmers from Barangay Ngan, Compostela town in Compostela Valley province set up camp outside the Region 11 office 11 of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Davao City on Monday… »

Indulge in international flavors in Seda Abreeza

DAVAO CITY – The Seda Chef Exchange Program brings in another premier chef this June to feature international dishes – Seda BGC’s Executive Chef Romualdo “Pepe” Castillo. After a successful… »

International Yoga Day

Yoga enthusiasts join the inaugural International Yoga Day at the People’s Park in Davao City on June 21, 2015. International Yoga Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly… »

Leyte councilor nabbed for selling fake receipts, certificates during convention in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – The Philippine Councilors League (PCL) will be filing criminal administrative charges to a Leyte municipal councilor for allegedly selling fake official receipts and… »

Sara Duterte prefers her Dad not to run for president

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – Former Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said she preferred that her father not run for the presidency, citing Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s age.… »

Davao City health office says it needs more personnel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 June) — The City Health Office needs to double its current number of personnel to cope with a bigger population and give each barangay access to community-level… »

Flags for Sale

A vendor sells miniature flags to motorists in the streets of Davao City on Wednesday (3 June 2015), about a week ahead of the Independence Day on June 12. These… »

Maternal concerns: A look into the urban complexities of pregnancy and healthcare for women

Pregnancy and all its implications can all together be difficult to bear by women who live in varying social and economic conditions. To some it’s a joy; to others, it’s… »

Davao LGU willing to shoulder students’ miscellaneous fees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) – The city government is willing to shoulder the miscellaneous fees of students from elementary, high school and college, according to Councilor Edgar Ibuyan.… »

Duterte wants to cross examine Human Rights Watch

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he is ready to cross-examine the Human Rights Watch, which last week urged the Philippine government to investigate… »

Wanted: boarding house for Lumad scholars

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) — The city’s Scholarship on Tertiary Education Program (STEP) has asked the local finance board to consider renting a house for Lumad (Indigenous… »

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

Visit Davao Fun Sale

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