DIGOS CITY – A print and broadcast journalist in Davao del Sur was gunned down at about 6 p.m. on Saturday inside his rented apartment in Bansalan town.Reports coming from a fellow broadcast journalist in the same town and who rushed to the crime scene said Orlando “Dondon” Dinoy… Read More
June 13, 2021
DAVAO CITY – A year of mourning was declared by Digos City Mayor Josef Cagas over the death of his uncle, Davao del Sur Gov. Douglas Ralota Cagas.The period of mourning will be from June 10, 2021 to June 10, 2022,Cagas, 77, died on June 10 due to Covid-19 complications.Mayor Cagas said the… Read More
Former lawmaker and incumbent Davao del Sur governor Douglas Cagas passed away Thursday due to complications from the coronavirus disease, his family disclosed. He was 77.
Cagas’ tenure in politics spanned more than three decades, first as an assemblyman in the 1980s. From there, he went on to serve in the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007.
He occupied the Davao del Sur gubernatorial seat from 2007 to 2013, 2016 to 2019, and then 2019 up to present.
Cagas is survived by his wife, Rep. Mercedes Chan Cagas and son, former congressman and Vice Governor Mac Douglas IV.
Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas did not care if after shocks from two 6plus magnitude earthquakes that rocked Tulonan in nearby Cotabato continue to rock his province and threaten government buildings including the Provincial Capitol.
Gov. Cagas had declared October 30 as “no work day” at the Capitol as engineers check damage to the building. But on the day, the governor had a date with his homeless constituents.
On the day, he was to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), the government agency tasked with implementing the government’s socialized housing for the homeless Pinoys.
As the specter of another earthquake and more after shocks looms over the province, Gov. Cagas, with his staff and a few Capitol employees, signed the MOU, atop tables hurriedly parked at the Capitol lobby, with SHFC president Atty. Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling.
Bureau of Corrections Director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa confirmed on Tuesday that he will run for governor of Davao del Sur in the upcoming 2019 polls.
The former Philippine National Police chief, who led the administration’s war on drugs, made the confirmation after he transferred his voter’s registration to Santa Cruz in Davao del Sur.
“Well that is in preparation for the incoming 2019 elections because the last instructions given to me by the president is for me to run as governor of Davao del Sur,” he said.
Bato will face Governor Douglas Cagas in the 2019 mid-term election.