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Soccsksargen region border lockdown extends until July 31

May 17, 2020 - 2:50 PM

General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera says that the decision was based on the rising COVID-19 cases in other areas, specifically the Davao region

BUS TRIP. North Cotabato's Task Force Sagip Stranded project was able to bring home more than a hundred North Cotabateños on May 16, 2020 after being stranded in Davao City. Photo from North Cotabato Facebook page

Davao region enhanced community quarantine extended to April 26

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:25 AM

Five of the region's 6 provinces have a total of 95 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, April 15. Only Davao Occidental has staved off the outbreak.

One of the patients who had been discharged from the SPMC this week. Photo by DOH Davao Center for Health Development

Davao Occidental remains free from coronavirus

Apr 01, 2020 - 12:19 AM

As the number of COVID-19 patients increases in the Davao Region, Davao Occidental stands in resisting the entry of the virus

Food ration distribution to start in Davao Region on March 23

Mar 21, 2020 - 3:02 PM

The Davao City social welfare office is currently drawing up a master list of the most affected sectors, such as the indigents and those who lost work due to the coronavirus emergency

SARA DUTERTE. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

3 patients in Davao Region die while waiting for results of virus test

Mar 19, 2020 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) The specimens of the patients are sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Manila, but they die before the results are released

Sara Duterte says no more localized quarantines as Davao Region lockdown begins

Mar 19, 2020 - 12:30 PM

'LGUs should no longer implement localized lockdowns. It is the regional lockdown that should prevail,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who chairs the region's development and peace and order councils

CHECKPOINT. Police man a checkpoint in Barangay Manat in Nabunturan, Davao del Oro. Photo courtesy of PRO 11

Davao Region to seal its borders for 14 days starting March 19

Mar 17, 2020 - 10:46 PM

People are allowed to exit the region anytime, but they cannot come back within the 14-day period, says Davao Region task force chair and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte

Davao de Oro implements partial lockdown

Mar 17, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Davao Region's first coronavirus patient, who is also Mindanao's second, is from Davao de Oro

2nd Mindanao coronavirus patient recovering well

Mar 17, 2020 - 2:18 PM

Doctors in Tagum City say the patient's colds, cough and fever are gone. And if she tests negative of the virus 2 times, she will be discharged.

2 Davao City barangays declare state of calamity over spread of African swine fever

Feb 08, 2020 - 11:26 AM

The villages of Lamanan and Dominga in Calinan, Davao City are also on lockdown to limit the spread of the disease

DA shuts popular hog auction site in Davao del Sur due to African swine fever

Feb 07, 2020 - 1:57 PM

The Department of Agriculture in Davao Region says it will assist vendors affected by the closure of the lucrative pig auction in Sulop town

AUCTION. File photo of pigs. Shutterstock.com

African swine fever reaches Davao City

Feb 06, 2020 - 5:53 PM

The Bureau of Animal Industry confirms that samples from livestocks in two barangays in the Calinan District of Davao City are positive for ASF

POSITIVE. File photos of pigs in a market. Shutterstock.com

Davao Occidental put under state of calamity due to ASF outbreak

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:29 PM

The governor of Davao Occidental says all 13,000 pigs in San Marcelino town, ground zero of the African swine fever disease here, will be culled


Even before Dengvaxia scare, Davao City had low immunization rate – Sara

Oct 10, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The Davao City mayor says they will conduct a massive vaccination drive on October 14 to immunize more kids against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and polio

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DepEd formally shuts down 55 Lumad schools in Davao

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'This is a clear injustice faced by the 3,500 students and more than 30 teachers of the schools,' says Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat

SAVE LUMAD SCHOOLS. Students and teachers storm DepEd to condemn the initial order to shut down Lumad schools in Davao in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Convicted child rapist freed on GCTA surrenders in Davao City

Sep 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The Davao Region police office says out of the 76 convicts freed on GCTA in their area, 3 have surrendered

Palicte surrendered at the Sasa Police Station at around 10:25 a.m. on September 6. Photo from Police Regional Office 11

DepEd orders temporary closure of 55 Lumad schools in Davao region

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:58 PM

DepEd regional officials say the closure is based on the findings of an anti-insurgency task force, which alleged that the schools teach students to rebel against the government

12-year-old athlete in Davao regional games dies of pneumonia

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Hadia Eronico of the Davao Oriental elementary division volleyball team suddenly fell ill in the morning of January 30 and died in the evening, says a Department of Education official

DAVRAA 2019. DAVRAA athletes are billeted at the Imelda Elementary School in Tugbok District. Photo from the DAVRAA 2019-Davao Oriental Facebook page

Nearly 20,000 people flee Davao Region floods

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Authorities say at least 58 barangays across the Davao Region implemented forced evacuation

43 areas in Davao Region on election watchlist

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Category 4 areas are those affected by intense political rivalry that could trigger violence, presence of private armed groups, and also of more organized groups

Davao Region police blame NPA for unsolved riding-in-tandem killings

Jun 05, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Chief Superintendent Joel Orduña, Police Regional Office 11 officer-in-charge, gives the explanation as Davao Region is deemed as the worst in solving randem-in-tandem slays

NPA. Members of the New People's Army in Maco, Compostela Valley. September 15, 2017. File photo by Mick Basa

Davao Region worst at solving riding-in-tandem shootings – PNP data

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Out of 74 riding-in-tandem killings in a period of over 7 months, only 6 have been solved or cleared in the Davao Region

RIDING-IN-TANDEM. Davao Region registers a low crime solution efficiency of 8.11%. Davao Map photo from Shutterstock; Motorcycle riders file photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Davao Region, not city, is '2nd fastest growing economy' in PH

May 09, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The claim was sourced from a presidential media briefing which refers to Davao Region, and not Davao City

Davao Region eyes first gold in softball vs Western Visayas in Palarong Pabansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Davao Eagles enter for the first time the softball elementary finals of Palarong Pambansa

PITCH FOR GOLD. Davao Region Eagles beat Calabarzon in an extra eighth inning in softball elementary, securing a spot in the finals. Photo by Gerard Lucena/Rappler

Davao archer Franceska Gacal targets multiple golds in her first Palaro stint

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:09 PM

18-year-old Cheska Gacal may be relatively new to the battlefield but she says she's ready to hit the bull's-eye in Palarong Pambansa this year

Palaro rookie Franceska Gacal. Photo from Glenda Gacal

Comelec official denies threatening Ateneo de Davao professor

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:06 PM

'I never made any wrongdoing,' says Commission on Elections Regional Director Remlane Tambuang

ZONE OF PEACE. The facade of the Ateneo de Davao University. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Duterte’s daughter hints again at bid for Congress

Feb 23, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Speaking to reporters on Friday, February 23, Sara Duterte-Carpio says, 'I will not run for senator, so it’s just city mayor or congressman'

SARA DUTERTE-CARPIO. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Philippine Retailers Association Stores Asia Expo '17 at the SMX Convention on August 10, 2017.

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Feb 09, 2018 - 7:13 PM

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Duterte warns cops: NPA ‘sparrow units’ are back

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The last time President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned the communist urban hit squads in his speech, he cited them as reason for the creation of the now notorious Davao Death Squad

THREAT? President Rodrigo Duterte says on January 15, 2018, the urban hit squads of the New People's Army are out to attack state forces. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davaoeños to export lapu-lapu to Xiamen

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Once the fish fry sent here from China have become fully-grown and have reproduced, they will be exported back to Xiamen, where the market price of the said commodity hovers at around P3,000 per kilo

A CATCH. Importers from Xiamen are preparing to ship 100,000 grouper fry from the fishermen in Davao. Rappler file photo

Central Visayas clinches 3-peat in secondary badminton mixed doubles

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Cebu based Dean Tungul and Tricia Opon power up a 4 0 run in the last few minutes to equip a 10 point advantage 17 7 to stop the attempt of the Davao tandem to freeze their streak

PAYS OFF. Occupying first place, the Central Visayas (middle) proudly receive their gold medals. Davao Region receive silvers while National Capital Region (NCR) are satisfied in bronze medals. Photo by Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

Central, Western Visayas to face off at elementary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Central Visayas beat ARMM 3 1 while Western Visayas tramples Davao Region 2 0 at the elementary football semifinals at the Palarong Pambansa 2017

GLIDE. Charlie Carisma of Western Visayas, mid-game and mid-air, is on his way to the Palarong Pambansa finals. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Can you help Palaro athlete's family get home to Kidapawan?

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Matthew Jade Tapang s family is going back to Kidapawan after his quest for gold in Palarong Pambansa ends abruptly

Abrupt end of Palaro journey for boxer whose parents drove via tricycle

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Matthew Jade Tapang hit his head during the weigh in for bronze His parents who traveled 1 000 km via tricycle need money to go home

LITTLE MANNY. Matthew Jade Tapang, a young boxer from Kidapawan City, aspires to become the next Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Palaro Movers from Region XI

Davao Region clinches basketball quarters slot vs Cagayan Valley, 90-72

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:28 PM

With this win the Davao Region remains undefeated and closes out the elimination round with a 3 0 slate while Cagayan Valley falls to 0 3

FLY BY. Vince Petdeo Cuajao of the Davao Region (15) takes an outside shot over Cagayan Valley's Ranzuel Corpuz (9). All photos by Clarisse Cabinta/ Rappler

From Kidapawan to Antique: Palaro boxer's parents drive tricycle

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Parents of young boxing athlete Matthew Jade Tapang drive more than a thousand kilometers from Kidapawan to Antique to support him at the Palarong Pambansa 2017

LITTLE MANY. Matthew Jade Tapang, a young boxer from Kidapawan City, aspires to become the next Manny Pacquiao.

Ambush survivor: 'Matobato tried to kill me in 2014'

Sep 16, 2016 - 11:00 PM

A retired agrarian reform adjudicator sees Senate witness Edgar Matobato on TV: I clearly remember his eyes nose and mouth every attribute including his ball cap He is the same person who tried to kill me on October 23 2014

IS THIS HIM? Self-confessed hired gun Edgar Matobato's appearance at the Senate reminds an ambush survivor that he was supposedly the one who tried to kill him in Digos City in 2014. The police sketch of the suspect then is shown here.

Learning from Davao: Health chief eyes community-based drug rehab

Jul 06, 2016 - 1:25 PM

The Department of Health s regional offices are told to really prioritize community based rehabilitation centers in the country

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

Davao gov't websites defaced by Pinoy Hackers group

May 06, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Calling themselves Pinoy Hackers the group tells people not to allow their votes to amount to nothing

PINOY HACKERS. Site defacements occur a few days ahead of the Philippine elections. Screen shot of http://braulioedujali.gov.ph/

Negros Island earns bronze in secondary girls volleyball

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Negros Island Region drops the first set but comes back strong in the final two to come away with the bronze medal versus Davao Region

BRONZE. Negros Island Region poses for a wacky photo after beating Davao Region claiming the bronze medal in secondary girls volleyball. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

Grade 2 gymnast from Davao hopes for medal to help siblings

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:30 PM

8 year old Jhonax Superlativo hopes to win in this year’s Palarong Pambansa so he can help his parents and siblings

DETERMINED. Jhonax Superlativo is determined to win big at this year’s Palarong Pambansa with the help of his coach, Primitiva Lumen. The incentives he may get will go to helping support his family’s needs. Photo by Randall Matthew Lorayes/Rappler

Record-breaking runner from Davao gets offers from UCLA, USC

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Mia Meagey Niñura the first gold medalist of the 2016 Palarong Pambansa has recruitment offers from two US universities

RECRUITMENT OFFERS. Davao Region runner Mia Meagey Niñura receives offers from US universities UCLA and USC. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

Mt Apo still on fire in Davao responder's video

Mar 31, 2016 - 7:43 PM

Responders need bolos machetes shovels pikes gloves chainsaws and food

A visit to Mt Apo, experiencing a world within a world

Mar 28, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The beauty of this mountain and the fulfillment that awaits adventurous souls who climb it should be experienced by every Filipino It s our moral obligation to protect it for future generations

The rainforest of Mt. Apo offers climbers a rewarding experience. Photo by Louie Lapat

Roxas, Robredo go solo in rivals' bailiwicks

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:57 AM

LP standard bearer Mar Roxas visited Davao solo while his running mate Leni Robredo takes on Ilocos region by her lonesome

LP TANDEM. Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo campaign in Makati City. File phot by Mark Cristino/EPA

Roxas campaigns in Duterte territory

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:28 AM

Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas brings his campaign to the Davao Region the bailiwick of presidential rival Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

DAVAO CAMPAIGN. Roxas brings his campaign to enemy territory. File photo of Roxas in Iriga City/Rappler

Who is running in the Davao Region | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Davao Region

Champs again: NCR outlasts Davao to regain Palaro volley title

May 09, 2015 - 2:33 PM

National Capital Region reclaims the title it lost last year after eking out a nail biting 21 25 25 16 25 16 19 25 18 16 victory over a gritty Davao Eagles side

The NCR Girls' Volleyball team takes down Davao Region in a thrilling 5-set match. Photo by Christine Cudis/Rappler