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Davao City–Bitung Ferry Service to Start Next Year

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Category: Davao News Posted: Monday, September 3rd, 2012

A roll-on/roll-off or ro-ro service between Davao City and Bitung, Indonesia is expected to start next year. The news came after the 8th General Membership Meeting of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Davao and Bitung are about 350 nautical miles apart and the new route is expected to reduce transportation cost by about five to 10 percent.

Bitung is a city in North Sulawesi and important commercial harbor for export in East Indonesia. Read the rest of this entry »

Davao Black Taxis Promote Tourism

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Category: Davao Feautures Posted: Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Davao black taxi

A Davao black taxi with tourism photos.


Riding a taxi is more fun in Davao City as Mabuhay Company recently launched its fleet of black taxis featuring the different tourism destinations of Davao Region.

Among the tourist attraction featured include the Kadayawan Festival, Philippine Eagle, Mt. Apo, durian, Aliwagwag Falls, Monfort Cave bats in Samal and many other regional tourism spots. Read the rest of this entry »

JP Morgan Chase and Co. Career Tour Davao

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Category: Events Posted: Friday, August 24th, 2012

JP Morgan Chase—One of the world’s leading financial services companies will conduct a career event in Davao City.

Event details:
September 3–5, 2012
Jade Ballroom, Marco Polo Hotel
Claro M. Recto Ave., Davao City

Seair Starts Davao–Manila Flight

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Category: Davao News Posted: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

It seems like Davao International Airport is getting busier and busier as more and more airline companies are opening new flights to Davao. The latest is Seair, the second oldest airline in the Philippines.

The airline is known as having pioneered the commercial flights to tourist destinations like Boracay and Batanes.

Just recently, the airline unveils the slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines” on the fuselage of their aircrafts as a way of the helping the Philippine tourism. Read the rest of this entry »

IBM to Develop Davao into “Intelligent” City

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Category: Davao News Posted: Monday, August 20th, 2012

The City Government of Davao in partnership with IBM is set to develop Davao as an intelligent city by using a state-of-the-art technology from IBM. The project is part of the company’s “smarter planet” agenda.

The flagship project will further enhance security initiatives and help further upgrade the present Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC). Through this project, an IBM Intelligent Operations Center will be setup and will automate the operations and put more intelligence into the present system. It will have a centralized dashboard view that will allow the city to monitor events and operations in real time.This will definitely give the city government more capability to better predict and plan for potential issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Davao City Launches Tourism Mobile App

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Category: Davao Tourism Posted: Sunday, August 5th, 2012
Davao mobile app

Davao mobile app

The Davao City Government, in partnership with Smart Communications recently launched the city’s first ever tourism mobile app known as Davao Life. The launching is in time for the Kadayawan Festival—a month-long event celebrating the nature’s bounty. Read the rest of this entry »

Davao to Host 9th Asian Magic Association Convention

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Category: Events Posted: Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Asian Magic Association Convention

Asian Magic Association Convention


About 300 top international magicians will show off their spell-binding tricks in magic jams on the 9th Asian Magic Association Conference which will be held in Davao from September 14 to 17.

This is the first time that the Philippines will host such event. Read the rest of this entry »