Anti-jaywalking implementation nets 19,000 jaywalkers

DAVAO CITY April 18 (PIA)- The strict implementation of the anti-jaywalking ordinance in the city’s Comprehensive Transport and Traffic Code has netted 19,000 jaywalkers since it was implemented in December 2016.   Retired Police Superintendent Dionesio Abude, chief of the City Transportati... Read more

DCPO vows crackdown against street gangs

DAVAO CITY April 17 (PIA)-  Davao City Police Office Director Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum has vowed to dismantle  street gangs after a riot in the city’s downtown marred a normally peaceful Black Saturday (April 15).   Police arrested about 11 gang members, after a riot between ... Read more

Gov’t provides assistance to OFWs availing of amnesty

DAVAO CITY April 17 (PIA)- About 331 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who availed of amnesty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were given assistance by the different agencies of the government. The amnesty program was offered by the Kingdom and dubbed as “Nation without Violations.”... Read more

ICT Davao eyes training program to add more IT workers

DAVAO CITY- The group of ICT (Information Communication Technology) stakeholders in Davao is proposing a training program aimed at adding more IT workers to the growing demand in the city.   Belinda Torres, corporate secretary of ICT Davao said they have submitted a proposal to Davao City May... Read more

Davao chocolate museum symbol of PH-Mexico ties

DAVAO CITY April 12 (PIA)- Visiting Mexican Ambassador to the Philippines Julio Camarena Villasenor said that the chocolate museum located in Malagos is a representation of the deep ties between Mexico and the Philippines.   The Mexican envoy visited the museum yesterday (April 12) as part of... Read more

AFP mulls making BRP Sierra Madre a permanent structure

DAVAO CITY April 10 (PIA)- The Armed Forces is eyeing to make permanent the grounded navy ship BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal.   “That’s one of the options we are considering.” Says Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff  General Eduardo Año said when asked of the pla... Read more

More direct int’l flights needed for IT growth

DAVAO CITY April 10 (PIA)- Davao City needs more direct international flights for its ICT (information communication technology) sector to grow.   Eric Manalastas of NextBPO and an officer of the BPO Association of Davao Inc. (BPO-ADI) said that many business process outsourcing companies (BP... Read more

Navy patrolling Davao Gulf 24/7

DAVAO CITY April 7, 2017 (PIA)- The Philippine Navy is patrolling Davao Gulf 24/7 with dedicated naval assets to do the job.   These naval vessels include two patrol craft escorts (PCE), one patrol gunboat,  three patrol craft fast (PCF) and two patrol boat light (PBL).   Captain Jos... Read more

Tourism, spirituality in DavNor’s Kapihan

DAVAO DEL NORTE,  07 April (PIA)--  The Kapihan sa  Kapitolyo yesterday afternoon merged the seemingly far-off  topics: tourism, spiritual and moral recovery in observance of the Holy Week next week.   Brought to  the panel of guests were Davao del Norte Provincial Tourism Officer Noel D... Read more

Compostela warns retailers of LPG-refilled butane canisters

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, April 7 (PIA) - - Around 30 sari-sari stores in Compostela town in Compostela Valley province received a warning from the municipality government for selling butane canisters refilled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).   Compostela Fire Marshal Insp. Carlos Galle... Read more

Anti-Terrorism awareness efforts yield results

DAVAO CITY April 7 (PIA)- Efforts by the Task Force Davao to spread awareness on anti-terrorism efforts have produced a more vigilant citizenry.   Col. Erwin Bernard Neri, Task Force Davao commander said they are constantly doing anti-terrorism drive as means of raising the level of awareness... Read more

Mawab to host BSP Mindanao-wide advancement camp

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, April 6 (PIA) - - Around 1,500 scouts from all over Mindanao is expected to converge in Mawab town, Compostela Valley province for the Boys Scouts of the Philippines-Eastern Mindanao Region – Regional Summer Advancement Camp on April 8-11.   BSP President, Atty ... Read more

Davao City local peace talks put on hold

DAVAO CITY April 6 (PIA)- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has put on hold the localized peace talks with the New Peoples Army operating in Davao City.   In a statement released yesterday (April 5), the Mayor said they are adopting a wait and see stance to see how the efforts of the natio... Read more

Longer Matina flyover eyed

DAVAO CITY April 6 (PIA)- The local government of Davao City is eyeing a much longer Matina Flyover than the original proposed infrastucture.   Guesting at the I-Speak Media Forum held at the Davao City Hall today (April 6) Ivan Cortez head of the Davao City Investment and Promotion Center (D... Read more

DICT seeks to cut red tape on  new cellsites

  DAVAO CITY- The Department of Information and Communication Technology is seeking to cut the red tape in the construction of new cell sites.   Speaking before members of the media at a press conference at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City held today (April 5) DICT Secretary Rodolfo ... Read more