Former Davao City mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio reads a children’s book entitled “Piyesta sa Hardin ni Lola Benita” before Grade 1 and 2 students of the Holy Cross of Davao College during the National Ch

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Sports Association for the Differently Abled (SPADA) Davao City president James Infiesto performs a magic trick during this week’s edition of Kapehan sa Dabaw at the Annex Event Center of SM City Davao desp

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The stilt village in Isla Verde and other shoreline communities in Davao City are among the areas that are closely monitored and patrolled by the authorities after reports that the coastlines can be used by t

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Japanese Consul General Koichi Ibara (2nd from right), Malaysian Consul General Abdullah Zawawi Tahir (2nd from left), SM City Davao mall manager Lynette Lopez (leftmost) and assistant mall manager Nick Santo

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A participant of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Food Fair from Bangaga, Davao Oriental holds a bunch of dried chili which are processed  into products such as chili sauce and chili powder by

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An elderly woman walks by two sleeping beggars outside a store selling religious items along Bolton Street in Davao City yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.

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What’s left of the family house of Bienvenido D. Caraga prominent lawyer and Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) past president along Lopez Jaena Street in Davao City is seen through

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Brokenshire Integrated Health Ministries, Inc. (BIHMI) chief executive officer Pastor Ruben L. dela Cruz (leftmost) witnesses as Dr. Manalo Ongchanco (2nd from left), one of the original incorporators of BIHM

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This teenager tries to impress other guests by jumping off from atop the giant slide into the waters of a swimming pool resort in Maramag, Bukidnon. Lean Daval Jr.

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Elation: Party with a cause

By Athena Jillian Bravo
Let’s admit it. We party to kick the stress away and to have a good time. It’s always a feeling of giving yourself a treat. For yourself and yourself alone, speaking matter of factly about it.
But when does partying turn from being self-centered to something that goes for a...

PAL flies Muslim orphans to Manila to start new lives

The decades-old armed conflict in Mindanao, notwithstanding recent successful efforts at forging peace with Muslim rebels, continues to take its toll on innocent children, many of whom have turned orphans as their parents become statistics of war casualties.
 The Dar Amanah Children’s Village Fou...

Hedcor plants 13,000 trees

Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur – Volunteer team members of Hedcor in Davao and its host communities united in planting 4700 trees during the Aboitiz group wide tree planting last July 19.
Hedcor, Inc., Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. and Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc. employees reforested the 3km roadside near Tudaya Hydro 2...

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Sweetness overload at WOFEX

By: Athena Jillian Bravo
Despite the health risks of eating sweets, people satisfy a natural craving for sweets practically with total abandon.
People always look for something sweet which can dilute the aftertaste of your main course food. It’s almost second nature. People stock on some candies, pa...

Savings from competitive bidding paved more tourist roads in Region 12

Promoting right project at the right cost with right quality, and right-on-time implementation with the right people is always the policy of the Department of Public Works and Highways. Series of reforms were enforced to promote good governance and anti-corruption efforts in line with the “Tuwid n...

PCA distributes P8.6 M to Dav Or coco farmers

THE Philippine Coconut Authority distributed recently cash incentives amounting to P 8.6 million to 957 coconut farmers in the typhoon Pablo-hit towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston in Davao Oriental.
PCA11 Regional Manager Rex Buacsaid that this was only the initial cash distributionas the agency int...

P14.7 billion spent on infra in R-12

The national government has invested around P14.7 billion in the last three years for the implementation of various priority infrastructure projects in parts of Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region.
Reynaldo Tamayo, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 12 director, said Monday such f...

Body recommends adjustment in Davao port’s regulatory fees

THE Philippine Ports Authority - Port Management Office of Davao (PPA -PMOD) passed a resolution recommending to the PPA head office the approval of rate adjustment of permit and regulatory fees in the port of Davao City.
The PPA approved the Resolution No. 01-2014 or “Re...

No sole Coke distributorship in sari-sari training program

Adel Tamano, vice president for public affairs and communications of Coca Cola Philippines, belied rumors that the company’s 5by20 Program aimed to empower women entrepreneurs has a built-in feature of making their sari-sari stores as sole distributors of Coca Cola products.
“It’s not one of th...

Jenson Land to inaugurate Villa Señorita on Aug. 9

The Jenson Land and Realty Development Corporation (JLRDC) will be holding its grand launching and open house for their new township project Villa Señorita on August 9.
This 10-hectare project is estimated to be a P100million investment in the hopes of putting up houses at the projec...

Redefining city life

It used to be that when people need to take a breather from the city life, they troop somewhere far outside to escape its hustle and bustle.
What if one’s idea of green yet progressive community is brought right at your doorstep? Sure, it’s going to be a life with less stress, which all redounds ...

Gerry Sy of Shui Hilot naturopathy: Reviving the authentic ‘Hilot’

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More and more massage parlors are sprouting up in Davao City, most of them offering Thai, Swiss, or many other foreign“More than relaxing, it is healing, and that is the Filipino hilot,” Sy said.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Jonathan Suy

By EJ Dominic Fernandez
Businessman Jonathan Suy saw the need for newspapers in banana plantations, so he sold old newspapers to banana companies during his college years. Now, Jonathan O. Suy is the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines 2012 for Small Business Category for his Jomaray P...

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