• 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


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…)

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Davao region tops economic growth in the country – PSA
Davao Region posted the highest economic growth at 9.4% among the regions in the country last year, following the recovery from the onslaught of Typhoon Pablo, an official of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. (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…)

Pres. Aquino gets lukewarm rating

THE LACK of concrete programs against crime earned President Benigno Simeon Aquino III a seven (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…)

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Mindanao power still precarious

MINDANAO’S power supply has continued to be problematic as some units of different power plants (more…)

Pitao’s son tagged in attack of firm

AUTHORITIES have been looking for proofs that would link Ryan Pitao, son of slain New People’s Army (more…)

Fire victims provided with cash

THE CITY Social Services and Development Office has distributed P169,000 in cash to victims of the fire that razed (more…)

Population census to start next month, says official

THE PHILIPPINE Statistics Authority (PSA) is starting the 2015 Census of Population (PopCen) on August 10 to (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…)

ROUGH CUTS| Slowly but surely getting realized

IT’S STILL over two months until the deadline of the filing of candidacy for president, Vice President, and other (more…)

HAILEYSTONES| Looking For The One

IT IS VERY strange to me that I’m a working girl now. Currently I am writing this while waiting for my class to begin, (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…)

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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…)


SCENE CITY| ELEVATED Batitude events in the making

PEACE Republic- State of Awareness, an initiative of Davoena Norma Inigo- Monfort, was founded (more…)


SINGAPORE Art Market (S.A.M.) Is Alive. Vibrant and Lucrative. Davao Art Market (more…)


Firms must be informed on protest vs Sasa port project, says ex-dad

PROSPECTIVE bidders of the Sasa port modernization projects, five of them passed the pre-qualification (more…)

More researches needed- official

AS THE country moves forward in its participation in the ASEAN Integration this year, the research community in (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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