• CANDIDATE

    Joanna Paula Gubac from Tugbok District, was among the 30 out of 61 official candidates of the Mutya ng Dabaw selected for this year’s pageant, which is among the festivities of this year’s Araw ng Dabaw celebration. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • HOPEFULS

    62 aspiring candidates wait for their turn during the Mutya ng Dabaw 2017 screening at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Lanang, Davao City on Saturday, Feb. 18. Only 30 would be selected during the initial screening. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • SIGN UP FOR PEACE

    (R-L) Rev. Sarley Templado of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines and Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., president of Ateneo de Davao University sign the commitment to peace after the peace discussion at AdDU, Saturday afternoon. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

  • PEACE AS COMPELLING REASON

    In his opening speech at a peace forum Saturday, Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., president of the Ateneo de Davao University, says that it is “peace” that President Rodrigo Duterte could consider as a compelling reason to resume peace talks with the communists. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

  • LOOK: President Rodrigo Duterte visits the wake of slain soldiers in Davao City

  • RUSSIAN SECURITY COUNCIL

    President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with Russian Federation delegates led by Nikolay P. Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council, at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on Thursday, February 16, 2017. (Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo)

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  • LOVE AT WORK

    Pregnant Bea Napoles and partner Reymark Anta are spending their Valentine’s Day together by selling heart-shaped balloons and flowers outside a university in Davao City. They are saving money for their forthcoming second child.(Photo by Jason Amisola)

  • IN PHOTOS | FIRST DAY OF 2017

    Thousands of Dabawenyos ring in 2017 with party horns during the annual Torotot Festival held at Rizal Park in Davao City. Since 2002, the city government of Davao within its the territorial jurisdiction has prohibited the manufacture, sale, Distribution, possession or use of firecrackers or pyrotechnic devices.

  • IN PHOTOS | Reds celebrate Party anniversary in Davao City

    On its 48th founding anniversary, the Communist Party of the Philippines’ held its national peace caravan in Barangay Lumiad, Paquibato district here.

  • AFTER THE FIRE

    Residents try to salvage what they could still use from the remains of a fire that razed about 23 houses in Purok A, Barangay 19-B, in Davao City on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2016. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • LONELY MAN

    Berto Alparo, 53, waits for his wife and children outside the Sto. Niño Parish in Panabo City on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Alparo says his wife left him for another man. (Contributed photo by Maricar Emata)

  • CAREFREE

    Despite the recent violence that happened inside the banana plantation reclaimed by members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. in Madaum, Tagum City, Davao del Norte, a farmer bike his way going around the plantation. At least nine protesters were injured after two incidents of attack against the farmers group on December 12 and December 14, 2016. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

  • SIESTA

    Two trisikad drivers, a local term for a cycle rickshaw, take their nap while waiting for passengers along Fatima Street in Davao City on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 7. (Maricar Emata/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | The state of the Lumad in Talaingod after evacuation

    A few months after returning to their communities from evacuation the Ata-Manobos who have returned to their communities in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte province are rebuilding their homes and way of life.

  • Workers dare Duterte to fulfill campaign promises during Bonifacio Day rally

    On Bonifacio Day, thousands of workers in Davao region occupied the Freedom park here challenging President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his campaign promises.

  • IN PHOTOS | Dabawenyos join nationwide #BlackFriday Protest

    Hundreds of Dabawenyos occupied the Freedom Park here Friday to express their dismay for allowing former President Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Heroes’ Cemetery.

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