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Sara Duterte thinks of leaving Hugpong ng Pagbabago to head Davao City local party

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter wants to become president of Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod, the Davao City party led by her older brother Paolo

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Campaign Caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Blast rocks Davao City police office

Apr 20, 2019 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) Police say no one was hurt in the 'accidental' explosion

After spate of food poisoning cases, Palaro sets safety measures

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Palarong Pambansa host Davao City says it will implement strict food safety measures following recent food poisoning incidents in athletic meets

Del Rosario, Floirendo blast Alvarez in Davao del Norte HNP rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Governor Anthony del Rosario and congressman Tonyboy Floirendo join forces to host the senatorial bets of Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Tagum City

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

'Indisposed' Duterte skips two events in Davao City

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:15 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's former aide Bong Go says the President is indisposed and couldn't make it to a distribution of certificates of land ownership awards and a PDP-Laban campaign rally

'INDISPOSED.' In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. File photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

'Suspect' in killing of Cebu student arrested in Davao City

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Jonas Bueno is arrested over the killing of another victim, 62-year-old Trinidad Batucan from Danao City, Cebu

ARRESTED. Jonas Bueno, suspect in the killing of Grade 9 student Cristine Silawan, is arrested in Davao City on Friday, March 15. Photo from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

Groups denounce killing of lawyer in Davao del Norte

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Lawyers, prosecutors, and judges are being targeted with surging frequency and impunity,' says the Integrated Bar of the Philippines following the killing of lawyer Rex Jasper Lopoz in Tagum City, Davao del Norte

DEADLY PROFESSION. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says 38 members of the legal profession in the country have been killed under the Duterte administration as of March 13, 2019. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Davao City selected as third Justice Zone in the Philippines

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The goal of the Justice Zone is the swifter delivery of criminal justice

From left: European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año and Davao City councilor Victorio Advincula. Rappler photo

Tom Taus heads to Davao Oriental for Bonfire Music Festival

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Also on the lineup are December Avenue, and Davao's local bands

TOM TAUS. The DJ is headed to Davao. Photo courtesy of Bonfire Music Festival

LOOK: Oil spill in Davao del Norte river

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says it will conduct an investigation to determine the liability of the company responsible for the oil spill

OIL SPILL. Half of the Ising River is tainted by the oil spill. Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard

Davao Badjaus get birth certificates through mobile registration

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:30 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Tambayan Center for Children's Rights says the mobile birth registration aims to assist the processing of birth certificates for 300 children from the Badjau community

Four inmates die in police jail raid in Davao City

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Reports that certain personnel of the BJMP were in cahoots with some inmates in the illegal drugs trade inside the jail triggered the Oplan Galugad at dawn, says the Davao City police spokesperson

OPLAN GALUGAD. Jail inmates herded outside their cells during early morning raid Saturday at the Davao City Jail in Barangay Ma-a in Davao City. Photo courtesy of DCPO

Davao retains Batang Pinoy Mindanao crown

Feb 10, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Dominant in various fronts, Davao picks up a total of 56 gold medals to capture the overall championship

CHAMPS AGAIN. Davao rules the Mindanao leg of the nationwide sporting event featuring athletes 15 years old and below. Photo from PSC

Japan's top diplomat visits Duterte in Davao City

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan is ready to 'expand' support for the Mindanao peace process

Batang Pinoy: Archer Loreno completes golden sweep

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Koronadal's John Carlo Loreno nails his seventh archery gold in the 2019 Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg

ON TARGET. John Carlo Loreno leads Koronadal’s dominant showing in the archery competition. Photo from PSC

Davao City measles cases down; adults to be vaccinated too

Feb 08, 2019 - 7:51 PM

There are fewer measles cases recorded in January 2019 compared to the same period last year in President Duterte's home city

Like China counterpart, Japan's top diplomat to visit Davao

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City months after a similar trip by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

TOP DIPLOMAT. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is set to visit Davao City from February 9 to 11, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/ Rappler

Batang Pinoy: Amoguis sisters make waves in Mindanao leg

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Swimming sisters Liaa Margarette and Lora Micah Amoguis boost Davao City’s medal haul

GOLDEN HAUL. Davao City eyes swimming as a medal source as the Amoguis sisters vie for more mints in other events. Photo from PSC

GenSan jin sweeps poomsae golds in Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Thirteen-year-old Paul Anthony Rodriguez rules the individual, pair, and team events of the taekwondo poomsae competition

YOUNG STAR. Paul Anthony Rodriguez of General Santos continues to prove why he deserves a slot in the national team. Photo from PSC release

12-year-old athlete in Davao regional games dies of pneumonia

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Hadia Eronico of the Davao Oriental elementary division volleyball team suddenly fell ill in the morning of January 30 and died in the evening, says a Department of Education official

DAVRAA 2019. DAVRAA athletes are billeted at the Imelda Elementary School in Tugbok District. Photo from the DAVRAA 2019-Davao Oriental Facebook page

Bomb scares hit Davao City, Mindanao towns

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:04 AM

An unverified text message warning of a bomb planted at the Mlang Pilot Elementary School prompts parents to fetch their children. The bomb threat turns out to be a hoax.

FALSE: Duterte claims 'no projects' for Davao City under his watch

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:08 PM

'Ang Davao City, pinakahuli. Wala kaming project hanggang ngayon,' says President Rodrigo Duterte even if at least P52-billion worth of infrastructure projects are nearing implementation in his hometown

After Jolo bombing, Davao bans backpacks from churches

Jan 29, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Benito de Leon, head of Davao City's Public Safety and Security Command Center, says parish priests and other religious leaders have been asked to disseminate the information to their flock

Nearly 20,000 people flee Davao Region floods

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Authorities say at least 58 barangays across the Davao Region implemented forced evacuation

LOOK: Over 200 families evacuated in Davao City due to flooding

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Torrential rains brought by a low pressure area caused Davao River to swell, prompting the evacuation of families in flooded communities

EVACUATION. Rescuers bring children out of a flooded area in Ma-a, Davao City, on January 23, 2019. Photo from Davao CIO

1 dead, 2 missing after flood hits village in Davao Oriental

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Provincial search and rescue teams are still trying to locate two other flood victims – a 9-year-old girl and a 38-year-old woman

DOJ asks Davao court to cancel Trillanes bail over holiday travel

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Paolo Duterte's camp claims Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's December trip makes him guilty of flight. The senator is now back in the Philippines and has appeared before the Davao City court.

DAVAO CASE. Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV enters a not guilty plea before Davao City Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang on January 15, 2019. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Not guilty of libel, Trillanes tells Davao City court

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Davao City Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang orders mediation between the two camps on March 21

'NOT GUILTY'. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV enters a not guilty plea before Davao City Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang on January 15, 2019. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Davao court rejects DOJ request to block Trillanes travels

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:18 AM

(UPDATED) Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 says the opposition senator is not a 'flight risk'

'NOT A FLIGHT RISK.' This file photo shows Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Senate on October 22, 2018. Rappler screenshot

Trillanes sets foot in Davao City to face libel cases

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:54 AM

It is the first time for President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic to visit the city after being declared persona non grata here in February 2018

IN DAVAO. Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sets foot in Davao City on Tuesday, January 15. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

FALSE: These are not pictures of the 'clean' hometown of President Duterte

Jan 11, 2019 - 8:52 PM

No, these pictures do not show the ‘clean’ hometown of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

DSWD continues Usman response, monitors Mindanao earthquake

Dec 30, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Food packs are distributed to passengers stranded at ports, while its office in Northern Mindanao remains on alert following the earthquake that struck Davao Oriental

Phivolcs lifts tsunami warnings in Mindanao

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says minor sea level disturbances resulting from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Davao Oriental 'have largely passed'

Malacañang to Mindanao officials: Prepare for aftershocks, tsunami

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Palace urges local government units in Mindanao to closely monitor their respective areas of jurisdiction and take precautionary measures,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

QUAKE. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off east of Davao Oriental. Screenshot from USGS

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Davao Oriental

Dec 29, 2018 - 12:19 PM

(7th UPDATE) A tsunami threat is possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia, says monitor Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

QUAKE. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off east of Davao Oriental. Screenshot from Phivolcs

Rebranded PFL steps in ‘difficult time’ as Davao Aguilas FC folds

Dec 16, 2018 - 10:15 PM

'It was either witness the decline of Philippine pro football as a distant observer, or start working and do something about it. I chose to do something about it,' says new league commissioner Bernie Sumayao

CRUCIAL. Davao Aguilas FC leaves the Philippines Football League with only 5 teams. Photo from Davao Aguilas

Malacañang to Trillanes: Stop 'smearing' Duterte, face libel charges

Dec 09, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo calls Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a 'perennial whiner' for saying that plunderers are being set free while critics are being jailed

Davao City court issues 4 arrest warrants vs Trillanes

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 issues warrants of arrest for each libel complaint filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law Manases Carpio

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces arrest again after a Davao City court issues arrest warrants in connection with libel complaints filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Manases Carpio. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lumad kids 'rescued' in Talaingod back with parents – DSWD

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it has returned 12 of the 14 children in its custody to their parents after the Davao Regional Trial Court Branch 8 ordered it

FIRST NIGHT. Students and teachers pictured inside a police station in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, on November 28, 2018. Photo by Jose Hernani/The Breakaway Media Group

Metro Manila police chief asks Davao cops to 'LBC' Trillanes arrest warrant

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar has also ordered local cops to monitor Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WARRANTING A DELIVERY. Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar is asking for the warrant to arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to be delivered from Davao through a courier. File photo of Eleazar from Darren Langit/Rappler

Davao City court orders arrest of Trillanes

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang issues the warrant of arrest against the senator in connection with the libel case filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte

NEMESIS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has been ordered arrested by a Davao City court on December 7, 2018, over libel charges filed by President Rodrigo Duterte's son, former Davao City vice mayor Paolo. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ asks Davao court to keep Trillanes from leaving PH

Dec 06, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the move is not linked to a Makati court's decision to allow Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to travel to Europe and the US from the second week of December to early February

RESTRICTED TRAVEL. The Department of Justice seeks other remedies to restrict the overseas travel of opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Davao City police files child abuse complaint vs Makabayan congressmen

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Progressive congressmen Antonio Tinio and Ariel Casilao are facing child abuse charges weeks after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio called for their bloc's expulsion from the House

CHILD ABUSER? ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio (center, in white) joins a rally in Davao City on October 23, 2018 – the basis of the child abuse complaint against him. Photo from Makabayan

DepEd says no closure order vs Lumad school

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:46 PM

DepEd says the decision to close down the Salugpongan community learning center in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, was made by the community council

CLOSED. DepEd says the Salugpongan learning center was closed by its community after a community council resolution was passed supporting its closure. Photo from Facebook profile of Salugpongan Ta’Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center

House approves bill granting emergency powers vs traffic

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The measure had been pending for months at the plenary, but gets revived under Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

EMERGENCY POWERS. Lawmakers want to give emergency powers to the transportation chief to address the urban traffic problem. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Satur Ocampo, France Castro say nothing illegal in 'humanitarian' mission

Dec 02, 2018 - 5:15 PM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro challenges Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde to visit Lumad schools, following his allegations these are being used for communist teachings

Former Bayan Muna Rep. Ka Satur Ocampo (right) and ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro (center) at a press conference in Quezon City on Sunday, December 02, 2018, after their arrest at a checkpoint in Talaingod town in Davao del Norte, on Thursday, November 29. Satur Ocampo, France Castro was charged for child abuse and was released after posted bail. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Satur Ocampo, 17 others released from Davao jail

Dec 01, 2018 - 9:42 PM

(UPDATED) Davao del Norte police wanted to defy the release order, prompting Tagum City Executive Judge Arlene Palabrica to issue a supplemental order

BAIL.Satur Ocampo, France Castro et al posts bail for child abuse charges. Photo courtesy of Kilab Multimedia

UCCP questions arrest of pastors, others in Satur Ocampo's group

Dec 01, 2018 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) The UCCP says the group did not commit any unlawful act in Talaingod, Davao del Norte


Lumad students 'rescued' in Talaingod to remain with DSWD

Nov 30, 2018 - 8:12 PM

Police say, because the group of Satur Ocampo and Party-list Representative France Castro could not show proof of the consent of the parents, they were, in effect, 'trafficking' the 14 Lumad minors

DSWD CUSTODY. STTICLC students and teachers inside a police station in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, on November 28, 2018. Photo by Jose Hernani/The Breakaway Media Group

Street protests outlawed in Davao City

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Militant groups slam the ordinance as a curtailment of the people's right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech but local officials say rallies are still allowed in places other than streets to ensure smooth traffic flow

STREET PROTEST. Members of the National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao block traffic during a lightning rally in Davao City on March 29, 2017 to mark the 48th Anniversary of the New People's Army. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler