Duterte on abducted police chief: “Sorry for that guy. I leave his fate to the NPA”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 June) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will no longer rescue the police chief of Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental who was abducted by the New People’s Army… »

Armed men attack Gov. Generoso town, seize police chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – Armed men attacked the police station of Governor Generoso town (formerly Sigaboy) in Davao Oriental at around 8 p.m. Sunday and seized its police chief.… »

PNoy in Davao Oriental

President Benigno Aquino III chats with Mindanao Development Authority Sec. Luwalhati Antonino (middle) and San Isidro town mayor Tina Yu (left) during the inauguration of the Hamiguitan Mountain Range Wildlife… »

DavOr’s Almarios, Davao City’s Nograles back Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Apr) – Two political personalities from a powerful clan in Davao Oriental and a representative from Davao City’s first district have thrown their support to the… »

Red tide alert on Balete Bay lifted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) — The red tide alert covering Balete Bay in the northwestern side of Pujada Bay in Mati City, Davao Oriental has been lifted, an official of… »

Monkey bridge

Tourists cross the monkey bridge for fun and adventure at the Aliwagwag Falls in Cateel, Davao Oriental. The trees surrounding the falls have recovered from the devastation wrought by super… »


CATEEL, Davao Oriental (MindaNews/31 December) — Light rain turned the road misty and gray up ahead. We had entered the municipality of Baganga in Davao Oriental. “It’s been three years… »

Onyok makes landfall; weakens into LPA

DAVAO CITY CITY (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – Tropical Depression Onyok made landfall over Caraga and Manay towns in Davao Oriental at 10:30 p.m. Friday  but weakened into a low… »

NPAs burn two vehicles in DavOr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) – Members of the New People’s Army (NPA) allegedly burned two vehicles around 7 p.m. Saturday at Sitio Mangway, Brgy. Pintatagan, Banaybanay town, Davao Oriental.… »

Pamana’s tragic end

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – Philippine Eagle Pamana did not last more than 59 days in the wild after she was released last June 12 in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental.… »

Giant Whale

No, this ain’t from Jurassic Park. This is Davor (short for Davao Oriental), the 53-foot long and 20-ton sperm whale’s skeletal remains on exhibit at the Subangån Museum in Dahican,… »

Setting free Pamana on Independence Day

MT. HAMIGUITAN, Davao Oriental (MindaNews / 12 June) — The flight of Philippine Eagle Pamana on Friday, Philippine Independence Day  meant a lot of things to the Philippine Eagle Foundation… »

Aliwagwag Falls’ zipline

For only P300 per ride on a 680-meter suspension cable hovering 55 meters from the ground, zipline riders get to view the  rainforest canopy and the pristine Cateel River, with the… »

MAS LINGAW SA MINDANAW: Go zipline riding in Aliwagwag Falls

Karen Lou Deloso / Davao Oriental Provincial Information Officer DAVAO ORIENTAL (MindaNews/11 April) – The Provincial Government of Davao Oriental opened on Sunday, April 5, the newly completed zipline ride… »

4 Mindanao provinces among top 10 rice producing areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – Four provinces in Mindanao made it to the list in the top 10 rice producing provinces in the country last year, data from… »

NPA attacks Mati City’s police station; 1 NPA killed, 1 cop injured  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Feb) – A suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed when around 80 armed men believed to be members of the NPA… »

Costs, polls delaying completion of houses for Pablo victims, says DSWD

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 November) – The rising costs of construction supplies, elections and adverse weather conditions have delayed the completion of houses for displaced survivors of typhoon Pablo until March… »

DENR wants Mt. Hamiguitan an ASEAN Heritage Park, too

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is pushing for the inclusion of the Mount Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary as an Association of… »

PCA allots P30M for coco farmers in Pablo-hit areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) XI said it has allotted P30 million for the planting of coconuts in areas hit by typhoon Pablo (international name:… »

Davao farmers, fisherfolk awarded for best practices

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 June)—Seventeen farmers, small animal raisers and fisherfolk from the Davao Region emerged as winners in the 2014 Gawad Saka Outstanding Agri-Achievers awarded by the Department of Agriculture… »

After Agaton, Davao City donates P4M to ComVal, Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – The city council approved a P4-million financial assistance fund for areas hit by landslides and floods due to tropical depression Agaton and the… »

Signal 1 now over all 4 Davao provinces, 6 cities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) —  The Davao region’s four provinces and six cities are now under Public Storm Warning Signal number 1, the weather bureau’s 11 a.m. advisory said. Signal… »

‘Agaton’ death toll now at 40; displaced residents at 161,000

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – Forty persons  have been killed in floods and landslides in Mindanao since January 12 due to a low pressure area that later developed into Tropical… »

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: The iron dragonflies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) — Just past noon Wednesday, we crossed over Samal and flew on. When the choppers hung over Lupon, we made a turn for Mati. The mission… »

Timber Galore

Driftwood and timber cover the shoreline of Baganga, Davao Oriental on January 16, three days after massive flooding brought by a low pressure area in Mindanao hit the province. MindaNews… »

Davao Oriental governor asks SP to declare state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon on Monday asked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to declare the province under a state of calamity following the massive devastation due… »

1 killed, 3 missing in Diwalwal landslide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 Jan) – A seven-year-old girl was killed and seven others were injured when a landslide struck Purok 22 in Barangay Mt. Diwata (popularly known as Diwalwal), Compostela… »

Interactive Museum

A student scans a QR-coded picture that shows the flora and fauna of Davao Oriental during the opening of Subangan Museum in Mati City on Wednesday, 8 January 2013. MindaNews… »

Coconut trees toppled by Pablo distributed as lumber

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 January) —  Some 12,513 coconut trees toppled by Typhoon Pablo in 2012 were processed into lumber and distributed to households in Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, and… »

Typhoon ‘Pablo’ cuts Mindanao’s banana exports

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 December) – Typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) has significantly reduced Mindanao’s banana exports from January to August this year, data from the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters… »

Refreshing Sight

Aliwagwag Falls in Cateel, Davao Oriental on a rainy Thursday noon (28 November 2013). Though not completely back in form, it is no longer a sorry sight as it was after super… »

Zoraida’s landfall in Baganga hardly noticed

MONKAYO, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/13 Nov) – Tropical depression Zoraida made landfall in Baganga town, Davao Oriental as supertyphoon Pablo did on December 4, 2012 but unlike Pablo whose winds were… »

Groningen U president writes PNoy on Gargar’s case; supervisor describes him as “excellent scientist”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 October) – The President of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has written President Benigno S. Aquino III expressing the concern of the university’s board on… »

Physicist Kim Gargar

Physicist Kim Gargar narrates his experience at the Mati City Police Office on Friday, October 4, 2013 when he was “intercepted” by the military near the clash site with New… »

Physicist-professor arrested in post NPA-AFP clash

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 October) — A physicist and former professor was “intercepted” by Army soldiers near the site of a clash with the New People’s Army in Spur… »

Vice Gov Almario: Scrap PDAF “to be one with the nation but…”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 August) – Davao Oriental Vice Governor Joel Mayo Almario has written a five-page brief calling for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) because it… »

PDAF spent on “multipurpose tents” worth P43,000 each

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29  August) —  A total of P22.276 million from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Reps. Thelma Zosa Almario, her son Joel Mayo Almario (Representative… »

Police, military in Davao gear up to secure polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) – The police and the military have intensified their security measures to avert any election-related violence, officials said on Friday. Though no election-related violence… »

Fact-finding mission decries ‘military harassment’ in Baganga; military denies allegations

UPDATED as of 3 p.m. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — A 69-member fact-finding mission documenting  the March 4 killing of  Baganga village councilor Cristina Jose and the state of the… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: A Day in Baganga and Cateel

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/2 April)–Last Monday, I joined retired Archbishop (Emeritus) NANDING CAPALLA together with retired publisher NILO CLAUDIO and visited “Typhoon Pablo’s” whacked areas Baganga and Cateel in Davao… »

3 killed in Davao Oriental landslide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 February) – Three persons were killed when the vehicle they were riding in was hit by a landslide  along the  national highway in Sitio Kulasisi, Barangay Tagabukid… »

Gabriela pushes for fact-finding mission in areas hit by Pablo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – Due to several complaints lodged by victims of typhoon Pablo, the Gabriela Women’s Partylist (GWP) will hold a fact-finding mission in areas affected… »

Climate Change Commission inks MOU with Davao Oriental, ComVal on risk reduction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 Feb) — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) will sign on Monday a memorandum of understanding with the local government units of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley to… »

LiDAR maps to be used in flood modeling – DOST-11

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 Jan) – Topographic maps generated by light-detection and ranging or LiDAR will be used in flood modeling for disaster risk areas in the Davao region.… »

96,000 houses for ‘Pablo’ victims from foreign donors

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 January) — The shelter cluster of the international assistance for typhoon Pablo victims is eyeing to build a total of 96,000 houses in Compostela Valley and Davao… »

Caraga Bridge: Destroyed

Strong river currents on Sunday destroyed destroyed Caraga bridge, which connects Manay and Caraga towns in Davao Oriental. Typhoon Pablo on December 4 destroyed the Teodoro Palma Gil Bridge linking… »

Tents eyed as polling centers in Pablo-hit areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 18 January) — The “learning spaces” or tents put up by the Department of Education (DepEd) to temporarily hold classes may be used as polling precincts in… »

DSWD yields to protesters’ demand for 10,000 sacks of rice for Pablo victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Jan) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development has responded to protesters’ call in Montevista, Compostela Valley that the government should supply Typhoon Pablo… »

No disease outbreak in typhoon-hit areas — DOH-11

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 5 January) — The concerted efforts of the Department of Health-Region 11 (DOH-11), local government units and non-government organizations have prevented any disease outbreak in areas affected… »

Opening Classes

Teachers conduct their classes inside tents in Baganga Central Elementary School in Baganga town on January 3, 2012 , after typhoon Pablo destroyed most of the schools in Davao Oriental.… »

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