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Davao militant group slammed for anti-military propaganda

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The military accused a militant group called PASAKA for making it appear that soldiers abused the residents in Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

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

Only Duterte can beat Binay

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The Philippines looks pitiful in its quarrel with China over several groups of islands in the China Sea and East China Sea.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Duterte urges gov’t to pursue peace with NPA

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Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the government should review the previous agreements on the safe conduct passes granted to communist leaders taking part in the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), saying he heard it “from the distant past” that the Tiamzon couple was granted those passes.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

24 cocaine bars found in van in Davao

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the discovery of cocaine bars in a container van at a container yard in Tibungco District here on Saturday indicated that the country must be the new transshipment point of drugs in neighboring countries in Asia.

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

Duterte says no to 2016 presidential bid

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Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Amid persistent calls on social network, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte reiterated on Sunday that no one could make him run for president in the 2016 elections.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Duterte says death of boy in drug raid ‘unfortunate’

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DAVAO CITY—Mayor Rodrigo Duterte defended authorities against criticisms over the death of a 14-year-old boy in a drug raid in a village here, saying the child was hit in the crossfire and police were only “doing their duty.”   As the city intensifies its war on illegal drugs, Duterte gave no assurance that a similar [...]

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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

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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 »

Duterte sees drug, rice smuggling link

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is seeing a link between rice and drug smuggling in the city, saying the two could be intertwined.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Duterte threatens to have transport ‘barkers’ run over

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After threatening to kill rice smugglers, drug addicts and other criminals, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is now venting his ire on transport “barkers” for allegedly molesting female passengers and mulcting jeepney drivers.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senators rapped for not taking Duterte to task

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Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over some senators’ seeming acquiescence with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s death threat against an alleged rice smuggler made during a Senate committee hearing last week, saying it would encourage impunity.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Human rights group slams senators’ tolerance for Duterte’s threat to kill smugglers

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Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over the senators’ seeming support for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s threats against a smuggling suspect during the Senate committee hearing on smuggling early this week, saying it will encourage impunity.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poe cautions Duterte on death threat

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Children might be listening. Sen. Grace Poe on Tuesday cautioned Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte about the effects of his publicly declared threat to kill suspected rice smuggler David Bangayan if he tried to smuggle goods into the country through his city.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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