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Sueño: Let’s prove the other regions wrong

By Teng Datu, Cotabato City Bureau Chief Davao City — Citing lines from a song, Sec. Ismael Sueño of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) shared how he used to feel as a government official from Mindanao. “Kami’y mga Muslim lamang, kami’y mga taga-Mindanao lamang,” he said. When ...

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Matobato charged for October 2014 ambush

By Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews DAVAO City — The alleged hitman of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) who testified before a  joint Senate Committee hearing on Sept. 22 and 25 that then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, now President of the Philippines, organized the DDS and ordered the killings is facing charges ...

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Reward for Davao bombing suspects raised from P2m to P3m

DAVAO City–The cash reward for suspects in the Roxas Night Market bombing that killed 14 people and injured 70 others has been raised from P2 million to P3 million Thursday. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the P1-million additional cash reward was donated by a businessman and a law firm–they gave P500,000 ...

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Sara loses two fetuses in triplet pregnancy

DAVAO City–President Duterte’s daughter Sara Carpio yesterday announced that she lost two fetuses in her triplet pregnancy after the night market blast that claimed 14 lives and injured 70 others. During the change of command at the Task Force Davao at the Sta. Ana Wharf, the Davao mayor said her ...

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Sara to give P2m for capture of bombers

DAVAO City–Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has raised a total of P2 million to reward anyone who can provide information on the location and identity of those behind Friday’s explosion at the night market on Roxas Avenue here. Mayor Duterte announced this during the flag-raising ceremony at city hall. She said P1 ...

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Moreno, lawyers say Duterte declaration constitutional

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent MAYOR Oscar Moreno over the weekend said President Duterte’s move to declare the country under a state of lawless violence was constitutional. Moreno said this even as some sectors expressed their apprehensions over the declaration hours after Friday night’s killer explosion in Davao City. Moreno, a ...

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Army company retrains, gears for combat

By Eldie S. Aguirre, Davao del Sur Bureau Chief DIGOS City — After intensive and rigorous training for almost three months, the entire troop of the 73rd Infantry Battalion (IB) has been declared graduates after passing with flying colors. Major Gen. Rafael Valencia, 10th Infantry division commander announced their success ...

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Communist party trashes war method vs drugs

DAVAO City–The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has called for an end to the killings of people on mere suspicion of involvement in illegal drugs even as it withdrew its support for President Duterte’s war method against illegal drugs, calling it “anti-people and anti-democratic.” In a statement, the CPP ...

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Duterte says denying Marcos burial at Libingan illegal

DAVAO City–Denying the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is going to be a violation of the law, President Duterte said on Thursday. Duterte rejected demands by the “other political side” to not allow Marcos to be buried at the heroes’ cemetery. “You put ...

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