3rd telco player is Davao businessman

DAVAO CITY (November 9) — The qualified third  telecommunications player is a Davao businessman who has partnered with China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), with their joint venture as Mislatel consortium. Uy, who is behind  Udenna Corp.  is into retail and distribution of petroleum products and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation and the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company. …

More flight cancellations seen as CAAP upgrades NAIA navigation system

MANILA — Air passengers should expect more flights to be affected on Nov. 15-20, as arriving flights will be reduced by four per hour, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolonio. In an interview with  Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday, Apolonio said, this  is part of the safety measure needed as CAAP improves …

DICT defends integrity of 3rd telco selection process

MANILA  (November 8)– The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) defended the validity and integrity of the bidding process, which resulted in the provisional awarding of the third telco slot to a consortium between Davao City-based holding company Udenna Corporation and Chinese state-owned firm China Telecommunications Corporation last Wednesday. Mislatel Consortium, led by local …

Compostela Valley is second richest province in Ph

DAVAO CITY (November 5) — Compostela Valley here emerged second richest province in the country in terms of assets, says the Commission on Audit (COA) on its 2017 annual financial report. The province accounts to P18.95 billion  assets in 2017, showing 406 percent increase compared to its  2016 record  of P3.74 billion. Comval was never  …

Gov’t revives barter trade in Mindanao, East ASEAN Growth Area

DAVAO CITY (November 3) – President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on reviving the barter trade in Mindanao with neighbors in the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area. “Barter is an ancient commercial practice among our people in the southern Philippines, which continues to thrive and evolve as a living tradition until the present day,” Duterte …

Duterte swears in Lapeña, Guerrero

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – President Rodrigo  Duterte has sworn in Rey Leonardo “Jagger” Guerrero as the new chief of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Isidro “Sid” Lapeña as Director-General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). President Duterte administered the oath of office to Lapeña at Philippine Air Force Brigadier General Benito N. …

PRRD confers quality management award on DOST-9

ZAMBOANGA CITY –– President Rodrigo Duterte recently conferred the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management (Level 2) on the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), making it the country’s lone national line agency to have been presented such recognition. DOST-9 Director Martin Wee said Tuesday they received the …

Cathay Pacific offers direct Davao City-Hongkong flights

DAVAO CITY  (October 29)-  Good news for travelers as they can directly fly from Davao City to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. The Hong Kong flag carrier through its regional airline, Cathay Dragon, has launched a four-times-weekly service to Davao City on Sunday, October 28. The flights which will be serviced by Airbus A320 aircraft …

11 dead, 4 injured in GenSan highway collision

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — At least 11 people, including an infant and two children, died while four others were injured after a passenger van and a jeepney collided head-on along the national highway in Barangay Batomelong here Monday afternoon. Chief Insp. Yol Hilado, chief of the city police station number 8, said the Toyota commuter …