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Davao may shoulder students’ fees

DAVAO City––The city government is willing to shoulder the miscellaneous fees of students from elementary, high school and college, according to Councilor Edgar Ibuyan. The good part: any student interested can avail of this assistance, no matter his or her grades nor economic status, according to the councilor. Speaking to …

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Davao coconut farmers oppose use of chemicals

A FARMERS’ movement in Davao City is up in arms against the use of Neonicotinoids chemicals for injection into coconut trunks to prevent spread of the coconut scale insects more popularly known as “cocolisap” infestation because they say this will cause collapse of the coconut industry, certified organic farms and …

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TF Davao, Central 911 to use drone

TASK Force (TF) Davao has acquired an aerial drone from the Philippine Army for their use in anti-terrorism and disaster and emergency response in the city. At a media conference and briefing on how to counter terrorism on July 4, TF Davao commander Col. Alberto Macairog said the aerial drone …

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Davao City tops list of voters without biometrics

DAVAO City topped the list of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as having the most number of voters without biometrics data registered. Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca said the largest city in the country has more than 300,000 registered without or with incomplete biometrics registration. “Based on our records, Davao City …

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What’s next, Davao del Sur?

By Eldie Aguirre THE efforts of all local chief executives in Davao del Sur for the approval of Republic Act 10360 – a law creating the province of Davao Occidental out of Davao del Sur –– paid off. More than 180 thousand voted for yes in October while those who …

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By Batas Mauricio FROM another angle, it is now clear that Yolanda did not only bring death and destruction in its wake. It also immortalized as heroes the men and women from media who refused to seek their own safety just so they could continue discharging their duties to inform …

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