Keeping Davao City restos alive with live grouper

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 May) — The recent surge in visitors coming to Davao as a result of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s impending ascension to the presidency has benefited many local businesses,… »

Spokesperson: sorry for long wait to see Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) — The camp of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to well-wishers who either waited hours or were not accommodated at the Matina Enclaves Clubhouse on Monday and Tuesday.… »

Net Repair

A fisherman repairs his net at the fishing village in Bucana, Davao City on May 19, 2016. The village supplies fish for traders in a nearby public market. MindaNews photo… »

Pigeons at the Park

A police officer walks past a flock pigeons being fed by a tourist at Rizal Park, Davao City on Wednesday (18 May 2016). Pigeons at the park are becoming an… »

Duterte package eyed for Davao tourists

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Expecting a deluge of visitors after a landslide victory of incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of Tourism (DOT) 11 will come… »

Duterte to ask Congress to revive death penalty for heinous crimes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — Incoming Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte will immediately talk to Congress to revive death penalty in a bid to curb heinous crimes. “Rape plus death… »

Facing the Media

Presumptive President and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte faces the media shortly before Sunday midnight (15 May 2016) at Hotel Elena in Davao City.This was Duterte’s first appearrance to the… »

Three days alloted for Duterte’s well-wishers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) – After a week-long rest, presumptive President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will receive well-wishers at the Matina Enclaves Clubhouse here for three days starting on Monday. VENUE.… »

New tourist spot

Visitors drop by the house of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte at Doña Luisa subdivision in Matina, Davao City on May 14, 2016 and pose beside a standee of the mayor,… »

Duterte ends break on Sunday, will face public on Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, presumptive President-elect who shied away from public view after media interviews on election day, May 9, will make his first public appearance on Monday, May 16, spokesperson Peter Laviña, said.… »

Wanted: devil’s advocates to help in selection of Duterte’s Cabinet

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) — The Transition Team of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte wants some “devil’s advocates” in the Search and Selection Cluster who will speak for and against the list of personalities being recommended… »

LTO: using “DU30” decorative plates is a “major violation”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May)—Supporters of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte who are using decorative plates such as “DU30 El Presidente” instead of the authorized license plates, beware. You are violating the… »

AIDS candlelight memorial

An advocate lights a candle during the International AIDS candlelight memorial celebration at the People’s Park in Davao City on May 13, 2016. Records from the Department of Health Philippine… »

Duterte’s economic team to make Davao City as a model

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The economic team of presumptive president Rodrigo R. Duterte will make his hometown as a model for enhancing the country’s economic competitiveness and… »

3 representatives, 24 councilors proclaimed in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – Reelectionist Karlo Alexei Nograles and Mylene Garcia, first-timer representative Alberto Ungab, along with the 16 incumbent, three returning, and five first-timer councilors, were proclaimed… »

Suspected NPA commander arrested in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — An alleged leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating at the boundary of Bukidnon, Davao Davao del Norte, and North Cotabato was arrested in Davao City on Sunday evening, a… »

At least 94,000 participate in show of support for Duterte in DC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 May) — Supporters of Presidential frontrunner Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte endured the long walk along the congested Diversion Road going to Davao Crocodile Park on… »

PASTORAL LETTER: A matter of conscience

(Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, addressed to “The People of God in the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and all persons of good will, issued on 3 May… »

Lupang Hinirang

Supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wave their flags at the Crocodile Park in Ma-a, Davao City for the simultaneous singing of the national anthem, Lupang Hinirang, on May 7, in… »

3,500 cops deployed for election duty in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 May) — Some 3,500 combined personnel from the Police Regional Office and Davao City Police Office will be deployed to ensure the safety and security of voters here on election… »

Where Duterte will vote

May 9, 2016 will be historic for the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School (DRANHS), particularly in Cluster Precinct Number 416, where Davao City mayor, lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate and… »

Photography in motion

The University of the Philippines-Mindanao Dance Ensemble interprets Gene Boyd Lumawag’s “Balloon Lady” in “Pagsalop sa Adlaw,” at the Atrium in Abreeza Mall, Davao City on May 5, 2016. “Pagsalop”… »

Security and crowd control measures up at Duterte’s precinct

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – Security and crowd control measures have already been laid out at the polling precinct of presidential frontrunner Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte at the… »

Extrajudicial killings do not make Davao a ‘city of peace and order’ – Archbishop Ledesma

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – Archbishop Antonio Ledesma takes a dig at presidential frontrunner Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, saying Davao City with “such a high rate of… »

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… »

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