Int’l forum calls: Spare civilians from military ops

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:12 p.m.

PEACE ADVOCATES urged the administration of President Benigno Aquino III to interfere in armed conflicts and address the issues that affect innocent civilians, to attain the just and lasting peace over the land.

Evacuees of the Ata-Manobo tribe who have sought safe haven in Davao City since April 2 from their villages in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, said they will not return to their homes for as long as the military continues to operate there.

Slum improvement body gets bigger assignment

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:11 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte expanded the function of the pricing committee for the land reform program to cover all the relocation sites and other housing projects of Davao City.

Duterte signed on April 10 the Executive Order No. 20 repealing/amending a provision of the Executive No. 45 entitled “Reconstituting the membership of pricing committee for the Slum Improvement and Resettlement (SIR) project and Urban Land Reform Program (ULRP) of the city.”

Raps readied vs truck driver in Sasa mishap

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

CHARGES are set to be filed before the City Prosecution Office against a man who figured in a road accident that killed one at Km. 10, Sasa, Davao City last Sunday.

Set to face charges of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and damage to property is Ronaldo Tampos, 39, resident of Dumoy in Toril and driver of an Isuzu truck with trailer and plate umber PUX896.

6 face drug raps

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:09 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecution Office against the six illegal drug suspects arrested in the drug dens closed down by authorities at Sto. Nino, Barangay Central in Mati City, Davao Oriental on April 11.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are Mary Jean Artiaga Jayectin, alias Budak, Luis Henry Rodriguez Lim, Allan Jolpa Tribunalo, Elizalde Hayectin Evaristo Jr., alias Onyot, Vilma Morato Evaristo and Noryl Cayacay Bijis.

Son who hacked pa remains at large

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:09 p.m.

POLICE are still looking for the teenage son of a farmer who hacked his father in Barangay Waan in Buhangin in Davao City on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Romero Lastimoso, 47, farmer, resident of Sitio Camamara in Barangay Tigatto in Buhangin.

Foreign expert wants to partner with CHO vs malnutrition

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:08 p.m.

AN EXPERT from Africa has expressed intention to partner with the Davao City Health Office (CHO) to fight against the alarming problem on malnutrition among children in the city.

Dr. Flora Sibanda-Mulder, who has had extensive work as nutrition advisor to the Unicef, paid a courtesy call to city administrator Atty. Melchor Quitain on Wednesday and discussed the attainable steps to address severely acute malnutrition (SAM) and chronic malnutrition.

10th ID launches offensive in Maco

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:07 p.m.

TROOPS belonging to the Philippine Army's 10th Infantry Division launched on Tuesday its manhunt operation against members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who attacked soldiers at Barangay Teresa in Maco town in Compostela Valley on April 14.

Colonel Elmer Quiros, officer-in-charge of the Army’s 1001st Brigade, said their troops along with the police in Maco are already conducting a security operation to track down the rebels whom the troops encountered on April 14 in Maco town around 4:50 p.m.

Arraignment of rebel leader moved anew

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

THE arraignment of one of the most wanted New People's Army (NPA) member in Davao Region accused of abducting three Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) personnel in Barangay Tambobong, Baguio District Davao City in 2012 was rescheduled anew after one of the lead prosecutors in the case was absent during the hearing Tuesday.

Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio reset the arraignment for Roberto Castillote, alias Ka Bobby, on May 8 after Prosecutor Victoriano Bello Jr. went on-leave during the supposed arraignment Tuesday.

Kin of road victims file raps vs driver

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

SOME relatives of the victims in the fatal road accident along Diversion Road near the Gap Farm Resort in Davao City on Saturday filed charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office Tuesday against the truck driver who owned up to the road mishap that killed eight and injured 14 others.

Facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and serious physical injuries is Kim Pansacala Canque, a 34-year-old driver of the 10-wheeler truck with plate number TND896 and a resident of Sto. Niño, Carmen, Davao del Norte.

Raps filed vs 11 who fenced off land

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

CHARGES have been filed before the Davao City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday against 11 individuals who were arrested on April 13 for alleged grave coercion and trespassing.

Police identified the suspects as Roger Blances Dapog, Marvin Bajenting Caballero, Baltazar Vergara Gaviola, Efren Empas Montibon, Virgilio Colonel Francisco, Marvin Somatra Alconera, Alfredo Vergara Gaviola, Debi Patos Delima, Aldrin Arabiana Albento, Pablito Vergara Gaviola, and Liberty Cañete Morales.

Man shot dead

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:41 p.m.

A BANANA harvester was shot dead at Barangay Panalum in Paquibato District in Davao City on Monday afternoon.

Police Officer 2 (PO2) Brian Buen, of the Paquibato Police Station, identified the victim as Ramil Ablya Kintanar, 34, a resident of Purok Mangga in Paquibato in Davao City.

Militants, evacuees call for military pull-out

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:41 p.m.

MILITANT groups and evacuees from Talaingod town in Davao del Norte called on the government agencies to pull out military troops from their communities, especially in Barangay Palma Gil, following the alleged nuisance and aerial bombings in the area.

Cops still not ready with raps vs rebels

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

AUTHORITIES are still pondering on whether or not to sue the rebels who swooped down on the house of the Jose Abad Santos town Mayor Jimmy Joyce and snatched several firearms at Sitio Alpidas in Barangay Culaman in Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental.

HPG told to focus on Diversion Road

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 11 to man the traffic and provide security along Diversion Road (Carlos P. Garcia Highway) where series of vehicular accidents had transpired last week, rejecting the proposed outpost of the Traffic Management Center (TMC).

The HPG 11, on the other hand, accepted the mayor’s order and planned to zero in on areas where the recent accidents transpired.

Cops to public: Don’t announce you’re not home

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) chief Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr. warned the public to refrain from posting photos or statuses on social networking sites about plans this weekend as it might give robbers an idea.

Danao said Facebook users are advised to upload their photos only after their vacation or as soon as they have reached home.

Illegal recruit raps vs man

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

A MAN is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Davao City after he was accused of illegal recruitment when he tried to hire a lady to work abroad in 2013.

Facing illegal recruitment charges before RTC Branch 17 is Carlo Dowaki, of Pampanga Homes in Sasa. He was charged based on the complaint filed by Kristine Marie Bayona Serafin, hailing from Mount Carmel, Dumanlas in Buhangin.

Beaked whale stranded

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

DAVAO CITY - A 12-foot whale was beached by the Seawall in Bucana, Davao City on Tuesday.

Fisherman Guiller Corpin first spotted the whale at 9:10 a.m. He said he saw nearly ten other whales above the waters at that time. One turned out to be weaker than the rest and was stranded.

2 Kidapawan officials in P75-M unliquidated CA

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:41 p.m.

THE Office of the Ombudsman-Mindanao ordered the dismissal of an official of the Kidapawan City Treasurer's Office and the suspension of another after they were found guilty of not liquidating over P75 million worth of cash advances between 2011 and 2012.

Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer Gay Maggie Baljadia-Violan ordered the dismissal of Kidapawan City Treasurer's Office disbursing officer Darwin A. Loyola and the suspension of acting city accountant Rovir Ian Golosino.

Ombud lawyers now only need one year practice

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:41 p.m.

THE Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao urged young lawyers to apply to their office after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) approved the proposal to lower the qualification standards for the vacant Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer (Gipo) positions.

Deputy Ombudsman Rodolfo Elman, in an interview with Sun.Star Davao, said the amendment was proposed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and was approved by the CSC last April 1.

NPA admits torching mining equipment, cars

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:40 p.m.

THE New People's Army (NPA) claimed responsibility on torching different equipment of the APEX Mining Company in Barangay Masara in Maco in Compostela Valley.

NPA Comval Davao Gulf Sub Regional Command spokesperson Daniel Ibarra, in a statement, said the guerillas also discharged command detonated explosive against the reinforcing troops under the Army’s 9th Infantry Battalion at Masara Apex Tenement Complex on April 12.

Army, police accused of red-tagging

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:39 p.m.

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) - Davao City Chapter accused on Monday the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) and Davao del Norte Provincial Police Office (DNPPO) of harassing and red–tagging the station and staff of the Radyo ni Juan 100.7 FM in Tagum City.

NUJP, in a statement, said Eastmincom spokesperson Lt. Colonel Lyndon Paniza denied a phone interview with RnJ news director Ailene Manipol on March 28 on the evacuation of the Talaingod Manobos due to alleged military operations.

11 arrested for trespassing

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:38 p.m.

ELEVEN individuals were arrested on Sunday by the police for alleged grave coercion and trespassing at Purok 2, Sitio Zambo in Barangay Matina Biao, Tugbok District in Davao City.

Police identified the suspects as Roger Blances Dapog, Marvin Bajenting Caballero, Baltazar Vergara Gaviola, Efren Empas Montibon, Virgilio Colonel Francisco, Marvin Somatra Alconera, Alfredo Vergara Gaviola, Debi Patos Delima, Aldrin Arabiana Albento, Pablito Vergara Gaviola, and Liberty Cañete Morales.

TMC to put up outpost along Diversion Road

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:37 p.m.

THE Traffic Management Council (TMC) will be putting up an outpost at a junction of the Diversion Road (Carlos P. Garcia Highway) to warn motorists of an accident-prone area there.

TMC chief Superintendent Rhodelio Poliquit, who was a guest in Monday's edition of Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao, said the outpost will be established as recommended by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte during a meeting prior to the press conference.

Mommy D grabs share of limelight in Pac-Bradley fight

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:55 p.m.

BOXING champ Manny Pacquiao’s win has sent the nation in a good mood flooding messages of congratulations on social media sites. But what took the conversation by storm was not what happened on the boxing ring but by the ringside.

Manny’s mother Dionisia Pacquiao or Mommy D landed as one of the top trending topics worldwide on Twitter for over an hour soon after cameras were focused on her during the fight.

Driver faces multiple homicide, injuries raps

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:54 p.m.

THE Talomo police station is set to file complaints against a driver of the Forward truck that killed eight persons and injured 14 in an accident on Sarturday night along the Diversion Road (Carlos P. Garcia Highway) in Davao City.

Superintendent Julius Silagan, chief of Talomo police, identified the truck driver as Kim Cangue, who voluntarily surrendered after the accident.

Pacquiao victory floods Twitter feeds

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:53 p.m.

NETIZENS and even locals here cheered for the victory of Sarangani representative Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao who scored a unanimous decision to defeat WBO Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley Sunday.

The words Congrats Manny trended in the social networking site Twitter, placing first in the Philippines and third worldwide.

13 NPA rebels yield in ComVal

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:44 p.m.

THIRTEEN members of the New People's Army (NPA) surrendered Saturday to the Army's 66th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Cabinuangan in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

Of the 13, two are women. Six are from the NPA Front Committee 15, while seven are from the NPA Front Committee 20 -- all under the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee.

Man faces frustrated murder rap

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:43 p.m.

A MAN is facing charges before the City Prosecution Office for allegedly trying to kill another in a stabbing incident at Purok 5, Barangay Tungakalan in Toril, Davao City on April 6.

Facing frustrated murder charges is Erwin Madrigal Botron, 40. He was charged after trying to kill Raden Torefel, a 38-year-old driver and a resident of Purok 9, Upper Piedad, Toril.

Woman faces gun raps

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:42 p.m.

A WOMAN is facing charges before the City Prosecution Office after she was arrested for illegal possession of firearm and threatening to kill another woman at Times Beach in Matina Aplaya, Davao City on Wednesday.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act and grave threat is Rachel Calanog Tan, 47, and a resident of Tinikling St., Lanzona Subd., Matina. She was charged for allegedly threatening to kill Methus Carbonel, 31, at her boarding house.

Lady faces estafa raps anew

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.

A LADY, who was earlier charged for using fake documents to swindle an appliance store, is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) anew this time, for duping a couple to grant P2 million worth of loans in 2012.

Facing estafa through falsification of public documents is Rachelle Oblianda Saligumba along with one Allan Alcantara Mañez who claimed to be her husband.

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