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Davao del Sur mountain coffees dominate PCQC 2021

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) – Coffees from hinterland villages in the municipality of Bansalan at the foot of Mt. Apo in Davao...

Moro investors pouring P1 billion for banana venture in Maguindanao

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 20 April) – A group of Moro investors is pouring almost P1 billion for the production of export-grade Cavendish...

Moro firm starts P100-million banana production in S. Kudarat town with gory past

PALIMBANG, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 13 April) – With its significantly improved peace and order condition, a family-owned Moro company has embarked on a...

Don’t rush, trader says of  Bangsamoro peace transition

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 March) -- A senior executive from Mindanao’s private sector has expressed support for the extension of the transition deadline...

Ingenuity in time of crisis: Malagos Farmhouse now offers fresh goat’s milk, yogurt drink

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 February)– Artisan cheesemaker Olive Puentespina is hoping that things will become rosy for Malagos Farmhouse this year with the...

Approved investments in Davao Region down by 40% due to COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Feb) – The Davao Region registered a total of P4.956 billion in approved investments, which declined by 40% as...

Biz sector in Davao City to donate cash for vaccines vs COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) --  Some businessmen here have approached the local government to express their intention to donate cash for the...

Mindanao to slowly recover from economic lag, says biz leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Jan) – A prominent business leader here expressed optimism that Mindanao will slowly recover in 2021 from the economic...

BARMM economic team bullish on investment prospects with Cotabato City to its fold

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 14 December) – The economic team of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is bullish on the area’s...

MinDA pushes hass avocado production in Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 8 November) --- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is pushing the propagation of high-value fruits, particularly hass avocado, in the...

Back to export mode for GenSan’s fresh tuna stocks

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Sep) – Traders and producers of fresh mature tuna species, which are caught using the traditional handline fishing...

Davao City’s tourism businesses lost P1 billion during Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sep) – Revenue losses of tourism-related businesses in Davao City were estimated at P1 billion just for the entire...

Soccsksargen investments: PhP 1.93-B in Q1 2019. PhP 69-M in Q1 2020 due to...

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 05 July) --- Investments generated in Soccsksargen (Region 12) sharply dropped by 96.42 percent to only P69.13 million in the...

SM reopens dine-in services

---Dining resumption also adds pop-up spaces Dining services in SM Supermalls in Davao resumed on June 15, following the go signal given by the local...

The New Shopping Normal: SM innovates mall experiences with partners

As Davao City slowly reopens from quarantines and steadily copes with the pandemic, SM expresses public service with partnerships that invite communities to move...

Davao tourism suffers ‘huge drop’ in revenues due to COVID-19

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 May) --  Davao City Tourism Office head Generose Tecson said the local government is anticipating that the erstwhile thriving...

50 “non-essential” stores closed for violating ECQ rules in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MIndaNews/ 03 May) -- The city government has closed more than 50 “non-essential” business establishments that continued to operate even under the...

Davao City records 283-B pesos in total capitalization from new businesses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 November) -- Applications for new and renewal of existing businesses here reached 36,325 with total capitalization of 283 billion...

Malaysia plans to import more raw agri materials, minerals from Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 November) -- Malaysia plans to import raw agricultural materials and minerals from Mindanao to support the massive expansion of...

Davao biz chamber President urges amendments to National Building Code

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 November) -- The President of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) has called for a...

Chinese tourist arrivals to Davao City on the uptrend

JINJIANG CITY, People’s Republic of China (MindaNews / 11 November) -- Chinese tourist arrivals from here to Davao City have been on the uptrend...

After revival of Davao-Manado direct flights, Zambo-Kota Kinabalu soon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 October) – After the revival of direct flights between Davao City and Manado in Indonesia on September 27, hopes are high...

Japanese firm to build biomass power project in Butuan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 October) – A Japanese firm engaged in the construction of bridges and renewable energy projects has partnered with the...

BIR padlocks 3 stores in Kidapawan City

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / ct 2) – Officers from the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) district office here padlocked on Tuesday three business establishments...

After 12 years, Davao-Manado air route is back; roundtrip promo PhP 6,500

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 September) – Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee will be among the passengers in the inaugural flight of Garuda Indonesia from Manado to Davao...

3-day bootcamp for women entrepreneurs, innovators set in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 Sept) -- Organizers of a three-day entrepreneurship boot camp in Davao City will gather women entrepreneurs and innovators to...

Paquibato farmer is finalist in 2019 International Cocoa Awards in Paris

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 August) -- Jose Saguban, a farmer from Kialaw, Malabog in Paquibato District, Davao City, will compete with 49 other...

China to invest more in Mindanao, import more crops

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 August) -- China will pour more investments in Mindanao and import more crops from the country’s second largest island...

US coffee experts studying Mindanao coffee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – Experts from the World Coffee Research (WCR) supported by the US-based Agricultural Cooperative Development International-Volunteers in Overseas...

Biz leaders hope for more high-impact projects for Mindanao in last half of Duterte’s...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /21 July) –Business leaders hope to hear from President Rodrigo Duterte on his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on...

Mindanao-North Sulawesi shipping linkage resumes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 July) – The resumption of the “expanded” Mindanao-North Sulawesi shipping linkage will encourage more trading activities between these areas,...

Holcim completes Davao expansion

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 July) -- Holcim Philippines, Inc. has completed its expansion project here to raise the production capacity of its Davao...

Davao Chamber VP: Bangsamoro sparks interest of Arab investors in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) – The creation of the new Bangsamoro government, which is seen to improve the peace and order condition in Mindanao,...

NCCC acquires Victoria Plaza

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 March) – The Lim-owned New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC) on Tuesday announced its acquisition of the 26-year old Victoria Plaza Mall...

Silk Road eyes investments in Mindanao, Palawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) – Chinese firm Silk Road Investment HK has expressed interest to invest in Palawan and Mindanao, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)...

Davao-Gensan-Bitung route to resume this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) -- Senior officials from the Philippines and Indonesia met at the sidelines of the 2019 BIMP-EAGA Strategic Planning Meeting in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on February 14, to discuss the resumption of the Davao City-General Santos City-Bitung (D/GB) shipping route with a Manila-based shipping company, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro said on Sunday.

Sara Duterte to Davao biz sector – don’t short-cut regulations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 January) – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte told business operators to prohibit themselves from short-cutting the regulatory processes set by...

Davao Region to sustain growth momentum in 2019

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 26 Jan) -- The Davao Region is expected to sustain its strong economic performance as its gross regional domestic product is...

Chinese steel firm plans to locate in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 December) – A big steel manufacturing company from Davao City’s sister city, Jinjiang, China expressed interest to invest here, a...

Davao-Quanzhou direct flights seen to draw more Chinese investors

DAVAO CITY – More Chinese investors are expected to invest here following XiamenAir’s launch on Tuesday of its Davao City-Quanzhou twice weekly direct flights...

Q3 approved foreign investments in Mindanao reach P15.84B

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 December) – Various state investment promotion agencies in Mindanao approved some P15.84 billion in foreign investments in the third quarter...

Indonesia to hold 3-day expo in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 Nov.) – The Consulate General of Indonesia in Davao City will hold a three-day expo that will introduce some of...

Mindanao-Sabah barter trade to resume next year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 31 Oct) – The executive order signed on Monday by President Rodrigo Duterte reviving barter trade between Mindanao and Sabah in...

Young Mindanawons urged to join pitching competition for business startups

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 October) – A federation of 27 cooperatives in the Philippines  has urged young Mindanawons to participate in the first-ever...

6 BPO firms plan to locate in Malaybalay City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 22 Oct) – At least six call center firms have expressed interest to locate in Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon,...

Foreign investments in Davao Region reach P381.5B from Jan-Jun 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 11 September) – Davao Region registered a total of P381.5 billion in approved foreign investments for the first half of 2018,...

Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project still on track, NGCP assures

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 August) – The development of the P52-billion Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) is still on track only two years short before the...

Developer eyes ecozone in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 August) – A property developer has signified interest in developing an economic zone in Davao City to attract more investors, a...

Davao expo to feature Mindanao MSMEs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) – A foundation will stage a six-day expo here to give micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from different regions...

Consumer groups in Japan monitor campaign on “Ethical bananas” from Philippines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) -- Civil society organizations and consumer groups in Japan will start a monitoring system on bananas exported from...

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