STRICT SEARCH. A member of Sta. Ana Police Station inspects the bags and other belongings of public utility van (PUV) passengers at a van terminal along J.P. Laurel Avenue yesterday. Davao City has been placed

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RECYCLE. City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) head Engr. Elisa Madrazo (rightmost), assistant city administrator lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo (second from right), Consul Tomoko Dodo (third fro

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ANTI-APEC. A progressive group member dramatizes the call against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) during the regional anti-APEC mobilization rally at Freedom Park along Roxas Avenue yesterday. Lean

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IED FRAGMENTS. An officer from the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) holds a plastic bag with a possible fragment of an improvised explosive device (IED) that exploded inside a public utility van (PUV) in Ec

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HOLIDAY CLEANUP. A utility personnel of the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Davao cleans up a portion of the building where a Christmas decorations are already put on display. Lean Daval Jr.

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BLAST INSPECTION. Operatives of Task Force Davao, Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO), and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) gather fragments from an improvised explosiv

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APPRECIATION. Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) executive vice president and chief operating officer Arturo Milan give an inspirational message to the company’s valued customers during its Customers’ App

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MORE THAN A SELFIE. A woman who was goaded by friends to have a selfie with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte instead asks the popular mayor for a kiss. Lean Daval Jr.

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NEW REQUIREMENTS. A man uses his mobile phone to take photographs of the new requirements posted inside the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 11 satellite office at SM City Davao to help inform other professiona

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