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45 HPBS buses arriving in Davao City for pilot testing

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA)-The first batch of High Priority Bus System (HPBS) units consisting of 45 buses will be arriving in Davao City this month. The HPBS is part of the comprehensive public transp.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 10th, 2018

BIMP-EAGA eyed as pilot area for ASEAN energy link

DAVAO CITY -- The Mindanao-Visayas power grid interconnection project is expected to pave the way for the pilot testing of the Philippines’ link to the energy network within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Davao to deploy buses to improve public transport service

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 April) – Air-conditioned buses will be deployed initially this year ahead of the full implementation of the High Priority Bus System (HPBS) by 2021 to improve the public transport services in Davao City, Davao City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) head Ivan Cortez said. Cortez said in an interview on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

DFA to accept online appointments for passports only until June 30

  DAVAO CITY -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)on Fridaysaid it would accept online appointments only untilJune 30. In July, it will enhance the passport online appointment system by incorporating an electronic payment system. In an advisory sent to reporters, the DFA said the pilot testing of ePayment had actually started. "(The DFA) wishes to inform the public that passport online appointment slots from July 2018 onwards have not been opened," because of the preparations, the agency said. The adoption of ePayment "will enable applicants to pay at a payment facility of their choice before going to any DFA Consular Office in the Philippines," it said. "...Keep on reading: DFA to accept online appointments for passports only until June 30.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Davao needs 1,000 modern buses to decongest traffic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 December) – At least 1,000 modern buses will be needed for the implementation of the High Priority Bus System (HPBS) in three years to decongest traffic here, City Planning and Development Office head Ivan Cortes said. In an interview Wednesday, Cortes said the city government would tap the private sector that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Chinese sister city donates two buses to Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 Dec) — The City Government of Davao was gifted with two brand new Sunlong buses by its sister city, Nanning, China, a year after the renewal of the diplomatic ties between the two cities, Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC) head Lemuel Ortonio said on Saturday. Ortonio told MindaNews that both […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Davao, beyond durian and pomelo

Everyone is going to Davao, it seems. Businessmen, tourists and Davaoeos returning home crowded our flight.   Upon arriving at Francisco Bangoy International Airport, we were greeted by policemen, guards and an overall sense of heightened security. We jested with our colleagues about the apparent VIP treatment, only to learn that China's ambassador to the Philippines was on our flight.   After a few minutes' drive, we arrived at our base of operations in Davao City, Seda Abreeza, now on its fifth year. The hotel has built a name as one of the best hotels in Metro Davao---no small feat, since Davao is home to a lot of established hotels.   The hotel be...Keep on reading: Davao, beyond durian and pomelo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Davao ‘pilot city’ for China-BIMP-EAGA cooperation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 30 Oct) – Davao will be a “pilot city” for China’s cooperation with Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) as it plans to scale up its partnership with the economic subregion, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Wang made the statement during the inauguration of the Consulate General of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Davao’s P3.64-B bus system to start next year yet

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 02 Oct) – The plan of the city government to implement its P3.64-billion High Priority Bus System (HPBS) that is seen to solve traffic woes will have to wait until next year, City Mayor Sara Duterte said Tuesday. Duterte said during her 2nd State of the City Address (SOCA) at the City […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

No definite support yet for Davao jeepney drivers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 August) – The city government is still trying to determine the “higher form of intervention” it can provide for jeepney drivers who will be affected by the implementation of the High Priority Bus System (HPBS), an official said Wednesday. City Planning and Development Office head Ivan Cortez said in an interview the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Davao’s best ‘tapa’—Duterte’s favorite—and barbecue, Tarta de Santiago

When one is visiting a place, whether for the first or the umpteenth time, it is the first meal that sets the tone for the rest of the visit. Arriving in Davao City at past noon, we held our hunger pangs because we were promised one of the best tapa in the country. My friend miscalculated the distance to the place, figuring we could walk it. Thankfully, he hired a tricycle instead and, as it turned out, it could be walking distance if one was willing to eat an hour later. Sara's is a carinderia owned by a Boholanon. It bills itself as "Original Kabawan and Bulalohan." A kabaw is a carabao, my Visayan five-year-old niece told me years ago. She looked at me strangely when I cor...Keep on reading: Davao’s best ‘tapa’—Duterte’s favorite—and barbecue, Tarta de Santiago.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Police officer in Davao Norte relieved for illegal drug use

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – A police officer detailed at the Provincial Crime Laboratory Office in Davao del Norte was ordered relieved after testing positive for illegal drug use in random drug test conducted Thursday last week. Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 spokesperson Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz said on Tuesday that the relieved officer was PO2 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Davao City brgy chosen as pilot for kidney program

DAVAO CITY, June 18 (PIA)-- Barangay Dumoy in Davao City's third district will be the pilot site of a community-based end-stage renal disease prevention program. About 426 individuals from Dumoy will.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Davao City brgy chosen as pilot for kidney program

DAVAO CITY, June 18 (PIA)-- Barangay Dumoy in Davao City's third district will be the pilot site of a community-based end-stage renal disease prevention program. About 426 individuals from Dumoy will.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

High AIDS cases in Davao

The Davao City Health Office (CHO) reported a total of 2,330 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases, figures that rose since the increase in HIV testing in all business establishments in the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

4Ps Partner-Beneficiaries in Cebu City Receive Their EMV Cards from Landbank

About 2,991 Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Progral (4Ps) partner-beneficiaries in Cebu City received their EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) chip-enabled cards from Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) last May 5, 2018. Cebu City is the pilot city in region 7 for the 4Ps EMV migration and only seven barangays were included in this pilot testing. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Mindanao Corridors strategy receives $100M in ADB funding

DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Development Corridors strategy, with the south-central Mindanao area and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as pilot sites, will receive $100 million worth of funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Undersecretary Janet M. Lopoz, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) executive director, said the funds will “complement our efforts to […] The post Mindanao Corridors strategy receives $100M in ADB funding appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

SP reviews proposed e-trike operation in Iloilo City

THE SangguniangPanlungsod (SP) of Iloilo City is reviewing the proposed pilot testing of an electric tricycle (e-Trike) in the city. The SP deferred the passage of a resolution that would authorize Mayor Jose Espinosa III to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in behalf of the city, with BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines, Inc. until issues […] The post SP reviews proposed e-trike operation in Iloilo City appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Davao City eyed as Muslim-friendly destination

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – Davao City will become a pilot area for Muslim-friendly destinations in the country, Marilou W. Ampuan, trustee of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII), said. Ampuan told a press briefing on Monday the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will roll out the program […] The post Davao City eyed as Muslim-friendly destination appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Communist rebels strafe agri plane, kill pilot in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY – Communist rebels strafed a low-flying agricultural plane and fatally wounded its pilot in Surigao del Sur province […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Davao City pushes for launch of ADB-backed bus system by 2019

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City government, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is aiming to launch at least one route for the High Priority Bus System (HPBS) by 2019. “Maybe next year… (the) timetable is beyond 2019 so I told them, if they cannot do it by 2019, is to show us […] The post Davao City pushes for launch of ADB-backed bus system by 2019 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018