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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.

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

Davao cop dies after 'accidental firing' of gun

Feb 26, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Police Staff Sergeant Renante Mercado was found dead on the floor beside his desk at Police Station 2 in Davao City

POLICE STATION. Staff Sergeant Renante Mercado was found dead under his table at the San Pedro Police Station in Davao City on February 25, 2020, an apparent victim of accidental firing, say police. Photo from Google maps

Araw ng Dabaw month-long activities canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

Feb 10, 2020 - 5:52 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says the city's health care facilities ‘have limitations’ and ‘we cannot possibly carry hundreds of sick individuals all at the same time’

CANCELLED. Mayor Sara Duterte announces 'with a heavy heart' the cancelation of activities for the 83rd Araw ng Davao, which was slated March 1-31, 2020. Screengrab from CIO video

2 Davao City barangays declare state of calamity over spread of African swine fever

Feb 08, 2020 - 11:26 AM

The villages of Lamanan and Dominga in Calinan, Davao City are also on lockdown to limit the spread of the disease

DA shuts popular hog auction site in Davao del Sur due to African swine fever

Feb 07, 2020 - 1:57 PM

The Department of Agriculture in Davao Region says it will assist vendors affected by the closure of the lucrative pig auction in Sulop town

AUCTION. File photo of pigs. Shutterstock.com

African swine fever reaches Davao City

Feb 06, 2020 - 5:53 PM

The Bureau of Animal Industry confirms that samples from livestocks in two barangays in the Calinan District of Davao City are positive for ASF

POSITIVE. File photos of pigs in a market. Shutterstock.com

Davao City bans pigs, pork products from Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:23 AM

'We do not have a case here in Davao City and we'd like to keep it that way,' says Mayor Sara Duterte

Image from Shutterstock.com

Bayan Muna, Karapatan condemn ‘witch hunt’ vs Lumad evacuees in Davao City

Jan 25, 2020 - 5:10 PM

Paramilitary group Alamara allegedly forcibly enters the UCCP Haran compound where Lumad evacuees have taken refuge since 2015

LUMAD ATTACK. Progressive and human rights group decry paramilitary group Alamara's attack against Lumad evacuees in Davao City. Photo courtesy of Save Our Schools Network Facebook page

Rookie cop dies of heatstroke after training in Davao City

Jan 18, 2020 - 12:10 PM

Police Regional Office 11 chief Brigadier General Filmore Escobal says Patrolman Angelo Tito and 4 other rookie cops fainted during training. Tito died a day later, while 3 are still in the hospital.

ROOKIE COP. Patrolman Angelo Tito, 24, dies a day after fainting during police training. Photo from the Facebook page of Jeal Angelo Tito

Martial law lifted in Mindanao, but guns still prohibited in Davao City

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:27 PM

The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020

Duterte OK with exempting Davao City from ceasefire with NPA

Dec 26, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The President's daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, earlier requested that her city be excluded from the ceasefire because she believes communist guerrillas 'cannot be trusted'

FIRST DAUGHTER. President Rodrigo Duterte is "okay" with his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's request for an exemption from a ceasefire with communist guerrillas. File photo from Malacañang

Sara Duterte: Exclude Davao City in ceasefire with CPP-NPA

Dec 23, 2019 - 7:25 PM

'For these terrorist organizations, sincerity is a strange word. To believe that they desire a peaceful end to the insurgency problem would be playing ignorant of their bloody habit,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte

DISTRUST. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says working with the CPP-NPA is a fruitless effort. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Lifting of martial law will boost Davao City economy – Sara

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Davao City mayor welcomes the decision not to extend the Mindanao-wide martial rule

APPROVES LIFITNG. File photos from the Japanese Government showing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, attending the court banquet after the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on October 22, 2019.

1 arrested in Davao City condo earthquake damage

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte also orders a probe into the city's engineering and city building offices, and Ecoland 4000 Residence's building administration

DAMAGED. Ecoland 4000 Residences in Davao City sustained greater damage among the structures. Photo from Davao City government

LOOK: Davao City condo damaged by strong earthquake

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:18 PM

At least 9 people, including a Korean resident, are injured at Ecoland 4000 in Davao City

DAMAGED. The Ecoland 4000 condominium in Davao City sustains serious damage after a another strong earthquake rocked parts of Mindanao, including Davao City, on October 31, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City recognizes China envoy for 'historic achievements'

Oct 27, 2019 - 4:16 PM

In a resolution, Davao City also thanks Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua for several projects funded by the China Foundation for Peace and Development for the President's hometown

CHINA AMBASSADOR. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua is set to leave his post in the Philippines in November 2019. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

With P9.68B in assets, Davao City Water District is richest in PH

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The 488 water districts in the country reported combined assets of P83.44 billion in 2018, the Commission on Audit reports

Davao City hog raisers ask mayor to keep ban on hogs and pork from Luzon

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Local producers tell Mayor Sara Duterte it would be a catastrophe if they allow the entry into the city of live pigs and products from ASF-infected Luzon

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Military supports 'selective martial law' in Mindanao

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines says it supports Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's 'recommendation' that the city be exempted from martial law

MILITARY SPOKESMAN Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

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