DavSur coconut processing firm inaugurates new plant

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur, Jan. 20 – The Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines (FBCOP) inaugurated its new plant located in Barangay Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on Thursday (January 19, 2017). Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and FBCOP President and COO Jerry Lorenzo ... Read more

Miss Universe beauties visit Davao City

DAVAO CITY Jan. 20 (PIA)- After 23 years, Dabawenyos once again got a glimpse of the world’s fairest ladies. About 29 candidates from around the world, were in Davao City yesterday (January 19). The one-day visit took them to Eden Nature Park, a highland resort and in SMX Davao where they parti... Read more

Contractors urged to renew PCAB licenses

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 20 – The Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) has called on contractors to renew their licenses soonest to avoid rush, delay and penalties. Starting the first day of February, PCAB, an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), shall be acceptin... Read more

73rd IB has new commander

MALITA, Davao Occidental, Jan. 20 — Maj. Gen. Rafael C Valencia, Commander 10th Infantry Division presided the turn-over of command ceremony of the Battalion Commander of 73rd Infantry Battalion on Thursday (Jan. 19, 2017), held at Headquarters 73IB, Barangay Felis, Malita, Davao Occidental. Lt... Read more

DOLE, DavNor to hire 856 SPES employees

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, January 19 (PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment XI (DOLE XI) allocated around P 7.6 million to cater the employment of 856 students and out-of-school youth for the Special Program for the Employment of Students.   Marlito Ayala of DOLE XI emphasized th... Read more

Kapalong flood affects 2,882 families

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, January 19 (PIA) - - Some 2,882 families or 13,709 individuals from five barangays in Kapalong were affected by flooding as waters in Libuganon River spilled out this early morning due to incessant rains since Wednesday (January 18) night.   The identified baranga... Read more

DavComval-DavOr towns declare state of calamity, suspend classes

DAVAO DEL NORTE, 19 January 2017—Some towns in the northern Davao Region block of DavComval-DavOr provinces have declared no classes and state of calamity due to  intermittent rains for several days  causing massive flooding.   Phone-in information as of 2:30 in the afternoon from the Pro... Read more

Some sections of Compostela-Cateel Road affected by rains

DAVAO CITY Jan. 19 (PIA)- Due to incessant heavy rains the Department of Public Works and Highways-XI has issued an advisory on the following road sections of the Compostela-Cateel Road. Road Closure is in effect in the sections of Barangay Panansalan K1592+900 (status as of 4 a.m.) and Barangay... Read more

PESO to implement new SPES law

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, January 18 (PIA) - - The Public Employment Services Offices (PESO) in the province will implement starting this year the amended law on Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).   This after the Department of Labor and Employment XI (DOLE XI) oriented... Read more

University of Mindanao to study Davao City's biodiversity

DAVAO CITY, January 18, 2017 (PIA) The government through the Commission on Higher Education has allocated a P7-Million research-fund to study the biodiversity of the city and its hinterlands. Dr. Milton Norman Medina, director for Qualitative Studies in the University of Mindanao said the study ... Read more

Pia Cayetano leads ‘Bike for Hope’ in Davao on January 22

  DAVAO CITY (Jan 18)- Former senator and bike enthusiast Pia S. Cayetano will lead hundreds of cyclists in an advocacy bike ride from Davao City to Tagum City, Davao Del Norte this Sunday, January 22. Called 'Bike for Hope,' the bike ride seeks to promote road safety, environmental a... Read more

DavNor strengthens disaster response, institutionalizes barangay responders

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, January 17 (PIA) - - To further strengthen disaster management operations down to the barangays, the provincial government of Davao del Norte institutionalizes the creation of community-based quick response team called Alliance of Grassroots Responders (AGR). The Prov... Read more

Red Tide carrying organisms growing fast in Balite Bay, Mati City, Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY, January 17, 2017 (PIA) The public is warned against consuming shellfish from the Balite Bay in Mati City, Davao Oriental due to the growing of the Red Tide organisms in its water. Loida Aborque, chief chemist and head of the Red Tide Monitoring Team of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aqua... Read more

Davao City Sports Complex now on second phase

DAVAO CITY Jan. 17 (PIA)- The second phase of the Davao City Sports Complex is being started and is expected to be completed in time for Davao City’s bid to host the Palarong Pambansa in 2018. “As of now, there are already three buildings there. The stadium, the training center and the oval i... Read more

Benefit concert for Davao Museum slated

DAVAO CITY  Jan. 16 (PIA)- A classical concert will be held for the benefit of the Davao Museum  History and Ethnography will be held in Davao City this January 23 at the ballroom of Marco Polo Davao.  “SONATA, An Evening of Classical Music and Filipino Art Songs” featuring soprano Stefani... Read more