Davao among cities with most rabies cases this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) — Davao City is among the top 10 cities in the country with the highest number of rabies incidences this year, with 10 cases as of… »

‘Laws on dumping toxic waste into the sea inadequate’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 December) — Laws on dumping of toxic waste into the seas need to “adapt to changing times”, the City Legal Office said. Lawyer John-Christopher T. Mahamud, whose… »

Dangerous Rest

Unmindful of the danger, a Lumad sleeps beneath a ramshackle truck in Aplaya, Davao City (Dec. 10, 2014). He is among the hundreds of Lumads who are in the city… »

It’s the Time of Year

The Buhangin gymnasium in Davao City has become a temporary shelter on Monday (8 Dec 2014) for more than a thousand indigenous people from the city’s Paquibato District and Talaingod,… »

New Day

Photojournalist RENE B. LUMAWAG offers a thanksgiving prayer to God through this photograph taken at Magsaysay Park in Davao City at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014, for “keeping us safe… »

Upside Down

A dancer practices his routine of somersaults at Barangay Bucana in Davao City Thursday (27 Nov 2014). MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Environment groups back SouthCot’s plan to ban aerial spray

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Environment groups have joined the campaign for the total ban of aerial spraying method in banana plantations in Surallah, South Cotabato. The move… »

Korean company to conduct railway study for Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Representatives from the Korean Engineering Company (KEC) will be reporting by March next year on its findings for a possible railway line in… »

Davao City working on nutrition strategy for mothers, children

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – The city council committee on health is fine-tuning an ordinance targeting to implement a maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition (MNCHN) strategy for… »

Army’s 10ID beefs up security measures amidst bombings in NorthCot

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – The Army’s 10th Infantry Division has beefed up its security measures to prevent “spillover” of the spate of bombings in North Cotabato to… »

It’s the Season

Christmas decors are on sale in one of the malls in Davao City in this photo taken on November 24, 2014. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Beach or Dump Site?

Local folks enjoy the beach amid the pile of trash beside Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Sunday morning, November 23. The beach is one of the top weekend… »

Father and Sons

A father and his sons join the 3k category of the 38th National Milo Marathon in Davao City on Sunday (23 Nov 2014). At least 13,500 runners joined in the… »

Dutch web browser game being developed in Davao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – A Dutch firm has tapped a Davao-based BPO company for the development of an upcoming web browser game. Maata Games of… »

Davao traffic enforcer caught on video accepting bribe terminated

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – The traffic enforcer caught on video accepting a bribe from an apprehended motorist has been terminated after 14 years of service with the… »

Davao traffic enforcer caught on video accepting bribe grounded

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) – The Traffic Management Center (TMC) has grounded one of its enforcers caught on video while allegedly receiving a bribe, which was then circulated… »

Revised Tourism Code promotes medical, agricultural tourism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) – Specialty practices in Davao City’s tertia hospitals have the potential to be part of medical tourism packages for local and foreign tourists, Councilor Mary Joselle… »

BMX Stunt

A rider performs a “bunny hop” trick on his BMX at Magsaysay Park, Davao City on Friday, November 14. The park is a known hangout of BMX enthusiasts. MindaNews Photo… »

Ten years later, still no justice for Gene Boyd

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 November) –  Ten Years. Still no justice. Family, friends and colleagues joined photojournalist Rene Lumawag in lighting candles at the the grave of photojournalist son Gene Boyd… »

UP Mindanao student leader killed in Army-NPA encounter

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 November) – Student leader Rendell Ryan Edpan Cagula, president of the University Student Council of the University of the Philippines-Mindanao in 2011-2012, former Davao City… »

Feathered Clock

A rooster crows to herald a new day in this photo taken at Gotamco Beach in Agdao, Davao City on November 8, 2014. MindaNews photo by Rene B. Lumawag

Duterte orders removal of “run for President” materials  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 Nov) — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the removal of campaign materials in the city that urge him to run for President in 2016.… »

Duterte to police: “When physically overpowered, shoot back. It’s self defense”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 Nov) — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte does not want a repeat of the mauling incident of an armed police officer as he asked the police to shoot… »

All Souls Day Sunrise

2 November 2014, Sta Ana Pier, Davao City. Photo courtesy of Rene B. Lumawag

Writers’ Circle

Fellows and panelists of the Davao Writers Workshop gather for a week at Lispher Inn in Matina in this photo taken Wednesday (29 Oct 2014) to discuss the craft of… »

Missing the Bus

Commuters who missed the last trips to the provinces opt to stay overnight in Davao City’s Overland Terminal and pay P25 for folding bed rental. MindaNews photo

Father, son nabbed for shooting incident in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 October) – Police arrested a father his and son after they were implicated in a shooting incident in a videoke bar in Sasa, this city. The suspects… »

Davao City to hold Ebola awareness summit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) — The City Health Office will be hosting an Ebola awareness summit Tuesday afternoon at the Marco Polo Hotel at the request of City Mayor Rodrigo… »

What’s your greatest fear? – leaders confess fear of insects, failure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 Oct) — Fear is what many of us have in common but choose not to talk about. This emotion is something that many of us see as… »

Locally produced Davao chocolate to hit malls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – A local chocolate manufacturer has signed a distribution partnership with malls in the city after a good reception during the recently held Chocolate… »

Coastal areas urged to plant bamboos to lessen mitigate disasters

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 October) – Coastal communities should plant bamboos along shorelines to lessen the impact of storm surges and sea swells, an official said Monday. Speaking at Monday’s weekly… »

Groups set tagging activity to prevent trees from being uprooted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 October) – Environment groups will label 672 trees along Dacudao Avenue to highlight their opposition to the plan to uproot them to make way for the expansion… »

DOH-XI reaches 95% immunization target vs measles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – The Department of Health Region XI has achieved its target of reaching 95-percent immunization against measles as of Wednesday, according to the agency’s regional… »

Therma South monitoring trees planted in Davao’s Marilog District

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – Aboitiz subsidiary Therma South Inc. said it is continuously monitoring the trees being planted in 1,000 hectares of Marilog District as part of… »

Davao tribal leaders urge health officials to visit areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Tribal leaders here are asking health agencies to regularize their visits to tribal communities, citing costs of travel and distance to the nearest… »

No decision yet on trees along Davao drainage, says task force

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) — The task force assigned to maintain the city’s drainage system said no final decision has been reached on what to do with the trees along… »

DPWH wants quarrying near Davao bridge stopped

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday asked the city government to stop illegal quarrying that has caused erosion at the base… »

Social media sites to replace CCTVs in Davao?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — Move over, CCTVs. Facebook and Twitter could be Davao City’s next main monitoring tool for public safety and governance. Software giant Microsoft is scheduled to… »

Minors luring other minors into prostitution a ‘disturbing’ trend in Davao, says group

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) — There is a trend of prostituted minors in the city referring other minors to their clients online and via SMS, according to a nongovernment organization… »

City Health sends doc to Ramon Magsaysay awardee’s village  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Sept) — The City Health Office is ready to help Dabawenyo and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Randy Halasan address the health situation in the hinterland village where he… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: From rags to riches…to ruins!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 Sept) — We know the popular catch phrase: “From rags to riches.”  But there’s a new one now we should watch out for:  “From rags to riches… »

Davao City still far from immunization rate target as deadline nears

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) – The city was still lagging behind all local government units in Region XI in terms of immunization coverage a week before the month-long nationwide campaign… »

Yes to intercropping, no to oil palm, says Davao councilor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 September) — A member of the City Council has proposed implementing intercropping projects such as cacao and banana instead of massive oil palm ventures in Paquibato and… »

Davao City eyes permanent evacuation center

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 September) – The plan of the city government to build a permanent evacuation structure could be realized soon, according to the head of the City Planning and… »

Halal slaughterhouse in Davao pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) – Sheep and goat farmers here are asking for a separate slaughterhouse that would cater to halal products for export to Southeast Asian markets,… »

Davao City lacks equipment for disposing dirt from drainage canals

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 September) — The Drainage Maintenance Unit of the City Engineer’s Office lacked equipment for the fast disposal of dirt gathered from drainage canals, DMU chief Yusof Jimlani… »

Davao City behind schedule in immunization drive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 September) — Davao City was behind its own schedule of reaching at least 50% of immunization coverage for measles, rubella, and polio by the second week of… »

Celebrating Davao’s chocolates

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 September) — Exactly seven days ago, I was bugging a Filipino friend who lives in Vietnam to meet another Filipino friend who was visiting there to buy… »

Lawyer to media outfits: Careful when reporting about Davao kids captured on CCTV while stealing jeepney driver’s money

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – A lawyer here handling cases of children in conflict with the law (CICL) has advised media outfit to be careful in airing children’s… »

Davao to do progressive approach in building 20-hectare sports complex

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – The city would prefer a more progressive approach in the construction of the 20-hectare sports complex facility at the University of the Philippines… »

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