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DOT eyes Davao as Muslim-friendly city

DAVAO CITY – The city government and the tourism industry players have strengthened partnership to transform Davao as premier destination for Muslims, especially that the Davao–Kuala Lumpur direct connection begins on December 21. Department of Tourism (DOT) 11 Director Roberto Alabado III said DoT, the city government, and other stakeholders have been working hard to …

Commercial bank to double SME loan window in 2018

DAVAO CITY — A commercial bank, with 600 branches nationwide, will double its loan window facility in Southern Mindanao next year to give access to more small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs). Ariel Roca, assistant vice president and area head of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) in South Eastern Mindanao Area (PNB-SEMA), saidthe bank has several …

Davao-Zambo route to boost trade, commerce

DAVAO CITY – The city government expects the resumption by flag-carrier Philippine Airlines of the Davao-Zamboanga route to bolster trade and commerce between two cities, according to Davao City Councilor Marissa Abella. Abella said the launch of the new route will pave the way for trade and commerce as it will facilitate the exchange of …

Mayor Duterte bats for sustained profitability in agriculture

DAVAO CITY – The Davao City government will remain steadfast in supporting the agriculture sector to maximize productivity and sustained profitability, especially the banana industry. Speaking before 500 participants and 60 exhibitors during the Banana Conference 2017 held at SMX Convention Center Thursday, Duterte-Carpio said the city government is working on how to assist the …

Career firm holds investment gab for millennials

DAVAO CITY— A promotion firm, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Women’s College (PWC) of Davao, will hold a business conference aimed at providing young entrepreneurs a place to discuss market opportunities. Dubbed as “Shaping New Millennials”, the conference will be held on Saturday (September 30) at PWC. …

Davao, Indonesian traders meet to boost sea linkage

DAVAO CITY, Aug 10 – Davao and Indonesian traders are holding talks aimed at enhancing the Davao-GenSan-Bitung Roll-On Roll-Off route service which kicked-off in April, this year. Indonesian Consul General in Davao Berlian Napitupulu disclosed the ongoing talks of Davao businessmen with its Indonesian partners are follow up to several business meetings held this month …