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Barangay chairman, 4 others in Davao Oriental arrested for shabu

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Davao Police said the chairman of Barangay Macangao, Lupon, Davao Oriental is in the narco list the PNP submitted to President Duterte

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off Davao Oriental

Sep 08, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says damage is expected from the earthquake, as well as aftershocks

Image from Phivolcs

Robredo to speak at youth leadership event in South Korea

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is joined by representatives from Youth for Peace Movement-Davao Oriental

ROBREDO SPEAKS. In this file photo, Vice President Leni Robredo addresses Senior High School graduates and Junior High School completers at the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna in Calamba during their commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Photo from Office of the Vice President

Davao Oriental, Pionaire sign MOU for $27-B industrial park

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The MOU is for the construction of an industrial park in Banaybanay town which will feature a 1,200-megawatt liquified natural gas combined cycle power plant, among other facilities

ENERGY PROJECT. Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang signs an MOU with Pionaire Ltd. Photo from the Province of Davao Oriental Facebook Page

Athletes who got food poisoning in Davao 'ate leftovers'

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio recommends a probe to determine who should be held liable for the incident

Clashes erupt in Davao Oriental despite holiday ceasefire

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The military accuses the communist New People's Army of violating its own ceasefire

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo of NPA guerillas inside their camp in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi City, Lanao del Sur under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:27 PM

This will expedite the humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the local government to respond effectively to the crisis that Vinta has created

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Nearly 16,000 evacuate as Vinta hits Davao Oriental

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:39 AM

In Cateel town, where the severe tropical storm made landfall on Friday, over 1,000 people seek shelter in evacuation centers

Soldier killed in NPA attack was newly engaged

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:33 AM

The soon to be wed soldier is identified as Second Lieutenant Miguel Victor Alejo a graduate of Philippine Military Academy Class 2015

FALLEN. Second Lieutenant Miguel Victor Alejo.

Half-paralyzed Davao Oriental prosecutor shot dead

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Rolando Acido was shot as he was stepping down from his car in Mati City

[Where I've Been] Glorious Lake Carolina in Davao Oriental

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:47 PM

Feast your eyes on this unassuming natural wonder that is just glowing with laid back charm and beauty

Ex-Davao Oriental mayor charged with malversation, graft

May 31, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The Ombudsman says former Lupon town mayor Arfran Quiñones allegedly misappropriated nearly half a million pesos worth of government property during his watch

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May 30, 2016 - 8:30 PM

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NPA rebels abduct Davao Oriental town police chief

May 30, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Chief Inspector Arnold Ongachen police chief of Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental is abducted as the rebels storm his police station

Touring Davao Oriental's Subangan Museum

Nov 01, 2015 - 9:45 AM

From an exhibit the bones of a 53 foot whale to its various displays Subangan Museum shows off many aspects of Davao Oriental

DAVOR. A 20 metric ton sperm whale is the museum's center of attraction. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio/Rappler.com

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

Over 17,000 Typhoon Pablo family-survivors now have new homes

Aug 03, 2015 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental assure they will complete and turn over the remaining 2 000 houses before the year ends

In this Rappler file photo, a man carries construction supplies across a road in the middle of Cateel, Davao Oriental, in the aftermath of typhoon Pablo (Bopha), December 10, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Project Agos to conduct training workshop in Davao City

Jul 03, 2015 - 8:42 AM

The Project Agos Davao Workshop on July 9 10 intends to teach responders how to use social media for disaster information management

DISASTER READY. Local DRRM officers, humanitarian organizations learn how to use social media for disaster information management.

The wonders of Cape San Agustin, Davao Oriental

Jun 06, 2015 - 1:09 PM

It s not an easy trip but you won t regret visiting stunning Cape San Agustin

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3 dead from NPA raid in Davao Oriental

Feb 15, 2015 - 9:44 PM

UPDATED A firefight is ongoing as of this posting

Malacañang: Power restored in Pablo areas in 45 days

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The Palace says Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla made this promise a day after President Aquino scolded his Cabinet about it

ILLEGAL. DOE Secretary Jerichio Petilla says several power generators violated WESM rules by not offering full capacities. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aquino surprised Pablo-hit areas still without power

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:51 PM

President Benigno Aquino III demands answers from his Cabinet as to why 57 of villages hit by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012 remain without power

BACK AGAIN. President Benigno Aquino III is set to return to areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda. Malacañang Photo Bureau

4 NPA rebels, soldier killed in Davao Oriental clashes

Jan 29, 2014 - 3:43 PM

The military says the communist rebels are trying to recover a former stronghold in Sitio Matabang of Barangay Taocanga in Manay town

FRESH CLASHES WITH THE NPA. A file photo of communist rebels by Keith Bacongco

Mindanao still on alert for Agaton

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:45 AM

Communities in areas affected by Tropical Depression Agaton continue to brace for the worst as the storm hovers just southeast of Mindanao

FLOODED. Residents gather next to a flooded basketball court at a village in Butuan City on January 17, 2014, as floods inundated villages and towns after heavy rains. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

State of calamity in 5 Mindanao LGUs; Davao Oriental next

Jan 13, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Flashfloods and landslides hit areas that have barely recovered from the destruction of 2012 s Typhoon Pablo

Palace denies 'canceling' Aquino's Davao Oriental trip

Dec 08, 2013 - 7:23 PM

In the first place the Palace says the President had no scheduled trip to the province

7 die in Davao Oriental fire

Dec 07, 2013 - 1:16 AM

The bodies of 3 men and 4 women were found still in their beds indicating the fire spread quickly due to the paint says the provincial police chief

Aquino cancels Davao Oriental trip, turnover of houses postponed

Dec 05, 2013 - 1:06 PM

With the postponement the typhoon survivors said they have no choice but to wait

Davao Oriental wants to inspire Yolanda survivors

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:39 AM

The experiences of the people of Davao Oriental would hopefully inspire those affected by Typhoon Yolanda to remain courageous in rebuilding their lives

MOMENT OF SILENCE. Residents of Cateel, Davao Oriental observe a moment of silence on the first anniversary of Super Typhoon Pablo (Bopha), 4 December 2013. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Magnitude 5.7 quake hits Davao Oriental

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:42 AM

UPDATED The quake was recorded as a magnitude 5 7 tremor the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Phivolcs said

Get stoked: 7 lesser-known PH surf spots

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM

‘Tis the season of rains typhoons and surfing

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SURFING. Surfers are in for a treat with the typhoon-brought waves this rainy season. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

P4-M hot logs seized in flood-prone region

Aug 08, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Up to P4 M in logs have been seized in flood prone Davao Region from January to July

AFTER THE STORM. Wreckage from typhoon Pablo lines the streets. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

LPA spotted off Davao Oriental

Jul 27, 2013 - 7:08 PM

Bicol Region as well as Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms for the next 24 hours

MTSAT Enhanced-IR Satellite image as of 6 pm, July 27, by PAGASA

Partly cloudy weekend for ComVal, Davao Oriental

Jun 22, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Partly cloudy skies are expected until Monday next week in both provinces

Army gives out school supplies to Typhoon Pablo kids

Jun 06, 2013 - 4:01 PM

The distribution of school supplies in Mindanao this year is its biggest undertaking so far under the Army s Project Shoebox is an outreach program

Faulty cards, weak signal delay Davao Oriental count

May 14, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Out of 11 towns in the province 5 had failed to transmit results as of posting time in Davao Oriental

EMPTY PRECINCTS. Polling stations are almost empty except for a few election workers, poll watchers and journalists. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/RAPPLER

Voting in the eye of the storm

May 13, 2013 - 6:57 PM

They survived typhoon Pablo but now they are caught in another storm: politics Rappler tells their story on Isla Poo

Pablo survivors: Gov using relief goods for campaign

Apr 23, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Angry Typhoon Pablo survivors barricaded a major highway in Mati to demand the release of rice and relief goods allegedly hoarded by the provincial government

PROTESTING ANEW. Survivors of Typhoon Pablo in another rally, protesting the alleged misuse of relief goods meant for them, in Mati City, Davao Oriental, April 23, 2013. RAPPLER/Karlos Manlupig

Elbert of Aragon after Typhoon Pablo

Mar 26, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Elbert Reyes of Aragon in Cateel Davao Oriental returns to his fields planting for a future after Typhoon Pablo

Elbert Reyes, 13 Mar 2013. Photo by Geloy Concepcion.

Mindanao feels wrath of ‘Crising’

Feb 19, 2013 - 9:19 PM

The typhoon battered province of Davao Oriental was not spared by the flooding

UNDER WATER The village of Gravahan in Matina, Davao City was swamped after a heavy downpour brought by tropical depression 'Crising' caused the Davao River to overflow. All photos by Karlos Manlupig

Anomalies mar DSWD rehab efforts

Feb 16, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Administrative and criminal complaints are filed at the Office of the Ombudsman against DSWD Region 11 officials for forgery of documents among others

Australia to give P126-M more in aid for typhoon Pablo

Feb 04, 2013 - 5:54 PM

Australia responds to renewed calls for aid for victims of typhoon Pablo

Pablo victims need more help - UN

Jan 25, 2013 - 4:01 PM

The UN launches an appeal for more international aid to help victims of Typhoon Pablo in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental

DESPERATE FOR AID. Victims of devastating Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) jostle for position as they beg for relief food being distributed by members of a private company in New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on December 9, 2012, five days after the storm hit the southern Philippines. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Soldier killed, 10 hurt in Davao Oriental blast

Jan 22, 2013 - 3:37 PM

The New People s Army are allegedly behind the attack a military official says

Forced evacuations in Davao region due to floods

Jan 20, 2013 - 1:58 PM

Heavy rain since Saturday evening has affected parts of Mindanao including the town of Cateel in Davao Oriental

A girl wades through floodwaters in Davao City, January 20, 2013. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

AFP begins rehabilitation efforts in Pablo areas

Jan 17, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Our task now is to restore your homes and spirits says the general in charge of rescue relief and rehabilitation efforts in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental

After Pablo

Jan 12, 2013 - 2:48 PM

After everything the story is about a world that has fallen apart The center will not hold on its own not now and not for a very long time

LIFELESS. A village in Bangaga, Davao Oriental. Photo by John Javellana

Potential storm forces 7,000 to flee homes

Jan 11, 2013 - 5:08 PM

A low pressure area brings heavy rain in Mindanao making rivers overflow and threatening places hardest hit by Typhoon Pablo

Pablo-hit areas brace for potential storm

Jan 11, 2013 - 8:52 AM

UPDATED Threatening Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley a low pressure area triggers flash floods that have affected almost 5 000 persons

Soldiers donate P7-M for victims of Pablo

Jan 04, 2013 - 3:57 PM

The Philippine Army is doing this as a gesture to sympathize and to show its support to its soldiers who have given a lot more for this country says the Army spokesperson