• A YOUNG boy joins his mother in prayer at the Tionko football field to celebrate Eid’l Fitr, ending the month-long fasting of Ramadan yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • MUSLIM women hug to greet each other after the prayer at Tionko football field to celebrate Eid’l Fitr which signals the end of the month-long fasting of Ramadan yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • ISLAM faithful supplicates in prayer during the midday worship on the last day of Ramadan. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • MAYOR Paolo Duterte distributes foodstuffs to Muslim communities in time for Ed’l Fit’r celebration. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • ATTY. Randolph “Bong” Parcasio (middle) is among the prominent persons in the front row at the Eid’l Fit’r morning worship at the Agro Football Field. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • WORK halts at the Regional Trial Court as the Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) announces that the rotating power interruption is now two hours after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines reduced its supply to the grid. BING GONZALES
  • CLOSE to a hundred kindergarten children listen intently to a story during the National Children’s Book Reading Day spearheaded by SM Cares Program for Children held at SM City Davao yesterday. The program is part to promote reading among children at the early age. BING GONZALES
  • A YOUNG boy attempts to throw a metal ball during the shot put event as part of the Special Olympics held at University of Southeastern Philippines Wednesday. The event is part of the week-long activity, National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. BING GONZALES
  • DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry city director Edwin Banquerego, along with officers and members of Food Processors Association of Davao City, makes a thumbs up sign to signify that various pasalubong candies are safe for consumption during a press conference Wednesday. BING GONZALES
  • LUMADS and radicals fight off members of the anti-riot police who stormed the gate on Thursday morning in an alleged attempt to rescue the evacuees staying inside the UCCP Haran compound along Fr. Selga Street. BING GONZALES
  • ACTING Mayor Paolo Duterte dialogues with Lumad leaders to help alleviate the tension in a botched rescue attempt to bring the evacuees back to their hometowns after staying at UCCP Haran for three months now. (Right photo) Pirot Malibato (with back to camera) embraces his elderly father in the effort to convince him to come home. BING GONZALES
  • 21st SO KIM CHENG SPORTS AWARDS University of Mindanao President Dr. Guillermo P. Torres Jr. receives the 21st So Kim Cheng Sports Awards Lifetime Achievement Honors in grand rites held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. Also in photo are wife Betsy along with Davao City Sports Council Incorporated President Dexter So and members of the So family – Dexon So, So Peng Kee and Merlene So. BOY LIM
  • UM ATHLETE AWARDEES Tracksters from the University of Mindanao – Sonny Wagdos, April Rose Guiang, coach Harish Ratag and Jezza Cosicol pose for a souvenir shot with University of Mindanao President Dr. Guillermo P. Torres Jr. (2nd from right) during the 21st So Kim Cheng Sports Awards at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. BOY LIM
  • VENDORS try to get inside the jampacked Davao City Recreation Center to attend the food safety handling orientation as part of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's order for them to know the proper way of preparing food they serve to customers. BING GONZALES
  • A POLICE investigator checks the confiscated items including a .45 caliber and grenade detonating devices seized from the arrested four suspects including the alleged NPA Kumander Parago successor, Christopher Rollon. BING GONZALES


Parago’s protege falls?

Arrest of leader another blow to NPA
A COMMUNIST rebel commander, said to be Kumander Parago’s replacement, was arrested in a random police and military checkpoint yesterday at 12 noon in Calinan District. (more…)

Pnoy’s last report

Mindanao hardly mentioned in speech
Mindanao remains at the fringes in the priority list of President Benigno S. Aquino III during his last State of the Nation Address yesterday. (more…)

More vendors attend food safety training

THE CITY government will be conducting another round of lectures on safe food handling following an unexpected (more…)

Pres. Aquino gets lukewarm rating

THE LACK of concrete programs against crime earned President Benigno Simeon Aquino III a seven (more…)

Underground cable system finished in August: Quitain

CITY Administrator Melchor Quitain said the Davao Light and Power Company is hoping to finish (more…)

Councilors still unclear on Haran fiasco probe

THE CITY council is still on the fence about conducting an independent probe on the violence that occurred (more…)

What our local executives say

I give Pnoy a 6 or 7. His fight against graft and corruption, maganda yun. Kaya lang, the way I look at it, (more…)

2 monitor lizards confiscated at Davao International Airport

A CARGO containing two juvenile monitor lizards (Varanus indicus) were recently confiscated by the Department (more…)

Latest News

Council defers to WMC on two proposed water projects

THE COMMITTEE chair of energy at the city council said it would be up to the Watershed Management (more…)

DepEd assures public school canteens ‘properly screened’

NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley – The regional medical officer of the Department of Education assured (more…)

Campaign to tap youth power to spark climate change awareness

A CAMPAIGN was launched yesterday with hopes of leading the youth’s strong online engagement to (more…)

Cops must always exercise maximum tolerance: Danao

THE CITY police director yesterday said that maximum tolerance should have been adopted by the anti-riot (more…)


GUEST EDITORIAL| Pres. Aquino’s silence on Human Rights

MOMENTS after Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III finished his final State of the Nation (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Who’re really behind the anti-aerial spraying

WE AGREE fully with our good friend Stephen Antig, Executive Director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters (more…)

Sixth SONA 2015: Narrative of PNoy Term

MANY women and men in the official family of President Noy Aquino are our colleagues in the feminist (more…)


12 CSOs benefit in DOLE’s grant

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte —TWELVE Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) here were made the beneficiaries (more…)

Pilmico steps up program in Mindanao

PILMICO Foods Corporation, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., is ramping up (more…)

Glan BFP joins NDRRMC’s campaign

GLAN, Sarangani – The Glan Fire Office has responded to the call of the National Disaster Risk Reduction (more…)

Today's Print Issue



Mission Impossible 5 at GMall
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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens at Gaisano Mall Cinemas (Davao, Toril and Tagum) on Thursday, simultaneous with its US release.To open on Wednesday are indie horror (more…)

Davao talents harvest awards at WCOPA
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IT WAS A harvest of awards by Davaoeño talents at the prestigious World (more…)


SCENE CITY| Wine Appreciation with Brett Tolhurst

SOUTH Australia has always occupied a special spot in our heart, ever since we performed (more…)

FREEZE| Australian Wine Appreciation with BRETT TOLHURST ICHEF DAVAO

ICHEF (Institute of International Culinary & Hospitality Entrepren (more…)


P2.62 billion in infra projects for Region 11 recorded in 1Q

THE PHILIPPINE Statistics Authority (PSA) recorded P2.620 billion worth of construction projects in (more…)

Action vs Sasa port project urged

THE CITY council and the Regional Development Council (RDC) should immediately make a move to press (more…)


Goldstar Hardwar best US Sports Ambassadors, 79-74

GOLDSTAR Hardware leaned on their vast experience to best a youthful laden US Sports Ambassadors, 79-74 (more…)

2nd Abreeza Kadayawan Open volleyfest opens Aug. 2

THE SECOND edition of the Kadayawan Open Volleyball tournament reels off this August 2 athe Abreeza Mall open parking lot. (more…)

Tibay ng Pinoy IX: Clash of the Orient at SM Davao Annex Aug. 14

UNDEFEATED boxer Jay-Ar “The Hitman” Inson of Davao City fights Indonesian Victor Mausul for the vacant (more…)


Torres makes stirring sweep in Touring Car
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WILLIE Torres (right) and the country’s best race car builder Engineer Mato Tan (more…)

Onahon shines in Suzuki Asian Challenge DC leg

THE SUZUKI Asian Challenge kicked with its second leg last weekend with more than 20 riders using (more…)

Shell holds Advance Youth Cup DC leg

THE SHELL Advance Youth Cup 2015 opened its race season and the search for the next top rider to compete (more…)

Science & Technology

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…)

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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