RODY’S POINT MAN. President Duterte confers with Presidential Management Staff head Christopher “Bong” Go as he delivers his speech before female police officers during the 9th National Biennial Summit on

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PLEDGE OF SUPPORT. Marco Polo Davao marketing and Communications Manager Josef Ledesma signs on a commitment wall to signify the hotel’s pledge of support for the upcoming Miss Earth which will be held in Dav

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CANDLES FOR UNITY. Female police officers participate in the lighting of candles for solidarity during the last day of the 9th National Biennial Summit on Women and Community Policing at the Apo View Hotel on F

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SOCO AT WORK. Members of Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) collect evidence at the site of an explosion in Davao City’s Roxas Night Market Friday evening. Lean Daval Jr.

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AFTERMATH. Lifeless bodies lie on the ground, as police investigators inspect an area in the Roxas Night Market where a deadly explosion claimed the lives of 14 people and injured 67 others  n Davao City Fri

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MULTI-MEDIA ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN. Presidential Communications Office (PCO) secretary Martin Andanar shows off the government’s anti-illegal drug pamphlet which the agency is planning to distribute to foreign me

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LIGHTER SIDE. President Rodrigo R. Duterte enjoys a light moment with members of media after a news conference at Malacanang of the South in Panacan, Davao city on Friday evening. Lean Daval Jr.

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BEAUTIFICATION. Two workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 11 repaint an island along R. Magsaysay Avenue in Davao City as part of the beautification project of the agency in time for the

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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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IPs gets accessible tertiary education

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Outstanding elders given tribute through Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda Awards

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• Alejandro L. Baluyut, 60, Los Banos, Laguna;
• Agatona Cachero, 97, Vigan, Ilocos Sur;
• Estrella M. Castuciano, 78,  GMA, Cavite;
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EDITORIAL - Swift justice

Consider it one fast job and for that, give your law enforcement men a well-deserved pat on the back.
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Rody is MSMEs’ big brother

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BIMP trade mission to visit Davao City

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 The mission is composed of representatives of sev...

Matina Enclaves condos B,C now 80% complete

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Property Providers Group: Gearing up for challenging times

By Sonny L. Mendoza
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Meet the new agriculture secretary

Text and Photos by Henrylito D. Tacio
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