• Entrance to Matina Enclaves
  • SPO1 Renante Medina, one of nine San Pedro Police Precinct personnel, receives his plaque and cash incentive from Mayor Rodrigo Duterte prior to the closed-door command conference Wednesday evening. BING GONZALES
  • LUMADS try to carve their little spaces outside the Toril gym as local officials are overwhelmed by the sheer number of people. This is not unique to the Toril area, however, as the City Social Services and Development Office says eight shelter areas are overflowing from the 11,126 Lumads who came down for the holidays. NBING GONZALES
  • This Davao Light post collapsed when an 18-wheeler truck snagged one of the cables and dragged the wooden post along with it. The incident around 10 a.m. caused a long stretch of gridlock at Km. 10, Barangay Sasa yesterday morning. BING GONZALES

HEADLINES

Merry Christmas

Bonuses for workers assured after city council okays SB 2
Government workers will have a happy Christmas after all as lawmakers yesterday approved under suspended rules Supplemental Budget 2, which contained the allocation for the incentives. (more…)

Long-term solution

Influx of Lumads on Christmas reflects class divide: UP prof
THE CITY should address the long-term issues on the influx of indigenous peoples during the Yuletide season rather than stop-gap measures to cater to their needs, a UP anthropologist told TIMES in an interview.
In a telephone interview Monday, Myfel Paluga said the city’s IP visitors during the holidays is reflective of a larger governance issue.

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Army renews pledge to protect human rights

THE EASTERN  Mindanao Command renewed its commitment to protect people’s rights in line with the (more…)

911 rescuers, army ready to deploy in typhoon-hit areas 

THE CENTRAL 911 is ready for deployment to areas hit by typhoon “Ruby” and just waiting on the order of (more…)

Four troops, 1 NPA killed in New Corella encounter

FOR soldiers and one NPA rebel were killed in the ambush and ensuing firefight in San Fernando, Bukidnon early morning yesterday. The clash came in the wake of the abduction of two soldiers from the 60th IB in New Corella, Davao del Norte on Monday. (more…)

2 killed in explosion in M’lang

COTABATO CITY  — At least two persons were killed and several others were injured when a homemade bomb exploded at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in M’lang, North Cotabato.

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40,000 registrants in third district have no biometrics, Comelec says

Atty. Monalisa Mamukid, third district Comelec officer,  says voters without biometrics will be deleted and cannot vote in the coming 2016 presidential election during the Kapehan sa Dabaw held at SM City Davao yesterday. In the district, some 76,000 registered voters without biometrics are reduced to 40,000. BING GONZALESTHE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) urged registered voters to secure their biometrics to participate in 2016 local and national elections.

Comelec officer Monalisa Mamukid said yesterday during the press forum at SM City Davao Annex that there are still about 40,000 registrants in the city’s third district alone who have yet to get their biometrics. (more…)

Quarantined foreign missionary had no Ebola, health officer says

THE CITY Health Office yesterday allayed fears after a foreigner who reported of being feverish went on a self-imposed quarantine at the house she’s staying. (more…)

Latest News

Ombudsman to report results on city hall’s anti-red tape program

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman will be meeting with city hall departments Thursday to give its report on (more…)

Phoenix turns over road signs to city government

MORE than a hundred pieces of road signs were donated to the city from the private sector on Monday’s opening of Pasko Fiesta. (more…)

Two NPAs yield in Misamis

TWO NPA rebels turned over their firearms to elements of the 58th Infantry Battalion in Claveria, Misamis Oriental on Monday. (more…)

Cenro personnel warned anew vs soliciting funds on Christmas

THE CITY Environment and Natural Resources Office discouraged anew its personnel, particularly the (more…)

Opinion

EDITORIAL| Right thing, right time

IT IS fortunate that the Office of the Ombudsman has decided to initiate the holding of a forum with the business sector. (more…)

ROUGH CUTS| The businessman could be ill-advised

OH, we thought Davao City businessman Vic Lao has yet to start operating his dressing plant for peking duck (more…)

MIND DA NEWS| BBL: Don’t Miss the Key

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews) — The House Ad Hoc Committee on Bangsamoro Basic Law (more…)

Community

Davao Historical Society Foundation’s 53rd annual convention a great success

THE 53rd annual celebration and convention of the Davao Historical Society Foundation Inc. was a great success. (more…)

12 DavNor schools top performers of Brigada Eskwela

DAVAO DEL NORTE – The Department of Education (DepEd)-XI recognized the excellent performance (more…)

Davao Historical Society holds annual convention on Nov. 26

THE DAVAO Historical Socitey Foundation, Inc. (DHSFI) is inviting educators to its 53rd Annual (more…)

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Entertainment

Spanish Cinema at Davao Cinematheque

INSTITUTO Cervantes, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Embassy of Spain and (more…)

Shaira eliminated in ‘Voice PH’
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DAVAO’S Shaira Opsimar failed to advance in ABS-CBN’s ‘The Voice Philippines’.
Mentor Sarah Geronimo picked Monique Lualhati over Opsimar after their battle round (more…)

Lifestyle

HEALTH, FITNESS & YOU| Barbeque Monsters… is here to serve you BBQ with a twist.
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ANOTHER gastronomic treat awaits the satiable palate of every Dabawenyo and any guest who will visit (more…)

FREEZE| Scenes from JIB Global Skills
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The Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation College of Business and Tourism’s final school event for 2014 was (more…)

Business

Exec: Ombudsman team to meet with investors to discuss issues

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman’s investment ombudsman team will meet with business leaders in (more…)

2 Malaysian firms eye oil palm prod’n

TWO MALAYSIAN investors have expressed interest to venture into oil palm production in the city, an official (more…)

Sports

All set for Padyak Para Kay Boyd Dec. 14

IT’S ALL systems go for the 4th Gene Boyd R. Lumawag Cycling Fundraising event (Padyak Para Kay Boyd Para sa Burn Unit 4) on December 14, 2014, Sunday. (more…)

Hagonoy, DDS-Khanj take opener

THE VISITING Hagonoy National High School and DDS-Khanj made their presence felt by beating separate (more…)

Pacquiao loses opening match in MP Cup int’l 10-Ball billiards

After boxing and basketball, Manny Pacquiao tried his hand this time at billiards. (more…)

Motoring

Yamaha stages 5th Grand Prix Finals

MANILA, PHILIPPINES,— Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. staged their 5th Yamaha Grand Prix Finals (more…)

Nissan PH wants to go up against the big boys with the new X-Trail
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THE ALL-NEW Nissan X-Trail was unveiled at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show last month. (more…)

F1 Rosberg retirement due to freak contamination – Mercedes

Nico Rosberg’s retirement from Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix was caused by (more…)

Science & Technology

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Warg faces lengthy jail term
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Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been found guilty of hacking into computers (more…)

Features

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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