• CHANGEABLE color led lights beams at the cable lines in the newly constructed pipe bridge of the Davao City Water District between the two Gov. Generoso bridges. This is the newest night attraction of the city. BING GONZALES
  • THE EAGLES highlight this float from Kisan Lu Lands which bags the grand prize in the traditional category in the culminating activity of the week-long Kadayawan festival Sunday. BING GONZALES
  • NEWLY crowned Hiyas sa Kadayawan Floramea Manyawron of the Ata tribe (center) and her court, AJ Ruth Sumandang of Obu-Manuvu (right) and Michelle Ansal of Bagobo-Klata flash their smiles during the Kadayawan floral float parade on Sunday. BING GONZALES
  • SUPPORTERS from different places across the country chant the name of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as they urge him to run for president during a rally at Rizal Park last Friday. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte receives a warm welcome during the caravan and rally converge spearheaded by supporters from various parts of the country at Rizal Park last Friday urging him to run in the 2016 presidential election. BING GONZALES
  • SENATOR Francis Escudero answers questions on improvement of medical facilities and services for a wider health care coverage during his visit on Friday. BING GONZALES
  • MEMBERS of Iglesia ni Cristo occupy Candelaria Street in Ecoland as they hold a protest rally in front of the Hall of Justice building on Monday morning to protest what they deem as persecution of their elders. BING GONZALES
  • IGLESIA ni Cristo members wave their flag and flash the victory sign as they pull out of the area after an “agreement” between the head council and government to end the nationwide protest Monday morning. BING GONZALES
  • WORLD War II veterans are accompanied by their family as they lay wreaths on a marker to mark National Heroes Day at Osmeña Park on Aug. 31. BING GONZALES
  • SWAT trainees from the Davao City Police Office prepare to rappel down from the chopper at the vacant lot near SM Lanang Premier. Fifty three police personnel undergo are part of the second batch of recruits for SWAT training. BING GONZALES
  • NOT that busy day for Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, seen in a huddle with councilors Edgar Ibuyan Sr., floor leader Bernie Al-ag and Sangguniang Panlungsod secretary Charito Santos, as the session adjourned in 25 minutes with seven items passed. BING GONZALES
  • THE PNP band from the Regional Police Office entertains the audience during the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ceremony at the People’s Park lifting the three-month fishing ban in the Davao Gulf. BING GONZALES

HEADLINES

TRO hearing reset

Judge to hear plea on airport project bidding on Sept. 30
THE REGIONAL Trial Court (RTC) has reset the hearing on the petition to issue a temporary restraining order on the bidding for the P40.57-billion Francisco Bangoy International Airport modernization program. (more…)

Brief inconvenience

DCOTT operation slightly paralyzed at INC protest in front of Hall of Justice
THE OPERATIONS of the Davao City Land Transport Terminal (DCOTT) were slightly paralyzed when the police-estimated 60,000 members of Iglesia ni Cristo massed up along Candelaria Street in front of Hall of Justice yesterday morning. (more…)

On presidency: Kneeling grandma hoped her gesture changed mayor’s mind

THE 75-year-old woman who was snapped kneeling before Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to beg him to run for president (more…)

Gridlock seen in rally of RRD’s supporters today

TRAFFIC officials might closed some roads to manage the expected gridlock caused by the scheduled rally of the Duterte (more…)

UCCP-Davao chides Haran bishop on ‘militants’ alliance

ONE OF the local churches of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) has questioned the (more…)

PNoy signs law to convert DRH into a medical center

TAGUM CITY – President Benigno Aquino III has signed a law converting the Davao Regional Hospital (more…)

Another police-issued gun ends up in hands of suspect

THE DAVAO Police Regional Office-XI is now tracing the owner of the PNP-issued firearm confiscated (more…)

Steep drop in case by minors noted

A DRASTIC decrease in the number of reported cases of vagrancy and theft among minors was reported (more…)

Latest News

Solon eyes separate Halal lanes

THE CITY council is seeking to create legislation that will require supermarkets to put up Halal-only lanes. (more…)

Cafgu faces charge after drug buy-bust

A 38-year-old government militia was discharged from service and is now facing criminal charge before the Provincial Prosecution (more…)

Fire causes P2-M worth of damage

SIX HOUSES were razed by a fire that hit Purok 3, Block 2 in Panacan Relocation on Monday at 1:30 p.m. (more…)

Teenager stabbed

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy was brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center after he was stabbed by a minor at the public (more…)

Opinion

EDITORIAL| Translating numbers
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THEY arrived Sunday night. Truckloads of people and numbered vans filled the vicinity near the Davao (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| The long wait may be over by September 15

IF WHAT we were told about is true, then something must really be compelling that people from provinces and cities in the Visayas (more…)

TIMESMAN| Balikbayan boxes

MY TWO professional children abroad asked me if it is still safe to send us balikbayan boxes after they heard the Bureau of Customs’ plan (more…)

Community

Crispy Salmon in tomatoes

HELLO, hello, hello it’s nice to be back on track. How are you, readers, after your long week of celebrating Kadayawan. (more…)

19-year old beauty from Midsayap crowned Mutya ng North Cot 2015

Kidapawan City– Jeanebeth B. Sedavia, a stunningly beautiful 19-year old graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology (more…)

Ata Manobo: A Listahanan hero

PALMA GIL, Talaingod, Davao Del Norte -My roots and culture will never hinder me from improving my life and that of my family’s,” (more…)

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Entertainment

Will a Filipino ever be Asia’s Next Top Model?
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“I really want Filipina to bring home the title and I really hope it’s soon,” remarks Monika Sta. Maria. (more…)

Davao’s KZ, Myrtle in Sounds Familiar 2
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THE SECOND season of ABS-CBN’s Your Face Sounds Familiar will have two artists coming from Davao and (more…)

Lifestyle

CULTURAL POTPOURRI| PERMEX, Zamboanga’s leading Tuna and sardines processing plant
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ZAMBOANGA, the country’s third oldest city, is called the “Sardines Capital of the Philippines.” (more…)

Gensan all set for 17th Tuna Festival
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GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Gensan is gearing up for an even grander Tuna Festival this year. (more…)

Business

Ban on Davao Gulf fishing lifted

THE BUREAU of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is reopening today the Davao Gulf for commercial fishing after three months (more…)

Trade attaches invited to expo

IN A BID to export livestock, poultry and aquaculture products, the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) (more…)

Sports

Fil-Jap kid tops Batang Pinoy qualifier

FIL-JAPANESE Johane Zane Takatoshi Kagitomi topped the 14 under boys mountain bike qualifier for the Batang Pinoy Games held Sunday (more…)

Milo Best 2015 Ateneo, Holy Child bag 3rd wins

TEAMS from Ateneo de Davao University and Holy Child College of Davao bag respecitve third victories, Sunday during in (more…)

GAISANO GRAND CUP Warriors posts twin kills

THE ASSUMPTION College of Davao scored back-to-back victories to make its presence felt at the opening of the 12th Gaisano (more…)

Motoring

2015 Phoenix Hot August Races W-Autosports’ Garcia bags Quick 8 plum
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TOP RACERS Quick 8 champ W-Autosports Racing’s Vanni Garcia and runner-up Gary Dumbrique of Team Classic. (more…)

All set for Phoenix Hot August Races
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TEAM Ground Image’s Toyota Corolla “Kuya”, driven by consistent winner Elben Elben Jay Pang, is the favorite in winning the Class A honors. (more…)

Phoenix Hot August Races reels off Aug. 22-23

THE MUCH-anticipated 2014 Phoenix Accelerate Motor Oil Hot August Races reels off on August 22 and 23 (more…)

Science & Technology

DoST turns over automated water systems to Region XI

THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology on Friday has signed a memorandum of agreement with local government (more…)

Privacy challenge| Just four vague pieces of info can identify you, and your credit card
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IN THIS week’s issue of the journal Science, MIT researchers report that just four fairly vague pieces of information — the dates and locations (more…)

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

Features

Roots, fruits, and the Kadayawan Festival
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IN A CITY like Davao, fruits and crops are royalty this time of year, during the celebration of the annual Kadayawan Festival. (more…)

Tourist arrivals spike this year – Alabado

AS THE CITY is celebrating the 30th Kadayawan Festival, the Department of Tourism (DOT) projected an increase in (more…)

Showcasing flowers, bountiful harvest

THE CITY boasts of the grandiose floral float parade, Pamulak Kadayawan, where it features bountiful harvests and colorful flowers. (more…)

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