Comelec sees high turnout of voters in Davao Region

DAVAO CITY — The Commission on Elections in Davao Region (Comelec-11) expects more than 80 percent of the 2.8 million voters in Region 11 will cast votes on Monday’s election. Lawyer Michael Abbas, the Regional Director of Comelec-11, said a higher voter turnout is anticipated because of the extended time of voting from 6 a.m. to …

Cop roving around polling precincts shot dead in Lanao del Norte

ILIGAN CITY — A police corporal detailed with the Kapatagan Municipal Police Station (MPS) in Lanao del Norte succumbed to death after he was shot several times by riding in tandem in Barangay Panoloon, Sapad town past 3 p.m. Saturday. The victim, identified as Richard Garcia Gordiones, 30, a resident of Poblacion, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao …

Firearms seized in Cotabato City village chief’s residence

COTABATO CITY — Police seized two firearms and ammunition from the house of a village chief here on Tuesday. In a report forwarded to media outlets here on Thursday, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CIDG-BARMM) identified the arrested suspect as Peter Cortez Morales, village chief of Barangay Rosary …

DavOr governor’s son arrested in anti-drug op

DAVAO CITY (May 10) – The son the Davao Oriental governor and a companion were arrested by police operatives during a buy-bust operation at their residence in Jasmine Blooms Apartelle, university Avenue, Juna Subdivision, Talomo District this city, Wednesday afternoon, May 9. Captain Maria Teresita Gaspan, spokesperson of Davao City Police Office (DCPO), identified the …

Rody to join HNP campaign sortie to support Sara

DAVAO CITY (May 7) — President Rodrigo Duterte will be joining the campaign sorties of Hugpong ng Pagbabago, a regional party chaired by his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo emphasized that Duterte will be making rounds during the last five days of the campaign to support Sara’s HNP and his …

Comelec to DavSur candidate: Stop TV appearance

DAVAO CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has directed a candidate for Davao del Sur provincial council to stop appearing on her own television program until the end of the campaign period. Davao del Sur Provincial Election Supervisor Jennifer Ancla has called the attention of provincial board candidate Maria Ana Sumatra over the latter’s continuous …

Clan war displaces 400 families in N. Cotabato

COTABATO CITY — Intermittent clashes between two warring clans in Midsayap, North Cotabato, has forced the evacuation of some 417 families from two villages. Maj. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said sporadic clashes in Barangays Tumbras and Kapinpilan have been going on starting April 30. “Our security forces have secured the evacuees as …

200 cops cast local absentee votes in Davao Region

DAVAO CITY – Over 200 cops in Davao Region cast votes as of 12 noon on Tuesday during the conduct of the local absentee voting at Camp Sgt. Quintin Merecido here. Among those who cast their votes were Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 Director, Brig. General Marcelo Morales. Police Major Jason Baria, PRO-11 spokesperson, said that out …