YEAR 2013 was tough, but was a big year as well for peacekeepers of Davao.
The Davao City Police Office’s (DCPO) Oplan Tokhang (Toktok, Hangyo), Taphang (Tapok, Hangyo) or Pakgang; mass protest at Department of Social Welfare and Development 11 office; the rescue of a kidnapped victim from Quezon City; and the twin bombing inside the two malls here.
DAVAO CITY -- The year 2013 is a year of the comeback of “The Punisher,” City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who quickly implemented several no-no’s within the first six months.
But before he assumed post, his daughter former Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, was recognized for the accomplishments that the city earned during her three-year term.
THE year 2013 saw the involvement of public officials and notable personalities from the private sector in various criminal and civil cases. Some of them were the complainants while some were indicted.
Take into account the case of Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte who filed charges against an Aussie who tried to run him and his police escort over in a heated road altercation last August 27. The respondent, Michael Hatcher, was briefly detained at the Talomo Police Station before posting a P225,000 bail for his temporary freedom.
THE brother of a former Davao City councilor was gunned down at corner Lizada Street and Quezon Boulevard in Davao City on Saturday evening.
Superintendent Caezar Cabuhat, chief of Sta. Ana Police Station, identified the victim as Nasser Tagute Manding, 40, a jeepney barker and a resident of Lizada Street in Barangay 26–C.
POLICE arrested a man for trying to kill his mother inside their house at Lower Rapnaga in Bago Aplaya in Davao City Saturday afternoon.
Police Officer 1 (PO1) Mark Cañon of the Mobile Patrol Group (MPG), endorsed the accused, Philip Martin Palo Jamil, to the Talomo Police Station for stabbing his mother identified as Tarzona P. Jamil, 71, of the same address.
LAAK, COMPOSTELA VALLEY - Merry Love Regodon, a Grade 6 pupil, cannot hide her joy because her family celebrated Christmas and will soon celebrate New Year in their brand new home.
Last year, they spent the holidays at the evacuation center after they lost their house to Typhoon Pablo which struck on December 4, 2012.
POLICE are hunting down armed men who gunned down a construction worker on Diamond Street at RGA village in Barangay Paciano Bangoy, Davao City on Friday.
The victim was identified as Ian Aposaga Nibres, alias Hapon, 27, resident of Emerald Street at RGA Village.
POLICE arrested on Friday a man who tried to steal the service firearm of a security guard detailed at New Oil Mill in Davao City.
Monico Gramatica Barrera, 34, of Purok 5 at Sto. Nino village in Tibungco, was arrested following the complaint of Marty D. Abarca of New Strong Point Investigation Security Agency.
POLICE launched on Friday a manhunt operation against robbers operating in Davao City on board a red car.
Chief Insp. Angel Sumagaysay, chief of the Toril Police Station, urged the public to be cautious, after one Joana Marie V. Escandallo, 34, of Alambre in Toril, complained to authorities she was victimized by robbers on board the car.
POLICE filed charges on Thursday before the City Prosecution Office against three men arrested for trying to kill another in two separate stabbing incidents in Davao City recently.
Facing frustrated murder charges are John Bran Marfel Asesor, alias Ondo, and Rodrigo Laputa Panisa, alias Jhong-Jhong, both residents of Kangleon St., Toril and Pedro Canete Eng of Teresita, Diversion Road in Buhangin.
POLICE filed on Thursday charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office against two men arrested for illegal possession of firearms at Purok 8, Barangay 15-B, Davao City on Christmas Day.
Facing charges for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition are Fernando Arellano Saga Jr., 46, a resident of Blk. 2, Soliman, Agdao, and Louie Urbiztondo Domingo, a 39-year-old bodyguard and a resident of Gotamco, Agdao.
TWO men, including one who was carrying illegal drugs, were killed while another was severely injured in three separate shooting incidents in Davao City recently.
The most recent incident took place around 7:30 a.m. Friday on Diamond St., RGA Village in Barangay Paciano Bangoy.
CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday against a man who tried to kill a 41-year-old woman and slapped the responding police officer at Coaco Beach Resort on Km. 9 in Sasa, Davao City on Christmas Day.
Facing charges of frustrated homicide, direct assault and resisting arrest is Erick Macadumpis Antolin, 33-year-old taho vendor and a resident of Bolton Relocation in Sasa.
THREE taxicabs from Davao City were commandeered and burned by suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) in Panabo City, Davao del Norte Monday evening, just a few hours before the start of the 48-hour truce unilaterally declared by the rebel group.
Reports showed that about 10 people tried to hire 10 Holiday taxis, but were able to hire only three. The suspects then proceeded to Panabo City before identifying themselves as NPA rebels.
POLICE are now looking for the culprit who gunned down a 16-year-old boy at Isla Verde in Barangay 23-C in Davao City on December 24.
Senior Police Officer 1 Restie Tan, of Sta. Ana Police Station, identified the fatality as Jasten Balmoria, 16, resident of Matina Gravahan while the wounded was identified as Joebert Ma-indoy Encarquez, 20, a driver, of Purok 2 also in Matina Gravahan.
POLICE filed charges before the City Prosecutor's Office of Davao against a man who killed a minor last November 12 at Zone 1, Km. 13, Panacan, Davao City.
Facing murder charges is Cypo Dimangadap Pasod, of legal age and a resident of Doña Mercedez, Panacan.
AROUND P1.5 million cash and valuables were missing in three robbery incidents that happened at Dona Vicenta Village in Davao City.
The first incident happened last Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. at the house of Vincent Fortaliza Tupaz, 45, a businessman, of 04-C on Apollo Street, where some P313,000 worth of valuables and cash were missing. Initial police investigation showed that the victim only learned of the incident when he arrived home from an out-of-town trip.
FOUR people were wounded in separate stabbing incidents in Davao City before and after Christmas celebration.
The first incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on December 24, on Diversion Road in Buhangin.
A DECREASE of number of vehicular accidents has been recorded after Mayor Rodrigo Duterte implemented the 30-kilometers per hour speed limit, Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Traffic Management Group reported on Monday.
Executive Order (EO) No. 39, which sets the speed limit at 30 kilometers per hour, was signed by Duterte on October 29.
THE Police Regional Office in Davao Region (PRO-11) held Monday the muzzle-taping of firearms of its personnel at Camp Quintin Merecido in Catitipan in Davao City.
"This was in line with the order of the national headquarters to conduct a simultaneous muzzle-taping of the firearms. Policemen were reminded not to engage in indiscriminate firing during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations," said PRO Director Chief Superintendent Wency Pascual, who spearheaded the activity.
POLICE filed charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) against a man who hacked a Traffic Management Center (TMC) enforcer dead last December 19 at Crossing Bayabas in Toril, Davao City.
Charged for murder was Junie Lamanilao Sumabong, 27, of Marapangi, Toril.
TWO suspected drug pushers were charged before the City Prosecutor's Office after they were arrested in a buy-bust operation at a hotel on Magallanes St., Davao City last December 20.
Facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are Gilbert Yabot Gepte, 44, of Matalam, North Cotabato and Jose Borja Alonzo, 49 of Barangay 2-A, Davao City.
FOUR people, including two women, were hurt in separate shooting incidents in Davao City on Sunday morning.
The first incident happened at around 2:40 a.m. at Estores Village in Panacan, where the victim was identified as Judilen Sabardan Borac, 16, of Purok 2 in Barangay 76-A of Boulevard, this city.
A MAN was arrested after he harassed a village staff in Mintal in Tugbok District in Davao City on Sunday morning.
Police identified the suspect as Tatang Espina, 25, a construction worker, and resident of Barangay Mintal in Tugbok District.
AROUND 10,000 party blowers are expected to make noise in the Torotot Festival on New Year’s Eve in this city, aiming to break Japan’s record of 6,900 in the Guinness World Record.
Torotot is a Filipino term for a horn used to make noise to welcome the incoming New Year.
DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte called on traders on Saturday to stop rice smuggling, saying he will be forced to cancel business permits of those found guilty of the act.
"In the meantime that it is not yet clear to us whether it is legal or not, I'm asking everybody connected with smuggling, lalo na itong rice, to stop. Because once the BIR would ask for my help, I would be forced to cancel your business permit," Duterte said over his Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa show.
MORE than P90,000 cash and valuables were lost after unidentified men broke into two houses at Doña Vicenta Village in Davao City on Saturday.
The first incident happened at the house of Clarita Fetalver Molz, 72, a retired policewoman, on #5 Friendship Street around 7 a.m.
POLICE are hunting down a man who shot a laborer at Purok 3 in Tibungco, Davao City on Saturday evening.
Police Officer 2 Roldan M. Aquino, of Bunawan police, identified the victim as Emmanuel Tunacao Canonigo, 34, glass installer and a motorcycle driver of the same place.
CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor's Office against a laborer who allegedly shot dead a 21-year-old man and tried to kill two others in Matina Aplaya, Davao City.
Facing murder, illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions, and attempted murder charges is Dominador Rocha Dagidor, 27, of New Visayas, Matina.
DAVAO CITY Mayor Rodrigo Duterte issued an executive order for the strict implementation of the law on speed limit within the city after showing to Sun.Star Davao a video of traffic accidents in the city.
In an exclusive tour inside the Davao City Public Safety Command Center, Duterte showed the video presentation that recorded vehicular accidents in the city.