• MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a press conference to present the four suspects in the abduction of an Indian national Jerry-Singh, Bobby Onin, Noel Onin and Josephine Onas last Friday. At left is rescued kidnap victim Indian national Malih Jaspar Singh. BING GONZALES
  • AN EMPLOYEE of the Bureau of Internal Revenue holds out the sign to serve as guidance for taxpayers who flocked the regional office to beat the deadline of the annual filing of income tax return today. BING GONZALES
  • SCENE of the Crime Operatives gather evidence at the crime scene as the body of robbery suspect Dominador A. Acas Jr. can be seen at the background. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte and PNP Civil Security Group director Melito Mabilin observe as personnel of the License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) Office work on the firearm licensing during the blessing and turnover of equipment at Camp Quintin Merecido last Tuesday. BING GONZALES
  • THE HORIZON of Davao Gulf is gilded with the sun's rays at the break of day. Photograph taken from Panabo City Mariculture Park. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • THE OWNER puts his name on the allocated space after his house was razed by the April 1 fire in Brgy. 23-C. The city government is helping the residents build up the community again as construction for the access road will start soon. BING GONZALES
  • THIS protester demands for the dismantling of paramilitary groups as the group Karadyawan stages a picket in front of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples regional office on Thursday. BING GONZALES
  • YOUNGSTERS beat the summer heat by diving from Bangkerohan Bridge, Davao City on Monday, 13 April 2015. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano
  • MAYOR Rodrigo R.Duterte exchange pleasantries with Peter Laurel, president, Lyceum of the Philippines Univrsity-Batangas, during its 48th Commencement Exercises , morning session, in Batangas City on Friday. RENE B. LUMAWAG
  • DEPARTMENT of Social Workers and Development-XI regional director Priscilla Razon posts the Listahanan or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction stickers on a passenger jeepney. The database identifies poor families nationwide as potential beneficiaries of government assistance. BING GONZALES
  • WORKERS salvage materials from two collapsed electric poles when their wires were dragged by a cement mixer which rendered the Shrine Hills road impassable to motorists on April 17. No one was hurt in the incident. BING GONZALES
  • REGIONAL Peace and Order Council chairman Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with Davao del Norte Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario and Police Regional Office XI director Chief Supt. Wendy Rosario in meeting with local government officials from Davao del Norte, PNP and AFP the security plans for the Palarong Pambansa next month during the safety and security meeting at provincial government center yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • DAVAO team archers do practice at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex preparing themselves in time for the Palarong Pambansa 2015 next month. BING GONZALES
  • WORKERS fast-track installing equipment for the shot put at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in time for the Palarong Pambansa 2015 next month. BING GONZALES
  • DAVAO DEL NORTE Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, DILG regional director Wilhelm Suyko and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, chair of the Regional Peace and Order-XI, during Monday's closed-door safety and security meeting for the Palarong Pambansa 2015 next month. BING GONZALES
  • ALLAN Lodroniu, president of 117 Farmers Association, presents to the councilors a map of the area as the group is questioning the site of the sports complex. BING GONZALES
  • CLAIMANTS who are affected in the proposed sports complex in UP Mindanao in Mintal, Tugbok District observe the proceedings as councilors discuss the ordinance on the memorandum of understanding between Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and university officials that was approved on second reading on Tuesday. BING GONZALES


‘Help us mayor’

Wife of ‘NPA bomb-maker’ asks Duterte to intercede in suspect’s case
THE WIFE of alleged ‘bomb-maker’ for the New People’s Army asked for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s intercession, insisting her husband is innocent of the crime. (more…)

Job well done

Davao cops awarded for rescue of abducted Indian
PERSONNEL from Davao City Police Office received an award yesterday from Davao Police Regional (more…)

1,000 security forces blanket Palaro event in Davao Norte

OVER a thousand security forces will be deployed starting next week for the week-long Palarong Pambansa 2015 (more…)

Committee on rules to present report on sports complex MOA

THE COMMITTEE on rules and privileges will again try to submit the report on the proposed memorandum (more…)

EO forming 2015 Kadayawan execom released yesterday

THE EXECUTIVE committee in charge of organizing the Kadayawan Festival 2015 was formally constituted through (more…)

Why is there no PNP chief until now? Mayor asks DILG’s Roxas

MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte has asked Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas to provide (more…)

34 Lumads finish Anthropology

TEDURAY timuay Alim Bandara, speaking during yesterday’s commencement exercise at the University (more…)

Cloudseeding needed – CAO

THE CITY Agriculturist’s Office has asked the Department of Agriculture for a cloudseeding over Davao City, (more…)

Latest News

One step nearer for sports complex as ordinance okayed on 2nd reading

AFTER almost a month of delay, the city council passed on second reading the ordinance granting authority to (more…)

Escape tracked down, arrested in DavOr town

AN ESCAPED prisoner was arrested by elements of Sta. Ana Police Precinct after a manhunt operation on (more…)

Disaster management center receives resource materials

THE CITY Disaster Risk Reduction and Management office (CDRRMO) became the first in Mindanao to open its own (more…)

Active participation of community needed to stop drug menace: cop

THE DAVAO City Police Office urged barangay units to collaborate with the authorities to curb the (more…)


EDITORIAL| Clearing the road to peace

ONE YEAR ago, on April 20, 2014, the Bangsamoro Transition Commission finished the draft of the Bangsamoro (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| The early birds in the Senate race

THIS early we already know who are aspiring to run for the Senate in the coming 2016 elections. We can gauge (more…)

LOUD WHISPER| College professors to be hired for Grades 11 to 12

AS A RESULT of the full implementation of K to 12 program by virtue of R.A. 10533 (Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013) (more…)


Smart subscriber from Laguna wins grand prize in ‘Load More, Live More’

SMART Communications, Inc. (Smart), in partnership with retail giant The SM Store, recently awarded 42-year old (more…)

PBSP’s iFLY training on workplace Health, a useful guide for companies

WITH the increase in health risks faced by employees, more companies are seeing the need for health programs (more…)

“Usahay” composer’s original version: Because “love is always, not just sometimes”

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews) — Noemi Raymundo Ortega was a majorette at the Davao Central Institute in Toril (more…)

Today's Print Issue




Yam Laranas’ next film set for a foreign release

DAVAOEÑO Yam Laranas’ upcoming horror film is set for international release again. Film actress Tippy Dos Santos told entertainment (more…)

Online strategy game debuts in Davao City

MAATA Games, a game development company founded and originally based in Netherlands, just launched their first game, (more…)


Finding common ground: five Davaoeño artists share one vision for an art exhibit

STAGING an art exhibit with well refined oeuvres in different media may seem confusing and disorienting (more…)

CULTURAL POTPOURRI| Hong Kong’s Chef Sunny Cheng @ Lotus Court
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 “MY AMBITION in life was to become a fireman,” so revealed Hong Kong’s (more…)


Start of nickel project in DavOr eyed

THE LONG wait for the operations of the nickel project in Davao Oriental may be over as the Mines and Geosciences (more…)

2 big projects to start soon: NEDA

THE TWO big ticket projects in the city are expected to start soon, the regional office of National Economic (more…)


World boxing champ gets city recognition

REIGNING International Boxing Organization (IBO) world super flyweight champion Rey “Hitman” Loreto finally (more…)

THE SIXTH MAN| DAVAO’S DIAMANTE An afternoon with student-athlete Jed Diamante

IN MY previous articles, I kept on mentioning the name of Noli Ayo, Ateneo De Davao’s Sports Director. (more…)


MEMBERS of SCOOP Matina Enclaves – Marlon Gayog of I-FM, Neil Bravo and Jeff Sepulveda of The Edge (more…)


Aguilar, MotoX Davao in ‘Araw’ Motocross

MOTOCROSS superstar Glenn Aguilar of Las Pinas, Manila and the crowd-favorite MotoX Davao team will be seeing action (more…)

Drifttech’s Landcruiser is DC’s loudest
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LIVING up with its group’s slogan “Be Loud, Be Clear, team Drifttech’s Toyota Landcruiser owned by (more…)

UM joins Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2015

TEAM University of Mindanao Eco-Marathon will parade its first ever car entry – LUMAD (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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