ANTI-DRUG DRIVE. One of the drug suspects arrested in last Friday’s one-time big time anti-illegal drugs operation fills up a police information sheet.  The joint operation of Davao City Police Office (DCP

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FLAVORS OF SOX. Department of Tourism (DOT) 12 director Nelly Dillera welcomes guests, partners and stakeholders during the opening of DOT 12’s Flavors of Sox at SM City General Santos on Thursday night. Lean

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ETHNIC DANCES. Members of Koronadal Hinugyaw Cultural Dance Troupe perform various ethnic dances rooted in South Cotabato culture during the opening of the Department of Tourism (DOT) 12’s Flavors of Sox at S

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BPI ACCOUNT HOLDER REACTS. A depositor of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) holds his automated teller machine (ATM) cards from his three BPI accounts which he plans to close in support of presidential fro

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JUMPING SHIP. Cavite Gov. Juanito Victor ‘Junvic’ Remulla, former spokesperson of Vice President Jejomar Binay, expresses his support to presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte of PDP Laban along with his ma

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STEEL BARRIERS. A worker sets his sight on the newly-installed steel barrier he is painting at the center island along R. Castillo Street in Davao City. The city government   installs steel barriers at the c

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SWIMSUITS FOR SALE. A lady walks by a stall selling a wide array of knock off but cheap swimsuits and other ready-to-wear merchandise along Rizal Street in Davao City. Business owners selling swimwear are enjoy

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RABIES INCREASE. Davao City Health Office (CHO)- Anti-Rabies Section head physician Dr. Annaliza Malubay bares the increase of rabies cases in the first quarter of 2016. Armando B. Fenequito Jr.

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STANDING GUARD. A police officer armed with a high caliber firearm stands guard near the boarding area of Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) bound passenger vessels at Sta. Ana wharf in Davao City to secure t

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Waterfront Insular Hotel hosts dinner for Singaporean lifestyle bloggers

The Philippine Department of Tourism – Davao Region brings another Asian delegation to Davao City, this time with the help of Cebu Pacific Air. In line with the Visit Davao Fun Sale and CPA’s latest direct international route to Davao, selected Singapore-based bloggers were engaged to experience...

Of coffee, teas and meals

Text and Photos by Henrylito D. Tacio
In the 1990s, the Philippines produced almost all the coffee supplied in the local market. However, the price of coffee plummeted causing farmers to shift to other crops, particularly to high value crops like banana and pineapple. As a result, the country has to ...

DSWD releases P89M to help El Niño victims

A total of P P 89,399,915.75 to date was provided by the regional office here of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to help out families affected by the drought due to El Niňo.
Under the Cash-For-Work for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM), a total of P 80,204,589.00 wa...

DOLE assists workers in Soccsksargen, workers in Kidapawan City rally

A wide range of livelihood assistance is being provided by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to workers in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) who are affected by El Niño, while initial interventions through needs assessment and profiling were conducted to some 818 workers in the Kidapawan rally for t...

Davao Or eliminates malaria, filariasis

The Department of Health (DOH) officially declared the Province of Davao Oriental free of malaria and filariasis.
During the ceremonial declaration and awarding on April 20 at the Provincial Capitol, DOH Undersecretary for Technical Services, Dr. Vicente Belisario, Jr., lauded Davao Oriental’s feat...

Family support inspires CICL to excel

A family will always play a crucial role in anyone’s life. Friends and acquaintances may appear at some point in your life but at the end of the day, it will always be your family that will see you through and help you pull through. Most often, your family is your ‘forever’ especially if you a...

Comelec: No election ‘hotspot’ in Region 12

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 12 has not declared any “hotspot” in the region in connection with the May 9 general elections.
Lawyer Francisco Pobe, Comelec Region 12 director, said Tuesday the entire region remains relatively peaceful and they have not recorded any major poll-r...

PAO chief meets with farmers of N. Cotabato in April 1 rally

Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta and members of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) rushed here, Monday morning following reports that the 79 farmers involved in the April 1 bloody dispersal have not return to their respective homes, despite a court order after po...

THINK ON THESE - Sweat of your brow

THINK ON THESE - Sweat of your brow Luck is always waiting for something to turn up.  Work, on the other hand, with keen eyes and strong will, turns up something.   Luck lies in bed and wishes the postman would bring him news of an unexpected inheritance.  Work springs out of bed in the morning and lays the foundation for ...

EDITORIAL - Is sports agenda neglected among presidentiables?

The remaining days of the campaign period will be nothing but mud-slinging and character assassinations. It is already happening with frontrunner Mayor Rodrigo Duterte now the target of all the controversies and allegations.
While we gasp at the programs and promises of all candidates, there are some...

DOE, 6 power firms assure blackout-free May 9 polls

The Department of Energy (DOE) assured Davao businessmen that there will be no power interruption seven days before and after the May 9 national and local election.“The reservoir for the hydroelectric power plants will be releasing more water during the election to ensure stable power supply in th...

2 Davao provinces, 17 LGUs placed under state of calamity

By Cheneen R. Capon
Two provinces, two cities and 15 municipalities in the Davao region have declared a state of calamaty due to the adverse effects of the El Niño phenomenon.
These include the provinces of Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental, the cities of Digos and Mati, and the municipalities of Hago...

Aeon Towers construction now on 8th level

Construction of the 33-level Aeon Towers has risen up to the 8th level af of latest construction updates.
FTC Group of Companies, developer of the tallest skyscraper project in Davao City, reported that concrete pouring of the 8th level is now 40 percent.
“Slowly but surely we are going up and withi...

Matina Enclaves releases new construction updates

The Matina Enclaves, the initial real estate venture of homegrown develper Escandor Development Corporattion (Esdevco), recently released its latest construction updates.
In its official Facebook page, Esdevco posted the current images of the ongoing building construction as of April 16.
The latest co...

PMA’s no. 8 grad from DavSur, wanted to be a civil engineer

Cadet First Class Prince Marenz Regodon Aday of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, number 8 in the 63-member Class “Gabay-Laya” of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), initially wanted to be a civil engineer, and had in fact spent two years at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City to...

For the advancement of new legal eagles

By Henrylito D. Tacio
In the last 54 years, there has been no new law school in Davao City despite an increasing number of students wanting to become lawyers. There are only two universities in the city that offer law courses: the Ateneo de Davao College of Law and the University of Mindanao...

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