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Davao del Norte information officer hurt in ambush

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) Pat Pacquiao, who hosts a daily radio program at a station in Tagum City, is attacked by motorcycle-riding men outside his house

ATTACKED. Davao del Norte information officer Pat Pacquiao. Photo from Pat Pacquiao's Facebook page

Even before Dengvaxia scare, Davao City had low immunization rate – Sara

Oct 10, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The Davao City mayor says they will conduct a massive vaccination drive on October 14 to immunize more kids against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and polio

Screenshot from Rappler

DepEd formally shuts down 55 Lumad schools in Davao

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'This is a clear injustice faced by the 3,500 students and more than 30 teachers of the schools,' says Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat

SAVE LUMAD SCHOOLS. Students and teachers storm DepEd to condemn the initial order to shut down Lumad schools in Davao in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Westlife’s Brian Mcfadden is coming to Manila and Davao

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Catch the Westlife crooner this November!

BRIAN MCFADDEN. The Westlife singer is headed to Manila and Davao. Photo courtesy of EKG Productions

Davao City bans everything pork-related from Luzon

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Mindanao Development Authority chief wants an island-wide pork blockade

Backyard hog raiser in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Residents warned vs swimming in Davao River amid polio outbreak

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:25 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Health Officer Josephine Villafuerte says the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine confirmed the presence of the poliovirus in the Davao River after conducting sampling and testing in August

DAVAO RIVER. Health officials ask Dabawenyos to refrain from swimming in the Davao River after it tested positive of the poliovirus. File photo from Wikipedia

Davao del Sur provincial board member arrested for Kapa Ministry links

Sep 18, 2019 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATED) NBI agents apprehend Arvin Malaza, alias Jun Blanco on radio, for participating in the resumption of operations of the outlawed Kapa investment scheme

Arvin Malaza being interviewed inside NBI Davao. Screenshot from video

Convicted child rapist freed on GCTA surrenders in Davao City

Sep 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The Davao Region police office says out of the 76 convicts freed on GCTA in their area, 3 have surrendered

Palicte surrendered at the Sasa Police Station at around 10:25 a.m. on September 6. Photo from Police Regional Office 11

Davao City court holds first ever teleconference hearings in PH

Sep 02, 2019 - 5:07 PM

In 15 minutes, Judge Emmanuel Carpio of Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16 is done with the arraignment and pre-trial of suspects in two different cases

FIRST VIDEOTELECON HEARING. Leonilo Gonzales is arraigned on September 2, 2019, via video teleconferencing for his frustrated murder case that Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16 under Judge Emmanuel Carpio is hearing. Rappler photo

Dennis Uy's Chelsea acquires original proponent status for Davao Sasa Port modernization

Aug 23, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The 25-year joint venture agreement to develop the Davao Sasa Port entails modernizing the existing port and the establishment of dedicated container handling facilities

ORIGINAL PROPONENT STATUS. Dennis Uy's Chelsea will have to match or best other bids in a Swiss challenge for the Davao Sasa Port Modernization Project. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH welcomes 'most powerful' warship BRP Conrado Yap

Aug 20, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The corvette donated by South Korea significantly boosts the Philippines' anti-surface, anti-air, and anti-submarine warfare capabilities

MOST POWERFUL. Spectators raise their flags during the arrivalof BRP Conrado Yap (PS 39) at Pier 13 on Tuesday. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Davao City council asks President Duterte to lift martial law

Aug 06, 2019 - 5:52 PM

This is in keeping with Mayor Sara Duterte's proposal, which she made last June after her discussion with ambassadors and officials of other countries

 MARTIAL LAW. This file photo from July 2017 shows Task Force Davao personnel manning security check-points in the city after President Duterte's martial law declaration. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

3 Indonesian fishermen rescued by Mati City locals, Philippine Coast Guard

Jul 21, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Mati Police chief Major Bembo Lopez Aying says Paulus Baeruma, Batinus Paniat, and Pente Laberu were rescued off the coast of Barangay Bobon in Mati City on July 17

SAFE. The rescued Indonesian fishermen being interviewed by authorities in Mati City. Photo courtesy of Glen Lazaro Ybañez

Multi-lingual BPO firm eyes expansion in Davao, Iloilo

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:11 PM

While the company is eager to expand to other areas in the Philippines, Open Access BPO chief executive officer Benjamin Davidowitz says Metro Manila is still crucial

Photo courtesy of Open Access BPO

Cost of Mindanao Railway Phase 1 jumps by 130% to P82.9 billion

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:50 AM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia previously told reporters that the project would be funded by China, but there is no deal yet

DepEd orders temporary closure of 55 Lumad schools in Davao region

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:58 PM

DepEd regional officials say the closure is based on the findings of an anti-insurgency task force, which alleged that the schools teach students to rebel against the government

Davao City gets more foreign funding under Duterte

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Now that Davao City's longtime mayor has become the most powerful man in the country, his city has taken its place at the ODA banquet table

HEADS OF STATE. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wave to members of the media after inspecting the honor guard during a welcoming ceremony in Malacañang on November 20, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Davao City eyes transparent garbage bins to avoid terror attack

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Task Force Davao commander Colonel Consolito Yecla says there will also be a 'No Jacket Policy' when approaching inspection areas during the Kadayawan festival

SAFETY PRECAUTION. Davao City is eyeing the use of transaprent garbage bins as a security measure following the suicide terror attacks in Sulu. Image from Shutterstock

Davao court issues hold departure order vs Kapa officers

Jul 01, 2019 - 7:36 PM

A new rule allows the justice department to apply for a precautionary hold departure order despite the fact that no charge has been filed yet against Kapa-Community Ministry International

KAPA. Pastor Joel Apolinario prays over some 50,000 members of Kapa-Community International Ministry in a rally in General Santos City on June 13, 2019. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Batangas joins MPBL games in Dubai; Pacquiao attending

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM

The inaugural MPBL champions join the Davao Occidental Tigers and Imus Bandera in the Dubai showcase this September

ACTION-PACKED. Expect a thrilling duel when a solid Batangas side battles an Imus squad bannered by former Ginebra player Jayjay Helterbrand and celebrity Gerald Anderson. Photo from MPBL

3 call center employees killed in van crash in Camiguin

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:21 PM

The employees of IBEX Global Davao, which included the 3 fatalities, are in Camiguin for a team-building activity

CRASH. A team of call center agents figured in a vehicular crash on June 22, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Sara Duterte wants martial law lifted in Davao City

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The Davao City mayor will first get recommendations from the military and police before sending a City Council resolution to her father, President Rodrigo Duterte

DAVAO CITY CHIEF. Mayor Sara Duterte wants her city exempted from martial rule in Mindanao. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Davao del Sur information officer arrested over illegal recruitment

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Police say provincial information officer Sherwin Cesar and his accomplice face large-scale estafa complaints

Davao Occidental, Imus flying to Dubai for MPBL games

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Expected to attract overseas Filipino workers are the Banderas' Jayjay Helterbrand and Gerald Anderson

NEW LEAGUE. Jayjay Helterbrand resumes his basketball career with the Imus Banderas. Photo from MPBL's Facebook page


DFA Davao to offer red ribbon services starting June 17

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs' consular office in Davao City can now authenticate documents for Mindanaoans set to work overseas

'It happens': PNP downplays wrong arrest of Davao journalist

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:07 PM

‘Kung minsan nagkakamali yung nagtuturo especially the complainant,’ says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde after cops mistook 61-year-old Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle for a wanted criminal

WRONG ARREST. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says informants and complainants make mistakes in identifying suspects. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Qatar Airways to launch Doha-Davao route on June 18

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Qatar Airways will fly from Doha to Davao City once a week beginning June 18

LAX LANDING. This file photo taken on March 21, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways aircraft, flight 739 from Doha, coming in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Frederick J Brown/AFP

PNP: Arrest of columnist Margarita Valle a case of mistaken identity

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Philippine National Police spokesperson Colonel Bernard Banac cites a witness as saying that 61-year-old Margarita Valle only has a 'major resemblance' to the actual suspect

Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle arrested at Laguindingan Airport

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Police serve 61-year-old journalist Margarita Valle with warrants for alleged murder, destruction of government property, and arson, which her son says are 'trumped-up charges'

Davao city bus system to affect 7,000 jeepney drivers

Jun 07, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Davao City officials assure affected public utility drivers that they will get help once the High Priority Bus System fear is rolled out

WHAT STRIKE? Traffic builds up during rush hour in Davao City on Monday, October 16, 2017, as 20% of jeepney drivers get on the road despite a call for a nationwide strike. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Davao dominates vetoed P95.37-billion 'pork'

May 24, 2019 - 11:14 AM

With the President removing the questionable 'pork barrel' allocations from the 2019 budget, it turns out that Davao Region is the biggest loser

Compostela Valley renamed 'Davao de Oro' in new law

May 23, 2019 - 4:55 PM

But a plebiscite will be held for Compostela Valley voters to approve or reject the new name

IXS to help boost Davao-based enterprises by providing affordable fiber internet

May 23, 2019 - 9:25 AM

The company announced this at the premiere trade show, PHILBEX

Alvarez wins, Floirendo-Del Rosario rule ends in Davao del Norte

May 15, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario fails to block the reelection of Pantaleon Alvarez as the province's 1st District representative

WARM WELCOME: Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez receives a warm and enthusiastic welcome from his constituents as he arrives at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Tagum City, 6 April 2018, Friday, for the mass oath-taking of an estimated 30,000 new members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP).

Hugpong ng Pagbabago sweeps Senate race in Davao City

May 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Davaoeños Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa clinch the top two spots in the Senate race in the Duterte bailiwick of Davao City

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Victory for all 3 Duterte children in Davao City

May 13, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It's still Duterte domination in Davao City, where Sara Duterte is reelected mayor, Baste Duterte enters politics as vice mayor, and Paolo Duterte wins the first legislative district seat

Duterte votes in Davao City

May 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by his partner Honeylet Avanceña, participates in the 2019 elections

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte casts his vote for the midterm elections at his voting precinct at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Ateneo de Davao professor: Davaoeños should vote candidates based on values

May 10, 2019 - 9:25 AM

In a time when 'pragmatism' dominates peoples' politics, professor Ramon Beleno III urges voters to vote based on values and principles they hold dear

Rappler screenshot

NCR, Western Visayas nail Palaro volley title berths

May 03, 2019 - 8:59 PM

National Capital Region and Western Visayas arrange a championship showdown in secondary boys volleyball

TIGHT DUEL. A Western Visayas spiker soars for a kill against Central Luzon during their thrilling semis duel. Photo by Adz Bernabe/Rappler

Davao swimmer Villanueva shatters own Palaro record

May 02, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Juliana Marien Villanueva defends her crown in the secondary girls 800m freestyle

MAP: Where P2.8-B cocaine ended up in PH over past decade

May 02, 2019 - 2:34 PM

In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.

COCAINE FINDS. There are over 30 incidents of Filipinos finding cocaine in Philippine shores and waters.

Central Luzon completes Palaro volleyball elims sweep

May 01, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Defending champion Central Luzon caps its perfect 4-0 run with a thrilling triumph over host Davao

TIGHT DUEL. A Davao spiker unleashes an attack against defending champion Central Luzon during their elimination-round battle. Photo by Adz Bernabe/Rappler

Tausug athletics standout pockets double gold

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Rozikan Sali Balli hands the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association its first gold

RIGHT ON TRACK. Rozikan Sali Balli aims for another gold after ruling the boys triple jump and long jump events. Photo by Adz Bernabe

Duterte tells Palarong Pambansa athletes to stay away from drugs

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:30 PM

At the Palarong Pambansa 2019 opening ceremony, President Rodrigo Duterte repeats his claim that there are now around 7 million Filipinos supposedly hooked on shabu

Palarong Pambansa Opening April 28. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Palarong Pambansa 2019 opens in Davao City

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:39 PM

More than 15,000 athletes from the Philippines' 17 regions will compete in this year's edition of the national sports event

PALARO BEGINS. Performers and athletes mark the opening of the 2019 Palarong Pambansa in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Pilot dies after plane hit live wire in Davao del Norte

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:17 PM

The pilot was conducting an aerial spraying activity when his agricultural plane got entangled in a high-tension wire in a banana plantation, says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

HIGHLIGHTS and MEDAL TALLY: Palarong Pambansa 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Get all the updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Davao City on April 28 to May 5, 2019

After 10-month grind, San Juan emerges as new MPBL king

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:21 PM

San Juan caps a grueling MPBL Datu Cup run by conquering Davao Occidental in a thrilling finale

GAME HERO. Mike Ayonayon explodes for 33 points to bag the Finals MVP. Photo release

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