HEROES DAY. City administrator Melchor Quitain and the department heads of the city government lead the offering of the wreath during the commemoration of National Heroes Day at Osmeña Park yesterday. Lean Dav

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HOMEWARD BOUND. Members of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ride a truck to return to their respective provinces after INC officials announced the end of nationwide protest actions after reaching an agreement with the g

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INC PROTEST. Thousands of members of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) from the different provinces in Mindanao converge in front of the Hall of Justice in Davao City on Sunday night to stage a protest rally against Just

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THE PLEDGE. Supporters carrying candles surround Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte during the “Run Duterte Run” rally at Rizal Park in Davao City on Friday night. Thousands of Duterte’s supporters who a

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CARAVAN. The “Run Duterte Run” caravan rolls through the main thoroughfares of Davao City. The caravan was part of an effort to convince Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to run for President in next year’s electi

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TRIBAL DANCE. Elderly men from the Ata tribe perform a traditional Ata dance during Panagtagbo, part of the 30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival celebration held at Tionko field on Friday. Lean Daval Jr.

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HARMONY. North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza (second from right, front row), Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Arellano Evangelista (second from left, front row), Magpet Municipal Mayor Florenito T. Gonza

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RUSH. A worker rushes to put up the buntings along the main thoroughfare of Davao City three days before the culmination of the 30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival. Lean Daval Jr.

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ALL THUMBS. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte flashes the thumbs-up sign together with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) executives led by Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East A

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By Cheneen R. Capon
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Carmudi supports Haribon’s pro-environment advocacy

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Physical attributes is not enough for Misters 2015

By Jessa Mariestela P. Putong, ADDU Intern
Ian Flores Alibo was named representative of Davao del Norte for the Misters 2015 pageant on September 13 at Resorts World Manila.
Retchelyn S. Barcelo, team coordinator of the province of Davao del Norte, announced Alibo as representative for Davao del No...

PLDT backs digital startups in 3rd ‘Geeks on a Beach’

Firms under PLDT, the country’s leading telecommunications and digital services provider, threw their full support behind the fast-emerging startup ecosystem and the need for innovation to advance the Philippines’ digital economy during the ‘Geeks on a Beach’ (GOAB) technology and startup co...

8 Region 12 LGUs get seals of good local governance

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Dabawenya mothers get free medical services

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Trade attachés to join DATE 2015: Chamber

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LGUs get funding support for fishery

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Camella rolls out huge Kadayawan discounts

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Wilson John Benolirao: A passion for coffee

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