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… »

Duterte urged to use aerial drones for disaster, emergency response

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) — The chief of the city’s Public Security and Safety Command Center (PSSCC) here has recommended to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte the use of aerial… »

Safety for info givers on cocaine bricks assured

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte assured those who will help identify the location of the missing 11 bricks of cocaine that their identities will be… »

Duterte for President gains more supporters, including MNLF-Misuari faction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) — The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under founding chair Nur Misuari will support “110%” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte  in case he decides to run… »

Duterte urges farmers to plant cacao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 Feb) — Farmers should take advantage of the shortage in cacao supply in the country and the world by planting the crop, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said. In… »

Duterte to rice traders: no illegal act, no problem with me

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Jan) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Friday assured rice traders that the city government would protect them as long as all their transactions were legal.… »

Shut Up!

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells the Commission on Human Rights to shut up when the CHR said his death threats to rice smugglers was “unethical” and “unbecoming of a… »

Duterte to CHR on death threat to rice smugglers: Shut up

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Jan) – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte lambasted the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for saying that his death threats against rice smugglers operating in the… »

Another Duterte in Davao City gov’t

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 December)–There’s another Duterte holding key position in the city government. January Duterte, wife of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, was elected Wednesday the president of the city’s Association… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: Do you believe in Rody Duterte?


DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 October) —  It’s been a long while since I last listened to Mayor Rody Duterte deliver a speech. Until last Friday when I was invited by Businessman… »

Duterte says won’t debate with CHR, Palace on death of kidnap suspects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 July) – Saying it would not look good arguing with ladies, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte today dismissed the idea of debating with Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta… »

3 suspected kidnappers killed; Duterte orders lockdown

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 July) —  A Chinese businesswoman kidnapped on July 5 in Quezon City was rescued here on Thursday during a noontime operation that left three suspects dead and… »

Common Touch

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte mingles with his constituents after his inauguration at the city hall grounds morning of June 30, 2013. Duterte renewed his vow to fight all forms… »

Duterte assures continued assistance to kin, survivors of Davao wharf blast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/3 April)– Acting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte assured Tuesday continued educational assistance for survivors and families of the victims of the Sasa wharf bombing here in 2003 that killed… »

Farmers’ groups blame land-use conversion, deforestation for flooding in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) ¬– Farmers’ groups here blamed land-use conversion and deforestation for the cause of flooding in 15 villages in this city and other areas in… »

Cacao yields in Davao region high but…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) – Local cacao farmers have been enjoying good harvests since October, but they have been bugged by a lack of post-harvest facilities, particularly for solar drying… »

Duterte’s P5M bounty for ‘Baktin’ done in ‘anger, haste’—militants

DAVAO CITY(MindaNews/ 27 October)—Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s P5 million bounty for the head of alleged carnapping syndicate leader Ryan “Baktin” Yu was apparently “borne out of anger and in haste… »

Davao City councilor urges military to relocate posts in Paquibato

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) — Councilor Leah Librado-Yap proposed Tuesday a resolution urging the military to relocate their posts in Paquibato District here. In a privilege speech at the regular… »

Rody Duterte running for mayor; son Paolo unopposed as vice mayor

DAVAO CITY(MIndaNews/ 5 October) — Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will run for mayor, a post he held for about two decades. Councilor Melchor Quitatin filed the certificate of candidacy (COC)… »

Duterte’s COC

Councilor Melchor Quitain, a lawyer, files the certificate of candidacy of Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Friday at the Commission in Elections. Duterte will run for mayor in… »

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