DAVAO - Journalists covering the fire at the Department of Psychiatry of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), more commonly referred to as the Mental Hospital in Davao City, had their attentions turned when hospital personnel grabbed Sun.Star Davao photojournalist, took his camera by force, and erased the photos taken of the fire.
King Rodriguez was but one of many mediamen covering the fire.
MODELS strutting down the runway clad in fashionable, hippy, and snazzy outfits graced the activity center of Abreeza Ayala Mall last May 11.
Style Origin Fashion Show put together the metropolis' finest teen and kid models who took centerstage in fashionable clothes, bags, and pair of quality shoes, specially created by today's popular clothing brands.
INDEPENDENT candidate Joji Ilagan-Bian conceded defeat to her rival, reelectionist Representative Mylene Garcia-Albano, for the second congressional district of Davao City.
For the first district, Hugong sa Tawong Lungsod candidate Luis Bonguyan also conceded to reelectionist Representative Karlo Alexei Nograles, whom he continued to trail by half the votes on Tuesday.
WOMEN who suffer from ovarian cyst won't have to worry much for its safe and scarless removal as a group of well-trained obstetrician-gynecologists from Davao Doctors Hospital now offers a modern procedure that can remove cyst in no time.
Staying true to its promise of giving more advanced and safer medical care, the hospital has brought Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy closer to women who have gynecologic problems.
THE Department of Energy (DOE) assured Mindanao has enough power supply today, May 13, at 1,322 megawatts (MW), to ensure an uninterrupted and successful Election Day.
Based on DOE's power supply outlook for May 13, 2013, Mindanao's available capacity will be enough to prevent power disruption from casting of votes to canvassing of election returns in the island, although it also indicates a thin power reserve from 194 MW to 328 MW.
THE Philippines is blessed with 7,107 islands, each has a distinctive beauty and can pride itself as a tourism haven to foreign and local tourists alike.
Here in Davao Region, people are blessed with plethora of natural resources, which lend themselves as tourism magnets of the country. Just like what the tourism branding of Department of Tourism (DOT) 11 "From islands to Highlands" emblazons, the region has much to offer for the visitors from spelunking, snorkeling, hiking, and countless more.
BANANA farmers belonging to Federation of ARB/Banana Based Cooperatives of Davao (Fedco) are now exporting additional 6,000 boxes of cavendish bananas a week to Japan and China.
Fedco president Ireneo Dalayon said they started shipping out 3,000 boxes of bananas to another new buyer from Japan early this year and that is on top of the existing market demand of 5,000 boxes a week.
NINE months after the fish cages in Punta Dumalag were ordered closed by the City Government, an official of the City Agriculturist Office (CAO) said he submitted a recommendation letter to Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to allow operators to resume business in the coastal area.
Valente Turtur, chief of CAO, said the series of microbial analysis of fish and seawater sample results of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) from September to October 2012 already showed a tolerable level of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in the waters of Punta Damalag.
GUESS what? It tastes more like a honey, but it's made not from the nectar of flowers that bees collect. It's sweet and thick, and just like a honey, it can also be a healthy alternative to sugar, or even healthier.
This one is made from the coconut toddy, all the same ingredient for making coconut wine or "tuba," only that it's processed into sweet, thick syrup as a sweetener to beverages, delicacies, and other staples.
THOUSANDS of hectares will be planted with rice in the city as soon as the planned rice expansion gets a green light, an official said Friday.
If the plan pushes through, a total of 11,000 hectares will bring the rice production of the city a notch higher to ensure food sufficiency.