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August 9 is National Lumad Day

DAVAO CITY — August 9, the United Nations’ “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peo-ples” will soon be celebrated in the Philippines as National Indigenous Peoples Day. This, after the Senate passed on third and final reading HB 4420 which seeks to declare August 9 as “National Indigenous Peo-ples Day,” …

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Davocc town families benefit from electrification project

DIGOS City– At least 94 families living in five Sitios in Barangay Dalupan in Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental, recently benefited from an electrification project in the area. The newly-constructed Dalupan Micro-Hydro Power Plant is now in full operation and will be serving residents living in SitioCunalom, Banag, Upper Kiaga and …

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Davao posts 9.4% GRDP, outperforms other regions

DAVAO City – The region topped 14 other regions in the country in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) at 9.4 percent in 2014, surpassing expectations and achieving growth targets for 2016. It is the highest growth in the country for last year’s performance. National Economic Development Authority (Neda) XI Director …

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Biz leaders’ meet in Davao to tackle ICT industry

DAVAO City – Business leaders from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines will meet at the Chief Executive Officers’ Conference and Exhibit on August 19, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center to tackle issues concerning the information and communications technology industry in the economic subegion. The gathering of CEOs is one …

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Renewable energy projects seen to end crisis

DAVAO City––Mindanao would soon attain sufficient power supply with the addition of more renewable energy projects with a combined potential capacity of 2,998 megawatts, a government official said. Romeo Montenegro, director for the Investment Promotion and Public Affairs Office of the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda), said this would happen if …

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Davao Light imposes more power cut off

DAVAO CITY — Davao Light and Power Co. (DL PC) started Thursday imposing a maximum of three to four hours of rotating power interruptions in this city and franchise areas in Davao del Norte. This developed after the Therma South Inc. (TSI) coal plant shut down for an unscheduled repair. …

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Davao to host ICT event ‘LiveX’

DAVAO City – This sprawling southern Mindanao city will be the venue of Livelihood Exchange (LIVEX) 2015 this August 18-21. According to Wit Holganza, organizer of the event, they are expecting about 5,000 people to attend the different activities of the event which tackles various Information Communication Technology issues and …

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Iqbal group rejects BBL version of Rodriguez committee

DAVAO City––The Bangsa-moro Transition Commission (BTC) chaired by Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel head Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday rejected the version of the proposed Bangsamoro law being pushed by the House ad hoc committee led by Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District. The BTC that crafted …

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Campaign on climate change launched anew

DAVAO CITY — A campaign to harness the youth’s social media presence to produce positive changes in climate change awareness and mitigation was launched in Davao City Wednesday. Called #nowPH: One Million Filipino Youth Voices for Climate Action, the campaign aims to unite the voice of the Filipino youth for …

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OCD-11 leads coastal clean-up drive

DAVAO CITY — A total of 22 government-line-agencies teamed up to do coastal clean-up along the shoreline of Gulf View, Barangay Bago Aplaya in observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme, “Pamilya at Pamayanang Handa, katuwang sa Pag-unlad ng Bansa. Rebecca Lopez, director for operations of the …

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