KIDAPAWAN CITY -- At least 75 percent of the whole service areas of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) in North Cotabato province experienced brownouts that lasted for 13 hours on Thursday, starting 11 p.m.
Officials said it was not yet part of the rotating load curtailment imposed by the National Power Corporation (Napocor).
REELECTED Davao City Representative Karlo B. Nograles called on Saturday for unity "among all sectors," which "should begin right now" to effectively serve the people of Davao City.
He said: “As we begin anew, I extend my hand of friendship and cooperation to all persons and sectors. I believe that the people elected us to perform a service for the community and that must begin right now, with us united in our common cause to serve.”
KIDAPAWAN CITY – Cotabato Governor Manny Pinol filed a petition before the Cotabato Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) to exclude in the canvassing the towns of Pikit and Carmen due to alleged "high improbability of the voters' turnout."
Pinol, in a radio interview, said the two towns, based on the latest tally from Commission on Elections (Comelec), have a voters' turnout from 95 to 96 percent, which, according to him, "was highly improbable."
POLICE are hunting down three suspects who shot a 19-year-old man at Samantha Homes in Lizada, Toril in Davao City Friday evening.
Chief Inspector Angel Sumagaysay, Toril police chief, identified the victim as Jovele Venoya Aluvalang, resident of Babisa in Lizada.
SOME P55,000 worth of valuables were taken in two separate robbery incidents in Davao City on Friday and Saturday morning.
The first incident happened at Holy Infant Jesus of Prague at Shrine Hills in Matina at 3 a.m. where a total of P15,000 valuables were missing after unidentified men broke inside a souvenir shop and an office in the area.
TWO men are facing charges before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) for selling illegally caught fishes.
Carlos Panuncia and Howard Salvacion are facing charges for violation of the Philippines Fisheries Code of 1998.
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was sued for possessing solvent.
Romel Garcia of Barangay 31-D was arrested for allegedly possessing "Toluene”, a water-insoluble liquid with a paint thinner odor.
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Two members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were wounded after they engaged anew in a running gun battle with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in a remote village in Matalam, North Cotabato at around 6:20 a.m., Thursday, a military official said.
Captain Antonio Bulao, spokesman for the Army's 602nd Brigade based in Carmen, North Cotabato, said the wounded MILF rebels were immediately rushed for treatment at the Cotabato Provincial Hospital at Amas Complex, this city.
PROVINCIAL Board of Canvassers (PBOC) for Davao del Sur chair lawyer Gay Asuncion Enumerables declared the winners of key provincial positions in the May 13 midterm elections.
PBOC declared Claude Bautista as the newly-elected governor while incumbent provincial board member Aileen Almendras was proclaimed vice governor.
TWO missionaries and a government employee fell victims in separate robbery incidents in Davao City Thursday.
The first robbery took place around 7:45 a.m. at No. 65, Saturn Street, GSIS Heights Subdivision, Matina, victimizing Grace Lumibao Moron, 37, a native of Valencia, Bukidnon, and Heidi Barrientos Gaffud, 43, a native of San Pedro, Laguna.
THE trend of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases in Davao City ranges from 10 to 15 cases per month, an official of the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) of the Davao City Health Office (CHO) said.
Dr. Jordana Ramiterre, chief of RHWC, said this has gone "very alarming."
A WINNING candidate for city councilor on Wednesday questioned the Board of Canvassers (BOC) for delaying the proclamation of leading candidates of Davao City's second district.
"It cannot affect anymore the slots of one to seven. In the interest of justice and equity, the candidates in the 1st to 7th positions must be proclaimed," comebacking councilor Diosdado Mahipus said.
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- The rotating brownouts in North Cotabato province resumes today, Friday, four days after the May 13 elections, an official of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) said.
Cotelco general manager Godofredo Homez said their advisory on load curtailment for North Cotabato came from the National Power Corporation (Napocor).
KORONADAL CITY -- South Cotabato Representative Daisy Avance Fuentes (second district) won the hotly contested gubernatorial race, returning to the post she held for nine years from 2001 to 2010.
Duque Kadatuan, Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial supervisor, proclaimed Fuentes winner at around 11:30 a.m. in a three-cornered gubernatorial derby involving incumbent Governor Arthur Pingoy Jr. and former Koronadal City mayor Fernando Miguel.
A SUSPECTED drug pusher, whose brother was killed in a shootout with police authorities in April 11, denied Thursday charges filed against him before the Regional Trial Court (RTC).
The accused, Dioscoro Cabrera Borja, alias Jojo, of Toril in Davao City, was earlier charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and Republic Act 8294 or The Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives.
POLICE filed charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office (CPO) on Thursday against a 22-year-old man who stole some items in Gaisano Super Mall at corner Mc Arthur Highway and Saavedra Street in Toril in Davao City.
Charged with violation of Article 308 (Shoplifting/Theft) under the Revised Penal Code was Mark Pastor, 22, resident of Marapangi 3 in Toril in Davao City.
A SPECIAL election for voters in clustered precinct no. 22 at Gabi Elementary School in Barangay Gabi, Compostela Valley province is set today to determine the winner in the hotly-contested mayoralty post there.
Provincial election officer lawyer Jennifer Ancla, in a text message, Thursday said all 808 ballots have been accounted for and they are set to conduct the voting process starting around 7 a.m.
PROVINCIAL Board of Canvassers (PBOC) for Compostela Valley Province chair Lawyer Jennifer Ancla proclaimed the winners of the May 13 midterm elections in the province.
Ancla, in a phone interview with Sun.Star Davao Thursday, said gubernatorial candidate Arturo Uy and vice gubernatorial bet Manuel Zamora were already proclaimed winners.
A 49-YEAR-OLD man was gunned down by two suspects inside his house at Rosemarie St., Barangay Tomas Monteverde, Agdao, Davao City around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday
The victim was identified as Dominador Tubosa Canadalla, alias Dodong Pilay.
JOJI Ilagan-Bian renewed her fight with rival reelectionist Representative Mylene Garcia for the second district of Davao City after citing irregularity in the canvassing of votes at the City Council.
Bian's supporters numbering around 200 trooped to the City Council building Wednesday morning to show their support to the businesswoman-turned politician.
FIRST district Representative Karlo Nograles thanked Wednesday his constituents for their continuing and overwhelming support, saying he feels humbled by the experience.
"We will never forget this overwhelming mandate that the people of the first district of Davao City has given us and so I hope we will able to do what we can to perform as much as we can in order to meet the expectations of the people," Nograles told reporters at the City Council building Wednesday.
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A seven-month old girl died while his mother was wounded when a grenade exploded along Malvar Street in Poblacion, Kabacan in North Cotabato, around 2:45 a.m., Wednesday, police reports said.
Inspector Tirso Pascual, of the Kabacan PNP, identified the fatality as Chelzy Jane Buisan Eliarda, seven months old, and the wounded as Sohaina Buisan Eliarda, both residents of Malvar St., Poblacion.
THREE men are facing charges before the Regional Trial Court for stealing a belt bag of a police officer.
Charged with theft of the Revised Penal Code were Vin Ombac Sacedor, 18, a construction worker; John Crosinto Ombac, 18, fisherman; and Richard De Guzman Ayo, 27, all residents of Barangay 76-A Bucana in Davao City. The three were arrested last May 5.
A BEACH watcher was charged on Tuesday before the City Prosecution Office (CPO) for allegedly distributing black propaganda letters when election campaign was officially over.
Charged with violation of Section 3 (Act Provides Election Propaganda) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution 9615 or "The Fair Election Act" was Danito Tesiorna Concon, 51, resident of Zone 1 at Kilometer 13 in Panacan in Davao City.
POLICE file charges Wednesday before the City Prosecution Office (CPO) against two men for attempted homicide.
Charged were Ruel Delima Resuento, 19, a driver; and Alfredo Delima Resuento, 24, carpenter, both residents of Matina Aplaya.
DAVAO -- With 486,752 who actually voted according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) website, Davao City has once again shown itself as a gauge of how the whole Philippines votes, as the surprising number one slot of Grace Poe in the national canvassing is likewise reflected in the city tally.
It’s not what many will call the intelligent vote, but it approximates the vote of the whole country.
INDEPENDENT candidate Joji Ilagan-Bian conceded defeat to her rival, reelectionist Representative Mylene Garcia-Albano, for the second congressional district of Davao City.
For the first district, Hugong sa Tawong Lungsod candidate Luis Bonguyan also conceded to reelectionist Representative Karlo Alexei Nograles, whom he continued to trail by half the votes on Tuesday.
CANVASSING was suspended for four hours on Tuesday after a delay in the transmission on election results from 91 voting precincts in Davao City.
The Board of Canvassers (BOC) resumed its canvassing at 9 a.m., but BOC chair lawyer Aimee Ampoloquio had to call for a recess because of the problem on the transmission of election results.
COUNCILOR Melchor Quitain said on Tuesday he is open to the possibility of working for winning mayoralty candidate Rodrigo Duterte at the executive department should the latter decide to get his services.
"He is in the best position to tell us on how much good I can do, or which office I can do more good," Quitain said.
AN OFFICIAL of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) said they will begin today, Wednesday, the cleanup of campaign materials in Davao City.
Cenro chief lawyer Joseph Dominic Felizarata said they are expecting an increase in the daily average volume of waste with the cleanup drive.