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Council okays reclamation for coastal road

The city Council has allowed City Mayor Sara Duterte to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) for the reclamation of areas affected by the coastal road project. (more…)

Pusher killed

An alleged drug pusher was killed in a shootout with police officers during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Daliao, Toril District at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. (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

Kadayawan vies for best festival award

The city tourism officer announced that the Kadayawan, celebrated on Aug. 10-19 this year, is set to compete for the best festival event nationwide. (more…)

City calamity fund enough for local emergencies – CDRRMO

The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) assured that there are enough funds despite the continuous assistance to
other local government units in case of typhoons and calamities.

Lyndon Ancajas, CDRRMO administrative officer, told reporters during the
iSpeak media forum that there’s enough money from the calamity fund and the quick response fund for local emergencies.
“The assistance (the City) has provided is from the quick response fund of
the city and the CDRRMO, along with the City Budget office, assured that
there is an ample amount for the (calamity fund),” he said.

“In a meeting we had last Monday (Sept. 17), the chief of the City
Planning and Development Office has raised the same concern and we have
assured that we will not compromise the city,” he added.

The official said they are already prepared for the expected monsoon,
along with it the risk of landslide and floods, the inter-tropical
convergence zone, and typhoon during the “ber” months.

“Since 2009, during ‘ber’ months, typhoons usually really hit Mindanao
areas,” Ancajas explained. “Aside from the calamity fund, the City Budget Office has also extended that there are other sources of funds to be utilized for disasters,” he added.

The CDRRMO has already conducted early monitoring, especially in the upland barangays and disaster-prone barangays.

2 IEDs recovered in Maco

Soldiers of 71st Infantry Battalion successfully recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at Purok 5, Sitio Tigpan, Barangay Dumlan, Maco, Compostela Valley on Wednesday around 6:30 a.m. (more…)

Police secure Toril for Rosary Fiesta celebration

The Toril Police Precinct has already implemented security measures for the upcoming Feast of the Holy Rosary on Oct. 7.

In an interview yesterday, Insp. Francisco Pana III, the OIC of the precinct, said that they coordinated with the Punong Barangay Lilibeth Al-ag, Task Force Davao, 3rd Infantry Battalion, and the intelligence community. (more…)

Opinion

Plain and Simple: Mother nature paints itself

I have seen sunsets and sunrises. Seeing them is never enough. It allows one to wonder and appreciate its coming and going. (more…)

Rough Cuts: This can be the ideal evacuation center

Davao City first district congressman Karlo Nograles who is eyed for inclusion in the administration senatorial ticket come 2019 midterm elections, is happy that some of his scheming peers in Congress failed to cut off some P52 billion from the proposed 2019 national budget. (more…)

Family Matters: Remembering Home

The past week had one of the saddest disasters that happened in the country. (more…)

Community

Apo Production Unit, Inc. inaugurates satellite office in Davao City

Davao City’s rapid financial and economic growth in the region has become a reality, thanks to the city administration officials whose outstanding leadership and with great resolve, continued to create a favorable atmosphere for business, commerce, trade to thrive in this bustling metropolis. (more…)

UM 5th batch of outbound exchange students sets off next month

Exploring new places and immersing in the rich culture of our neighbors in Asia are luxuries that many people long for; but to engage in these experiences and get to attend reputable schools in these other countries as well? Truly a dream come true! (more…)

UM Scholars

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Councilor Pilar C. Braga meets her scholars under the Special Education Assistance of the City Government all coming from various schools and colleges with 35 students from the University of Mindanao. PR

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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

#DavaoCreativeCity2022

Art energizes the collective consciousness of the people. It articulates the unique culture of a community and is vital to the well-being of society. (more…)

Freeze: Reggio Marlowe M. Colina Fire Survivor Artist

Among Filipinos, “ber na” is a buzzword used to announce the start of the longest Christmas season in the world. When September comes (the first of the “ber” months), many radio stations and shopping malls begin to play Christmas songs even until the following year’s Feast of the Three Kings or the Feast of the Epiphany. (more…)

Business

City government to intensify support for cacao

The city government is looking at enhancing its support to the cacao industry to ensure its growth.

At the opening of the Davao Agri-Trade Expo at the SMX Convention Center yesterday, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio said that the city government must strive to ensure that the city maintains its standing as the top producer of cacao in the country. (more…)

17 resolutions passed during Minbizcon: exec

The organizers of the 27th Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) passed 17 resolutions during the holding of the event in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. (more…)

Sports

Southwoods out to regain PAL Ladies Interclub title

Manila Southwoods, denied a seventh straight title last year in Cebu City, has assembled a youth-laden squad to challenge defending champion Pradera Verde in the 13th Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub golf team championships on Sept. 18-22 at Rancho Palos Verdes in Davao City.

The Carmona-based squad decided not to send a second team to defend its Founders crown and focus its energy toward reclaiming the overall title, according to Southwoods captain Claire Ong.

“We really want to try and win it again, that’s why we tapped some players from our second team to reinforce the squad,” said Ong.

Seventeen-year-old Sofia Chabon and Sunshine Baraquiel, 25, will spearhead Southwoods’ campaign and will get support from three members of the Founders champion team, namely: Mafy Singson, 15; Annika Guangko, 20 and Laurea Duque, 14.

Kristine Torralba, 18, who played for Pradera last year, Samantha Dizon, 14, and Mariel Tee, 17, round out the team.

Last year, Pradera made a smashing debut, posting a runaway 43-point victory over Southwoods.

Asian Games champion Yuka Saso returns to spearhead Pradera’s title defense along with holdovers Annika Cayabyab and Nicole Abelar.

A trio of 16-year-old Malaysians in Zulaikah Nusiana Nasser, Charlayne Chong and Vinisha Gunaseelan have been tapped to reinforce the defending champions. Completing the lineup are Rhianne Malixi and Luna Shin.

Major sponsors for the 13th PAL Ladies Interclub include Airbus, Bombardier, People Asia, UM Broadcasting Network and Primax Broadcasting Network.

Other sponsors are TFC, Mastercard, SEDA Hotel, SM Supermalls and Banco de Oro. Donors are Asia Brewery and Philippine National Bank.

The four-day team event assembles the country’s top lady golfers who will compete in four divisions: Championship, Founders, Sportswriters and Friendship.

Each team is allowed to field four players with the top three scores to be counted.

2nd PSC Inter-Public Schools volleyball set

A total of 32 teams will compete for honors in the 2nd PSC Inter-Public Schools Volleyball Tournament opening at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, to Friday (September 12-14) at the Davao City National High School. (more…)

Davao to send biggest delegation in 2018 Batang Pinoy Natl. Games

Davao City is sending the biggest contingent of athletes to the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Championship on September 15 to 21 in Baguio City. (more…)

Motoring

Honda riders celebrate One Dream in The Riders Convention 2018 – Mindanao Leg

Davao City – Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI,) the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, recently held the Honda Riders Convention 2018 –Mindanao Leg at the Davao Convention and Trade Center where Honda riders and enthusiasts gathered for a day of fun-filled activities that celebrate camaraderie and support to HPI. (more…)

Subaru Davao to hold Ultimate Test Drive

Davao City – Subaru Davao will hold its Ultimate Test Drive set this July 20 to 22 at the SM Lanang Premier parking area in Lanang, here. (more…)

Hot August Races on Aug. 11 and 12

Davao City – Close to 80 entries are to show their wares in the much-anticipated Hot August Races legal drag racing event reels off this August 11 and 12 at the Speed City track of the Davao Crocodile Park, here. (more…)

Science & Technology

US military to help prosecute migrant cases

US military lawyers will help civilian prosecutors handle cases against undocumented migrants, the Defense Department said Wednesday, in a rare use of armed forces legal staff.
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Greece, Macedonia sign deal to end name row

Greece and Macedonia on Sunday signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbors since 1991. (more…)

US solons want to end ‘evil’ family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the “evil” separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice. (more…)

Features

Bringing BT eggplant to Filipinos’ table
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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
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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…)

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