Honor student hurt in landmine blast

A GRADUATING honor student failed to attend the school's commencement exercises after she was critically hurt in a landmine explosion that hit sitio Totoy in Barangay San Jose, Monkayo, Compostela Valley last week.

Fighting for her life at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City is 12-year-old Marcelyn Domicillo, a consistent honor student at New Totoy Elementary School in Monkayo.

Barkers get Duterte warning

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will have barkers who extort from taxi and jeepney drivers arrested.

The mayor issued the warning after taxi drivers complained that the barkers are demanding P5 for every passenger they pick up.

Bad cops told: Leave Davao City

DAVAO CITY Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned once again policemen involved in criminal activities to leave the city or they might just get killed.

Drug bust nets 3 big-time 'pushers'

THREE suspected big-time drug pushers were arrested on Friday in a dug bust in Ma-a, Davao City as local authorities have intensified anti-illegal drug campaign in the city.

Suspects were identified as Edwin Canadalla Duy, 40, a businessman and resident of Malakas, General Santos City; Rizaldy Gonzales Banluta, 36, event organizer, of Narra Street in Matina; and Laila Espinosa dela Cruz, of Deca Homes in Cabantian, Davao City.

Drug suspect killed in police shootout

A DRUG bust led to a shootout that killed a suspected notorious pusher at Times Beach in Ecoland, Davao City Saturday.

The suspect was identified as Allan Belida Said, 38, who hails from Cotabato and transient resident of Times Beach.

Red alert up ahead of NPA anniversary

THE military and police under Eastern Mindanao have raised red alert ahead of the 46th anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA) today, March 29.

Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) spokesperson Colonel Romeo Brawner, in an interview earlier, said though there were no major threats monitored, it has been routine to place the region under red alert.

Another policeman relieved for using shabu

A MEMBER of the Bunawan police was relieved Wednesday after he tested positive for shabu use. Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Sr. Insp. Milgrace Driz refused to name the officer pending the result of a confirmatory test.

Chief Insp. Simplicio Sagarino Jr., Bunawan police chief, said the policeman has been in the force for 18 years.

Pulis gi-relib kay nag-druga

USA ka sakop sa Bunawan Police Station ang gi-relib niadtong Miyerkules sa hapon human nag-positibo sa ilegal nga druga.

Apan si Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Senior Inspector Milgrace Driz nagdumili sa paghingalan sa pulis sanglit pending pa ang resulta sa confirmatory test.

Government urged to stop power privatization

AFTER the Aboitiz Power Corporation announced that Therma South's coal-fired power plant is ready to supply power to its customers in Mindanao, the "No to Coal" alliance called on the National Government on Wednesday to reverse the trend of privatizing the electric power industry.

Dr. Jean Lindo, spokesperson for the alliance, said now that the coal-fired plant is ready to supply power, Davao City would definitely face the contamination that will be brought by the coal-fired plant.

Troops clash with NPA in New Bataan

GOVERNMENT troops clashed Tuesday with communist rebels in a town in Compostela Valley. No soldier was wounded in the fighting in Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Lt. Vergel Lacambra, spokesperson of the Army's 10th Infantry Division, reported.

The New People’s Army (NPA) fighters left behind an improvised landmine, rifle magazines, two-way radios and personal belongings, Lacambra said.