3 Davao cops caught drinking beer in public sacked
DAVAO CITY -- Three police officers who were caught on video drinking beer inside a restaurant in their uniforms have been relieved of their positions while an investigation is being conducted. Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 spokesperson Chief Inspector Jason Baria made this disclosure on Wednesday afternoon. ...
Ayan Mellejor | 8 hours ago
1 dead, 2 missing in Davao Oriental flash flood
DAVAO CITY – One person was killed, two were injured, and two others have gone missing when rapid flooding of a “dead creek” washed out 50 houses in San Ignacio village in Manay town, Davao Oriental on Tuesday morning. The initial report of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-11 identified the fatality ...
Ayan Mellejor | 1 day ago
Comelec says BOL plebiscite successful
MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) plebiscite was "successful" despite recording cases where some precincts did not open on time after some teachers did not report to their assigned areas. “Overall, successful ang ating BOL.& ...
PNA | 2 days ago
FROM BULLETS TO BALLOT: MILF chair Murad votes in school where he learned to read and write
By Carolyn O. Arguillas COTABATO CITY (MindaNews) – On Monday, January 21, Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), will return to the school where he learned to read and write, this time to cast his vote to formally end the nearly 51-year armed struggle and move on to the parliamentary strug ...
MindaNews | 2 days ago
ARMM, Isabela, Cotabato cities vote on BOL today
Today residents of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Isabela City, and Cotabato City cast their vote on the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Signed by the President on July 26 last year, the BOL seeks to establish a new Bangsamoro political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. It is consid ...
MDM | 2 days ago
Davao Region braces for 'Amang'
DAVAO CITY – Davao region is preparing for Tropical Depression Amang which is expected to bring moderate to extreme rains that could cause possible flash floods and landslides. A general flood advisory is up in Davao City and the provinces as heavy rains could affect rivers and tributaries of Lasang, Talomo ...
Ayan Mellejor | 3 days ago
Duterte asks Bangsamoro to vote for BOL, reject violent extremism
COTABATO CITY – President Duterte on Friday rallied the people of Cotabato City and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to vote for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and to stand up against violent extremism. “Minamahal kong mga (My beloved) Moro ...
Edwin O. Fernandez | 5 days ago
No threats on BOL plebiscite but AFP won’t let guard down
DAVAO CITY -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not letting its guard down even though it has yet to detect any security threat for the January 21 BOL plebiscite. "So far, na-defuse na natin ang (we have defused the) tension, kaya (so) we don't foresee any major threat in the comin ...
Jon Joaquin, PNA | 6 days ago
Drug cases rise as police push anti-drug campaign
DAVAO CITY -- The number of drug-related cases filed with the City Prosecutor’s Office has increased to 1,275 in 2018 compared with only 1,022 the previous year. Chief City Prosecutor Nestor Ledesma said the increase in the number of drug cases filed by the police last year is a strong indication that the campaign against illegal drugs is effective. "The more drug cases means the police are doing their jobs in arresting those people involved in illegal drugs," Ledesma said. President Rodrigo Duterte has made the war on drugs a battlecry of his administration. Of the t ...
Romeo Braceros | 6 days ago
Dabawenyos told: Skip the halo-halo in public markets
DAVAO CITY -- The Sanitation Division of the City Health Office warned the public about eating halo-halo and drinking cold beverages in public markets after a photo of ice blocks scattered around the streets of Bankerohan Public Market surfaced online. Sanitation Division chief Curtis Larrazaga said based on his office ...
Funny Pearl A. Gujanera | 1 week ago
Davao court junks Trillanes plea to defer arraignment
DAVAO CITY -- Opposition Senator Antonio ...1 week ago