Ex-guv: Duterte ‘changes heart’ on presidency

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:42 p.m.

DAVAO -- After months of saying no, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is no longer closing his doors on the possibility of running for president in 2016, said former North Cotabato governor Emmanuel Piñol.

Piñol, who was with Duterte in Macau during the Pacquiao-Algieri fight last Sunday, said the city mayor said "okay" when asked to listen to the voice of the people before making any final decision.

SoCot town pushes aerial spraying ban

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:06 p.m.

THE Municipality of Surallah, South Cotabato has pushed an ordinance banning aerial spraying in its area.

Vice Mayor Pinky Divinagracia has tasked the Municipal Committee on the Environment to fast-track the passage of the Ban Aerial Spraying Ordinance.

Ampatuan massacre witness awaits protection

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:05 p.m.

AMPATUAN massacre witness Kaharudin "Butch" Saudagal is still awaiting for his admission to the Witness Protection Program (WPP) of the Department of Justice (DOJ), nine days after he was ambushed in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.

Saudagal, a former bagman of massacre suspect Andal "Datu Unsay" Ampatuan Jr., was attacked by six unidentified armed men last November 18.

6 robbers, gun-runners nabbed in separate ops

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:03 p.m.

THE Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Davao arrested this week a member of a Manila-based robbery hold-up gang and five suspected gun-runners and drug pushers in separate operations in the Region.

First arrested was Terry Joy Vergara Garcenilla, member of the Abraham-Katipunan-Anover Robbery Group, at S.I.R Matina in Davao City on November 25. The warrant of arrest was issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 213 in Mandaluyong City.

Army, NPA clash anew in New Bataan

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

TROOPS belonging to the Philippine Army's 10th Infantry Division clashed anew Thursday with suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) in the village of Manurigao in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

First Lieutenant Vergel Lacambra, 10th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the Army's 66th Infantry Battalion was conducting a medical mission in the area when its personnel encountered the rebels around 9 a.m. Thursday.

Cop sued for mauling minor

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

THE San Pedro Police Station in Davao City has filed charges against a police officer who mauled a 14-year-old boy inside a building along Bolton Street, Davao City on November 22.

Facing charges for grave misconduct is Police Officer 3 (PO3) Edward Malot, who is currently assigned in Mati City Police Office.

3 cop-mauling suspects' arraignment suspended

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:01 p.m.

THE arraignment for the three suspects accused of mauling a policeman set before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15 on Thursday was suspended after the presiding judge has granted the motion for re-investigation filed by the respondents.

RTC Branch 15 Judge Ridgway Tanjili, on Thursday’s hearing, granted the urgent motion to suspend proceedings and arraignment with motion for re-investigation filed by respondents Abdul Moamar Manlao, Adzmin Kumayog and Harold Tomawis.

Garcia slay suspects to appear in hearing

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:00 p.m.

THE suspects in the killing of Dabawenyo businessman Ramon Teodoro Garcia are set to appear before a regional court today, Friday, for a hearing on the motion for the issuance of a subpoena on the footages of the their interview over a local news program.

Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 17 Judge Evalyn Morales, in an order dated November 24, has scheduled a hearing Friday for the motion filed by public prosecutor Carlos Castaños, Jr.

Raps piled up vs robbery suspect

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 08:59 p.m.

COMPLAINTS have piled up before the City Prosecutor's Office against a man arrested for an attempted robbery on a taxi driver on Km. 7, Diversion Road in Bangkal, Davao City, on Monday.

Facing charges of robbery with intimidation against a person, violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, and RA 6539 or the Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972 is Arnel Dizon Estrada, a 30-year-old electrician who hails from Malita, Davao del Sur.

Task Force Cocaine monitors ‘persons of interest’

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

MEMBERS of the Task Force Davao Cocaine are closely monitoring "persons of interest" who might know something about the reefer van in a container yard in Tibungco, Davao City that showed traces of cocaine.

The container van, with the suspicious traces that indicate it once held cocaine bricks, was noticed Sunday morning.

Davao cop faces drug charges

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

THE police officer who earlier texted a suspected drug pusher to inform about a buy-bust operation in Toril District, Davao City was charged with criminal and administrative charges Wednesday.

Facing charges for two counts of grave misconduct and violation of Section 5 of the Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is Police Officer 1 (PO1) Luis Pantig Gabrinao.

‘Pasko fiesta’ opening rescheduled

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

THE opening of this year's Pasko Fiesta in Davao City will be moved from December 5 (Friday) to December 8 (Monday).

Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre said they had to postpone the program because Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is on official business until December 5.

Tambobong to get 15 light posts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

THE Davao City Council has approved on its first reading a request of Barangay Tambobong in Baguio District to install 15 light posts.

The item was approved on Tuesday and was referred to the committee on energy for committee hearings.

Christmas tree burns in Davao mall

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

THE giant Christmas tree inside the SM Lanang caught fire Wednesday morning just before the mall opened.

The Central 911 said the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit.

Weather info to be made more understandable to public

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

MANILA -- An official from the Weather Philippines Foundation (WPF) said Tuesday that they are working on visual tools that will help weather information more understandable to the public.

"The idea behind communication is that it doesn't stop with mere words or definitions, we could use new technologies, we have this videos na maliit ang media file and yet ang ganda nung graphics so we are attempting to that with our communications," WPF General Manager Celso Caballero said in an interview during the “#WeatherWiser Nation Conference” held at Blue Leaf Events Pavillion in Taguig City.

Thalassemia lay forum on December 6

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

A NON-GOVERNMENT organization helping thalassemia patients will conduct a lay forum on December 6 at Seamen's Hospital along R. Castillo St. in an effort to spread information about the disease.

Thalassemia is a hereditary disorder of the blood wherein the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen) that result to the destruction of a large number of red blood cells which leads to anemia.

Stricter rules, stiffer fines on net operation

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

STRICTER regulations and stiffer penalties will be implemented to all Internet cafes in Davao as a councilor has proposed to amend an existing ordinance on internet operation in the city.

Councilor Joanne Bonguyan, committee on information and communication technology chair, said several provisions are set to be amended to impose Internet security and discipline among internet users, especially the minors.

Indigenous people ’s inclusion in 4Ps hailed

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

A CITY councilor lauded Tuesday the inclusion of indigenous peoples (IPs) to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)'s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Councilor Berino Mambo-o, IP representative to the City Council, said he hopes that the communities will be given enough attention especially with programs that will help them alleviate poverty.

Lack of quorum adjourns City Council session

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

A TOTAL of 30 items under unfinished business were not tackled by the Davao City Council as its regular session on Tuesday was adjourned due to lack of quorum.

Only 14 of the 24 members of the 17th City Council of Davao were present. The session was adjourned as early as 11:20 a.m.

Councilman faces raps for selling drugs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

CHARGES were filed Monday before the City Prosecutor's Office against a village councilman for allegedly selling illegal drugs.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 is kagawad Jojo Morcid Bitte, 42, of Barangay Guadalupe, Carmen town in Davao del Norte.

Troops pursue rebels after Pantukan clash

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

THE Army's 10th Infantry Division launched Monday a pursuit operation against suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) they encountered in the village of Tagugpo in Pantukan, Compostela Valley.

First Lieutenant Alexandre F. Cabales, civil military officer of the Army's 25th Infantry Battalion, said in a phone interview that government troops clashed with two communist rebels around 7:45 a.m. Monday.

Carpio to issue ruling on Felonia's plea

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

REGIONAL Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio is set to resolve the motion to defer the case proceedings filed by a police official tagged in the murder of Cebuano businessman Richard Lim King.

A staff at RTC Branch 16, who refused to be named for lack of authority to speak, told Sun.Star Davao that the motion filed by former Regional Intelligence Unit-Davao head Superintendent Leonard Felonia is set to be resolved before the end of November.

SMI exec slay suspect arraignment on Dec. 12

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

THE suspect in the killing of an official of Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) in 2011 is set to appear before the Davao Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 10 for their arraignment on December 12.

A staff of the RTC Branch 10 who refused to be named for lack of authority to speak told Sun.Star Davao that Presiding Judge Retrina Fuentes scheduled the arraignment of Dennis Bacus on December 12.

11 nominations in 4 categories for Sun.Star Davao

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

SUN.STAR Davao earned 11 nominations in all four categories for print media in the upcoming Globe Davao Media Excellence Awards slated on November 27 at the SMX Convention Center.

Globe Telecom Inc. corporate communications head Yoly Crisanto announced in an email that Sun.Star has been nominated in all categories for print and online.

Traces of cocaine found in reefer van

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

DAVAO -- Authorities are conducting further investigation on a reefer van in a container yard in Tibungco, Davao City that showed traces of having been a receptacle for bricks of cocaine.

The container van, with the suspicious traces that indicate it once held cocaine bricks, was noticed Sunday morning.

M’lang plaza blast victims identified

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:20 p.m.

DAVAO -- Authorities have identified the casualties in the blast that rocked M'lang in North Cotabato on Sunday.

The explosion occurred around 7:45 p.m. Sunday inside a billiard hall near the crowded town plaza, killing three people and wounding 23 others.

Pinoys mob Duterte in Macau, call him ‘president’

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:47 p.m.

DAVAO -- Hundreds of Filipinos out to watch the Pacquiao-Algieri fight in Macau were starstruck when they saw Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte among thousands of Filipinos in the crowd there Sunday.

Duterte was about to enter the entrance gates to the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Macau shortly before 10 a.m. when a handful of Pinoys recognized him and shouted: "Hala si Mayor Duterte."

Toril's night market pushed

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

MEMBERS of the barangay council of Toril Proper requested City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to allow them to establish a night market in Toril Public Market.

The barangay council, through captain Lilibeth L. Al-ag, said the proposed night market will address the continuing problem on disorganized sidewalk vendors.

Ampatuan massacre victims remembered

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)-Davao City chapter commemorated the fifth year of the Maguindanao massacre through a candle lighting activity in front of the San Pedro Cathedral evening of November 23.

NUJP Davao chair Jessie Casalda, in a statement, said the national government shows "no seriousness" to serve justice to the 58 people, especially the 32 journalists, slain five years ago.

7,030 houses eyed for Typhoon Pablo victims

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

THE National Housing Authority (NHA) in Davao Region targets to finish a total of 17,030 houses for Typhoon Pablo victims in Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley next year.

NHA Head for Task Force Pablo Engineer Alfonse L. Borlagdan, speaking in Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw at The Annex of SM City Davao, said that out of 17,030, they have already finished 6,000 houses that are still under documentation process.

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