Duterte to give rave party a second chance

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was more inclined to give the controversial event organizer Kat Dalisay a second chance to stage parties, contrary to the recommendation of the City Council to revoke the business permit of her Manic Nightnings Production.

However, Duterte did not categorically state on Wednesday if he will approve the council’s recommendation or not.

Encouraging words flood Dalisay's FB

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

EVENT organizer Katrina Mae "Kat" Dalisay's Facebook account was flooded by words of encouragement and support from her friends in the industry amid the controversy that she's currently facing.

Days after Acting Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte called Dalisay's attention on the alleged violations of her organized rave parties, her friends expressed their support through the social networking site.

P1M up for info on racer’s killers

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte offered Wednesday a P1-million reward to anyone who can give information and lead to the arrest of the killers of a race car driver in Quezon City last month.

The race car driver was identified as Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor, 32, of Manila, who was gunned down in Quezon City last June 12. Pastor was shot dead by a masked gunman at the corner of Visayas Avenue and Congressional Avenue, Quezon City while driving a truck carrying his race car.

Couple's quarrel stirs up police

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.

AN OVERSTATED report on a family dispute at Times Beach in Barangay 76-A Bucana stirred up members of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Wednesday dawn as they were made to believe that it was a hostage-taking.

What authorities got were a surprised neighborhood and a much more surprised household where the crime was supposed to have been happening.

Police probe 2 shooting incidents

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:22 a.m.

MEMBERS of the Talomo Police Station are conducting investigations on two separate shooting incidents that killed a meat inspector of the City Veterinarian's Office (CVO) and hurt a tricycle driver in Davao City on Tuesday.

The first incident took place around 10:35 a.m. at Ortega Village in Bangkal where the victim was identified as Lina Balorio Jamora, 59, a meat inspector. Jamora succumbed to two gunshot wounds in her head and in her left palm.

Casualty in Mandug clash being verified

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

MEMBERS of the Buhangin Police Station are verifying if there were any casualty in the encounter between the government troops and members of the New People's Army (NPA) in a hinterland in Barangay Mandug, Buhangin District, Davao City.

Buhangin Police Station head Chief Inspector Alfredo Miguel, confirmed in a phone interview yesterday the clash between the government troops and the rebels. He said the incident happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Toxic waste in Talomo points to doc

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

INVESTIGATION by the Davao City Health Office (CHO) Sanitation Division with regards the medical wastes washed ashore on Talomo Beach is pointing to a doctor, whose identity is being withheld.

This was revealed by CHO Sanitation Division head Robert L. Oconer in an interview with Sun.Star Davao.

Private buildings violate code for PWDs

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

PRIVATE buildings are mostly the violators of the Batas Pambansa (BP) 344 or the building code that caters to the access of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in both public and private buildings, an official from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH 11) said.

BP 344 is dedicated to "enhance the mobility of disabled persons by requiring certain buildings, institutions, establishments and public utilities to install facilities and other devices."

Ma of ‘tortured’ TFD member urged to go to CHR

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

A TOP official of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-Davao urged the mother of the Task Force Davao (TFD) member accused in a carnapping with frustrated homicide case to appear before their office to provide details on allegations of torture against the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) chief.

Jesuit confab kicks off

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

OVER dozen superiors from different member countries of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (Jcap) gathered at the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) Community Center along Jacinto St. that played host to the annual superiors' meeting which kicked off Monday.

Jesuit heads from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand converged to discuss various issues primarily on ecological and environmental awareness, migrants' welfare and youth empowerment.

No more parties in Davao City?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

DAVAO CITY – After more than an hour of grilling, the 17th City Council recommended Tuesday for the revocation of the business permit issued to an event organizer for alleged violations committed under the 2005 Davao City Revenue Code.

Some members of the Council interrogated Katrina Mae “Kat” Dalisay, who during the one-hour grilling turned emotional, for allegedly not paying the right taxes, but she insisted that she complied the necessary obligations after the event and even asked for their consideration.

Village chief takes oath

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

AMID the interrogation of an event organizer during the privilege hour, the newly-appointed village chief of Tibungco took her oath of office Tuesday.

Merjade Calvo, former first kagawad of Barangay Tibungco, was sworn in by Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte.

Tighter security for 'Kadayawan'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

SECURITY forces here have set to lockdown Davao City a week before the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival kicks off on August 11.

Chief Inspector Alfredo Baluran, chief of the Davao City Police Office's (DCPO) Operation, said this year's security measures will be similar to that of last year.

Cafgu member found dead

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

A PARAMILITARY was found dead in Barangay Sumimao in Paquibato District, Davao City on Monday.

Police identified the victim as Lolito Camansi Matildo, 47, Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) member of the Philippine Army's 72nd Infantry Battalion, resident of Barangay Malabog in Paquibato.

Davao Region’s dengue cases decrease

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) Davao Region recorded 3,112 dengue cases as of July 14, a notable decrease from 6,410 dengue cases recorded on the same period last year.

Data showed that this is a 106 percent decrease from last year. Divene Hilario, senior health program officer of DOH, said that the cause of the decrease in dengue cases in the region was due to past interventions like the information education campaigns.

City's best day care worker cited

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

COUNCILOR January Duterte presented to the City Council on Tuesday a day care teacher who was awarded as the 2013 Best Day Care Worker.

Duterte, who is also the president of the Association of Barangay Captains, in a privilege speech, commended Esmeralda Asedilla of Sta. Felomina Day Care Center in Catalunan Grande, Davao City.

Nabbed lady pimp charged

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

CHARGES have been filed before the Davao City Prosecution Office against a lady pimp arrested in an entrapment operation along San Pedro St. on July 18.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 is Charity Clemente Sayre, 19, a resident of Bankerohan and a native of Sulop, Davao del Sur.

2 men sued for robbery

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:18 p.m.

TWO men were charged before the Davao City Prosecution Office after they were arrested for robbing a taxi driver along the Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) Drive in Bajada on Sunday.

Facing robbery with intimidation charges are John Rex Rosales, 19, and Joey Amoguis, 22, both hailing from Times Beach in Ecoland. The two were charged after robbing Ricky Barcoma Ratayan, a 44-year old driver of the Alriyama Taxi.

Drug raps vs 2 men

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:18 p.m.

TWO suspected illegal drug pushers are facing raps before the Davao City Prosecution Office after they were arrested with around P150,000 worth of shabu in a police buy-bust in Barangay 76-A Bucana on July 18.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are Almer Viduya Albolera, alias Aming, 35, of Mangagoy, Bislig, Surigao del Sur and Balwin Canazares Serrano, a 30-year-old farmer and a resident of Km. 11, Sasa.

Rave party organizer, City Council face-off today

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:27 p.m.

THE controversial event organizer is expected to attend the regular session today, Tuesday, and explain why the 17th City Council should grant the permit for the rave party slated next month in time with the Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration.

But before requesting the organizer Kat Dalisay of Manic Nightnings Production to speak, Floor leader Tomas Monteverde IV said the Council members will convene for an executive session.

Bayan files impeachment complaint vs Aquino

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

POLITICAL partylist Bayan Muna filed an impeachment complaint in Congress against President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III on Monday, citing both betrayal of public trust and violation of the Constitution.

Signed by 25 complainants, the complaint was filed amid public outrage on the President's alleged misuse of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds and his perceived defiance against the highest court of the land when it declared unconstitutional certain acts and practices under his administration's DAP.

Mindanao summit to address migration

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

OVER 100 delegates from government and non-government groups will gather at the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites on August 7 to craft an action plan to address migration-related issues in Mindanao.

The Mindanao Summit on Environment, Migration, Peace and Development aims to unify government and international agencies, non-government organizations, and humanitarian groups toward a shared direction in addressing migration, environment, and peace and development issues.

Army’s Eastmincom has 10 new civilian staff

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

THE Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) welcomed on Monday the 10 newly-appointed civilian staff at Camp Felix Apolinario, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao in Panacan in Davao City.

Eastmincom public information officer Captain Alberto Caber identified their new staff as Charmaine V. Calungsod, Sharon H. Marasay, Stephanie Mae P. Bangoy, Randy G. Maguad, Adrianne C. Askali, Liza Fe L. Ancajas, Flora May C. Linaza, Geralyn M. Adornado, Dennis S. Torreon and Janice M. Felix.

3 dead, 2 hurt in road mishap

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

THREE people died while two others were in critical condition following a vehicular accident Sunday evening along Davao-Bukidnon Road at Upper Lacson in Calinan, Davao City.

Dead on the spot were Giraldo Agas Tayao, 30, a motorcycle driver, and Vanessa Gocotano, 21, both residents of Lower Tamugan in Marilog District; and Julito Gales Carsano, 39, motorcycle driver, of Marilog.

Killing of activist in Comval condemned

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

HUMAN rights advocates condemned the killing of an activist in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley and urged the local authorities to conduct a thorough investigation on the incident.

In a text message from a concerned citizen sent to Sun.Star Davao on Monday, the victim was identified as Gregorio Galacio, 38, a member of the Hustisya-Southern Mindanao, resident of Barangay Kahayag in New Bataan.

City’s adopt-a-dog bill to be approved today

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

THE Davao City Adopt-a-Dog (DAD) Ordinance is set to be approved by the City Council on third and final reading today, Tuesday.

This ordinance is authored by Councilor Karlo Bello together with Councilors Joselle Villafuerte, Rachel Zozobrado, and Antoinette Principe-Castrodes.

Measles cases in Davao Region surge

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

REPORTED measles cases in Davao region surged by 1,348 percent with 1,810 cases as of July 24, 2014 compared to the 125 cases in the same period last year.

Divene Hilario, senior health program officer of the Department of Health (DOH)-Davao, attributed the increase to the possibility that the coverage of measles vaccination may not have been wide enough to be able to vaccinate those who needed the shots.

Mt. Hamiguitan center to be put up

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

AN INTERPRETIVE center that will showcase the features of Unesco World Heritage site Mt. Hamiguitan is set to be established in towns where it is located.

The center is envisioned to give a visitor a comprehensive idea of what are in the Hamiguitan protected area.

Cases vs cybersex den owners finally raffled off

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

AFTER more than five months, the case against two suspected cybersex den operators arrested in a raid at Purok 26, Barangay 76-A Bucana last February 15 was raffled off to the Regional Trial Court (RTC)-Branch 8.

Records from the RTC Office of the Clerk of Court (RTC-OCC) showed that the cases filed against April Lyn Sinasap, 24, and her sister-in-law Kristin Abaro-Sinasap, 30, will be handled by RTC Branch 8 presiding Judge Salvador Ibarreta Jr.

Man charged for 'selling' fake money

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

THE Davao City Prosecutor’s Office recommended the filing of charges against a man who was arrested in an entrapment operation for selling fake money in Cabantian, Davao City on June 9.

Prosecutor Victoriano Bello Jr., in a resolution dated July 17, found probable cause to charge Michael Ambrosio Aperocho, 24 of Jerome, Agdao for illegal possession of false treasury based on the complaint of Sotera Occena and Police Officer 3 Lorenzo Pagunsan of Buhangin police.

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