Category Archives: davao oriental

DavOr eyes desalting seawater to boost drinking water supply

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 12 September) – Davao Oriental is planning to tap seawater as a sustainable source of drinking water utilizing a desalinization technology from Taiwan. The move came after decades-long efforts by the coastal province to obtain sufficient potable water supply proved futile. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Ednar G. Dayanghirang, chief of […]

Soldier held by NPA escapes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 August) –A soldier held captive by the New People’s Army since June 10 escaped late Friday afternoon, a month after his fellow captive did. In a statement e-mailed late Saturday night, the Eastern Mindanao Command said Cpl Johannes Parreño of  the 28th Infantry Battalion escaped at around 5 p.m. on […]

Cop wounded in DavOr attack

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 27 July) – A policeman was wounded in an attack by suspected New People’s Army rebels around 4 pm Thursday in Tarragona, Davao Oriental. Police Regional Office 11 spokesperson Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz on Friday identified the wounded policeman as PO1 Johnny Morales. Driz said Morales was with Chief Insp. Marcelito and PO1 George […]

Davao Oriental’s provincial hospital now acquires CT Scan machine

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 March) — Indigent patients who need to undergo CT scan may now avail of this diagnostic service at the Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center (DOPMC). The Provincial Government launched the operation of its first Computed Tomography Scanner (CT Scan) at the DOPMC in Mati City on Wednesday, March 7. Governor […]

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NPA launches 5 attacks in DavOr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Jan) –The New People’s Army (NPA) had claimed launching five attacks against government forces in Davao Oriental from December 28 to 30 that left 24 soldiers and one rebel dead, and two soldiers wounded. The military, however, denied that government troops sustained heavy casualties. In a statement released on January […]

‘Vinta’ makes landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental; no major damages, no casualties

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 December) — Severe tropical storm ‘Vinta’ made landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental at 1:45 a.m. but there has been no report of major damages and casualties and all roads and bridges remain passable, Lt. Col. Jake Obligado, commander of the 67th Infantry Battalion based in neighboring Baganga town, said. “Di […]

Freed afer 17 days

P01 Alfredo Basabica, Jr. (in white shirt) signs a document issued by the New People’s Army (NPA) ordering his release on 28 July 2017, after 17 days in captivity. Basabica’s fiancé, Princess Dacuycuy (2nd from right) and mother Edeline (R) were reunited with the police officer at the turnover ceremony in Barangay Binondo, Baganga, Davao Oriental. […]

NPA abducts cop in DavOr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 July) – The New People’s Army abducted a policeman in Cateel, Davao Oriental last Tuesday, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 announced Thursday. Abducted was PO1 Alfredo Sillada Basabica Jr., who was detailed at the 2nd Platoon of Davao Oriental Public Safety Company based in Barangay Aliwagwag, Cateel in Davao […]

NPA seizes police officer in DavOr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 June) – The New People’s Army (NPA) abducted a police officer in Davao Oriental on Friday. In a statement Monday, the NPA identified the captive as SPO2 George Canete Rupinta, 52, whom they seized at around 4:30 p.m. on June 9 in Barangay Tagugpo, Lupon, Davao Oriental. Rigoberto F. Sanchez, spokesperson of […]

DAVRAA Meet 2017

Some 6,000 young athletes and officials gathered at the Mati Sports Complex in Davao Oriental on Sunday, March 19 for the opening of the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2017.  DAVRAA is an annual athletic competition among elementary and high school students from private and public schools in the region comprising the four Davaos (del […]

Davao Oriental placed under state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 January) — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao Oriental on Tuesday made a declaration placing the province under a state of calamity due to massive flooding in several towns, according to provincial information officer Karen Deloso. Cateel and Boston towns had earlier made state of calamity declarations due to damage caused by the […]

Never forget

In Davao Oriental, the Supreme Student Government of the Maryknoll Academy of Cateel displayed just outside the school the collective stand of the students, faculty and staff against the burial of the deposed dictator Ferdinand  Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.  Photo from the the Academy’s FB wall

How to donate for Philippine Eagle conservation through your cellphone

Here’s a really worrisome fact: only 400 pairs of the Philippine Eagle are left in the wild. Because of hunting/poaching and deforestation, the Philippine eagle is declared critically endangered and nearly at the brink of extinction…unless we all do our share to help save our national bird. Yesterday, June 12, 2015, I noticed an event online and got really touched and inspired by it. It was the “#FlyFreePamana” campaign led by the Philippine Eagle Foundation and Globe Business. Pamana is the name of a 5-year old female rescued eagle from Midsaling Creek, Iligan City. When she was found, she was