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Rebels capture 2 soldiers guarding banana plantation


Disguised as workers, communist rebels abducted two soldiers guarding a banana plantation operated by a Japanese company in New Corella town in Davao del Norte early Tuesday, police and military officials said.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In Tagum City, dead get ‘condo units’

THE WELL-PAVED road leading to a giant cross 
at the center of the sprawling La Filipina Public Cemetery in Tagum City, Davao del Norte province, 
as seen on Oct. 29. The public burial ground has become a tourist draw due to its “park ambience” and orderly structures.     photo: FRINSTON LIM

In Tagum City, the dead have their own “condos.” Neatly arranged rows of tombs and niches for some 20,000 dead in a sprawling 2.5-hectare area have transformed the disorganized, unkempt public cemetery in La Filipina village into a must-see tourist destination in Davao del Norte province.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Activist shot, wounded after anti-pork forum in Tagum City

gun shot

A peasant organizer was shot and wounded by still unidentified gunmen on Monday afternoon after he attended the launching of the People’s Initiative Against Pork (PIAP).

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

Tagum’s longest ‘dining hall’

EACH night at 6 p.m., 1.5 kilometers of Tagum City’s streets turn into a night market offering food and goods. TAGUM CITY INFORMATION OFFICE

At exactly 6 p.m. every day, more than a kilometer long of this city’s streets turn into a bustling dining hall—sweet-smelling smoke wafting from hundreds of grills set up in tents as a massive army of famished students, office workers and people from all walks of life troop to feast on various, affordable culinary fares.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Fire destroys 15 establishments in downtown Tagum


Fire struck in Tagum’s business area Monday night, burning down at least 15 establishments and inflicting losses initially estimated at P5 million, officials said.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »