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Mindanao

WATCH: 50 rescued as boat on island-hopping trip sinks in Davao

DAVAO CITY -- Fifty people were rescued on Sunday morning by personnel of the Philippine Coastguard Station (PCG)-Davao when the motorboat they were taking on an island-hopping adventure sank around 150 meters from Sta. Ana Wharf in this city. PCG Davao Station Commander George Maganto said his pers ...

Video credit: Jen Dumlao

Ruth Palo | 19 hours ago

Mindanao

2 drivers in Davao test positive for drugs

DAVAO CITY -- Two drivers tested positive for illegal drug use during a surprise drug test conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Thursday on 188 truck, jeepney, and tricycle drivers in three separate terminals in this city. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11 Regional Director An ...

OPLAN HARABAS. PDEA officers conduct a surprise drug test on drivers and conductors operating at a van terninal in Davao City on Thursday. ARJOY M. CE ...

Ruth Palo | 3 days ago

Mindanao

Zero crimes in Davao City on Election Day

DAVAO CITY -- The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) reported zero crime incidents during the conduct of the midterm election in the city. DCPO Director Police Colonel Alexander Tagum said the city has been generally peaceful even during the night before the election. However, the authorities apprehend ...

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 6 days ago

Mindanao

36 voter verification machines malfunction in Maguindanao town

COTABATO CITY -- Election officials assigned in several voting precincts in Pagalungan, Maguindanao have resorted to the manual procedure after 36 Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVMs) bogged down Monday. “The machines were earlier tested and functioned well but it malfunctioned on the day of the ...

PNA | 6 days ago

Mindanao

AFP says go out and vote as 3 blasts rock Cotabato, Maguindanao

MANILA -- Three explosions have rocked three unpopulated areas in Cotabato City and Maguindanao since Sunday, but the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured voters that security forces are on top of the situation and that they should go out and casts their ballots. In an interview with report ...

PNA | 6 days ago

Mindanao

Davao City crime rate down 74% over last five years

DAVAO CITY -- The crime volume of Davao City for the months of January to March has decreased by 74 percent over the last five years. Based on the data of Davao City Police Office (DCPO), the crime volume of the city for the first quarter of 2019 stood at 1,006. This represented a consistent re ...

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 1 week ago

Mindanao

Davao City continues to aid dry spell-hit areas

DAVAO CITY -- The city government of Davao continues to extend its assistance to areas hit by the dry spell in Mindanao and Visayas after its first wave of assistance in Luzon and some parts Visayas during the last week of April. Earlier this month, a team headed by City Disaster Risk Reduction Managemen ...

DRYING UP. A farmer in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte has to reach deeper to get to the water source as a drought affects his farm. ARJOY M. CENIZA

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 1 week ago

Mindanao

Barangay captain, 4 others nabbed for election gun ban

DAVAO CITY -- A barangay captain and four others were arrested at a Commission on Elections (Comelec) checkpoint in Sulop, Davao del Sur at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday for violating the election gun ban. Police identified the arrested persons as Reynaldo Jaloring Malayang, 41, barangay captain of Barangay Lapu ...

Ruth Palo | 1 week ago

Mindanao

Palace grieves passing of MinDA chair Alonto

DAVAO CITY -- Malacañang on Friday expressed its “deep sympathies and condolences” to the family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones of the late Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Alonto succumbed to pnreumonia on Thursd ...

Secretary Abul Khayr Alonto in MindaNews file photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Jon Joaquin, MindaNews , Ruth Palo | 1 week ago

Mindanao

Cops ready for poll duty ‘as last resort’

DAVAO CITY -- Around 175 police officers in Region 11 will be deployed to serve as Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) members in lieu of teachers who fail to report for their poll duties on May 13 due to security and safety reasons. Police Major Jason Baria, spokesperson of Police Regional Office 11 ...

Ruth Palo | 1 week ago