MOA SIGNING. Incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte shakes the hand of Mega Harbour Port Development Corp. president Victor S. Songco after both signed the memorandum of agreement for the Davao Coastline and Por

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CEASIREE MULLED. Incoming labor secretary Silvestre H. Bello III gives updates on recently-concluded informal talks with Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front headed b

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SKILLS ENHACEMENT. A firefighter from Davao City’s Central 911 undergoes a refresher training in advance firefighting in Sta. Ana wharf. The firefighting unit of Central 911 underwent a one week refresher tra

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BACK AT THE HELM. Incoming Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio takes her oath of office before Judge Emmanuel Carpio of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 as her husband, lawyer Mans Carpio, looks on

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VR TEST. A mall-goer tries out LG 360 virtual reality (VR) glasses at the newly-reopened LG concept store at the third level of Gaisano Mall of Davao over the weekend. LG also launched its latest flagship produ

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SECURITY TALKS. Incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte (right) talks to German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski on various issues like economic relation and security during the latter’s visit in Davao City on Friday

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THROUGH THE YEARS. Veteran photojournalist Rene B. Lumawag holds a news conference at Iko’s Garden Restaurant on Friday afternoon to promote his upcoming photography exhibition entitled “Rody Duterte, Throu

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BIG EVENT AT SM LANANG. Davao Tourism Association (DATA) president Sally San Jose (fifth from left), SM Supermalls Mindanao vice president for marketing Russel Alaba (left), Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre and some

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ON WASTE DISPOSAL. City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) information and education officer Lakandiwa Soliman Orcullo (left) urges administrators of all schools in Davao City to observe proper wa

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Marco Polo Davao unveils signature iced tea with women movers of Davao

An afternoon of iced tea and women empowerment filled the air at the Marco Polo Davao’s Presidential Suite for the launch of the Signature Earl Grape Iced Tea.
 General Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin welcomed the women leaders of Davao for the first GM’s High Tea and Talk session. Among the gues...

President Duterte is on the cover of starstudio magazine

StarStudio welcomes July with a hot back-to-back cover featuring two extraordinary men: the 16th President of the Philippines, Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, and the controversial Joel Cruz.
 Read about the private life of Digong, his family, and leadership style, and get a glimpse of what his presi...

LGU Panabo conducts Mason Training at Gawad Kalinga Village

A total of forty (40) Masonry trainees including four (4) females benefited from the joint project of the City Government of Panabo led by Mayor James G. Gamao and Holcim Philippines in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK), Association of Construction and Informal Workers (ACIW), Technical Education ...

Tagum Coop Medical Outreach draws 218 beneficiaries

Tagum Cooperative (TC) successfully conducted its Medical Outreach Activity at CHO-former, Brgy. Mintal Gymnasium, Tugbok District, Davao City, drawing 218 beneficiaries.
Free Blood Pressure Checking, Weight Taking, FBS monitoring, Medical Consultation/Check-up, Eye Screening, Tooth Extraction, and M...

Mobile app links rural health workers to city physicians

Most government health facilities in the provinces have a shortage of doctors.  Health workers who badly need the advice and expertise of medical specialists have to fend for themselves in both routine and emergency situations.
Hx Factfinder, a mobile application developed at the recent #thinkOPEN...

Water service interruption in some Toril areas

Davao City Water District advises of a water service interruption on June 23 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM affecting some areas in Toril particularly portion of San Nicolas Street (from corner Juan Dela Cruz Street to Rovical Village), portion of San Vicente Street (from corner Juan Dela Cruz Street to Gu...

Davao Oriental readies for La Niña

The Provincial Government of Davao Oriental is gearing up in preparation for the coming of the rainy season.
In an executive order recently issued by Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon, all city and municipality mayors and punong barangays here in the province have been tasked to convene their respective ...

P72-M road project to boost DavSur town’s agri economy

The farm-to-market road concreting amounting to PHP72-million in a remote village here is seen to boost the town’s agricultural economic growth and production.
Mayor Arthur Davin said the completion of the Bacungan Center-Tahpicong-Blasan Phase I road concreting which is a seven-kilometer stretch c...

COMMENTARY - Are Filipinos ready for constitutional reform?

By Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco
Many constitutional scholars maintain that pathologies in a constitution can emerge during its reign. These pertain to provisions in the constitutional text itself that may have been designed with good intentions but have eventually become debilitating to the political s...

THINK ON THESE - Second chance

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BSP confident Phl fundamentals enough to counter Brexit impact

Philippine monetary officials are confident that Philippines macroeconomic fundamentals would continue to support the domestic economy on possible negative impact of UK’s exit from the European Union.
On June 23, votes for the UK to exit from the 28-country EU won, which some analysts said was unex...

Fruit market opens at Abreeza

By Cheneen R. Capon
The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Mindanao led the opening of the P10-million Asian Fruit Market Saturday at the fountain area Abreeza Mall to position Davao’s agri-tourism.
Regional director Roberto Alabado III told reporters that the Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Authority...

Aeon Towers construction now moving up to 12th level

Davao’s next iconic structure has moved up construction to the 12th level.
As of Wednesday, the construction team of the 33-level Aeon Towers project reported the concreting of the 11th floor and will be moving up to the next level by next week.
Aeon Towers is the initial v...

Breath-taking Aeon Towers

The view from Davao City’s future iconic real estate skyscraper Aeon Towers is as breath-taking as a masterpiece of art on moving canvas.
If you are one who loves the mood of tranquillity after a hard day’s work, this is your ideal mancave. From one side, there is the island view—a view of the ...

Meet the new agriculture secretary

Text and Photos by Henrylito D. Tacio
When former North Cotabato Governor Emmanuel Piñol was appointed by Rodrigo R. Duterte as Agriculture Secretary under his forthcoming administration, he was completely surprised and ecstatic.
“Deep inside me, I told myself, ‘Wow, now I will be able to do what...

PMA’s no. 8 grad from DavSur, wanted to be a civil engineer

Cadet First Class Prince Marenz Regodon Aday of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, number 8 in the 63-member Class “Gabay-Laya” of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), initially wanted to be a civil engineer, and had in fact spent two years at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City to...

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