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The Mayor as President (1): “Make Davao City the country’s seat of power”

1st of a series DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — On March 16, 2004, Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte ended his “’Araw ng Dabaw” speech by thanking guest of honor, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, for coming and celebrating with Dabawenyos, assuring her she was “most welcome to stay in Davao City and make it the country’s seat of […]

Gov’t troops clash with Ampatuan mayor’s security personnel in anti-drugs ops

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 January) – Intense firefight broke out early Thursday morning in a mountainous area in Ampatuan, Maguindanao when government forces armed with warrants came to search the premises of suspects in the illegal drugs trade, Ampatuan Mayor Rasul Sangki among them. Supt. Jimmy Daza, Chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group […]