Duterte arrives in China to attend Boao forum for Asia

HAINAN, China–President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Qionghai Boao Airport on Monday, April 9, aboard a chartered Philippine Airlines flight. The President’s plane touched down at the Qionghai Boao Airport at 5:55 pm. Upon arrival at the airport, the President was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines …

PAL Davao-Siargao flight, a relief to local travelers

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The newly inaugurated Davao-Siargao flight is a big relief to local tourists, they can now visit and  enjoy in the country’s surfing without spending long road travel. Vanessa Mabini, 38, a solo traveler,  a resident of Davao City,  woke up early to catch  the debut  flight which will bring her to …

P27-million worth of smuggled luxury vehicles destroyed in Cagayan

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday led the destruction of the confiscated smuggled luxury cars worth P27.2 -million in Port Irene, Cagayan Valley. Among those destroyed include, 14 luxury vehicles which include eight Mercedes Benz, one Porsche, one Maserati, two BMWs, as well as an Opel and Renault sedans worth P27.2 million, …

Duterte pledges support for women entrepreneurs

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, March 6, guaranteed Filipino businesswomen of the government’s support in the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The President led the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, which is held annually in line with the celebration of the International Women’s Day …

Tadeco to file charges over destruction of biosecurity fence

PANABO CITY, Philippines — The banana giant Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation Inc. (TADECO) is set to file charges against officials and personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and other agency officials who forcibly destroyed the bio-security barrier at the entrance of Barangay Tanglaw in the Municipality of Dujali, Davao del Norte, …

Ph food companies join world’s biggest food trade in Dubai

Dubai, UAE  — Filipinos here rejoice as  23 companies from the Philippines joined Dubai’s annual international food and hospitality trade fair. Filipino food  were among those showcased in the the 23rd edition of Gulf Food Hotel and Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire (Gulfood). The five-day fair was held last February 18 to February 22 at …

MinDa bats for P1.35 trillion budget share for 2019-2022

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Mindanao’s lead agency for socio-economic development continues the call for an equitable budget share for the island-region to achieve greater impact on poverty reduction and economic growth. Mindanao Development Authority chairperson Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Alonto appealed to lawmakers to increase the budget allocation to Php 1.35 trillion, to be spread …

P8.65-M beauty products seized by Customs at NAIA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Customs  personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have seized 48 cartons of glutathione and beauty products valued at PHP8.65 million from Thailand. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the NAIA Customs detected irregularities in the baggage when it passed the X-Ray machines after it was offloaded from the plane. The …