Green design is cheaper

DAVAO City––Although the green designs for buildings in the Philippines has just started, it is becoming a trend and a good opportunity for Mindanao to go for it. This was said by Architect Romolo Valentino Nati, chairman, ITALPINAS European Design & Eco-Development Corporation in a press conference held during the conduct of Mindanao Energy Efficiency […]

Davao folks see no change as Aquino gives 4th SONA

By Earl O. Condeza, Cheryll D. Fiel, John Rizle Saligumba, Ace R. Morandante, and Tyrone A. Velez all of DAVAO City––As President Benigno Aquino III presents his State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, Davao residents found little changes in their lives in the past year. Folks such as Eddie Lopez, a garbage collector […]

Head of San Pedro police station fired

By MARLON GAYOG of Mindanao Daily-Davao DAVAO City police director Sr. Supt. Ronald dela Rosa has relieved the head of the San Pedro police station last Thursday for slight negligence of duty. Supt. Eliseo Malana was fired as head of the San Pedro police station over his failure to act on the complaint of a […]

Duterte: police ops ‘legal, proper, moral’

By JOHN RIZLE SALIGUMBA of DAVAO City––Mayor Rodrigo Durtete argued that the Davao City Police rescue operation last week that killed three suspected kidnappers was “legal, proper and most certainly moral.” Speaking to reporters at Grand Men Seng Hotel Monday, the mayor defended the police action amidst criticisms from the Commission on Human Rights […]

Govt, MILF agree on wealth sharing

By Carolyn O. Arguillas of MindaNews DAVAO City––Finally. The Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) finally reached an agreement on the Annex on Wealth-Sharing at around 10:40 p.m. Saturday in Kuala Lumpur and signed the document at midnight. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles told MindaNews at 11:03 p.m. […]

Bat poaching

By MART D. SAMBALUD of KAPALONG, Davao del Norte––The local government of Kapalong has taken measures to put a stop on alleged bat poaching and to protect the town’s caves from possible degradation. “The bat cave conservation management plan will enable us to formulate and implement policies that will protect our bat caves from […]

‘Sham friendship’

By ACE R. MORANDANTE of DAVAO City––Their series of protests had one clear message. They only want to protect the Filipinos from the risks of war between foreign countries, a war that is not of our own making. Thus, any form of “arrangement” that would allow the temporary, worse permanent, basing of foreign troops […]

Security tightened

DUTERTE: ANY threat to human life is considered alarming. By JOHN RIZLE SALIGUMBA of DAVAO City––“Ang advisory, dili nato maquestion kay dili na ato (We can’t question it because it didn’t come from us),” Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte told reporters on Saturday afternoon. He added the usual precaution to take is to “tighten […]

Davao transport leader shot dead

DAVAO City–A leader of a transport group was killed Tuesday morning while leaving his house in Maharlika, Matina Aplaya. Antonio “Dodong” Ortega Petalcorin, 56, married and treasurer of the Metro Davao Transport Cooperative was shot several times by an unidentified lone gunman, police authorities said. Davao City Police Office Chief Senior Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa, […]

DavSur guv sees a drug-free province

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur — Newly-installed Governor Claude Bautista has vowed to eradicate illegal drugs in the province in three to four months. The time-frame he gave was shorter than what he had promised during the election period when he said he would stamp out the drug menace within six months. In a press […]

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