Tagum City - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tagum City


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.

Cost of Mindanao Railway Phase 1 jumps by 130% to P82.9 billion

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:50 AM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia previously told reporters that the project would be funded by China, but there is no deal yet

No Sara Duterte endorsement for Floirendo speakership bid in Tagum rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:01 AM

But Hugpong ng Pagbabago Secretary-General Anthony del Rosario says Sara Duterte and the party have decided to support Floirendo – aside from backing 3 other speakership bids

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Del Rosario, Floirendo blast Alvarez in Davao del Norte HNP rally

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Governor Anthony del Rosario and congressman Tonyboy Floirendo join forces to host the senatorial bets of Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Tagum City

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

P5.6B allotted for Mindanao railway land acquisition

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:11 PM

City governments are signing an agreement with the Department of Transportation, and have been talking to families whose properties will be affected

ARTIST'S perspective of the Mindanao Railway System Project. Image courtesy of the Department of Transportation

Tagum City Chamber Chorale to sing national anthem for Duterte's 3rd SONA

Jul 12, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The choir is recommended by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who also hails from Tagum City

VICTORY. The Tagum City Chamber Chorales poses after winning gold at the Sing N’ Pray International Chorale Competition in Kobe, Japan in January 2018. Photo from tagumcity.gov.ph

By ending Rappler-DepEd partnership, the only losers are the kids

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM

Think of some of the dream-come-true stories you've heard or witnessed, or your own story. What did they have in common? Opportunity.

Farmers finally occupy parts of Lapanday-managed farm

May 18, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano asks police and military to provide round the clock security for the 159 farmers lin Tagum City for two days

LAND, FINALLY. Agrarian reform authorities, on 3rd attempt, are able to place 159 farmers in the 0.79-hectare property within the Lapanday-managed farm in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, on May 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

Duterte invites Tagum farmers to Manila Hotel dinner

May 10, 2017 - 12:48 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte asks the farmers from Davao del Norte to give him more time to resolve their land issue with Lapanday Foods Corporation

LOOK: Duterte meets picketing Davao del Norte farmers

May 09, 2017 - 8:18 PM

The farmers from Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Incorporated are agrarian reform beneficiaries who were forcibly evicted from a 145 hectare banana plantation in Tagum City

DIALOGUE. President Rodrigo Duterte goes to the picket line at the foot of Mendiola Bridge near Malacañang to talk to the farmers from Tagum City, Davao del Norte. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Batang Pinoy: Cebu City begins gold rush in Tagum

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:08 PM

Team Cebu City has bounced back and now leads in the 2016 Batang Pinoy National Finals

GOLD RUSH. Team Cebu City manned by members of the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 3-on-3 Boys Basketball after topping their bracket by winning all their 4 games in the eliminations. Photo by Adam Morrell

A gigantic Christmas tree lights up beautiful Tagum City

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:04 PM

This gigantic tree is 172 5 feet tall – a record breaking height for Tagum City

Tagum’s Giant Holiday Tree may just the country’s tallest. Photo by Kelvin Palermo

Davao del Norte politicians unite behind Duterte

Feb 14, 2016 - 9:00 PM

In Rodrigo Duterte s first Mindanao proclamation rally politicians of all stripes throw their support behind him

Davao del Norte politicians at the stage with presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte at a rally in Tagum City, February 13, 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Davao del Norte creates lifeboats out of garbage

Sep 12, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Aside from promoting disaster preparedness in the community level using recyclable materials also helps Davao del Norte s solid waste management program

Disaster responders from Igacos town test their lifeboat made out of garbage. Photo courtesy of Davao del Norte's PDRRMC.

DavNor celebrates Kadagayaan Festival 2015

Jul 02, 2015 - 3:55 PM

The Kadagayaan derived from the word dagaya which means abundance and bounty in the local dialect upholds DavNor s riches in terms of culture products destinations and natural resources

PROMOTING INDUSTRY. The Agri-Aqua Industry Trade Fair, which aims to encourage locals to invest in local industries, is one of the activities of the province for Kadagayaan Festival 2015. Photo by Annika Questo/ Rappler

Rappler Talk: Human Rights Watch on Duterte and Rohingya

May 25, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Human Rights Watch Deputy Director for Asia Phelim Kine discusses the Rohingya refugees and the Davao summary killings

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2015 closing ceremony

May 10, 2015 - 10:36 PM

See photos of the elaborate final event for Palarong Pambansa 2015

Men from the 10th Infantry Division go sky-high in thanking everyone for taking part in the best Palaro ever.

Tagum City businesses boom in Palaro’s wake

May 06, 2015 - 11:44 AM

For many local businesses Palarong Pambansa is a chance to earn extra: with various establishments like malls restaurants and inns enjoying most of the swell

COOLING DOWN. A grade school baller quenches his thirst with buko juice from a local vendor. Photo by Edwin Gutierrez Jr/ Rappler

Elma Muros to Palaro athletes: Don’t waste time

May 06, 2015 - 7:00 AM

It was beneath the same unforgiving sun at Palarong Pambansa many years ago that Elma Muros first began realizing her dreams

WORK HARD. Track and field legend Elma Muros urges Palarong Pambansa athletes to work hard and use sports as a means to achieve their dreams. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Palaro delegates contribute to Tagum community

May 04, 2015 - 7:00 AM

There is more to just being an athlete We should also know how to be responsible and take care of the environment

TAGUM-PAY. Palaro delegates devote some of their time to helping out the Tagum community. Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

VLOG: Pacquiao still a winner to folks at Palaro

May 03, 2015 - 7:36 PM

Student athletes coaches officials organizers and guests leave the live viewing of Pacquiao vs Mayweather believing Pacquiao was robbed of the win

DISBELIEF. Folks watching the Pacquiao vs Mayweather bout believe the Filipino boxing icon was robbed of a win. Photo by Rappler

Davao del Norte enforces gun ban during Palarong Pambansa

May 01, 2015 - 4:40 PM

The gun ban will be in effect until May 10 while some 2 000 security personnel have been deployed to games venues and billeting quarters

NO GUNS ALLOWED. Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario (left) and the provincial police chief, Senior Superintendent Samuel Gadingan, inspect the billeting quarters for the Palarong Pambansa 2015 in Tagum City. The provincial government has enforced a gun ban during the games. Photo by Noel Baguio/Davao del Norte PIO

#MoveTagum: Rappler trains young writers for sports coverage

Apr 30, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Around 90 participants joined the news site’s crew in gearing up to give the best reports on Palarong Pambansa 2015

BEST TANDEM. The Department of Education (DepEd), in partnership with Rappler, taps young campus journalists for this year's Palarong Pambansa coverage. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ NSPC/ Rappler

Duterte: Palarong Pambansa will be safe from terrorists

Apr 22, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Maximum security measures will be in place despite low security threat says Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte chair of the regional peace and order council

SPONSORSHIP. Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario (extreme right) thanks Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (2nd from left) for the P1 million that his city gave as sponsor of Palarong Pambansa 2015, which will be held in the province next week. Photo from Davao del Norte PIO

Green and Go: DavNor Palaro 2015

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Everything is in place and what we need at the moment are finishing touches to make sure that operations go smoothly

Facade of the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex - venue of Palarong Pambansa 2015. Photo courtesy of Davao del Norte Provincial Government

DavNor billeting venues: ready for occupancy

Mar 17, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Of the 22 billeting facilities only 4 are outside a 5 km radius from the sports complex

Facaded of the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex - venue of Palarong Pambansa 2015. Photo courtesy of Davao del Norte Provincial Government

DavNor passes technical inspection for Palarong Pambansa

Mar 14, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Inspectors say the province is more than ready to host the annual sports event

Tagum killings: NBI files murder raps vs ex-mayor, 28 others

Mar 04, 2015 - 8:13 PM

UPDATED Former Mayor Rey Uy allegedly formed the Tagum Death Squad to get rid of weeds or criminals in the city

CLEAN-UP. Former Mayor Rey Uy allegedly created a death squad that became responsible for 82 extra-judicial killings in Tagum City and surrounding areas. Rappler photo

Palaro 2015: DavNor puts premium on lumads

Mar 03, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Young runners from Talaingod known as the Talaingod DavNor Runners will share centerstage with student athletes from all of the country’s region

Tagum City is Palarong Pambansa 2015 venue

Jan 20, 2015 - 3:25 PM

The only thing we need to expect is for Tagum to deliver says Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro

2 students hurt in accidental discharge of gun in Davao

Nov 29, 2014 - 10:02 PM

One of the students accidentally trigger a light machine gun on display by soldiers at a car show in Tagum City

Anti-pork activist attacked by gunmen in Davao

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Dexter Ian Selebrado an organizer of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas Davao del Norte attends a local launch of the People’s Initiative to Abolish Pork Barrel System prior to the attack

HRW: Palparan arrest end of Aquino apathy on PH impunity?

Aug 13, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Human Rights Watch says other alleged high profile human rights abusers including the reported mastermind of the Tagum City ‘death squad ’ should be next in line

Metro Pacific to build P700-M waste-to-energy project

Aug 12, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The facility will initially produce two megawatts of power and 10 000 liters of biodiesel fuel daily

The signing of the agreement in 2013 between Tagum City and Global Green International Energy Philippines, MPIC's partner, would pave the way for the construction of the country’s first-ever waste-to-energy facility that will generate fuel and electricity from solid waste of the city. Photo courtesy of Tagum City Information Office.

House probe on Tagum 'death squad' pushed

Jun 13, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Human Rights Watch lauds the move of Bayan Muna but says it is not enough and urges President Benigno Aquino III to publicly denounce extrajudicial killings

Rappler Newscast | May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014 - 8:01 PM

A human rights group names ex Tagum City mayor Rey Uy the mastermind behind death squads in the city The Philippines shows off its economic growth at the World Economic Forum Thailand’s military summons rivals political groups

Ex-mayor behind death squad in Tagum - report

May 21, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Former members of the reported death squad tell Human Rights Watch that the unsolved murders of hundreds of Tagum City residents including suspected petty thieves drug dealers and street children were ordered by former Mayor Rey Uy

THE MAYOR. Former Mayor Rey Uy is seen posing with policemen in this photo uploaded on 8 Oct 2010 on his Facebook page

Floods displace hundreds in Davao del Norte

Apr 18, 2014 - 10:12 AM

A 4 hour downpour brings a month s worth of rainfall in Tagum City Davao del Norte

#TAYO11: Building the nation one youth organization at a time

Feb 05, 2014 - 1:05 PM

20 youth organizations are recognized for their socially oriented advocacies

HOPE FOR THE PHILIPPINES. The 20 finalists for the 2013 Ten Accomplished Youth Organization awards. All photos from the Office of Senator Bam Aquino

Radioman shot dead in Davao del Norte

Dec 11, 2013 - 1:55 PM

Responding police authorities are still conducting investigation

VLOG: UNA scales down campaign in Pablo-hit ComVal

Mar 19, 2013 - 10:43 PM

UNA is caught in an awkward position of campaigning in typhoon hit provinces

The bitterest storm

Dec 21, 2012 - 10:55 AM

This is a story that begins with a storm This is written in the hope that there is another story one that does not end with a spinning wind