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Teen shot dead in Davao city

A teenager was killed by a gunshot fired by the police after allegedly attacking a cop in a subdivision here. The Davao City Police Office said June Cuison, 17, was among the suspects in a robbery incident in Calachuchi Street in Juna Subdivision, Matina at around 10:30 pm, Monday. According ...

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340 cases of child abuse recorded in Davao city

DAVAO City — The Quick Response Team for Children Center of the City Social Services and Development Office (QRTCC-CSSDO) recorded 340 cases of abuses from October last year until September this year. Juenalyn Pablo, social work associate and head of QRTCC-CSSDO, said they also tallied two cases of deaths due ...

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2 farmers in Davao shot dead in a week

DAVAO City — Human rights group Karapatan reported that two farmer activists were shot dead in separate incidents in a week. According to Jay Apiag, spokesperson of Karapatan Southern Mindanao, the victims were 50-year old Reneboy Magayano and 40-year-old Toto Lompaodan. Magayano, a resident of Barangay Coronabe, Maragusan town in ...

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Forest guards to meet this month to review functions

DAVAO City — About 228 forest guards are set to meet with City Mayor Sara Duterte in a gathering this month. Chinkie Golle, executive director of Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) told reporters the city’s volunteer forest guards called “Bantay Bukid” will have their final orientation in October with the presence ...

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Disaster body fears more landslides in Davao

DAVAO City — City officials are warning residents here on the possibility of landslide in some areas after monitoring the cracks on the ground. Emmanuel Jaldon, head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center said they “noted ground cracks” on the upper portion of the Shrine Hills in Matina. ...

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Envi groups defend Davao in tax case

Several environmental groups sought a regional trial court’s permission to defend the City Council and two other key officials here in a P3.32-million tax refund case filed by a banana exporter. The groups Bantay Bukid, Bantayo Aweg, and Interface Development Solutions Inc filed on Monday a motion for intervention in ...

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More parks, open spaces seen to curb flooding in Davao city

DAVAO City — An environmentalist group here believed that expansion of parks and green spaces  with in highly urbanized cities like Davao City would be one of the solutions to the flooding problem. In an interview, Lemuel Manalo, environmental research specialist at the Interface Development Interventions Inc. said putting up ...

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