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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Teaching with open hands and hearts

Teaching with open hands and hearts  For inquiries and information about the school, you may contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact them through 0917-803-1972. You may also visit their Facebook page at and their website at openhan...

Depth of Focus

Depth of Focus  Asked how it is to raise a family abroad, she says, “Joe and I find it very exciting. This is one big adventure for us. It is challenging because you are not anywhere close to what you were used to, growing up. We have to make ourselves a part of the community we live in now, and love them as o...

100 El Niño affected farmers benefit from DOLE assistance

100 El Nino affected farmers have recently benefited from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XI’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers, or TUPAD.
The pay-out held last June 3, 2016 was for farmer beneficiaries who were identified by the National Irrigation Auth...

TRMH holds Brigada Eskwela 2016

The Royal Mandaya Hotel embarked on another Brigada Eskwela outreach program on June 11 at the Namnam Elementary School located in remote Marahan in Marilog District.
The TRMH team, composed of volunteer hotel personnel, held the annual school outreach program dubbed as “B...

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...

HASHTAGBREW - Warning from the President

By Cha Monforte
Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte has warned mayors who are into drugs in his upteenth strong statement against illegal drugs before his formal inauguration a week from now.
Speaking before businessmen in workshop called by the Duterte economic team in Davao City, the President-elect ...

THINK ON THESE - The lighter side of marriage

THINK ON THESE - The lighter side of marriage It’s good to be married though.  Socrates declared, “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy.  If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”  Now, you know why he became a classical Greek philosopher.

Rody admin told: Relax foreign ownership rule

By Cheneen R. Capon
European Union (EU) ambassador Franz Jessen urged the next administration to relax the Constitution in terms of foreign corporate ownership, a strategy to entice more Western investors.
While Jessen sees a positive outlook on the Philippine economy under the Duterte administration,...

Incoming trade chief to boost agri sector

By Cheneen R. Capon
Incoming trade secretary Ramon “Mon” Lopez is eyeing to bring back the glory days of the country’s agriculture sector through value-adding and modernization.
Believing on the competitive edge of the sector, Ramon told reporters at the sidelines of the Mindanao Collective Trad...

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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