March 25, 2019 - Monday
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Davao City, Philippines

Mindanao

Court gives two men 4-8 years in first conviction under cybecrime law

DAVAO CITY – Two persons were sentenced to four to eight years imprisonment and fined a total of P2.5 million each for their libelous comments on Facebook against North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza. In a joint decision dated March 22, Judge Jose Tabosares of Regional Trial Court Branch 23 in Ki ...

Ayan Mellejor | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Duterte asks Misuari to form negotiating panel

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte has asked Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari to form a negotiating panel to address his group's concerns. Duterte made this response to Misuari when they met in Malacañang on Tuesday and the MNLF leader told the President that he wi ...

President Rodrigo Duterte and Moro National Liberation Front Founding Chairman Nur Misuari meet at the Malacañan Palace on March 19, 2019. ACE MORAN ...

PNA | 4 days ago

Mindanao

Comelec declares entire Mindanao an election hotspot

DAVAO CITY – The Commission on Election (Comelec) has declared the entire Mindanao under Category Red for the May 2019 midterm election. According to the Comelec, places under Category Red have records of politically-motivated violent incidents that may occur during the election due to the intense political rival ...

Soldiers escort a hearse during the funeral procession of a victim killed in the January 27 cathedral bombing in Jolo, Sulu province. The entire islan ...

Ayan Mellejor | 4 days ago

Mindanao

Davao Region braces for flooding, landslides as 'Chedeng' approaches

DAVAO CITY — Residents of Davao Region have been advised to brace for possible flooding and landslide due to isolated to scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms brought by Tropical Depression Chedeng, which is expected to make landfall in Davao Oriental Tuesday. On Monday, the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction a ...

Ayan Mellejor | 6 days ago

Mindanao

DENR-11 shuts down CIP, ball mill plants in Diwalwal

MT. DIWATA, MONKAYO, Compostela Valley Province -- Ball mill and Carbon-in-Pulp (CIP) plant owner Edgardo Bayawa tried to haggle for another 10 days to extract the gold dust inside the tank and to process the remaining sacks of ore as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-11 served him a show cause order and ...

CLOSED. Personnel of DENR-EMB post a notice of closure to operate on one of the ore mining plants in Mt. Diwata, Monkayo,Compostela Valley Province on ...

Ayan Mellejor | 1 week ago

Mindanao

Duterte leads PDP-Laban grand rally in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte is leading the grand rally of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Friday evening at the Crocodile Park in Maa, this city where about 60,000 supporters are expected to rally behind the administration senatorial slate. Arwin Ardon, the president ...

President Rodrigo  Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cauayan City, Isabela on Wednesday. The President will lead a ...

Ayan Mellejor | 1 week ago

Mindanao

Davao City National High School gets new PH flag

DAVAO CITY -- The Ayala Foundation together with Bounty Agro Venture Inc. (BAVI) and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) handed over a new flag to the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) Thursday morning as part of the campaign to uplift the Flag Law of the country. Celerina Rosales-Amores, ...

CULTIVATING PATRIOTISM. The new Philippine flag handed over by the Ayala Foundation, Bounty Agro Venture Inc. (BAVI), and the National Historical Comm ...

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 1 week ago

Mindanao

IBP condemns lawyer’s killing

DAVAO CITY -- The president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Tagum City chapter condemned the killing of lawyer Rex Jasper Monforte Lopoz and vowed to support the investigation to ensure that justice is served. “This serious incident is an affront to our legal system and the law profession,” l ...

Ayan Mellejor | 1 week ago

Mindanao

St. Camillus heart relic visits Davao City

DAVAO CITY -- The relic of St. Camillis is in this city for the first time in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Catholic Church in the Philippines in 2021. Fr. Primitivo Guinit, chaplain of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), said the relic aims to inspire the youth of the sacrifices of St. Camil ...

FAITH. A woman on a wheelchair reaches out to the heart relic of St. Camillus de Lellis which was on display at the Davao Medical School Foundation (D ...

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 1 week ago

Mindanao

DepEd denies banning ACT from poll duties

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd)-11 dismissed as mere speculation the accusation of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) that local education officials are banning its members from the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) for the upcoming May election. “We don’t have an issue with th ...

Ayan Mellejor | 1 week ago