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Naval Task Force 82 set out to evacuate Filipinos from impending war in the Middle East but ended up facing a pandemic, a super cyclone, and engine fire. Now, they're finally home.
The Philippines and Japan sign a new loan deal worth P75.5 billion for the Davao City Bypass and the Cebu-Mactan 4th Bridge and Coastal Road
Mayor Sara Duterte downplays the resignations
On the way, the BRP Davao del Sur and the BRP Ramon Alcaraz will stop by Sri Lanka to pick up more stranded Filipinos
A Commission on Audit report shows that the contractor of a P12.26-million public market building requested for an extension 5 times
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
Public transportation operations resume in Davao City, but a liquor ban and curfew remain in place
The Department of Health 10-TB Reference Center (DOH-10) and the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) are granted a License to Operate (LTO) as testing centers
Thousands of garbage bins have been stockpiled in the City Environment and Natural Resources Office motor pool compound since they were purchased in 2016, says a Commission on Audit report
The police urges the public to approach the patient with 'extreme precaution' to avoid getting infected and report her immediately to the authorities
Mayor Sara Duterte says that among others, passengers of these flights will be handed screening cards and a rapid testing kit upon arrival
Mayor Sara Duterte says authorities are now looking for the female patient who escaped on Saturday, May 9
The Commission on Audit says there were no documents showing that the recipients of cash donations from the Davao Oriental provincial government were eligible
(UPDATED) Digos police chief, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Vici Tababa, denies the nurse was apprehended. Nurses' groups in the Davao region said the cops refused to recognize their colleague's Professional Regulatory Commission license and hospital identification card.
Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.
(UPDATED) The Davao City Health Office asks those seated near the COVID-19 positive passenger to undergo further health screening
(UPDATED) With the BRP Ramon Alcaraz staying behind in India for repairs, the BRP Davao del Sur will sail to the Philippines without an escort, carrying 20 Filipino repatriates and a cargo of 200,000 face masks
(UPDATED) The 5-star hotel has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic
'We have been very careful. But here it is. It already happened. We are trying to determine how she got the virus,' says Governor Claude Bautista
‘There are many cadavers for cremation because families could not come up with the money within 12 hours,’ says Mayor Sara Duterte
Mayor Sara Duterte appeals for their understanding as medical experts warn against imported coronavirus infections
Random tests are done in the city in limited capacities
The lockdown in Davao City is extended to May 15. Mayor Sara Duterte says the city 'cannot go against' how the national government classifies an area.
The lockdowns – the first to be declared outside of Luzon by the national government – will last until May 15
(UPDATED) They are the first recovered patients who were re-admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City after testing positive again for COVID-19
Mayor Sara Duterte aims to set up a second COVID-19 testing facility as Davao City prepares to let select establishments to go back to work
(UPDATED) No one can go in and out of Purok 3, 4, and 7 in Barangay 23-C 'to pre-empt a possible massive spread of the infection in the area due to a confirmed positive case,' says Mayor Sara Duterte
The city government resorts to this rigorous system after the number of COVID-19 cases in Davao City jumped to 86
The spread of COVID-19 cases in Davao City’s neighboring areas and as far as Northern Mindanao was traced to the Matina Gallera cockfight derby in March
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.
A total of 427 derby attendees have so far been identified and are under monitoring
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(UPDATED) Tarlac, Cebu, Pampanga, La Union, Davao City and Baguio City are among provinces and cities seeing cases rise in their areas
(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte makes the decision as the city's coronavirus cases rose to 49 on Wednesday, April 2, from only two a week earlier
As the number of COVID-19 patients increases in the Davao Region, Davao Occidental stands in resisting the entry of the virus
Mayor Sara Duterte says that there has been local transmission in Davao City and that a declaration of an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was imminent
The Southern Philippines Medical Center website posts the details early Saturday, but took this down later
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte also warns government offices and private establishments to cooperate in the fight against coronavirus after some of them 'tried to defy the very same controls that we have made to protect the city and the entire Davao Region'
One of the promoters of a crowded cockfight match, a person under investigation for coronavirus, died from pneumonia
Aside from saving, kids also learn the importance of personal hygiene and physical distancing, as they follow a set of rules to buy from Mama's home quarantine store
Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City is promised 5,000 test kits for coronavirus after the completion of initial validations tests
The passengers are not allowed to disembark from the bus. They are provided meals and are monitored for symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease.
Meanwhile, two more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region are put in isolation
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
Exempted from the closure are supermarkets, pharmacies, and medical and dental offices
(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
'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
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 Region's first coronavirus patient, who is also Mindanao's second, is from Davao de Oro
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.