Body found from burned Davao mall

A BODY was discovered at the burned NCCC Mall in Davao City on Wednesday. A statement posted on Facebook on Thursday said the remains were found during the mall’s demolition. “Upon validating with the contractor, we immediately secured the area and informed the Inter-agency Task Force and Bureau of Fire regarding the matter,” according to [...] The post Body found from burned Davao mall appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJul 12th, 2018

Body found from burned Davao mall

A BODY was discovered at the burned NCCC Mall in Davao City on Wednesday. A statement posted on Facebook on Thursday said the remains were found during the mall’s demolition. “Upon validating with the contractor, we immediately secured the area and informed the Inter-agency Task Force and Bureau of Fire regarding the matter,” according to [...] The post Body found from burned Davao mall appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Mall fire: Duterte weeps for 37 dead

[ventuno id='MCsxMDU3MzU3fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno]   DAVAO CITY---A fire that swept through a shopping mall in Davao City was believed to have killed at least 37 employees of an American call center housed in the building, according to local officials. Firefighters found one burned body as the blaze was brought under control on Sunday, but 36 others remained missing and were feared dead, Mayor Sara Duterte, President Duterte's daughter, told reporters. Mayor Duterte said firefighters had "assessed that no one would survive in that heat and with that thick, black smoke." Six people were rescued and taken to the hospital. The President, who served more...Keep on reading: Mall fire: Duterte weeps for 37 dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Identity of remains found at burned mall in Davao still unknown

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 September) – The identity of the human bones recovered at the NCCC Mall Davao has remained unknown nearly eight weeks after demolition workers discovered the remains but authorities suspected the victim was killed for stealing from the burned building. “Wala pang nag-claim (Nobody has claimed yet),” Chief Insp. Dr. Nolan Genova, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Skeletal remains found in burned mall in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – Demolition workers found skeletal remains among the debris on the third floor of the burned NCCC Mall Davao on Tuesday afternoon, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said on Thursday. Davao City Fire Marshal Major Virna Silagan told MindaNews that the workers discovered a skull 52 days […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Remaining body inside NCCC Mall Davao found

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – Authorities recovered the remains of Alexandra Moreno on Thursday, the last of the 38 missing workers, 12 days after the four-story NCCC Mall Davao caught fire last December 23. Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force deputy team leader and spokesperson Fire Supt. Jerry Candido told MindaNews on Friday that the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

NCCC Mall fire: Mall employee tried to rescue call center agents

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – There are signs that a man whose body was found charred to death inside the burnt NCCC Mall in Davao tried to rescue dozens of call center agents trapped by the fire. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio bared this on Wednesday, December 27, after authorities raised the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Davao City vows help to families of mall fire victims

DAVAO CITY---The city government has pledged to extend assistance to thefamilies of the 37 victims of the massive fire that gutted a major shopping mall here as rescuers continued their search to find and recover the bodies of call center workers still missing and believed killed in the day-long blaze. Forensic teams from police and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have taken samples from relatives of those missing for DNA testing in the hope of identifying the charred body of a person that rescuers recovered inside the burned shopping mall early on Sunday. Mayor Sara Duterte said the priority now was to find and recover soonest the remaining 36 victims trapped inside the...Keep on reading: Davao City vows help to families of mall fire victims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

NCCC mall fire: Bodies of 36 call center agents found

Update DAVAO CITY - No survivor. Authorities on Monday confirmed they have found the bodies of 36 remaining workers trapped inside the burned NCCC Mall here. Mayor Sara Duterte said the bodies of the victims have been recovered and were being processed by police forensics for proper identification. Senior Supt. Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu, director of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Southern Mindanao, provided additional details during a Mass held near the ill-fated mall on Monday. Most of the relatives sobbed and wept as Kwan Tiu relayed the sad news. He said they did what they could to save the trapped workers of the American firm, Research Now SSI. "We drille...Keep on reading: NCCC mall fire: Bodies of 36 call center agents found.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

37 feared dead in Davao City mall fire

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – At least 37 people, including call center staff from an American firm, were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in Davao City, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said on Sunday, December 24.  Firemen found one body as the blaze was brought ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines --- A member of a farmers' group affiliated with the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) was shot dead in San Roque village, Rizal town, in Zamboanga del Norte, a human rights group said Tuesday.   Jennifer Aguhob, spokesperson of Karapatan in Western Mindanao, identified the victim as Sergio Atay, of Barangay Upper Dioyo, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental.   The 35-year-old activist was a member of a local peasant group Magbabaul, an affiliate of KMP.   Aguhob said Atay's body was found on January 29, Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m.   "His was found riddled with 5 bullets, all in the head. Medico-legal investigation s...Keep on reading: Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Lifeless Body of a Man Found in Brgy. Lagtang

A lifeless body of a man was found at Fiber Home Compound, Sitio Ilang-ilang, Brgy. Lagtang, Talisay City last September 11, 2018. The dead body was identified to be Eddie Villejo, 70, a native from Davao with no immediate relatives in Cebu. At around 1:57 P.M., Chito Racaza, the security guard of the compound, reported […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018


DAVAO CITY: Bystanders beat up a man after he groped a woman along J.P. Laurel Avenue this city on Saturday morning. The suspect, identified only as alias “Ian,” was brought to the hospital for severe injuries from mauling. Responding policemen found the suspect lying on the ground with his head and body heavily bloodied. The… link: MAN MAULED FOR GROPING WOMAN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

WATCH: Give Up Tomorrow documentary on Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-one years ago, on the night of July 16, 1997, Sisters Marijoy (21) and Jacqueline Chiong (23) disappeared while waiting for their ride home outside a mall in Cebu City. A few days later, a heavily-decomposed body, believed to have been Marijoy, was found in a ravine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

PBA: Yeng on FIBA ruling re Kiefer: 'Parang pinatay nga yung career niya eh'

NLEX Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao sounded off on the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)'s ruling on Kiefer Ravena, as the team has decided to not let the rookie attend the games even as a spectator. Talking after their fifth loss of the Commissioner's Cup, this time at the hands of sister team Talk N' Text, 117-106, Guiao said that the team had taken a precautionary measure, and is seeking clarification through the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, whether the rookie guard can attend NLEX games as an ordinary member of the crowd. After the PBA's annouuncement that the league will be adhering to FIBA's ruling, banning the 24-year old until August 31, 2019 in any basketball-related activities in any FIBA-sanctioned tournament, which includes stints for Gilas Pilipinas and the Road Warriors, it seems, Guiao says, that the #2 pick of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft will also not be attending the team's practices for the forseeable future. "Parang ganoon din, parang bawal din. Parang pinatay nga 'yung career niya eh." Due to the ruling, which he called as 'masyadong malupit', Ravena's role with the team is still up in the air, as the team management does not want to make any move that may go against FIBA rules and further jeopardize the budding star's basketball career. The multi-titled coach then asked for an explaination from the world's governing body for basketball, as the ruling is seen as a landmark case in the Philippine sports scene. "Actually, siguro sa kanila malinaw 'yun eh. Sa atin lang vague kasi ngayon lang natin na-experience 'yung ganoon, ano. But to them, it's probably clear because it's happened to other players in other countries." Ravena was found to have used three banned substances in the list of the World Anti-Doping Agency after a random drug test conducted following Gilas' win versus Japan in the second window of the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Arena last Februay.  __     Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Demolition of burned mall in Davao causes minor fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – The demolition of the burned NCCC Mall Davao sparked a minor fire as workers cleared the four-story establishment of the voluminous debris of light materials on Friday morning. Thea S. Padua, the company’s public relations manager, said in a statement the incident occurred at 10 a.m. while the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

NPA rebel killed, female companion captured

DIGOS CITY -- A still unidentified New People's Army (NPA) member was killed, while an alleged female rebel was captured after a clash with soldiers in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, on Saturday, a military commander reported on Sunday. Lt. Col. Rhojun Rosales, commander of the Army's 39th Infantry Battalion, identified the captured rebel as Jessa Lumana. She said Lumana was found by soldiers hiding in the bushes during the clearing operations that also led to the recovery of the body of the slain rebel. Rosales said soldiers also recovered an M-16 assault rifle, three improvised explosive devices, two rifle grenades, and flags of the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Bagon...Keep on reading: NPA rebel killed, female companion captured.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

NPA fighter-turned-militiaman beheaded in Surigao del Sur – military

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – The body of a former communist guerilla was found headless on Monday, January 29, a day after he was abducted in a Surigao del Sur town, the military said. Major General Ronald Villanueva, commander of the 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, identified the victim ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

‘Freedom and Crime’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao:  AM NOT SURPRISED when some quarters are exploiting to the hilt the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission to shut down the operations of Rappler.The bannered story warns of the muzzling of the press. Rappler itself, quoting Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, wrote that if Duterte wants to close the media establishment they could have just sent the military. Of course it is the usual Rappler’s furtive way of saying it which is very characteristic of this media outfit.  But this is not about press freedom. It is about media ownership which, under Philippine laws, should be 100% owned by Filipinos. For years since the inception of Rappler, the impression was that it is fully owned by Pinoys. There are Filipinos  with extra money to spare who invested money in Rappler in the hope that they can support an independent media outfit. As every body knew, the big media establishments are tools used by the wealthy and famous to protect their interest from political predators but they end up using the muscle of the press to either promote or destroy politicians and their adversaries.  Not until SEC ordered the closure of Rappler that it came out in the open that  the notorious ON OMIDYAR had wormed its way in and into the heart and brain of Rappler. The characters behind these outfits are shrewd but not wise enough their own disclosures in their PDRs gave them away. The Philippine Deposit Receipts which Rappler through its holding company issued explicitly granted ON OMIDYAR to have a say in the operations and business of Rappler.  Ma. Ressa’s attention was called by SEC on this critical item but it appears that she was not paying attention or might have thought she can deal with the problem anyway.  Looks like she sat on the problem that even the  members of the 5-man Commission who, except for one,  are all appointees of ex-Pres. Noynoy Aquino have reach a point of decision.  As the story unravels, again it showed that there was an attempt to correct the provisions in the PDRs by submitting ON OMIDYAR’s waiver on its right to intrude into the conduct of business of Rappler. Again Rappler showed its cavalier attitude, it submitted the waiver document which was not even notarized.  Obviously even the Aquino-controlled SEC cannot take the lackadaisical attention of Ma. Ressa. It revoked the SEC registration of Rappler.  Even as it had been axed, Ressa and Pia Ranada fought back, the later calling Pres. Rodrigo Duterte names as if they reign supreme and they alone know what freedom of the press means. To add to her dramatics Pia intoned  that she is prepared to go to prison for exercising her rights of free expression. She forgot that It was Duterte who, early in his presidency signed an EO on Freedom of Information.  Ressa and Ranada wailed their press freedom had been curtailed. But such is not the case. Every word that they say saw print and broadcasted in nearly 2,000 media outlets in the Philippines and not counting the social media. The revocation of Rappler’s permit is not about freedom of the press but its violation of the constitution which succinctly underlines that media establishment must be 100% Filipino owned.   In hindsight the Duterte government was even too kind to Rappler even as it was the leading media organization that demonize Duterte in every turn. I had seriously doubted its overtures that brag it stands for truth and fairness. During the senate hearing on extra-judicial killing allegedly carried out by the Davao Death Squad which Sen. Leila De Lima and Sen. Antonio Trillanes claimed was organized by Duterte, Rappler simply swallowed what witnesses Matobato and Lascanas said.  In 2009 when as CHR Chair De Lima conducted a probe on EJK the number of victims she alleged then was less than 300. The probe lasted for months with nary a piece of evidence was found to indict Mayor Duterte. She pursued her quest to pin Digong when she became Justice Secretary but again she failed. When she became senator she became even more aggressive she placed a bungling Matobato in the witness stand. But Matobato was flawless in his delivery when he was interviewed by Time Magazine. It was unmistakable he was reading from an idiot’s card. He proudly state that as member of DDS he killed and buried more than 200 persons in an abandoned quarry. Yet he cannot find the grave of his victims.     When it was the turn of Lascanas to testify in the senate inquiry, he casually said that they buried more than 2,000 EJK victims in the same quarry.  Between the two perjured witness they  confessed to the  killing of over 2,200 victims of EJK which they buried, they said, in the abandoned quarry. It is simply a classic fantasy. A manslaughter of such magnitude cannot escape notice especially when that narrow piece of land is just about four kilometers from city hall and so adjacent to a number of housing subdivisions. Nevertheless, if they were so sure then why cannot they find a single piece of viable evidence.   In all these occasions Rappler gave the hearings liberal space and took the testimonies of the witnesses as the biblical truths. Both Rappler and Time Magazine adopted exactly the same flawed statistics which in their recent count had reached 13,000 EJK victims. I am based in Davao and frankly I am amazed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

BPO network, groups kick off campaign for safer workplace

By Maya M. Padillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — The BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) along with progressive groups AnakBayan-Southern Mindanao Region (SMR), Kilusang Mayo Uno-SMR, Nonoy Librado Development Center and the Church-Labor Solidarity Network in Dava,o started a campaign on Friday for safe work places dubbed #SafeWorkplacesNow outside the burned NCCC Mall following the deaths […] The post BPO network, groups kick off campaign for safer workplace appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Retrieval ops still on for Alexandra Moreno inside NCCC Mall

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Jan) – Retrieval operation workers will search the first two floors of the gutted four-story NCCC Mall Davao after they failed to find the body of Alexandra Moreno, one of the 38 who perished in the December 23 fire incident. Fire Supt. Jerry Candido, Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force deputy team […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018