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… »

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… »

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