• 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
  • A PIGEON flies past the Philippine flag at half-mast at city hall grounds. The local government also mourns the deaths of PNP Special Action Force commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. BING GONZALES
  • ENFORCERS from the Traffic Management Center train the speed gun toward an incoming vehicle along the national highway in Barangay, Ma-a, Talomo District. From January to December 2014, the Land Transportation Office recorded an apprehension of 28,337 motorists and generated revenues of P56.6 million in fines. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte speaks before the installation of officers of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. on Jan. 28 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. BING GONZALES
  • HARRISON Paltongan, president of Suntrust Properties Inc., presents the company's One Lakeshore Drive, the residential condominium project at Megaworld's Davao Park District in S.P. Dakudao Loop, Lanang. With him are Megaworld senior vice president Jericho P. Go and Harold C. Geronimo, head of public relations and communication of Megaworld. RENE B. LUMAWAG


Situation in flux

Duterte says everybody should be vigilant
MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte advised the public to be extra careful after the series of bombings in North Cotabato and Zamboanga, as well as the clash between police commandos and Moro guerrillas in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. (more…)

Illegitimate operation

Police superiors, gov’t officials of blundered operation should face justice: Duterte
MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday said he was willing to speak with leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to avoid a repeat of Sunday’s encounter at Mamasapano, Maguindanao, which has killed at least 44 special action force personnel from the Philippine National Police. (more…)

Megaworld on pace to finish multi-billion Davao township

THE DAVAO Park District, the first township development in Mindanao of property (more…)

DMSF can still accept foreign medical enrollees, CHED says

THE COMMISSION on Higher Education (CHED) has clarified that the Davao Medical (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…)

As war drums beat elsewhere, village residents pray for peace

TUKANALIPAO, Mamasapano, Maguindanao – As war drums are beating elsewhere, (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…)

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Home for SAF SPO1 Inocencio

THE BODY of Philippine National Police –Special Action Force member SP01 Lover (more…)

Drug leader plunged to his death

A LEADER of a drug syndicate died after he jumped out of the window of his house fleeing (more…)

University officials face charges at Ombudsman

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman has recommended the filing of criminal charges against (more…)

NGO seeks aid for climate adaptation projects in city

THE PHILIPPINE Miserior Partnership Inc.-Davao Region Cluster (PMPI-DRC) will request (more…)


EDITORIAL| Too much noise

EACH day, we are bombarded by so much noise from the community, workplace, entertainment (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| They did an Apostle Peter act

HOW SHOULD the public rate the performance of the police intelligence insofar as (more…)

COMMENTARY| Mamasapano, the President, and the Bangsamoro Basic Law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – The President has called for a day of mourning for those (more…)


Over 500 join Angels Walk at SM City Davao

IN CELEBRATION of Autism Consciousness Week, the Autism Society Philippines along (more…)

Bangsi (the festival) flying high

MAITUM, Sarangani – The idyllic municipality of Maitum was certainly jovial as it celebrates one of the town’s (more…)

Alsons, Ayala to launch project this year: official

Alcantara led investment company Alsons Development and Investment Co. (Aldevinco) and (more…)

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TOMORROW TV5’s HappyLipinas tour in Cebu,Davao

TV5, THE HAPPY Network on Philippine TV, spreads happiness and good vibes to Kapatids (more…)

Hale starts over

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


SCENE CITY| Arleen San Jose Aportadera @ 60

NEW YEAR celebrations had barely passed when another event gathered (more…)

Warmth and seduction

ROBUSt and earthy, yet sophisticated and hearty—that’s how this year’s color is described. (more…)


No more licenses for fishing due to`red’ grounds: agency

THE BUREAU of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will stop issuing commercial fishing (more…)

Reclamation developers must consider traffic problem – official

COMPANIES that want to develop the Magsaysay Park and the beachline within Bukana (more…)


Knockouts seen in Tibay ng Pinoy VI

EXPECT for knockouts in the inaugural boxing promotion of MP Promotion USA LLC’s (more…)

Duterte lauds CEAP, DACS for empowering the youth

MAYOR Rody Duterte lauded the Catholic Educational Association of the Phils. (CEAP) (more…)

CEAP MINDANAO GAMES| Ateneo Zamboanga pair wins dancesports

THE DYNAMIC tandem of Ronick Decin and Yvonne Napao from Ateneo de Zamboanga (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…)

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…)

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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