• A 911 PARAMEDIC prepares the facility of the bus ambulance, one the three 911 ambulances on standby to augmentation other medical units for the ongoing Palarong Pambansa 2015 in Tagum City. BING GONZALES
  • UNITED STATES Embassy Manila press attache Kurt Hoyer and Philippine Information Agency regional director Efren Elbanbuena check the photographs of media activities during the photo exhibit in celebration of World Press Freedom Day held at SM City Davao Annex. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte is surrounded by Japanese officials of Mitoyo City led by Vice Mayor Sako Teruo (right) and councilors (from left) Shironaka Toshifumi, Yoshimoto Kawakita, Ishii Seizo and Yosuke Ichikawa as they talk about a future sisterhood agreement during their meeting Tuesday afternoon. BING GONZALES
  • COMMITTEE on peace and public safety chairman Nilo Abellera Jr., along with officials of Philippine Coast Guard and Maritime Industry Authority conduct inspection on ferry boats to check the implementation of safety protocols for passengers going to Island Garden City of Samal yesterday. BING GONZALES
  • A WORKER applies the finishing touches on culverts in the drainage project along C.M. Recto Street to address perennial flooding in the city. BING GONZALES
  • DEPARTMENT of Education regional director Alberto Escobarte updates reporters on the K-12 program during a presscon held at the regional office. At right is Dr. Luzminda Onor, chair of K-12 and Senior High School Speakers Bureau. BING GONZALES
  • MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte exchanges pleasantries with Pangasinan Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. and Philippine Councilors League national president Maybelyn Dela Cruz-Fernandez during the event held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel Friday. BING GONZALES
  • THE DRAGON boat team from Bugsay San Luis of Agusan Del Sur prepares to practice for the two-day Bugsay Mindanao 2 Paddle for Peace from May 15-16 at the beachfront of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao where seven teams are competing. BING GONZALES
  • EXECUTIVE vice president Art Milan leads Davao Light and Power Co. personnel in repainting classrooms and school buildings of Bernardo Carpio National High School in Buhangin Proper last Saturday. The nationwide week-long clean-up drive “Brigada Eskwela” by Department of Education will begin today. BING GONZALES
  • YOUNG students help clean their classroom at Andres Bonifacio Elementary School in Talomo Proper at the start of Brigada Eskwela, a Department of Education program, to enlist parents and pupils to do their part in preparation for school opening. BING GONZALES
  • GRADE 6 student Dorothy Coquia has a quite a task in front of her as dry leaves litter the grounds of Andres Bonifacio Elementary School in Talomo proper at the start of Brigada Eskwela on Monday. BING GONZALES
  • IN THE spirit of Brigada Eskwela, parents fix the damage to the armchairs to be used again by students of Magallanes Elementary School when classes open on June 1. BING GONZALES
  • CHILDREN find happiness in the simplest of tasks just like these kids who play in the rain Tuesday afternoon. RENE B. LUMAWAG.
  • FUNERAL workers carry out a body where four persons massacred in Block 7, Phase 4 Residencia Del Rio, Catalunan Pequeño yesterday morning. The stepfather of the victim was arrested for investigation. BING GONZALES
  • BUREAU of Internal Revenue regional director Glen Geraldino padlocks this motorcycle parts store along Bangoy Street for reported failure to pay taxes and issue receipts. At right is Geraldino supervising the closure of five other stores for the same offense. BING GONZALES
  • A POLICE investigator examines the water tanker that turns turtle along the diversion road in Matina Pangi. The truck reportedly lost its brakes on a downward momentum on Thursday morning. The driver suffered minor injury. BING GONZALES
  • UNIVERSITY of Mindanao’s Institute of Popular Opinion research specialist Adrian Tamayo says their latest survey reveals that 7 in 10 people favor federalism as the solution to the country's woes. Tamayo was the guest on Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw held at SM City Davao. BING GONZALES
  • A WORKER (main photo) conducts works on Davao City Water District piping system at the Bankerohan Bridge, while several others (smaller photo) repaint the pedestrian lane of a city street in preparation for the school opening. BING GONZALES


Massacre lead

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AUTHORITIES have found a note of apology inside the room of the housewhere the grandmother, her granddaughter and two others were massacred on Tuesday morning in Residencia del Rio, Catalunan Pequeño, this city. (more…)

Dawn massacre

Family found dead inside home
A call center agent who first called a neighbor to ask for police assistance after stumbling upon the dead bodies of his stepdaughter, nephew-in-law, mother-in-law and the household help ended up in handcuffs after investigators didn’t believe his story. (more…)

Marina to study rules on use of life jackets

THE MARITIME Industry Authority (Marina) is willing to review its policies regarding the use (more…)

Duterte defiant on HRW’s call for probe in killings

MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte challenged the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) to come to the (more…)

Committee hearing on life jackets starts today

THE COMMITTEE on public safety has scheduled this afternoon a public hearing on the use or alleged (more…)

27th GET Open Golf Tournament


Apo Golf & Country Club (more…)

Solar water-heating system launched in Davao City jail

AN ESTIMATED P1 million solar water-heating system was turned over to the Davao City jail in (more…)

Philvocs: Magnitude 8.3 earthquake possible in Davao Region

THE PHILIPPINE Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) warned of a devastating earthquake similar (more…)

Latest News

Boarding house for IP scholars sought

THE SCHOLARSHIP on Tertiary Education Program has asked the local finance board to consider renting (more…)

Tagum eyes hike in budget for`16

THE CITY government of Tagum is proposing a P1.034 billion budget next year, minimally increasing from this year’s allocation. (more…)

Mobile irrigation facilities to reduce losses from drought

THE CITY Agriculturist’s Office will request for mobile irrigation facilities that could be distributed (more…)

Group files complaint against army for ‘endangering’ schools

NON-PROFIT Save Our Schools (SOS) network filed a complaint yesterday morning at the regional (more…)


EDITORIAL| Safe crossing

WE ARE A nation of islands and islets. Most of the times, it only takes us a couple of hours or even (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| The Sta. Ana port project: make it happen

SO THE DAVAO City government is hoping that the Sta. Ana port development project would come (more…)

THE PEN| Pragmatism

IT LOOKS like the Aquino Administration may be forced into playing a gambit, as it makes the pragmatic (more…)


Seda Chef Exchange Program brings Nuvali’s Exec Sous Chef to Davao

SEDA Nuvali’s Executive Sous Chef Danny Gallardo comes to Seda Abreeza to showcase his expertise in Japanese food and buffet. (more…)

Convergys begins nationwide drive to give ‘Bags of Hope’

CONVERGYS, strengthens its commitment to make a difference in the communities where its employees (more…)

Davao Light, DepEd sign MOA for various projects

DAVAO Light and Power Co., an Aboitiz-owned company, and the Department of Education (DepEd) (more…)

Today's Print Issue




Mardoquio film gets 3 nods in Gawad Urian

A FILM directed by a Davaoeño director got three nominations in the 38th Gawad Urian. (more…)


Tomorrowland, Spy at Gaisano Cinemas
DISNEY’S latest sci-fi blockbuster, Tomorrowland, and the spy comedy simply titled Spy lead the new releases at Gaisano Mall of Davao this week. (more…)


SCENE CITY| Songs for Mom at SM City Davao

LOVE for Mom is always given a special place whenever we celebrate Mothers (more…)

The Pinoy Culinary Identity in Madrid Fusion Manila

IT WAS A FEW years ago in Vancouver when I met Mel Tobias through Davao’s (more…)


Proposal to regulate agreements between coops,companies hit

COOPERATIVES in the Davao Region have lambasted the proposed law that will regulate the contract (more…)

Sasa port project pre-qualification confab to push through; official denies anomaly

AMID the opposition of the private sector, the pre-qualification conference for the bidding of the Sasa port (more…)


FAST Fridays resume at SM Lanang Premier

EXCITING topics make up today’s main dish at the weekly FAST Fridays media forum at the Archipelago (more…)

Duterte Summer Chess Clinic at NCCC

THE MAYOR Rody Duterte Summer Chess Clinic reels off this May 26-28 at the NCCC Mall of Davao. (more…)


MALAYAN Insurance Company’s Assistant Branch Manager, Delsa O. Guden (middle) (more…)


Team Suzuki PH impressive at ARRC Round 1
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April King Mascardo and Suzuki Vman Racing’s chief mechanic Rico Cagnaan. (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…)

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…)


SCENE CITY|Barbara Kimpo-Villanueva treats classmates on her birthday

CLASSMATES OF BARBARA “Barry” Kimpo-Villanueva gathered to wish her a Happy Birthday (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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