• DEPARTMENT of Social Workers and Development-XI regional director Priscilla Razon posts the Listahanan or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction stickers on a passenger jeepney. The database identifies poor families nationwide as potential beneficiaries of government assistance. BING GONZALES
  • WORKERS salvage materials from two collapsed electric poles when their wires were dragged by a cement mixer which rendered the Shrine Hills road impassable to motorists on April 17. No one was hurt in the incident. BING GONZALES
  • REGIONAL Peace and Order Council chairman Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with Davao del Norte Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario and Police Regional Office XI director Chief Supt. Wendy Rosario in meeting with local government officials from Davao del Norte, PNP and AFP the security plans for the Palarong Pambansa next month during the safety and security meeting at provincial government center yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • DAVAO team archers do practice at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex preparing themselves in time for the Palarong Pambansa 2015 next month. BING GONZALES
  • WORKERS fast-track installing equipment for the shot put at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in time for the Palarong Pambansa 2015 next month. BING GONZALES
  • DAVAO DEL NORTE Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, DILG regional director Wilhelm Suyko and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, chair of the Regional Peace and Order-XI, during Monday's closed-door safety and security meeting for the Palarong Pambansa 2015 next month. BING GONZALES
  • ALLAN Lodroniu, president of 117 Farmers Association, presents to the councilors a map of the area as the group is questioning the site of the sports complex. BING GONZALES
  • CLAIMANTS who are affected in the proposed sports complex in UP Mindanao in Mintal, Tugbok District observe the proceedings as councilors discuss the ordinance on the memorandum of understanding between Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and university officials that was approved on second reading on Tuesday. BING GONZALES
  • MAJ. GEN. EDUARDO Año, 10th Infantry Division commander, reveals that 3,500 forces from different forces in the region will secure Davao del Norte and other provinces in time for the Palarong Pambansa next month. Also in photo during the AFP-PNP media forum on Wednesday is Sr. Supt. Aaron Aquino, PNP-XI deputy regional director and Eastern Mindanao Command information officer Alberto Caber. BING GONZALES
  • SM LANANG Premier mall manager Mary Therese Lapeña-Manalo and Ruby Bie, chief ecological solid waste management section of EMB-DENR weigh-in newspapers in their Trash to Cash activity in line with the Earth Day celebration yesterday. The Trash to Cash is part of SM Supermalls initiative to encourage people to recycle and proper waste disposal to protect environment. BING GONZALES
  • THIS pet owner is helped by his neighbors as he rescues his dog that fell into a ditch in panic after it was hit by a vehicle along Roxas Avenue. BING GONZALES
  • PROTESTERS from various progressive groups, led by Bayan Southern Mindanao, parade effigies along major streets calling for the scrapping of the Mining Act of 1995 to mark Earth Day. BING GONZALES
  • THIS MOBILE Suit Gundam Unicorn is displayed along with hundreds of other toys, including characters from The Avengers, owned by collectors during the six-day Toy Convention in Gaisano Mall Davao atrium from April 20-26. BING GONZALES
  • CITY HALL employees cover their heads as they walk out of the building during an earthquake drill initiated by Central 911. BING GONZALES
  • ABOITIZ Power Distribution Group executive vice president and chief operating officer Jaime Jose Aboitiz checks equipment at the Weather Station and Learning Center, a facility that provides information to measure global solar radiation, wind speed and directions, temperature, pressure and humidity installed at the Aboitiz-owned eight-hectare Cleanergy Park at Punta Dumalag, Barangay Matina Aplaya, during its launching. BING GONZALES
  • THOUSANDS of children along with their parents and guardians not only enjoy the free rides and toys but the grand parade of favorite cartoon and anime characters on top of beautiful floats at Sonshine Land during the 10th National Children's Day in celebration of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy birthday at Kingdom of Jesus Christ compound last Saturday. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte with Philippine Army commanding general, Lt. Gen. Hernando Eriberi, Task Force Davao commander Col. Macairog Alberto and 10th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año, inspect the facilities before the ceremony celebrating the Task Force Davao 12th year founding anniversary last Friday afternoon. BING GONZALES


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Duterte wants erring milk tea shop identified in fairness to others
MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte said the City Health Office should identify the two milk tea shops found to have stored expired ingredients, following a complaint by a company that the news of the incident already affected sales. (more…)


NOT A LOT of people know that hidden at the end of a coastal stretch along Matina Aplaya lies one of Davao City’s best-kept secrets, one that has surpassed centuries. (more…)

1 rebel dead, 4 troops wounded in Toril clash

ONE COMMUNIST guerilla member was killed while four soldiers were wounded in a 20-minute firefight between (more…)

2 milk tea shop owners in hot water as city mulls rap

THE CITY Health Office coordinated with the City Legal Office on possible charges that could be filed against (more…)

Drivers again protest higher penalties for traffic violation

MEMBERS of a transport group staged a protest in front of the Land Transportation Office yesterday morning to slam (more…)

Three Davao Norte cops involved in drugs: officer

AUTHORITIES revealed Wednesday that three police officers are under watch in Davao del Norte (more…)

Army: ‘Bomb-maker’s’ arrest legitimate

AN ARMY officer yesterday insisted that they did nothing wrong in arresting an alleged high-ranking official (more…)

Why is there no PNP chief until now? Mayor asks DILG’s Roxas

MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte has asked Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas to provide (more…)

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Duterte mulling ways to aid farmers affected by El Niño

MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte said the city will provide financial assistance to farmers affected by the drought after the City (more…)

Karapatan prepares case vs. military over alleged abuses

HUMAN rights group Karapatan is set to file charges before the City Prosecution Office against Philippines Army (more…)

Six men in jail after raid yield firearms and drugs

A CASE against six suspects arrested in a raid at Juna subdivision in Matina, Talomo District on Friday afternoon (more…)

Couple attacks neighbor

A COUPLE was arrested after ganging up on a 28-year-old laborer in Barangay Wines, Baguio District on Saturday evening. (more…)


ROUGH CUTS| ‘Humanize’ relocation of UP reservation claimants

TODAY is Sunday, April 26. The gospels are drawn from Acts 4:8-12; Psalms 118:1-29; 1John 3:1-2 and John 10:11-18. For (more…)

EDITORIAL| A sustainable environment

LOOKING at barren rolling hills, dried riverbeds and parched earth, make us wonder why nothing has been done (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Dodging a responsibility

BUSINESS establishments should be wary with some so-called health care provider companies operating in the country. (more…)


DCWD’s 15th eco camp gathers youth, green advocates

CLOSE to 400 Davao City youth participated in the 15th eco camp and artlympics held April 9 to 11 at Malagos Park that (more…)

SM Davao, Tabula Rasa hold free Art Workshops

SM CITY Davao along with the city’s homegrown visual artists from Tabula Rasa will be holding free art (more…)

Nograles Scholarship has 13 additional honor grads

AT LEAST 13 scholars of the Oplan Kaalam Scholarship Program of Davao City Congressman Karlo B. Nograles (more…)

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Music all-star jam for Mike Pamintuan

DAVAO City’s music elite unite to play homage to Miguel “Mike” Pamintuan at Matina Town Square Taboan (more…)

AsNTM3: PH, Davao bet eliminated

THIS week’s episode of Asia’s Next Top Model had host and judge Georgina Wilson make “the toughest decision so far” and that (more…)


HEALTH, FITNESS & YOU| Fit & Firm Fitness Variety 2015

FITNESS Instructors from Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, who all hail from Davao City, (more…)

CULTURAL POTPOURRI| An Encounter with Waterfront Insular Hotel-Davao’s Three Chefs

IT WAS a heavy downpour, thanks God, which I encountered on my way to the Waterfront Insular Hotel-Davao last April 22, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. What a relief with this long dry spell we’re (more…)


Hike in Mt. Apo power rates a result of privatization: exec

THE GENERATION cost of Mt. Apo geothermal power plants increased to P5.37 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) beginning in February (more…)

`Kumpit’ faces regulation: official

NON-CONVENTION sized ships, known locally as “kumpit,” the East Asean Growth Area (Bimp-Eaga) will be regulated (more…)



Seven year-old Matthew Lan Laurente (center) is one of the young aspiring basketball kids who learned the basic (more…)

Everball Cup| Globe-Everball snaps losing streak; Pereras Realtly wins

GLOBE Tatoo-Everball snapped its three-game losing streak when it bested league-leader Crosstech, 112-103 (more…)


TEAM TJ Hotdogs pose for posterity after receiving their trophy from tournament commissioner Manny (more…)


Aguilar, MotoX Davao in ‘Araw’ Motocross

MOTOCROSS superstar Glenn Aguilar of Las Pinas, Manila and the crowd-favorite MotoX Davao team will be seeing action (more…)

Drifttech’s Landcruiser is DC’s loudest
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LIVING up with its group’s slogan “Be Loud, Be Clear, team Drifttech’s Toyota Landcruiser owned by (more…)

UM joins Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2015

TEAM University of Mindanao Eco-Marathon will parade its first ever car entry – LUMAD (more…)

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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

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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