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DOH: ’Crackers toll falls by 17%; zero injuries in Davao City


In much of the country, the trend was toward a significant reduction of firecracker-related injuries during the raucous New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to health officials.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sara Duterte defies dad, drops out

ONE OF Sara Duterte’s passions—riding big bikes. PHOTO FROM SARA’S FACEBOOK PAGE

Mayor Sara Duterte has defied her father’s wishes and withdrawn from the race for congressman against a key Duterte political rival in a move that is raising more questions than answers here.

Posted: October 6th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Duterte wants to take Davao City mayorship back from daughter

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is officially seeking a return to the city’s highest post, currently held by his daughter Sara.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao City squatters to pursue fight for their land, homes

Davao City

A year after Mayor Sara Duterte punched a court sheriff for refusing a two-hour stay on a demolition in Barangay Soliman here, residents continue to live onsite, fighting for their rights in court and refusing the relocation sites offered to them by the city government.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Dutertes clash over coal-fired power plant


Even after Mayor Sara Duterte vetoed the city council’s land reclassification ordinance that will pave the way for a 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the city, the controversial proposal is still alive. Her father, Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, said the veto has not yet killed the project.

Posted: December 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NPA slams Davao City mayor over surrender call


The communist New People’s Army (NPA) called as stupid Mayor Sara Duterte’s appeal to local rebel leaders Kumander Parago and Ka Oda to surrender following the November 29 landmine explosion that killed three soldiers in Sitio Guinobatan, Paradise Embac in Paquibato district.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DILG chief: Sheriffs’ case vs Duterte over punching incident enough


Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo explained on Wednesday why his office decided not to pursue a case against Mayor Sara Duterte for physically attacking a court sheriff in July.

Posted: August 18th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Duterte: More dirty fingers

Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he was not keen on answering the Ombudsman yet when the antigraft agency asked him to explain why he flashed a dirty finger on TV last month.

Posted: July 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DILG won’t punish Sara Duterte over punching case


Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo on Friday said he would not be recommending sanctions against Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte whose public beating of a court sheriff was caught by television cameras and beamed nationwide. Since no formal complaint has been filed against Duterte, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), which has jurisdiction over [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DILG won’t punish Sara Duterte


Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo said Friday his department’s recommendations to Malacañang on the case of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte who repeatedly punched a sheriff early this month would not include sanctions.

Posted: July 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davao judge ‘shoots’ the sheriff

Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, whose daughter Mayor Sara Duterte is under fire for punching a sheriff implementing a court demolition order, has found an ally in Regional Trial Court (RTC) Executive Judge Isaac Robillo.

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sheriff apologizes; rally planned in support of Davao mayor

Despite being made a virtual punching bag, Court sheriff Abe Andres has apologized to Mayor Sara Duterte.

Posted: July 7th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CHR head calls Davao city mayor’s action ‘inhuman’


“Hindi makatao”[Inhumane]. This was how Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Etta Rosales described Davao Mayor Sara Duterte’s assault on a court sheriff who was trying to issue a court order that would have led to the demolition of houses in a contested property in Barangay (village) Soliman, district of Agdao in Davao City. The lady mayor had requested for a two-hour deferment of the demolition.

Posted: July 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Thoughts on Holy Week
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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