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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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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Tagum Coop Medical Outreach draws 218 beneficiaries

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Davao Oriental readies for La Niña

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

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No backing out of investors DCIPC

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Matina Enclaves set to launch Building 5

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Aeon Towers construction now moving up to 12th level

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