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Davao City gets promotion support from Japan

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:13 PM

'There are commitments from Osaka officials and businessmen to help promote Davao City to Osaka residents and the business community,' Lemuel Ortonio, chief of the Davao City Investment Promotion Center, says

​ON A TOUR. Davao City Administrator Zuleika Lopez receives a token of appreciation from Masashi Hashimoto, chair of Osaka's Chamber of Commer​ce and Industry's International Business Committee. Photo from Davao City Information Office.

2 in 10 Davao jeepneys on the roads despite transport strike

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio takes the opportunity 'to observe the streets with fewer jeepneys' as envisioned in the city government's planned High Priority Bus system

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 City is newcomer in PH's 10 richest cities in 2016

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:45 PM

A Commission on Audit report shows that Quezon City, Cebu, and Cainta, Rizal topped the lists of richest cities, provinces, and municipalities, respectively

Sara Duterte to Tindig Pilipinas: No reason for President to be insecure

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:30 PM

'When you are the President, there is nothing that will make you feel insecure – not survey results or a person like Trillanes or a power-hungry group called Tindig Pilipinas,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper 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. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

VIRAL: Homeless father, son study hard along Davao street

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Tatay Efren and 10-year-old Fren Fren are seen studying and writing despite the lack of a light source outside a building along Ilustre Street in Davao City

VIRAL. In this photo that made rounds online, Tatay Efren and 10-year-old Fren-Fren were caught studying despite not having a roof over their heads. Photo from Mildred Yu

Prove the bank accounts are true, Sara Duterte dares Trillanes

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Before she issues bank waivers, Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV must first prove veracity of the bank accounts

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

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Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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Sara Duterte negative for drugs in Davao City hall employees testing

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Aside from Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, 168 employees of of the Davao City Hall take a test for illegal drugs

DRUG TEST. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio undergoes a drug test on October 10, 2017. Photo by Davao City Information Office.

PH’s largest water project gets approval from Davao City council

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The project is deemed important as the city, according to the Davao City Water District (DCWD), has been experiencing a shortage of water supply since 2016

‘Minor’ landslide in Davao City disrupts traffic for days

Oct 09, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Thousands of commuters find are stuck in gridlock, with a portion of the Carlos P. Garcia Highway closed since Friday, October 6

GRIDLOCK. CCTV image of MacArthur Highway in Davao City at 1:59 pm, Monday, October 9. Photo courtesy of the Davao City Public Safety Security Command Center

Small Abellera mulls ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The Davao City councilor, among those tagged in alleged customs corruption, reports back to work a week after he was stripped of chairmanship and membership in city council committees

SENATE APPEARANCE. Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, in this file photo from August 31, 2017, appears before the Senate blue ribbon committee probing the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China that got past the Bureau of Customs. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Matigsalug tribe to showcase products at expo in Makati

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Fashion brand Nasabeka, named after the Matigsalug word for unity, sells handmade accessories and baskets, among others

BRACELETS. Other products made and sold by the tribe include (from L-R) tribal wear, bracelets, accessories they call 'pompoms'

Sara Duterte welcomes Ombudsman probe into family's wealth

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Ombudsman says it has found basis to start an investigation into the assets of the President's family based on the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Davao City council strips Small Abellera of committee chairmanship

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Abellera – tagged in the Senate probe into the P6.4 billion shabu shipment controversy – has been absent from city council sessions for two weeks now

CHAIRMANSHIP REMOVED. In this file photo, Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera takes an oath during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Globe launches SEA-US cable system in Davao City

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Cable facility to enhance connectivity in Mindanao

CABLE LAUNCH. Globe holds the SEA-US cable system ceremonial launch in Davao City led by Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu (3rd from left). Presidential communications secretary Martin Andanar also attends (2nd from left). Photo from Globe


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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.

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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

LOOK: Japan Coast Guard vessel joins maritime drill in Davao

Jun 02, 2017 - 7:09 PM

The exercise in the waters off Talicud Island Davao del Norte on Saturday June 3 aims to enhance the capacity of both PH and Japan coast guard personnel

What's martial law like in Duterte's Davao?

May 31, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Davao City Malacañang of the South leaves nothing to chance as Mindanao enters its second week under martial law

SAFE IN DAVAO. Task Force Davao tanks – and the occasional soldier – have turned into popular photo-ops in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

May 26, 2017 - 1:44 PM

But the military insists this does not confirm the clear presence of ISIS in the Philippines

MILITARY OPERATIONS. Army scout rangers conduct clearing operations to flush out members of the Maute Group occupying the city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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What happens to local government units during martial law?

May 24, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government but to what extent?

Davao City 'on lockdown' after terror attack in Marawi

May 24, 2017 - 3:41 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says security checks are in place both on land and at sea

MAYOR DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio declares Davao as locked down until further notice due to the clash in Marawi. Rappler screengrab

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes however that Executive Order 26 is not as strong as the Davao ordinance