Bosch opens hub in Davao City

LEADING multinational technology and services provider Bosch opened on Monday its first regional business hub in Mindanao, on Roxas Avenue in Davao City. “Our presence in Davao City enables us to effectively serve our customers across Mindanao, including the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Surigao, and Butuan,” Bosch country manager Joseph N. Hong said in […]

Davao City athletes feted

THEY came in suits and cocktails as most of them wore their best semi-formal attire.

A total of 124 individual athletes and four sports teams of Davao City were hailed in a grand ceremony suited for sports heroes during the 2nd Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Athlete’s Recognition Ceremony held at the Ritz Hotel, Garden Oases Resort on Wednesday. (READ MORE)

Garcia-Albano is richest lawmaker in Davao

ALL but one congressman in Davao Region reported an increase in their net worth in 2012, a summary report of Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) 2012 from the House of Representatives showed.

The assets, liabilities and net worth for the year 2012 of Davao del Sur second district Representative-elect Franklin Bautista has not changed compared to his 2011 SALN. Read the rest of this entry

Low turnout of PTC payment during polls

THE New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were only able to get a measly P26 million from their permit-to-campaign collections in the recently concluded midterm elections. Not a huge amount considering their target of P500 million PTC fee from candidates, according to the military.

Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Public Affairs Office chief Major Ramon Zagala said the figure came from documents the military recovered from various armed engagements with the rebel group. Read the rest of this entry

Paolo Duterte is richest councilor

AMONG the 15 councilors who submitted their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for 2012, Vice Mayor-elect Paolo Duterte has the highest net worth at P20.4 million.

A copy of the summary of SALN for the City Council members showed that Duterte has a net worth of P20,411,800 with total assets worth P21,911,800 and P1,500,000 liabilities. Read the rest of this entry

Davao City: A microcosm of country’s voting populace

With 486,752 who actually voted according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) website, Davao City has once again shown itself as a gauge of how the whole Philippines votes, as the surprising number one slot of Grace Poe in the national canvassing is likewise reflected in the city tally.

It’s not what many will call the intelligent vote, but it approximates the vote of the whole country. Read the rest of this entry

Dutertes, Ungab are sure winners

RUNNING unopposed, the father and son tandem of Rodrigo and Paolo Duterte only needs a vote to clinch the highest and the second highest elective posts in Davao City.

Same is true with re-electionist representative Isidro Ungab of the city’s third congressional district. Read the rest of this entry

Who are Hugpong ‘disloyals?’

WILL Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte make true to his promise to name who among their ranks in the Hugpong Tawong Lungsod are defying party nominations and are supporting candidates outside the party?

While most of the Hugpong bets get busy themselves going around soliciting votes, there are those who will not only lose their membership but also their privileges as Duterte, the party chair, had vowed to announce their expulsion from the party once the campaign period for local candidates starts. Read the rest of this entry