P5,000 death aid

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

THE City Council of Davao is set to approve on third and final reading today, Tuesday, an ordinance granting P5,000 death benefit assistance for bona fide senior citizens of the city as its counterpart in the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.

In the copy of the ordinance, the grant will be given to the surviving heirs or non-related beneficiaries.

Eastmincom sends 3 vessels to Surigao for search, rescue

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

THE Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) sent three Navy patrol vessels in Surigao City to help the Central Mindanao Command (Cenmincom) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in its search and rescue operation on the missing passengers of the M/V Maharlika II ferry.

Eastmincom public information officer Captain Alberto Caber said their headquarters under Major General Aurelio B. Baladad sent on Saturday the BRP Rafael Pargas; PG-379 and DF-350 to Surigao City through the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM).

Man shot dead

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

A 24-YEAR-OLD man died after he was shot by unidentified men at Phase 2 NHA Relocation in Bangkal, Davao City on Sunday.

Police identified the victim as one Peter Zafra Guillen, resident of the same address.

Bigger demolition team

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

TO intensify their campaign against illegal vendors, retired Colonel Yusof Jimlani said that he assigned some personnel from the Drainage Management Unit (DMU) to the demolition unit of the city.

Jimlani, who is both the chairman of the DMU and the city's demolition unit, said Monday that he added DMU personnel in order to add to the labor force of the demolition unit.

Judge inhibits; case vs 4 BOC personnel raffled off

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

THE graft case against four former Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Davao personnel and a customs broker was raffled off to another branch of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) after the judge handling it inhibited from the case.

Records from the RTC Office of the Clerk of Court (RTC-OCC) showed that the graft case involving former District Collector Anju Nereo Castigador, former acting assistant wharfinger Alicodsaman Dimasicil, examiners Lerrie Natividad and Moctar Amir and customs broker Michael B. Corong was raffled off to RTC Branch 16 under Presiding Judge Emmanuel Carpio.

3 sued for murder

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

THREE men are facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) after they were accused in the brutal murder of another at a videoke house in Barangay Leon Garcia, Agdao, Davao City in 2013.

Facing murder charges are Max Matalam and two other unidentified suspects. The suspects were sued after they were accused of killing Ronald Oliveros on May 22, 2013.

Estafa raps vs woman affirmed

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

THE City Prosecutor’s Office affirmed the charges against a woman accused of falsifying documents to sell a vehicle which is still encumbered by a cooperative in 2012.

Facing estafa through falsification of public documents is Lucita Dumdum of Chavez Street.

Cop being probed on mauling, shooting

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

DAVAO CITY - The police are investigating Police Officer (PO) 1 Joeffer Villegas of Toril Police Station after closed circuit television (CCTV) footage of him pressing his gun to a tricycle driver who was recently killed surfaced.

Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 spokesperson Supt. Antonio E. Rivera revealed that investigation on Villegas began following the creation of an Investigation Task Force.

Driver accusing cop of abuse shot dead

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:18 p.m.

A TRICYCLE driver died on the spot after being shot by gunmen at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

The incident took place at Don Juan dela Cruz Street, Barangay Toril Proper, Davao City.

Notorious shabu suppliers arrested, sued

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:17 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the provincial prosecutor’s office in Bukidnon on Friday against five suspects who were arrested for selling more than one kilo of suspected shabu worth about P9 million at Central Poblacion in Kalilangan town in Bukidnon.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Davao Region (PDEA 11) claimed the arrested men were notorious suppliers of illegal drugs to Davao and neighboring areas who have managed to stay away from dragnet operations in the past.

One more killed in cop shootout

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:17 p.m.

ANOTHER drug suspect was killed in a shootout with police in Barangay 9-A in Davao City on Saturday.

San Pedro Police Station head Senior Inspector Ronald Lao only identified the suspect as one Tikboy. He said the police have yet to find out the full identity of the slain man.

Man dies in jail cell

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:16 p.m.

A PRISONER was found dead inside the detention center of San Pedro Police Station at 5 a.m. last Saturday.

The man was identified as Dominador Ila, 29, a pineapple harvester who lived in Barangay Sirib, Calinan of this city.

Duterte more interested to Davao City’s problems

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:15 p.m.

DAVAO CITY - In line with the names being mentioned for a presidential bid in the 2016 elections, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said that he wants to answer all the needs of Davaoeños before retiring from politics.

This was shared by Davao City Information Office officer-in-charge Leo R. Villareal in an exclusive interview during Bombo Radyo's program "Good Morning Philippines" Sunday.

Traffic enforcers warned vs accepting bribes

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:28 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL of the Traffic Management Center (TMC) warned those personnel who will accept bribes from violators of Davao City's speed limit policy.

"Tanggalon ta ka bisag P20 ra imong gidawat, tanggalon ta ka (I will fire you even if you accept P20 only. I will fire you)," said TMC officer-in-charge Superintendent Rodelio Poliquit during the I-Speak Forum.

Man found dead

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:27 p.m.

A 57-YEAR-OLD man was found dead sitting outside a store at Purok 2, Lanzones Street, Barangay Tugbok Proper, Davao City.

The man was identified as Inocencio Rodolfo Amparo, single, a native of Sarangani province and a transient resident of the place.

Fire razes P100,000 in properties

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:26 p.m.

ABOUT P100,000 worth of property was damaged due to a fire incident on Thursday afternoon at Purok 17, Bongbong, Panacan, Davao City.

The owner of the house was identified as Ruth Majadas Pardillo, 44-years-old, married, and a resident of the said area.

Canadian professor: I’m not a terrorist

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:25 p.m.

THE Muslim scholar who is currently in the custody of the Bureau of Immigration (BI)-Davao cried foul over allegations that he is linked to a terrorist group.

Dr. Abu Ameen Bilal Philips, in a post in his official Facebook page Friday, downplayed the allegations that he is linked to any terrorist group saying that the brand "un-indicted co-conspirator in the 1993 attempted bombing of the World Trade Center" given to him by the government of the United States of America was baseless.

Signature campaign vs ‘pork’ kicks off

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:25 p.m.

THE Davao Region leg of the nationwide signature campaign People's Initiative against the pork barrel or the Priority Development Assistance Fund (Pdaf) kicked off at the Rizal Park in Davao City Friday.

The regional leg launching was spearheaded by Bayan Muna Party-list representatives Carlos Isagani Zarate and Neri Colmenares along with progressive groups under the Makabayan bloc.

Duterte rejects tandem with Santiago in 2016

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte rejected Senator Miriam Santiago's offer to be her running mate in 2016 and endorsed former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro instead.

Duterte warns ‘hulidap’ cops

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned those who engage in "hulidap" not to do it in his city or else they will be killed here.

Duterte also advised mayors of cities where "hulidap" cops are assigned to "raise the vigilance now because crime is in the upsurge".

2 shot dead in separate incidents

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

TWO men were killed by unidentified suspects in separate shooting incidents in Davao City.

The first incident took place around 8:18 p.m. on Wednesday along J.P. Laurel Avenue in front of Victoria Plaza.

P700,000 items lost in fires

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

ABOUT P700,000 worth of property were damage in separate fire incidents that hit two houses in Davao City on Thursday.

The first incident happened at Seaside 1 in Del Carmen, Matina Aplaya around 10 a.m.

Drop in Davao Region's chikungunya cases

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

THE Department of Health (DOH) in Davao Region had recorded a total of 16 chikungunya cases for the first half of 2014, a decrease of 92 percent compared to the same period last year which was 216.

Chikungunya, according to DOH, is a viral illness that is transmitted by day-biting mosquitoes and has similar symptoms to dengue fever causing it to be mis-diagnosed, although patients suffering from the said illness will be experiencing joint pains and arthritis which can last for several months or even years.

Feeding program for 21 MAM kids launched

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

DAVAO City Health Office (CHO) Nutrition Division together with the Action Contre la Faim (ACF) International launched their third set of supplementary feeding program on Wednesday, which will benefit 21 moderately acute malnourished (MAM) kids in Barangay Matina Crossing.

The program was done in partnership with the Davao Adventist Hospital who will be the one donating the food commodities as part of their corporate social responsibility.

Witness protection application for King's killers delayed anew

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

THE Witness Protection Program (WPP) application of the self-confessed killers of Cebuano businessman Richard Lim King has faced delays anew as the City Prosecution Office has yet to resolve the case against the police official accused of ordering the assassination.

Eastmincom hit for alleged harassment

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

THE Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)-Southern Mindanao lambasted the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) for its alleged harassment on union leaders and members.

KMU-Southern Mindanao secretary general Romualdo Basilio, in an email to Sun.Star Davao, blasted the army's counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan citing various cases where union leaders and members were allegedly abused.

‘Hulidap’ alert issued on city’s police

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:51 p.m.

DAVAO CITY Police Office (DCPO) officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Marvin P. Pepino instructed the 12 police station commanders and his other staff to strengthen disciplinary measures to ensure that policemen inclined toward crime will be weeded out.

The order came after at least 12 policemen from the La Loma Precinct of Quezon City Police District were identified as the gunmen who waylaid a vehicle in broad daylight along Edsa to “arrest” its passengers, detain them for seven hours, while taking away the P2-million they were carrying.

Cops to file raps vs PNoy protesters in mall

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:51 p.m.

THE Davao City Police Office is determined to file charges against leaders of progressive groups who initiated the protest inside a mall while President Benigno Aquino III graced the Mindanao Membership Meeting and Launch of Mindanao Inclusive Agri-Business Program Monday.

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Marvin P. Pepino, during the AFP-PNP press conference at Royal Mandaya Hotel Wednesday, said they are considering charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office for alarm and scandal against the protest leaders. READ: Anti-PNoy rally held inside mall

Councilor proposes local anti-trafficking ordinance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:50 p.m.

IN ORDER to strengthen the implementation of the Republic Act (R.A.) 9208 or the "Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003" in Davao City, Councilor Leah Librado-Yap had proposed an ordinance which will serve as the localized version of the said national law.

During the privilege hour of the special session of the City Council Wednesday, Librado-Yap said that the drafting of the ordinance is a part of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons (Iacat) initiatives.

Tax ordinance amendment approved on 1st reading

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:49 p.m.

THE Davao City Council during their Wednesday's special session approved on first reading an ordinance amending one of the provisions of the "Publication of Tax Ordinances and Revenue Measures".

Rule six of the "Publication of Tax Ordinances and Revenue Measures" also known as Resolution No. 2954, Ordinance No. 601 series of 1992 reads: "Publication of tax ordinances and revenue measures of ordinance from within ten days after their approval, certified true copies of the tax ordinances and revenue measures, shall be published in full for three consecutive days in a newspaper of local circulation".

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