Raps vs 2 Customs officers recommended

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

THE Office of the Ombudsman-Mindanao recommended the filing of charges against two officers of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS)-Davao accused of demanding cash for the release of a car parts dealer's shipments in 2012.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act are Mark Cabigting Paras, former officer-in-charge of CIIS-Davao and his assistant officer-officer-in-charge Bienvenido Plata II.

Lawyer asks for re-investigation in bizman's slay

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

THE private prosecutor in the case involving the slaying of Dabawenyo businessman Ramon Teodoro Garcia filed a motion asking the City Prosecutor's Office (CPO) to reinvestigate the case.

Private prosecutor Danilo Basa filed on August 23 a motion for reinvestigation after his motion for reconsideration urging the CPO to revert the charges against suspects Jamora Liawan, alias Jan-Jan, 23, and his girlfriend Daisy Joy Supatan Cachapero, alias Angel, 27, back to robbery with homicide was denied.

Man charged with murder

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:04 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor's Office against a man who killed another in a stabbing incident in New San Agustin, Barangay Indangan, Buhangin, Davao City, on August 28.

Facing murder charges is Jason Absin, a laborer hailing from Barangay Indangan. He was charged after he allegedly stabbed dead his neighbor Joseph Pesodas, 19.

Davao police chief relieved

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:17 a.m.

DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) director Senior Superintendent Vicente D. Danao Jr., who is facing charges for grave misconduct and physical injuries, was relieved from his post Monday.

Davao Police Regional Office (PRO) director Chief Superintendent Wendy Rosario issued the relief order to Danao dated September 1, 2014.

Definitely, not

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.

CONTRARY to the statement of lawyer Salvador Panelo, Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte denied on Monday having said he would run as president in 2016.

Suspected syndicate man killed

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.

A MAN who is allegedly a member of a notorious crime syndicate was killed in a shootout with the authorities while three others were arrested on Sunday in a raid at Sitio Mabuhay in Barangay Cabaywa, Asuncion town in Davao del Norte.

Eastern Mindanao Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) director Senior Superintendent Joel Pernito identified the fatality as Eliseo Jimenez, alias Agui, 30, a right hand of Tukay (leader of the Sultan Group), and a resident of Sitio Mabuhay in Cabaywa.

Manhunt vs teen's murder suspects

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:15 a.m.

MEMBERS of the Buhangin Police Station are still trying to name suspects in the killing of a 17-year-old boy at Juliville Subdivision in Barangay Tigatto, Buhangin District in Davao City on Sunday.

The victim was identified as Patrick John Pasaje Bernales, alias Pedot, 17, a student, resident of Tinago at Juliville Subdivision. Bernales succumbed to two gunshot wounds in his head.

Central 911 is Pagasa Awardee

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

THE Davao City Central Communication and Emergency Response Center (Central 911) is one of the recipients of the Pagasa Awards of the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

This is in line with the 114th anniversary of the CSC with the theme "Tapat na serbisyo alay ko, dahil lingcod bayani ako."

Mindanaoans urged to nominate for TOYM

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

THE Junior Chamber International (JCI) Davao encourages all Mindanaoans to nominate for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awards.

Now on its 55th year, the TOYM awards according to Mark Lester Manalo, chairperson of the TOYM search committee, only had a few honorees from Mindanao. TOYM awards, according to Manalo, is given to individuals who had shown exemplary work in their field of endeavor and service to humanity.

Aquino: Positive transformation in Minda due to CAB

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:13 a.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said that they foresee a positive transformation in the island with the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) last March 27, 2014.

2 BI-Davao officials face separate raps

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:12 a.m.

TWO officials of the Bureau of Immigration (BI)-Davao are facing separate charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) after they were accused of falsifying documents.

Facing charges for violation of Article 171 (Falsification by public officer, employee or notary or ecclesiastic minister) of the Revised Penal Code are Benjamin Lao, former BI-Davao immigration officer and Ernesto Hechanova Mercado, BI-Davao legal officer II.

2 women nabbed in P1M buy-bust op sued

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:12 a.m.

TWO women are facing charges before the City Prosecution Office after they were arrested for possession of over P1 million worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation along J. P. Laurel Avenue in Davao City on Sunday.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are Johaira Marcos Sultan, 29, and a native of Salvador, Lanaodel Norte, and Debbie Marcos Canada, 28, and a resident of Barangay 26-C, Lizada Street in R. Magsaysay Ave.

Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

DAVAO CITY (Updated) – There’s a sense of pride and jubilation among Philippine soldiers soon after news of a daring standoff that ended in the safe escape of 75 Filipino soldiers at Golan Heights.

It’s a high-five from retired General Carlos Holganza, who was the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of operations in 2009, when the Philippines first sent a battalion of soldiers to Golan Heights for the UN Peacekeeping mission.

Law frat makes own ‘bar ops challenge’

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:47 p.m.

TAKING off from the trending ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness about the ALS, a fraternity in Davao City has put out a challenge among their members to raise funds for the 2014 Bar exam operations.

Many Davao lawyers and law students who are affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Saint Thomas More (Tau Mu fraternity and Sigma Tau Mu sorority) accepted the “study selfie” challenge, an initiative to help law students who will be taking the Bar exams in October this year.

Man stabbed to death

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:46 p.m.

POLICE are now conducting an investigation about a man who was found dead at Sweet Tamarind Home Owners Association in Barangay Lizada, Toril in Davao City on Saturday.

The victim was identified as Joel Samson Manigo, about 20-25 years old, a motorcycle driver, and a resident of Purok 9 at Sitio Malinan in Barangay Catigan in Toril.

Man faces charges for stealing gun

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:46 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office on Friday against a suspect who stole a firearm at a boarding house in Barrio Obrero in Davao City.

Ronnie Leon Ramilla Ferollin, 20, a resident of Purok Sto. Niño in Barangay Leon Garcia in Agdao District, was charged with theft and violation of the Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Duterte denies row with son

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte dismissed public perception of him being in conflict with his son, Vice Mayor Paolo "Pulong" Duterte, over the status of comedian Ramon Bautista.

The Davao City Council recently passed a resolution declaring Bautista persona non grata over his "hipon" joke during Davao's Kadayawan Festival.

6 drug suspects nabbed

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

POLICE arrested six men in buy-bust operations on Friday in Washington Street, Barangay 39-D in Davao City.

Suspects Alfred Garcia Españo, 37, and Charity delos Reyes Jumao-as, 36, both of the same place were arrested after selling drugs to a police officer who posed as a buyer.

5 face gun charges

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor's Office on Friday against five men who allegedly threatened three businessmen at San El Trading on Ramon Magsaysay Ave. in Davao City on Thursday.

The suspects Luigi Peralta delos Santos, 41, a businessman, of Phase II Solariega Subdivision in Barangay Talomo, and Noel Modelo Gabriel, 38, a driver, of Talusa Subd. also in Talomo, were charged for violation of the Republic Act 10591 or The Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition, and Grave Threat.

Ice bucket challenge safe: CHO

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:27 p.m.

THE ice bucket challenge is safe as long that the person is in good health, officials from the Davao City Health Office (CHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) in Davao Region said.

The ice bucket challenge is an activity, which involves dumping an ice bucket into someone's head in order to promote awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is a nerve cell disorder, and also to encourage donations for the research.

Health care, waste management training seminar held

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) together with the Kinasang'an Foundation conducted a Health Care Waste Management Training seminar for midwives from birthing centers on Friday at the Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Dr. Vincent Rey Vicente, deputy executive director of Kinasang'an Foundation, said in an interview that they requested the DOH to conduct the said training among their members because it is a part of the requirement in order for them to renew their business permits.

Anti-Selfie Bill hit

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:15 p.m.

A BAYAN Muna representative hit on Friday the "Anti-Selfie Bill," which he said will affect those who have cellular phone cameras since the provisions are "so broad."

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate said the House Bill (HB) 4807 or "Anti-Selfie Bill" would cover even those innocently taking "selfies" or "groupies" and those paparazzis pursuing news stories.

Arraignment for King suspects moved anew

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:14 p.m.

THE three men accused in the murder of Cebu-based businessman Richard Lim King are set to appear and answer the charges filed against them before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) two months from now.

Charged with murder were Paul Dave Labang, 24, the alleged triggerman; Rommel dela Cerna, 39, a police asset; and his brother Rodel dela Cerna, a motorcycle driver, all are said to be workers at the Laud Firing Range in Maa in Davao City.

Couple sued for qualified theft

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:14 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor's Office on Friday against a couple accused of stealing around P8.8 million worth of jewelry in a pawnshop in Bankerohan, Davao City.

Vilma Rodriguez Oliver, 45, manager of the pawnshop, and her husband Hinerich Pelenio Oliver, 41, both residents of Lote-Lote in Barangay Tigatto in Buhangin District, were charged with qualified theft.

Cops arrest gunrunners, drug pusher in Comval

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:13 p.m.

OPERATIVES of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Davao arrested this week two suspected gun running syndicate leaders and a drug pusher in two separate entrapment operations in Compostela Valley province.

First arrested was Raymund Barque, 29, said to be a leader of a gun running syndicate, and a resident of Nabunturan town in Compostela Valley. He was nabbed around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Purok 12 in Poblacion, Nabunturan.

Abella, Avila file most number of resolutions

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:12 p.m.

COUNCILOR Marissa Salvador-Abella and Councilor Leonardo Avila III topped the list of Davao City councilors who have filed proposed resolutions and ordinances for the first half of 2014.

Meanwhile, Councilor April Marie Dayap recorded perfect attendance in all the City Council sessions for the same period.

DOH-Davao: Measles vaccines are safe

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:12 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL from the Department of Health (DOH) in Davao Region assured everyone that they “will not compromise anyone” with their measles vaccines.

“Gusto ko lang sabihin na yung ating mga bakuna ay tried and tested, pinag-aralan nang malalim sa ibang bansa ng WHO (World Health Organization),” said Dr. Abdullah Dumama, DOH-Davao director, during the Kapehan sa Abreeza press conference on Friday.

Treevolution targets 4,033 has of new trees

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:11 p.m.

A TOTAL of 4,033 hectares in Davao Region has been targeted to be planted with trees for the upcoming Mindanao-wide "Treevolution: Greening MindaNow" slated on September 26.

The event, co-organized by the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior and Local Government, aims to set a Guinness World Record by planting 4.636 million trees, covering around 9,200 hectares, and distributed in 228 locations, all in an hour.

Blind trips into open manhole

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:11 p.m.

A MANHOLE that has long been left uncovered along Quezon Boulevard in Barangay 31-D tripped a blind man walking with just a cane.

Bystanders who rushed to help Bayron Pentaya of Kawayan Drive in Barangay 74-A Matina Crossing were cursing the contractor that has left the manhole open with just a warning sign and no other barrier.

Son reminds Duterte of persona non grata resolution

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:36 p.m.

VICE Mayor Paolo Duterte said he respected the personal opinion of his father, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, in telling comedian Ramon Bautista that he is still very much welcome in Davao City.

But the younger Duterte also reminded the mayor to also respect the City Council resolution declaring Bautista a persona non grata over his "hipon" remark during one of the events of the Kadayawan Festival two weeks ago.

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