Absentee Voting

A voter tries to find her name among hundreds in the list at the Commission on Election’s third district office at Magsaysay Park in Davao City on Thursday (28 April… »

‘World Class’ Orphanage

The orphanage of the Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. (CJFI) in Davao City is touted to be a “world class” center for abandoned children. The orphanage, which was inaugurated Thursday (28… »

P42M residential center for orphaned kids opens in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – The Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI) opened on Thursday its P42-million residential care center, which is said to be the first of its kind… »

Signing of agreement for biggest reclamation project in Mindanao postponed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – The signing of the joint venture agreement (JVA) between Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Engr. Victor S. Songco, president of the Mega Harbour Port… »

2 killed, 1 hurt in Davao Sur clash

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Two persons were killed and another one was wounded in a clash between soldiers and suspected New People’s Army rebels on Tuesday morning in Davao del Sur. The encounter occurred… »

Leisure and Work

Young boys enjoy beating the summer heat at Sta Ana wharf while cleaning plastics and buckets being used as fish containers from Samal in this photo taken on April 25,… »

NPA frees 5 cops in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — The New People’s Army (NPA) released on Monday the five police officers it held as captives for nine days in Purok 1, Brgy. Lumiad in Paquibato District here. Davao City Mayor… »

COMMENTARY: Raising a 5-year old PWD is no joke

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 April) — My five year old son Pablo says that when he grows up, he’d like to be a Katipunero and fight for freedom and fight the… »

Davao City okays ordinance on separate area for halal products

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 April) —  The Davao City Council approved on third and final reading Tuesday An ordinance requiring a separate area for halal products in business establishments. The measure, authored by Councilor… »

Fish from Samal

Porters at Bangkerohan public market in Davao City unload buckets of “moro-moro” from Samal Island at the dropping area in Pag-asa, Bangkerohan on April 18, 2016. Pag-asa serves as a… »

Duterte in 1989: “Shoot-to-kill can never be shoot-to-live”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 April) – “When the order is shoot-to-kill, it can never be shoot-to-live,” Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said after a bloody end to a hostage-taking in August… »

P3M allotted for fire victims in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) — The City Social Services and Development Office will release some P3 million worth of assistance to families displaced by a massive fire on Friday afternoon. The… »

Less brownouts in Davao as TSI1 is back on lin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 April) — Customers within the franchise area of Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) will experience less brownouts from five hours, after the first 150-MW unit of Therma… »

Business as usual

It’s business as usual for some vendors in Bankerohan Market while some villagers scour the remains of their houses following the fire in the market area in Davao City on… »

Mar Roxas in CDO

An admirer embraces presidential bet Mar Roxas during the Liberal Party rally in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday (13 April 2016). MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Davao City to suffer five-hour rotational brownouts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 April) – Consumers within the franchise area of Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) will suffer rotational brownouts of up to five hours as the… »

BATANG MINDANAW: Why life is here in Davao

by Reicza Gene Cariaga Olojan DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 April) — Davao City was put in the spotlight last year when its mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, announced his candidacy for the presidency.… »

Military plane from Cebu arrives to help in firefighting effort in Mt. Apo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 March) — A Bell UH-1Y Venon, or Super Huey, military aircraft from Tactical Operations Group Central Command arrived in Davao City from Mactan, Cebu on Monday afternoon… »

BFP’s Special Rescue Unit dispatched to Mt. Apo to help put out fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) — The Bureau of Fire Protection’s Special Rescue Unit has been dispatched to Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak,  to help put out the… »

Suspect nabbed for carrying IED components in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 March) — A man carrying some parts of an improvised explosive device (IED) was intercepted by authorities at the van checkpoint of Task Force (TF) Davao in… »

P1.8-M shabu seized in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 March) — Shabu with an estimated value of P1.8 million was reportedly seized from a suspected drug trader at the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril,… »


Palm fronds shaped into crosses sell for five and 10 pesos outside the Ascension Parish in GSIS Subdivision, Matina, Davao City on Palm Sunday, 20 May 2016. MindaNews photo by… »

THE VOICE: Masculinity Crisis in Government

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY (MindaNews/20 March) — First and foremost, this piece is about Rodrigo Duterte and Women’s Month. About Duterte because I see him as a sign that the masculinity… »

Supporters swarm Freedom Park for Duterte’s grand rally

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 March) – Thousands have swarmed the Freedom Park here, venue of the grand rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) standard bearer Rodrigo R.… »

Grand Rally

Supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte start showing up at the Freedom Park in Davao City around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (16 March 2016) for the presidential bet’s grand rally. Duterte and… »

Duterte grand rally in Davao set on Wednesday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 March) – The camp of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) standard bearer Rodrigo R. Duterte will hold a “grand rally” at 4 p.m. here today… »

PWD group in Davao to support Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 March) — An association of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Davao City has thrown its support to the candidacy of presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte. PWD… »

783 dengue cases in Davao for Jan-Feb

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 March) — The City Health Office recorded 783 dengue cases with one fatality from January to February this year, or a 10.43-percent increase over last year’s figure… »

From Davao del Sur, PMA Class 2016’s No. 8 wanted to be a civil engineer

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 March) –Cadet First Class Prince Marenz Regodon Aday of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, number 8 in the 63-member Class “Gabay-Laya” of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA),… »

20 homes gutted down in Davao fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 March) – A fire gutted down at least 20 houses at St. John Village in Bucana in this city Thursday afternoon, just a couple of… »

Late Davao councilor’s wife takes oath

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 March) – City Councilor Lorelyn Avila took oath as new member of the Davao City Council on Wednesday, or 13 days after President Benigno S. Aquino… »


by ANDREA BEATRICE C. VASO DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Sec. 13 of Article XI of Ordinance No. 0546-13 of Davao City states that projects which are of socio-economic and… »

Highway trot

Members of the Davao Horse Club in Davao City attract the attention of residents and commuters as they pass the Davao-Cotabato highway in Digos City en route to their trail… »

Mindanao’s vote-richest: Davao City, Bukidnon, SouthCot

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 March) – Davao City, home to the lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is the vote-richest among Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities, with nearly a… »

COMMENTARY: When overriding the Mayor’s veto is buffoonery

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 February) — A good speaker, particularly a facilitator, respects the intelligence of his listeners. In the same way a good writer gives his readers’ intellectual… »

Lumads to Task Force Davao chief: “We will set ourselves on fire to gain money?”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 February) – A Lumad leader took to task the commander of Task Force Davao for claiming the February 24 dawn fire at the UCCP Haran… »

COMMENTARY: Why we should even go beyond the 10% green space!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 February) — In the whole debate about retaining or doing away with the 10% green space requirement for developers, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and at… »

Duterte vetoes amendment to CLUP on green space issue

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Feb) – Environmental groups in Davao City were all praises after City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the amended Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance,… »

“O Susana” book on martial law sets record: 450 copies sold on launch date

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 February) — “O Susana: Untold Stories of Martial Law in Davao” has set a record in book launchings in Davao City and perhaps the rest of Mindanao:… »

Book signing

After purchasing copies of the book, O Susana! Untold Stories of Martial Law in Davao, next stop was to get the authors to sign their copies. Sixteen of the 34 authors of… »

Councilor Acosta defends self on Davao’s ‘green space’ issue

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – Davao City Councilor Mabel Sunga-Acosta was at odds with other councilors and Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte, two days after she was hit… »

DTI-11 to turn over fabric laboratory to foundation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 February) — The Department of Trade and Industry Region 11 will turn over this semester the first Mini Fabric Laboratory in the city to the Mindanao Trade… »

Cop shoots wife dead in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 February) — A policeman assigned in Davao del Sur shot dead his wife outside an internet cafe along Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City at around 1:50 a.m.… »

Presidential Campaign

Supporters of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte gather in Davao City for a rally simultaneous with the launching of Duterte’s Presidential campaign in  Tondo, Manila with his running mate Alan… »

Environment group asks Duterte to veto amended land use plan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 February) — An environment group renewed its calls for City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to veto the amended 2013 Comprehensive Land Use Plan that removed the 10-percent green… »

Duterte’s proclamation rally in Tondo; nat’l campaign HQ in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Tondo in Manila, the symbol of urban poverty in the country, will be the venue for the first salvo of the lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate,… »

Jonzlibz leads first 2 games of SBC president’s cup

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – Team Jonzlibz / Diagold Pawnshop led the first two of five games of the Sunday Bowlers Club 2015 President’s Cup held at Fairlanes Bowling Lanes… »

Early Morning Run

Members of Task Force Davao jog along the coastline of Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Thursday (28 January 2016). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Police: Rebs telling Davao pols to pay campaign fees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 January) — The city police office on Tuesday said some politicians have allegedly been asked by the New Peoples’ Army to pay permit-to-campaign fees. City police spokesperson… »

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