• ARMED Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff, Gen. Gregorio Catapang, checks one of recovered firearms that killed seven NPA members during an encounter with troops from 73rd Infantry Battalion in Barangay Datal Angas, Alabel, Sarangani on Feb. 16 during his visit to the Eastern Mindanao Command last Wednesday. The encounter also yielded improvised explosive devices and handheld radios. BING GONZALES
  • SOLDIERS receive their award from AFP Chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang including the spot promotion of 2nd Lt. Gerson Sanchez (right) to 1st Lt., who lead the scout platoon that yielded high powered firearms, improvised explosive devices and killed 7 NPA members in Alabel, Sarangani Province last February 16, during his visit to the Eastern Mindanao Command last Wednesday. BING GONZALES
  • FR. HENRY Campeon along with Davao Light and Power Co. executives and teachers of Sta Ana Elementary School led the blessing of the Science Exploration Center yesterday, equipped with science apparatus and other supplementary materials. BING GONZALES
  • A PERFORMER shows her skills in fire dance during the celebration of the Chinese New Year held at Sta Ana Ave., Wednesday evening. BING GONZALES
  • PHILIPPINE Eagle Foundation communications officer Vida Lyn Dumadag and Andi Baldonado briefs on the 23-kilometer fun bike for the benefit of the foundation in the “Ride for the Eagle 2015” on March 22, 2015, during the Club 888 forum. BING GONZALES
  • DAVAO Light and Power Co. executive vice president and chief operating officer Arturo Milan, Reputation Enhancement Dept. asst. vice president Ross Luga and manager Fermin Edillon watch as Grade 3 student Aeon Aexza Bustillo shows weighing computation with the Number Equalizer Balance during the inauguration of Science Exploration Center at Sta Ana Elementary School. BING GONZALES
  • DEPARTMENT of Social Welfare and Development regional director Priscilla Razon shares some points on adoption program during the 2nd Adoptive Families annual convention held at Harana Restaurant. BING GONZALES
  • DAVAO Light and Power Co. branding and reputation assistant vice president Ross Luga briefs media on the maximum two-hour rotational brownout during the Kapehan sa Dabaw held at SM City Davao Monday. BING GONZALES
  • STUDENTS of Teodoro Palma Gil Elementary School are taught by Red Cross volunteers how to douse the flames using a fire extinguisher on Saturday BING GONZALES
  • THIRTY aspirants of this year's Mutya ng Dabaw crown are presented to the public and media at SM City Davao Monday afternoon. Selection of the 15 finalists will be on Feb. 28 at Felcris Centrale. BING GONZALES
  • RECRUITS of the Bureau of Fire Protection undergo fitness orientation at Magsaysay Park as they prepare for their proper training in Manila before they are accepted into the force. BING GONZALES
  • WORKERS apply finishing touches on the newly constructed open canal along Quezon Boulevard, Brgy. 22-C. The drainage project is seen to ease flooding in the area during heavy rains. BING GONZALES
  • A SHOPPER reads the forecast for her animal sign at SM Lanang Premier as part of the shopping mall's Chinese New Year celebration. BING GONZALES
  • THE 15 SEMIFINALIST of the 2015 Mutya ng Dabaw are introduced in newly opened Felcris Centrale along Quimpo Boulevard on Saturday. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • A WIFE assists her husband in catching fish at Isla Verde. Depending on the volume of their catch, they can either earn money or bring home that day's meal. BING GONZALES
  • SR. Supt. Aaron Aquino, PNP-XI deputy regional director for operations, and Sr. Supt. Joel Pernito, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group regional chief, check an M79 grenade launcher that was seized along with other firearms during the simultaneous raid on 18 houses in Brgy. 23-C. Saturday's raid yielded P2.7 million worth of shabu and 20 suspects. BING GONZALES
  • UNIVERSITY of Mindanao Institute of Popular Opinion research specialist Adrian Tamayo reveals the results of their survey on public perception following the Mamasapano clash between police commandos and combined forces of Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. BING GONZALES


VM as mayor

Depends if Duterte will declare for presidency, Pulong says
VICE Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte has declared his intention to run for mayor, but only if his father will run for president. (more…)

Snitching pays

Mayor dangles bounty to bolster campaign vs. illegal drugs
MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte yesterday dangled rewards for tipsters who could help arrest law enforcers and civilians involved in the drug trade. (more…)

Philippine Eagle still in danger due to hunting, loss of habitat

THREATS to the survival of the Philippine Eagle persist amid efforts of private organizations to educate the public (more…)

ACT protests mandatory drug test

THE ALLIANCE of Concerned Teachers will protest today the Department of Education’s non-withdrawal of its memorandum (more…)

Two cops to face admin raps for prisoner escape

TWO PERSONNEL of the Sta. Ana Police Precinct will face administrative charges after allowing an inmate (more…)

Weekend raid yielded top 4 most wanted ‘drug dealer?’

THE ALLEGED top four most wanted drug dealer in the region was among those arrested on Saturday’s raid at Isla (more…)

Tribal groups decry military, NPA presence in provinces

COMPLAINTS from various tribal groups against both the military and New People’s Army operating in Agusan, (more…)

Duterte relents on presidency?

DAGUPAN CITY – In a public pronouncement which surprised even his closest advisers, Mayor Rody (more…)

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Davao Sultanate hands off on Sudagar choice as IP rep

AN OFFICIAL of the Davao Sultanate representing kagan said they are not getting involved in the controversial (more…)

Another battalion deployed to DavOr-ComVal border vs. NPA

THE MILITARY is now focusing on the boundary between Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley to dismantle what it (more…)

DOST and LGU to formalize partnership on data, equipment

THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology will be asking the city government and other LGUs in the region to formalize (more…)

BFP, groups kick off Fire Prevention Month

THE BUREAU of Fire and Protection-XI, along with the other rescue groups, marched on Sunday to kick off (more…)


EDITORIAL| Punishment is needed

IN THE NEXT few weeks, schools, they be private or government-run, will start holding closing ceremonies to include graduation rites. (more…)

PUBLISHER’S NOTES| Mamasapano ‘striptease’ & catharsis

THIS KIND of “striptease” does not tantalize nor excite. It angers. The way the Mamasapano actual facts had been exposed slowly piece-by-piece (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| A commitment we will closely watch

SO THE POLICEMAN who shot a man he suspected of attempting to steal his motorcycle was drunk when he did his overkill? If so, (more…)



AS PART of Park Inn by Radisson Davao’s commitment to Responsible Business, the hotel’s team gathered for a (more…)

IGaCoS holds anti-smoking forum

ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL- The strong desire to end smoking and promote healthy lifestyle and (more…)

Perfect Chocolate Timing

FOR Kai Caguiat, proud homegrown chocolatier of Davao, everything is a matter of timing. Yes, even chocolates! (more…)

Today's Print Issue




Spanish Musical Films in Cinematheques Nationwide

THIS March, film and music will come together in Cinematheques across the country as the Film Development Council (more…)


THE WORLD-renowned Gregorian Choir of Paris performs a selection of Latin chants and hymns during their visit to Davao City on Friday. (more…)


WANDERLUST| International cruise ship arrives in Davao

AFTER navigating a number of islands across the archipelago, the cruise ship M/S Caledonian Sky finally arrived at the Sasa (more…)

SCENE CITY| DSWD pays tribute to partners on its 64th anniversary

DSWD, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region XI, paid tribute to its partners (more…)


Biz group to join Dubai meet

THE DAVAO City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) will be participating in a large public exhibition (more…)

Mindanao group pushes for more RE

KEY POWER players from the government and the private sector are mapping steps to provide Mindanao with a greener (more…)


68th PAL Interclub Apo settles for 5th in Founders

CEBU CITY – Apo Golf and Country Club foiled its chances for a possible title grasp but settled fifth place in the Founders (more…)

Southpoint School reaches semis of Thirsty Cup Soccer Tourney in Cebu

THE SOUTHPOINT School of Davao City made a strong impact in the just concluded Thirsty Cup (more…)

CMO edge Everball for 14 wins in a row

CITY MAYORS Office defeated Everball Columbia Computer Center, 98 – 95, on Thursday night (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…)

Pinoy-made Salamander amphibious trike can tackle land and water

If you’re into car customization, the name Atoy Llave will certainly ring a bell. The man behind Atoy Bodykits (more…)

Science & Technology

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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