LATEST STORIES

196K SSS members get P2.6-B unemployment insurance benefits

The Social Security System (SSS) has so far provided about 196,000 members of its pension...

6 NPA rebels slain in Bukidnon, Agusan del Norte clashes

The Army's 4th Infantry Division (4ID) on confirmed that six New People's Army (NPA) fighters...

PH arbitral win against China a ‘win-win solution for all’: PRRD

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stressed the importance of the Philippines’ historic arbitral victory against...

MSU faculty member wounded, 2 attackers killed in ambush try

A faculty member of the Mindanao State University (MSU) escaped death after a botched ambush...

Pinoy Marino Rights: Faith as a seafarer’s weapon

A seafarer’s faith is his most powerful weapon in overcoming difficult emotional, or even dangerous,...

One school per barangay allowed to conduct face-to-face classes

Only one school per barangay will be allowed to conduct face-to-face classes. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio disclosed...

Construction of the City College of Davao expected to start this year

Councilor Pilar Braga announced that the construction of the City College of Davao (CCD) in...

City requests booster shots for healthcare workers

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said on Tuesday the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force passed a resolution...

Big time real estate company coming to Visayas, Mindanao

Another Luzon-based real estate company, Ovialand Inc., is planning to expand in the Visayas and...

Mati conducts first dry run for traffic signalization

The City of Mati has started its test run on the P20-million traffic signalization system...

THE ECONOMY

Bill Gates’ nonprofit group ties up with 7 firms for clean energy

American business magnate Bill Gates’ nonprofit organization, Breakthrough Energy, announced on Monday it partnered with seven corporations for its...

PROPERTY

Aeon Towers launches early move-in promo

Aeon Luxe Properties, Inc. Sales Admin Manager Luis Dollesin welcomes new homeowner in a ceremonial turnover event held at Club Aeon, Aeon Towers on...

VANTAGE POINTS

THINK ON THESE: Nothing but the truth

“Truth is always strong, no matter how weak it looks, and falsehood is always weak, no matter how strong it looks.” – Phillips Brooks *** In The...

THINK ON THESE: In all honesty

Three years ago, a pastor from another city accepted a call to a church in Davao. A week after he arrived, he decided...

EDITORIAL : Going face-to-face

Around 100 public schools and 20 private schools nationwide are set to open face-to-face classes as stated by the Department of Education following the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow partial re-opening. The approval is only for areas classified with "minimal risk" for the coronavirus. The schools which were to be included in the pilot testing weren't named yet so it is not certain whether it will include some schools in Davao. Given the current...

HEALTH

HEALTH: Portrait of a Covid-19 survivor

Dr. Teofredo “Doc Ted” Esguerra, an advisory council member at the International Disaster Response Network, and I have four things in common.   We were both born in Bansalan, now a first-class municipality of Davao del Sur.   We were both recipients of Outstanding Bansaleño Award, given to...

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT: When the wells run dry

English author Thomas Fuller once wrote: “We only learn the value of a glass of water when the wells run dry.” Fuller may have written the statement in the 1700s yet but it is still very apt today. This is particularly true in Bansalan, Davao...

AGRI TRENDS

RICE: The staple food of Filipinos THE STAPLE FOOD OF FILIPINOS

“Rice is the principal food for over 60% of mankind,” pointed out the Laguna-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). It is particularly important to Asia where over half of the world’s population lives. In the Philippines, rice is the staple food, together with fish....

FEATURES

COVID caught me – Lessons on death and life

You hear those stories on the news, read them on your feed…you never really actually think it will hit you. But it did! Three words came out of my doctor husband’s lips…Oh my God... We were both looking at my swab result. I looked away and...

BIGGER PICTURE

BIGGER PICTURE: Tales of Covid-19 survivors

As of August 17, the Philippines has 1,755,846 cases of COVID-19. Some 1,618,808 have recovered but 30,366 people have died. Most of those who died were ordinary people but there were some celebrities like...

IN PICTURES

LIFESTYLE

URBANISSIMO

Urbanissimo: All for mom at Seda Abreeza

In celebration of Mother’s Day and in honor of Moms serving in the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Seda Abreeza is holding a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at its all-day-dining restaurant, Misto on May 9. Available from 10am to 1pm, the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet features Misto’s signature Roasted Angus Beef Shortplate...

MAYA ON THE BLOCK

Dabawenyo creativity spells resiliency

Drive or walk around the city and you will find a range of shutdown businesses -- from restaurants to retail stores, hotels, and real estate companies. The list goes on and on. While some establishments ceased operations, others are not giving up. Instead, they’re testing out new ideas to make sure they stay in business. Staying afloat...

COMPETITIVE EDGE

SPORTS

SPORTS KEN: Kasparov wows ‘em at Chess960

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (born April 13, 1963) is the 13th World classical chess champion from Azerbaijan who ruled the sport from 1984 until...

CLEAN SLATE: Beautiful sports facility in Marawi

While having lunch, my wife Marj was listening to a speech delivered by Senator Pia Cayetano answering allegations on the building of sports facilities...

4 Olympic heroes honored with commemorative stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has honored the four Filipino athletes who led the country's most successful Summer Olympic stint ever earlier this year in Tokyo by having commemorative stamps for them. The PHLPost on Saturday unveiled the new stamps with no less than gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio,...

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