The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines opens the Deeper Scars photo exhibit, featuring photojournalist Vicente Jaime Villafranca at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The exhibit uses 20×30 panels to depict stories of children and adults in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas who fall prey to international and domestic trafficking. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Government peace panel member lawyer Hernani Braganza (second from right), says both the government and the National Democratic Front are sincere and committed to not spoil the peace process. Braganza, who heads the government’s working group on socio-economic reforms briefed Army officials at the Eastern Mindanao Command in Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on Tuesday morning, September 27, 2016. He also met with members of civil-society organizations. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Committee on Health chairperson Councilor Mary Joselle Dilig-Villafuerte and Southern Philippines Medical Center medical chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega call for a review of the memorandum of agreement between the City and the SPMC for the Lingap para sa Mahirap, a program by the city that provides health, funeral, and burial assistance to indigent citizens during the regular session on September 27, Tuesday following reports of applicants using fake documents to avail of financial assistance. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Ernie Tomas Jr., Investments Promotions Division chief of Mindanao Development Authority says they will focus on five major priority sectors namely the infrastructure development, agribusiness, tourism, information technology and business process management, and manufacturing under the Duterte Administration. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Rene Dalayon, chief executive officer of the Federation of Banana Cooperatives says that even if a war breaks out between the Philippines and China, the Chinese businessmen will still continue to buy bananas from the Philippines. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
The city is now hastening road repairs says Atty. Dominic Joseph Felizarta of the City Engineer’s Office because of the rainy weather. Felizarte says asphalt paving operations are delayed during rainy days. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
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Multisectoral groups commemorated both the International Day of Peace and the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration here last Wednesday, September 21.
National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra visited the Lumad evacuees inside a church compound here Thursday morning, September 22.
Activists marched in Davao City to commemorate the 44th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by former President Ferdinand Marcos on Wednesday, September 21. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Women leaders from various groups light their candles to continue the call for justice for the victims of the Davao blast on Tuesday, September 13. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Activists here protested the United States “war on terror” coinciding with the commemoration of 9/11 attacks 15 years ago. The protesters also expressed support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan of pursuing “an independent foreign policy.”
A week after the bombing killed at least 14 and wounded 70 others in Davao, venders in the Roxas Avenue night market here are back in business.
Various groups continue to flock the blast site of the Roxas night market bombing here four days after, offering flowers, lighting candles and saying their prayers for the victims and their families.
Students of the Ateneo de Davao University give free hugs to those who visit the memorial site of the deadly blast in Roxas avenue, Davao City that killed at least 14 people. The Project Free Hugs is organized by various local and media groups with a hope to uplift the morale of the local residents after the tragedy. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
After 34 days in captivity, three police officials and a non uniformed personnel were released by the New People’s Army on Saturday afternoon, August 27, in a village in Barangay Mat-i here.
Hundreds of Lumad and farmers gathered in front of the headquarters of the Eastern Mindanao Command at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan here, on Friday morning, August 26 to present their concern regarding militarization of their communities.