No load, no 911 call

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:16 p.m.

A PRE-PAID SIM card without load cannot make a call to the emergency hotline of Central 911.

Central 911 chief Emmanuel Jaldon explained that it is a “service provider issue” and the agency can't take action.

IRR for rainwater ordinance signed

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:16 p.m.

THE Davao City Rainwater Ordinance of 2009 is now in effect after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte signed an executive order (EO) providing its implementing rules and regulations (IRR).

The EO provided the IRR of the ordinance which he has earlier approved and signed.

Sara reconciles with uncle-in-law judge

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:15 p.m.

FORMER Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio reconciled on Friday after having a spat over a demolition order on an illegal settlement in Barangay Tomas Monteverde Sr., Agdao on July 1, 2011.

Duterte-Carpio posted in her social media accounts a photo of a dove with caption "Today I made peace with my uncle in law Judge Manolo Carpio, it shall be a happy halloween after all. Lisod mauna magpakumbaba pero pagkahuman sa tanan it gives you strength and peace. AND SO FRIDAY IS A HOLIDAY!"

Man dies in Barangay Tugbok road crash

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:14 p.m.

A MAN was killed while two others were injured in a vehicular accident along the Davao-Bukidnon Road, in front of Algon Construction Garage at Purok-1, Dacudao, Barangay Tugbok in Davao City Thursday.

Killed in the accident was Jean Mart Sollon Henon, 29, married, a photographer and driver of the motorcycle while injured were his two riders identified as Mary Joy Prado Henon and Melanie Baguio Saadla, both residents of Purok 31, Roman Diaz St., Calinan.

Duterte in South Korea for LRT talks

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

DAVAO CITY Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is in South Korea to meet with Korean investors interested to pour in investment for the construction of a mass transportation system in the city.

But the visit is not an official business trip as the city mayor was spending for his own trip and not at the cost of the taxpayers.

Central 911 to deploy medics in cemeteries

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

THE Central 911 will deploy medical teams in public and private cemeteries during the commemoration of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

Emmanuel Jaldon, Central 911 chief, said medical teams will be on standby as the public will visit their lost loved ones tomorrow and on Sunday.

City's evacuation plan still under review

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

THE Central 911 is still reviewing Davao City's integrated evacuation plan or exit plan during earthquakes and storm surges, an official said Thursday.

Emmanuel Jaldon, chief of Central 911, said the plan of the city has already been completed but it still needs some review to iron out everything.

Manhunt on vs suspects in rebel returnee's slay

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

AUTHORITIES are hunting down communist rebels who allegedly killed a rebel returnee last week at Sitio Esled in barangay Dalagdag, Calinan District in Davao City.

Police identified the victim as Arnel Genita Recta, 26, a farmer, resident of Purok 14 in Barangay Callawa, Buhangin District.

14 Indian nationals nabbed

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

FOURTEEN Indian nationals were arrested after they figured in a fistfight inside a dormitel and could not present any legal documents for staying in Davao City.

2 more NPA men killed in encounter

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

TWO suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with government troops at Sitio Kimataan II in Barangay Gupitan in Kapalong, Davao del Norte on Wednesday.

Recovered from the slain rebels were four high-powered firearms. Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) public information officer Captain Alberto Caber said troops have yet to identify the two rebels killed in the encounter that took place at around 3:08 a.m.

World Vasectomy Day set November 7

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

IN ORDER to raise awareness on vasectomy as an option for population control, the City Health Office (CHO) will participate in celebrating the World Vasectomy Day on November 7.

Assistant City Health Officer Sam G. Cruz, speaking on Thursday's edition of the I-Speak Media Forum at the Davao City Hall, said that this is the city's second year to participate in the said event and they targeting 1,000 men to undergo the No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) on that day.

600 more ex-inmates to undergo skills training

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

CLOSE to 600 more former inmates in Davao City are expected to benefit from skills training program initiated by the Department of Justice-Parole and Probation Administration (DOJ-PPA).

This developed following the graduation of more than 20 former inmates from the same program recently.

Minda deputy Ombud also handles cases in Visayas

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

THE deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao is currently handling cases in two other areas in the country after he was also appointed as the acting Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas recently.

Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao lawyer Rodolfo Elman told Sun.Star Davao in an interview Thursday that he was appointed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on August 20 to fill the vacancy left by former Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas Pelagio Apostol whose term of service expired on August 21.

CCTV cam tracks, solves crime in 8 minutes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

A CRIME was monitored and solved by the authorities in Davao City on Tuesday within eight minutes through the help of powerful high-definition close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

A motorcycle driver who attempted to flee after side-sweeping a faculty member of the Holy Cross College was arrested by the police several kilometers away from where the accident happened.

DCPO to deploy 2,000 cops for Undas

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

THOUGH no threat was monitored, the Davao City Police Office, along with Task Force Davao, will deploy about 2,000 police, military and barangay tanods to different areas in the city during the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day celebration.

DCPO chief Vicente Danao said that 1,200 Davao cops will be deployed to the different cemeteries in the city on November 1 and 2. Additional 200 cops will be coming from the Regional Police Office 11 as augmentation force.

Probe into fake titles ordered

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- A big-time Quezon City supplier of electrical parts and electronic gadgets and equipment is now claiming ownership of 804 hectares of government land held by the Alcantara-owned Alsons Development & Investment Corporation (Aldevinco) under an Integrated Forest Plantation Management Agreement (IFPMA).

This surfaced after a certain Jimmy Tang, listed as one of the owners of Avenue Electrical Supply Corporation (Avesco), wrote the office of the Land Registration Authority requesting for the registration and splitting of a big parcel of land covered by “Original Certificate of Title (OCT) P2252.”

Returnee killed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.

A REBEL returnee was killed by an unidentified suspect at Sitio Esled in Barangay Dalagdag, Calinan District in Davao City.

Police identified the victim as Arnel Genita Recta, 26, a farmer, resident of Purok 14 in Barangay Callawa in Buhangin District.

78.14% rating for DPWH projects

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Davao Region registered 78.14 percent accomplishment rating for their 2014 projects as of October 15.

DPWH Regional Director Mariano Alquiza said that out of the 328 infrastructure projects implemented by the agency, 230 projects had been completed, 89 still ongoing and nine have yet to be started.

Bridge repair works to be extended anew

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:11 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Davao Region said there will be another delay on the completion of the Governor Generoso (Bankerohan) Bridge II repair that was earlier set on November 6.

DPWH Regional Director Mariano Alquiza, during a press briefing, said the delay was caused by "some unavoidable circumstances" that they have encountered.

5 city courts for pilot test

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:10 p.m.

THE Supreme Court (SC) has chosen five courts in Davao City to take part in the pilot testing of new procedures that are intended to hasten the litigation of cases.

The SC, through the Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) Circular 120-2014 provided by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Executive Judge Pelagio Paguican, has handpicked three RTC Branches and two Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) branches that will undergo the pilot testing.

2 cybercrime cases in 2 RTC branches

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

THE cases involving the first two violators of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 in Davao City have been raffled off to two separate Regional Trial Court (RTC) branches.

Records from the RTC Office of the Clerk of Court showed that the cases for violation of the Republic Act 10175 filed against Jocel Acain Bejerano, a resident of Buhangin and Jean Bolger, an agent of SDP Real Estate Properties Marketing will be tried before RTC Branch 16 and Branch 11, respectively.

Wife sues Davao police chief

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:08 p.m.

SUSIE Danao, wife of Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao of the Davao City Police Office, formally filed a complaint against her husband before the Department of Justice on Wednesday.

Mrs. Danao was accompanied by her lawyers and Gabriela partylist Representative Luzviminda Ilagan.

‘Pasko Feista not lavish, but fun’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

THE executive committee (execom) for Pasko Fiesta assured Dabawenyos a not-so-lavish, but joyous celebration of the Christmas festival this year.

Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, spokesperson for Pasko Fiesta 2014, told Sun.Star Davao that the execom will hold their first meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, but he was not expecting the body to come up with a budget yet.

Hito growers told to secure permits

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

THE barangay chief of Los Amigos, Tugbok urged all hito (catfish) growers in their village to get permits to protect their livelihood and fully support the hito production industry.

Barangay chief Angelico Santander Jr. said the hito production in the area covers some 160 hectares with more than 100 hito growers, who produce 2.5 tons of hito per day.

MOA inked to feed malnourished kids

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

THE Philippine Army's 25th Infantry Battalion and the Immanuel Community Church and Ministries of the Philippines Inc. (ICCMPI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the Feeding Program for malnourished children in Monkayo town in Compostela Valley.

First Lieutenant Dennis Araiz, public information officer of the 25th Infantry Battalion under 10th Infantry Division, in a statement e-mailed to the media, said the program was spearheaded by 25th Infantry Battalion head Lt. Col. Elmer M. Aterrado and ICCMPI general overseer Bishop Roper D. Sillada.

P108,000 lost in robbery incidents

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

SOME P108,000 worth of cash and valuables were lost in three separate robbery incidents in Davao City on Monday.

The first incident happened around 6:40 a.m. at HB1 convenience store on Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway in Panacan.

After Wireless cemetery rehab, Ma-a cemetery next

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

THE Ma-a Cemetery will be renovated soon after the completion of the rehabilitation of Davao City Wireless Cemetery, said an official from the City Enterprises Bureau.

Officer-in-charge for operations of cemeteries Gary Castillo said during the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao on Monday that they are still conducting the planning and budgeting for the renovation of the three-hectare Ma-a Cemetery.

Regional children's Congress today

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Northern Mindanao will hold a Regional Children's Congress under their Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) Wednesday at the Grand Men Seng Hotel Davao.

Now on its second year, DSWD-Davao 4Ps information officer Sheryll Fernandez said that the activity focuses on gathering 10 to 14 year old 4Ps beneficiaries from all the cities and municipalities in the region to discuss the issues affecting them and also to remind them of their rights as children.

King murder case hearing set

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

THE parties involved in the murder case of Cebuano businessman Richard Lim King are set to appear before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 after the Presiding Judge has scheduled a hearing on November 25.

RTC Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio, in an order dated October 27, has ordered the respondents former Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) head Leonardo Felonia and self-confessed killers Paul Dave Molina Labang, Rommel and Rodel Dela Cerna, the Davao City Police Office Investigation and Detection Management Branch and the victim's brother and complainant James King to attend the clarificatory hearing.

Jordanian national sued for assaulting partner

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

THE City Prosecution Office recommended the filing of charges against a Jordanian national arrested for assaulting his former live-in partner in her apartment in El Rio Vista Village in Barangay Poblacion, Davao City on October 22.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act is Nasser Abdulla Alkhatib, a 47-year-old Jordanian residing in Rivera Village in J. P. Laurel Ave.

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