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Bishop asks gov’t to check reports ISIS recruited Filipino fighters

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

A Catholic prelate has expressed concern over reports that several Filipinos from Davao City were recruited by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dutertes blast Ramon Bautista for calling Davao City women ‘hipon’


Ramon Bautista may be a famous pop culture personality, but his brand of humor does not sit well with Davao City’s powerful Duterte family.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Witness in journalist’s slay slain

gun shot

An eyewitness in the murder of one of the scores of journalists killed in a continuing era of impunity in the country was shot dead on Thursday, days after his enrollment in the justice department’s witness protection program (WPP) had been recommended for termination.

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

Gov’t, MILF to resume talks on Bangsamoro bill


The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels are set to meet in Davao City from Aug. 1 to 10 to continue working on an agreed version of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino clarifies: Threats in Mindanao ‘raw’ reports on terror bomb maker

Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday clarified that the terror reports he conveyed to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte last week were based on “raw” information still being confirmed by authorities.

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