EDITORIAL: 16 Years of Chronicling Davao

Sixteen years ago, Edge Davao was formally launched as a daily community paper in Davao City.

Led by the late Antonio M. Ajero, Olivia D. Velasco and the late Jocelyn Panes, Edge Davao joined the crammed newspaper market with an objective of raising the standard of delivering the news to Dabawenyos and to Mindanaons. It’s main thrust is to position it as a business paper.

It did just that and in the early five years, Edge Davao was at the forefront of delivering compelling business stories.

Through the years, Edge Davao grew synchronously with Davao City, which evolve itself into a metropolis.

It has witnessed the phenomenal rise of once humble city into a political and economic powerhouse of the country.
It has also seen the upsurged of one of Davao City’s famous sons, the former President Rodrigo Duterte, into the national political arena after he won the presidency on May 2016.

Edge Davao has always been there as Davao City achieved exceptional recognition such as when the city became the preferred destination of real estate companies, when it has been considered as the MICE center of Mindanao and when it was named the chocolate, cacao and durian capital of the Philippines.

Edge Davao was also there when the city was named one of the safest cities in the country and the champion of equality.
Sixteen years later, after amassing numerous regional and national awards, particularly more than a dozen from the prestigious Philippine Press Institute, Edge Davao promises to continue as a keen observer and chronicler of what’s happening in its community – Davao City.

The management and staff of Edge Davao would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to its partners and advertisers.
Salamat and mabuhay po kayong lahat!

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