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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 Occidental tops Zamboanga in low-scoring MPBL semis

Mar 03, 2020 - 7:33 AM

The extremely low-scoring affair set a number of MPBL records, including the lowest points combined in a game of 75

TOPSCORER. Emman Calo emerges as the lone player in double figures in Game 1 of the semifinals series between Davao Occidental and Zamboanga. Photo from MPBL


Davao Occidental put under state of calamity due to ASF outbreak

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:29 PM

The governor of Davao Occidental says all 13,000 pigs in San Marcelino town, ground zero of the African swine fever disease here, will be culled

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Private companies aid gov't vs spread of African swine fever in Davao Occidental

Feb 03, 2020 - 8:31 AM

The Mindanao Hog Raisers Association and PILMICO Feeds Corp have sent disinfectants, backpack sprayers, and power sprayers to decontaminate affected areas

Davao Occidental imposes lockdown on pigs, pork products after first ASF case

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:52 PM

Office of Civil Defense Director Liza Mazo activates the Regional Animal Disease Task Force after the presence of African swine fever is confirmed in Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental

San Juan catches fire, wallops Davao in MPBL finals rematch

Jan 18, 2020 - 10:22 PM

John Wilson and San Juan bag their 23rd win in 26 games with a 19-point romp over Davao Occidental

1000-POINT MAN. John Wilson, who became the first player in MPBL history to score at least 1,000, continues to take charge for San Juan. Photo release


‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse visible in Mindanao on December 26

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:29 PM

This is one rare experience, as the next annular solar eclipse visible in the Philippines will be on February 28, 2063

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

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


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

EU brings solar power to 2 sitios in Davao Occidental

Nov 11, 2018 - 12:11 PM

This is part of the European Union's P3.6-billion sustainable energy project in the Philippines

Indonesia offers repatriation for ‘newfound’ citizens in the Philippines

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Indonesian Sangirs in Mindanao are now given a choice to adopt Indonesian citizenship and relocate to Sulawesi

CITIZENSHIP. Hundreds of persons of Indonesian descent on Balut Island in the Philippines await for the release of their birth certificates on November 16, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Phivolcs quells rumors of tsunami threat after magnitude 7.2 earthquake

Apr 29, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Rumors of the tsunami risk have been spreading online There have also been persistent questions from online users about the tsunami warning even after Phivolcs had lifted it

DAVAO OCCIDENTAL EARTHQUAKE. The earthquake is tectonic in origin and has a depth of 57 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. Image courtesy of Phivolcs

NDRRMC activates response cluster for 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council declares Red Alert status after a strong earthquake hits Davao Occidental

Davao del Sur gov reports for work, met by mass resignation at capitol

Aug 05, 2016 - 9:38 PM

The employees want to transfer to the provincial government of the newly created Davao Occidental but the governor there Claude Bautista says he cannot accommodate them

Candidates in new Davao Occidental province come from one family

Oct 12, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The political clan of the Bautistas extends from Davao del Sur to the province newly carved out of it

Who is running in the Davao Region | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Davao Region

2 NPA rebels killed, 2 nabbed in Davao Occidental firefight

Oct 15, 2014 - 1:35 PM

A 45 minute firefight ensues after communist rebels attack government forces in Malita town in Davao Occidental

Travel to see Balut Volcano and the hot springs of Sarangani

Jul 19, 2014 - 4:07 PM

It s not easy to get there but those who make the journey to the town of Sarangani are rewarded with beautiful views of this unspoiled travel destination

SC: Ex-Davao del Sur solon cited for contempt

Mar 14, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Ex congressman Marc Douglas Cagas IV does not explain why he said the SC s decision on the Davao Occidental plebiscite had a level of deceitfulness

Photo of Davao del Sur Rep. Marc Douglas Cagas IV retrieved from www.congress.gov.ph

The Indonesian Sangirs in Mindanao

Mar 09, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Every year each Sangir family member has to pay the Philippine government P150 to obtain the Alien Certificate of Registration that grants them the privilege to stay

Magnitude 5.2 quake hits Davao Occidental

Jan 12, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Intensity 4 was felt in Mati City Davao Oriental while Intensity 3 was felt in General Santos City and Tampakan in South Cotabato; Davao City and Tagum City in Davao del Norte; and in Malita Davao del Sur

SC may hold in contempt ex-Davao del Sur solon

Nov 29, 2013 - 3:52 PM

Marc Douglas Cagas IV is being asked to explain his innuendos against the Supreme Court which junked his petition regarding Davao Occidental plebiscite

What awaits the new Davao Occidental province

Nov 06, 2013 - 8:26 PM

It will elect officials only in 2016 but will have its own IRA by 2014

Voters to decide on creation of Davao Occidental

Oct 28, 2013 - 9:51 AM

Voters in Davao del Sur will have an additional question whether they are for or against the proposed new province

Plebiscite on new Davao province proceeds Oct 28

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:10 PM

It would be the 81st province of the Philippines if approved in the plebiscite which takes place simultaneously with the barangay polls

New Davao province created, but polls unlikely

Jan 22, 2013 - 1:16 PM

UPDATED Comelec adopts no plebiscites policy; PCOS and ballots configured without the new province