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Cabbies: fare hike too high

by on Jan.03, 2011, under Breaking News

Taxi drivers in Davao City are not upbeat about the impending taxi fare increase, saying this is too high for the ordinary worker and thus may eat into their income. One of the taxi drivers of Kizzia Taxi Company said the spike in the fare will discourage regular taxi riders from riding as often. He also said that for a family man who has eight children to feed and to send to school he cannot afford a decrease in his present income. Another taxi driver of the same taxi company saying the drivers will not benefit from the increase as this makes their service unaffordable to the general commuting public. The department of transportation and communication said that the same increase will take effect 15 days after publication. That will be on January 15. The land transportation and franchising regulatory board approved the P40 pesos flag down from the present P30. While the next 250 meters has also been increased to P3.50 from P2.50. Anyone who wishes to appeal the increase has still the chance to file a petition before the LTFRB.

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Man sued for trying to kill wife and daughter

by on Dec.14, 2010, under Places

CHARGES have been filed against a man who attempted to kill his wife and his daughter inside their house in SIR, New Matina, Davao City. Charged with attempted homicide and attempted parricide was Arnulfo Manuawan after prosecutor Estella Esparagoza-Camino found probable cause to hold him for court trial based on the complaint filed by the respondent’s sisters Gina and Evelyn Manuawan.In an affidavit, Evelyn claimed that at around 6 p.m. on December 3, Arnulfo arrived home drunk and punched the back of his minor daughter. Not contented, Arnulfo went to the kitchen and took a knife and attempted to stab his daughter, who managed to escape and hide upstairs. Evelyn added that she saw Arnulfo’s wife, Salvacion, block her husband who was chasing his daughter, and because he couldn’t get to the girl, Arnulfo instead stabbed Salvacion in the chest and other parts of her body.   Salvacion was brought to the hospital. Arnulfo fled after the incident but was later arrested by the police.

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Cop sued for robbery

by on Nov.28, 2010, under Places

Robbery charges have been filed against a policeman who robbed a wine shop on Dacudao Avenue in Davao City. The city prosecutor’s office recommended filing robbery with violence and intimidation of persons against Police officer resident of Purok 10 barangay Bucana Davao City and assigned at the regional public safety battalion. The court records showed that around 6 p.m while the complaint was on duty as sales lady in the wine shop along Dacudao Avenue this city, the accused alighted from a black motorcycle and barged into the store pretending to be a customer. Then it declared a holdup and took the victim’s laptop, two cell phones and P60 cash. The victim was able to get the plate number of the motorcycle used by the suspect and reported the incident to the Sta, Ana police station. The police identified the owner of the motorcycle, a woman living at Purok 10 through registration documents at the land transportation office. The police showed the suspect who was seen carrying a laptop and boarding the same motorcycle used in robbing the victim. The suspect was arrested and brought to the police station. The owner of the motorcycle said that the suspect frequently borrows her motorcycle, she trusted him because he was a cop. The police recovered a laptop and a 9mm caliber pistol. The suspect is now the subject summary dismissal proceedings of the Philippine National Police.

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A man charged for trying to kill another

by on Nov.26, 2010, under Places

A van dispatcher in one of the mall terminals in Davao City has been detained after he allegedly stabbed another man at Bonguyan Beach Resort in Matina, Davao City. The city prosecution recommended the filling of frustrated homicide charges for the suspect for stabbing the victim that who is still in critical condition at a local hospital. The victim was having a drinking spree with his two friends at the resort when the suspect arrived and tried to distract the victim and his group who were playing card games. This prompted the victim to stop playing with the group. It was not known what prompted the suspect to stab the victim, but one of the victim’s friends told police he was shocked to see the victim, when he returned from the comfort room, already on the ground with blood oozing from his chest. The victim’s friend reported the incident to the police who immediately arrested the suspect.

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20 people were escape from burning bus

by on Nov.05, 2010, under Places

All passenger of a bus bound for Davao City escape when it caught fire in Zamboanga Del Sur province. The Zamboanga Del Sur police said the incident took place at 5 p.m Sunday on a highway of Tukuran town. The bus was carrying 20 passengers who were on their way to a seminar in Davao when caught fire. No one was hurt in the fire because the driver promptly stopped the bus upon noticing a thick black smoke from the rear portion of the bus and ordered the passengers to disembark. The initial investigation showed that the fire was caused by a faulty wiring.

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Cebu’s most wanted arrested in Davao

by on Oct.30, 2010, under General

The second most wanted person in Cebu region was arrested by the authorities in Davao City. A 44 years old, wanted for rape and with a reward of 100,000 for his arrest, was nabbed at Barangay Tomas Monteverde Sr, Davao City the wanted was a tricycle driver is facing four counts of rape and was arrested based on a warrant issued by the judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 28 in Mandaue City. The suspects was has eluded arrest for 12 years. He was being detained at the Davao City Police Office Detention Cell, before being turned over to the courts police said.

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3 dead shooting in Davao

by on Oct.21, 2010, under General, Places

Three men were shot dead in separate incidents in Davao City. One of the victims was a former officer of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the other victim was a former inmate in the Davao Penal Colony. In the other hand a victim was 40 years old, a former member and a resident of Small Tacunan, Barangay Tacunan was shot dead at the junction of Quirino Avenue and Magallanes Street. The victim was shooting dead by the unidentified man. The victims suffered several gunshot wounds and was declared dead on arrival at the Southern Philippines Medical Centers. The police found two empty shells of caliber,, 45 gun in the crime scene. The victim was reportedly playing billiards before he was shot dead. The father of the victim asked the authorities to give his son justice. The three victims were brought to different funeral parlors in Davao City while the police are conducting a thorough investigation on the shooting incidents.

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Moms of Davao join the Global synchronized breastfeeding

by on Oct.14, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Health, Places

It is more than 60 mothers and a young one in Davao City joined the world synchronized breastfeeding day that is start at 10 a.m on October 9, 2010. The nutritionist said the breastfeeding is been part of the advocacy of DSWD nationwide where the mothers are educated of the importance of breastfeeding to children and mothers. Breastfeeding is the major event of the first 24 hours of a baby’s life when he/she takes in the colostrum’s from the mother’s milk that serves as anti-bodies. Aside from the nutritional values the nutritionist also discussed the advantage of the emotional bonding between the mother and her child from breastfeeding. The emotional bond that is created during breastfeeding would help make better the emotional quotient of the child. They also said that a breastfed child is intelligent.

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Gang rape in Davao City

by on Oct.12, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

In the Davao City, six people are arrested of the gang raping a 21 year old nurse in Upi town in Maguindanao province last Saturday evening. The Maguindanao Governor ordered to arrest the suspects.
In Saturday evening the victim was walking from the store to the hospital when six allegedly led by her. The suspects bring her at the back of the hospital and turn raping into the victim. The suspects hit the victim into her head with the piece of wood and stone. And the next morning the victim was found and directly brought into the Cotabato City where she remains in critical condition.
The victim is a volunteer nurse and it is her first assignment in Barangay Nuro in Upi town of Maguindanao. The governor of Maguindanao assured to the family of victim that justice will be given to the victim and to the family. And the investigators demanded that there is no whitewash will be happen in this case.
The victims family and relatives are also has fear for the safety knowing the suspects are the wealthy politicians and sons of some police officers. The police now are securing the victims hospital room.

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