• MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte talks to students from various countries who are having their cross-cultural internship study under the exchange program during their brief meeting in downtown hotel. BING GONZALES
  • FATHERS protect their children from the rain while picking them up from school. The weather bureau, Pag-asa, advises the public to pack their umbrellas and raincoats for the wet days ahead. BING GONZALES
  • FISHERMEN take time to repair their nets while berthing at the Davao Fish Port Complex following the three-month fishing ban in Davao Gulf as part of the joint administrative order establishing a closed season for the conservation of small pelagic fish from June to August. BING GONZALES
  • THE THREE-day 12th Mindanao Culinary Festival at SM Lanang Premier opens Thursday. From left, SM Supermalls Mindanao marketing assistant vice president Russel Alaba; Department of Tourism operations chief Eden Larano-David; Councilor Marissa Abella; Davao Tourism Association president Sally San Jose; Regional Tourism Council president Mary Ann Montemayor and Pastry Alliance of the Philippines vice president Chef James Antolin. BING GONZALES
  • CHEFS Dan Basilio, Buddy Trinidad and Jackie Ang Po judge the pastry competition of the 12th Mindanao Culinary Festival at SM Lanang Premier. BING GONZALES
  • PROSPECTIVE buyers check the latest equipment in food industry during the three-day World Food Expo Mindanao held at the SMX convention. BING GONZALES
  • FORMER PNP Regional Intelligence Unit XI chief Sr. Supt. Leonardo Felonia together with his lawyer Caesar Europa is heavily escorted out from the Regional Trial Court after appearing in Branch 16 of Judge Emmanuel Carpio Friday afternoon. Felonia was implicated in the killing of businessman Richard King. BING GONZALES
  • NEW MULTI-PURPOSE vehicles are blessed by Father Bong Gonzaga which will soon be assigned to various police precincts, Mobile Patrol Group and 911 K9 units in a simple ceremony yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • 10TH INFANTRY Division commander Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año (4th from right) says he is 101 percent sure that New People’s Army Pulang Bagani Command leader Leoncio Pitao alias Kumander Parago who has a P5.6 million bounty is the one killed in the encounter operated by Task Force Minion of the 10th Infantry Division during a presscon yesterday. With Año is Eastern Mindanao Command commander Lt. Gen. Aurelio Baladad, 4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao and Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao commander Commodore Rafael Mariano. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respect to Leoncio Pitao alias Kumander Parago of the New People’s Army as he visits the wake in Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes Monday evening. Duterte says the comrades of Parago can visit their fallen leader as long as they have no pending arrest warrants. BING GONZALES
  • DAVAO City Police Office director, Sr. Supt. Vicente Danao Jr., and City Agriculturist Roselio Tabay discuss measures on the issue of synthetic rice after Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered an investigation into the matter. BING GONZALES
  • SUSPECTING that the rice she bought in Mintal Public market was a fake, Marivic Saldo of Barangay Sto Niño, Tugbok District shows to personnel of Mintal Police Precinct the sample for record purposes. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte presents to media Rosam Giger, suspected killer of architect John Riz Fortuna who was accompanied by businessman Sammy Uy and lawyer Nestor Fernancez. RENE B. LUMAWAG


Vigilance on rice

Grains retailers group on the look out for fake rice
THE CONFEDERATION of Grains Retailers’ Associations of the Philippines Inc. (Grecon) has made steps to police their ranks through a memo instructing retailers to be on the look out for the reported fake rice as this could be “economic sabotage.” (more…)

Plastic rice alert

Agencies scurry to trace source of ‘fake rice’ in R-11
TWO GOVERNMENT agencies are now working together to trace the source of the synthetic rice reportedly purchased from a retailer by a family in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. (more…)

Officer: truck torched by armed men not retaliation

UNIDENTIFIED armed men torched a truck owned by a piggery farm on in Purok 3, at the boundary of barangays (more…)

NPA reprisal after Parago’s death? Police and army insist city’s secure

THE DAVAO City Police Office and Task Force Davao are on high alert over fears of New People’s Army (more…)

Felonia: help me mayor

THE POLICE colonel accused of masterminding the murder of a prominent businessman here made a last-ditch attempt (more…)

More reports of ‘fake’ rice surface

THE NATIONAL Food Authority is growing increasingly worried over the entry of synthetic rice (more…)

Rave party organizer to get 100% tax exemption?

A PROPOSED ordinance will give 100% tax exemption to events organizer Spectrum for its Kadayawan Invasion this August 21. (more…)

All about oil

HOW much do we know about the fried food that we put in our mouths? The convenience of having fried food takes a toll on our community’s health and sanitation when we found out that frying—and the business around it—is not as easy and as simple as the instructions in recipe books. There are cooking methods that help the business take off but at the expense of human health. Then there are manners of disposal—is (more…)

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School for Lumads get permit, but students won’t be returning

DESPITE the issuance of school permits for the Indigenous schools in Davao del Norte and Compostella Valley, Lumads (more…)

Soldier arrest alleged bomb maker of NPA

AN ALLEGED explosives specialist of the New People’s Army was arrested by troops under the 28th Infantry Battalion (more…)

Alternative medicine group wants bigger policing powers

A DAVAO-BASED group is lobbying for a separate division from the Department of Health to alternative medicines (more…)

Taxi driver nabbed in drug bust

A TAXI driver was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by the elements of San Pedro Police at Matina Gravahan, (more…)


EDITORIAL| Rave party and safety of revelers
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WITH the Kadayawan fast approaching, organizers are lining up events that would (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| A grim K to 12 backlash

SO THERE is that bill in the Lower House seeking for the allocation of a budget for 2017 to cover the so-called (more…)

TIMESMAN| NPA “Parago”, as I know him

NEW PEOPLE’S ARMY Leoncio Pitao alias Commander Parago and leader of the Pulang Bagani Command I operating (more…)


Kadagayaan 2015 opening builds sense of ownership

 DAVAO del Norte – The Kadagayaan Festival 2015 kicked off on Wednesday building up the peoples (more…)

Fantastic food at SM Lanang Premier

A NUMBER of awe-inspiring foodie events you’d never want to miss are all set this June at SM Lanang Premier. (more…)

The starter’s guide to energy conservation commitment

HEAR the wedding bells ring and see lovely brides walk down the aisle; it is the wedding month of June, folks! (more…)

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TERMINATOR Genisys leads the new movies releases at Gaisano Mall Cinemas this week. Music movies — the choir drama Boychoir, the romantic The Breakup Playlist and the Scorpions concert movie Forever and (more…)

SM rolls out Green Film Festival anew
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SM Supermalls will once again offer a free screening of environment-themed films for elementary and high school students in SM and Waltermart (more…)


SCENE CITY| Earning points to fly free on Cebu Pacific’s GetGo

GONE are the days when one waits for retirement benefits to be able to travel to dream (more…)

WANDERLUST| Tricity driving hits Davao roads

FIFTY-eight percent of motorcycles in the world are found in the Asia Pacific as well as in the Southern and Eastern Asia regions. In first world countries, they are deemed a luxury good, used for recreation and (more…)


Halal law amendment pushed

COUNCILOR Maria Belen Sunga-Acosta has proposed that establishments that want to be certified as offering (more…)

Delay in hike zonal rates backed

THE DAVAO City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) has supported the request of the city council (more…)


Bibat sizzles with solid 64, leads Aunzo by 1

MICHAEL Bibat relived his fling with the Rancho Palos Verdes layout where he recorded his maiden victory two years ago, (more…)

All set for 3rd Davao Monthly Chess at NCCC

THE STAGE is all set for the third leg of the 2015 Davao Monthly Chess Challenge which reels off this July 4 at the NCCC Mall (more…)

Local aces favored as ICTSI Palos Verdes unwraps

TONY Lascuña, Jay Bayron and Miguel Tabuena brace for an early shootout in the featured flight kicking off the P1.5 million (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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