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Aboitiz, Davao launch 1st full electric buses in Mindanao

The Aboitiz Group, in partnership with the city government of Davao, GET Philippines, and QEV Technologies of Spain launched over the weekend the BEST Bus project---the first fully electric, free-ride shuttle service in Mindanao......»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardDec 14th, 2020

Aboitiz, partners launch e-shuttle service in Davao

The Aboitiz Group and its partners have launched their pilot electric shuttle service in Davao as part of their contribution in significantly reducing harmful emissions, maximizing available new technologies, and encouraging inclusive benefits for all......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2020

Reds in Southern Mindanao ready to face Duterte’s ‘full-scale war’

DAVAO CITY -- Communist rebels in Southern Mindanao said they were ready to face “the full-scale war” that the Duterte administration would be unleashing on them next year. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

DITO Telecom to Start VisMin Operations on March 8

DITO Telecommunity will start its Visayas and Mindanao network operations on March 8, 2021. DITO is the 3rd telecom company in the country aside from Smart and Globe. According to DITO’s official statement, their commercial launch will be available in Metro Cebu and Metro Davao as of the moment. For Metro Cebu, these cities and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Storm & lsquo;Vicky& rsquo; causes massive flooding in Mindanao

Tropical depression “Vicky”---the 22nd to hit the country this year---traversed Monkayo, Davao de Oro in Mindanao while maintaining its strength, prompting the National Electrification Administration to alert all electric cooperatives to take all precautionary steps against the weather disturbance......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Cleanergy Park in Davao City cited as bird-watching haven

DAVAO CITY (PNA) – The Aboitiz Cleanergy Park located in this city was cited as an excellent site for bird-watching where its recorded bird species already nearing 100, 10 to 15 of which are endemic to the Philippines, a birdwatcher expert said. An imperial pigeon spotted from a distance last August 2020 at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Davao City. The park was cited as an excellent site for birdwatching where its recorded bird species already nearing 100, 10 to 15 of which are endemic to the Philippines. (Photo courtesy of Pete Simpson via PNA) Davao-based birdwatcher Pete Simpson said a wide variety of habitat types, combined with the area’s safe and secure environment, has made the park an excellent site for birdwatching. Simpson, a member of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines-Davao who has studied environmental biology, considers the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park — an eight-hectare ecological preserve located in Barangay Punta Dumalag here — to be one of Davao del Sur’s top five bird-watching sites, which is remarkable considering its relatively urban location. Throughout the Philippines, there are just 90 birding sites that have reached the milestone of 100 birds recorded and Aboitiz Cleanergy Park will join that group soon. Simpson said to have 100 species in a site only a few hectares is “excellent” in an area surrounded by an urban environment. “In terms of urban bird-watching sites, Cleanergy [Park] is, by far, the best in Davao City, and I would say it’s one of the best urban bird-watching sites in the whole Philippines,” he added. Around 20 bird species in the park are considered migratory, and a number can be found in other parts of the Philippines and throughout Southeast Asia. Some of them are vagrant birds that were only seen once at the site — rare birds. “It’s good for bird-watching because there is a range of habitats within a small area — the sea, the beach, mangroves, other trees, and recently, a small grassland area. A range of habitats and each habitat has different birds specialized to live in these habitats. So, to be approaching nearly 100 bird species in such a small area and to be surrounded by an urban environment is excellent,” he added. The park, known as an urban-based biodiversity conservation site, it is home to the critically-endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), endemic and migratory birds, and marine species. “The existence of nearly 100 bird species at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park is a remarkable achievement that reflects the Aboitiz Group’s strong commitment to sustainability and the preservation of an environmentally-vital site in Davao and Mindanao. We will continue to work hard to ensure that the succeeding generations will also be able to appreciate the natural environment of the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park,” said Sabin Aboitiz, Aboitiz Group president and chief executive officer. In 2019, the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park welcomed 10,735 visitors and has so far released 4,811 pawikan hatchlings. Since 2014, the park has been home to 40 discovered pawikan nests......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Airline extends assistance to Philippine eagle

Cebu Pacific agreed to adopt 19-year-old Mindanao for another year. The captive-bred predator, now officially retired from breeding, will pivot to his new role as conservation education ambassador as soon as he is trained to fly on cue. Mindanao, one of the male birds at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao, Mindanao is among the […] The post Airline extends assistance to Philippine eagle appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Cental Mindanao s main COVID-19 facility reaches full capacity, runs low on oxygen

Isolation wards in central Mindanao’s main COVID-19 treatment facility are now full and their supply of oxygen is now running out, the center announced Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Converge invests billions for VisMin expansion; Cebu as hub

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. poured ‘billions’ for its expansion in the Visayas-Mindanao (VisMin) area. Converge opened its VisMin regional headquarters in Oakridge I.T. Center 2, A.S. Fortuna Street, Mandaue City during a ceremonial launch on Monday, June 7, 2021, which also marked the firm’s milestone of reaching the […] The post Converge invests billions for VisMin expansion; Cebu as hub appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

DAVAO CITY MECQ ULI!

Muling isasailalim sa modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) ang Davao City sa Mindanao dahil umano sa patuloy na pagtaas nang naitatalang coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases sa mga lugar. Ayon kay Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, nalalampasan na umano ng Davao City ang Metro Manila sa mga naitatalang kaso ng nakamamatay na sakit kung kaya inirekomenda ng […] The post DAVAO CITY MECQ ULI! appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Davao named Philippine’s chocolate capital

This city has been declared as the chocolate capital of the Philippines and Southern Mindanao as the country’s cacao capital......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Mitsubishi Power inks 3-year service deal with AboitizPower

The local unit of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. has secured a three-year agreement to maintain boilers of the Davao coal plant of Aboitiz Power Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2021

Davao City Council approves ordinance to aid workers’ woes

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the workers protection desk of Kilusang Mayo Uno in Southern Mindanao has been receiving complaints with an average of three workers seeking assistance on unjust labor practices every week......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

DITO targets 1.75M new subscribers by end of 2021

New player DITO Telecommunity Corp. is optimistic in gaining 1.75 million new subscribers by the end of 2021 as it officially launched mobile services in the National Capital Region (NCR) — just two months after its initial rollout in Mindanao.   During a virtual launch on Monday, DITO chair and CEO Dennis A. Uy said […] The post DITO targets 1.75M new subscribers by end of 2021 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

TS Crising threatens Davao-Surigao area

Tropical “Crising” maintained its strength while moving closer toward Davao Oriental-Surigao del Sur area, but was forecast to weaken into a tropical depression while traversing the rugged landmass of Mindanao and emerging over the Sulu Sea on Saturday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Storm signals up in Mindanao as Crising strengthens to tropical storm

Tropical Storm "Crising" is seen to make landfall over Surigao del Sur-Davao Oriental area between tonight and early Friday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Mild quakes jolt Mindanao

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Davao Occidental yesterday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Surigao del Sur goes on all-out support for “Run Sara Run”

  TANDAG CITY — Surigao del Sur Gov. Alexander Ayec Pimentel, along with almost all municipal mayors of his province are rallying for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for President this coming 2022.   Pimentel said different volunteer groups in Mindanao have initiated a Mindanao-wide Caravan starting April 12 to 17 to encourage […] The post Surigao del Sur goes on all-out support for “Run Sara Run” appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Dito enters Luzon, links 21 more cities

Third major telecommunications player Dito Telecommunity has extended its service coverage into Luzon following its commercial launch in Visayas and Mindanao last month......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2021

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Davao Occ.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit waters off Sarangani town, Davao Occidental, Saturday afternoon and was felt in parts of mainland Mindanao, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake struck 5:30 p.m., in waters 148 kilometers southwest of the town, Phivolcs said on its website. It was tectonic in origin, with the […] The post Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Davao Occ. appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Labor group to Davao City: ‘Ensure assistance gets to those who needs it most’

Amid huge funds poured into the COVID-19 response in Davao City, labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno-Southern Mindanao Region (KMU-SMR) criticized the distribution of the assistance shelled out last year as it failed to reach the most affected population......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021