• 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


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Families of captive soldiers ask group’s help to secure their freedom
The families of the two soldiers abducted by the New People’s Army in Barangay San Roque, New Corella, Davao del Norte on Dec. 1 have sought the help of Exodus for justice and Peace to facilitate their release. (more…)

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…)

Bus operators promise to install CCTVs inside units

Bus operators have agreed to install CCTVs insider their units as part of the effort to do something about the spate of bombings perpetrated by extortionists and terrorists. (more…)

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…)

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.


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…)

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Nutrition scholars needed: city allocates budget to hire workers

A COUNCILOR here said there are more openings for city-paid nutrition scholars in each barangay, with the city government’s recent upgrade of the budget (more…)

UM inks deal to provide training to teachers in DavNor, ComVal

The University of Mindanao, along with representatives from the Department of Education, inked a memorandum of agreement allowing the institution to (more…)

Robbers hit salesmen in separate incidents

POLICE are still conducting putsuit operation to arrest two men who robbed salesmen in separate incidents in Tulip Drive and Bugac, Talomo District (more…)

Council gives mayor authority to discuss loan with Land Bank

THE CITY council on Tuesday passed a resolution to enact an ordinance allowing the local government to negotiate a loan from the Land Bank of the (more…)


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…)


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…)

Today's Print Issue



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’

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…)


HEALTH, FITNESS & YOU| Barbeque Monsters… is here to serve you BBQ with a twist.

ANOTHER gastronomic treat awaits the satiable palate of every Dabawenyo and any guest who will visit (more…)

FREEZE| Scenes from JIB Global Skills

The Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation College of Business and Tourism’s final school event for 2014 was (more…)


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…)


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…)


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

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

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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