Davao City

Duterte to cops: Kill criminals if you have to, I’ll protect you

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO<p>DAVAO CITY — Policemen only have to perform their duties, even if it meant killing crime suspects …

Philippines

How to Stand Up For Human Rights in the Age of Trump

One year ago, there seemed to be no stopping politicians around the globe who claimed to speak for “the people” but built followings by demonizing …

Rights & Freedoms

Deputy Speaker: Proposed free speech clause amendment came from Palace

The proposal to amend the Bill of Rights to mandate the "responsible" use of free speech came from a committee under the Office of the President, …

Philippines

Party-list wants seat of power moved to Davao City

The Kabayan party-list on Wednesday said it has filed a bill seeking to relocate the seat of government to President Rodrigo's hometown in Davao …

Philippines

Halasan, Baloro appointed to urban poor commission

President Duterte has appointed two new commissioners to the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor after sacking all of its commissioners for …

Philippines

Military dissects Mindanao terror threats before SC

MANILA- In a bid to defend the extension of martial law in Mindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday gave a 20-minute …

Isnilon Hapilon

Criminology topnotcher opts for police force instead of law school

DAVAO CITY - It was more than just an answered prayer for John Denver Senario, an alumnus of Davao Central College, when he bagged the top spot in …

Philippines

Japan donates patrol cars

Manman Dejeto, ABS-CBN News<p>Posted at Jan 16 2018 10:29 AM<p>Share<p>Save<p>Davao City policemen attend to their new patrol vehicles, a donation from the …

Philippines

Philippine high school adopting Israeli science curriculum

Davao, the Philippines’ second-largest largest city, has signed an agreement to implement the Israel Sci-Tech Schools’ i-STEAM education model in one …

Education

Duterte: Days are numbered for police scalawags

DAVAO CITY - President Duterte, who had been firing left and right "corrupt officials," has warned abusive policemen and those who were considered …

Philippines

‘Travel more than 12 times, face dismissal’

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte, who says he is on a purging spree, warned government officials of dismissal from service if they go on …

Philippines

Councilor who replaced Paolo Duterte says he’s not a Duterte puppet

DAVAO CITY --- Newly-installed Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag talked with media on Thursday at the city council session hall with a streamer featuring the …

Philippines

Baguio temperature hits new low this month

MANILA - Temperature in the country's summer capital dipped to 11.4 degrees Celsius early Sunday, the coldest so far this month, as the northeast …

Weather

NPA rebels seize equipment owned by agribusiness firms in Davao City

DAVAO CITY --- Dozens of communist rebels hijacked three pieces of heavy equipment owned by two agribusiness firms in a hinterland village hereon …

Philippines

Labor dept to give temporary jobs to fire-hit NCCC Mall workers

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will provide temporary jobs to thousands of workers displaced by the deadly blaze that hit a …

Philippines

ZTE positions self as third telco player

Jonathon Bentley-Stevens —ARJOY M. CENIZA<p>DAVAO CITY—A Chinese telecommunications and data services giant has partnered with a Davao-based telco to …

Philippines

Roque: Duterte seems keen to spend more time in Mindanao

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be keen to spend more time and govern from his home island Mindanao rather than at the seat of power in …

Asia

Execs who erred in Dengvaxia mess may face raps

DAVAO CITY----Officials who would be found liable for the Dengvaxia mess could face charges, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque saidon Friday. …

Philippines

Davao squatters tear down houses, leaving disaster-prone sites

DAVAO CITY — Dozens of informal settlers here have begun tearing down their houses in areas considered to be disaster-prone as the city government …

Philippines

[Full text] Indonesia: Partner for peace, security, prosperity

Good morning and may peace be upon us all, On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.<p>It is my hope …

International Relations

DOLE, PEZA get Duterte’s ire

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) …

Philippines

PH eyes back-to-back titles in ASEAN chess tournament

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino woodpushers are looking to dominate the boards once more in the 19th edition of the ASEAN Age Group+ Chess …

Philippines

Now Duterte wants law on total firecracker ban

After limiting the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics to designated areas nationwide during the holidays, President Rodrigo Duterte now wants to …

Philippines

2 Americans arrive to conduct third-party probe of Davao mall fire

Two Americans hired by the management of NCCC Mall have arrived here for the conduct of an independent investigation into the Dec. 23 fire that …

Philippines

Duterte approves P1-B worth of firefighting equipment, Año says

Newly appointed Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Eduardo Año on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte has …

Philippines

PNP chief turns gun-shy on 2019 Senate run

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Ronald dela Rosa INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE<p>The Philippine National Police chief turned gun-shy …

Philippines

Another group asks SC to stop martial law extension in Mindanao

ML EXTENSION CHALLENGED A new group of petitioners tells the Supreme Court that the extension of martial law in Mindanao is intended not against …

Judiciary

Davao fire victims' employer promises continued aid

MANILA - Workers displaced by a shopping mall fire in Davao City last month are still getting their salaries as well as assistance in finding new …

Philippines

3 DA-Davao City officials to face suspension over P3-M disinfectant

Three officials from the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Davao City are facing a 90-day suspension pending their litigation by the anti-graft court …

Philippines

Group urges fire safety audit of all shopping malls

Firemen blast Metro Department Store at the Cebu Business Park with water on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, to put out the blaze that started gutting the …

Philippines