LATEST STORIES

54 Davao Region studes qualify for DOST grant

A total of 54 students from Davao Region passed the qualifying examination for the Junior...

BOC-Davao, Globalport discuss Sasa Port modernization plan

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao and Globalport Terminals Incorporated recently explored the...

CHO-Nutrition Div.: eat  healthy this Christmas

Dabawenyos should take food moderately during the Yuletide Season to avoid lifestyle diseases next year,...

P16-billion US-backed solar power plant to rise in GenSan

A foreign-backed homegrown company is targeting to start in January the development of a 150-megawatt...

DOH-Davao administers over  7.4M doses in Davao Region 

The Department of Health-Davao Center for Health Development recorded 7,454,792 total doses administered in Davao...
BEACH DENIZENS.While others are busy watching and supporting their NBA teams, these Badjao teenagers try to outwit and outplay each other in a game of beach volleyball at a coastal community in Brgy. 23-C Isla Verde, Davao City on Tuesday. LEAN DAVAL JR.

City strengthens support for out-of-school youth

The city government of Davao strengthened its support for the out-of-school youth (OSY) in Davao...
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte attends Post-SONA Economic Briefing initiated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Department of Finance. VP Sara named her staff in the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and the Department of Education (DepEd). Photo from the official FB page of Inday Sara Duterte

No forced contribution for Christmas parties: DepEd

The Department of Education has issued guidelines for the conduct of Christmas parties in its...

BARMM consults BaSulTa on local governance, electoral codes

Lawmakers of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) kicked off Monday simultaneous public...
Tourists get to dine in the vineyard as part of the grape tour experience at MBX Grapes Vineyard in Brgy. Tambler, General Santos City owned by Maria Caballes, a Dabawenya entrepreneur. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO

Aside from tuna, GenSan eyeing to be famous for grapes, too

General Santos City, the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines,” is proving to be a suitable...
DANGER SIGN.A teenager infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) holds a red ribbon which symbolizes awareness and support for people living with HIV-AIDS. Davao City’s Reproductive Health and Wellness Center has recorded a total of 26 new cases of HIV-AIDS from January to June this year prompted Councilor Mary Joselle Dilig-Villafuerte to express her support for the local distribution of condoms to the public through a coin-operated condom machines. LEAN DAVAL JR.

HIV cases in Davao City consistently increasing

The City Health Office (CHO) disclosed that HIV cases in Davao City are consistently increasing. Dr....

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Remembering Daddy Ram

Greg Deligero, then the associate editor of Edge Davao, invited me to join the new...

Lessons from Aeon Towers: Opportunity in adversity

At first look, nobody believed an iconic building with an architectural masterstroke could even come...

Women at the helm of Davao’s resilient homegrown hotel

They say men are firm but women are more compassionate and well-organized. In this age when...
Left to right: Managing Editor Neil Bravo, former senior business reporter Charles Maxey, former Sports Editor Moses Billacura, and former Associate Editor Greg Deligero

THE BOYS OF EDGE DAVAO: Leagues of their own

They were the 'journosaurs' who once wandered the busy newsroom of Edge Davao. To say...
Moses P. Billacura

There is still ‘life’ after Edge Davao

Believe it or don’t, it’s all about a girl. Sometimes, there comes a time in your...

THE ECONOMY

BSP warns: Watch out for fake central bank workers

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said the public should not provide personal information to unscrupulous individuals representing themselves as...

PROPERTY

Setting architectural benchmarks

High-rise buildings are sprouting all over Davao City in the past few years. What used to be an empty skyscape is now becoming a...

What it feels to be on top of Davao

Shaping sustainable skylines

VANTAGE POINTS

SPECKS OF LIFE: Is Cryptocurrency a reliable investment vehicle?

  “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.” -JOHN LENNON *******  FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange company organized by young American entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried, has...

FAST BACKWARD: Davao Central Elementary School

Older than the Davao City National High School (DCNHS), Davao Elementary School, later Davao Central Elementary School, was built early in 1905 with a...

EDITORIAL: Wearing your culture proudly

From being maligned as when it was first donned by Vice President Sara Duterte during the inauguration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., garments from the eleven tribal aggrupation of Davao City is now part of the official dress code for local government employees. The Indigenous People's clothing, branded by critics as "cos-play" and inappropriate, the IP garments and accessories will be flaunted by city government employees as well as those from national government agencies in...

HEALTH

HEALTH: A slow-motion death called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

If you smoke heavily and for a long time, don’t just expect to suffer from lung cancer. You are also most likely to experience chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), another lung disease. There are two main forms of COPD: emphysema (which involves...

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT | “Dream Bridge and Coral Reefs: The missing link

Soft coral reefs up close.
On January 18, 1979, Mindanao Times, the island’s oldest newspaper, carried this headline: “Bridge to link city and Samal.” “A bridge to link Davao City and Samal Island was proposed by Davao del Norte Assemblyman Rodolfo del Rosario this week,” the news lead stated. Finally, last...

AGRI TRENDS

AGRITRENDS | Adlai: An alternative staple food for all

Adlai, also spelled as adlay, is similar to rice, both in preparation and use. Although the Philippines has an abundant supply of adlai as it has been cultivated for generations, most Filipinos haven’t heard of it. The indigenous grain is sourced from farmers in...

FEATURES

A STITCH IN TIME: How Metro Shuttle won its Rehabilitation Plan

It's not strange to hear companies reeling from the damaging pandemic. We have seen many of them--big or small--succumb to the ruthless wrath of the health crisis which not only claimed human lives but also took the life out of the economy. Let's take the...

BIGGER PICTURE

Caption Erstwhile estranged brothers in the Bangsamoro struggle (L to R) Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim, Nur Misuari and Muslimin Sema are reunited at the inaugural session of the Bangsamoro Parliament on Thursday, 15 September in Cotabato City, at peace with each other’s presence. Ebrahim is Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Misuari is founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Sema chairs a faction of the MNLF. Ebrahim visited Misuari in his residence in Davao City on September11. Sema and Misuari before the President arrived, embraced each other, both of them promising to visit each other. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Nur – Murad meeting: “A great day for the Bangsamoro homeland”

“This is a great day, a great day for the Bangsamoro homeland,” the 83-year-old Nur Misuari, chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) said of his meeting with Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al...

IN PICTURES

SPORTS TOURISM AWARD. (L-R) Caroline Uy (Regional Director, Region III - Dept of Tourism), Charles Lim (Founder & Chairman, Philippine Sports Tourism Awards), PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and Atty. Chito Salud (Team Governor, Converge FiberXers) during the 5th Sports Tourism Awards at Quest Plus Hotel on Tuesday. The PBA received Sports Tourism Tournament of the Year Award for PBA Clark Bubble 2020.
A chef's assistant slices a fresh tuna into sushi and sashimi cuts at the booth of Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region during the recently concluded “Kaon Ta, Kain Pa!” Food and Travel Festival of the Department of Tourism (DOT) held at the activity center of Abreeza Mall in Davao City. Lean Daval Jr.
Dabawenyos gather at Quezon Park to watch the Christmas 3D Wall Mapping that illuminates the Davao City Hall during the Dan-ag sa Pasko ug Pag-abli sa Pasko, the opening ceremony of Pasko Fiesta sa Davao 2022, in Davao City on Thursday evening. Lean Daval Jr.

LIFESTYLE

URBANISSIMO

Bai Chromatica exhibit celebrates women and their colorful worlds

Dabawenyo women’s artist group Bai Hinang, returns to the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao with the launch of it’s Women’s Month art exhibit, Bai Chromatica last March 15, 2022 after almost two years of absence due to the pandemic.  Featuring Davao artists, Dadai Joaquin, Trixie Borbon, Tanya Gaisano Lee, Amor delos Santos, Jing C. Rabat, Aimee...

MAYA ON THE BLOCK

Maya on the Block: Young Picasso of PH paints with Dabawenyo students

Remember Shaira Luna and CJ de Silva in the commercial for Promil gifted kids? These kids wowed viewers with their special talents and intelligence at a very young age. Well, they are not the only kids who held the title of Promil gifted kids. There is another super talented child and named Promil Four Gifted Child,...

GAME CHANGERS

COMPETITIVE EDGE

SPORTS

CLEAN SLATE: The rise of JMC Kings

The Jose Maria College (JMC) Kings have come a long way, from an obscure basketball squad to a Mindanao champion. When coach Cholo Elegino of...

CLEAN SLATE: Conversations with coach Chito about rising-star Robi Nayve

While the punching rampage in the NCAA has hugged the sports headlines, little did I know that there was one Dabawenyo playing in the...

All set for Davao Tyler Eagles Golf Cup

The Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold its 2nd Davao Tyler Eagles Golf Cup on Saturday, December 22, at the South Pacific Golf and Country Club in what could be the last golf tournament in Davao for the year. “We will be using a System 36 format with Shotgun start at 6am and 11am. Golfers...

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