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President Duterte gestures while delivering his arrival speech from Auckland, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting in Lima, Peru at the Davao International Airport in Davao city on Wednesday night. Lean Daval J

Rody elated over six-month accomplishments 


President Rodrigo Duterte said he wished for a peaceful and progressive Philippines this new year as he sat down for one-on-one interviews for several...
ENSURING THE PEACE. A police officer inspects the bag of a party goer at the entrance of Yugyugan sa Pasko Fiesta, a Christmas rave party, along San Pedro Street in Davao City on Sunday night. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Safe conduct of Yuletide activities in Davao lauded

The City’s various activities during the entire Yuletide season were a complete success, safe and secure as the security personnel beefed up their security...

BIG BUCKS: Manny wants $20M to fight Crawford

Manny Pacquiao reportedly is willing to fight Terence Crawford next, but only if promoter Bob Arum guarantees him a $20 million purse. Crawford has sought...
INCREASE IN RICE PRODUCTION. DA-XI OIC Regional Director Ricardo M. Oñarte told reporters on Wednesday of their move to increase rice production in Davao region in 2017. (Alexander D. Lopez)

DA-XI wants to boost rice production in 2017

Despite being hailed as “2nd highest in rice yield performance for 2016” with an average production of 4.6 metric tons per hectare, the Department...
ANOTHER CHANCE. After losing to Jessie Magdaleno, Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire gets another shot at the world title.

Donaire to get crack on Valdez

The last time we saw Nonito Donaire, he lost his WBO super bantamweight title to Jessie Magdaleno on the night of November 5th on...
PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa PNP-PIO Photo

PNP urges public to cooperate against indiscriminate firing

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday renewed its call for public cooperation in the campaign against indiscriminate firing, especially during the New Year...
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella holds a press conference in Malacañan on December 21, 2016. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

Leyte, NorCot bombings shouldn’t be cause for alarm — Palace

Malacanang on Thursday said the public has no reason to be alarmed despite two explosions that rocked Leyte and North Cotabato last Wednesday night. "It’s...

6 hurt as IED explodes in North Cotabato

Six persons were hurt when an improvised explosive device intended for an electric post went off at 10 p.m. Wednesday night, authorities said. Colonel Edgar...
STILL IN TOP FORM. Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is being considered as Fighter of the Year. Another contender is Terrence Crawford. Yahoo Sports photos

2016 year in review: Boxing

It was a year in which the sport took some body blows, but 2017 is showing signs of promise. In a year characterised by venomous...

Rody to Churches: help steer people from drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte once again lambasted the Catholic Church for criticizing his campaign against illegal drugs and for portraying him as the prime suspect...