• 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
  • IT’S BUSINESS as usual for rice retailers in Bankerohan Public Market amid the scare caused by reports of synthetic rice entering the local market. Government agencies and law enforcement offices are investigating the report. BING GONZALES


Speed limit works

Number of road incidents down by 35% – official
VEHICULAR incidents dropped by more than a third and the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) said the success was due to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s executive order imposing speed limit on roads and national highways. (more…)

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…)

NFA advises public on fake rice scare: Don’t panic yet

THE NATIONAL Food Authority in the region advised the public against panicking as reports of synthetic rice proliferating (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…)

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…)

Latest News

New player affecting drug supply?

THE PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the region confirmed that another big player in the illegal drug trade (more…)

Police flooded with calls over synthetic rice – spokesperson

THE DAVAO City Police Office asked he National Food Authority to hurry along its investigation into the entry (more…)

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…)


EDITORIAL| Respecting the speed limit
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A YEAR since the speed limit was imposed, traffic agencies report that vehicular accidents fell as much (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Quo Vadis VP Binay?

SO THE military finally caught up with ageing New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio Pitao aka Kumander Parago? (more…)

PARADIGM SHIFT| A lesson for Turkey to learn from the Philippines, Part 2

CHAIRMAN Mohaqher Iqbal and several commissioners of the Bangsamoro Transition commission received a high (more…)


My City, My SM, My Cuisine cookbook wins awards

THE MY City, My SM, My Cuisine cookbook recently won two Gourmand World Cookbook Awards during recent ceremonies in Yantai, China. (more…)

Smart backs environment camp for youth

MOBILE LEADER Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) provided connectivity support to the Sea and Earth (more…)

Kadagayaan 2015 opening builds sense of ownership

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


CULTURAL POTPOURRI| Mindanao’s Fabrics of Life @ the Davao Museum

THROUGH the years, the Davao Museum of History and Ethnography has, admirably, (more…)

SCENE CITY| Making City Living easy in Davao City

PHINMA Properties celebrated the blessing of its first sales office in Davao City last (more…)


Mindanao eyed as Halal hub

A LOCAL fund managing company is planning to turn Mindanao into a Halal hub in the country by investing in various projects. (more…)

Bank to add 2 branches in ’16

SECURITY Bank is set to expand in the city with two more branches until the first quarter next year. (more…)


Everball Club tips off with 2nd Conference on June 6

THE EVERBALL Club gets going with its second conference for 2015 on June 6 at the Evergold Gym and Recreation Center. (more…)

Bibat hangs tough as Tabuena, Salvador make move

MICHAEL Bibat stayed in control despite a late double-bogey mishap and a pair of eagle-spiked rounds (more…)

CMO draw first blood, outduels Anflocor in Friendly match opener

CITY Mayors Office turned back Anflocor, 84 – 65, to draw first blood in start of their Friendly Series on Wednesday (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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