HEADLINES

‘Boy rebel’ rescued

1 alleged NPA killed, 14-year-old rescued in reported ComVal clash
AN ALLEGED member of New People’s Army was killed and a soldier wounded in an encounter in Pantukan, Compostela Valley on Tuesday afternoon. (more…)

State of calamity

City to study if legislation needed to distribute aid
THE CITY Agriculturist’s Ofice is assessing the extent of damage caused by El Niño to determine if it’s necessary to declare a state of calamity in certain areas. (more…)

Review bodies useless? Councilor, sectors clash

AN ENVIRONMENTALIST defended the presence of review committees, amid a councilor’s claim that they are basically useless and only slows down the lawmaking process. (more…)

3 rebels surrender; clashesbetween NPA, army erupt

THREE members of New People’s Army surrendered to the 73rd Infantry Battalion in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental on Monday. (more…)

Duterte: Increasing foreign ownership, leasing out zones to create jobs

THE CAMP of presidential candidate Rodrigo R. Duterte has explained that the plan to lease out economic zones and islands are programs meant to create more jobs. (more…)

Ex-soldier charged for firing gun at ambulance

THE CITY Prosecution Office has recommended the filing of criminal charge against a retired soldier who allegedly (more…)

City council asks Palace to declare Mar. 17 a holiday

A SEMI-long weekend looms during the Araw ng Dabaw celebrations. The city council has requested Malacañang to declare March 17 as special non-working holiday in observance of the city’s Araw ng Dabaw on March 16. (more…)

PAO files motion to free 3 suspects in killing of girl

THE THREE suspects in the killing of a 17-year-old girl, earlier reported to be raped, in Baguio District filed an urgent (more…)

Latest News

Crime volume declines: DCPO

CRIME volume went down by 200 incidents in January this year against the data of the Davao City Police Office for the same month in 2015. (more…)

13 gov’t workers dismissed by Ombudsman per month in 2015

AN AVERAGE of 13 erring government officials were dismissed per month last year, according to data (more…)

Robredo campaign on right track – daughter

THE ROBREDO camp said it’s unfazed by the Social Weather Station survey released last month (more…)

Proposal to access P5-M grant from DILG deferred

THE CITY council has deferred to next week the second reading of the ordinance allowing the city to receive P5 million (more…)

Opinion

EDITORIAL| Transparency at its worst
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IF ITS plans do not miscarry, or the protests continue to fall on its deaf ears, the Department of Transportation and Communication (more…)

ROUGH CUT| Brilliant and innovative strategy

WELL, we believe that the plan of presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to lease out lands or islands of the country (more…)

TALKBACK THURSDAY| Yellow as the color of opportunism

AS FAR as I can remember, yellow has always been my favorite color. As a little girl, I pick stuff up simply because it’s yellow. (more…)

Community

UM Alumni Center starts here!

“IT WAS like I am in cloud 9!” stated president Nancy P. Ibuyan in her speech during the ceremonial digging (more…)

Davao City bags Gawad Listahanan

THE CITY government of Davao was named 2015 Regional Gawad Listahanan winner by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here. (more…)

Of Polls and ‘Horse Race’: Making Media Coverage Count

MEDIA coverage of elections, which often treats these political exercises as though these were mere sporting events pitting opponents eyeing a highly coveted prize, does not push the boundaries of acceptable public discourse. (more…)

Today's Print Issue

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Entertainment

Star Wars 7 hits $2Bin global sales mark

“STAR Wars: The Force Awakens” has soared to the $2 billion mark in global ticket sales, Disney announced, as the movie landed in fourth place (more…)

4th Impact makes youtube feat
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FILIPINO group 4th Impact makes a youtube feat as their contest piece “Bang Bang” passes 40 million (more…)

Lifestyle

SCENE CITY| Jed proposes to Daphne in Hong Kong
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FOR DAPHNE, it was just a tour to Disneyland, Hong Kong for Christmas. Her boyfriend, Jed (more…)

WANDERLUST| Delectable bounties from the sea with a twist
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THERE’S no denying that Dabawenyos love anything grilled.  Anywhere you go, there’s always (more…)

Business

16 firms eye Mindanao, says official

THE GOOD business climate have drawn 16 companies to express interest in setting up projects in Mindanao, (more…)

Buda is good for agri; investor

THE BUKIDNON-Davao (Buda) section is a viable place to grow high-value fruits, commercial crops, root crops and vegetables, (more…)

Sports

Apo Golf bares line-up for 69th PAL Interclub
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CLASS A RUNNER-UP Class A division second runner-up winner Edwin Cayamanda (center) is joined by Batch 85 Alumni Association president Lilian Tirona (left) and Colorsteel CEO Roy Batomalaque (more…)

Dimakiling bags 5th crown in Kidapawan Open

INTERNATIONAL Master Oliver “Dimaks” Dimakiling of Davao City lived up to his billing by capturing his fifth title in the 8th Kidapawan Open Chess Tournament (more…)

Notre Dame beats Ateneo in Golf Duel| Dizon, Saavedra over-all champs
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TEAM NOTRE DAME Members of team Notre Dame rejoice after claiming the team trophy as joined by  Batch 85 Alumni Association president Lilian Tirona (extreme left), Colorsteel CEO Roy Batomalaque (2nd from left) and tournament director Atty. Dan Calica (second from right) (more…)

Motoring

Driftech’s Sia steals show in Streak Power Auto 2015
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BEST Car Presentation-Honda Fit Club Davao (more…)

Mitsubishi updates the Lancer
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PRACTICALLY unchanged for seven years, the Mitsubishi Lancer is probably the oldest compact sedan (more…)

Willie Torres claims 2015 Yokohama Philippine GT title in Round 5
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LAST September 27, the 2015 Yokohama Philippine GT Championship laid rubber for the final (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
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Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been found guilty of hacking into computers (more…)

Features

The gift of birth -first in vitro fertilization facility opens in Mindanao
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THE FIRST in vitro fertilization facility in Mindanao formally opened in the Woman Center of Brokenshire (more…)

Malagos chocolate’s 2nd International Award for the year

IT’S OFFICIAL: One of the world’s best drinking chocolates can be found in the Philippines. (more…)

Director of Department of Education Region XI Spoke to MCI Weekly Study Forum about General View of Alternative Deliver Mode of Education System

BESIDES giving scholarships and implementing other projects, MCI offers Saturday night weekly study forums (more…)

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