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Crash impact

 37 hurt as bus hits four vehicles, hardware shop

A TOTAL of 37 persons were injured in a vehicular accident in the national highway (more…)

Take your meds

Stern warning from CHO as leptospirosis claims 2 lives

THE CITY Health Office (CHO) has warned the people exposed to floodwater (more…)

Deputy commander accused of firing gun

A DEPUTY commander of a police station in Davao Occidental was accused of punching a resident and illegally firing his gun at around 10:20 p.m. Saturday in Purok 3, Km. 11, Barangay Catalunan Pequeno, Talomo District. (more…)

CIDG nabs businesswoman, 3 others for violating PD 957

DAVAO del Norte Tourism chair and business woman Araceli Ayuste was arrested with three others by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in her house in New Lanzona Village, Matina, yesterday, Jan. 18, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. (more…)

DUREZA: Malacañang has Plan B should BBL fail to pass

PRESIDENTIAL Assistant for the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said that President Duterte is considering to find other avenues on how to solve the Bangsamoro problem in case the pending bill will be rejected by Congress. (more…)

Rebel killed in encounter

A SQUAD leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed while a soldier was wounded in an encounter in New Bataan, Compostela Valley at 8:56 a.m. last Saturday. (more…)

‘Swindler’ who scammed victims of P200-M nabbed

AUTHORITIES filed a case yesterday against an alleged swindling suspect following her arrest during an entrapment operation last Wednesday afternoon. (more…)

UM recognized for Top 5 finish of criminology grads

THE CITY Council on Tuesday commended the University of Mindanao for producing topnotchers in the recent criminologist licensure examinations. (more…)

Latest News

Duterte welcomes rebel returnees

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday vowed an inclusive government for all as he welcomed two New People’s Army (NPA) rebel returnees. (more…)

2 nabbed for gun, drugs in checkpoint

TWO MEN WERE arrested after members of the Task Force Davao (TFD) found illegal drugs and a gun in their possession in a checkpoint in Sitio Licanan, Barangay Alejandra Navarror (formerly Lasang) in Bunawan District on Friday night. (more…)

394 NPA supporters give up

CLOSE to 400 mass supporters of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered in Maragusan, Compostela Valley on Thursday.

Lt. Col. Palmer Parungao, the commander of the 66th Infantry Battalion, told TIMES that the 394

supporters brought three low-powered firearms when they surrendered to his operatives.

Parungao said the returnees were sympathizers of the NPA’s Guerilla Front 27 “who just realized the malady of insurgency.”

Capt. Andrew Linao, the battalion’s civil-military operations (CMO) officer, said the returnees want to clear their names, fearing that they would be charged for supporting terrorism under President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation declaring the NPA as a terrorist group.

The former NPA supporters attended a peace building seminar on Saturday. They were also enrolled in a livelihood program.

However, the former sympathizers could not avail the Comprehensive Local Integrated Program (CLIP) offered by the government to the rebel returnees as they were not actually regular members of the communist group.

Parungao said the surrender came after the intensified information operation conducted by the

66th IB as part of its community support program urging NPA members and supporters to surrender.

The 66th IB, also known as Kabalikat Battalion, operates in Compostela Valley, including the town of Maragusan where NPA’s Guerilla Fronts 27 and Section Committee 15 are active.

The commander said the Maragusan, a first-class town, is very strategic for the NPAs for its tactical activities due to its vast plains and mountain ranges and resource generation due to its plenty of resources and good economy.

“With the prevailing situation, it could not be denied that during the ceasefire in 2017, the NPA terrorists in the area were able to successfully conduct recruitment to forward its strategic objectives of army-base-alliance building,” he said.

During the period, Parungao said previously cleared areas were re-infiltrated.

“Extortion has been prevalent in the area and reports revealed that Maragusan has been a big source in the resource generation of the NPA units in Compostela Valley,” he added.

 

 

More drug arrests

POLICE arrested a husband-and-wife drug-pushing team during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Daliao, Toril District on Saturday. (more…)

Opinion

EDITORIAL | Better platform

A CRACK is slowly taking place and is expected to draw the line between the Senate and the House of Representatives, the two equal parts of Congress. (more…)

ROUGH CUTS | Something to thank DCWD for

WITH the assumption of third district councilor Bernie Al-ag as the new Vice Mayor replacing resigned Pulong Duterte, a new leadership is installed in the Davao City Council. (more…)

TIMESMAN | Psychiatric test, anyone?

AN official of the City Social Services Development Office (CSSDO) revealed that some unscrupulous individuals took advantage of relief goods intended for flood victims of Typhoon Vinta by pretending to be victims, although they were not actually affected by the calamity. (more…)

Community

Phivolcs maps out fault lines in DavOr

A TEAM of geologists from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) mapped out the fault lines in earthquake hotspots in Davao Oriental during a three-day activity dubbed as “Walk the Fault.” (more…)

Shopping is a family affair

JHEANA Mae Tan believes that shopping brings her family closer—it’s a time to unwind and to enjoy well deserved gifts from a day’s hard work. (more…)

Davao’s Madrasah Program centers in promoting peace, understanding

THE DAVAO City government’s Madrasah Comprehensive and Development Promotion Program under Mayor Inday Sara Duterte’s office has been in the forefront of providing quality education to Muslim youth. (more…)

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Entertainment

MOVIES THIS DAVAO THIS WEEK

TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight, the fifth installment of the popular live-action Transformers film series, (more…)

MOVIES THIS WEEK

MOVIES to open this week at Gaisano Mall theaters are: (more…)

Lifestyle

WANDERLUST | ‘Fresh from the sea’ buffet at Waterfront’s La Parilla

JUST when you thought that the endless food bingeing of the holidays was over, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao came up with delicious way to greet the New Year. Yes, with more food but with healthier choices this time. (more…)

SCENE CITY | Stockbridge American International School shares a Whimsical Wonderland Christmas Show

“A WHIMSICAL Wonderland Christmas!showcased how Christmas is seen in the eyes of a child. It brought out different reasons and ways on what Christmas means. (more…)

Business

Hike in Mindanao power needs seen at 500 MW

THE PEAK demand of Mindanao grid is expected to increase by about 500 megawatts this year from the current at 1,528 megawatts, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) bared. (more…)

CARD Bank to roll out new system, mobile app

A MICROFINANCE provider which is part of a huge group of companies that provides services to the poor is introducing in a nationwide scale its newly-implemented mobile application. (more…)

Sports

UM to host DAVRAA events

FOUR  major sporting events will be hosted by the University of Mindanao Matina Campus come the 2018 Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet set this February 17 to 23. (more…)

Davao braces for big Alveo Ironman 70.3

DAVAO ushers in world-class triathlon in Mindanao as it hosts the Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao event on March 25 at Azuela Cove. (more…)

Bare route for 2nd Tapang at Malasakit Para sa Pagbabago Fun Ride March 11

THE OFFICIAL route for the “2nd Tapang at Malasakit Para sa Pagbabago Bike Fun Ride” slated on March 11, 2018, Sunday at 5:30 a.m. was finalized today (January 16) during the meeting of the organizing Citywide Cycling Association of Davao (CICAD) at Jaltan’s Magallanes. (more…)

Motoring

Honda PH president: Big bike launch timing is perfect

 HONDA Philippines president Daiki Mihara is now smiling from ear to ear. He knows he had just made an indelible mark on the 40-year history of the reputable Japanese motorcycle company in the country. (more…)

One of the first Type R owners is a racer
DR. TORRES and his Honda Civic Type R.

WHILE new owners of the Honda Civic Type R can do whatever they want with the coveted hatchback, it’s nice to see one example going to someone who can bring out its potential. (more…)

Back to back for Team Classic’s Dumbrique

GARY Dumbrique of Team Classic made back-to-back trips on top of the winner’s podium to shine bright at the close of the 2017 Total Quartz Hot August Races held at the Speed City grounds of the Crocodile Park, Sunday. (more…)

Science & Technology

Not another social media reminder

IF THERE’S one thing that we’ve learned from social media after this year’s presidential elections, it’s that our lives offline are more intertwined with our lives online–no matter how deep or shallow interactions are. (more…)

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…)

Features

Bringing BT eggplant to Filipinos’ table
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THE APPLICATION of biotechnology to improve food security has long been realized by scientists here in the country. (more…)

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…)

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