Davao City Council approves P6.315-B budget for 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 November) – The City Council approved on third and final reading on Tuesday the proposed P6.315 billion budget for 2016, up by 8.7 percent from the budget approved for… »

Don’t blame Muslims on Davao bombing – MNLF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) – A leader of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) appealed not to put the blame on Muslims the bombing incident in Davao City… »

Davao City confident to sustain JICA project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) – The City Government of Davao has a high possibility of sustaining the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded P4-million worth technology that converts used… »

Looking for Bombs

A Task Force Davao personnel inspects the bag of a passenger at the Sirawan checkpoint, Toril District, Davao City on Wednesday (18 Nov 2015) following a bombing incident wherein a passenger… »

Davao Blast

Davao City police SWAT members gather pieces of evidence at the crime scene where a passenger van was shattered by an improvised explosive device at Ecoland Drive around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday (18… »

1 injured in blast inside commercial van; VM Duterte says “relax lang”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 November) – An explosion inside a commercial van whose passengers had earlier disembarked injured slightly the driver’s assistant but OIC Mayor Paolo Duterte repeatedly said… »

Duterte warns drivers of “colorum” vehicles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 November) – Mayor Rodridgo Duterte on Sunday warned drivers of “colorum” vehicles that they would be arrested and announced that unregistered van terminals will be… »

A day’s work

Construction workers lay stones and concrete mix at a drainage maintenance project in Isla Verde, Quezon Boulevard, Davao City on November 14, 2015. MindaNews photo by TOTO LOZANO

New water facility to benefit 2,000 households in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) — After years of having no stable access to water, around 2,000 households in Mandug district will benefit from a P57-million facility that the Davao City… »

CebPac to open Davao-Singapore flight

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 November) — Budget airline Cebu Pacific will inaugurate next month its Davao City-Singapore direct flight that is seen to strengthen the city’s bid as a tourism destination in… »

Vasectomy most unpopular birth control method in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 November) — Only a few men are willing to undergo vasectomy as a birth control method even if the City Health Office is offering free no-scalpel procedure,… »

Duterte says he “might just decide” to run for President

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 November) – Exactly a week after saying “nothing has changed” even as the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) compelled him to substitute for PDP… »

Malagos Chocolates wins Davao Business Awards

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 November) – For having put Davao City on the world’s chocolate map, homegrown premium chocolate maker and international awardee Malagos Chocolates, was named the first recipient of… »

ICT industry offers top career opportunities but talent pool not sufficient

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 Nov) – The information communications technology (ICT) industry offers highly competitive career opportunities but only a limited number will land jobs because the talent pool may not… »

2 would-be victims of trafficking placed under care of DSWD

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 November) — Two minors who were believed to have been lured into a trafficking scheme have been placed under the custody  of the Department of Social Welfare… »

5 BPM firms eye Felcris Centrale in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Nov) – Five multinational business process management (BPM) companies are eyeing to locate at the newly-opened 10-storey BPO tower and mall component of the homegrown… »

Davao airport police distribute flyers, tarps, stickers to deter ‘laglag bala’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Nov) – Authorities at the F. Bangoy International Airport have been distributing flyers and posting tarpaulins and stickers on taxis, giving tips to passengers how… »

Night market yields P3.6M for Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 November) — The city government netted a total of P3.6 million from the rental fees of some 695 vendors at the night market along Roxas Avenue from… »

Duterte reiterates “nothing has changed”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 November) – “Nothing has changed.” While supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cheered the resolution early last week of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to compel… »

Plane passenger in Davao nabbed for bringing live ammo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 October) — A passenger bound for Manila on Friday morning was arrested inside the F. Bangoy International Airport after he was allegedly found bringing two pieces of… »

Davao police will shoot to kill if …

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – Police authorities in Davao City will shoot illegal drug traders who will be caught still operating here after the 48-hour ultimatum issued by… »

Davao City on heightened alert for ‘Undas’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – A heightened alert status has been raised over Davao City until after the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on… »

Tomb Painter

A laborer repaints a tomb at Davao Roman Catholic Cemetery in Madapo Hills, Davao City on October 27, 2015. He charges 400 pesos for a paint job. MindaNews photo by… »

Good morning, Davao

View from the Sta. Ana port, Davao City at 6:00:03  a.m. Saturday, 24 October 2015,  amid the haze from Indonesian fores fires. Photo courtesy of RENE B. LUMAWAG

Group appeals to implement Children’s Welfare Code

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – Members of ACT for Children Alliance appealed to the barangays here to implement some provisions of the Children’s Welfare Code that were not… »

Retired police officer, driver killed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) — A retired police officer and a driver were gunned down by two unidentified men at around 6 a.m. on Saturday in Toril, Davao City. Authorities identified the victims… »

Candidates for 2016

An employee of the Commission on Election  pastes additional names of  persons who filed their certificates of candidacy for Councilor at the Comelec office in Magsaysay Park, Davao City on October 16,… »

Sara Duterte-Carpio not running for mayor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 October) – Former city mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is not running for mayor contrary to expectations that spread on social media after she posted on Instagram photos of… »

Duterte has no running mate yet in Davao local polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – Just a few hours after two of his officials filed on his behalf his certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection, Davao City Mayor… »

Going Bald

Meliza Delada gets her head shaved at a hair salon near Davao City Hall Thursday afternoon (15 October 2015) as she calls for Mayor Rody Duterte to run for president.… »

Duterte files COC for reelection as mayor  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 October) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s final word on the Presidency is a “no,” with the filing of his certificate of candidacy for mayor at 2:40 p.m. on… »

Duterte’s COC: for City Mayor

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s final word on the Presidency is a “No” as the message on the shirt of Chief Executive Assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, states. Go accompanied… »

Duterte’s candidacy status: whatever will be, will be  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 October) – The mayoralty again. Retirement. The Presidency. These are the three options Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ranked, according to his preference, as of late Friday evening, when… »

Dengue cases drop by 40% in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – While dengue outbreaks have been recorded in other parts of the country, Davao City recorded a 40-percent drop with 2,874 cases and four… »

JICA plans to do study on traffic in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Oct) – The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 11 said it is planning to coordinate with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to do a… »

Kidnappers and Samal 4 victims now in Sulu? 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Sept) —  The three foreigners and a Filipino abducted nearly midnight Monday from the Holiday Oceanview Resort in the Island garden City of Samal  have been brought… »

Duterte to Luneta crowd: give me time to do “some final soul-searching”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Sept) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte did not show up at the Quirino grandstand rally in Luneta Saturday afternoon, but sent word to the thousands of… »


Apparently inured to the cold temperature of the place, this young man doesn’t mind taking a bath in the open in Marahan, Marilog District, Davao City late afternoon Thursday (24… »

Duterte urges daughter Sara to run for mayor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 September) — Four weeks before the filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2016 elections, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appealed to daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to consider… »

Garden Fresh

GARDEN FRESH. Workers prepare crates of lettuce from a farm in Barangay Salumay, Marilog District in Davao City on September 20, 2015. The vegetables will be delivered to restaurants in downtown… »

No bio, no boto: 187,639 voters in Davao City may not be able to vote in 2016 unless…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) – You’re a registered voter but can you vote on May 9, 2016? Better check the website of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to find out… »

Duterte to police: arrest tuna vendors deceiving buyers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday ordered the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) to arrest and file charges against vendors selling tuna coated with pig’s blood… »

Cop in illegal drug trade in Davao shot dead

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) – A police officer detailed at the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU) of Regional Police Office (PRO) 11 was shot dead during… »


Fire breaks out on Curadang Street, Lanzona Subdivision, at the back of Saint Mary’s Initial Learning Experience School in Davao City on Tuesday (15 Sept. 2015). Photo taken from Saturn… »

Manila-bound PAL plane makes emergency landing in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 Sept) – A Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight bound for Manila made an emergency landing at the Davao International Airport here at 1:33 p.m. Friday, some 30 minutes… »

Stop the killings!

Militant groups march along Quirino Avenue near Teodoro Palma Gil Elementary School on September 9, 2015, to call for an end to the killing of Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) and grassroots… »

P260-B for Mindanao under PNoy, twice the amount allocated by Erap and GMA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 September) – The Aquino administration has allotted P260 billion for Mindanao in five years, twice the P130 billion combined allocation by former Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria… »

Free consultations and teen-centered medical services launched in a hospital program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 September) — Seeing the need to create an “adolescent friendly atmosphere” in hospitals, the Brokenshire Memorial Hospital launched this month an integrated program that specifically looks into… »

Davao lacks wastewater treatment facility – study

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – The City Council of Davao is now studying how to address waste disposal here after a study conducted by foreign students found out… »

4 Mindanawons win Palanca Awards for Literature

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 Sept) — Four Mindanawons, three of them Dabawenyos, are among this year’s winners in the prestigious Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards). Two Dabawenyos won… »

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