Selfie with Digong

Selfie with Digong

SELFIE WITH DIGONG.  Tourists and residents who happened to be in Magsaysay Park in Davao City in the wee hours Thursday (25 August 2016) for a durian treat got themselves yet ano ...

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Davao down memory lane

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Davao down memory lane

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) -- I stood at the corner of Claro Recto (formerly Claveria) and Palma Gil Streets as I watched the 12 entries of the Kadayawan Indak-Indak passed ...

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First Prize

First Prize

Kisan Lu Lands’ float bagged the first prize at the Pamulak sa Kadayawan on Sunday, 21 August 2016 in Davao City. The floral float parade is among the highlights of the 31st Kaday ...

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Never forget

Never forget

Konsensya Dabaw says bury Marcos in his hometown in Batac not in the Heroes’ Cemetery as it reminds the public on the sidelines of the Kadayawan’s floral float parade on Sunday, 2 ...

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STATEMENT: Ferdinand E. Marcos and the Lumad and Moro of Mindanao

STATEMENT: Ferdinand E. Marcos and the Lumad and Moro of Mindanao

Ferdinand E. Marcos, who was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986, did a lot of injustice to the indigenous peoples/Lumad and Moro of Mindanao. Encroachment into the lan ...

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Champion

Champion

The contingent from Kiamba in Sarangani province is this year's champion in the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan, a street dancing competition during the 31st Kadayawan Festival on Saturd ...

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Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan

Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan

Students from Parang, Maguindanao perform during the street dancing competition in Davao City on Saturday, 20 August 2016. Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan is among the highlights of the ...

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Agro Trade Fair

Agro Trade Fair

A worker of Sul Orchid waters orchids for sale at the annual Agro Trade Fair at SM Car Park, Davao City on Friday, 19 August 2016. The annual Kadayawan fair ends on August 31. Min ...

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Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio pregnant with triplets

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio pregnant with triplets

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 August) – Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is expecting triplets. In her message read by City Information Office chief Jefry ...

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Children’s Park

Children’s Park

Children interact with birds inside the People’s Park in Davao City on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The park is one the tourist destinations in the city which is celebrating the ann ...

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Davao City plans to reopen night market

Davao City plans to reopen night market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – The city government might reopen on Wednesday night the popular Roxas night market if the vendors promised not to break the rules and comply wit ...

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President and a patient

President and a patient

President Rodrigo Duterte talks to a patient inside the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City on the wee hours of Friday morning (August 5, 2016). Duterte visited Seni ...

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Mayor Sara orders closure of Roxas night market

Mayor Sara orders closure of Roxas night market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Aug) – Mayor Sara Duterte has ordered Wednesday to close the three-year-old street night market along Roxas Avenue, affecting some 700 food, accessories, ...

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Group helping cacao farmers to expand services to Luzon, Visayas

Group helping cacao farmers to expand services to Luzon, Visayas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 July) – A group helping local cacao farmers will be re-launched on August 1 to cover other farmers across the country. The Cacao Industry Development Asso ...

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PAGDARO SA KALINAW: The Dark Knight Rises – Batman Duterte and Robin “Bato” Probinsyano Save The Day

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: The Dark Knight Rises – Batman Duterte and Robin “Bato” Probinsyano Save The Day

[A previous version of this article first appeared as “Bayanihan Justice (Part 2): Bangon! Killing kids (and adults) in Davao didn't stop crime” in Jeremy Simons Pagdaro sa Kalina ...

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SoKor investor eyes PPP for Davao project

SoKor investor eyes PPP for Davao project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – A South Korean investor is set to meet with City Mayor Sara Duterte for the proposed Davao Riverside Boulevard project that will be enrolled under ...

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Smart to activate more LTE cellsites

Smart to activate more LTE cellsites

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – Expect faster and stronger internet speed next week as Smart Communications announced Tuesday that it will activate more long-term evolution (LT ...

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Sara Duterte-Carpio names more women as city department heads

Sara Duterte-Carpio names more women as city department heads

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July) -- Thirteen of the 31 new city department heads appointed so far by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio are women. Duterte-Carpio, who started work Saturday a ...

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Kadayawan 2016 budget cut by P2M

Kadayawan 2016 budget cut by P2M

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – This proposed budget for this year’s Kadayawan Festival will be P13 million, or P2-million less compared to last year, Art Boncato, co-chair of th ...

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Sara ends 22-day leave; denies she is resigning as mayor

Sara ends 22-day leave; denies she is resigning as mayor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 July) – Not resigning. Mayor Sara Duterte ended her 22-day leave Friday with a statement that she was not resigning as the city’s chief executive. Duterte ...

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Rural hospital in Davao now using digital tech from Europe

Rural hospital in Davao now using digital tech from Europe

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 July) -- An improved range of medical services will be made available in a rural hospital here after the deployment of a digital health platform by a Luxe ...

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Dengue death toll in Davao Region reaches 40

Dengue death toll in Davao Region reaches 40

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – Forty deaths caused by dengue have been reported in Region 11 from January to July 15 this year, the Department of Health regional office said. DO ...

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DCWD to begin construction of septage project

DCWD to begin construction of septage project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 July) – The construction of the first two of the four-zone septage project of the Davao City Water District (DCWD) will commence sometime second quarter n ...

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Lumad leaders shot; one killed, village chief in critical condition

Lumad leaders shot; one killed, village chief in critical condition

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) – Armed men riding a motorcycle in tandem fired at Lumad leaders who were also riding in tandem at around 2 p.m. Friday, killing one while the vil ...

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Central 911 chief: some barangays are still ill-prepared for disasters

Central 911 chief: some barangays are still ill-prepared for disasters

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /08 July) -- There are still several barangays in the city that are ill-prepared for disasters, Central 911 head Emmanuel Jaldon said as he urged village off ...

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Peace dominates Eid’l Fitr greetings; Duterte home to celebrate Eid’l Fitr

Peace dominates Eid’l Fitr greetings; Duterte home to celebrate Eid’l Fitr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte returned home Thursday night on board a commercial aircraft to attend the Mindanao Hariraya Eid’l Fitr 2016 at the SMX C ...

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Passenger Rody

Passenger Rody

A Philippine Air Lines steward greets President Rodrigo Duterte at the economy section of the aircraft that would bring him to Davao City from Manila on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Du ...

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Davao City police chief on alleged terror threat: no ISIS-affiliated group here

Davao City police chief on alleged terror threat: no ISIS-affiliated group here

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 July) – The hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte is reportedly facing threats from a global terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ...

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287 surrender, 39 arrested, 5 killed in campaign vs drugs in Davao

287 surrender, 39 arrested, 5 killed in campaign vs drugs in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 July) – A total of 287 illegal drugs suspects surrendered to police authorities, 39 were arrested, and five were killed in the city from July 1 to 5. Out ...

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Last day of fasting

Last day of fasting

Muslims pray inside a mosque in Mini-Forest Village in Davao City on Tuesday (July 5, 2016), a day before Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid'l Fitr to mark the end of Ramada ...

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Price of durian seen to increase next month

Price of durian seen to increase next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 July) – The price of durian might increase next month during the Kadayawan Festival as around 1,600 hectares planted to the crop were destroyed by the El ...

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Duterte spends first weekend as president in Davao

Duterte spends first weekend as president in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 July) – Still clad in the barong outfit that he used in two turnover ceremonies Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte “toured” a major thoroughfare of the cit ...

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Mayor Sara takes 22-day leave

Mayor Sara takes 22-day leave

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 July) – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio took a 22-day leave starting Friday, July 1 until July 22. Her older brother, two-term Vice Mayor Paolo Dute ...

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Watching President Digong

Watching President Digong

Vendors and stall owners in Bankerohan market in Davao City watch seven-term Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte deliver his inaugural address as the country’s 16th President and the ...

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Dabawenyos cheer Duterte’s inauguration

Dabawenyos cheer Duterte’s inauguration

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 June) -- Dabawenyos cheered the inauguration of their seven-term mayor as the country’s 16th President but also expressed hope he will be able to delive ...

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Last wave

Last wave

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte waves his city goodbye as he boards a private jet to Manila, for his new journey starting at noon of June 30, 2016 as the 16th President of the Ph ...

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Duterte in 2004: “You are most welcome to stay in Davao City and make it the country’s seat of power”

Duterte in 2004: “You are most welcome to stay in Davao City and make it the country’s seat of power”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 June) -- On March 16, 2004, when there was still no Presidential guesthouse (“Malacanang of the South”) here, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ended his “’Araw ng Da ...

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Educational Bonus

Educational Bonus

Employees of the City Government of Davao queue on Tuesday afternoon (28 June 2016) to claim their P10,000 'educational assistance' fund, which was earlier announced by outgoing M ...

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Duterte vows a government for the “helpless, hopeless, and defenseless.”

Duterte vows a government for the “helpless, hopeless, and defenseless.”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) – Three days before taking his oath as the 16th President of the Philippines, outgoing Mayor Rodrigo Duterte vowed, as he did for this city, a gover ...

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Bye, City Hall

Bye, City Hall

President-elect and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte delivers his farewell speech before hundreds of employees of the City Government of Davao on Monday (June 27, 2016). MindaNews Photo by K ...

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Asian Fruit Market opens in Davao City

Asian Fruit Market opens in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – Davao City’s bid to become “the biggest fruit market” in Asia in 10 years has been given a boost with the inauguration of the P10-million Asian ...

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Davao City eyed as ‘broadcasting hub’ of Mindanao

Davao City eyed as ‘broadcasting hub’ of Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – Davao City is positioned to be the “broadcasting hub” of Mindanao with state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities, incoming Presidential Communicati ...

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Fate of P18.9-B Sasa Port project known this year

Fate of P18.9-B Sasa Port project known this year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – A “formal and final decision” on the P18.9-billion Sasa Port Modernization Plan will be out within this year, incoming Transportation and Communic ...

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Faster processing of PPP projects eyed under Duterte

Faster processing of PPP projects eyed under Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – The economic team of President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte is planning to speed up the processing of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects to enc ...

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Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

Davao City Mayor-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio takes her oath before Regional Trial Court Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio at the Hall of Justice, Candelaria Street, Davao City on June ...

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‘Pulong’ Duterte apprehended for over speeding

‘Pulong’ Duterte apprehended for over speeding

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – Vice Mayor Paolo "Pulong" Duterte, son of the president-elect, was apprehended Friday morning in Bangkal here for violating the speed limit poli ...

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A thriving business

A thriving business

A vendor on San Pedro Street, in Davao City sells Duterte shirts at 180 pesos each. More than a month after the elections, Duterte shirts are still a hot novelty item not only for ...

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A day with Ambassadors

A day with Ambassadors

It was a day with Ambassadors for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, June 13, 2016. He received in succession the United States Ambassador, Philip Goldberg (in photo), Uni ...

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1,500 cops deployed in DC as thousands of students return to school

1,500 cops deployed in DC as thousands of students return to school

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) -- Some 1,500 police authorities will be deployed to secure the schools here when classes for schoolyear 2016-2017 begin on Monday, June 13. Senio ...

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Poor sales

Poor sales

  They wave their small flags along  Tionko Avenue in Davao City hoping drivers would stop to buy flags to commemorate the 118th Philippine Independence. Vendors complain of ...

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