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Compostela Valley votes to rename itself Davao de Oro

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:40 PM

With over 170,000 voters agreeing to a new name, the plebiscite's results make final the renaming of Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro

Compostela Valley renamed 'Davao de Oro' in new law

May 23, 2019 - 4:55 PM

But a plebiscite will be held for Compostela Valley voters to approve or reject the new name

Dead whale in Compostela Valley had 40 kilograms of plastic in stomach

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:58 PM

'This whale had the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale,' says American biologist Darrell Blatchley

DEATH BY PLASTIC. Authorities conduct a necropsy on a dead Cuvier's beaked whale in Mabini, Compostela Valley. Photo from D'Bone Collector Museum's  Facebook page

AFP sends soldiers to 'prevent chaos' at Japanese-owned banana plantation

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:51 AM

The Eastern Mindanao Command says the deployment was upon the request of the Department of Labor and Employment in Region 11 'for peacekeeping assistance' in the Sumifru plantation

ON STRIKE. Workers on strike outside the Sumifru company in Compostela Valley. Photo from the Namasufa-Naflu-Kmu Facebook page

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

LGUs fighting students' hunger through 'central kitchen'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools

PREPARED WITH LOVE. Volunteers prepare food for beneficiaries of a central kitchen in Maguindanao. Photo from Gawad Kalinga

3 dead, 5 missing in Compostela Valley mine accident

Feb 29, 2016 - 6:07 PM

UPDATED A mining tunnel becomes flooded in Monkayo Compostela Valley leaving miners trapped

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

At least 2 killed in Davao bus crash

Jul 29, 2015 - 1:53 AM

An elementary school teacher is among the fatalities in the bus crash

NPA blamed for banana plantation blast in ComVal

Jul 05, 2015 - 11:27 PM

The military claims that banana plantations are among the favorite targets of the rebels

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.

NPA claims seizing 74 firearms from Comval mayor

Apr 18, 2015 - 3:46 PM

The NPA punished Mayor Brillantes for his overt participation in the commission of various crimes against the people in the furtherance of his economic and political interest in Monkayo an NPA spokesperson says

File photo by Karlos Manlupig

3 killed in NPA attack in Compostela Valley

Dec 29, 2014 - 11:12 PM

The attack happens during the month long suspension of military operations in observance of the holidays

AirAsia plane search, Bilibid probe, tax exemption | The wRap

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:05 PM

The search for the missing AirAsia plane continues The Justice secretary sacks more prison officials Some Filipino workers’ benefits are now tax exempt

Misamis Oriental declares state of calamity over Seniang

Dec 29, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Over 2 000 families are in evacuation centers in Misamis Oriental alone and many more in other affected provinces in Northern Mindanao

WASHED AWAY. Residents of Brgy. Santiago, Iligan City pickup firewood amongst debris washed ashore by Tropical Storm Seniang as it hits Northern Mindanao. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Four, including 13-year-old, killed execution style in ComVal

Nov 10, 2014 - 2:52 PM

The victims were found hogtied and their heads covered with face towels and shirts in Purok 3 Barangay Basak Nabunturan town

Patrolling soldiers 'accidentally' kill Lumad father and son

Oct 17, 2014 - 11:26 AM

The military says members of the 66th Infantry Battalion were blinded by the flashlight of two members of the Mandaya tribe in Compostela Valley and sensed danger

Rescuer during disasters: Coast Guard dog receives award

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Bosh the Labrador retriever gets an award from President Benigno Aquino III for recovering 4 cadavers in the aftermath of the Bohol earthquake in 2013

Police seize 'NPA' explosive devices in Compostela Valley

Aug 09, 2014 - 3:12 PM

The raid yields improvised explosive devices subversive documents and some personal items including the ID of a security guard reportedly abducted by communist rebels

Davao Del Norte, Compostela Valley face massive blackouts on P500-M unpaid dues

Jun 05, 2014 - 3:31 PM

PSALM already issued a final demand to the electric cooperative serving these provinces for failing to settle its financial obligations

NPA releases forest workers

Jun 02, 2014 - 5:02 PM

The captives are released to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

ABDUCTION. DENR contractors snatched in Compostela Valley

Still no update on kidnapped forest workers

Jun 01, 2014 - 12:20 PM

No one claims responsibility for the abduction although various armed groups are known to operate in the area

DENR contractors snatched in ComVal

May 31, 2014 - 11:01 AM

UPDATED Sources from the NPA say the relatives of the captives should not worry because they are safe and well fed

ABDUCTION. DENR contractors snatched in Compostela Valley

NPA: We didn't kill mayor

May 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The NPA says that while it once accused slain Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of involvement in illegal logging it never found enough basis to order his killing

Compostela Valley town mayor shot dead

May 28, 2014 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED Mayor Reynaldo Navarro is declared dead on arrival at the Tagum Doctors Hospital

Philippine rebels seize gold prospectors

May 04, 2014 - 6:08 PM

Officials say the rebels are using the prospectors as human shields against government troops

Rebels torch construction equipment in Compostela Valley

Apr 21, 2014 - 11:27 PM

The military says suspected NPA guerrillas torch construction equipment in New Bataan town in the latest of their desperate extortion activities

Apex Mining still affected by guerrilla attack

Apr 12, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The attack on Apex Mining Company operations cause a temporary set back in the development of additional reserves due to damages on mine equipment

NPA rebels burn 20 vehicles, equipment of mining firm

Apr 11, 2014 - 11:55 AM

3rd UPDATE Armed men raid 5 facilities of the Apex mining complex in Maco Compostela Valley

Thousands affected by Mindanao floods

Mar 21, 2014 - 4:50 PM

At least 3 387 families have been affected by flooding in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley due to heavy rains

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

Floods, landslides hit Mindanao; 19 dead

Jan 13, 2014 - 11:21 AM

2nd UPDATE Thousands of families are temporarily taking shelter in 79 evacuation centers in 16 towns 2 cities in the region

Heavy rains displace 481 families in ComVal, Davao del Norte

Jan 11, 2014 - 7:21 PM

The OCD and the local government units have already mobilized its emergency teams to respond in critical areas

Image courtesy of PAGASA

Aquino visits ComVal, Zambo, Leyte

Dec 22, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Three days before Christmas President Aquino visits areas previously stricken by disaster and conflict to check on the progress of rehabilitation

Soldier killed in clash with NPA in ComVal

Sep 27, 2013 - 3:48 PM

Eastern Mindanao Command says troops were on a security patrol in Mawab town when they were attacked by communist guerrillas

Social Good Summit: A hero in us all

Sep 23, 2013 - 4:27 PM

1st Lt Alex Deazeta is a hero but he challenges the audience of the PH Social Good Summit to all be heroes

Study puts King-king mine value at $2-B

Sep 20, 2013 - 12:30 AM

The mine is expected to generate 45 000 direct jobs

DEAL SEALED. The King-king copper-gold mining project proceeds. Sealing the deal are (L-R) Nadecor chair Roberto Romulo, Nadecor president Conrado Calalang and St. Augustine CEO Andrew J. Russell. Photo courtesy of Nadecor

7 soldiers hurt in ComVal blast

Sep 03, 2013 - 10:22 AM

A landmine explosion occurs in Barangay Napnapan Pantukan town

ON THE ATTACK. File photo of New People's Army rebels. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Speaker: Possible COA error in Way Kurat's P3B

Aug 19, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The release order for the supposed P3 billion was addressed to the DPWH central office and had no mention of Zamora or his district says Speaker Belmonte

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

Party-list coordinator shot dead

May 27, 2013 - 10:26 AM

The victim sustains 13 gunshot wounds

Comelec: We can't fix wrong ballots

May 13, 2013 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED Voters in Baguio and Compostela Valley have effectively been disenfranchised says poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr

WHAT TO EXPECT. The Comelec introduces 3 novelties in polling precincts. File photo by John Javellana

Wrong ballots lead precincts to stop polls

May 13, 2013 - 10:45 AM

UPDATE 4 Baguio precincts receive ballots meant for a Compostela Valley barangay while 6 Antique precincts get Romblon bound ballots

Cop, soldier released by NPA in ComVal

May 12, 2013 - 9:26 AM

The hostages abducted separately over 2 weeks ago were released in response to humanitarian appeals from their families and the government a rebel spokesman says

Breastfeeding in time of crisis

May 04, 2013 - 4:19 PM

During a disaster breastfeeding not only ensures that babies get proper nourishment but also makes them resistant to illness

ComVal gov's escort seized by NPA

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:14 AM

The police escort of Compostela Valley governor Arturo Uy was seized by guerrilla fighters of the New People s Army NPA on Sunday afternoon

SEIZED. A police escort of Compostela Valley governor Arturo Uy was seized by NPA members on Sunday. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

NPA fighter killed in New Bataan clash

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:33 PM

A suspected guerilla fighter of the New People s Army was killed in a firefight in the typhoon devastated town of New Bataan Compostela Valley on Thursday morning

NPA rebels seize soldier in ComVal

Apr 24, 2013 - 1:35 PM

The CPP also orders guerrillas to continue manning checkpoints for campaigning politicians

ENDING CEASEFIRE. NPA guerillas somewhere in Compostela Valley during the celebration of the 44th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines last December 26. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

NPA releases cop to Duterte

Apr 02, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Communist rebels release a policeman in Compostela Valley