Pacquiao victory floods Twitter feeds

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:53 p.m.

NETIZENS and even locals here cheered for the victory of Sarangani representative Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao who scored a unanimous decision to defeat WBO Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley Sunday.

The words Congrats Manny trended in the social networking site Twitter, placing first in the Philippines and third worldwide.

13 NPA rebels yield in ComVal

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:44 p.m.

THIRTEEN members of the New People's Army (NPA) surrendered Saturday to the Army's 66th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Cabinuangan in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

Of the 13, two are women. Six are from the NPA Front Committee 15, while seven are from the NPA Front Committee 20 -- all under the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee.

Man faces frustrated murder rap

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:43 p.m.

A MAN is facing charges before the City Prosecution Office for allegedly trying to kill another in a stabbing incident at Purok 5, Barangay Tungakalan in Toril, Davao City on April 6.

Facing frustrated murder charges is Erwin Madrigal Botron, 40. He was charged after trying to kill Raden Torefel, a 38-year-old driver and a resident of Purok 9, Upper Piedad, Toril.

Woman faces gun raps

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:42 p.m.

A WOMAN is facing charges before the City Prosecution Office after she was arrested for illegal possession of firearm and threatening to kill another woman at Times Beach in Matina Aplaya, Davao City on Wednesday.

Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act and grave threat is Rachel Calanog Tan, 47, and a resident of Tinikling St., Lanzona Subd., Matina. She was charged for allegedly threatening to kill Methus Carbonel, 31, at her boarding house.

Lady faces estafa raps anew

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.

A LADY, who was earlier charged for using fake documents to swindle an appliance store, is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) anew this time, for duping a couple to grant P2 million worth of loans in 2012.

Facing estafa through falsification of public documents is Rachelle Oblianda Saligumba along with one Allan Alcantara Mañez who claimed to be her husband.

2 men sued for robbery

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecution Office (CPO) on Friday against two suspects for allegedly robbing a store.

Police identified the two suspects as Nelmar Palar Carillo, 19, resident of San Vicente at Purok 1 in Panacan, and Reynaldo Morales Timtim, alias Aldoy, 18, resident of Ocean View Village in Ilang.

Manhunt on vs suspects in torching incidents

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:39 p.m.

THE Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) launched Friday a pursuit operation against suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) who recently torched various equipments in Maco town in Compostela Valley.

Eastmincom Public Information officer Capt. Alberto Caber, in a phone interview, said troops under the Army's 10th Infantry Division are coordinating with the Maco Municipal police for pursuit operation against the communist rebels behind the incident.

5 drug dens in Mati shut down

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:36 p.m.

AUTHORITIES closed down five drug dens and arrested six illegal drug suspects in separate operations at Sto. Niño, Barangay Central in Mati City, Davao Oriental Friday.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Davao Region (PDEA-11) launched the joint operation by virtue of five different search warrants.

1 hacked in fight over lot borders

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:48 p.m.

A TEENAGER was hacked after he allegedly encroached on his neighbor’s area in Purok 4, Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C Poblacion, Davao City.

Jojo, not his real name, 17 years old, was rushed to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) around 6 p.m. of April 10 after a certain Marlon hacked him in the chest with a machete.

4 behind Davao City fire had left

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:46 p.m.

AUTHORITIES here could no longer trace the four people who were allegedly having a pot session before the fire hit the three barangays in Davao City, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said.

Duterte said they were able to identify the four, but these people had already left the city.

Execom formed for Eaga confab

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:45 p.m.

A LOCAL Executive Committee (Execom) was created for the 2nd Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Business Leaders Conference and Trade Fair slated on October 23 to 26, 2014 in Davao City.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 19 series of 2014 last April 8, 2014 defining the committee's duties and functions.

Drug suspect dead in shootout

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:44 p.m.

A SUSPECTED drug pusher who was about to be arrested for selling drugs was killed after a police buy-bust turned into a shootout along Dacudao Avenue in Davao City Thursday night.

Sta. Ana police identified the slain suspect only as alias Brian after no proof of identity was recovered from his possession.

Manhunt on for rebels who torch equipment

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:43 p.m.

AUTHORITIES are hot on the trail of suspected New People's Army (NPA) members who allegedly burned down four heavy equipment trucks and a pick-up owned by mining company at Sitio Sawmill, Barangay Masara, Maco, Compostela Valley Province on Thursday.

Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) chief of the Public Information Office Captain Alberto Caber told Sun.Star Davao that the communist rebels set ablaze a boom truck, pay loader, an Elf truck, a backhoe, and a Toyota Hilux pick-up owned by the APEX Mining Company.

Charges set vs man in fake gold bar deal

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:42 p.m.

POLICE are set to file charges before the City Prosecution Office against one of the six suspects who took part in robbing a 39-year-old woman at Purok 8, Sitio Davao Gulf, Barangay Tamugan in Marilog Davao City Thursday.

Set to face charges for robbery is Rodger Roselio Mangyaw, 52, and a resident of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.

Troops secure fire-hit areas

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 01:28 a.m.

MEMBERS of the Task Force Davao (TFD), Davao City Police Office (DCPO) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) were already deployed in the fire-affected areas to ensure the safety and security while the survey and delineation of spaces for road and drainage is ongoing.

Temporary shelters for the victims are also planned to be built during the delineation process, said Ret. Gen. Francisco J. Villaroman, chief of Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC).

3 charged for using fake docs

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 01:27 a.m.

A LADY and two men were charged before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Davao City Branch 10 for allegedly using fake documents to procure appliances worth P480,000 from an appliance store along Legaspi St. between January and February this year.

Facing charges of estafa through falsification of public documents are Rachelle Saligumba, 23, hailing from Matina; Dindo Hormellosa, 31, and a resident of Talomo and Aldren Santos also of Matina.

Court to resolve ex-village chief case

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 01:26 a.m.

THE Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Branch 2 presiding judge is set to resolve the election protest of the former chief of Barangay 76-A Bucana in Davao City after the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Commission on Election (Comelec) expired since it was implemented on January 15.

MTCC Branch 2 Judge Marie Estrellita Tolentino-Rojas, in her order dated March 31 said the TRO expired after 60 days since the proceedings of the case were suspended on January 15, 2014.

Fire victims receive cash aid

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 01:25 a.m.

THE City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) distributed the first batch of financial assistance Thursday to the affected residents in Barangay 23-C.

Liwayway Caligdong, CSDDO assistant head, said they are initially releasing P5,425,000 to 548 house owners in Barangay 23-C. House owners with totally damaged houses received P10,000, while P5,000 was given to those with partially damaged houses.

Man faces raps for hacking son-in-law

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 01:24 a.m.

CHARGES were filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office against a man who hacked to death his son-in-law at Steepside Valley, Purok 8, Barangay Tibungco in Davao City last April 5.

Facing homicide charges is Wenceslao Luceño, 63, and a resident of Purok Upper Communal, Barangay Tibungco.

2 arrested for selling cocaine in Davao

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

DAVAO CITY -- Members of the Task Group Davao Cocaine seized one kilo of high-grade cocaine and arrested two men in separate buy-bust operations in Bunawan District here on Wednesday.

Task Group head and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Davao Director Emerson Rosales identified the two suspects as Guillermo Dongallo Badilla, alias Gile, 44, a resident of Peñaplata in the Island Garden City of Samal, and his brother Roldan Dongallo Badilla, 20, a resident of Kilometer 25 in Bunawan.

More than 100 cops to keep peace for Holy Week

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:37 p.m.

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) Davao Region is set to augment over a hundred police personnel to Davao City Police Office (DCPO) this week, to help in providing security measures in observance of the Holy Week, which starts on April 17 (Palm Sunday) to April 24 (Easter Sunday).

PRO Davao Regional Director Chief Superintendent Wency Pascual, in an interview on Wednesday, said the additional police personnel will be deployed in different churches and places in Davao City along with other law enforcement personnel to ensure that Holy Week is celebrated in peace.

City Hall fences off area razed by fire

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

THE City Government of Davao has already fenced off the area razed by the fire to bring order and prevent people from randomly entering and building wherever they want while the delineation of the entire area is ongoing.

City administrator lawyer Melchor Z. Quitain said it is important to delineate spaces in the eight-hectare area affected by fire for road network and drainage.

WWII veteran seeks LGU assistance

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

ONE of the World War II veterans from Davao City requested the City Government on Wednesday to provide them financial assistance.

"Wala kaming tinatanggap na financial assistance. Kinakailangan magbigay sila ng local funding sa mga veterans," Palabyab Palabyab, 94, said in an interview during the commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan Wednesday.

Police tracking suspects in missing coke bricks

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

THE Davao City Police Office already has a list of the suspects believed to be holding the eight missing cocaine bricks.

DCPO chief Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr. issued Wednesday anew a stern warning to those possessing them.

Family of slain OFW wants body flown home

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

THE family of 52-year-old Allan Dultra who was found dead inside his apartment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month is asking help for the return of the victim's body to his hometown in Davao Oriental.

Dultra, who was also a British passport holder and has worked as oncology nurse at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, was reported to have been last seen with a fellow Filipino on March 15.

Eastmincom pays tribute to heroes

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

DESPITE several concerns and issues that the Philippines is facing now, a top official of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) said he is still very optimistic that the country will sustain its peace and growth.

This has been the message of the Eastmincom commander Lieutenant General Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III that was read by deputy commander Brigadier General Alexander Balutan, who led soldiers in the wreath laying at Dambana ng mga Bayani, in celebration of the “Araw ng Kagitingan.”

Talaingod lumads snub relief goods from LGU

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:18 p.m.

MEMBERS of militant organizations belonging to tribal groups refused the relief assistance from the local government unit of Talaingod town in Davao del Norte on Wednesday morning.

The Salugpongan 'Ta Tatanu Ig Kanogon (Unity in Defense of Ancestral Lands), Pasaka (Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao), and Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), along with other organizations, including lumads, urged the local government to pull out the military from the communities instead.

Woman faces raps for husband’s slaying

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

A WOMAN accused of ordering her husband's assassination at South Villa Heights, Catalunan Grande, Davao City in 2012 is facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 10 along with four suspected guns-for-hire.

Facing parricide charges is Lucy Fe Bendanillo Concepcion, while charged with murder were William Carbajal, Allan Maldo, Jesus Ando and Simplicio Ando.

2 rebels yield to military

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

DAVAO DEL NORTE -- The Philippine Army's 60th Infantry Battalion presented in public on Monday the two rebel returnees in Barangay Sto. Niño in Talaingod town.

Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Bunagan, commander of the 60th Infantry Battalion, identified the two former members of the New People's Army (NPA) Front 33, Southern Mindanao Regional Command, as Alvin Julagon, alias Joseph, 21, and Renerio Ricaforte Jr. alias Rasman, 19, both residents of New Corella town in Davao del Norte.

'Domeng' weakens, changes course

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:09 p.m.

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tuesday that Tropical Depression Domeng (Peipah) has been monitored moving slowly northwest instead of its earlier direction of west northwest.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the weather bureau monitored Domeng at 550 kilometers east of Davao City. The tropical depression changed course to northwest, moving at five kilometers per hour (kph) with maximum sustained winds at 55 kph.

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