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Jaywalkers face fine starting today in Davao

DAVAO City — The City Transportation and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) announced that jaywalkers and other violators of the traffic law will be facing stricter penalties starting today. Previously, pedestrians who violated the Anti-Jaywalking Ordinance, which was enforced in December, were only made to undergo a seminar. But with the ...

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Lumad stude killed in shooting incident

DAVAO City — A Lumad student died Tuesday night despite attempts to save his life after a shooting incident in a Davao del Norte town, a human rights group said. Obillo Bay-ao, who sustained serious gunshot wounds, was a grade six student of Salugpongan Ta ‘Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center ...

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Protest puts Davao water project on hold

DAVAO City — The thirst to adequate and potable water supply for the residents of the second district here might go on for a longer period as the proposed solution remains to be pending at the National Water Resources Board (NWRB). The proposed P10-billion Davao City Tamugan Bulk Water Supply ...

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Davao power coop collections improve with ‘flexi-payment’

Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative Inc. (Daneco), under the National Electrification Administration (NEA), has improved its collection over the past three months since it began offering a flexible payment scheme to member-consumers having difficulty in paying their energy bills and facing disconnection. In a news release issued Tuesday, Rey Nagar, ...

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Population in Mt. Diwalwal down to 11,000

By ROBBY JOY D. SALVERON Davao Today DAVAO City — The population in Mt. Diwalwal, Monkayo, Compostela Valley province has decreased to about 11,000 compared to the 100,000 recorded since 1980’s when the area was discovered to be a gold rush site, an official said. Program Monitoring Coordination Center (PMCC) ...

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Lumad children pine for education

By ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO Davao Today DAVAO City — Joniver Abo is already 21 years old, but he is determined to finish his high school education and hopes to become a teacher someday. Abo, who is part Mansaka and part Muslim, is among the students protesting outside the ...

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Duterte to Reds: Stop ‘extortion’

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO City — The peace talks with the government and the communists would only resume if the New People’s Army, the armed-wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, would stop collecting revolutionary taxes, President Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte said the NPA’s revolutionary tax ...

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TF Davao holds activists for being ‘suspicious’

By ALEX D. LOPEZ Davao Today DAVAO City — The Task Force Davao said the four activists they flagged down in a checkpoint Wednesday evening were “suspicious individuals.” A human rights worker and three leaders of farmers’ organizations were held for at least four hours in a checkpoint of the ...

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