• DANCERS perform for the opening of Hudyakaan sa Kadayawan. Today, the weeklong Kadayawan festivities will officially kick off at Rizal Park. BING GONZALES
  • DILG Secretary Mar Roxas stresses programs for Mindanao during his meeting with different civil society organizations held at Bistro Rosario Restaurant last Friday. BING GONZALES
  • PERFORMS from Madayaw Cultural Ensemble in preliminary round of Sayaw Mindanaw as one of the official activities of Kadayawan Festival held at the Davao City Recreation Center. The 10 competing groups will have the final showcase today. BING GONZALES
  • PANTUYAN National High School performers from Caraga, Davao Oriental in preliminary round of Sayaw Mindanaw as one of the official activities of Kadayawan Festival held at the Davao City Recreation Center. The 10 competing groups will have the final showcase today. BING GONZALES
  • INFORMATION Technology and Business Process Association of the Phils. executive director Genny Marcial discusses the information technology and business process management outlook in preparation for ASEAN integration during the BPO Developers Forum held DAMOSA IT Park yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • SILEK band from Tampakan, South Cotabato dances to their own composition during the Tunog Mindanaw with 10 groups competing held at San Pedro Street, Tuesday night. BING GONZALES
  • CHANGEABLE color led lights beams at the cable lines in the newly constructed pipe bridge of the Davao City Water District between the two Gov. Generoso bridges. This is the newest night attraction of the city. BING GONZALES
  • LUMAD men show their strength in Osoroy, or tug of war, as five indigenous tribes compete in 13 games for the Tribal Games held at People’s Park Thursday to form part of the Kadayawan festivity. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte dances the “Twerk it like Miley” with backup dancers and councilors behind during the opening of Kadayawan festival yesterday evening. BING GONZALES
  • FLORAL float from Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr. Central Elementary School gets the grand prize in the alternative category during the floral float parade to culminate the week-long Kadayawan festival on Sunday. BING GONZALES
  • THE EAGLES highlight this float from Kisan Lu Lands which bags the grand prize in the traditional category in the culminating activity of the week-long Kadayawan festival Sunday. BING GONZALES
  • NEWLY crowned Hiyas sa Kadayawan Floramea Manyawron of the Ata tribe (center) and her court, AJ Ruth Sumandang of Obu-Manuvu (right) and Michelle Ansal of Bagobo-Klata flash their smiles during the Kadayawan floral float parade on Sunday. BING GONZALES
  • A SOLDIER from Task Force Davao checks a passenger van at their check point in Barangay Sirawan, Toril district continue on heightened security measures all throughout with the approaching “Ber” months. BING GONZALES
  • A HUGE tarpaulin is tacked at Rizal Park in time for the big rally tomorrow, Aug. 28. Punong Barangay Mar Masanguid estimates that the rally is expected to draw around 200,000 supporters from around the country. BING GONZALES
  • ROXAS Avenue comes alive at dusk due to the night market with vendors selling various goods, food and even massage therapists offering their services. City Demolition Unit chief Yusop Jimlani earlier said the city earns P2.2 million from the night market in the first seven months of 2015. BING GONZALES
  • CITY Transport and Traffic Management Office chief Rhodelio Poliquit cites the need to purchase four towing vehicles to address illegal parking which contribute to the congestion. He is one of the guests during the iSpeak forum Thursday. BING GONZALES
  • REGIONAL police spokesperson, Sr. Supt. Antonio Rivera, admits that the gun taken from a rebel suspect used to belong to a cop. The PNP is now trying to recover the serial number to determine the owner, and file a case if necessary. Rivera is a guest at the AFP-PNP media forum at Royal Mandaya Hotel Wednesday. At right is DCPO spokesperson Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz. BING GONZALES
  • LAWMAKERS huddle while tackling water management issues during the regular session on Tuesday. RENE B. LUMAWAG


Taxis warned

P10 flagdown discount rate still in effect: LTFRB-XI
THE REGIONAL office of Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) has warned five taxi operators for allegedly failing to post the notice informing passengers of the P10 discount on flagdown rate. (more…)

Massive support

Dabawenyos root for Duterte as president
A SURVEY conducted by a research institute found that 8 in 10 Dabawenyos would vote for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte if ever he decides to run for the presidency. (more…)

Gridlock seen in rally of RRD’s supporters today

TRAFFIC officials might closed some roads to manage the expected gridlock caused by the scheduled rally of the Duterte (more…)

UCCP-Davao chides Haran bishop on ‘militants’ alliance

ONE OF the local churches of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) has questioned the (more…)

Police: No crimes by minors despite lifting curfew in Kadayawan

THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) went easy on the implementation of the curfew during the Kadayawan festivities, (more…)

PNoy signs law to convert DRH into a medical center

TAGUM CITY – President Benigno Aquino III has signed a law converting the Davao Regional Hospital (more…)

Another police-issued gun ends up in hands of suspect

THE DAVAO Police Regional Office-XI is now tracing the owner of the PNP-issued firearm confiscated (more…)

Steep drop in case by minors noted

A DRASTIC decrease in the number of reported cases of vagrancy and theft among minors was reported (more…)

Latest News

Consolidation of properties into bigger estates proposed

LANDOWNERS say a model used by the Malaysian Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA) (more…)

Man slain

A TRADER allegedly shot dead his business partner due to their conflict in their partnership Thursday evening in Canada (more…)

Food safety orientation to be held anew: official

ANOTHER food safety orientation for street vendors will be conducted next week. (more…)

Tow trucks eyed vs wrong parking

THE CITY is eyeing to acquire tow trucks to be able to deal with the increasing number of vehicles parked in the wrong areas. (more…)


EDITORIAL| Beating the stigma of HiV/AIDS

CONSIDER this: In yesterday’s region-wide HIV/AIDS summit, Department of Health regional (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| The pitfall in the Duterte strategy

WE ARE elated to hear that we have some companies in our assertion that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is adopting (more…)

MY TURN| Senior Citizen’s Diet

I RETIRED from government service in 2006 at age 65. Now I realize that actor Dean Martin was correct when he said (more…)


19-year old beauty from Midsayap crowned Mutya ng North Cot 2015

Kidapawan City– Jeanebeth B. Sedavia, a stunningly beautiful 19-year old graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology (more…)

Ata Manobo: A Listahanan hero

PALMA GIL, Talaingod, Davao Del Norte -My roots and culture will never hinder me from improving my life and that of my family’s,” (more…)

School moderators, students join DCWD’s GAD and envi forum

FOURTEEN school moderators and 11 student leaders from different high schools all over the city participated in a forum (more…)

Today's Print Issue



Tagum-based Kuntaw Mindanao represents Pinas in Uzbekistan gig
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A MINDANAON performing group will be flying to Uzbekistan to represent the country in one of (more…)


SCI-FI action comedy Pixels leads the new movie releases this week at Gaisano Mall Cinemas. (more…)


CULTURAL POTPOURRI| UAP Davao Chapter’s 40th Induction
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THE UNITED Architects of the Philippines-Davao Chapter (UAP-Davao) held its 40th Induction (more…)

SCENE CITY| Protecting river banks with Malibago trees

CELEBRATING fifty years as an organization working to improve the quality of life for women and girls also means protecting (more…)


Electric coop to set up mini-hydro power plant

THE COTABATO Electric Cooperative Inc. (Cotelco) will set up a 10-megawatt mini-hydro plant in Magpet, (more…)

Town receives P2.3-M in projects

TARRAGONA, Davao Oriental – Rubber production is given a boost with the turnover of P2.3 million (more…)


Gaisano Grand Cup fires off today

THE GAISANO Grand Cup will formally unwraps its 12th season today with league record 96 school varsity teams battling for pride and honor. (more…)

Milo Best resumes elims at PWC court

THE MILO Best Center City Eliminations will resume today at the the Philippine Women’s College basketball court with four matches on tap. (more…)

12th Karambunal sa Dabaw winners bared

WINNERS of the 12th Karambunal sa Dabaw were bared yesterday after its two-day competition held last August 22 (more…)


2015 Phoenix Hot August Races W-Autosports’ Garcia bags Quick 8 plum
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TOP RACERS Quick 8 champ W-Autosports Racing’s Vanni Garcia and runner-up Gary Dumbrique of Team Classic. (more…)

All set for Phoenix Hot August Races
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TEAM Ground Image’s Toyota Corolla “Kuya”, driven by consistent winner Elben Elben Jay Pang, is the favorite in winning the Class A honors. (more…)

Phoenix Hot August Races reels off Aug. 22-23

THE MUCH-anticipated 2014 Phoenix Accelerate Motor Oil Hot August Races reels off on August 22 and 23 (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…)


Roots, fruits, and the Kadayawan Festival
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IN A CITY like Davao, fruits and crops are royalty this time of year, during the celebration of the annual Kadayawan Festival. (more…)

Tourist arrivals spike this year – Alabado

AS THE CITY is celebrating the 30th Kadayawan Festival, the Department of Tourism (DOT) projected an increase in (more…)

Showcasing flowers, bountiful harvest

THE CITY boasts of the grandiose floral float parade, Pamulak Kadayawan, where it features bountiful harvests and colorful flowers. (more…)

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