• San Pedro Police investigator makes an inventory of suspected sacks of shabu seized yesterday afternoon estimated at P 750,000 in a drug bust in Purok 13 Kasilak Barangay 76-A. BING GONZALES
  • Catholic faithful at the San Pedro Cathedral listen during the live streaming of Pope Francis officiating a mass in Manila Cathedral Friday. Several churches and shopping malls here sponsored a live streaming event for Davaoenos to attend the Holy Eucharist by the head of the Catholic church. BING GONZALES
  • Beth Coquilla holds back her tears as Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells the family of abducted Compostela Valley Provincial Jail Warden Jose Mervin Coquilla that they are working for his immediate release during a brief meeting Saturday afternoon. The abducted warden celebrated his birthday on Jan. 18. BING GONZALES
  • A joyful reunion with of father and son at Compostela Valley provincial capitol. Jail Warden Jose Mervin Coquilla met his family for the first time after 27 days in captivity. He was released by the New People's Army for “mercy and compassion.”BING GONZALES
  • Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with Compostela Valley Vice Gov. Manuel Zamora during the turnover of abducted jail warden Jose Mervin Coquilla (right) at the provincial capitol grounds. BING GONZALES
  • Applicants rush to process their permits at the Business Bureau in the Sangguniang Panlungsod as the renewal period for officially ends on Jan. 20. BING GONZALES
  • Law students Emiko Escovilla, Althea Astrid Gopo and Luna Acosta, along with their classmates, hand over the seven proposed environment ordinances to councilors during Tuesday's regular session. The draft proposals are part of their school project in environmental law in Ateneo De Davao University. BING GONZALES
  • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples provincial director Cris Ingay raises the hand of former Sangguniang Kabataan federation president Halila Sudagar who will be the next indigenous peoples mandatory representative to the city council during the selection process held in Davao City Recreation Center Wednesday. BING GONZALES
  • Anti-Smoking Task Force head Dr. Domilyn Villareiz points out the reduction of diseases such lung cancer, chronic bronchitis and ischemic heart disease in the past six years after the implementation of the anti-smoking ordinance during the iSpeak forum yesterday. A total of 4,396 violators were apprehended last year. BING GONZALES
  • AN EMPLOYEE of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples counts the vote from the kagan tribe participating in the selection process for the Lumad representative to the city council. The selection process, which Halila Sudagar won, was held in Davao City Recreation Center last Wednesday. BING GONZALES
  • Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao officer-in-charge Bryan Yves Lasala briefs media on improvements including the construction of an enclosed and air conditioned pavilion which will hold conventions and accommodate 1,500 guests. Lasala is one of the guests of Hermes Club forum on Friday. BING GONZALES
  • An enforcer from the Traffic Management Center parks the apprehended motorcycle with modified mufflers as the agency intensifies its operation against what is locally known as a bora-bora. BING GONZALES
  • Two men search for vacant jobs posted at the city’s Public Employment Service Office on Friday. BING GONZALES
  • AN ARMORED personnel carrier from Task Force Davao is parked a few meters from city hall on Jan. 24 as security forces are on high alert a day after the bombing in Zamboanga City. BING GONZALES
  • THE FLAG of Davao City Police Office flies at half-mast to mourn the death of 64 members of the PNP Special Action Force killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in a clash with Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and Moro Islamic Liberation Front Sunday. BING GONZALES
  • VICE Mayor Paolo Duterte is flanked by bar topnotchers in dentistry and pharmacy, (from left) Ben Jay Abayato Maxino (dentistry); Jona Mari Alinas (pharmacy); and Jan Michael Antes, (top 2 in dentistry) as they are recognized by the city council on Tuesday. BING GONZALES


Final decision

Lawmakers aim to give Duterte more say on IP rep to council
LAWMAKERS passed on first reading the proposal to give Mayor Rodrigo Duterte the final decision in choosing the indigenous people’s mandatory representative (IPMR) to the city council. (more…)

Grim salute

Police flags at half-mast in remembrance of killed SAF members
THE PHILIPPINE National Police marked its 24th founding anniversary on a grim note as flags flew half-mast in tribute to its members killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao following an encounter with Moro fighters. (more…)

Drug suspect killed in shootout; almost P400-K contraband seized

AN ALLEGED drug pusher was killed in a shootout while another arrested in separate (more…)

City pays tribute to fallen police officers

LOCAL  government workers yesterday offered a minute of silence for the police officers (more…)

PSCC drops proposal for bus companies to install CCTVs

Public Safety and Security Command Center chief Francisco Villaroman said they will no (more…)

Avisado called to senate on BSP land deal controversy

Former councilor Wendel Avisado has been dragged into the alleged P200-million in kickbacks (more…)

Felonia asks judge to resolve legal question in King’s slay

The police officer implicated in the killing of Cebu-based business man Richard Lim King filed on Tuesday (more…)

Hazmat suits not enough: BFP

The Bureau of Fire Protection said it does not have enough supply of hazardous materials (hazmat) suits it could use to respond (more…)

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BFP says: 2014 record year for fire incidents in the last decade

THE BUREAU of Fire Protection (BFP) reported that 2014 was a record year in terms (more…)

Council asks LTFRB to impose fare rollback

THE CITY council passed a resolution yesterday requesting the Land Transportation Franchising (more…)

Councilor| CHO needs specialist for septage and sewerage law

THE COMMITTEE  on environment is asking the City Mayor’s Office to assign an environmental (more…)

Army extricate remains of rebel returnee from grave

THE BODY of a rebel returnee was found at a shallow grave in Lupon, Davao Oriental on (more…)


EDITORIAL| Junk food and kids

AWARENESS on proper nutrition and a healthy diet is gaining ground among adults but (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Pope’s best message: Put down i-phones and talk

WE CONGRATULATE  third district councilor Dr. Bernard Al-ag for pursuing the street food (more…)

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS| Six-million dollar questions on the Mamasapano tragedy

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews) – Social media has been awash with commentaries on (more…)


Company sells 90% of units in 2 months

JOHNDORF Ventures Corp. (JVC) sold 90 of 374 townhouses at Portville Davao in (more…)

Park Inn launches Valentine promo

Planning a sweet escape with your sweetheart this Valentine season? Book Park Inn by (more…)

Mati and 28th IB collaborate to hold Youth Leadership Summit

CITY OF MATI, Davao Oriental – The City Government of Mati and the 28th Infantry Battalion, (more…)

Today's Print Issue




Hale starts over

RECENTLY-REFORMED alternative rock band Hale has returned with a new song, five (more…)


TWO MOVIES about robots, a fairy tale mash-up, a seduction story, and thriller romance (more…)


SCENE CITY| Touring the City of Gold – Cagayan de Oro and Xavier Estates

A BALIKBAYAN  brother of ours, Alfredo Roque, Jr. and his wife Eva Cosa-Roque made a special trip to (more…)


A FAMOUS Kapampangan folk song goes this way: Atin ku pung singsing, Metung yang timpukan. Amana ke iti king indung ibatan. Sangkan keng sininup king metung a kaban.Mewala ya iti,e ku kamalayan. Ing sukal (more…)


Samal bridge feasibility study to be funded by gov’t – report

THE Regional Development Council (RDC) XI recently approved the conduct of a feasibility (more…)

Tour group, medical firm partner to offer free tours

THE TOUR consortium, a group that is part of the Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS), has partnered (more…)


Offsourcing Warriors, iQor bag opening days wins

DEFENDING champion Offsourcing Warriors and team iQor romped past respective foes to (more…)

Late surge propels CMO past IBP Davao

CITY Mayor’s Office played steely confidence and implausible composure to mount a last (more…)

Francisco to fight in Tibay ng Pinoy 6

FORMER World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asian Pacific flyweight champion Drian (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…)

Aurelio| Hop in the first Pinoy sports supercar

Aurelio may not sound flashy now, but it might soon be associated with exotic brands such as (more…)

1st Team Lightning Lab DB Drag and Compact Cars show set

The first-ever Team Lightining Lab DB Drag Competition and Compact Cars show reels off on January 31 (more…)

Science & Technology

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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