CINEMA BOMBINGS cut short Davao Mayor Duterte’s South Korean visit

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Photos by MORIE AGUILAR Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hurried back home from South Korea early Tuesday morning after two movie theaters in Davao City were hit Monday night by two explosions initially suspected as a terrorist attack. The … Continue reading CINEMA BOMBINGS cut short Davao Mayor Duterte’s South Korean visit

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WOMEN POWER COMES TO LIFE IN DAVAO CITY 2013 ELECTIONS

THE POWER OF WOMEN is alive in Davao City with four ladies under the banner of the Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod of Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte running for seats in Davao City Council to represent the Second District. They are, cloclwise, neophytes Ritchel Alang Patiganso Sala and Malyn Cabling, and reelectionists Marissa Salvador-Abella and April Marie Dayap. PHOTO BY MORIE AGUILAR Continue reading WOMEN POWER COMES TO LIFE IN DAVAO CITY 2013 ELECTIONS

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RED ORCHID AWARD TOPS DAVAO CITY ANTI-SMOKING ORDINANCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

THE RED ORCHID–the third for Davao City in 2012 and a Hall of Fame honor–given by the Department of Health to the Best Smoke-Free City , capped this month’s anniversary celebration of the Anti-Smoking Ordinance pushed to approval by then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Presenting the award during the culminating activities on May 31 at the Rizal Park is Dr. Domilyn Villarreiz, head of Anti-Smoking Task Force. In photo by MORIE AGUILAR are city councilors Al Ryan Alejandre, Jimmy Dureza, April Marie Dayap, Duterte, Villarreiz and councilor Dr. Bernie Al-ag, chair of the Davao City Council l committee on health Continue reading RED ORCHID AWARD TOPS DAVAO CITY ANTI-SMOKING ORDINANCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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‘Water taxis’ to start serving Davao City-Igacos route

BY JOANNA C. BALANZA Two units of high-speed water axis will start ferrying passengers to and from Samal Island after the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) would have approved the franchise to operate of Davao Express Water Taxi Inc. Company manager Jheannie Lava Callao, said the water taxis would sail off from Sta. Ana Wharf, Sasa Wharf, Lanang and Water Insular Hotel to any point in the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos). “Hopefully, we will be operational next week,” Callao said. If the passenger load is good, we will be adding three more units, said Callao of the taxis that … Continue reading ‘Water taxis’ to start serving Davao City-Igacos route

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VITALIANO AGUIRRE II, controversial private prosecutor in the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, replay a stunt Aguirre did during one of the settings of the Impeachment Court. Aguirre was caught on video covering his ears while Senator-Judge Merriam Santiago was having her piece on the microphone. Aguirre played one of the judges in the Coronation Night of the Search for the Mutya ng Dabaw 2012, a highlight of the 75th anniversary celebration of Davao City’s founding as a chartered city. MORIE AGUILAR Continue reading

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