BIG DAY FOR DYNASTY. Goldens Dynasty Motors (GDM) owner Nelson Chua poses for a photograph with the lovely usherettes during yesterday’s opening of GDM’s showroom in Lanang, Davao City. Lean Daval Jr.

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SET FOR DEMOLITION. Davao City Demolition Unit (CDU) Engr. Alex Abi (left) shows a printed map of an area near the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) which is being occupied by illegal settlers.

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AGRI TALK. Sen. Cynthia Villar says she is confident that congress will support the agriculture programs of presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration due to the primary reason that food securi

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MORE FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS. A public utility vehicle (PUV) overloaded with farm produce traverses the national highway along Marilog District in Davao City. The incoming Duterte administration plans to prioritiz

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FARMERS-FISHERFOLKS CELEBRATION. Freshly harvested vegetables and fruits are being displayed at Rizal Park in Davao City yesterday as part of the City Agriculturist Office’s 27th Farmers’ and Fisherfolk mon

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COALITION FOR CHANGE. Presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte (center), together with Nacionalista Party president Manuel Villar (left) and Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) president Aqu

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STRICT SECURITY. The police force of Davao City implement a strict security measure at the entrance of Matina Enclaves where presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte held a press briefing yesterday. Lean Daval

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HUNDREDS OF THEM. Hundreds of local, national, international and media practitioners, gather at Matina Enclaves in Quimpo Blvd., Davao City where presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte held a press briefing y

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NOT MISSING. Presumptive president-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte flashes his clenched fist before casting his vote on May 9, the last day before he disappeared from public eye. Duterte’s spokesman Peter Laviña sa

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Smart rewards partner retailers in Mindanao

Smart Communications (Smart) kicked off another year of celebrating rewarding partnerships with its network of retailers via a national convention in Davao City, the first in a series of events exclusively held for the members of its Ka-Partner Rewards Program.
 Millions in cash and other prizes we...

Envi groups left out of consultation on waste-to-energy guidelines

Watershed advocacy group Interface Development Interventions lambasted the National Solid Waste Management Comission (NSWMC) for excluding them and other local environment groups from today’s public consultation on the national guidelines on the use of waste-to-energy technologies.
The Department o...

PWD wins silver medal in int’l skills competition

Julius Rosalinda, a person with disability (PWD) from Tagum City, Davao del Norte, brought honor and pride to the Philippines when he won a silver medal and the Excellence Award in the Waste Re-Use Category during the 9th International Abilympics competition​ in Bordeaux, France in March.
The Inter...

Emperador brandy to be distributed in US in 2016

The world’s largest brandy maker, Emperador, Inc., has recently signed a deal to bring its homegrown Emperador Brandy to North America, particularly in the United States.
Speaking at the company’s annual stockholders meeting Monday, Emperador, Inc. president Winston Co revealed that the Filipino-...

Megaworld to build 21st township in Cavite

Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships, is developing its 21st township in a 140-hectare property in General Trias, Cavite.
To be called Maple Grove, the vast property will be developed into another world-class mixed-use development, where relaxation and nature per...

LTO confiscates ‘DU30’ car plates

KORONADAL CITY -– Officials and personnel of Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Central Mindanao region have started confiscating what it said was unauthorized “DU30” commemorative plates.
The car plates have proliferated during the campaign period for the recently concluded national and local...

SLP-PAMANA livelihood projects awarded to 3 Surigao Sur villages

BUTUAN CITY -- Three villages of a coastal municipality in Surigao del Sur were made recipients of various projects by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), which a series of turnover ceremonies of Payapa At Masaganang Pamayanan (PA...

Smart improves internet service in Mindanao

Telecommunication giant Smart Communication is taking internet connectivity in Mindanao to new heights as it rolled out the Smart Bro 4G Pocket WiFi at the Marco Polo Davao yesterday.
Gary Dujali, Smart marketing head for consumer broadband and PLDT Home marketing director, told reporters yesterday t...

PHL Competition Law good for SMEs- Balisacan

Philippine Competition Commission chairman Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan said that the recently-enacted Philippine Competition Act will benefit most the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), contrary to the fear that it will only benefit big firms.
Speaking to reporters at the sideline of the Mindanao-led ...

Matina Enclaves begin sales for Building 4

After whirlwind sales of two of its recent developments, developer Escandor Development Corporation (Esdevco) has started selling Building 4 of its condominium sector called The Residences.
Project head Gerald Kent Garces said they have to open the sales for Building 4 of Th...

Aeon Towers construction now on 8th level

Construction of the 33-level Aeon Towers has risen up to the 8th level af of latest construction updates.
FTC Group of Companies, developer of the tallest skyscraper project in Davao City, reported that concrete pouring of the 8th level is now 40 percent.
“Slowly but surely we are going up and withi...

Meet the new agriculture secretary

Text and Photos by Henrylito D. Tacio
When former North Cotabato Governor Emmanuel Piñol was appointed by Rodrigo R. Duterte as Agriculture Secretary under his forthcoming administration, he was completely surprised and ecstatic.
“Deep inside me, I told myself, ‘Wow, now I will be able to do what...

PMA’s no. 8 grad from DavSur, wanted to be a civil engineer

Cadet First Class Prince Marenz Regodon Aday of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, number 8 in the 63-member Class “Gabay-Laya” of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), initially wanted to be a civil engineer, and had in fact spent two years at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City to...

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