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Vice Mayor Melchor Quitain Jr., together with Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Col. Alberto Lupaz and Task Force Davao commander Col. Darren Comia, leads the wreath-laying during the commemoration of the 159th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio at the hero's monument along Magallanes Street in Davao City on Wednesday. Lean Daval Jr.

VM Quitain stresses importance of nationalism among young people

Vice Mayor Melchor Quitain Jr. stressed the importance of nationalism among the young generation and...

Davao banana farmers encouraged to improve cardava variety quality

Banana farmers in Davao City are urged to improve the quality of cardava bananas so...

LTO to roll out ‘single-ticketing system’ in first quarter of 2023

The Land Transportation Office will begin implementing its new “unified penalty system” against traffic violators...
SENT HOME. Most lumads being hosted by the city government of Davao were sent home yesterday while others, like this group living temporarily under Agdao flyover, will continue to ask Christmas gifts from the city's residents until Christmas day. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Lumads discouraged from going to Davao City due to Covid-19

The Lumad people are discouraged from going to Davao City to celebrate Christmas this year...
Public Safety and Security Command Center chief Angel Sumagaysay discusses during this week's I-Speak media forum in Davao City the preparations and the security measures for the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2022. Edge Davao

Maintain zero firecracker-related incidents this Christmas: PSSCC

Public Safety and Security Command Center head Angel Sumagaysay reminded security and safety forces of...

Security forces deployed for Pasko Fiesta 2022 celebration

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) along with the Task Force Davao and the Public...
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte leads the launching of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) website and Learner Telesafe Contact Center national hotline at the Department of Education Central Office in time for the culmination ng 30th National Children’s Month. FB page of Inday Sara Duterte

Sara to teachers: draw the line with students

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte reminded teachers to draw the line and practice...
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

DOH 11 says Davao Region facing vaccination shortfall

The regional office of the Department of Health (DOH 11) is intensifying the administration of...

NPA leader, five others killed in clash with Army in S. Kudarat

Six communist rebels were killed during clashes with government forces in the hinterlands of Sultan...
Governor Dorothy "Dotdot" M. Gonzaga

Scholarship aid factor to sustain insurgency-free status, guv says

Apart from the regular assistance given to a newly-declared insurgency-free province, Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga emphasized...

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

Bird flu, higher feed prices blamed for egg price hike

Why are egg prices rising before the holiday season? Gregorio San Diego, Philippine Egg Board Association chairman, said a...

PROPERTY

Setting architectural benchmarks

High-rise buildings are sprouting all over Davao City in the past few years. What used to be an empty skyscape is now becoming a...

What it feels to be on top of Davao

Shaping sustainable skylines

VANTAGE POINTS

FAST BACKWARD: The colony’s ‘Davao Dozen’

John D. Lukacs, in his book ‘Escape from Davao’ (2010), ten American prisoners of war (POWs) and two Filipino convicts from the Davao Penal...

Kuwentong Peyups: To teach law in the grand manner and to make great lawyers

Under the Canons of Professional Ethics, a lawyer should strive at all times to uphold the honor and to maintain the dignity of...

EDITORIAL: Wearing your culture proudly

From being maligned as when it was first donned by Vice President Sara Duterte during the inauguration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., garments from the eleven tribal aggrupation of Davao City is now part of the official dress code for local government employees. The Indigenous People's clothing, branded by critics as "cos-play" and inappropriate, the IP garments and accessories will be flaunted by city government employees as well as those from national government agencies in...

HEALTH

HEALTH: A slow-motion death called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

If you smoke heavily and for a long time, don’t just expect to suffer from lung cancer. You are also most likely to experience chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), another lung disease. There are two main forms of COPD: emphysema (which involves...

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT | “Dream Bridge and Coral Reefs: The missing link

Soft coral reefs up close.
On January 18, 1979, Mindanao Times, the island’s oldest newspaper, carried this headline: “Bridge to link city and Samal.” “A bridge to link Davao City and Samal Island was proposed by Davao del Norte Assemblyman Rodolfo del Rosario this week,” the news lead stated. Finally, last...

AGRI TRENDS

AGRITRENDS | Adlai: An alternative staple food for all

Adlai, also spelled as adlay, is similar to rice, both in preparation and use. Although the Philippines has an abundant supply of adlai as it has been cultivated for generations, most Filipinos haven’t heard of it. The indigenous grain is sourced from farmers in...

FEATURES

A STITCH IN TIME: How Metro Shuttle won its Rehabilitation Plan

It's not strange to hear companies reeling from the damaging pandemic. We have seen many of them--big or small--succumb to the ruthless wrath of the health crisis which not only claimed human lives but also took the life out of the economy. Let's take the...

BIGGER PICTURE

Caption Erstwhile estranged brothers in the Bangsamoro struggle (L to R) Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim, Nur Misuari and Muslimin Sema are reunited at the inaugural session of the Bangsamoro Parliament on Thursday, 15 September in Cotabato City, at peace with each other’s presence. Ebrahim is Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Misuari is founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Sema chairs a faction of the MNLF. Ebrahim visited Misuari in his residence in Davao City on September11. Sema and Misuari before the President arrived, embraced each other, both of them promising to visit each other. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Nur – Murad meeting: “A great day for the Bangsamoro homeland”

“This is a great day, a great day for the Bangsamoro homeland,” the 83-year-old Nur Misuari, chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) said of his meeting with Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al...

IN PICTURES

A man maneuvers his motorcycle using one hand while holding a young kid on the other arm along a road in Catigan, Toril, Davao City on Saturday. Edge Davao
Administrators of the country’s major malls say they have already started allowing the voluntary use of face masks in their malls, following the order from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. 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: Loving your skin

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and one of its main functions is to protect your body from external elements such as bacteria, chemicals, and other toxins. It is also a good indicator of everybody’s general health and that is the reason why it is important to invest on skin care. Skin care...

GAME CHANGERS

COMPETITIVE EDGE

SPORTS

SPORTS KEN: Will Dragons meet Kings or Hotshots in finals?

Frankly, the matches in the Commissioner’s Cup did get more exciting because the Bay Area Dragons swept away the boredom with their own brand...

CLEAN SLATE: Drawing lessons from just watching the FIFA World Cup games

Watching the World Cup games on TV that showed the shocking defeat of soccer superpowers reminds me of the successful Davao Football Association (DFA)...

Brownlee naturalization passes final reading in Congress

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to grant Filipino citizenship to Barangay Ginebra resident import Justin Brownlee. With 274 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and one abstention, the chamber passed House Bill 6224 to allow Brownlee as a naturalized player of Gilas Pilipinas to the FIBA...

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