Author Archives: ACE R. MORANDANTE

11 years ago

A free man, priest killer lands in Davao

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A Hug for the Priest Killer of Cotabato. Norberto Manero, the newly released killer of Italian priest Tulio Favali, is greeted with a hug by a relative at the Davao International Airport on Monday afternoon. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

Is Sara Duterte testing the waters?

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Princess Sara. Who’s afraid of the national ID system? (davaotoday.com file photo by Cheryll D. Fiel)

As if daring the groups opposed to it, vice mayor Sara Duterte said she is in favor of the hotly-debated national ID system, pronounced by the Supreme Court as “unconstitutional” in 1998, but recently revived by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to crush the mounting Communist insurgency .

11 years ago

Absence of firecrackers marks Davao citys Yuletide season

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By MARILOU M. AGUIRRE | Davao Today

The manufacture, sale, distribution, possession and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices have been prohibited in Davao since 2002 through a city ordinance passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod. A year before that, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte imposed a total firecracker ban to avoid fire-cracker related injuries and deaths in the city.

11 years ago

Duterte to seek ‘executive pardon’ for Lex Adonis

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By MARILOU M. AGUIRRE | Davao Today

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is going to seek executive pardon for Alexander “Lex” Adonis, the Davao broadcaster jailed for libel for reporting on the “Burlesque King” scandal, involving Duterte’s political rival, first district Congressman Prospero Nograles.

11 years ago

Lanterns on Tiongko

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With Christmas less than two months away, entrepreneurs are already cashing in on the expected holiday boom. These lanterns are sold along Tiongko Street for as low as 150 pesos. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)