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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 »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Group: Bataan cop killed to stop him from exposing colleagues linked to drug ring
  • Chemical Engineer licensure examination
  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
  • Palace: Our concern is to ensure MRT runs smoothly
  • Sports

  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Ilad’s last-second basket lifts Gems over Bakers
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
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