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Senior citizen's body found rotting in Calinan

Police here reported that a body of a senior citizen was found rotting in his house in Calinan on Monday,...read more

Envi group condemns police's 'violent' Zambales mining barricade

Environmental group advocates condemned the "violent and illegal arrest" of protesters who formed a barricade in four mining operations in...read more

Former elite counter-insurgency commander now Eastmincom deputy

A former commander of the Philippine Army's elite unit trained in counter-insurgency operations in the country is now the Eastern...read more

Martial law victims campaign Vs return of Marcoses

Their fight against the dictatorship of former President Ferdinand Marcos continues as relatives of victims of the dictatorship and human...read more

PDP Laban welcomes junking of Duterte’s DQ cases

The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Laban welcomed the decision of the Commission on Elections which junked the disqualification cases against party standard...read more

‘More child exploitation with EDCA’

A child-rights group expressed worry that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement signed between the government and the United States would...read more
  • DUTERTE SUPPORTERS

    Thousands of Davaoeños gathered at the corner of Pichon Street and Roxas Avenue in Davao City to mark the beginning of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign on Tuesday, February 9. The candidate, however, launched his presidential race in Manila’s Tondo district, where he was joined by his running mate, Senator and vice presidential candidate Alan Peter Cayetano. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • GONG XI FA CAI

    A traditional dance is performed at a Davao City mall on Monday, February 8, as part of the Chinese New Year celebration. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • ANOMALOUS VOTERS

    Sheena Duazo, convenor of election watchdog Kontra-Daya Southern Mindanao, says they found anomalous voters in Davao Region listed on the Commission on Elections’ website. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • GREEN SPACE BENEFITS

    Julia Jasmine Sta. Romana, project manager for DAKILA-Davao, talks about the importance of green spaces in urban areas. Her group calls for the public to oppose the City Council’s decision to remove the mandatory 10 percent green space requirement for new and future development projects. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • PENSIONERS RALLY

    (From left) Florentino De La Cruz, 81, receives P3,500 monthly pension while Numeriano Argomido, 82, receives P4,000. Both joined the protest rally in front of the regional office of the Social Security System (SSS) in Bajada, Davao City to push congress to override the vetoed P2,000 pension hike increase on the last day of session. The Congress adjourned the session on Wednesday, February 2, without discussing the override. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • MUD-SLINGING

    Col Casiano Monilla, 10th ID assistant commander, says the military will file a case against progressive groups who allegedly destroy the image of the Armed Forces of the Philippines once the Philippine National Police finishes their probe into the attacks against the activists and small scale miners in Compostela Valley. Activists claim the military is behind the attacks. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

Today’s Views

It’s the way of the clown

It’s the way of the clown

​Traditional Politics or what we have figuratively transform ed to read and sound “Trapo” has been with us since time immemorial.

Of vows

Of vows

Just two days before New Year and two days after my own daughter’s Catholic church wedding rites, the CBCP President, Bishop Socrates Villegas, made a statement that the wedding liturgy stands as is.

Speak truth to beauty

Speak truth to beauty

And in situations when the odds are already clearly against us (such as against a tsunami of popularity), we should do what any real human being of the universe would do, and that is to speak truth to power (or, in this case, to beauty).

Tell me now

Tell me now

Our farmlands continue to bleed. In Southern Mindanao region, three cases of extra-judicial killings happened in less than a week.

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Stand Point

What killed Ka Eddik?

What killed Ka Eddik?

We rage and revolt -- even in prison -- at how our beloved comrade in the fight for the people's basic interests and comprehensive social changes, Eduardo "Ka Eddik" Serrano,...
An indefatigable defender of press freedom and democracy

An indefatigable defender of press freedom and democracy

The Makabayan Coalition is one with the nation in expressing its deep sorrow and sense of loss at the death of Letty Jimenez Magsanoc, editor in chief of the Philippine...
Ampatuan Massacre, a grim symbol of reigning impunity under Aquino

Ampatuan Massacre, a grim symbol of reigning impunity under Aquino

It is Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s last year in office but justice remains elusive for the victims of Ampatuan massacre....
An Open Letter to the Aussie PM attending APEC 2015

An Open Letter to the Aussie PM attending APEC 2015

After forcibly evicting the residents from their houses and bulldozed their farmlands in 2009, Oceana Gold is now destroying the water sources of communities adjacent to the mining site...
Surface John Calaba! Surface All Desaparecidos!

Surface John Calaba! Surface All Desaparecidos!

In commemoration of the National Day of the Disappeared on November 2, progressive organizations call for the surfacing of all victims of enforced disappearances, from the Marcos to the present...
Hazards amidst Hopes: Child Labor in the Mines of Compostela Valley

Regions

IN PHOTOS: Davao City to give Sorsogon LGU’s P500T financial assistance

IN PHOTOS: Davao City to give Sorsogon LGU’s P500T financial assistance

Chopper carrying advance party of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte lands at Gallanosa National High School, Irosin, Sorsogon. Duterte is set to give out financial assistance to typhoon affected LGUs...
Youth groups seek SC help to extend voters registration

Youth groups seek SC help to extend voters registration

A few days before the last day of the voter registration period for the upcoming 2016 national elections, Kabataan Partylist, along with several other youth leaders, filed a petition before...
Duterte tops Bicol's online news presidential polls

Duterte tops Bicol's online news presidential polls

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte still tops at 51.81 % public approval over Mar Roxas with 37.75 % in the online survey conducted by online news BicolToday.com....
Ifugao village denounces death threats vs. councilman

Ifugao village denounces death threats vs. councilman

In a community petition and barangay resolution, the villagers of Barangay Tulludan of this town denounced the death threat and false accusations made against their barangay council member, Nonoy Bungtiwen...
Online libel non-existing; libel rap on newsman Bandol before enactment of Cyber Crime Law

Online libel non-existing; libel rap on newsman Bandol before enactment of Cyber Crime Law

By law, the online news cannot be defined legally as a” publication” since the existing libel law then, was limited to printed publication and broadcast media....
39 OFWs in Saudi complain abuse, seek repatriation

39 OFWs in Saudi complain abuse, seek repatriation

Pope Francis may have thrilled the country during his visit, but his reminder to recognize migrant workers and heed their needs is yet to have its effect on government officials...

Photography

  • CATNAP

    After a day’s work, this worker grabs the opportunity to take a nap after having his dinner inside a huge culvert along Anda Street, Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • TANGLED

    Cable wires along Ilustre Street curl up toward Duterte Street in Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • PHOTO ESSAY: Davaoeños celebrate feast of Sto. Niño

    Throngs of Catholic devotees of the the Sto. Niño here celebrated the feast of Sto. Niño in Shrine Hills Matina on Friday.

  • PACIFIC SUNRISE

    At 5:30 in the morning, early risers bathe themselves with the splendor of sunrise from the Pacific Ocean side of Mindanao. Taken at Menzi beach resort of Dahican, Mati Davao Oriental.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • BONDING AT THE BEACH

    On early morning, a family go on bonding together beside Sta Ana wharf swimming. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • SHOE REPAIR

    These two shoe repairmen are busy repairing shoes along San Pedro Street in Davao City. Repair in the streets costs P30-P50 per pair for minimal repairs and as much as P200 depending on the repair work needed. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | Chiang Mai’s Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

    The Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is considered the most famous temple here with thousands of tourists and Buddhist visiting daily.

  • UPLAND PLOW

    Farmers from Barangay Pagan, Kitaotao, Bukidnon, till the land for planting dinorado rice early in the morning. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • DAYCARE

    A daycare pupil applies colors to her art book during their regular school days in UCCP Haran compound in Davao City that also serves as their evacuation center. (Ace R Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • FAMILY BONDING

    Amidst the flurry of today’s start of filing of candidacies at the Commission on Elections office located inside the Magsaysay Park, this group of Moro women hang around at the playground inside the park along with their children. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

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