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Arrest warrant out for gunman in killing of Davao Norte radioman

Radio journalist Rogelio Butalid lies dead outside the Radyo Natin station in Tagum City after being shot by a lone gunman on Wednesday. Butalid (inset) was also a village councilor.  FRINSTON LIM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A regional trial court judge here has issued an arrest warrant against the suspect in the December 2013 slaying of radio block timer Rogelio “Tata” Butalid, police authorities confirmed on Thursday.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Drug den in Davao del Norte raided; 2 killed, 2 arrested


Two persons were killed while two others were arrested during a raid by policemen on a suspected drug den in Sto. Tomas in Davao del Norte late Monday, police said.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rights group accuses ‘state agents’ of killing father of girl slain in military operations

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The human rights group Karapatan in Southern Mindanao has claimed that “state agents” were most likely behind the July 19 murder of Gregorio Gelacio, the father of the 9-year-old girl killed during a military operation in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, about seven years ago.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels claim killing 3 soldiers in Davao del Norte

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Communist rebels said Friday they had killed three soldiers in a land mine explosion in a remote area of Talaingod in Davao del Norte, but the military immediately denied the claim.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

A not-so-hidden treasure

TREASURE Island draws its name from rumors that World War II-era treasures had been buried in it. The island is a tourism treasure in itself, according to officials. FRINSTON LIM

Along the Pan-Philippine Highway in the eastern side of Mindanao is an unspoiled gem of crystal-clear sea teeming with rich marine life on one side and mountains with lush forests pockmarked with numerous caves on the other, waiting to be explored.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »