THE bulk of Davao City's total tax collection of P4.306 billion in 2011 came from business taxes with P766.871 million, the City Treasurer's Office (CTO) announced Wednesday.
THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Davao Region has organized a group to audit energy consumption of industries to help reduce energy consumption in the region.
Called "Dream Team", the group is composed of mechanical engineers and chemical engineers from DOST-Davao and Manila.
WORKERS of the Holy Cross Press Employees Association (HCPEA) have set up a picket outside the establishment along Guerrero Street here, lambasting the Archdiocese of Davao, the printing press owner, for closing operations last December 1 without giving notice to the employees.
These employees have resorted to selling green mangoes along the sidewalk where they are currently stationed.
ONE of the five key accomplishments of the City Agriculture Office (CAO) is its partnership with the farmers and fisher folks in Davao City.
THE Business Bureau is confident of attaining its goal for this year's business permit renewal even as the government unit announced that it will be providing renewal in the district level by 2013.
Lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, business bureau chief, said that as of January 10, there are 16,553 applicants who filed for business permit renewals at the office and the off-site registration set up at Kadayawan Hall of NCCC Mall in Maa.
THE Department of Education (Deped) in Davao Region has extended assistance to the flood victims of Tropical Storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities in cash and relief goods.
Gemar Batucan, DepEd-Davao regional supervisor and Disaster and Risk Reduction Management coordinator, said upon the declaration of a national state of calamity in regions affected by “Sendong”, DepEd regional and division offices and other stakeholders voluntarily mobilized efforts to help the victims of devastation.
THE National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) said it is not worried about a proposed law that would discourage American companies from outsourcing its operations.
US House Bill (HB) 3596, otherwise known as the "Call Center and Consumers Protection Bill" was introduced last year in the US Congress.
IT MAY be lightweight in coffee business globally, but Blugre Coffee is ready to take on the heavyweights as the homegrown company embarks on a massive expansion program starting this year.
MINING will still be allowed in Pantukan after being listed in the highly susceptible landslide area identified by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)-Davao Region, an official said Monday.
According to Edilberto Arreza, regional director of MGB-Davao Region, it will depend on the results of feasibility studies being conducted by two mining firms to address landslide incidence.
THE lull in peace talks between the communist group and the government is just a breathing space, a government peace panel member said.
"Though for the past months mainit ang dalawang panels, the government is moving backwards to provide breathing space between the National Democratic Front (NDF) and government peace panels, while the latter strengthens its efforts to reach out to the community and track root causes of insurgency," said Ednar Dayamhirang, peace panel member, in Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM.