• GRADE 6 student Dorothy Coquia has a quite a task in front of her as dry leaves litter the grounds of Andres Bonifacio Elementary School in Talomo proper at the start of Brigada Eskwela on Monday. BING GONZALES
  • IN THE spirit of Brigada Eskwela, parents fix the damage to the armchairs to be used again by students of Magallanes Elementary School when classes open on June 1. BING GONZALES
  • FUNERAL workers carry out a body where four persons massacred in Block 7, Phase 4 Residencia Del Rio, Catalunan Pequeño yesterday morning. The stepfather of the victim was arrested for investigation. BING GONZALES
  • BUREAU of Internal Revenue regional director Glen Geraldino padlocks this motorcycle parts store along Bangoy Street for reported failure to pay taxes and issue receipts. At right is Geraldino supervising the closure of five other stores for the same offense. BING GONZALES
  • A POLICE investigator examines the water tanker that turns turtle along the diversion road in Matina Pangi. The truck reportedly lost its brakes on a downward momentum on Thursday morning. The driver suffered minor injury. BING GONZALES
  • UNIVERSITY of Mindanao’s Institute of Popular Opinion research specialist Adrian Tamayo says their latest survey reveals that 7 in 10 people favor federalism as the solution to the country's woes. Tamayo was the guest on Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw held at SM City Davao. BING GONZALES
  • A WORKER (main photo) conducts works on Davao City Water District piping system at the Bankerohan Bridge, while several others (smaller photo) repaint the pedestrian lane of a city street in preparation for the school opening. BING GONZALES
  • SUPPORTERS affix their signatures to convince Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run in the 2016 presidential election during the fun run spearheaded by the Duterte for President 2016 Movement on Sunday. BING GONZALES
  • SUPPORTERS raise their fists to display the Duterte baller bands during the fun run spearheaded by the Duterte for President 2016 Movement yesterday which seeks to convince the chief executive to run in the 2016 presidential election. BING GONZALES
  • PUPILS from Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao Del Norte attended the Moving Up Ceremony at the Davao City Recreation Center yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • AN ACCURATE recreation of a velociraptor dinasour assembled from bone specimens found in the Philippines. D' Bone Collector Museum is one of the must-see museums in Davao City as it is the only museum of its kind in the Philippines. BING GONZALES
  • D’ BONE Collector Museum proprietor Darrell Blatchley educates a group of visitors of the horse skeleton. Blatchley said the museum has now 1,700 species. BING GONZALES
  • RODY Sagop Bata Para sa Kaugmaon officer-in-charge councilor Edgar Ibuyan Sr. shows the record book of 14,218 beneficiary in the scholarship program from elementary, secondary and tertiary for 2014-2015 school year which he expect to increase in this new school year. BING GONZALES
  • INCOMING grade 1 pupil Jude Abidong watches as her mother fill up the enrolment form at Magallanes Elementary School. Classes are due to start this coming Monday. BING GONZALES
  • MOTHER along with their children get busy shopping for school uniforms and other school needs in a downtown mall for the opening of classes this coming Monday. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte meets with Councilor Mabel S. Acosta, Department of Education officials and administrators of the Sta. Ana High School to tackle the shortage of classrooms when classes start next month. RENE B. LUMAWAG.
  • CITY police director, Sr. Supt Vicente D. Danao Jr., newly elected city advisory council chairperson Roy Geonzon and vice chair Tristan Dwight P. Domingo pose with police officers and council members during their meeting last May 22 at the DCPO conference room in Camp Leanor.


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Support for Rody rising, claims Masanguid
DESPITE the word war with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, support for the movement urging Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run has only increased each day. (more…)

Massacre solved

Stepfather freed after dead teen tagged in triple killing
THE DAVAO City Police Office concluded that it was the 17-year-old boy who stabbed dead a grandmother, her granddaughter and a househelp last week before turning the kitchen knife on himself. (more…)

Kinder pupils get new rooms

THE DEPARTMENT of Education and the city have reached a compromise on the construction of a kindergarten (more…)

Duterte adds more fuel to tiff with De Lima over ‘DDS’

MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte engaged in another word war with Justice Secretary Leila del Lima (more…)

Local law to lure more investors

THE CITY council has approved an ordinance that would make it easier for public private partnerships (more…)

‘Rebel,’ 15, surrenders

A FIFTEEN-year-old alleged member of the New People’s Army surrendered to troops under the 27th (more…)

Prepare for 1.5 hours power interruptions

THE DURATION of the rotating power interruptions implemented within the Davao Light & Power Co. (more…)

27th GET Open Golf Tournament


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Latest News

Duterte insists: no police officers involved in ‘death squad’ killings

MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte cleared state agents from being involved in summary killings even as (more…)

118 ex-NPA rebels undergo workshop to boost morale

MORE than a hundred former rebels underwent a two-day organizational summit in Magnaga Beach (more…)

180,000 registered voters have no biometric records

ALMOST 180,000 registered voters in Davao City have yet to validate themselves for the biometrics, (more…)

Buildings at park to be used as classrooms

MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte gave the Office of the City Administrator 15 days to repair the unused (more…)


EDITORIAL| School opens with the same problems

THIS is the last week of summer. It has been a long, hot season for young children who have (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Diplomacy is in the back seat

P-NOY: PH to defy China – one national broadsheet headline. (more…)

TIMESMAN| Snowbear, Candy, Chocolate and Spotnik

WHEN we dismissed the services of our two kasambahays last January upon the death of my wife whom they (more…)


MetroLifestyle offers Back to School promo

GETTING healthy has never been this fun and fit for the budget conscious.  MetroLifestyle Fitness Center (more…)

2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee

2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Randy H. Halasan (3rd from left), receives a plaque of (more…)

Convergys begins nationwide drive to give ‘Bags of Hope’

CONVERGYS, strengthens its commitment to make a difference in the communities where its employees (more…)

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‘Ipaglaban Mo’ Maris plays victim of cyber blackmail

DAVAOÑA teener Maris Racal stars in today’s episode of ABS-CBN’s hit legal drama “Ipaglaban Mo, (more…)

Davao fails in Pinoy Henyo

THE DAVAO contestants in Eat Bulaga’s pautakan segment of its the two-in-one Pinoy Henyo show lost in yesterday’s semi-final rounds. (more…)


SCENE CITY| A garden wedding for Wilfredo and Shio Ing Veneracion

THEY say that love is lovelier the second time around. But this newly-wed couple believes (more…)

CULTURAL POTPOURRI| Dining at Seda Abreeza’s Misto with Chef Danny Gallardo

THE SMOOTH, swift ascent from the basement parking to the ground floor brings (more…)


Banana industry facing tough challenges from LGU policies

THE BANANA industry, one of the top exporters of the Davao Region, has been facing challenges from (more…)

P625-B needed for infra projects under Mindanao program – official

THE IMPROVEMENT of roads, ports and airports under the Mindanao Development Corridors program will need P625 billion. (more…)


Filipinas Ballroom Davao to join Hongkong Intr’l Open

TEAM Filipinas Ballroom Davao will be part of Team Philippines which will see action in the coming 23rd COME (more…)

Team Sarona outlasts JMD, gets 3rd win

TEAM Sarona bagged its third win in eight matches after beating JMD, 85-80 in the ongoing Saturday (more…)

Free snacks, raffle prizes in Duterte for President bike movement

THERE will be free snacks and fabulous raffle prizes in the 1st Duterte for President 2016 Bikers’ (more…)


Team Suzuki PH impressive at ARRC Round 1
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April King Mascardo and Suzuki Vman Racing’s chief mechanic Rico Cagnaan. (more…)

Aguilar, MotoX Davao in ‘Araw’ Motocross

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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…)

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

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


SCENE CITY|Barbara Kimpo-Villanueva treats classmates on her birthday

CLASSMATES OF BARBARA “Barry” Kimpo-Villanueva gathered to wish her a Happy Birthday (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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