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More athletes hospitalized

92 Tagum delegates downed by stomach aches

MORE athletes attending the Davao Regional Athletics Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2018 were downed by stomach ache, Sunday night. (more…)

Reckless behavior | Sara: Cost cutting on meal budget is tantamount to corruption

MAYOR Sara Duterte yesterday described as “reckless” the act of officers who recycled food that caused the hospitalization of 38 sports delegates from Mati City on Saturday. (more…)

Housewife nabbed in drug bust

A 29-YEAR-OLD housewife was arrested by the drug enforcement unit of the Talomo Police Precinct in an entrapment operation at Km. 6, C.P. Garcia Highway in Buhangin around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. (more…)

DCPO, DepEd assure security in DavRAA

THE DAVAO City Police Office has deployed 8,000 PNP personnel, soldiers, volunteer police auxiliary and other security forces to secure the Davao Region Athletic Association sports event from Feb. 18 to 23, 2018, held in the city. (more…)

Councilor seeks amendment to anti-discrimination law

The city’s anti-discrimination ordinance which was passed in 2012, may no longer be enough to protect workers who have health concerns. (more…)

Baluran to DLPC: Light up Ulas-Puan Bypass Road

LAWMAKERS are seeking the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) to provide street lights along the newly carved Ulas-Puan Bypass Road in Barangay Talomo Proper, Talomo District. (more…)

Top-ranked NPA rebel, 20 others surrender to army

AN ALLEGED vice commander, eight members and 12 supporters of the New People’s Army (NPA) have surrendered to the 71st Infantry Battalion at its headquarters in Mawab, Compostela Valley on Saturday. (more…)

BIR padlocks KTV bar

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday padlocked Golden Dragon KTV and Restaurant for under declaration of sales.

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Latest News

34 IEDs found in Surigao

THE 16TH Special Forces Company found an arms cache at the vicinity of Sitio Tingtingon, Barangay Bitaugan, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur last Friday. (more…)

Proposal for green buildings endorsed for second reading

THE PROPOSED Green Building Ordinance of Davao City was endorsed for second reading by the committee on energy on Tuesday last week. (more…)

DOT to set up landfill in Siargao

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) will set up a sanitary landfill in Siargao, Surigao del Norte in a bid to protect the island as a tourist destination. (more…)

Rough cuts | Trillanes will have his day with Davaoenos

WE thought there was nothing left of anything that reminds the Filipinos of the much maligned Marcos Martial Law. How wrong we were! (more…)

Opinion

Editorial | Stop complacency

THE ISSUE that has hounded Boracay is not limited to the island, which a CNN Travel article in January described as “the most alluring island paradise in the Philippines.” (more…)

Lugar lang | Teaching the hope of the nation

I’M WRITING this piece in the afterglow of the 23rd Foundation Anniversary Recognition Program of the University of the Philippines Mindanao, which I attended because I received a service award. (more…)

Egalitarian | Love in economics

I THINK I am not yet off the hook from the love celebration; hopefully my readers can relate so that at least I maintain some degree of relevance to them. This time I will deviate from my usual serious political and economic stuff. (more…)

Community

DavOr’s abaca industry to get boost, bares report

DAVAO ORIENTAL— The Provincial Government which has set ambitious targets to increase and improve the province’s abaca production is now complementing efforts with the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) for programs set to give the local abaca industry a boost. (more…)

DCHHS Filipino-Chinese Community celebrates Lunar Chinese New Year

SINCE the start of February, the Filipino-Chinese community of Davao has prepared for the Lunar Chinese New Year on Feb. 16. As an annual tradition, the oldest Chinese School in the city- the Davao Chong Hua High School (formerly known as Davao Central High School) (more…)

K-12 work immersion program of Senior High school students

GRADE 12 Senior High School Students have started their work immersion related to their selected academic track or their selected vocational course. The immersion trains students and strengthen their skill or expertise for their work in the future. (more…)

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Entertainment

MOVIES THIS DAVAO THIS WEEK

TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight, the fifth installment of the popular live-action Transformers film series, (more…)

MOVIES THIS WEEK

MOVIES to open this week at Gaisano Mall theaters are: (more…)

Lifestyle

Freeze | Ynna Francine Ombrosa – Entrepreneur

MERAKI is a modern Greek word that means doing something with passion, absolute devotion, and undivided attention. (more…)

Cultural potpourri | Marco’s Fitness Mark from Davao to Dubai to New Zealand

“AFTER the rather long period of struggle to be successful in my line of work, I am truly grateful to be receiving so much blessings that I am now able to help a lot of Davaoeños realize their dreams as well,” said Marco Antonio Hetalia Tamayo (more…)

Business

`Go South’ campaign launched

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) has launched “Go South,” a tourism campaign that aims to intensify promotions of Mindanao as go-to tourist destination. (more…)

More trekkers expected to climb Mt. Apo: exec

WITH THE reopening of Mt. Apo to trekkers, the municipal government of Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur is expecting more climbers in the first six months of the year than what the 1,500 it recorded during the second half of last year. (more…)

Sports

Ateneo gets first win in Escandor Cup 2018

Ateneo de Davao University eked out a 90-86 win over Emar Human Environmental College which opened the Escandor Cup 2018 basketball tournament, yesterday at the Davao City Recreation Center. (more…)

Escandor Cup 2018 hoopfest tips off

SOME 20 school-based squads are to see action in the Escandor Cup 2018 basketball tournament which gets going today at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras gym). (more…)

DACIBA to hold an Araw ng Davao Duckpin bowling tournament

DAVAO City Bowlers Association will hold a duckpin Bowling Tournament in Dover lanes for the 81st Araw ng Davao this coming March 12-16. (more…)

Motoring

Honda PH president: Big bike launch timing is perfect

Honda Philippines president Daiki Mihara is now smiling from ear to ear. He knows he had just made an indelible mark on the 40-year history of the reputable Japanese motorcycle company in the country. (more…)

One of the first Type R owners is a racer
DR. TORRES and his Honda Civic Type R.

WHILE new owners of the Honda Civic Type R can do whatever they want with the coveted hatchback, it’s nice to see one example going to someone who can bring out its potential. (more…)

Back to back for Team Classic’s Dumbrique

GARY Dumbrique of Team Classic made back-to-back trips on top of the winner’s podium to shine bright at the close of the 2017 Total Quartz Hot August Races held at the Speed City grounds of the Crocodile Park, Sunday. (more…)

Science & Technology

Not another social media reminder

IF THERE’S one thing that we’ve learned from social media after this year’s presidential elections, it’s that our lives offline are more intertwined with our lives online–no matter how deep or shallow interactions are. (more…)

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…)

Features

Bringing BT eggplant to Filipinos’ table
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THE APPLICATION of biotechnology to improve food security has long been realized by scientists here in the country. (more…)

The gift of birth -first in vitro fertilization facility opens in Mindanao
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THE FIRST in vitro fertilization facility in Mindanao formally opened in the Woman Center of Brokenshire (more…)

Malagos Chocolate’s 2nd International Award for the year

It’s official: One of the world’s best drinking chocolates can be found in the Philippines. (more…)

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