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Ateneo de Davao Launches Aerospace Engineering Program as PH Seeks Satellite Launch Ventures for Mindanao

Island's location near equator touted as a big advantage for launching small satellites

Fr. Daniel J, McNamara, Ph.D. will be one of the instructors of Ateneo de Davao University's Aerospace Engineering program, a first in the country. The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) in Davao City is introducing a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, ahead of Philippine ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | October 11, 2018 08:00:00
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Why Does a Lot of Local Chocolate Come From Davao?

Here are some fun facts you need to know about chocolates

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who like chocolates and those who are wrong. We kid, of course, but if you find yourself wholeheartedly agreeing, then The Malagos Book of Chocolate (P1,500) is a must-have. Aside from telling the story ...

by Henna Yu for  | August 05, 2018 12:00:00
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This Philippine Chocolate-Maker is Raising the Standard For Chocolate Bars

Auro is a bean-to-bar company that sources their cacao beans from farming communities in Davao

Locally made chocolate is getting its share of the spotlight. And why not? Local chocolatiers are churning out smooth, creamy chocolate bars with flavors that dance on your tongue, totally deserving a spot on any chocoholic's list.Auro is a bean-to-bar chocolate company that ...

by The Team  | July 28, 2018 12:00:00
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Floirendo Scion Spins Head Start into Competitive Edge as Davao Real Estate Heats Up

"We're from here. If anyone wants to stake a claim in this region, it would a group like us," says Cary Lagdameo

Damosa Land, Inc. is owned by the Floirendo family's Anflo Group of Companies, which also includes the banana production and exportation company Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc. (Tadeco)Mindanao is slated to be the center of the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program. The ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | March 18, 2018 11:00:00
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From Php15K to Php20M: How a Davao Del Sur Scrap Metal Collector Became a Prime Maker of Farm Machines

When you’re poor, you have no time to waste on frustrations or thoughts of giving up

When the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced the national recipient of its 2017 Best Adopter Award for the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) in July, nobody was more surprised than the winner—a farm equipment fabricator based in Digos, Davao ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | November 10, 2017 11:00:00
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Davao Tycoon Dennis Uy Eyes FamilyMart to Complement His Phoenix Petroleum

Acquisition seen to boost Duterte adviser’s 500+ retail gasoline stations

Listed independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is set to acquire the Philippine arm of Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart, according to a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) last October 30.In the disclosure, Phoenix Petroleum revealed that it had signed ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 30, 2017 04:00:00
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Davao Engineering Firm’s R&D Pays Off as Earnings Surge 7-Fold in Three Years

RAD Green Solutions is poised to go global after getting a supply order from Saudi Arabia

Research and development (R&D) is not a strong suit of Philippine companies.An international ranking of how much companies spend on R&D compiled by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) showed that the Philippines placed 44th out of 138 countries. That’s way ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | October 04, 2017 10:00:00
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How Rich Is Davao-Based Entrepreneur Dennis Uy?

The fast-rising entrepreneur is on his way to establishing a diversified business empire

The listing of Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. on August 8 caps more than a year of frenzied mergers and acquisitions as well as fresh ventures for Dennis Uy, the emerging Davao-based tycoon. The 43-year-old entrepreneur first rose to national prominence after he ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 08, 2017 04:00:00
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PLDT promises better internet services following consumer demand

Telecom’s ‘digital transformation’ continues in light of latest financial, operating results

To take advantage of current consumer trends in the Philippines, PLDT Inc., one of the largest telecommunications companies in the country, reported that it will continue an ongoing upgrade of its internet services and coverage.This, at least, was among the announcements made ...

by Angelo Cantera  | November 18, 2016 11:00:00
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Tourism Promotions Board guns for bigger income with PHITEX upgrade

China led foreign buyers, Davao still highly sellable

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) aims to generate more income for local businesses through its decision to upgrade the Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX), an annual travel trade event that brings together foreign and local stakeholders in the tourism sector.This year’s PHITEX, launched ...

by Angelo Cantera  | September 06, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

3 tips on managing an education business

A vocational school must have a challenging curriculum to flourish and have the support of expert staff.

Running a vocational school can be both an enriching and challenging experience as you try to help people learn new skills to allow them to earn a livelihood as well as manage an education business. A vocational school must have a challenging ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | November 04, 2011 06:00:00
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ICTSI acquires reefer facility in Mindanao

ICTSI subsidiary strengthens operations in Mindanao with reefer facility in the Port of Davao

The country’s largest port operator, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. continues to strengthen its operations in the country, after it successfully expanded its operations in ports across the globe.ICTSI subsidiary, Davao Integrated Ports and Stevedoring Services Corp., recently took over operations of ...

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