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Reservists Sara Duterte, Robin Padilla join PH Army advisory board

Jul 08, 2020 - 10:58 PM

The board also includes other government officials such as Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, as well as actor and Army reservist Matteo Guidicelli

ARMY RESERVISTS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and actor Robin Padilla

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

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

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

FALSE: Sara Duterte says 'blame LGUs' for slow disbursement of P200B

Apr 03, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The statement did not come from the Davao City mayor nor did it reflect her views about federalism and the national government's response to the coronavirus crisis

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 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.

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

Sara Duterte warns INC leaders of legal action if they defy quarantine order

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:04 PM

'What kind of a church would expel a member who wants to protect himself or his family?' asks Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte

DAVAO CITY CHIEF. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte addresses a crowd on March 3, 2020. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

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

'I've always supported my father,' says Sara Duterte

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:01 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says President Rodrigo Duterte's fear of her is only 'in his mind'

CONFIRMED. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's ad interim appointment to the rank of Colonel as an Army Reservist was confirmed by Commission on Appointments. Photo from Senator Bong Go's Facebook page

CA confirms army reservist Colonel Sara Duterte

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:56 PM

The Commission on Appointments also confirms 21 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines led by Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo

CONFIRMED. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and senior AFP officials post for a photo at the Senate session hall. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Sara Duterte's party to Cayetano: Ungab ouster ‘an insult to the President’

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:12 PM

But Hugpong ng Pagbabago says it 'does not want to spar with Cayetano' but merely wants to 'sit and watch his show' in the House where the Speaker is crying coup d'etat

DUTERTE AND CHILDREN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte flank their father, President Rodrigo Duterte, before the latter's 3rd State of the Nation Address in July 2018. Presidential Photo

Hugpong ng Pagbabago: Ungab's ouster in House 'grossly unacceptable'

Mar 03, 2020 - 10:44 AM

The regional party led by Mayor Sara Duterte lauds Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab for 'being a good soldier of President Rodrigo Duterte and for doing his job with pride and principle'

CLOSE ALLIES. Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab poses with presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

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

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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.

Sara Duterte slams use of 'Manila' song in SEA Games opening

Dec 01, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Taking the stand of those in Mindanao who felt the song was inappropriate, Sara Duterte asks, 'Didn't they carry the Philippine flag? Why would you play the song Manila?'

SARA DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, prepares to depart from the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo, Japan after attending the state banquet hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on October 23, 2019. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

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

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Duterte, Sara meet Communist Party of China's 'rising political star'

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) Within days of each other, President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte hold a meeting with Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing Chen Min'er

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Communist Party of China (CPC) Chongqing Party Chief Chen Min'er who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on September 16, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Davao City council asks President Duterte to lift martial law

Aug 06, 2019 - 5:52 PM

This is in keeping with Mayor Sara Duterte's proposal, which she made last June after her discussion with ambassadors and officials of other countries

 MARTIAL LAW. This file photo from July 2017 shows Task Force Davao personnel manning security check-points in the city after President Duterte's martial law declaration. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Sara Duterte: 'True martial law' is when military takes over courts, gov't

Aug 02, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'Kapag mag martial law ka, dapat the truly strict, real sense martial law,' says the President's daughter

DAVAO CITY CHIEF. Mayor Sara Duterte believes Davao City should be exempted from the coverage of martial rule in Mindanao. Photo from the Facebook page of the City Government of Davao

Duterte to Cayetanos: When will our dynasties end?

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:08 PM

President Duterte also weighs in on his 3 older children – he approves of Sara, is happy Sebastian is into public service, but he doesn't see much of his eldest son Paolo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with his daughter, reelectionist Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, during his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HNP-HTL) campaign sortie at the Davao City Recreation Center on May 10, 2019. Also in the photo is his son, Sebastian Duterte, who is running unopposed for vice mayor. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sara Duterte to skip her father's 4th SONA

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Sara Duterte tells Rappler she will not be attending the SONA as she is on 'special medical leave for 60 days'

SARA DUTERTE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Serbisyo ng Bayan and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Pledge of Allegiance in Quezon City on November 9, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sara Duterte disowns text message telling lawmakers to defy dad's choice for Speaker

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:24 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Anak Kalusugan Representative Michael Defensor apologizes to Sara Duterte, saying it was wrong of him to drag the Davao City mayor's name into the matter

NOT FROM SARA. Anak Kalusugan Representative Mike Defensor shows a screenshot of the text message he allegedly received from the camp of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Paolo Duterte, 8 other lawmakers form 'Duterte Coalition' in House

Jul 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The newly-formed Duterte Coalition urges Cabinet officials not to get involved in the speakership race

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Philippine congressmen in session at the Batasang Pambansa. Photo from the Facebook page of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

Sara Duterte throws big party after HNP poll victory

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Speaker hopefuls flock to the table of President Rodrigo Duterte, the 'thanksgiving dinner' guest of honor, as the homestretch of the speakership race approaches

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte performs a duet with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Thanksgiving Night at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City on June 24, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sara Duterte wants martial law lifted in Davao City

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The Davao City mayor will first get recommendations from the military and police before sending a City Council resolution to her father, President Rodrigo Duterte

DAVAO CITY CHIEF. Mayor Sara Duterte wants her city exempted from martial rule in Mindanao. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Party-list bloc will vote for Duterte's bet in speakership race

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:16 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't endorse anybody in the speakership race, then the party-list lawmakers are consulting her daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for her choice

'20% OR NOTHING.' Several members of the party-list coalition in the House of Representatives hold a press conference on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Paolo Duterte calls for investigation into Bikoy's new claims

May 23, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential son Paolo Duterte says there should be a 'proper investigation' of the alleged involvement of some opposition personalities in a plot to unseat his father

PRESIDENTIAL SON. Paolo Duterte says authorities should investigate the latest allegations of Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy. File photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Sara Duterte spurns Alvarez peace offer, says Cayetano made 'veiled threat'

May 22, 2019 - 12:01 AM

The Davao City mayor claims Alan Peter Cayetano, another one vying for the speakership, warned her against supporting the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with his children, reelectionist Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and vice mayoral candidate Sebastian Duterte, during his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HNP-HTL) campaign sortie at the Davao City Recreation Center on May 10, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Paolo Duterte for Speaker? Ask the President, says Sara

May 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says the question on Paolo's interest for speakership 'should best be addressed by our father because he is the President and our patriarch'

HOUSE SPEAKERSHIP. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says she is not the correct person to endorse someone to be the next House Speaker. Sara Duterte file photo by Maria Tan/Rappler, Paolo Duterte file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Hugpong ng Pagbabago sweeps Senate race in Davao City

May 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Davaoeños Bong Go and Ronald dela Rosa clinch the top two spots in the Senate race in the Duterte bailiwick of Davao City

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo

Victory for all 3 Duterte children in Davao City

May 13, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It's still Duterte domination in Davao City, where Sara Duterte is reelected mayor, Baste Duterte enters politics as vice mayor, and Paolo Duterte wins the first legislative district seat

Duterte a no-show at rainy but packed Hugpong miting de avance

May 09, 2019 - 10:57 PM

All 13 HNP senatorial candidates are present for their last campaign rally with Sara Duterte. While her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, isn't there, her siblings Paolo and Sebastian are.

2019 HNP Campaign Caravan for Senators at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on Thursday night, May 9. Crowds staying outside the big tent of the campaign rally stayed even with the sudden heavy rains. Rappler photo