The Davao region has posted $8.4 million worth of exports from January to June 2008. The domestic sale has generated an increase of 62 percent in the first semester of 2008. The domestic sales reached 273.72 Million Pesos as compared to 167.98 million pesos in the same period last year. Agricultural products such as copra, bananas and abacca are just one of the top products exported by the Davao region.
The Department of Trade and Industry further said that program called “One Town One Product” (OTOP”) greatly helps to the significant increase of the Davao export.
The Pearl Farm Beach Resort has named its new general manager on August 5, 2008. Karl Frederick Sims is now the new general manager of Pearl Farm Beach Resort after a turn-over ceremony held at Davao Marina in Lanang.
Karl Frederick Sims worked as a General Manager of Hotel Izan Caceres in Spain. The Pearl Farm Beach Resort is one of the popular tourist destinations in Davao. It has been featured many times by both local and international media.
Davao has bested with many qualities to become a preferred area of investment. Among the qualities of Davao that make it an ideal place for investment are the low cost of doing business, quality of human resources, excellent transportation and peace and order situation. Davao is the first local government to enact an investment incentive program.
The local government of Davao is very aggressive on formulating business-friendly policies that aims to encourage further investments and generate more job opportunities to the people. Among the fiscal incentives include exemption from Mayor’s permit fees, charges for three years and exemption from Basic Real Property Tax payment for two years and exemption from building fees. Existing business establishments can also avail the local government incentives if business owners are planning to expand and diversify their operations. The expansion must meet criteria of the local government’s preferred areas of investments.
Hereunder the preferred areas of investments in Davao City:
1. Agri-Business and Food Processing
2. Tourism and Recreational Facilities
3. Trans-shipment Facilities
4. Miscellaneous Light Manufacturing Activities
5. Property Development
6. Establishment of Foreign Bank Branches
8. Environmental Enhancement and Protection Project
9. Medical, Educational, Training and Sports Facilities
Business process outsourcing has also been a growing industry in Davao. The city government has been urged to draw Information and Communication Technology Master Plan to increase the number of investments in the field of Business Process Outsourcing like call centers, animation, medical transcription and software development.
Davao is not only popular among travelers seeking for vacation. It is now also becoming a popular destination among sports enthusiasts seeking for new adventures. Hereunder are the lists of Davao Extreme Sports Adventures to enjoy:
A 30-minute ride via ferry boat is the Island Garden City of Samal, an island rich in white sand beaches and diverse marine life. The island is rich in coral reefs and other sea creatures. The rent for diving lesson and equipment is very affordable. Read the rest of this entry »
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Pearl Farm Beach Resort is located in Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal. It fetures elegant guest rooms, suites and cottages on stilts above the sea. The rooms are inspired by Maranao and Samal ethnic influences and designed by the famous architect Francisco Manosa.
Included in the resort is Isla Malipano, a 9-hectare private island with crystal clear shoreline. Water skiing, sunbathe by the pool, diving, viewing sunken World War II Japanese vessels, relaxing on spa are just some of the things that visitors will surely enjoy. The Pearl Farm Beach Resort is equipped with complete amenities to cater every visitor’s needs.
Eden Nature Park and Resort
The Eden Nature Park and Resort is a sprawling 80-hectare reforested land that is perfect for the whole family. The place has been replanted by imported pines. Some areas of Eden Nature Park and Resort is planted with organic vegetables and rare flora.
This mountain resort has camp sites and cabin. The place is ideal for hiking and other outdoor adventures. It also features trails, unique rides and rare animals like peacocks, deers and talking birds.
The Paradise Beach Resort
The Paradise Beach Resort is situated in the Island of Samal. It is a 15-minute ride away from Davao via a motorized banca. There are rooms, picnic areas and a restaurant. One can enjoy different beach activities like kayaking, water biking, snorkeling and scuba diving. For kids, there is a zoo at the back of the resort that they can view. Read the rest of this entry »
Davao City is the business center in the Southern part of the Philipines. With a land area around 2,443.61 hectares, it is considered as one of the largest cities in the world. Davao is also famous for its picturestique landscape and exotic flowers and fruits.
Davao is just 25 minutes away by air from Manila. Davao City has an international airport which handles both local and international flights. The water in Davao is considered as the second best water in the world. The literacy rate of Davao is in the high 90′s which is comparable to the rest of Asian cities.
Davao also hosts modern and well-equipped hospitals and other public utilities. The people of Davao enjoy typhoon-free climate. The temperature usually ranges from 27 to 29 degree Celsius. There is no distinct dry and wet season. During the months of March and April, people usually go to highland resorts and beaches to cool off. You can tour around Davao City using public jeepney and taxi. Read the rest of this entry »
One Oasis Davao Condominium is a new condominium project of Filinvest in Davao City. The One Oasis is a mid-rise residential project and expected to be completed in a three or four year time-frame.
One Oasis Davao Condominium is situated in a 2.3-hectare property just beside SM City and almost fronting Eco4000 condominium. The project will consist of seven medium rise buildings. There will be a total of 850 residential units for the entire residential buildings.
The first phase of the project will compose of four walk-up residential condominium buildings. Each building will consist of 5 levels with roof top and basement. There will be an assigned laundry area at the roof deck portion of the building unit.
The One Oasis Davao Condominium is conveniently located near shopping centers, schools, churches, office and other commercial establishments. The location is also accessible to public transportation. Read the rest of this entry »