BUSTED. Alleged drug pusher Rian P. Enriquez is presented to members of Davao City media on Friday afternoon at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11 office. PDEA personnel said they seized methamphe

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COMPACT. Construction workers conduct soil compaction along R. Castillo Street as part of the ongoing drainage and road rehabilitation project in the area. Lean Daval Jr.

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ALDUBMANIA. Popular noontime show’s “Kalyeserye” fanatics are glued to a television set as the phenomenal love team AlDub’s much-anticipated second meeting unfolds. The extremely popular “Kalyeserye

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WINNING KARATEKAS. AAK Davao’s (left to right) Jelynn Landong, Daryll Sulla, Darlene Maramara, Julian Ambrose Ramirez, JP Ponce and Sophia Agullo show the medals won by the team in the recent SM Marikina Supe

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RUN FOR LUMADS. Marion Solis, spokesperson of the  Run for Lumads 2015 gives the details of the advocacy run set on October 17 during the FAST Fridays media forum at the Archipelago 7107 by Barrio Fiesta at

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WARNING. Davao City Economic Enterprise (CEE) public markets coordinator Reynan Librado warns public market vendor that their permits will be revoked if they are caught selling adulterated meat and other food p

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NOW OPEN. Raffy Ayala (center) of Eden Nature Park and Resort, JVA Group of Companies food and beverage consultant Lisa Tonogbanua (right), and Mark Villorente of JFM Development Corp. (left) lead the ribbon cu

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NEWLY-WIDENED. The access road leading to the Matina Enclaves, now renamed to Col. Emilio D. Escandor Road, is now open to the public. The road project, undertaken by the city government, consists of road wi

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POWER TALK. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte along with 10th Infantry Division commander Major General Rafael Valencia, Police Regional Office 11 deputy regional director for operations Senior Superintend

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Auto loans in PH faces bright future: Carmudi

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Murder raps filed vs. 90 Mamasapano suspects

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DCWD: No water rate hike from bulk water project


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