• FIREMAN of the 911 fire auxiliary service doses waters try to save trees as grass fire continue to spread in a three hour fire fight in a vacant lot near Laverna Hills subdivision in Buhangin Saturday morning. Bureau of Fire Protection data shows as of March 18, 47 fire incidents, 27 are grass on fire incident. BING GONZALES
  • MALL goers reads the specification of the 81 millimeter launcher and other military assets being showcase by the 1003rd infantry battalion and 84th infantry brigade at Gaisano Mall Toril as part the Philippine Army 118th anniversary celebration yesterday, March 22. BING GONZALES
  • SOLDIER from the 84th infantry brigade briefs mall goers of the M4 Carbine riffle and other military assets being showcase along with 1003rd infantry battalion and 84th Brigade at Gaisano Mall Toril as part the Philippine Army 118th anniversary celebration yesterday, March 22. BING GONZALES
  • PLAYING 'goal ball' at the Araw ng Dabaw sportsfest over the weekend, the visually impaired showed how adept they can be dodging and hitting a ball. The Person with Disability sportsfest was held at Rizal Park yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • DIGOS City tourism officer Edgardo Elera says orientation should be given to climbers for their safety. Some 400 trekkers are estimated to climb this Holy Week and in the summer season. At left is DENR park operations superintendent Edward Ragaza. BING GONZALES
  • REGIONAL Peace and Order Council chair Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gets a copy from Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo Del Rosario of the security plan as the host of this year’s Palarong Pambansa slated on May 3-9 during the joint RPOC,CPOC, PLEB, CADAC meeting Monday afternoon. At left is PNP regional director Chief Supt. Wendy Rosario. BING GONZALES
  • WOMEN from the Matigsalog tribe in Marilog District attend the regional workshop on IP Women at the ApoView Hotel. Government agencies responded to the questions raised by women from various tribes on health, education, social services and governance. PHOTO BY AMALIA B. CABUSAO
  • TOURISM officers Christine Dompor (right) of Compostela Valley and Noel Daquioag of Davao del Norte relay the activities in their respective provinces for this summer during the Club 888 forum at Marco Polo Hotel, yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • BALBINA Villegas prepares “pitugo” or sago palm which will be used with other fronds that she will sell during Palm Sunday on March 29, the beginning of the Holy Week. BING GONZALES
  • VISIT Davao Fun Sale execom with different firms including hotels, resorts, restaurants, spa massage and other services announce the opening of the summer event next week. BING GONZALES
  • WOMEN leaders call for ceasefire and the resumption of the discussion of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law during a two-day Mindanao All-Women conference at Seda Hotel. Shown are (from left) Sitti Jehanne Mutin, Dr. Socorro Reyes, Fatima Versoza, Rep. Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, former senator Santanina Rasul, Prof. Aurora Javate de Dios, Amina Rasul, Irene Santiago and Noraida Abdullah Karim. BING GONZALES
  • MINDANAO TIMES publisher Jesus Dureza poses with AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Josephine Joy D. Caneba (second from right) and the all-women crew of the Davao-Manila flight led by Captain Giselle Bendong (center). CQFrancisco
  • MOBILE application developer Eric Su shows through his phone the participating stores that they can get coupons and avail raffle draws during the six weeks Visit Davao Fun Sale which will kick-off next week. BING GONZALES
  • CLAUS Aguidor sells fronds to catholic faithfuls in Sto Rosario Parish Toril Poblacion on Palm Sunday in observance of the Holy Week. BING GONZALES
  • CANDLES light the tables as the customers dining at Taboan in Matina Town Square join the one-hour lights off from 8:30 to 9:30 in the evening during the Earth Hour last Saturday. BING GONZALES
  • OUTBOUND passengers start to arrive and fill the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal as they take advantage of the long break in observance of the Holy Week to visit their family or to take a vacation. The number of passengers is expected to increase in the next couple of days. BING GONZALES
  • PHILIPPINE Coast Guard Davao station commander Lt. Commodore August Carino says his unit is monitoring wharfs and jetties, and that they have deployed personnel to avoid overloading this holy week until Easter Sunday.At left is Davao Red Cross Belle Marquez. BING GONZALES


Police cleansing

DCPO serious in campaign vs illegal drugs in its ranks
THE POLICE officer found positive in a surprise drug test last week has not reported for work since last week, according to an official of the Davao City Police Office. (more…)


Mayor lashes at barkers for extortion
MAYOR Rodrigo  Duterte has issued a warning to passenger jeepney barkers for extorting from drivers. (more…)

Girl hit in landmine

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl is in critical condition at the Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum after she was injured (more…)

Man slain, 3 others nabbed in operations against shabu

LAW ENFORCERS killed a suspected drug pusher and collared three others in two operations (more…)

RRD fears rise of warlordism in a BBL provision

WHILE he is in support of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is intending to meet (more…)

Cloudseeding needed – CAO

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

Army recovers NPA firearms after clash

AN EXPLOSIVES device and other paraphernalia were recovered by members of the 66th Infantry (more…)

Joint team formed to probe trader’s killing

AN INVESTIGATION team was created to look deeper into the murder of businessman around 8 p.m. along Pelayo Street last week. (more…)

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OFFICIAL: Jobs mismatch to be reviewed

THE DEPARTMENT of  Labor and Employment will invite public and private sector partners, including (more…)

1 paramilitary member slain, 2 hurt in blast

A MEMBER of the military unit was killed while his two companions sustained wounds when a grenade (more…)

2 sued for murder in death of ‘enemy’

A COMPLAINT for murder was filed with the City Prosecution Office against two alleged gang members for (more…)

Couple murdered; husband tagged in illegal drugs trade

INVESTIGATORS were still facing a blankwall on the murder of a couple in Barangay Colosas, Paquibato District Sunday. (more…)


EDITORIAL| A Prayer for Holy Week

THIS week is the final week of Lent – Holy Week. It is a time for entering into the Passion, Death and Resurrection (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| Love for enemies

TODAY is Holy Tuesday, the third day of the commemoration of the passion, the sufferings and the death (more…)

TIMESMAN| I’m now convinced that K-12 is okay

CONGRATULATIONS to Jin Lorenz who graduated from Grade 8 (equivalent to second year high school) with (more…)


Expat is new Ambassador Club prexy

A BRITISH veterinary surgeon who practices his profession online now from his base in Davao City (more…)

Permanent installation art honors advocates of poverty eradication

THE CONTRIBUTION of people who are passionate about poverty eradication were immortalized (more…)

Young artist asks: are we not water?

TWENTY-YEARS-OLD budding multimedia artist Augustine “Aidx” Paredes takes a deeper look (more…)

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KZ to stage first major concert

DAVAOEÑA singer KZ Tandingan will stage her first ever self-titled solo major concert on April 17 at the Music Museum. (more…)

Will a Davaoeña be Asia’s Next Top Model?

THE RETURN of Asia’s Next Top Model for its third season puts the spotlight on not one but three Filipino (more…)


CULTURAL POTPOURRI| From Ajinomoto’s Umami to Sharp’s Omotenashi

IT WAS IN 2004 when Manila’s entourage of respected chefs, culinary specialists, nutritionists (more…)

City receives award on gender mainstreaming

THE LOCAL government was awarded a certification on “gender mainstreaming” from the (more…)


Inspection of biz establishments faces budgetary constraints: exec

THE REGIONAL office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is eyeing to inspect about 4,000 (more…)

Tamugan water project to start next year: exec

THE DAVAO City Water District (DCWD) and Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc. will begin next year the construction (more…)


350 entries seen in 10th Pomelo Tee

SOME 350 entries are seen to compete in the 10th Pomelo Tee Invitational golf tournament which is set (more…)

Pinoy Pride XXX Nietes remains champ, Donaire KOs foe in comeback fight

QUEZON CITY – Reigning WBO World Jr. Flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes lived up to his billing as (more…)

MDBA Homer tops SBC 78th Araw bowlfest

TEAM MDBA Homer went home with P12,000 cash prize and the champion trophy at the close (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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