• MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a press conference to present the four suspects in the abduction of an Indian national Jerry-Singh, Bobby Onin, Noel Onin and Josephine Onas last Friday. At left is rescued kidnap victim Indian national Malih Jaspar Singh. BING GONZALES
  • SCENE of the Crime Operatives gather evidence at the crime scene as the body of robbery suspect Dominador A. Acas Jr. can be seen at the background. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte and PNP Civil Security Group director Melito Mabilin observe as personnel of the License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) Office work on the firearm licensing during the blessing and turnover of equipment at Camp Quintin Merecido last Tuesday. BING GONZALES
  • 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


A dream fulfilled: Amtiu Riverwalk and Mountain Resort

THE THREATENING rain failed to dampen the spirits of the crowd inside the new structure on top of the hill at Sitio K’bantak, Brgy. Nagpan, Malungon town, Sarangani province last Sunday, April 19. (more…)

Erasing stigma

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EIGHT department heads pledged on Monday to participate in a public HIV testing scheduled in the second week of May in the attempt to cut the stigma involved in voluntary screening. (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…)

1,000 security forces blanket Palaro event in Davao Norte

OVER a thousand security forces will be deployed starting next week for the week-long Palarong Pambansa 2015 (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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Drug addiction is still rampant: official

ADDICTION is still rampant in the city, said an official running the city’s rehabilitation center for drug dependence. (more…)

Decline in crimes in 1st quarter noted

THE DAVAO Police Regional Office recorded 13,375 committed during the first quarter of the year, lower (more…)

OFFICIAL: Curfew ordinance working

THE CURFEW ordinance on minors in the city is still in effect even during the school break, a police official said. (more…)

Davao del Norte wants gun ban for Palaro 2015

THE DAVAO Police Regional Office will stick to the anti-fireams law while awaiting approval from Camp Crame (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…)

MY TURN| Global Warming and Food

WEATHER watchers and scientists agree that 2015 will be the hottest year of the decade 2010 to 2019. In 2003 a heat wave (more…)


Serra Club of Davao attends Serra Philippines 25th national confab

MORE than 120 Serrans of Serra Clubs of Butuan, Cagatan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Makati, M’Lang, Ozamiz, Tudela, (more…)

Seda Abreeza joins Bayanihan para sa Sanipaan

TEAM Seda Abreeza goes back to Sanipaan Shoal Marine Eco Park for the third time to plant more mangrove (more…)

Pacquiao vs Mayweather, 3 Day Sale on May 3

SM CITY Davao Cinema will be screening the most anticipated fight in boxing history on May 3. (more…)

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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…)

Tunog Bobongan| A benefit concert for Lumad Children and Environment

SAVE Our Schools Network (SOS Network) and Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanogon will hold a benefit concert featuring (more…)


SCENE CITY| Nadia’s 18th Birthday

EIGHTEEN years ago, Lynne E. Sotto, while passing by some children along the sidewalk at (more…)

Stuff to try this summer: wakeboarding

AFTER being engrossed with all things physical and fitness these past few months, it didn’t take (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…)

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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