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Busted businesses

BOC seizes P60 million worth of fake beauty products

THE BUREAU of Customs (BOC) has recently confiscated P60 million worth of counterfeit beauty and skin care products in four different businesses in the city. (more…)

Trading accusations

Teenager killed in combat trigger word war between army and NPA

THE KARAPATAN-SOUTHERN Mindanao Region accused the military of twisting the events leading to the death of an alleged teen Red fighter in a reported clash in Astorga, Sta. Cruz. Davao del Sur. (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

Davao region hits double-digit growth

THE REGION’S economy reached a double-digit growth for the first time, hitting 10.9% last year from 9.5% in 2016. (more…)

11 fugitives arrested in simultaneous operations

ELEVEN persons with warrants of arrest were collared by authorities during the simultaneous conduct of “Oplan Kalinaw” in different areas of the city around 6 a.m. yesterday. (more…)

Council OKs renewal of San Juan sister city deal

DAVAO City and San Juan will renew their sister city ties. (more…)

New AFP chief’s marching order: lick corruption from entire force

THE EASTERN Mindanao Command threw its support behind the order of the new chief of staff, Lt. Gen Carlito Galvez Jr., to stamp out corruption in the entire armed forces. (more…)

Opinion

Editorial | Peace is a journey

WORKING for peace is perhaps a never ending quest way past our lifetime. It is a dream that burns in the hearts of many who have made it their life’s ‘reason for being.’ It is an uncertain journey that sometimes lead to a dead end and often requires a leap of faith to see beyond the abyss of despair and hopelessness. Such is the case of the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. (more…)

Rough Cuts | Issues that require expert handling

THE street drama that unfolded late last week at a section of Quezon Blvd. specifically at Barangay 26-C in Davao City actually has more to it in the inside than what can be seen on the surface. (more…)

Family Matters | Success of one, success of all

IT had been five years when Jessibel Kilam stepped into our house. A very quiet girl about 17 years old from the mountain tribe of Kiblawan. She came to stay in our house being the niece of our house help. Something about her determined look made us engage to know her better. Her grandfather was the chieftain of the Blaan Tribe. (more…)

Community

Cotabato Light: Going beyond power

WHEN the Aboitiz group acquired Cotabato Light and Power Company some 83 years ago, part of the package was a facility that was and still is part of the fabric of the Cotabato community-the ice plant. (more…)

DavOr’s abaca industry to get boost, bares report

DAVAO ORIENTAL — The Provincial Government which has set ambitious targets to increase and improve the province’s abaca production is now complementing efforts with the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) for programs set to give the local abaca industry a boost.
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DCHHS Filipino-Chinese Community celebrates Lunar Chinese New Year

SINCE the start of February, the Filipino-Chinese community of Davao has prepared for the Lunar Chinese New Year on Feb. 16. As an annual tradition, the oldest Chinese School in the city- the Davao Chong Hua High School (formerly known as Davao Central High School) (more…)

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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

Scene City | Cebu Pacific marks 10th Anniversary of Davao as its Mindanao hub

CEBU Pacific marks the 10th anniversary of Davao as its Mindanao hub, with the commitment to continually help promote the region as an attractive destination for the leisure and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (Mice) tourist markets. (more…)

Cultural Potpourri | Celebrating the Pinoy Artistry of Aranaz with Plains & Prints @ Chimes

IT WAS IN 1999 when three artistic and entrepreneurial women banded together and established “Aranaz.” Aranaz, their fashion label, made a name for itself in no time after being recognized in utilizing exotic prints matched with Pinoy impeccable craftsmanship in the creation of beautiful modern bags. In the almost two decades of its fashion existence, Aranaz has truly made its mark in the production of high fashion Filipino bags. (more…)

Business

Chinese firms seen to invest in the city

THE Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) is expecting more Chinese companies locating in the city after its government decided to put up a consulate here. (more…)

Wastewater filter system to be built in the city: exec

TO TREAT wastewater in the city’s slaughterhouse, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will set up a filter system this year. (more…)

Sports

Cherifer PGM-Southshield FC bags U-12 title in Del Monte Football Cup

TEAM Cherifer PGM-Southshield Football Club outplayed Central Mindanao University Football Club in a thrilling penalty shoot-out, 2-1 to crown themselves as the 2018 Del Monte Football Cup U-12 champions played recently in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. (more…)

11 teams enter final 32 in SBP Regl. 3-on-3

SOME 11 barangay-based teams earned their respective slots to the final 32 roster of the 2018 SBP Regional 3-on-3 Barangay Tatluhan U-18 Liga ng mga Barangay after eliminations held yesterday at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras gym). (more…)

13th Pomelo Tee Open tees off

SOME 200 parbusters or more are expected to show their wares when the tenth edition of the Pomelo Tee Invitational golf tournament tees off today at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in nearby Indangan, Mandug. (more…)

Motoring

Mata, Bayhon head Araw Motocross winners

FAST-RISING rider Abu Mata and seasoned Ralph Bayhon head the list of winners on last Sunday’s 81st Araw ng Dabaw Motocross Championships held at the Moto X Farm in Barangay Langub, this city. (more…)

The Racing Line opens 6th Indoor Karting branch at SM City Davao

THE RACING Line yesterday opened its newest indoor karting branch at the second floor of the SM City Davao Annex Building. (more…)

Honda PH president: Big bike launch timing is perfect

Honda Philippines president Daiki Mihara is now smiling from ear to ear. He knows he had just made an indelible mark on the 40-year history of the reputable Japanese motorcycle company in the country. (more…)

Science & Technology

Not another social media reminder

IF THERE’S one thing that we’ve learned from social media after this year’s presidential elections, it’s that our lives offline are more intertwined with our lives online–no matter how deep or shallow interactions are. (more…)

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…)

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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