Friday, July 21st, 2017

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

“The action was part of the continuing punitive measure being carried out by the NPA’s 1st Pulang Bagani Company against the 10th Infantry Division-Armed Forces of the Philippines to counter its atrocious methods of terrorizing the peasant and Lumad masses in Paquibato District, Davao City” — Rigoberto F. Sanchez, spokesperson of the NPA’s Merardo Arce Command

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

The Magsasaka at Siyentipiko pasa sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (Masipag), in a statement released to the media, said the Golden Rice is “genetically modified” as it is “artificially inserted” with genes from the bacteria Erwinia uredovora and corn so it can produce beta carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A.

By DANILDA L. FUSILERO
Davao Today

Data from the ASLPC showed the extent of damage to the ethnic community of Bacung village this province.  Blaans Adelina Catin, 65 and Bonifacio Karan, 52 drowned during the flash flood.  A total of 41 houses were totally-damaged while 74 houses were partially-damaged.  Farm crops were also devastated while farm animals died leaving an undetermined cost of destruction on their livelihood. 

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Dubbed as ‘I Run for Priesthood,’ the fun run aims to promote more vocations to priesthood in the Archdiocese of Davao, Dodong Ocon said in last Thursday’s regular press briefing at the city hall. 

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

The recent moves of the Council, Librado-Yap said, would serve civilians “who want the soldiers to leave their communities because they can protect themselves.” 

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

Fr. Geremia said a witness in their custody narrated that former Arakan Police chief Benjamin Rioflorido was the one who accosted the paramilitary troops who were out to assassinate Tentorio on October 15, 2011.  The paramilitary troops were said to have a sack of firearms and the military’s Capt. Mark Espiritu was allegedly the one who signed to release the firearms.    

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

For Davao police chief Dela Rosa, “diskarte na lang.”  Loosely translated, this means that officers design creative ways to deal with the different situations especially if they involve minors and children.

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

The series of carnapping incidents with Yu’s alleged syndicate that has marred the city’s reputation reportedly angered the vice mayor. Duterte was also reportedly incensed over Yu implicating his son, councilor Paolo, in the syndicate, which prompted a call from interior and local government secretary Mar Roxas upon order from President Benigno Aquino III querying on the matter.

By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

“It was based on track record, and years of cooperation — not just months or during the electoral season — on various issues that Makabayan stand for,” Makabayan’s Ariel Casilao said, disabusing beliefs that their endorsement was only for political convenience.

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

The recent trade issues involving China and Iran, DA Secretary Proceso Alcala said, serve as a wake-up call that the industry needs to open to other markets abroad.