• A YOUNG boy joins his mother in prayer at the Tionko football field to celebrate Eid’l Fitr, ending the month-long fasting of Ramadan yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • MUSLIM women hug to greet each other after the prayer at Tionko football field to celebrate Eid’l Fitr which signals the end of the month-long fasting of Ramadan yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • ISLAM faithful supplicates in prayer during the midday worship on the last day of Ramadan. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • MAYOR Paolo Duterte distributes foodstuffs to Muslim communities in time for Ed’l Fit’r celebration. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • ATTY. Randolph “Bong” Parcasio (middle) is among the prominent persons in the front row at the Eid’l Fit’r morning worship at the Agro Football Field. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • WORK halts at the Regional Trial Court as the Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) announces that the rotating power interruption is now two hours after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines reduced its supply to the grid. BING GONZALES
  • CLOSE to a hundred kindergarten children listen intently to a story during the National Children’s Book Reading Day spearheaded by SM Cares Program for Children held at SM City Davao yesterday. The program is part to promote reading among children at the early age. BING GONZALES
  • A YOUNG boy attempts to throw a metal ball during the shot put event as part of the Special Olympics held at University of Southeastern Philippines Wednesday. The event is part of the week-long activity, National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. BING GONZALES
  • DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry city director Edwin Banquerego, along with officers and members of Food Processors Association of Davao City, makes a thumbs up sign to signify that various pasalubong candies are safe for consumption during a press conference Wednesday. BING GONZALES
  • LUMADS and radicals fight off members of the anti-riot police who stormed the gate on Thursday morning in an alleged attempt to rescue the evacuees staying inside the UCCP Haran compound along Fr. Selga Street. BING GONZALES
  • ACTING Mayor Paolo Duterte dialogues with Lumad leaders to help alleviate the tension in a botched rescue attempt to bring the evacuees back to their hometowns after staying at UCCP Haran for three months now. (Right photo) Pirot Malibato (with back to camera) embraces his elderly father in the effort to convince him to come home. BING GONZALES
  • 21st SO KIM CHENG SPORTS AWARDS University of Mindanao President Dr. Guillermo P. Torres Jr. receives the 21st So Kim Cheng Sports Awards Lifetime Achievement Honors in grand rites held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. Also in photo are wife Betsy along with Davao City Sports Council Incorporated President Dexter So and members of the So family – Dexon So, So Peng Kee and Merlene So. BOY LIM
  • UM ATHLETE AWARDEES Tracksters from the University of Mindanao – Sonny Wagdos, April Rose Guiang, coach Harish Ratag and Jezza Cosicol pose for a souvenir shot with University of Mindanao President Dr. Guillermo P. Torres Jr. (2nd from right) during the 21st So Kim Cheng Sports Awards at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. BOY LIM
  • VENDORS try to get inside the jampacked Davao City Recreation Center to attend the food safety handling orientation as part of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's order for them to know the proper way of preparing food they serve to customers. BING GONZALES
  • A POLICE investigator checks the confiscated items including a .45 caliber and grenade detonating devices seized from the arrested four suspects including the alleged NPA Kumander Parago successor, Christopher Rollon. BING GONZALES
  • ALLEGED Kumander Parago successor Christopher Rollon (left), along with Mike Capito (middle) and Ranie Ninal, is moved to another room at the Davao City Police Office after their arrest in Calinan poblacion Tuesday noon by the police and military. Rollon has a pending warrant of arrest for robbery and attempted murder. BING GONZALES
  • MEDICAL team of the Ateneo De Davao University carry the “victim” to safe grounds during the earthquake drill along Roxas Boulevard yesterday. BING GONZALES


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Davao region tops economic growth in the country – PSA
Davao Region posted the highest economic growth at 9.4% among the regions in the country last year, following the recovery from the onslaught of Typhoon Pablo, an official of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. (more…)

Gun for drugs

Police who ‘pawned’ pistol to drug suspect to face raps
AUTHORITIES yesterday is set to file an administrative and criminal case against a police officer who sold his firearm to a drug suspect arrested in a bust by the Sasa Police Precinct on Tuesday afternoon. (more…)

DSWD, police point fingers at each other on Haran row

THE DEPARTMENT of Social Welfare and Development denied giving the order for the police to storm the gate (more…)

More vendors attend food safety training

THE CITY government will be conducting another round of lectures on safe food handling following an unexpected (more…)

Pres. Aquino gets lukewarm rating

THE LACK of concrete programs against crime earned President Benigno Simeon Aquino III a seven (more…)

Alleged NPAs face criminal charges

FOUR members of the New People’s Army (NPA), including an alleged high ranking official, faced criminal charges before (more…)

Aug. 24 is a holiday

THE CITY government declared Aug. 24, the beginning of the Kadayawan festival, as a special non-working (more…)

Councilors still unclear on Haran fiasco probe

THE CITY council is still on the fence about conducting an independent probe on the violence that occurred (more…)

Latest News

No adverse effects of deworming in region

THE DEPARTMENT of Health yesterday denied the likelihood of medical poisoning in the region, following (more…)

Rotational power outages could reach 4 hours: firm’s top official

POWER outages in the city might reach four hours as the Mindanao power situation has continued to suffer (more…)

2 slain, another hurt in shooting

A MAN WAS killed, while two others were injured in separate shooting incidents Wednesday. (more…)

Suspected rebell killed in blast

AN improvised explosive device exploded Tuesday in Purok 1, Barangay Panibasan, Maco in Compostela (more…)


EDITORIAL| Deworming campaign

SIMILAR to the campaign on micro nutrients for school-aged children, the (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Yes, a Muslim in the Senate is long overdue

THAT we should have a Muslim senator is imperative especially at this time of our country’s political situation. (more…)

TIMESMAN| Don’t pee anywhere, and better read this

AFTER the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino, we have heard (more…)


Bucket Shrimps offers birthday, wedding and debut packages

MAKE those important events matter and special occasions unforgettable at Bucket Shrimps, Davao’s latest (more…)

12 CSOs benefit in DOLE’s grant

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte —TWELVE Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) here were made the beneficiaries (more…)

Pilmico steps up program in Mindanao

PILMICO Foods Corporation, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., is ramping up (more…)

Today's Print Issue



Mission Impossible 5 at GMall
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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens at Gaisano Mall Cinemas (Davao, Toril and Tagum) on Thursday, simultaneous with its US release.To open on Wednesday are indie horror (more…)

Davao talents harvest awards at WCOPA
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IT WAS A harvest of awards by Davaoeño talents at the prestigious World (more…)


SCENE CITY| Wine Appreciation with Brett Tolhurst

SOUTH Australia has always occupied a special spot in our heart, ever since we performed (more…)

FREEZE| Australian Wine Appreciation with BRETT TOLHURST ICHEF DAVAO

ICHEF (Institute of International Culinary & Hospitality Entrepren (more…)


Firms must be informed on protest vs Sasa port project, says ex-dad

PROSPECTIVE bidders of the Sasa port modernization projects, five of them passed the pre-qualification (more…)

More researches needed- official

AS THE country moves forward in its participation in the ASEAN Integration this year, the research community in (more…)


PCBF Reg’l elims in Davao Aug. 20

THE PHILIPPINE Committee on Bodybuilding and Fitness (PCBF) is staging its first Mindanao Regional Men’s (more…)

US Ambassadors humble CMO, 109-90 despite Go’s 32

THE US Sports Ambassadors bounced back after tasting their first loss in the series of friendly games in Davao (more…)

Blue Knights Track league 2nd leg Aug. 1

THE SECOND leg of the Blue Knights Track League Season 2 will be held this Saturday, August 1 at 6:30 a.m. (more…)


Phoenix Hot August Races set Aug. 22-23
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Mark Cruz of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines (with mike) briefs the local sports media on the coming (more…)

Torres tops Yokohama GT 2nd leg
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SPORTS-businessman Willie Torres of W-Autosports Racing bagged his second straight triumph in the premier GT300 (more…)

Torres makes stirring sweep in Touring Car
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WILLIE Torres (right) and the country’s best race car builder Engineer Mato Tan (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…)


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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