BIG DAY FOR DYNASTY. Goldens Dynasty Motors (GDM) owner Nelson Chua poses for a photograph with the lovely usherettes during yesterday’s opening of GDM’s showroom in Lanang, Davao City. Lean Daval Jr.

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SET FOR DEMOLITION. Davao City Demolition Unit (CDU) Engr. Alex Abi (left) shows a printed map of an area near the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) which is being occupied by illegal settlers.

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AGRI TALK. Sen. Cynthia Villar says she is confident that congress will support the agriculture programs of presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration due to the primary reason that food securi

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MORE FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS. A public utility vehicle (PUV) overloaded with farm produce traverses the national highway along Marilog District in Davao City. The incoming Duterte administration plans to prioritiz

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FARMERS-FISHERFOLKS CELEBRATION. Freshly harvested vegetables and fruits are being displayed at Rizal Park in Davao City yesterday as part of the City Agriculturist Office’s 27th Farmers’ and Fisherfolk mon

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COALITION FOR CHANGE. Presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte (center), together with Nacionalista Party president Manuel Villar (left) and Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) president Aqu

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STRICT SECURITY. The police force of Davao City implement a strict security measure at the entrance of Matina Enclaves where presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte held a press briefing yesterday. Lean Daval

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HUNDREDS OF THEM. Hundreds of local, national, international and media practitioners, gather at Matina Enclaves in Quimpo Blvd., Davao City where presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte held a press briefing y

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NOT MISSING. Presumptive president-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte flashes his clenched fist before casting his vote on May 9, the last day before he disappeared from public eye. Duterte’s spokesman Peter Laviña sa

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Caltex launches program to help schools in Davao

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PhilHealth ‘CARES’ for your needs

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Globe 1st PH telco to tap TV white space frequency for broadband use

Initiative expected to provide high-speed internet
experience to far-flung areas in Visayas, Mindanao
Globe Telecom is the first Philippine telecommunications company to adopt the TV white space frequency for broadband use in line with its commitment to improve the state of internet in the country esp...

Security Bank wins ‘Best Electronic Bank’ at The Asset’s Digital Enterprise Awards 2015

Security Bank was declared as ‘Best Electronic Bank for the Philippines’ at The Asset’s Digital Enterprise Awards 2015 held recently at Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
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Panabo City DepEd is set for Brigada Eskwela 2016

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Lala to youth: ‘Be role models’

North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou “Lala” Mendoza challenged the youth to be a role model to the present generation.
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FAST BACKWARD - Davao, a forgotten floral garden

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THINK ON THESE - Our vanishing biodiversity

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Villar: Hog sector remains major contributor in agri

Having been bestowed by the World Organization for Animal Health the highest level of recognition for being free from Food and Mouth Disease (FMD), Senator Cynthia A. Villar said the Philippines has an edge over other countries in pork production.
“Along with that, we continue to prioritize and saf...

Hao to unveil taxi booking app

By Cheneen R. Capon
Davao City-based taxi operator R.A. Hao Group will launch on July 22 the country’s first locally-developed taxi booking application for android and iOs phones-Taxilink.
“Taxilink is the taxi booking app that can be used exclusively to book Taxi’s from Maligaya Taxi and our wh...

Matina Enclaves begin sales for Building 4

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Aeon Towers construction now on 8th level

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“Slowly but surely we are going up and withi...

Meet the new agriculture secretary

Text and Photos by Henrylito D. Tacio
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