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Duterte’s hometown crafting 'non-politicized' tourism masterplan

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:19 PM

The 6-point 'Davao Turismo Agenda' covers plans for the city’s marketing, product development, tourism force, tourism budget, financing, government relations, and industry support

Duterte wants arrest for loiterers, people who drink in public

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:35 PM

'Hulihin mo at ikulong ninyo. Tutal may PAO naman bukas magpa-release, eh di sige,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the 6th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys at the Tent City in Manila Hotel, Manila on September 18, 2017, reiterates that he will remain steadfast in his campaign against illegal drugs, crime and corruption. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Davaoeños to export lapu-lapu to Xiamen

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Once the fish fry sent here from China have become fully-grown and have reproduced, they will be exported back to Xiamen, where the market price of the said commodity hovers at around P3,000 per kilo

A CATCH. Importers from Xiamen are preparing to ship 100,000 grouper fry from the fishermen in Davao. Rappler file photo

No proof linking Davao Group to P6.4-billion shabu shipment – Gordon

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the shabu smuggled from China, and will now focus on the corruption in the Bureau of Customs

DRUG SMUGGLING. The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the P6.4 billion worth of shabu smuggled from China. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Group with Lumad minors temporarily held at Davao airport

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Cebu Pacific says the Philippine National Police 'had to check their documents because many of them were minors'

Over 100 families evacuated due to flooding in Davao City

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Heavy rains cause rivers to swell to critical levels prompting local officials in affected areas to issue a forced evacuation alert

FLOODED ROAD. Heavy rains have flooded roads especially in Bunawan which connects Davao City to Panabo City. Photo Xtian Joseph Villareal Serrano

Gordon, Pimentel removed Taguba's protective custody – Lacson

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the order was given after Mark Taguba implicated the so called Davao Group which allegedly includes presidential son Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte in smuggling

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

LOOK: Flooding hits Davao City due to heavy rain

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:12 AM

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FLOODING HITS DAVAO. Commuters in Davao City are stranded due to flooding triggered by heavy rain Thursday night, September 7. Photo courtesy of Davao City Public Safety and Security/911

'The boy with the drogang tattoo': Netizens share Paolo Duterte memes

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Twitter users speculate over the alleged ink Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has on his back

Mariano after CA rejection: Interest of landlords, oligarchs prevailed

Sep 06, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Former agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano says he himself will announce who among the members of the Commission on Appointment voted for his confirmation

'TULOY ANG LABAN.' Former agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano raises a fist after his confirmation hearing at the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday, September 6. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

An interview with Senator Leila de Lima who has been kept in detention for over 6 months now

BIRTHDAY WISH. Detained Senator Leila de Lima attends her hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on August 18, 2017 and says her birthday wish is 'vindication soon.' File photo from Office of Sen Leila de Lima

Duterte might not push through with mega prison in Nueva Ecija – Aguirre

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:54 AM

The President instead proposes to build a new medium sized facility and improve existing 7 regional prisons

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nograles son joins PDP-Laban, takes oath before Duterte

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Describing Karlo Nograles as one of the most powerful congressmen President Rodrigo Duterte says We can take advantage of him

KARLO NOGRALES AND RODRIGO DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles after the latter was sworn in as new member of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte says Trillanes’ evidence vs son, son-in-law is ‘trash’

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In a speech before soldiers in Davao City the President once more defends Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio against allegations of involvement in smuggling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

Imee Marcos, Ombudsman, North Korea | Midday wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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Ombudsman pursues Matobato's Davao Death Squad complaint

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:22 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales inhibits from the investigation

ARREST WARRANT. Edgar Matobato attends the Senate probe into the spate of extrajudicial killings, September 16, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes tags Duterte son-in-law in smuggling

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:03 PM

UPDATED Former Customs intelligence chief Neil Estrella confirms that he saw Manases Carpio husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio visit the office of the Customs chief

PRESIDENTIAL IN-LAW. Lawyer Maneses Carpio (right) with wife, Sara, and President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from the Facebook page of Maneses Carpio

Lacson downplays son's photo with Paolo Duterte amid smuggling issue

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Napupunta siya ng Davao Alam ko may pic siya with Baste or Paolo but that s all there is to it says Senator Panfilo Lacson

PDAF IS BACK? Senator Panfilo Lacson laments the supposed return of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the 2017 national budget. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte dares critics to prove son behind 'ukay' smuggling

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte explains that his son Paolo is just helping his in laws described by Duterte as Muslim vendors selling jars and ukay ukay in Davao

FATHER AND SON. President Rodrigo Duterte (right) dares critics to prove that his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (left), is behind smuggling. Malacañang file photo

DoubleDragon to build 'biggest' hotel in Mindanao

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the Hotel 101 brand the 519 room hotel will sit on a 5 300 square meter prime commercial lot at Eco West Drive at the side of SM City Davao

BIGGEST. Hotel 101-Davao will be the largest hotel in Mindanao with 519 hotel rooms, a commercial and retail strip, and facilities to cater convention. Photos courtesy of DoubleDragon

Bus passengers carrying firearms arrested at Davao City checkpoint

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

They are intercepted at a checkpoint in Barangay Lasang Bunawan District – one of several checkpoints set up in Mindanao following the declaration of martial law

Trillanes wants Davao councilor summoned to P6.4-B shabu probe

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Why would a councilor from Davao City be dealing with some brokers? And this Small Abellera is known in Davao City to be very close to Paolo Duterte says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

'BEAR IT.' Senator Antonio Trillanes has this advice for his colleagues in jail: just grin and bear it. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

How to grow a business, according to Dennis Uy

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The 43 year old businessman from Davao – also a staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte – is one of the most aggressive dealmakers in the country acquiring companies left and right

Sit down interview with Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Paolo Duterte a 'smuggler'? Trillanes releases documents anew

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:54 PM

This comes after presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte was implicated in a House probe into the P6 4 billion shabu shipment from China

File photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Alleged drug lord Espinosa's brother-in-law killed in Davao police ops

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Jake dela Cruz had 4 arrest warrants against him and faced criminal charges for illegal possession of firearms illegal drugs and murder

FAST FACTS: Who is Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte?

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte had earlier been linked to shipment of illegal drugs and violence by alleged former members of the Davao Death Squad

LOOK: Davao's new SWAT members

Aug 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Davao City gets 48 more Special Weapons and Tactics SWAT members with advanced training

48 graduates of advance SWAT training stand in formation on Thursday, 3 August 2017, at the Davao City Police Office Parade Grounds inside Camp Leonor Domingo. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

PH Navy delivers fresh military hardware, relief goods for Marawi

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Seven tons of relief goods as well as additional military vehicles from the Philippine Marines are delivered

RELIEF GOODS. A volunteer carries relief goods for a waiting vehicle inside the deck of the BRP Davao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lumad children appeal to Duterte to save their schools

Jul 31, 2017 - 6:10 PM

With the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao violence continues to erupt and Lumad education remains hampered

Younghusband brothers to transfer to Davao Aguilas

Jul 29, 2017 - 1:24 PM

UPDATED Phil and James Younghusband are set to leave Loyola after 6 years with the club

NEW TEAM. Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband are set to transfer to Davao Aguilas F.C. File photo by Mark Cristino

After drawing flak, Duterte makes new rape joke

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

What I don t like are kids being raped You can mess with maybe Miss Universe President Rodrigo Duterte says in his new rape joke

File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Duterte asked to lift martial law in Davao City

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:14 PM

We cannot deny the slowdown especially in the tourism industry when martial law was declared in Mindanao says the president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce

Incoming CBCP head views self as Duterte's 'friend-sinner'

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:20 PM

UPDATED Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles says there was no conflict between the local church and Rodrigo Duterte when he was Davao City mayor

FRIENDS FOR YEARS. Then-Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte apologizes to Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles on December 4, 2015, after Duterte cursed Pope Francis in a campaign speech. File photo from the Facebook page of Christopher 'Bong' Go

Davao Archbishop Valles elected CBCP president

Jul 08, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Davao archbishop is set to lead the CBCP as his friend – President Rodrigo Duterte – pursues a bloody war on drugs that has alarmed Catholic bishops

NEXT PRESIDENT. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines elects Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (1st from left) on July 8, 2017, as its next president. Photo by Roy Lagarde

COA recommends graft charges vs DOJ, BuCor officials in Tadeco deal

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

State auditors say BuCor management must initiate the filing of charges against the officials before the Ombudsman

CHARGES LOOMING? The COA recommends the filing of charges against officials of the DOJ and BuCor who sealed the joint venture agreement with Tadeco.

Mindanao Railway construction starts in 2018

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The big ticket infrastructure project has seen 4 Philippine presidents come and go Under the country s first Mindanaoan president its construction is approved

LEGACY PROJECT. When Duterte assumed presidency a year ago, he announced the Mindanao Railway Network will be his first big project. Image from build.gov.ph

After one year, Duterte veers ever more to the right

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is proving to be a hindrance to the country s most urgent political and socio economic reforms

TIMELINE: Probing into the Davao Death Squad

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Several investigations witnesses and hearings have been conducted in the past decade yet the existence of the Davao Death Squad remains to be a very contested issue

Davao City spent P151M due to lack of waste segregation – COA

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Only 4 out of the city s 182 barangays maintain a materials recovery facility which is required under the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

SANITATION. The Commission on Audit reveals 98% of barangays in Davao City failed to comply with the Solid Waste Management Act.

Digong is boss, not the bayan's champion

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Duterte has nationalized this local way of doing politics with its associated coercive features vulgar argot and a more personalized patronage system

DOJ moves to cancel Lascañas' passport

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Arturo Lascañas is facing murder and frustrated murder charges over his confession of operating to kill radio man Jun Pala

SELF-CONFESSED HITMAN. Retired police SPO3 Arturo Lascañas during a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to get Interpol help in Lascañas' arrest

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the DOJ order is proof that retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas told the truth about President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the Davao Death Squad

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Vitaliano Aguirre: 'Fake news king' to opposition, 'bright boy' to Duterte

Jun 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Aguirre says he would have wanted to settle for a quiet life take care of his 6 grandchildren tend to his bonsais and resume scuba diving but service beckoned

DOJ CHIEF. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II faces his latest controversy since being appointed chief of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Michael Berg on harnessing power of mind to beat addiction

Jun 08, 2017 - 2:50 PM

How can drug addiction be conquered? Kabbalah Center International s Michael Berg speaks

Maute patriarch moved to Camp Bagong Diwa

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Cayamora Maute whose sons lead a local terror group is moved to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig past midnight

ARRESTED. Cayamora Maute is interviewed by media following a press conference about his arrest in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Pagcor, BPI glitch, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:42 PM

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PNP to Maute brothers: Take care of hostages, we'll take care of your father

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Cayamora the patriarch of the Maute clan was inside a van along with 3 relatives and a driver as he was arrested on June 6

FINANCE AND LOGISTICS? Cayamora Maute after his arrest on June 6, 2017 in Davao City.

Qatar crisis, martial law, Duterte and Carpio | Evening wRap

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:49 PM

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Mautes' father, 4 others arrested in Davao City

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

3rd UPDATE The 5 are intercepted at a Task Force Davao checkpoint in Davao City hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte

Additional 'communication' vs Duterte filed before Int'l Criminal Court

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope Duterte’s impunity would soon end

 END IMPUNITY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano  urges ICC Prosecutor to bring hope and end President Rodrigo Duterte's impunity. Presidential Photo