Davao News

  1. SENATOR Cynthia Villar, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food chairperson, pushes for implementation of farm schools nationwide as a means of educating and training farmers and fisherfolk to be competitive and gain more profit.

    Villar, during the Davao Agri Trade and Expo 2017 on Friday, said that with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration, the Filipino farmers and fisherfolk should be more competent in order to keep up with the competition.

  2. IN A bid to provide better services to investors and spread development in other areas in the country, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has established its first business center outside of Metro Manila here in Davao City.

    Located at the Damosa IT Park in Lanang, the Peza Davao Business and Investment Center will initially assist its clients processing import and export permits, provide detailed services like document processing, and connecting clients to other Peza offices.

  3. THE Bureau of Investments (BOI) have reintroduced telecommunications project in the 2017 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) in a bid to increase investors in the industry.

    "Several years ago, we used to have it in the IPP but then removed it. Now we are reintroducing but there is a condition that only new players would qualify," said Lucita Reyes, member of BOI's Board of Governors, during the 2017 IPP Roadshow on Thursday in Davao City.

  4. YOUNG artists, students of fine arts in Davao City stand to meet, greet, and listen today to one of the country's internationally acclaimed artists Araceli Limcaco Dans, who in her more than eight decades, wielded the brush in its finest form.

    A realist, her artworks stand out with her recurring motif, the calado: Dainty lace painted like real in oil and watercolor, you could feel the patience as only a mother of ten would have.

  5. BACK in the day when malls were unheard of in Davao, our family’s go-to place for grocery and department store finds was a one level shopping hub.

    At eight years old, I would excitedly accompany my mom to Felcris (Sales branch) while she did her grocery. Before leaving, I would longingly gaze at the endearing Sanrio items on display. The Hello Kitty, My Melody and Little Twin Stars memorabilia perpetually looked oh-so-enticing but, alas, I was not allowed to buy them, save during a few special occasions.