Mindanao Times

HEADLINES

Alley murder

16-year-old girl sustained 6 bullet wounds

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl died after sustaining six gunshot wounds from a gun of an unidentified perpetrator in Bolton Isla, Bucana, Barangay 76-A on Wednesday night. (more…)

Barricade up

‘Men in black’ trigger distress at demo site; roads barricaded

NERVES frayed as residents occupied one lane of Quezon Boulevard again after “men in black” reportedly trespassed the demolition site yesterday afternoon.

(more…)

Lawmakers aim to block adjusted taxi fare rates

TWO COUNCILORS are planning to pass a resolution opposing the recent taxi fare rates in the city. (more…)

Group wants additional P104 to minimum wage

A LABOR organization has petitioned the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) XI to increase by P104 the minimum wage set in Davao region. (more…)

Candidates swarm Comelec

CANDIDATES for barangay and youth elections have swarmed the various offices of the Commission of Elections (Comelec) in the region. (more…)

Taxi driver killed in dawn hold-up

A TAXICAB driver died after he was stabbed by unidentified perpetrator/s along ZRU road, Barangay Mandug, Buhangin District around 1:30 a. m. yesterday. (more…)

Couple nabbed for P.35M drugs

A SUSPECTED marijuana pusher was wounded in a shoot-out during a buy-bust operation that resulted to a car chase from Ladislawa Village in Barangay Buhangin (more…)

Fire gobbles six rooms of Baguio public school

The Bureau of Fire Protection is looking at electrical short circuit as the cause of the fire that hit Baguio Central Elementary School in Baguio District around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.  (more…)

Latest News

Ex-Basilan guv is new SPDA CEO

FORMER Basilan Governor Abdulghani A. Salapuddin assumed the administratorship of the Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA). (more…)

Sandiganbayan convicts four Sultan Kudarat brgy officials

THE SANDIGANBAYAN affirmed the conviction of former local officials of Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat for misappropriating P2.6 million in public funds. (more…)

Pastor killed, 2 hurt in NPA attack: army

A JEHOVAH’S Witness pastor was killed and his two companions wounded when they were ambushed by the New People’s Army rebels in Barangay Lahi, Gigaquit in Surigao del Norte on Wednesday, April 18. (more…)

2 NPA fighters killed in clash with gov’t troops

TWO ALLEGED members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed and two M16 rifles recovered after a clash with the troops of  39th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Caceras, Barangay Upper Bala, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur on Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. (more…)

Opinion

Plain and Simple | Travel to the north

WE FROM the south know only about the south. But travelling to the north is one hell of an experience. (more…)

Rough Cuts | Wanting in informed judgment?

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte now changes his mind. He is allowing the re-opening of the peace negotiations with the rebel National Democratic Front-Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (NDF-CPP-NPA). (more…)

Editorial | Laughter heals

WITH all the tensions we face each day, we need to find time to release some of these heavy pent up feelings by breaking out into a laugh or two. Laughter heals our weary and battered soul and just even thinking happy thoughts is good for our blood pressure. (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…)

Today's Print Issue

01

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

Scene City | Cheers to the Scholars

DAYS after their graduation, moving up, and recognition day activities and celebrations, Don Cesareo Villa-Abrille Foundation hosted on April 15, Sunday, a thanksgiving luncheon for their highly spirited scholars from the Holy Cross of Davao College and their proud parents at the Grand Emerald Seafood Restaurant, Victoria Plaza, this city. (more…)

Cultural Potpourri | MATHEW SAN JOSE, Theater Artist @ Locsin Summer Workshop

“MATHEW with one T,” says his mother Claudine Yabut San Jose. A typo error in Matt’s birth records which has yet to be corrected. “Hey, it’s unique so it’s interestingly fine,” so proclaimed his dotting grandaunt, Agnes Locsin.Nice opening, indeed, for conversation and in writing this article for my beloved grandnephew who has grown so big since I last saw him more than a decade ago. (more…)

Business

Airline to intensify promotions of the city

BUDGET airline Cebu Pacific has strengthened its promotions of the Davao Region as it has signed another agreement with the group behind the 10-week Visit Davao Summer Festival. (more…)

Official: Corridors strategy to spur Mindanao growth  

THE MINDANAO Development Corridors (MDC) strategy  will spur the economic growth of the island as its pilot area, the South Central Mindanao and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, (more…)

Sports

38th Araw ng Don Marcelino Motocross Napat, Mangosong in 1-2 finish

SEVENTEEN year-old Terrence Napat and Bornok Mangosong held on to a 1-2 finish at the winners podium to close their campaign in style of the 38th Araw ng Don Marcelino, Mayor Michael Maruya 1st National Motocross Championships held at the Don Marcelino race track in Davao Occidental. (more…)

Davao SBC-SMA Eagles in ABPI Nat’l bowlfest

TEAM Davao SBC-SMA Eagles is headed to the 41st Asosasyon ng mga Bowlers ng Pilipinas Incorporated (ABPI) Grand National Convention and Duckpin Bowling Championships set this April 23 to 27  at the Negros Bowling Lanes in Bacolod City. (more…)

Sonico, Tan head winners in RPVGCC Monthly Medal

BOYET Sonico and Chris Tan submitted better cards to emerge co-champions at the close of the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club Monthly Medal tournament, Saturday. (more…)

Motoring

Mata, Bayhon head Araw Motocross winners

FAST-RISING rider Abu Mata and seasoned Ralph Bayhon head the list of winners on last Sunday’s 81st Araw ng Dabaw Motocross Championships held at the Moto X Farm in Barangay Langub, this city. (more…)

The Racing Line opens 6th Indoor Karting branch at SM City Davao

THE RACING Line yesterday opened its newest indoor karting branch at the second floor of the SM City Davao Annex Building. (more…)

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…)

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
st-pri - Copy

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
jesse-bt-eggplant

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
2 - Copy

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…)

Home Widget 1

This is your first home widget box. To edit please go to Appearance > Widgets and choose 6th widget from the top in area 6 called Home Widget 1. Title is also manageable from widgets as well.

Home Widget 2

This is your second home widget box. To edit please go to Appearance > Widgets and choose 7th widget from the top in area 7 called Home Widget 2. Title is also manageable from widgets as well.

Home Widget 3

This is your third home widget box. To edit please go to Appearance > Widgets and choose 8th widget from the top in area 8 called Home Widget 3. Title is also manageable from widgets as well.