Environmentalist’s widow takes City Council seat

DAVAO CITY March 7 (PIA)- Lorie-Trinidad Avila the widow of City Councilor and staunch environmentalist Leonardo Avila III has been appointed by the President to take over her late husband’s seat in the City Council. President Benigno Aquino III signed the appointment papers of Lorie Avila  last... Read more

Bigger Bat cave in Samal needed

DAVAO CITY, March 7 (PIA) The owner of the bat sanctuary in the Island Garden City of Samal mulled on donating a three-hectare property to a foundation to accommodate the growing population of bats. Noemi Monfort, owner of the bat sanctuary said the current sanctuary which is 238 foot-long cave can... Read more

Davao Light holds power forum for home-based IT workers

DAVAO CITY March 7 (PIA)- The Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) is holding a power forum for home-based online workers in its franchise area this coming March 9, 2016 at the Davao Light and Power Company office in Ponciano Street, Davao City. This amidst power interruptions experienced in the fr... Read more

DA distributes P1.1B agri projects in DavNor, ComVal towns

DAVAO DEL NORTE, March 7 (PIA) - - Department of Agriculture Secretary Prospero Alcala distributed recently P1.1-billion worth of agriculture projects to the local government units of Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley. Sec. Alcala started handing out machineries and checks worth more than P457-... Read more

Walk held to celebrate Women's month celebration

DAVAO CITY, Mar 7 (PIA) Several male employees from various government and nongovernment organizations marched the streets on high heels Monday afternoon to support the renewed awareness on the clamor for women empowerment and equality amid the celebration of March as Women’s Month. Julius Gutier... Read more

Washing as the best first aid against any animal bite-DOH

DAVAO CITY, Mar 4 (PIA) Health authorities warned that washing the wound with a detergent soap and running water for ten minutes is the best first aid against any animal bite. Dr. Vergel Bautista, rabies control program coordinator of the Department of Health 11 said that 50 percent of the virus is... Read more

DOH, DA espouse responsible pet ownership

DAVAO CITY- The Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture in Region XI is espousing responsible pet ownership as the country is commemorating Rabies Awareness Month this March.  Dr. Armie Capuyan of the Department of Agriculture-XI said that aside from providing rabies vaccination to ... Read more

Large pump needed in tunnel flashflood retrieval

DAVAO CITY, March 4 (PIA)- Rescuers are needing one large submersible pump to dewater flooded portions of a tunnel in Mt. Diwata to find the bodies of three missing miners. Bruce Santillan, Senior Science Research Specialists of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau- XI said that the present pump is sma... Read more

Tagum women to improve bamboo sticks production

DAVAO DEL NORTE, March 4 (PIA) - - Recognized by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines as a Small and Medium Enterprise Excellence Awardee, the Tagum City Council of Women Inc (TCCWI) extended its arms to help another micro enterprise in the city. TCCWI President Alma Uy stressed during a... Read more

Legal education in Davao gets boost with new law school

DAVAO CITY- After 55 years, a new law school has opened in Davao City. Jose Maria College of Law is now officially the third law school in Davao City after University of Mindanao College of Law which was established in 1948 and the Ateneo de Davao College of Law founded in 1961. The school will b... Read more

15 ladies vie for Mutya ng Dabaw crown

DAVAO CITY March 3 (PIA)- Fifteen lovely ladies will vie for the Mutya ng Dabaw crown this coming coronation night on March 15 at the Davao City Recreation Center. City Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, Mutya ng Dabaw chair said that normally the coronation night would be participated by five finalists ... Read more

BIR warns of consequences in tax reforms

DAVAO CITY, March 3 (PIA) An official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue warned of consequences on the tax reforms espoused by politicians especially those vying for the presidency. Nelson Aspe, deputy revenue commissioner for operations said that while lawmakers can propose measures without any int... Read more

Region XI Integrates Five-Year NEAP and AFE Strategic Plan

DAVAO DEL NORTE, March 3 - - With the approval of the National Extension Agenda and Programs (NEAP) and the Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries Extension (AFE) Strategic Plan for FY 2017-2022 by Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) commenced a regional ... Read more

Enforcement  takes center stage in the tax-campaign 2016 

DAVAO CITY, March 2 (PIA)- Run after tax evaders, oplan kandado, tax compliance verification drive will be the  top priorities of the BIR XI among its thirty programs set to meet the revenue challenge this year. Atty Romulo Aguila, Jr., regional director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue XI said t... Read more

Mindanao gets bulk of PRDP infra projects

DAVAO CITY- Mindanao received the biggest bulk of infrastructure projects under the Philippine Rural Development Project for 2016. The region got P11.261-billion worth of projects under PRDP’s I-BUILD (Intensified Building Up of Infrastructure and Logistics for Development). According to Sherwin... Read more