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… »

Mindanawon public school teacher is Ramon Magsaysay awardee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 August) – A 31-year old Mindanawon public school teacher from Davao City is the lone Filipino out of five Asians who will receive on August 31 the… »

Randy Halasan: winner, Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership

(From the website of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation — http://www.rmaf.org.ph/newrmaf/main/awardees/awardee/profile/355) It is a truism that it takes a village to raise a child.  But it seems equally true that… »

High Risk

Even without safety harnesses, workers apply finishing touches to a new commercial establishment in Uyanguren area in Davao City on Saturday, August 2. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco


A coach of PTC-Medvil performs a warmup drill with the team’s goalkeeper before a football match in Tionko Field, Davao City on Saturday, August 2. The game is part of… »

Vehicular Accident

Rescue workers struggle to extract two pedestrians trapped under the wreckage during a vehicular accident along Cordillera St. in Central Park Subdivision in Bangkal, Davao City around 5 p.m. Tuesday,… »

BFAR expects low fish catch as it implements ban on use of bag nets, ring nets

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is gearing up for a season of low catch of small pelagic fishes as the… »


A mother pedals a cargo bike with her son on board after a day of buying scrap plastics in Agdao District, Davao City on Sunday, July 13. MIndaNews photo by… »

Bounty from the Sea

Laborers unload yellow fin tuna and sword fish from General Santos City at Bankerohan Market, Davao City on Friday, 11 July 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Boat Passengers

Passengers from Talicud Island disembark from a boat at Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Known for its white sand beaches, Talicud Island is about… »

Massage therapists want to remain near Davao city hall

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 July) — Massage therapists who used to accommodate customers at Osmeña Park here wanted to continue their business near the city hall. “We hope that the city… »

Another mall in DC

Construction of yet another mall in Davao City is almost done. The city has at least 10 malls spread across the downtown area and in the northern and southern parts… »

Alert on unverified terror threat unfair, says Davao tourism exec

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 July) – President Aquino’s order last week to City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to raise an alert over an unverified terror threat was disheartening and unfair and may… »

Davao City to ban junk foods in schools

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – The city council’s committee on education has asked the Department of Education, as well as the City Health Office and other stakeholders, to… »

Cooking Corn

A laborer cooks corn in Bankerohan Market, Davao City on Sunday for distribution to vendors across the city. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco  

More barangay tanods fielded in DC for anti-terror campaign

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) — Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas on Sunday met with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and police officials to discuss security measures undertaken against reported terror… »

Envi group to present alternatives to proposed oil palm project in Davao  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) — Environmental group Panalipdan Southern Mindanao said Saturday it is poised to present to the City Council alternatives to proposed oil palm plantations in… »

BISAG UNSA: Saging Tindok

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/Hunyo 27) — Nasayod ba mo nga ang unang mga Katsila nga nasaag diris Pilipinas niadtong 1521 nakakaon og saging tindok? Kining mga Katsilaa sakop sa Ekspedisyong… »

Nat’l MSME summit to promote Davao tourism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) — The National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Summit here on August 20-21 will help promote the city as a tourism and venue for big… »

Davao City VM on opposition to oil palm project: ‘Why only now?’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 June) – Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte lashed back at critics of the proposed oil palm project in Paquibato District, saying they said nothing when the local… »

Davao’s public safety office uses drone owned by private firm

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 June) — The city’s Public Safety and Security Command Center has added a heavy-duty unmanned aerial vehicle or drone to its fleet of emergency response vehicles. PSSCC… »

2014 MSME Expo in Davao eyes P3M in sales

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 June) — The micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) expo in Abreeza Mall here on July 28-31 aims to earn P3 million in sales. Atonio Dela Cruz,… »

‘Stress of the job’: Davao police chief apologizes for outburst

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) — Davao City police chief Senior Supt. Vicente Danao Jr. has publicly apologized for shouting at three reporters Monday when they asked for updates on the… »

No Hander

A rider performs a “no hander” trick on his BMX in Magsaysay Park, Davao City on Wednesday (18 June 2014). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Davao moves fish cages to safer waters

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – High coliform content, like e. coli, in the sea water at Punta Dumalag has driven the City Agriculturist’s Office to relocate fish cages… »

Davao’s city council still waiting for mayor’s proposed supplemental budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – The City Council is still waiting for the budget from the city’s executive branch for its first supplemental budget for the year, according… »

PERSONAL ESSAY: Goodbye, Bangkaw

(Eulogy in honor of Ramon “Sonny” Garcia ’65, delivered by Gari M. Tiongco ’62, Davao City, June 11, 2014) I grieve when a friend dies, I grieve with much pain… »

Goal is the Goal

Members of the Columbia FC perform a warm-up exercise before their game at Tionko Field, Davao City on Sunday, 8 June. The game is part of the weekly Philippine Sports… »

Davao City council to support teachers’ clamor for salary hike

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 June) — The city council will push for a resolution supporting the petition to increase the salaries and other benefits of teachers. In a statement, councilor Leah… »

80% in Davao agree with speed limits

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 June) — Nearly 8 in 10 Davaoeños agree with the overall intent of the driving speed limit ordinance although the approval varies depending on the imposed limits,… »


DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 June) — It was raining that late afternoon on March 4 eleven years ago when an improvised explosive device exploded at the waiting shed in front of… »

Bureaucracy may delay rehab, construction of classrooms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 June) – Bureaucracy might delay the rehabilitation and construction of six classrooms of two elementary schools in the city, according to the spokesperson of the… »

Group wants hydropower plant builder to observe watershed code

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 June) – Any action on a proposed power generation project should consider its effects on the city’s drinking water supply and environmental laws, an official… »

First Day

Trisikad drivers ferry elementary pupils and parents to Matina Central Elementary School in Davao City on the first day of classes, Monday, June 2. MindaNews photo courtesy of Jesus Tinapay

‘Davao’s Project Hope kindergarten daycare centers DepEd-accredited’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – Children who finished kindergarten in the city’s Project Hope daycare centers are eligible for enrolment in elementary schools, the City Social Services and Development Office… »

Davao Fire

DAVAO FIRE. Firefighters put out a fire at the warehouse in Barangay Communal, Buhangin District, Davao City on Thursday, 29 May 2014. The fire started around 11 a.m. and declared… »

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