• 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
  • ALLEGED Kumander Parago successor Christopher Rollon (left), along with Mike Capito (middle) and Ranie Ninal, is moved to another room at the Davao City Police Office after their arrest in Calinan poblacion Tuesday noon by the police and military. Rollon has a pending warrant of arrest for robbery and attempted murder. BING GONZALES
  • MEDICAL team of the Ateneo De Davao University carry the “victim” to safe grounds during the earthquake drill along Roxas Boulevard yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • PHILIPPINE Coast Guard (PCG) personnel transfer a mock victim from a rubber dingy onto one of the Coast Guard's vessels, turned into a floating hospital, during an earthquake drill in Manila Bay. The drill aimed to raise the public's awareness of the dangers of a strong earthquake, and to help rescue workers and the local government know how to properly respond in anticipation of a massive quake that may hit the Metro Manila area. The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many of Earth's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. AFP PHOTO
  • A MEMBER of the army’s elite Scout Ranger stoically stands amid the gunfire during the confident firing session at the opening of the 1st Davao Counter Terrorist Challenge held at Task Force Davao yesterday. Competition highlights are bus assault, explosive ordnance disposal and K9. BING GONZALES
  • THE 11 candidates representing their respective tribes for the Hiyas sa Kadayawan next month were presented to the media yesterday. Far left, Floramea Manyawron, Ata; Wenalie Ivy Atan, Bagobo-Tagabawa; Aj Ruth Sumandang, Ovu Manuvu; Rechel Dumalag, Matigsalog; Michelle Ansal, Bagobo-Klata; Haida Dawn Ainin, Sama; Myra Calihim, Kagan, Sitti Sara Sakkam, Tausug; Haifa Rica Bansilan, Maguindanaon; Almaida Casanguan Agasor, Iranun and Fatima Jaheema Malatus, Maranao.BING GONZALES


Duterte as prophet

Mayor predicts Alan Cayetano as LP bet for VP
MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte said he predicts outgoing Senator Alan Peter Cayetano to be the Liberal Party’s candidate for vice president following the formal endorsement of President Benigno S. Aquino III of its presidential candidate, Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. (more…)

How safe are you at parties?

IF YOU’RE a parent, chances are, your kids might already be asking for permission that they be allowed to party this Kadayawan. And when your kids say “party” they mean attending those massive scale electronic dance music (EDM) festivals that are being hyped up in social media. (more…)

Comelec: Poll spending cap for candidates impractical

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) is proposing an increase in the campaign spending limits of candidates (more…)

DSWD, police point fingers at each other on Haran row

THE DEPARTMENT of Social Welfare and Development denied giving the order for the police to storm the gate (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…)

Alleged NPAs face criminal charges

FOUR members of the New People’s Army (NPA), including an alleged high ranking official, faced criminal charges before (more…)

Aug. 24 is a holiday

THE CITY government declared Aug. 24, the beginning of the Kadayawan festival, as a special non-working (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…)

Latest News

Mayor opens 20 new positions for CHO’s sanitary inspectors

MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte announced yesterday that the city government will be getting 20 additional sanitary inspectors (more…)

Truck drivers told: Mow down robbers posing as ‘soldiers’

MAYOR Rodrigo R. Duterte’s advice to truck drivers being pulled by soldiers during random inspections? “Run them over.” (more…)

Two army ‘informants’ allegedly killed by NPA

TWO ALLEGED military informants were shot to death by alleged members of of the New People’s Army (more…)

4 rebels surrender

FOUR MEMBERS of the New People’s Army, including a minor, surrendered to soldiers in Sitio Patil, Barangay (more…)


EDITORIAL| First step

THE ELECTION season has started – although politicians started campaigning a day after (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Eliminate subsidies in electricity sector?

SOME weeks back a friend told us that a middle management employee of a new company, during an unguarded conversation, (more…)

EDITORIAL| Adaptation for food sustainability
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THE CHANGING climate is more visible in agriculture where the extreme weather changes directly affect the harvest. (more…)


Bucket Shrimps offers birthday, wedding and debut packages

MAKE those important events matter and special occasions unforgettable at Bucket Shrimps, Davao’s latest (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…)

Today's Print Issue



2 cosplayers are from Davao Pinas to send first ever delegates to World Cosplay Summit in Japan

HERO TV, who is celebrating its 10th year, sent off the Hero Faceoff 2015 winners for the World Cosplay (more…)

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…)


WANDERLUST| Singapore celebrates Jubilee Year with great deals

AS SINGAPORE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, its tourism and promotions (more…)

SCENE CITY| Rotary Club of Central Davao holds 40th Induction of Officers

BUBBLY and excited, lady president Thelma Reyes-Ching was greeting everyone (more…)


Cacao double-up program launched

IN THEIR desire to reach the goal of 100,000 metric-ton cacao production goal by 2020, different national (more…)

Services sector up 8.3% in `14

THE SERVICE sector grew by 8.3% last year as most of its subsectors generated positive improvement compared (more…)


Matina Enclaves hoopfest Ateneo eyes finals seats
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GOING FOR THE HOOP Ateneo’s Joachim Weill (with ball) goes for a basket as teammate Ion Angeles (more…)

Back-to-back wins for Edsans Sports Tailoring

EDSANS Sports Tailoring scored two straight wins on its previous outing to improve to a 2-2 win-loss card at (more…)

PCBF Reg’l elims in Davao Aug. 20

THE PHILIPPINE Committee on Bodybuilding and Fitness (PCBF) is staging its first Mindanao Regional Men’s (more…)


Phoenix Hot August Races set Aug. 22-23
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Mark Cruz of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines (with mike) briefs the local sports media on the coming (more…)

Torres tops Yokohama GT 2nd leg
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SPORTS-businessman Willie Torres of W-Autosports Racing bagged his second straight triumph in the premier GT300 (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…)

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…)


MOTLEY| Auntie Sising: Our inspiration for kindness and humility

DR. CASILDA “Sising” Aparis, Doctor of Education, the Assistant Director of the UM Fitness & Wellness Centre, (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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