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Davao City hit by floods, power outage due to heavy rains

A PORTION of the Cotabato-Davao highway submerged in flood. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Heavy rains triggered flooding that left many commuters stranded and caused power outages here on Wednesday evening.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Duterte wants Davao City hospitals ready to deal with Ebola threat by Nov. 15

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DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks in Cebu City about federalism.  LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has prepared emergency plans to contain the possible spread of the Ebola virus that has killed thousands in three West African countries where thousands of Filipinos are working.

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

Local officials mull federal form of govt to speed up countryside development

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Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. of Maribojoc, Bohol (Photo from www.maribojoc.gov.ph)

Some local government officials have started talking about pursuing a federal form of government, especially in the wake of the controversy over the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program and the scandal over the pork barrel scam, which they think have only highlighted the unequal distribution of funds among the regions.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH eagles’ keepers called heroes of vanishing breed

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GOING A-COURTING Mindanao, a 13-year-old male Philippine eagle, and his keeper, Mario Entrolizo, go through a courtship ritual at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City. The ritual is unique to the monogamous species. Hatched in 2011, Mindanao considers his keeper his mate who is the only person who can deliver sperm samples for the center’s artificial insemination program. Its wing span of 7 ft is broadest in the world. LYN RILLON

Unlike men, Philippine eagles are monogamous.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Davao traders ask: Why pay for MRT woes?

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Several business leaders are questioning why Mindanao taxpayers are being made to pay for the government subsidy of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) in Manila, when those using its trains are people there and not from Mindanao.

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

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