• Vatican City flaglets fly in front of San Pedro Cathedral in observance of Pope Francis' five-day visit in the country from January 15-19. BING GONZALES
  • Soldiers from Task Force Davao watch through the steel bars as taxpayers transact at the City Treasurer's Office for the renewal of business permits which will run through January 20. BING GONZALES
  • A woman walks past the large picture of Pope Francis imprinted in tarpaulin and hung in the vicinity of San Pedro Cathedral. The Pope will arrive today in a five-day visit to the country. BING GONZALES
  • Transworld president and chief executive officer David Pillai clarified the issue concerning the dorm overcharging and alleged student harassment during the Club 888 Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • A medical student airs his grievance to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte after the meeting from the two contending parties Wednesday evening. BING GONZALES
  • San Pedro Police investigator makes an inventory of suspected sacks of shabu seized yesterday afternoon estimated at P 750,000 in a drug bust in Purok 13 Kasilak Barangay 76-A. BING GONZALES
  • Catholic faithful at the San Pedro Cathedral listen during the live streaming of Pope Francis officiating a mass in Manila Cathedral Friday. Several churches and shopping malls here sponsored a live streaming event for Davaoenos to attend the Holy Eucharist by the head of the Catholic church. BING GONZALES
  • Beth Coquilla holds back her tears as Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells the family of abducted Compostela Valley Provincial Jail Warden Jose Mervin Coquilla that they are working for his immediate release during a brief meeting Saturday afternoon. The abducted warden celebrated his birthday on Jan. 18. BING GONZALES
  • A joyful reunion with of father and son at Compostela Valley provincial capitol. Jail Warden Jose Mervin Coquilla met his family for the first time after 27 days in captivity. He was released by the New People's Army for “mercy and compassion.”BING GONZALES
  • Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with Compostela Valley Vice Gov. Manuel Zamora during the turnover of abducted jail warden Jose Mervin Coquilla (right) at the provincial capitol grounds. BING GONZALES
  • Applicants rush to process their permits at the Business Bureau in the Sangguniang Panlungsod as the renewal period for officially ends on Jan. 20. BING GONZALES
  • Law students Emiko Escovilla, Althea Astrid Gopo and Luna Acosta, along with their classmates, hand over the seven proposed environment ordinances to councilors during Tuesday's regular session. The draft proposals are part of their school project in environmental law in Ateneo De Davao University. BING GONZALES
  • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples provincial director Cris Ingay raises the hand of former Sangguniang Kabataan federation president Halila Sudagar who will be the next indigenous peoples mandatory representative to the city council during the selection process held in Davao City Recreation Center Wednesday. BING GONZALES
  • Anti-Smoking Task Force head Dr. Domilyn Villareiz points out the reduction of diseases such lung cancer, chronic bronchitis and ischemic heart disease in the past six years after the implementation of the anti-smoking ordinance during the iSpeak forum yesterday. A total of 4,396 violators were apprehended last year. BING GONZALES
  • AN EMPLOYEE of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples counts the vote from the kagan tribe participating in the selection process for the Lumad representative to the city council. The selection process, which Halila Sudagar won, was held in Davao City Recreation Center last Wednesday. BING GONZALES
  • Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao officer-in-charge Bryan Yves Lasala briefs media on improvements including the construction of an enclosed and air conditioned pavilion which will hold conventions and accommodate 1,500 guests. Lasala is one of the guests of Hermes Club forum on Friday. BING GONZALES


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Tarsiers, the cute looking little primate has huge eyes that captivate curiosity. When you ask people where can you find Tarsiers in the Philippines, every one answers, Bohol. But believe it or not, the Tarsier is found within Davao City limits. (more…)

Lawsuit filed

CIDU builds case vs. Indian dorm manager over
harassment claims by medical students
Police yesterday sued the Indian dorm manager before the City Prosecution Office based on the harassment claims of 108 medical students of the Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF). (more…)

Task force| Anti-smoking campaign to move to schools this year

The city’s Anti- Smoking Task Force is aiming to move the campaign to schools this year to curb (more…)

Sudagar makes a comeback in city council as Lumad rep

Former Sangguniang Kabataan president Halila Sudagar is coming back to the city council, this (more…)

Mayor says cutting down some trees along Dacudao necessary

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that he is behind the proposal to cut down some trees along Dacudao (more…)

Avisado called to senate on BSP land deal controversy

Former councilor Wendel Avisado has been dragged into the alleged P200-million in kickbacks (more…)

Felonia asks judge to resolve legal question in King’s slay

The police officer implicated in the killing of Cebu-based business man Richard Lim King filed on Tuesday (more…)

Hazmat suits not enough: BFP

The Bureau of Fire Protection said it does not have enough supply of hazardous materials (hazmat) suits it could use to respond (more…)

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Rody doesn’t want Sudagar back in city council; NCIP says voting valid

Recently elected indigenous people’s mandatory representative (IPMR), Halila Sudagar, (more…)

Fare rollback possible in February

As the pump prices continue to decline, the Land Transportation Franchising and (more…)

Commander of Sta. Cruz police station, 4 others relieved of their posts: Rosario

The station commander and four other personnel of Sta. Cruz Municipal Police Office (more…)

Ombudsman recommends charges for ex-mayor, vice mayor of Boston and councilors

The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing of criminal charges against local (more…)


EDITORIAL| The benefits of laughter

One of our health and lifestyle columnists recently came out with a book reminding (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Decongesting the city of informal settlers

Well, after the frenzy brought about by the recent visit of Pope Francis in the country, (more…)

REFLECTIONS| A Vulnerable Pope

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – Pope Francis has been endearingly called many things (more…)


Park Inn by Radisson Davao offers  vegetarian choices for lunch

Usually, at this time of the year, most urbanites resort to eating lean and green (more…)

Rice mill project benefit 500 farmers

Davao del Norte – Some 500 farmers in the municipality of Sto. Tomas, this province, (more…)

Kiwanis International celebrates centennial year

Davao City – The Kiwanis Clubs of the Philippine South District Division 7 spearheaded a week-long (more…)

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MJ’s pals, supporters to gather at Mandaya

FRIENDS and supporters of Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa in Davao will gather at a hotel (more…)

MJ’s national costume gets netizen’s bashing

FORMER Mutya ng Davao Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa wowed the public during (more…)


SCENE CITY| Champion swimmer Ernie Gawilan to compete again

Some of us have never met him, but he brings pride to the Philippines whenever and wherever he competes in his favorite sport which is swimming.
The thing that makes Ernie Gawilan a remarkable (more…)

Happy reading| flat stanley

For two weeks this month, all of the McDonald’s Happy Meals in the US came with a children’s book instead of a toy.
This is a result of McDonald’s collaboration with Reading is Fundamental (more…)


GSP+ a boon for exporters: execs

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has encouraged local exporters to maximize the benefits of the (more…)

RECORD| Agency helped 159 MSMEs to access P17.79-M in funding

THE Department of Trade and Industry in Davao del Norte assisted 159 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) (more…)


Davao City, South Cotabato bare line-ups for PAL interclub

Davao City Golf and Cotabato Golf Clubs bare their respective Senior team rosters (more…)

Escandor outduels Ho as CMO wins 8 in a row

Spot-up shooter Glenn Escandor displayed the type of offensive confidence (more…)

Ateneo, Hyenas cop 2 titles in Panaghi-usa Cup

ATENEO de Davao University and Hyenas Football Club both ruled two (more…)


Pinoy-made Salamander amphibious trike can tackle land and water

If you’re into car customization, the name Atoy Llave will certainly ring a bell. The man behind Atoy Bodykits (more…)

Aurelio| Hop in the first Pinoy sports supercar

Aurelio may not sound flashy now, but it might soon be associated with exotic brands such as (more…)

1st Team Lightning Lab DB Drag and Compact Cars show set

The first-ever Team Lightining Lab DB Drag Competition and Compact Cars show reels off on January 31 (more…)

Science & Technology

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Warg faces lengthy jail term

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been found guilty of hacking into computers (more…)


Häfele opens first Mindanao showroom

THE FIRST Hafele showroom in Mindanao is now open at the ground floor of Trust Home Depot in Ecoland Drive, Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City. (more…)

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