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Army defends hunt for rebs

Officials of this upland town appealed to members of a tribal group to return home as the military said there was no reason for the people to flee amid ongoing offensives against communist rebels.

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

2 fires leave 5,000 homeless, raze gov’t offices

A MONSTROUS fire gobbled up more than 1,000 shanties made of mostly light materials in the coastal village of Isla Verde in Davao City on Friday night. Children, the following morning, wade through debris-filled seawater to scavenge for scrap iron.  DENNIS JAY SANTOS/ INQUIRER MINDANAO

A huge night fire sent slum dwellers running for their lives and destroyed more than a thousand homes here, officials said on Sunday.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

1,000 homes razed in Davao City fire


At least a thousand homes were razed in a fire that lasted about five hours in Davao City on Friday night.

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

Reward offered for missing cocaine

Police arrange bricks of high-grade cocaine prior to being presented to the media at the Davao City Hall in Davao city in southern Philippines Monday, March 24, 2014. Drug Enforcement authorities said the illegal drug, which was discovered concealed in a containerized cargo Saturday, was valued at 300 million pesos ($6.6 million). AP

The tough-talking mayor of this city is offering a P100,000 reward for each of the 13 missing bars of cocaine that finders would turn over, and the money would be given “without questions asked.”

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Organic Market Day

It’s organic Market Day every Friday in Davao city under a new ordinance approved by the city council to show its strong support for chemical-free farming and farm products.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police recover 27 more cocaine bars in Davao City


Police recovered 27 of the 40 missing cocaine bars believed to be part of the 64 cocaine bars that police learned were stitched at the ceiling of an empty container van inside the banana firm Sumifru container yard in Tibungco District here.

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

77-yr-old Davao City looks forward

PEOPLE gather outside Davao City Hall as the city celebrates its 77th foundation day. INQUIRER MINDANAO

Along J.P. Laurel Highway, the loud throbbing of a diesel-fired power plant drowns out the noise of traffic, as the frenzy for the upcoming Araw ng Dabaw, celebrating the birth of the city 77 years ago, reaches fever pitch.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ex-Davao Mayor Respicio; 66


Zafiro Respicio, mayor of this city during the term of President Cory Aquino and an opposition leader against Ferdinand Marcos, died following a heart attack on Monday. He was 66.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Brownouts hit Davao again


For the first time since 2010, Davao, like most of Mindanao, is experiencing power outages again.

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

Duterte defends police in death of boy during anti-narcotics raid


Mayor Rodrigo Duterte defended the police over the killing of a 14-year-old boy during a raid on a number of drug dens on the outskirts of Davao, saying the boy was hit in the crossfire and that the police were only “doing their duty.”

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

7 killed in Davao City anti-narcotics raid


Seven suspected drug dealers were killed and several others, including a South Korean national, were arrested during a police raid on a cluster of houses on the city’s outskirts on Friday.

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

7 girls rescued from child pornography den in Davao


Police have rescued seven girls, one of them only two years old, from a child pornography den where they were made to perform lewd shows in front of a webcam.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »


VALENTINE’S Day for this mountain city may be cool enough for cuddling. The cold has returned to the summer capital after a week of warm weather, bringing down the mercury from 14.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday to 11.5 degrees on Thursday.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »



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