Army seizes bombs in fresh clash with NPA

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:59 p.m.

TROOPS belonging to the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division recovered several improvised explosive devices and detonating materials after an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) members Wednesday in a hinterland in Barangay Mandug in Davao City’s Buhangin District.

Captain Alberto Caber, Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) public information officer, said the soldiers under the command of the 72nd Infantry Battalion recovered improvised explosive devices (IED), blasting caps, detonating wires, and assorted ammunition for M60 machinegun at Sitio Fatima in Mandug.

CHR is agency to act on Danao ‘mauling’

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL of the Task Force Davao has said that the alleged mauling of a Special Civilian Active Auxiliary (Scaa) member, accused of carnapping with frustrated homicide, by Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Senior Superintendent Vicente D. Danao will only be handled by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

TF Davao commander Colonel Macairog Alberto made the statement when he was asked about the accusation of Lita Cuizon, mother of the accused Floriano Cuizon, that the latter was allegedly mauled by Danao.

EO inked to form office for PWDs

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

IN ORDER to address the need to prioritize the concerns of the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), an executive order (EO) was signed by acting Davao City Mayor Paolo Duterte for the creation of the Interim Persons with Disabilities Office (IPDAO).

“The high number of PWDs considered as among the vulnerable sectors in the society that need the utmost attention from the government who should be afforded with favorable institutional environment to promote their general well-being,” Duterte said in his EO No. 34 which was signed last July 21.

No penal provision for dog law

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:57 p.m.

NO PENALTIES were added to the “Davao City Adopt-a-Dog (DAD) Ordinance” so as not to discourage potential adopting individuals, said Councilor Karlo S. Bello.

Bello, the main author of the DAD ordinance, said in an interview with Sun.Star Davao that “the animal welfare act and the anti-rabies act shall apply to cover the responsibilities of dog owners to proper treatment and care of the dogs.”

3 King suspects’ arraignment moved

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

THE arraignment for the three suspects in the murder of Cebuano businessman Richard Lim King on Friday was postponed after their legal counsel filed a motion asking the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Davao Branch 17 to wait until the murder case against the police official also tagged in the murder will be resolved.

Korean couple accused of illegal recruitment

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

OVER 20 alleged victims of large scale illegal recruitment from Lupon, Davao Oriental are set to file criminal charges against a Korean couple who failed to live up to their promise of providing employment in a factory in South Korea.

Rave party still on

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:47 a.m.

THE controversial rave party “Kadayawan Invasion” will push through in August, but new faces will organize the event.

Kaz Onozawa of Spectrum Philippines paid a courtesy call to Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte on Thursday and vowed to comply with all the government requirements before holding the event in time for the Kadayawan celebration.

Duterte expects Aquino to tackle DAP in Sona

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:47 a.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III is expected to explain the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) in his upcoming State of the Nation Address (Sona), said Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte.

“It’s the burning issue of the day. I expect that he would explain his side. It’s the very thing that Filipinos want to hear,” Duterte said.

‘Kaansa Dan’ still needs concessionaires

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:46 a.m.

THE Kadayawan 2014 Executive Committee (Execom) is calling for more concessionaires to join the Kaansa Dan during the upcoming celebration of the festival.

Orly Escarilla, spokesperson for the Kaansa Dan from the Kadayawan Execom, said there are still 20 booths remaining out of the 30 that they have prepared.

Indak-indak is open to locals, outsiders

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:45 a.m.

INDAK-INDAK sa Kadalanan for this year’s Kadayawan Festival will be an open competition for both Davao-based and out of town contingents, an official from the Kadayawan Executive Committee (Execom) said.

Sheila Labos, spokesperson of Indak-indak sa Kadalanan for the Kadayawan 2014 Execom, said that the open category for the street dancing this year is what makes it different from the previous years.

Father sued for raping daughter

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:45 a.m.

A MAN is facing charges before the Davao City Prosecution Office after he was arrested for sexually abusing his 15-year-old daughter at their residence in Barangay 37-D on Monday.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 8353 or the Anti-Rape Law of 1997 is alias Joey, a 41-year-old construction worker (true identity withheld for the victim's security).

Man charged with swindling, robbery

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:44 a.m.

CHARGES were filed before the Davao City Prosecutor’s Office against a man arrested for defrauding and robbing a lady along San Pedro Street on July 18.

Facing charges for swindling and robbery is Hernani Abdul Rubio, a 36-year-old construction worker, a transient resident of Quezon Boulevard and a native of Cagayan de Oro City. He was charged after duping and robbing Mildred Arriesgado Bahinting, 19, and a resident of Doña Luisa Village in Ecoland.

Man tagged in ‘hostage’ incident faces gun raps

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:43 a.m.

WHILE the man who was mistaken for taking his family as hostage on Wednesday at Times Beach in Barangay 76-A Bucana was not charged for serious illegal detention, he is facing illegal possession of firearms.

Facing charges before the Davao City Prosecutor’s Office for violation of the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition is Dennis Bandojo.

Duterte to give rave party a second chance

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was more inclined to give the controversial event organizer Kat Dalisay a second chance to stage parties, contrary to the recommendation of the City Council to revoke the business permit of her Manic Nightnings Production.

However, Duterte did not categorically state on Wednesday if he will approve the council’s recommendation or not.

Encouraging words flood Dalisay's FB

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

EVENT organizer Katrina Mae "Kat" Dalisay's Facebook account was flooded by words of encouragement and support from her friends in the industry amid the controversy that she's currently facing.

Days after Acting Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte called Dalisay's attention on the alleged violations of her organized rave parties, her friends expressed their support through the social networking site.

P1M up for info on racer’s killers

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte offered Wednesday a P1-million reward to anyone who can give information and lead to the arrest of the killers of a race car driver in Quezon City last month.

The race car driver was identified as Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor, 32, of Manila, who was gunned down in Quezon City last June 12. Pastor was shot dead by a masked gunman at the corner of Visayas Avenue and Congressional Avenue, Quezon City while driving a truck carrying his race car.

Couple's quarrel stirs up police

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.

AN OVERSTATED report on a family dispute at Times Beach in Barangay 76-A Bucana stirred up members of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Wednesday dawn as they were made to believe that it was a hostage-taking.

What authorities got were a surprised neighborhood and a much more surprised household where the crime was supposed to have been happening.

Police probe 2 shooting incidents

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:22 a.m.

MEMBERS of the Talomo Police Station are conducting investigations on two separate shooting incidents that killed a meat inspector of the City Veterinarian's Office (CVO) and hurt a tricycle driver in Davao City on Tuesday.

The first incident took place around 10:35 a.m. at Ortega Village in Bangkal where the victim was identified as Lina Balorio Jamora, 59, a meat inspector. Jamora succumbed to two gunshot wounds in her head and in her left palm.

Casualty in Mandug clash being verified

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

MEMBERS of the Buhangin Police Station are verifying if there were any casualty in the encounter between the government troops and members of the New People's Army (NPA) in a hinterland in Barangay Mandug, Buhangin District, Davao City.

Buhangin Police Station head Chief Inspector Alfredo Miguel, confirmed in a phone interview yesterday the clash between the government troops and the rebels. He said the incident happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Toxic waste in Talomo points to doc

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

INVESTIGATION by the Davao City Health Office (CHO) Sanitation Division with regards the medical wastes washed ashore on Talomo Beach is pointing to a doctor, whose identity is being withheld.

This was revealed by CHO Sanitation Division head Robert L. Oconer in an interview with Sun.Star Davao.

Private buildings violate code for PWDs

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

PRIVATE buildings are mostly the violators of the Batas Pambansa (BP) 344 or the building code that caters to the access of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in both public and private buildings, an official from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH 11) said.

BP 344 is dedicated to "enhance the mobility of disabled persons by requiring certain buildings, institutions, establishments and public utilities to install facilities and other devices."

Ma of ‘tortured’ TFD member urged to go to CHR

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

A TOP official of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-Davao urged the mother of the Task Force Davao (TFD) member accused in a carnapping with frustrated homicide case to appear before their office to provide details on allegations of torture against the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) chief.

Jesuit confab kicks off

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

OVER dozen superiors from different member countries of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (Jcap) gathered at the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) Community Center along Jacinto St. that played host to the annual superiors' meeting which kicked off Monday.

Jesuit heads from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand converged to discuss various issues primarily on ecological and environmental awareness, migrants' welfare and youth empowerment.

No more parties in Davao City?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

DAVAO CITY – After more than an hour of grilling, the 17th City Council recommended Tuesday for the revocation of the business permit issued to an event organizer for alleged violations committed under the 2005 Davao City Revenue Code.

Some members of the Council interrogated Katrina Mae “Kat” Dalisay, who during the one-hour grilling turned emotional, for allegedly not paying the right taxes, but she insisted that she complied the necessary obligations after the event and even asked for their consideration.

Village chief takes oath

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

AMID the interrogation of an event organizer during the privilege hour, the newly-appointed village chief of Tibungco took her oath of office Tuesday.

Merjade Calvo, former first kagawad of Barangay Tibungco, was sworn in by Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte.

Tighter security for 'Kadayawan'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

SECURITY forces here have set to lockdown Davao City a week before the 29th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival kicks off on August 11.

Chief Inspector Alfredo Baluran, chief of the Davao City Police Office's (DCPO) Operation, said this year's security measures will be similar to that of last year.

Cafgu member found dead

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

A PARAMILITARY was found dead in Barangay Sumimao in Paquibato District, Davao City on Monday.

Police identified the victim as Lolito Camansi Matildo, 47, Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) member of the Philippine Army's 72nd Infantry Battalion, resident of Barangay Malabog in Paquibato.

Davao Region’s dengue cases decrease

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) Davao Region recorded 3,112 dengue cases as of July 14, a notable decrease from 6,410 dengue cases recorded on the same period last year.

Data showed that this is a 106 percent decrease from last year. Divene Hilario, senior health program officer of DOH, said that the cause of the decrease in dengue cases in the region was due to past interventions like the information education campaigns.

City's best day care worker cited

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

COUNCILOR January Duterte presented to the City Council on Tuesday a day care teacher who was awarded as the 2013 Best Day Care Worker.

Duterte, who is also the president of the Association of Barangay Captains, in a privilege speech, commended Esmeralda Asedilla of Sta. Felomina Day Care Center in Catalunan Grande, Davao City.

Nabbed lady pimp charged

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

CHARGES have been filed before the Davao City Prosecution Office against a lady pimp arrested in an entrapment operation along San Pedro St. on July 18.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 is Charity Clemente Sayre, 19, a resident of Bankerohan and a native of Sulop, Davao del Sur.

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