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The city government of Davao is intensifying vaccination rollout for students by opening Saturday vaccination starting today (Aug. 13) at the People’s Park to prepare them for the opening of schools starting August 22, 2022. Edge Davao

City starts Saturday vax for students at People’s Park

The city government of Davao is intensifying vaccination rollout for students by opening Saturday vaccination...
European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)-Southern Mindanao Business Council chair Tony S. Peralta promises to promote two-way bilateral trade between Davao City as Finland after he was appointed as Honorary Consul for Finland. Edge Davao

Business leader appointed Honorary Consul for Finland

Tony S. Peralta, chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)-Southern Mindanao...
Rodrigo "Rigo" Duterte II leads the ceremonial turning over of patient transport vehicles to four village leaders at the People's Park in Davao City on Wednesday. Rigo represented his father, First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte, during the said event. Photo from the office of Rep. Duterte

Rep. Duterte, ACT-CIS send off four patient transport vehicles

First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte, through his son Rodrigo "Rigo" Duterte II, turned over...

No surge despite over 900 cases in 14 days

Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of Davao City Covid-19 Task Force, reiterated that there is no...
Lawyer Rani Leonar, convenor of Alyansang PDAO (Persons with Disability Office), says the group is optimistic that the establishment of PDAO building for PWD affairs will be realized but there are also challenges like budgetary problem. Edge Davao

Establishment of PWD office pushed

The Alyansang Persons with Disability Office (PDAO) is pushing for the establishment of a PWD...
A Task Force Davao personnel mans a checkpoint in Brgy. Lasang, Davao City. TF Davao has received high praises during its 19th founding anniversary for its efforts as one of the key components in sustaining peace and order in Davao City. Edge Davao

Shabu, marijuana seized in Border Control checkpoints

Two of Davao City's fixed AFP-PNP Checkpoints on Wednesday, August 10 intercepted illegal drugs from...

Davao City to have 100% LED streetlights by end of 2022

The program to replace the 40,000 sodium streetlights in the city with the more energy...

100 housing units handed over to Davao Norte IPs

The National Housing Authority in Davao Region (NHA-11) turned over Wednesday 100 housing units to...
Matigsalug dancers perform during the opening of the Kadayawan Village inside the Magsaysay Park in Davao City on August 5, 2022. The Kadayawan Village, which is one of the popular attractions this Kadayawan Festival, showcases the arts and culture of the 11 tribes of the city. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Davao City declares August 9 as IP Day

Davao City Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte has declared August 9 as the National Indigenous Peoples...

DdO, 10ID reassure support to People’s Organizations

Different livelihood products were displayed and sold during the Opening of the Barrio Fiesta in...

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Remembering Daddy Ram

Greg Deligero, then the associate editor of Edge Davao, invited me to join the new...

Lessons from Aeon Towers: Opportunity in adversity

At first look, nobody believed an iconic building with an architectural masterstroke could even come...

Women at the helm of Davao’s resilient homegrown hotel

They say men are firm but women are more compassionate and well-organized. In this age when...
Left to right: Managing Editor Neil Bravo, former senior business reporter Charles Maxey, former Sports Editor Moses Billacura, and former Associate Editor Greg Deligero

THE BOYS OF EDGE DAVAO: Leagues of their own

They were the 'journosaurs' who once wandered the busy newsroom of Edge Davao. To say...
Moses P. Billacura

There is still ‘life’ after Edge Davao

Believe it or don’t, it’s all about a girl. Sometimes, there comes a time in your...

THE ECONOMY

Workers aged 65 and above increased to 38.2% in June

Workers aged 65 and above increased to 38.2% in June, up from 34.9% in May, according to the latest...

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: Getting ready for climate change’s consequences

Every time there’s heavy rain and the heart of Davao City is flooded, some people say: “This is due to climate change.” The big...

FAST BACKWARD: Failed 1984 ‘boycott movement’

At the height of radicalism in southern Mindanao, activists organized themselves into Makabayang Alyansa (MA, Patriotic Alliance), a pain in the neck for the...

EDITORIAL: Disaster response

It's the season of floods again. Monday night's downpour in the uplands of Bukidnon caused waist-high floodwaters in some parts of Davao City as reported by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. As a result, more than 200 families fled their homes, and one person was declared missing. The flooding also stranded people on their way home. Areas near the Davao River, particularly in Bankerohan, were placed under Code Red. Some 233 families...

HEALTH

HEALTH: Does eating durian really cause hypertension?

In the past, people ate durian less because the fruit was less available aside from the fact that it was expensive. These days, when you can already eat durian all you can, people are still eating less. The reason: high blood pressure. ...

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT: Saving the endangered marine turtles in Dahican beach

Dahican Beach – a seven-kilometer stretch of white sand facing the Pacific Ocean – is about 15 minutes from the heart of Mati City in Davao Oriental. In the past, you had to pass over rough roads before reaching the beach. But since it...

AGRI TRENDS

AGRITRENDS: Rediscovering the potentials of cacao

Chocolates come from cacao plants. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” When Tom Hanks delivered those lines in the Oscar winning Forrest Gump, most of the chocolate aficionados readily agreed. Chocolates come from cacao trees. They have been cultivated for at...

FEATURES

KADAYAWAN SPECIAL FEATURE: Helping indigenous people’s groups

Randy Hasalan was a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2014.
Of the five persons who received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards – touted to be the Nobel Prize of Asia – from Mindanao, at least two of them are from Davao region. Both of them also have the same distinction: they had a program...

BIGGER PICTURE

BIGGER PICTURE: Getting students back on track

Several public and private schools have opened their doors to students earlier this year. This accounts for 25.61% of 23,230,898 enrollees in public schools and with only 5.47% of the total number of enrollees...

IN PICTURES

Passersby buy vegetables at the organic farmers' market at Rizal Park in Davao City on Thursday. Edge Davao
Female personnel the Bureau of Fire Protection 11 (BFP 11) arrange students desks as they take part in Brigada Eskwela 2022 at Magallanes Elementary School along Magallanes Street in Davao City on Thursday. Edge Davao
A wide array of fruits are on display at a makeshift store along the Davao-Cotabato highway in Makilala, Cotabato Province over the weekend. Edge Davao

LIFESTYLE

URBANISSIMO

Bai Chromatica exhibit celebrates women and their colorful worlds

Dabawenyo women’s artist group Bai Hinang, returns to the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao with the launch of it’s Women’s Month art exhibit, Bai Chromatica last March 15, 2022 after almost two years of absence due to the pandemic.  Featuring Davao artists, Dadai Joaquin, Trixie Borbon, Tanya Gaisano Lee, Amor delos Santos, Jing C. Rabat, Aimee...

MAYA ON THE BLOCK

Maya on the Block: Camping under the stars

As returning back to the normalcy of life is already in the horizon, camping could very well be this time’s best vacation plan or weekend getaway. If it's camping you're thinking, Camp Kwagsik should be high on that list. Located in Kwagsik, Brgy. Baganihan, Marilog District, this is the place to laze in...

GAME CHANGERS

COMPETITIVE EDGE

SPORTS

SPORTS KEN: PBA lopsided semis

Oh, oh. You could contract conjunctivitis if you continue watching exasperating lopsided wins in the current PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. This is not exactly what basketball...

SPORTS KEN: Heart stopping PBA quarters

Very seldom that Pinoy basketball fans watch thrilling PBA contests that can be appreciated as real, wholesome, down-the-wire, devil may care Philippine Cup matches...

Casintahan wins Fore-ever Golf tournament with a 68

Ace parbuster EJ Casintahan ruled the recent Fore-ever Golf Tournament held July 30-31 at the Ranch Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club. Casintahan fired a gross four under par 68 to bag the overall gross hardware in the event organized by the Forefathers Golf Club. Sharing the limelight with Casintahan is Michael Lim who scored the...

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