LIGHTER SIDE. President Rodrigo R. Duterte enjoys a light moment with members of media after a news conference at Malacanang of the South in Panacan, Davao city on Friday evening. Lean Daval Jr.

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BEAUTIFICATION. Two workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 11 repaint an island along R. Magsaysay Avenue in Davao City as part of the beautification project of the agency in time for the

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MOA SIGNING. Incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte shakes the hand of Mega Harbour Port Development Corp. president Victor S. Songco after both signed the memorandum of agreement for the Davao Coastline and Por

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CEASIREE MULLED. Incoming labor secretary Silvestre H. Bello III gives updates on recently-concluded informal talks with Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front headed b

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SKILLS ENHACEMENT. A firefighter from Davao City’s Central 911 undergoes a refresher training in advance firefighting in Sta. Ana wharf. The firefighting unit of Central 911 underwent a one week refresher tra

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BACK AT THE HELM. Incoming Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio takes her oath of office before Judge Emmanuel Carpio of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 as her husband, lawyer Mans Carpio, looks on

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VR TEST. A mall-goer tries out LG 360 virtual reality (VR) glasses at the newly-reopened LG concept store at the third level of Gaisano Mall of Davao over the weekend. LG also launched its latest flagship produ

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SECURITY TALKS. Incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte (right) talks to German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski on various issues like economic relation and security during the latter’s visit in Davao City on Friday

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THROUGH THE YEARS. Veteran photojournalist Rene B. Lumawag holds a news conference at Iko’s Garden Restaurant on Friday afternoon to promote his upcoming photography exhibition entitled “Rody Duterte, Throu

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Marco Polo Davao unveils signature iced tea with women movers of Davao

An afternoon of iced tea and women empowerment filled the air at the Marco Polo Davao’s Presidential Suite for the launch of the Signature Earl Grape Iced Tea.
 General Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin welcomed the women leaders of Davao for the first GM’s High Tea and Talk session. Among the gues...

President Duterte is on the cover of starstudio magazine

StarStudio welcomes July with a hot back-to-back cover featuring two extraordinary men: the 16th President of the Philippines, Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, and the controversial Joel Cruz.
 Read about the private life of Digong, his family, and leadership style, and get a glimpse of what his presi...

LGU Panabo conducts Mason Training at Gawad Kalinga Village

A total of forty (40) Masonry trainees including four (4) females benefited from the joint project of the City Government of Panabo led by Mayor James G. Gamao and Holcim Philippines in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK), Association of Construction and Informal Workers (ACIW), Technical Education ...

Tagum Coop Medical Outreach draws 218 beneficiaries

Tagum Cooperative (TC) successfully conducted its Medical Outreach Activity at CHO-former, Brgy. Mintal Gymnasium, Tugbok District, Davao City, drawing 218 beneficiaries.
Free Blood Pressure Checking, Weight Taking, FBS monitoring, Medical Consultation/Check-up, Eye Screening, Tooth Extraction, and M...

Get up to P10,000 worth of fuel and lubes with Phoenix Petroleum’s #GasPaMore Peel to Win Promo

Fuel up at Phoenix Petroleum stations and win as much as P10,000 worth of Phoenix fuel and lubricants.
Every P300 single or accumulated fuel purchase at any participating Phoenix stations nationwide entitles customers to one peel-off coupon for a chance to win minor prizes of P20 or P100, or the majo...

The Medical City, Philab revolutionize wellness

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Philab Industries, the country’s pioneer scientific enabling compa...

Davao Oriental readies for La Niña

The Provincial Government of Davao Oriental is gearing up in preparation for the coming of the rainy season.
In an executive order recently issued by Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon, all city and municipality mayors and punong barangays here in the province have been tasked to convene their respective ...

P72-M road project to boost DavSur town’s agri economy

The farm-to-market road concreting amounting to PHP72-million in a remote village here is seen to boost the town’s agricultural economic growth and production.
Mayor Arthur Davin said the completion of the Bacungan Center-Tahpicong-Blasan Phase I road concreting which is a seven-kilometer stretch c...

Insurgency more pressing problem of banana exporters

Why are government agencies so focused on issues like aerial spraying and land rental when the bigger problem is peace and order, which is driving the investors away?
PBGEA Executive Director Steve Antig wonders why issues on aerial spraying have surfaced again when it has been resolved several years...

Migrants, stakeholders hold consultation, Aug 12

A public consultation on migrants’ agenda  was conducted the whole day last Friday, August 12, at the 8th Floor Xavier Hall (Media Room) of Ateneo de Davao University. 
Task Force Migrant Workers, a loose formation of civil society organizations in Davao City, gathered migrants and thei...

Matina Enclaves set to launch Building 5

Taking cue form the current tradewinds blowing across the property market in Davao City, local real estate firm Escandor Development Corporation (Esdevco) is ready to launch its fifth phase of the condominium sector of Matina Enclaves.
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Aeon Towers construction now moving up to 12th level

Davao’s next iconic structure has moved up construction to the 12th level.
As of Wednesday, the construction team of the 33-level Aeon Towers project reported the concreting of the 11th floor and will be moving up to the next level by next week.
Aeon Towers is the initial v...

Meet the new agriculture secretary

Text and Photos by Henrylito D. Tacio
When former North Cotabato Governor Emmanuel Piñol was appointed by Rodrigo R. Duterte as Agriculture Secretary under his forthcoming administration, he was completely surprised and ecstatic.
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PMA’s no. 8 grad from DavSur, wanted to be a civil engineer

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