Hearing on wife's case vs Danao to start soon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

THE Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) in Davao will start hearing the grave misconduct and physical injuries that was earlier charged against Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Senior Superintendent Vicente D. Danao Jr.

Speaking at the AFP-PNP Press Conference at Royal Mandaya Hotel on Wednesday, RIAS director Senior Supt. Pedro Cabatingan Jr. said he had submitted the case folder to their summary hearing officer to study the material and proceed to formal investigation.

Total shabu haul so far, P23.32M

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Davao Region seized a total of P23.32 million worth of shabu since January 2014.

Davao PDEA director Emerson Rosales, during the AFP-PNP press conference at Royal Mandaya Hotel on Wednesday, said this year's total amount of shabu seized by the bureau with the other law enforcement agency is higher than in 2013 with P13.88 million.

Abella, Avila top list in resolutions, ordinances

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

COUNCILOR Marissa Salvador-Abella and Councilor Leonardo Avila III topped the list of having proposed the highest number of resolutions and ordinances, respectively, for the first half of 2014.

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

Man sued for robbery anew

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

A MAN who has a pending robbery case before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 is facing charges anew before the City Prosecution Office after he was tagged in another robbery incident on August 15 at Sun City in Panacan, Davao City.

Facing charges for robbery with intimidation is Bienvenido Estopin, 40, and a resident of Lower Empress in Panacan.

Flight of the Eagles set

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

THE upcoming 12th Flight of the Eagles cycling event will be advocating the concept of Road Sharing according to Councilor Leonardo Avila III, one of the organizers.

"Less than 10 percent of the population own cars and yet our roads are primarily for them. So we are promoting that it be shared by bikers and pedestrians," Avila said.

Duterte declines De Lima's ice bucket challenge

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Rodrigo Duterte declined Tuesday night the ice bucket challenge of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, saying he has pneumonia.

Councilor lambasts Kadayawan mismanagement

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:20 a.m.

A DAVAO CITY councilor lambasted on Tuesday the system that the Kadayawan executive committee (execom) implemented on the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan.

Councilor Edgar Ibuyan Sr. said he wants some changes especially on the persons in position adding that some people are manipulating how the budget is released.

Driver nabbed for friend's slay try

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:19 a.m.

POLICE arrested on Monday a driver for malicious misbehavior and trying to kill his friend at Purok 11 on Davao-Bukidnon Road in Calinan in Davao City.

The suspect was identified as Geronimo Mose Galao Jr., 45, a public utility jeepney (PUJ) driver, resident of Durian Village in Calinan.

Another drug suspect nabbed

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:18 a.m.

POLICE arrested on Monday a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in Toril, Davao City.

The suspect was identified as Michael Ramirez Ijara, 27, of Barangay San Miguel in Compostela town in Compostela Valley.

49 of 58 trafficking victims from Davao Region

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:18 a.m.

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) had recorded a total of 58 trafficking in person (TIP)-related victims for the first half of 2014.

Alma Acera, Social Welfare Officer I for TIP, in an interview with Sun.Star Davao, said that this number is more than half of their minimum target of 100 victims to be served for the year.

P350,000 in properties lost in fire

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:17 a.m.

AROUND P350,000 worth of damages to property was caused by a fire incident on Monday at Phase 1, Block 10, Lot 17, Do¤a Rosa, Toril, Davao City.

The owner was identified as Venancio Domingeil, a 79-year-old businessman and a resident of the area.

Radio network workers to go on strike

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:16 a.m.

THE union bloc of a radio network based in Davao City is set to go on strike after majority of its members said "yes" to a strike vote conducted by the union on Monday.

Radio Mindanao Network Davao Employees Union (RDEU) president Gina Hitgano told Sun.Star Davao in a phone interview that of the 19 union members, 17 voted in favor of a strike while two others abstained.

Raps vs suspected drug pusher affirmed

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:16 a.m.

THE City Prosecutor's Office has affirmed the charges filed against a suspected drug pusher arrested for possession of more than P450,000 worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation along Magallanes St. on August 7.

Prosecutor Oliver Saniel found probable cause to charge Marlon Basiar Domanico for violation of the Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Man charged with rape of daughter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:15 a.m.

A SEXAGENARIAN is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) after he allegedly molested his own daughter at their residence in Brgy. 19-B,Davao City on August 10.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 8353 or the Anti-Rape Law of 1997 is alias Ruel, 62 (real identity withheld to protect the dignity of the victim).

Duterte clarifies ISIS statement

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:14 a.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday retracted his statement that there are young Dabawenyos who were recruited to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

"I said may nag bulong sa akin, ayaw ko sabihin kung sino, na may mga young Muslim guys na pupunta ng Middle East kasi makipagsapalaran sa gyera. I did not say they will join ISIS. I said takot ako baka mapunta doon because this is an extremist group," Duterte said in an interview on Monday.

hiponcity.com made for city government

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:13 a.m.

THE controversy over the "hipon" comment of comedian Ramon Bautista during a big rave party in the city during Kadayawan took a more ridiculous turn as a new website has been put up -- hiponcity.com -- that when you click will direct you to the official Davao City government site.

City Information Technology Center webmaster Jose Barber said they immediately acted on the "illegal activity", and worked on blocking the new site from mirroring the official website.

Community members gather to build water system recovery

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 08:03 p.m.

RESIDENTS of Barangays Sayon, Concepcion, Purok 7 of Poblacion, San Jose and Awao in Sta. Josefa, Agusan del Sur came together to build the Typhoon Pablo Community Water System Recovery project supported by Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) and World Vision Development Foundation Inc.

Other stakeholders also participated in the project, including the local government of Sta. Josefa and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which committed to render the technical assistance particularly in the engineering works.

Cash transfer program for IPs in place

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

FOUR years after the implementation of the conditional cash transfer, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the Department of Social Welfare and Development has finally designed a program for the indigenous peoples.

The Conditional Cash Transfer–Indigenous Peoples (CCT-IP) program will be targeting a total of 116,000 IP households for its first national implementation.

Few companies paid Kadayawan fees

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

THE Kadayawan Foundation, the city's private-partner for the Kadayawan festival, is yet to collect fees from groups and companies that listed their activities under the accredited events during the celebration.

Lawyer Rollie Dumalag, Kadayawan Foundation chair, said the Kadayawan activities were successful even though they still have to collect fees.

Families get new GK houses

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

AT LEAST 30 families from Our Lady of Victory Training Center for people with disabilities and those who had been affected by court demolition orders, fire incidents, and Typhoon Yolanda from the Visayas are beneficiaries of a housing project in Barangay Los Amigos, Tugbok District in Davao City.

The turnover of the 30 newly built houses was spearheaded by Gawad Kalinga Davao head Arthuro Milan, Davao Light & Power Company, Berjaya Group Philippines country head Paul Soo, Friendster chief-executive-officer Iannis Hanen and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Partylist rep to talk to Roxas on Danao video

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:18 p.m.

GABRIELA Partylist Representative Luzviminda Ilagan is set to talk to Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Mar Roxas on the recent controversial video of Davao City Police chief Sr. Supt. Vicente Danao Jr.

Danao was caught on video quarrelling with a woman inside a house. The video, which lasted 1:18, appears to be a domestic quarrel, but considering the position of the involved officer, the video is inscribed with public interest.

Police hunt suspects in teenager's slay

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

POLICE are hunting down the killers of a 16-year-old boy in a shooting incident along R. Castillo Street in Barangay Agdao, Davao City on Monday.

The slain victim was identified as Jaime Rafaeles Martinez, a 16-year-old out-of-school-youth from Fortune Street, Agdao.

2 face robbery, extortion raps

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecution Office against two men arrested for extorting a woman at Km. 12, Sasa, Davao City on August 21.

Facing robbery extortion charges are Raul Morata, 41, and Joel Poyaoan, 38, both residents of Purok 5, Panacan Relocation.

Cabbie rewarded for honesty

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:55 p.m.

AN HONEST taxi driver, who returned P54,000 cash left by a passenger inside his cab, received P30,000 cash reward from Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday (August 24).

Duterte hailed Laurence Ygonia, a native of Cebu, who endorsed to ABS-CBN Davao a bag containing the money.

Duterte: City businesses need more guards, CCTVs

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:55 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said hiring more security personnel and installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras deter crimes better.

"Kining CCTV almost yield to nothing bisag sa mall na dako. This is no longer crime prevention. Mura na siya'g crime review kay kuhaon ra man sa CCTV unsay nahitabo didto (CCTV yields almost nothing even in big malls. This is no longer crime prevention. It's like crime review since the CCTV can only show what already happened)," Duterte said during Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa on Sunday.

Man shot dead while trying to break up fight

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:54 p.m.

A SECURITY guard died upon arriving in the hospital after being shot while trying to break up a fight at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in Purok Talisay, Coog, Barangay Mandug, Buhangin District.

The victim was identified as Benjamin Danton Paquibol, 36, single, security guard of Balun Elementary School and a resident of the area.

Duterte confirms: ISIS recruits some Dabawenyos

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Sunday that some young Dabawenyos have been recruited to join the ISIS, which refers to itself as the Islamic State and is formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Arrest of IP leader hit

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:32 p.m.

A TRIBAL group based in Mindanao hit the Aquino administration on Friday for the arrest on Friday of a Manobo tribal leader, who is facing three counts of frustrated murder, in Surigao City.

Indigenous People's (IP) alliance Kalumaran said Genasque Enriquez was about to leave after a press conference on their campaign against pork barrel, when members of the Surigao City Police Office, Army's 30th Infantry Division, and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrived to arrest him.

Man shot dead in Tugbok District

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

A 27-YEAR-OLD man was shot dead by an unidentified gunman at sitio Kawayan in Barangay Manambulan, Tugbok District in Davao City on Friday evening.

Police identified the victim as Leonard Bansag Paguirigan, alias Enad, 27, a motorcycle driver, resident of the same place.

Davao City bizman hacked

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

A 40-YEAR-OLD businessman was hacked along the road of Purok 3, Mahayag, Davao City at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 21.

The victim was identified as Almer Lamudoc Mejias, married and a resident of the said area.

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