MIND DA NEWS: Duterte running, Poe is the Issue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 Nov) – It’s not yet official though from the horse’s mouth has come, “The die is cast. I have crossed the Rubicon”, immortal words… »

Duterte says he “might just decide” to run for President

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 November) – Exactly a week after saying “nothing has changed” even as the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) compelled him to substitute for PDP… »

Duterte calls Aquino administration ‘inutile’ in ‘laglag bala’ scheme

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Nov) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte lashed at the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III by calling it “inutile” for failing to protect… »

NPA releases 2 captive soldiers

COMPOSTELA VALLEY (MindaNews / 4 Nov) – PFC Marjon Anover locked his mother in a tight embrace while PFC Nino Alabaso heaved a sigh of relief after the New People’s… »

Duterte reiterates “nothing has changed”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 November) – “Nothing has changed.” While supporters of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cheered the resolution early last week of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to compel… »

It’s still a ‘no’ for Duterte despite withdrawal of PDP-Laban’s Diño from presidential race

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Oct) – Despite the withdrawal of PDP-Laban’s Martin “Bobot” Diño in the presidential race and naming Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as his substitute, the latter said… »

Davao police will shoot to kill if …

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – Police authorities in Davao City will shoot illegal drug traders who will be caught still operating here after the 48-hour ultimatum issued by… »

Duterte has no running mate yet in Davao local polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – Just a few hours after two of his officials filed on his behalf his certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection, Davao City Mayor… »

It’s a No

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, in a press conference in Davao City early evening Thursday (15 Oct 2015), reiterated his decision not to run for president. His representatives earlier filed his certificate… »

Going Bald

Meliza Delada gets her head shaved at a hair salon near Davao City Hall Thursday afternoon (15 October 2015) as she calls for Mayor Rody Duterte to run for president.… »

Duterte files COC for reelection as mayor  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 October) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s final word on the Presidency is a “no,” with the filing of his certificate of candidacy for mayor at 2:40 p.m. on… »

Duterte’s COC: for City Mayor

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s final word on the Presidency is a “No” as the message on the shirt of Chief Executive Assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, states. Go accompanied… »

Sara Duterte, 4 officials shave heads

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Oct) – Social media sites are abuzz with former Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s posts on Wednesday with her head getting shaved and hashtags seemingly indicating… »

Duterte declares, for the second time, that he won’t run for President

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 October) – From three options on the table Friday night – the mayoralty, retirement, and the Presidency, in that order, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte faced the press Monday… »

Duterte’s candidacy status: whatever will be, will be  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 October) – The mayoralty again. Retirement. The Presidency. These are the three options Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ranked, according to his preference, as of late Friday evening, when… »

Duterte to Luneta crowd: give me time to do “some final soul-searching”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Sept) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte did not show up at the Quirino grandstand rally in Luneta Saturday afternoon, but sent word to the thousands of… »

Duterte to police: arrest tuna vendors deceiving buyers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Sept) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday ordered the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) to arrest and file charges against vendors selling tuna coated with pig’s blood… »

Duterte lashes back at veteran journo, denies having cancer

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte lashed back at the veteran journalist and at the same time denied the latter’s Facebook post stating that the… »

Vice Mayor Duterte won’t seek mayoral post if…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte on Tuesday said he would run as barangay captain of Catalunan Grande if his siblings –… »

Give me some time

Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte asks his supporters to “give me time to convince my family” and to respect his decision during a rally at Rizal Park, Davao City, Friday… »

Guest Speaker

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shares his vision on Philippine agriculture during the 64th foundation anniversary of M’lang town in North Cotabato Monday (3 August 2015). Duterte proposes that irrigation… »

Duterte says it’s likely Binay vs Grace in Presidential race

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindNews/02 August) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he does not see himself as a candidate in the 2016 Presidential elections due to financial constraints… »

Lumads refuse to leave Davao evacuation center

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 July) – Amid a commotion as policemen in antiriot gear stormed the Haran Evacuation Center where lumads have holed up for months, the evacuees refused… »

Duterte’s net worth rose by P1.35M in 2014

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 July) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s net worth grew by P1.35 million last year, his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) showed. Duterte, in his… »

Visiting Parago

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte visits the wake of his friend slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, at a funeral in the city Monday night… »

Duterte calls for ‘temporary ceasefire’ during Parago’s wake

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 June) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appealed on Monday night to both the government forces and communist rebels for a “temporary ceasefire” during the wake of slain New… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: PNoy, Poe and the 2016 polls

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – That Senator Grace Poe has overtaken Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest surveys on presidential hopefuls done by the Social Weather Stations and Pulse… »

Sara Duterte prefers her Dad not to run for president

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – Former Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said she preferred that her father not run for the presidency, citing Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s age.… »

Duterte wants to cross examine Human Rights Watch

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he is ready to cross-examine the Human Rights Watch, which last week urged the Philippine government to investigate… »

Still not running for national office – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte, while thankful for the support during the Run Duterte Run en masse fun run held Saturday and Sunday, said he was still… »

Duterte warns jeepney barkers from extorting drivers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued a warning to passenger jeepney barkers from extorting drivers. At his weekly “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa… »

Duterte tops in Mindanao; ties 3rd with Erap in nationwide survey of ‘Presidentiables’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte topped the March 1-7 survey in Mindanao of “Presidentiables” in the 2016 elections with 34% but ranked third… »

Cop shooting 23 times trike driver mistaken as thief an overkill – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 March) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte called overkill the case of a policeman who shot 23 times a tricycle driver he mistook for a thief… »

Davao City’s 30 kph speed limit eased up  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 Feb) — The city has eased up on apprehending motorists who exceed the 30 kph speed limit, citing the need for some vehicles to gain more momentum… »

Duterte wants Davao to donate P1M for children of fallen PNP-SAF troopers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte will ask permission from the city council next week for the city to donate P1 million for the children… »

Duterte hands off on case of pupil bullying his granddaughter in school

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he won’t be interferring in an issue involving his granddaughter allegedly being bullied by another pupil in a… »

Davao flies flag at half mast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday ordered the city’s flags be flown at half mast in a show of sympathy to the fallen Special Action… »

Home for Christmas: 2 Army soldiers held by NPA freed

MONTEVISTA, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 21 December)– The Christmas wish of the families of two Army soldiers held by the New People’s Army (NPA) since December 2 has been granted:… »

Duterte orders removal of “run for President” materials  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 Nov) — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the removal of campaign materials in the city that urge him to run for President in 2016.… »

Duterte to police: “When physically overpowered, shoot back. It’s self defense”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 Nov) — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte does not want a repeat of the mauling incident of an armed police officer as he asked the police to shoot… »

Massive gov’t construction projects behind Davao’s heavy traffic – contractor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Sept) – A contractor here said that the rise in construction activities in the city due to the influx of funding for government projects has… »

Duterte blames contractors for heavy traffic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte blamed the heavy traffic in the city’s streets on contractors some of whom he accused of having not enough… »

Dutertes bow out of ALS Ice Bucket challenge

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Aug) – Two Dutertes have bowed out of the ALS ice bucket challenge, after being challenged in public by different people who took on the… »

Duterte: CCTV monitors should be monitored

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Aug) — Malls and other large private establishments should ensure that someone is monitoring the closed circuit television (CCTV) monitors to help prevent crimes.   Speaking at Sunday’s Gikan… »

TURNING POINT: Misplaced Empathies

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – “If I were in his shoes I would have done the same thing.” This was the common reaction to a video footage… »

Kadayawan Opening

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte do the ceremonial lighting at the opening program of the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2014 at Aurora Quezon Park, in front of City… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: On fighting back tears

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 August) — When  I wrote last time mentioning about President Aquino holding back tears during the SONA (State of the Nation Address), I got several comments from… »

Police official dragged to King’s murder case comes out

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) – Police Supt. Leonardo Felonia, of the Regional Intelligence Unit XI who was dragged to the murder case of businessman Richard Lim King, came… »

Duterte: ‘We’ll never have food security’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews s/ 29 May) – City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said during a forum here on malnutrition Wednesday that the Philippines may never achieve food security. “I don’t think… »

Mindanao dragon boat teams seen to shine

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May)—The newly-formed Mindanao dragon boat teams competing here in the first Mindanao dragon boat festival show a lot of promise, event organizers observed on Saturday. The two-day… »

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