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No more outages, co-op assures Davao consumers

Electricity consumers here got a relief from rotating brownouts hurting most Mindanao consumers due to repairs on power sources across the island and problems besetting other power generators.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NBI officials relieved without reason

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The relief of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Directors Rey Esmeralda and Ruel Lasala from their posts has become a hot topic in coffee shops.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Davao finds place on cocoa world map

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ASKINOSIE’S website showing Davao “tableya” GERMELINA LACORTE

On its website, Missouri-based Askinosie Chocolates features an enticing picture of Davao-made “tableya.” In 2009, it was a photo of a Philippine dark chocolate bar, 77-percent made from Davao cocoa.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Davao City suffers from power outages

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines—For the first time since 2010, the city—like most of Mindanao—is experiencing power outages again.   One to two-hour rotational power interruptions followed the partial restoration of supply after the Feb. 27 massive blackout on the island.   Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) blamed, among other factors, the continued failure of the [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

7 killed as cops raid Davao drug den

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Seven suspected drug dealers were killed and several others – including a Korean national – were arrested during a raid by authorities in a village in the outskirts of the city Friday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fake tourist guides nabbed in Davao

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At least 16 mountaineers from Manila fell victim to a group of tourist guide-poseurs here but their sad experience still ended up in celebration after they were allowed to proceed to Mt. Apo on Thursday – for free.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Inaction on PDI man’s case seen prolonging rap

The judge handling the case of serious illegal detention against Inquirer assistant bureau chief for Mindanao Allan Nawal has not acted on Nawal’s petition to suspend the issuance of an arrest warrant.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Endangered Philippine eagle killed by falling branch

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A rare Philippine eagle, whose species is on the brink of extinction, was killed inside a conservation group’s breeding center when a branch fell on its cage, the center said Saturday.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ex-Davao mayor fined for speeding

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Using the newly acquired speed guns, traffic enforcers caught former mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio overspeeding at 9:40 a.m. Monday, as she drove her Subaru along Quimpo Boulevard in this city.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Davao landslides, floods kill 14

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At least 14 people died while 34 others were hurt after landslides and flashfloods brought by a low-pressure area struck towns that are still recovering from the devastation of typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 Davao trading firms cry persecution in rice shipments

The lawyer of two trading firms on Saturday decried what he said was the persecution of the two companies that shipped rice into this city and are being tagged smugglers in black propaganda.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tally shows Davao broke record for ‘torotot’ blowers

HOLIDAY lights fill the area near the Davao city hall amid a celebration that is bereft of firecrackers but filled with alternative merrymaking methods, like blowing of paper horns. BING GONZALES/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A total of 7,568 paper horn, or torotot, blowers took part in the city’s bid to break a record for most people simultaneously blowing paper horns to greet the New Year in this city where authorities have successfully enforced a firecracker ban for the last 11 years.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Davao residents improve on Guinness record for ‘torotot’ blowers

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Led by their mayor, a total of total of 7,568 “torotot” blowers joined the New Year’s revelry here, making noise by tooting partyblowers instead of exploding firecrackers that have been banned here for more than a decade now.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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