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COA to Digos City LGU: Penalize contractor for project delays

May 24, 2020 - 9:25 PM

A Commission on Audit report shows that the contractor of a P12.26-million public market building requested for an extension 5 times

Soccsksargen region border lockdown extends until July 31

May 17, 2020 - 2:50 PM

General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera says that the decision was based on the rising COVID-19 cases in other areas, specifically the Davao region

BUS TRIP. North Cotabato's Task Force Sagip Stranded project was able to bring home more than a hundred North Cotabateños on May 16, 2020 after being stranded in Davao City. Photo from North Cotabato Facebook page

Sara Duterte warns vs spike in coronavirus cases as Davao City goes into GCQ

May 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Public transportation operations resume in Davao City, but a liquor ban and curfew remain in place

ISOLATION FACILITY. The 48-bed isolation facility at the RMC Petro Gazz Arena. Photo from the Davao City Government Facebook page

With license to operate, Northern Mindanao to start coronavirus testing

May 15, 2020 - 9:06 AM

The Department of Health 10-TB Reference Center (DOH-10) and the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) are granted a License to Operate (LTO) as testing centers

Davao City has over 5,000 unused trash bins – COA

May 14, 2020 - 11:18 AM

Thousands of garbage bins have been stockpiled in the City Environment and Natural Resources Office motor pool compound since they were purchased in 2016, says a Commission on Audit report

COA. The Commission on Audit office along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Davao police releases sketch of woman who sneaked out of isolation facility

May 12, 2020 - 4:32 PM

The police urges the public to approach the patient with 'extreme precaution' to avoid getting infected and report her immediately to the authorities

SKETCH. Davao City Police releases the sketch of a woman who escaped an isolation facility in Davao City. Photo courtesy of Davao City Police Office

Davao City gov't adopts procedures for sweeper flight passengers from Manila

May 11, 2020 - 7:31 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte says that among others, passengers of these flights will be handed screening cards and a rapid testing kit upon arrival

SCREENING. Davao City residents stranded in other parts of the country when community quarantines were imposed return home in May via sweeper flights. Photo from the Davao City Government Facebook page

Coronavirus patient sneaks out of Davao City isolation facility

May 11, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte says authorities are now looking for the female patient who escaped on Saturday, May 9

QUARANTINE. The Davao City government has converted several venues into isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients such as the RMC Petro Gazz Arena that can hold 48 beds. Photo from the Davao City Government Facebook page.

COA questions Davao Oriental's P37-million cash donations

May 10, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The Commission on Audit says there were no documents showing that the recipients of cash donations from the Davao Oriental provincial government were eligible

Digos police makes nurse do community work for lack of quarantine pass

May 10, 2020 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Digos police chief, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Vici Tababa, denies the nurse was apprehended. Nurses' groups in the Davao region said the cops refused to recognize their colleague's Professional Regulatory Commission license and hospital identification card.

Photo from QCDRRMO PIO

Calida and Duterte: A 4-decade friendship as lawyers, gun enthusiasts, friends of Bongbong Marcos

May 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the 46th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang March 2, 2020. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Passenger on Manila-Davao sweeper flight tests positive for coronavirus

May 09, 2020 - 3:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Davao City Health Office asks those seated near the COVID-19 positive passenger to undergo further health screening

HOME. Davao City residents stranded in other parts of the country undergo processing at the Davao City International Airport. Photo from City Government of Davao Facebook page

PH Navy ship that caught fire returns to India, U.S. Navy to help in repairs

May 09, 2020 - 3:18 PM

(UPDATED) With the BRP Ramon Alcaraz staying behind in India for repairs, the BRP Davao del Sur will sail to the Philippines without an escort, carrying 20 Filipino repatriates and a cargo of 200,000 face masks

PATROL SHIP. The BRP Ramon Alcaraz and its crew of around 200 sailors from the Philippine Navy before sailing from Manila to Thailand on August 28, 2019, to join the first ever ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise. File photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Marco Polo Davao to end operations June 15

May 08, 2020 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The 5-star hotel has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic

SOON TO CLOSE. The Marco Polo Davao will cease operations on June 15, 2020. Photo from the Marco Polo Davao Facebook page

Davao Occidental records 1st coronavirus case

May 05, 2020 - 6:38 PM

'We have been very careful. But here it is. It already happened. We are trying to determine how she got the virus,' says Governor Claude Bautista

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock

Davao City to shoulder cost of COVID-19 cremations

May 01, 2020 - 9:38 PM

‘There are many cadavers for cremation because families could not come up with the money within 12 hours,’ says Mayor Sara Duterte

DISINFECTION. Davao City Health Office personnel disinfects government offices and public spaces to contain the coronavirus outbreak. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City residents stranded in other parts of country not yet allowed home

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:05 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte appeals for their understanding as medical experts warn against imported coronavirus infections

Task Force Davao personnel checks on motorists at a security checkpoint in Lasang, Davao City while the People's Park and San Pedro Catheral are closed to the public as the city undergoes community quarantine on March 16, 2020. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City to 'test more people' but still not mass testing

Apr 25, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Random tests are done in the city in limited capacities

CORONAVIRUS. Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020, as part of their measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the city. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Malacañang lockdown order preempts Davao plan to scale down quarantine

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:51 PM

The lockdown in Davao City is extended to May 15. Mayor Sara Duterte says the city 'cannot go against' how the national government classifies an area.

CHECKPOINT. Police man checkpoint in the Davao region. Photo by PNP Region 10

Cebu, Davao City, other areas in VisMin on lockdown until May 15

Apr 24, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The lockdowns – the first to be declared outside of Luzon by the national government – will last until May 15

Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Barrio Luz with at least 9,000 residents is on lockdown after several residents were found out to be infected by Covid19. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Davao hospital reports first 2 coronavirus relapse cases

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) They are the first recovered patients who were re-admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City after testing positive again for COVID-19

Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020, as part of their measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the city. Mindanao already has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case currently admitted in a hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City to relax coronavirus lockdown measures on April 26

Apr 23, 2020 - 4:53 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte aims to set up a second COVID-19 testing facility as Davao City prepares to let select establishments to go back to work

CHECKPOINTS. Task Force Davao personnel checks on motorists at a security checkpoint in Lasang, Davao City while the People's Park and San Pedro Catheral are closed to the public on March 16, 2020. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

3 neighborhoods in Davao City under lockdown

Apr 21, 2020 - 9:11 PM

(UPDATED) No one can go in and out of Purok 3, 4, and 7 in Barangay 23-C 'to pre-empt a possible massive spread of the infection in the area due to a confirmed positive case,' says Mayor Sara Duterte

Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020, as part of their measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the city. Mindanao already has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case currently admitted in a hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City residents now only allowed to move within their 'clusters'

Apr 20, 2020 - 11:01 PM

The city government resorts to this rigorous system after the number of COVID-19 cases in Davao City jumped to 86

Task Force Davao personnel checks on motorists at a security checkpoint in Lasang, Davao City while the People's Park and San Pedro Catheral are closed to the public as the city undergoes community quarantine on March 16, 2020. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City bans cockfights, small town lottery

Apr 17, 2020 - 1:32 AM

The spread of COVID-19 cases in Davao City’s neighboring areas and as far as Northern Mindanao was traced to the Matina Gallera cockfight derby in March

Davao region enhanced community quarantine extended to April 26

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:25 AM

Five of the region's 6 provinces have a total of 95 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, April 15. Only Davao Occidental has staved off the outbreak.

One of the patients who had been discharged from the SPMC this week. Photo by DOH Davao Center for Health Development

11 coronavirus deaths from Matina cockfight derby – DOH

Apr 07, 2020 - 8:42 AM

A total of 427 derby attendees have so far been identified and are under monitoring

COCKFIGHT. Cockfighting remains popular in the Philippines. Image from Shutterstock.com

LIST: Cebu and Davao supermarket schedules, Holy Week 2020

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Check out the list of store hours for certain areas in Visayas and Mindanao

Tarlac, Cebu, other areas see coronavirus cases spike to double digits

Apr 02, 2020 - 7:10 PM

(UPDATED) Tarlac, Cebu, Pampanga, La Union, Davao City and Baguio City are among provinces and cities seeing cases rise in their areas

DISINFECTION. Personnel of Tarlac provincial government disinfect a hospital in Tarlac. Photo from Tarlac's Facebook page

Davao City goes under enhanced community quarantine starting April 4

Apr 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte makes the decision as the city's coronavirus cases rose to 49 on Wednesday, April 2, from only two a week earlier

Davao Occidental remains free from coronavirus

Apr 01, 2020 - 12:19 AM

As the number of COVID-19 patients increases in the Davao Region, Davao Occidental stands in resisting the entry of the virus

Davao City coronavirus cases jump to 40

Mar 30, 2020 - 8:18 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte says that there has been local transmission in Davao City and that a declaration of an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was imminent

Task Force Davao personnel checks on motorists at a security checkpoint in Lasang, Davao City while the People's Park and San Pedro Catheral are closed to the public as the city undergoes community quarantine on March 16, 2020. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City hospital lists 26 new coronavirus cases

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:43 PM

The Southern Philippines Medical Center website posts the details early Saturday, but took this down later

Davao City suspends issuance of quarantine passes

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:23 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte also warns government offices and private establishments to cooperate in the fight against coronavirus after some of them 'tried to defy the very same controls that we have made to protect the city and the entire Davao Region'

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION. A Davao City health employee sprays disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Cockfight aficionados in Davao City told to self-quarantine

Mar 26, 2020 - 2:21 PM

One of the promoters of a crowded cockfight match, a person under investigation for coronavirus, died from pneumonia

Stuck at home? This mom sets up a sari-sari store for her kids to learn saving

Mar 24, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Aside from saving, kids also learn the importance of personal hygiene and physical distancing, as they follow a set of rules to buy from Mama's home quarantine store

Photos from Hycinth Clor de Arta

Davao ready for limited coronavirus tests but Mindanao mass checking sought

Mar 24, 2020 - 5:58 PM

Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City is promised 5,000 test kits for coronavirus after the completion of initial validations tests

TEST KITS. File photo of test kits for the novel coronavirus disease

Bus that evaded Luzon lockdown quarantined in Davao de Oro farm

Mar 24, 2020 - 1:02 PM

The passengers are not allowed to disembark from the bus. They are provided meals and are monitored for symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease.

LOCKDOWN. Police authorities man a checkpoint in Barangay Manat in Nabunturan, Davao del Oro. Photo courtesy of PNP PRO 11

Davao Region's 1st coronavirus patient to be sent home after testing negative

Mar 23, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Meanwhile, two more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region are put in isolation

Food ration distribution to start in Davao Region on March 23

Mar 21, 2020 - 3:02 PM

The Davao City social welfare office is currently drawing up a master list of the most affected sectors, such as the indigents and those who lost work due to the coronavirus emergency

SARA DUTERTE. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Davao City orders shutting down of all malls

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:36 PM

Exempted from the closure are supermarkets, pharmacies, and medical and dental offices

SHUT. File photo of a mall in Davao City.

3 patients in Davao Region die while waiting for results of virus test

Mar 19, 2020 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) The specimens of the patients are sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Manila, but they die before the results are released

Sara Duterte says no more localized quarantines as Davao Region lockdown begins

Mar 19, 2020 - 12:30 PM

'LGUs should no longer implement localized lockdowns. It is the regional lockdown that should prevail,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who chairs the region's development and peace and order councils

CHECKPOINT. Police man a checkpoint in Barangay Manat in Nabunturan, Davao del Oro. Photo courtesy of PRO 11

Davao Region to seal its borders for 14 days starting March 19

Mar 17, 2020 - 10:46 PM

People are allowed to exit the region anytime, but they cannot come back within the 14-day period, says Davao Region task force chair and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte

Davao de Oro implements partial lockdown

Mar 17, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Davao Region's first coronavirus patient, who is also Mindanao's second, is from Davao de Oro

2nd Mindanao coronavirus patient recovering well

Mar 17, 2020 - 2:18 PM

Doctors in Tagum City say the patient's colds, cough and fever are gone. And if she tests negative of the virus 2 times, she will be discharged.

Davao City under community quarantine

Mar 15, 2020 - 2:45 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte issues an executive order ‘effective immediately’

Sara Duterte announces "with heavy heart" the cancelation of activities for the 83rd araw ng Davao, which was slated on march 1-31, 2020. Screengrab from CIO video

Sara Duterte speaks of Davao City lockdown scenario

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:56 PM

Davao City Mayor and presidential daughter Sara Duterte says that a Health Department expert told city government officials to 'prepare' for this eventuality

Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020, as part of their measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the city. Mindanao already has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case currently admitted in a hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City closes borders due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:41 PM

But Mayor Sara Duterte's government insists the city is 'not on lockdown'

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION. A Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Sara Duterte on self-quarantine after lunch with Gatchalian

Mar 12, 2020 - 10:29 AM

'She is now confined in an isolated bedroom at her residence and will continue to work through emails, messaging, and videotelecon,' says the Davao City mayor's office

SARA DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte at the confirmation hearing for 22 military officers at the Senate on March 11, 2020. She now holds the rank of colonel. Photo by Senate PRIB