Duterte urges NCIP to replace representative

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:17 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) should replace the recently selected indigenous people’s representative to the City Council.

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Administrative Order (AO) 001, s. 2009 or the National Guidelines for the Mandatory Representation of Indigenous Peoples in Local Legislative Councils, provides that a representative can be replaced.

Duterte: Not holding SK polls is okay

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:14 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he is amenable to put off the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

“Kay hangtud karon wala man koy makita nga activity para sa mga bata (Because until now, there is no activity legislated for the youth),” Duterte said during the Gikan sa masa, Para sa Masa program Sunday morning.

2 more NPA men surrender

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:13 p.m.

TWO members of the New People's Army (NPA) surrendered to government troops in Barangay Gupitan in Kapalong town, Davao del Norte on Saturday evening.

But the Army's 10th Infantry Division spokesperson First Lieutenant Vergel Lacambra refused to identify the rebel returnees for safety reasons.

Man hunted for duping woman

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:13 p.m.

POLICE are hunting down a man who allegedly duped a woman and took her gold necklace in Bankerohan, Davao City on Saturday afternoon.

San Pedro police identified the victim as one Rosa Arro Corsonado, 55, of Barangay 5-A.

Public excited to hear Duterte declare intent to run

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:09 p.m.

DUTERTE for President 2016 Movement (DPM) founder Kapitan Mar Masanguid said the public is excited to hear Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announce his decision to run for the 2016 elections.

The statement came after Duterte explained his travels around Visayas and Mindanao for his "Listening Tour" on Federalism.

Troops clash with MILF rebels; 30 killed

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:12 p.m.

COTABATO CITY (Updated) -- More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Moro rebels in the southern province of Maguindanao in the biggest single-day combat loss for Philippine forces in many years, officials said.

Cop chief, 4 others relieved

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:35 a.m.

DAVAO Police Regional Office (PRO) director Chief Superintendent Wendy G. Rosario relieved Friday the Sta. Cruz Municipal Police Station head and four other personnel in Davao del Sur from their posts over the mishap on arresting procedures of the suspect who detonated a grenade while jailed in the station last week.

Rosario issued the relief order to Sta. Cruz municipal police chief Senior Inspector Grace Jamila de Castro and four other cops who have yet to be named pending the result of the investigation.

3 arrested in drug buy-bust face raps

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:35 a.m.

POLICE have yet to file charges before the City Prosecution Office against the three suspects nabbed in a buy-bust operation along Quirino Avenue, Barangay 4-A in Davao City Friday afternoon.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, were Banudo Kadianda Kalid, 52, and his son Asraf Madin Kalid, who both hail from Maguindanao and a transient resident of Quirino Avenue; and Christy Catharine Tagalog Paner, 24, a bar supervisor.

Village official nabbed for drug trade

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:34 a.m.

A BARANGAY official was nabbed on Friday afternoon for allegedly selling illegal drugs at a beach resort in Peñaplata in Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos), Davao del Norte.

The suspect was identified as Condrado Largo Cabunilas, alias Onding, 36, a barangay councilman of Lower Tambo in Igacos.

UP Mindanao turns 20

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:33 a.m.

THE University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao will mark its 20th anniversary next month.

UP Mindanao public relations officer Rene Estremera, speaking during the recent Kapehan sa Dabaw, said that the month-long celebration will commence on February 2 which will be the UP Fiesta wherein their milestones exhibit will be opened to the public together with various presentations open to the public.

SPC ranks 5th among nursing schools in PH

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:32 a.m.

WITH three graduates landing on the top 5 and top 10 of the nursing licensure examinations (NLE) and garnering an overall passing rate of 95.98 percent, San Pedro College (SPC) ranked as the 5th top performing school in the country, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reported Friday.

Based on the November 2014 NLE results released on Friday, 215 out of the 224 total number of takers of SPC passed the exam.

Kidnap case vs housemaid raffled off

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:31 a.m.

THE case filed against the housemaid who allegedly kidnapped the four-year-old son of her employer on January 9 will be tried before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 33.

Based on the list of raffled cases from the RTC Office of the Clerk of Court, the kidnapping charges against Julita Alison Quijoy, a 39-year-old housemaid, will be handled by RTC Branch 33 Lope Calio.

Village chief ordered dismissed for misconduct

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:31 a.m.

A BARANGAY captain in Davao City has been ordered dismissed from his post by the Office of the Ombudsman for Mindanao following a case filed by a fruit vendor against him.

Barangay Vicente Hizon Captain Ralph Abella was ordered by the Ombudsman to be removed from office after he was found guilty of grave misconduct filed by Nilo Villanueva.

Gay brutally murdered

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:29 a.m.

DAVAO CITY - A gay was found brutally murdered, with multiple stab wounds to her chest, hands tied and a brief stuffed in her mouth.

At 6:00 in the morning last Saturday, the guards of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in Barangay Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District were shocked when they found the sprawled body of the victim.

Kagan rep rejected

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:20 p.m.

A DAY after Bai Halila Sudagar won as the Indigenous Peoples representative to the City Council, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte expressed his disapproval against her and said he wants a new face to take the position instead.

Duterte, however, clarified that he dislikes Sudagar for the position only because she already served as the Sangguniang Kabataan representative to the City Council from 2007 to 2010.

Mobile Group holds highest smoking arrests

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:19 p.m.

THE Mobile Patrol Group (MPG) of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) recorded the highest number of apprehensions on the anti-smoking ordinance in 2014.

Based on the 2014 report of the Anti-Smoking Task Force, there were a total of 4,396 apprehensions.

Flashflood affects 4 North Cotabato towns

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:18 p.m.

FOUR towns in North Cotabato were affected by flashflood Thursday, resulting in the death of two persons.

The affected towns are Arakan, Magpet, Kabacan, and President Roxas.

Public told: Don’t apply random eye drops for sore eyes

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:17 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH)-Davao office advised the public to consult a doctor before using any eye drops for sore eyes.

Council to commend board topnotchers

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:17 p.m.

THE Davao City Council is set to give commendation to the Dentistry and Pharmacist Licensure Examination topnotchers during the regular session next week.

Body found in Toril

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:16 p.m.

A DEAD male body was found at Purok 3, Barangay Lubogan in Toril, Davao City, Thursday morning.

Initial investigation conducted by Senior Police Officer 1 Celso Halasan showed that a certain Serio Cervantes Simborio, a resident in the area, saw the body in "prawn position" entangled by rocks while he was picking some wood brought by the flood.

Raps vs top ex-Boston officials recommended

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:16 p.m.

THE Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the filing of charges against former top officials of Boston, Davao Oriental, including a former mayor, who were accused of purchasing heavy equipment worth P15 million in 2005 without undergoing bidding.

Sta. Cruz police chief to be relieved

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:06 p.m.

THE chief of the Sta. Cruz Municipal Police Station in Davao del Sur is set to be relieved over an alleged mishap on the arresting procedures of the suspect who detonated a grenade while jailed inside the police station on Thursday, an official of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Davao said.

Ex-soldier, retired cop dead; 5 others hurt in blast

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:47 p.m.

DAVAO -- A former soldier and a retired senior police officer were killed while five other cops were injured in a grenade blast inside the Sta. Cruz Municipal Police Station in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on Thursday.

UIC graduate tops Pharmacist exam

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:18 p.m.

A GRADUATE of the University of Immaculate Conception (UIC)-Davao topped the Pharmacist Licensure Examination that was administered this month.

Jona Mari Chiong Alinas bested thousands of examinees, garnering 91.90 percent.

Local tourists violate anti-smoking ordinance

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:16 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL of the Davao City Anti-Smoking Task Force said Thursday that local tourists still violate the anti-smoking ordinance.

Dr. Domilyn Villareiz, co-chair of Anti-Smoking Task Force, said local tourists still smoke in public areas in Davao City despite the intensified implementation of the local authorities.

Manhunt on vs barber slay suspect

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:14 p.m.

PERSONNEL of the Buhangin Police Station are already looking into a suspect who killed a barber at Sitio Sta. Cruz in Barangay Indangan, Buhangin District, Davao City on Wednesday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Dennis Ybañez Lucero, 35, a barber and owner of the Geldenz Barber Shop, resident of Davao City.

SK election gun ban reset February 6-March 2

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:12 p.m.

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has shortened the election period for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) through Resolution 9928.

Under Resolution 9928, the Comelec said there are "compelling reasons to warrant the amendment of the election period" for the February 21 SK polls.

Street food ordinance 2nd reading approval eyed

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:08 p.m.

DAVAO City Councilor Bernard Al-ag will target the second reading approval of the street food ordinance this year.

Al-ag, speaking during the Pulong-pulong ni Pulong at the City Council recently, said that he proposed the said ordinance, which requires all the street vendors to undergo food handling training, in the last 16th City Council.

Davao's point of payment system linkage ongoing

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:07 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL from the Davao City Information Technology Center said that change in the administration will not affect the ongoing linking of city offices for the point of payment system (Pops).

"We do believe we will be supported by whoever would be sitting in the position (mayor) because these are income generating projects," said Sharon Lei Lumantas, CITC Information System Analyst III and project leader of the Integrated Infrastructure Payment System (IIPS) and Pops projects.

7 Indian students sue doctor

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:07 p.m.

SEVEN Indian medical students filed charges Thursday before the City Prosecutor's Office against the chief operating officer of the Davao Medical Education Management Services (DMEMS) whom they accused of barring them from leaving the facility.

The complainants, who requested not to be named, filed serious illegal detention and grave coercion against Dr. Ashin Mohan.

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