'Baktin' no-show at pre-trial

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:59 a.m.

SUSPECTED carnap syndicate leader Ryan "Baktin" Yap Yu was a no show again during a pre-trial for his carnapping charges before the sala of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16 which was set Monday.

Yu, who has a standing warrant of arrest issued by RTC Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio, did not appear before the trial yesterday. Only present during the hearing were Yu's legal counsels Philip Pantojan and Ferlyn Ong and his alleged right-hand man Gerry Paulino.

Photogs shooed off, showbiz personality castigated

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

KADAYAWAN Festival was successfully launched once more, but this time, taking the centerstage was a celebrity guest who had to apologize to a big group of party-goers for calling Dabawenyos "hipon," and a police precinct commander and marshal who were shooing photographers at the Rizal stage despite issued media passes and even a business permit in the Pamulak and Indak-indak sa Dan.

Japanese descendants arrive for annual Iresai

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

A BIG group of Japanese tourists arrived for the annual Iresai at the Mintal Cemetery. The event this year is timed with the Kadayawan Festival.

Iresai is the ceremony to console the war dead.

Kapitan Tomas, IPI win floral float contest

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

TWO entries bested 25 others in this year's Pamulak or the Floral Float Parade, which culminated the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2014 celebration on Sunday, August 17.

Barangay Kapitan Tomas Monteverde and International Pharmaceutical Inc. (IPI) won the alternative and traditional categories, bringing home P100,000 and P500,000, respectively.

City to remember Jesse Robredo

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

AN ORGANIZATION will lead the commemoration of the death of former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Jesse Robredo today, August 18.

Councilor Mabel Acosta said a commemoration mass will be held at San Pedro Cathedral around noon today, Monday, for the death anniversary of Robredo.

Peaceful, successful Kadayawan

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

IT WAS another peaceful Kadayawan Festival, the 29th.

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Operation head Chief Inspector Alfredo Baluran, in an interview with the Sun.Star Davao, said Sunday that as far as the authorities are concerned, the Kadayawan, especially during the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan and Pamulak, went peacefully, as no major incidents happened.

Duterte doesn't mind Danao's YouTube video

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he does not mind whatever controversial issues Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Vicente Danao have, as long as the former is doing his job well.

This was the mayor's statement when asked about Danao, who was caught on video quarrelling with a woman inside a house.

Persona non grata for comedian over ‘hipon scandal’

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

DAVAO CITY -- The City Council is yet to discuss whether they will declare Ramon Bautista, a comedian who made a malicious statement against Dabawenyos during the Kadayawan Invasion, persona non grata.

Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte said he will let the councilors decide on the matter.

IPI wins Pamulak sa Kadayawan title

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 03:26 p.m.

DAVAO CITY -- The nature and agriculture-inspired float of International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI) is this year's grand champion of Pamulak sa Kadayawan traditional category, while Barangay Kapitan Tomas Monteverde's flower float bagged the alternative category.

CSC to celebrate 114th anniversary

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 01:33 a.m.

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) Davao will celebrate the 114th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service next month.

The month-long celebration with the theme: "Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko, Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako," aims to promote, showcase and celebrate heroism in the public service.

Village watchman found dead

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 01:32 a.m.

A BARANGAY tanod was found dead at Purok 7, Barangay New Carmen, Tugbok District, Davao City.

The body was found Thursday, August 14, around 4:50 p.m. Police identified the victim as Melecio LanotanZuela, 68 years old, married and a resident of the said area.

Legal action vs Danao

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 01:31 a.m.

THE sister of the Task Force Davao (TFD) enforcer accused in a incident last July 4 is waiting until the case will be settled before they take legal actions against the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) chief whom they accused of police brutality.

Duterte: Complainants must have enough evidence

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 01:30 a.m.

WITH the case against the taxi driver accused of robbing his passenger dismissed, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that complainants should have enough evidence to ensure the prosecution of criminals.

Duterte told reporters in an interview at the sidelines of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)-11 meeting at the Grand Men Seng Hotel on Thursday that the complainant Jesus Dizon III can't do anything about the decision of the City Prosecution Office to drop the robbery case against taxi driver Santos Diez because there was not enough evidence to charge the latter.

Experience Kadayawan, fly high with Sun.Star

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:05 p.m.

DAVAO CITY -- It's been months since Sun.Star's experiment with drone journalism started in Cebu.

Sun.Star, a network of community newspapers, was the first media company in Cebu, if not in the Philippines, to gather and report news using a remote controlled aerial vehicle popularly known as drone.

Davao top cop in YouTube

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:11 p.m.

A VIDEO of Davao City Police Office Director Vicente Danao Jr. in a quarrel with a woman inside a house has been on YouTube.

The video would not have been of much interest had it not shown the police officer attempt to hit the woman, except that the woman was able to parry off his hand.

Trader robbed, killed

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:10 p.m.

A 52-YEAR-OLD businessman was killed after he was robbed last Thursday, August 14.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. at Purok 2, Bago Gallera, Talomo District, Davao City.

Theft suspect nabbed

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

POLICE arrested a theft suspect caught by the security guard of Garden by the Bay resort at Maryknoll, Barrio Pampanga, Davao City.

The suspect was identified as Art Manuel Wilman Jarolan, 18-year-old pool attendant of the said resort, single and a resident of Gotamco, barangay Leon Garcia, Davao City.

Police: More kids are getting in trouble

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

THE total number of cases of children in conflict with the law (CICL) for this year’s first semester alone has surpassed last year’s figure.

Data from the Davao City Police Office Women and Children’s Protection Desk (DCPO-WCPD) showed that a total of 2700 has been tallied for this year’s first semester, way past from the 2106 total cases for the entire year of 2013.

Duterte: Authorities can only minimize illegal drug trade

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

AMID the string of anti-illegal drug operations in Davao Region this week that resulted in the confiscation of millions worth of illegal drugs, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he can only encourage authorities to minimize the illegal drug trade rather than totally eradicate it.

Duterte, in an interview at the sidelines of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)-Davao meeting at the Grand Men Seng Hotel on Thursday, said: "The only thing that we could assure the public is that we will try our very best to meet the challenge of not how to stop it but to minimize it."

Indak, Pamulak live on Sun.Star website

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:07 p.m.

SUN.STAR will once again stream live the two major activities in the Kadayawan Festival 2014, the Inday-indak sa Dalan today (August 16) and the Pamulak or floral float parade tomorrow (August 17) on its website.

Sun.Star once again partners with Smart Communications, with its live streaming made possible with Smart’s fourth generation technology, the Long Term Evolution (LTE).

Expect heavy traffic this weekend

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:22 a.m.

BRACE for heavy traffic this weekend as the Kadayawan highlights -- the street dancing and floral float competition -- are expected to draw thousands of spectators.

Partylists hit Aquino approval of another term

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

PARTLIST representatives vehemently denounced President Benigno Aquino III's move to perpetuate himself in power and clip the power of the Supreme Court.

They described such move as similar to what former president Ferdinand Marcos did when it declared Martial Law to hold on to power.

Duterte asks Riola to air side on tax delinquency

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte urged city treasurer Rodrigo Riola to explain anew his side before the City Council on the alleged tax delinquency.

The word war between Danilo Dayanghirang and Riola has continued, but Duterte said he is not taking any side.

Military belies Palparan claims

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

THE military belied the accusation of a human rights group that retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan had earlier trained some members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to follow his footsteps and that his arrest does not matter because human rights violations are still going on.

7 robbery, drug suspects arrested

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.

AUTHORITIES nabbed six suspects of various crimes and seized four stolen motorcycles, four firearms and drug paraphernalia in a raid at Purok Pag-asa in Barangay Mt. Diwata in Monkayo town, Compostela Valley on Wednesday morning.

The suspects were identified as Albert Ramos Artiza, 24; Raymond Ledesma Abella, 24; Nash Mamualas, 18; Amen Macawiyag, 21; Daniel Into Edulantes, 28; Francisco Jamoneer Panganoron, 61, all residents of Mt. Diwata in Monkayo.

Pre-employment seminar set Aug 29

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.

THE Philippine Employment Services Office (Peso) calls all first-time applicants to join their pre-employment seminar for local applicants (Peslap) on August 29.

Peso said that they will teach the first time applicants in the morning on how to make their resume, what to wear and how to act during a job interview.

17,614 guests at Museo Dabawenyo

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:15 a.m.

MUSEO Dabawenyo recorded a total of 17, 614 foot arrivals for the first half of 2014.

Data showed that 51 percent of visitors were from the walk-in tourist category, mostly coming from other places in the country.

TFD member seeks dismissal of raps

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

THE Task Force Davao (TFD) member who is facing carnapping charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15 incident last July 4 sought for the dismissal of the charges claiming that his arrest on July 7 was illegal.

Respondent Floriano Dandoy Cuizon, alias Floc, a TFD Special Civilian Active Auxiliary (SCAA) detailed in Barangay Lacson in Calinan, through his legal counsel Noel Aban filed a motion to quash information.

Carnapping charges vs minor affirmed

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

THE City Prosecution Office affirmed the carnapping charges filed against a minor who allegedly stole a sexagenarian's tricycle in Barangay Poblacion in Toril, Davao City on August 2.

Prosecutor Faizal Padate, in his resolution dated August 11, found probable cause to charge alias Raymart, 16 (identity withheld for being a minor) for violation of the Republic Act 6539 or the Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972.

Car crash kills Public Works official

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:01 p.m.

DAVAO – An official of the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was killed, while two other personnel of the agency were injured, after the vehicle they were riding crashed along the national highway in Barangay Buso in Mati City on Thursday.

The victims came from a project visit in Barangay Tagbinowa in Mati City and were on their way back to Davao City when the incident happened.

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