Foreign students barred from staying in apartment due to smell

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (February 9)–Management of a condominium here is under fire by netizens for refusing Indian medical students entry to their units because of smell. The incident happened last February 2, in Maa, Talomo District, this city. In a report filed by Sheillah Vergara-Rubio of GMA’s 24Oras-Davao, the student who refused to give statements …

Solemn moment

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte spends a solemn moment at the grave of his mother Soledad ‘Nanay Soling’ Duterte at the Davao Catholic Cemetery to commemorate her death anniversary on February 4, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/ Presidential Photo

GRP to AFP and PNP: Protect the people while talk uncertain

DAVAO CITY (February 3) –Government of the Republic of the Philippines chairperson Silvestre Bello III asks the military and the police to protect the people as the communist rebels backtracks from the ceasefire agreement. In a statement issued February 1, Bello said “the last six months have given us a glimpse of the sort of …

Duterte won’t give in to NPA demands to free 400 prisoners

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (February 3)–President Rodrigo Duterte is not ready to give in  to the demands of the New People’s Army (NPA) to immediately release about 400  political prisoners . This, after the Central Committee on the Communist  Party Wednesday (February 1) announced their  withdrawal from the unilateral ceasefire agreement with the government. Speaking before …

A Philippine Eagle goes home

A juvenile Philippine Eagle is freed to its habitat Tuesday, January 31, a month after rehabilitation by the Philippine Eagle Center. (Edgardo Calderon of CENRO Kiamba for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

Newly-engaged junior officer killed by suspected NPAs in Davao Oriental  

DAVAO CITY  — A junior  army officer who was engaged weeks ago  was killed when armed men suspected to be members of the New People’s Army attacked the joint military and police team in Sitio Paliwason, Brgy. Lambog, Manay, Davao Oriental Wednesday afternoon , February 1, 2017. The soon to be wed soldier was identified …

Duterte wants total log ban

MANILA, Philippines –President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of a tripartite committee that would study the implementation of a total log ban in the country. The announcement came a week after flashfloods damaged multi-million properties and crops in  Davao region and major cities in Mindanao. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella in a statement announced “The …