• STAY CALM

    PRO XI General Manuel Gaerlan tells Dabawenyos to stay calm hours after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. ( Robby Joy Salveron/davaotoday.com)

  • PLOY

    Moro activist Bai Ali Indayla blames the US and its Central Intelligence Agency for supplying armaments to terrorist groups. Indayla said the Moro people will suffer with the martial law declaration. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • GARRISON CITY

    Scores of police officers in full combat gear patrol along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on the first day of Martial Law in Mindanao on Wednesday, May 24. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • MAKING FRIENDS

    President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow prior to his return to the Philippines on May 24, 2017. Duterte opted to skip his scheduled engagements and cut his official visit to the Russian Federation short after declaring a state of Martial Law in Mindanao due to the terror crisis gripping Marawi City. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

  • ‘STAY AT HOME’

    Following her father’s decision to declare Martial Law in Mindanao, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio advised residents to stay indoors, as much as possible, and expect tighter security measures. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • CHILDREN FOR PEACE

    Pupils from Madrasah learning centers in Davao City smile as they hold placards in preparation for the Peace Walk at the People’s Park on Tuesday, May 23. The Peace Walk was organized by the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) to commemorate the Declaration of World Peace. (Robby Joy D. Salveron/davaotoday.com)

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STATEMENT| Not too late to back down on Martial Law in Mindanao

We need to reframe the Mindanao situation, rather than revive the inaccurate narratives and brutal formula of old....
STANDPOINT| Flickers of hope amidst gloom

STANDPOINT| Flickers of hope amidst gloom

GRP president Duterte can greatly help in moving the peace process forward by taking bold initiatives in the peace negotiations, just as he has been showing positive efforts at pursuing...
STATEMENT I The passion of Gina Lopez

STATEMENT I The passion of Gina Lopez

The Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) extends its highest commendation to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Gina Lopez for her past 10 months of...
STATEMENT:  In defense of the poor

STATEMENT: In defense of the poor

We cannot effectively fight poverty if we see the poor as lazy, uneducated, non-tax payers and thus, undeserving of public support. Often associated with criminal activities, they are shunned, unwanted....
OPEN LETTER | Karapatan reports cases of political killings under Duterte administration to United Nations
STATEMENT | Peace is Possible in Our Lifetime!

STATEMENT | Peace is Possible in Our Lifetime!

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Councilors start studying city hall plans to construct hospitals in Lumbia, Tablon

Councilors start studying city hall plans to construct hospitals in Lumbia, Tablon

Councilors have started looking into a proposal for the Moreno administration to build two more hospitals in the city--one in Lumbia and another in Tablon....
Gensan commiserates with Davao in deadly blast

Gensan commiserates with Davao in deadly blast

General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera denounced the incident he described as "senseless"....
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

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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...

Photography

  • SUMMER RIDE

    The crew of a passenger boat leaving the Island Garden City of Samal for Davao City sits comfortably as the seas are calm and the passengers Monday afternoon, May 22, 2017 are just few amidst the end of the summer season. (Photo by KJ Millondaga)

  • SUMMER IS FUN

    A boy plunges into the clear and cold sea waters of a resort in Canibad, Island Garden City of Samal. The island is among the popular destinations in Davao region during summer. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)

  • FISHERFOLKS

    Two fishermen tend their boat on the coast of a fishing village near Sta. Ana Port in Davao City on Wednesday, April 12. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • CHURCH’S BELL TOWER

    Two workers brave the midday heat while working on the reconstruction of the San Pedro Cathedral Bell Tower along San Pedro Street, Davao City on Thursday, April 6. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • IN BLOOM

    Vicky Divinagracia, 55, arranges her flowers outside the Sangguniang Panlungsod in Davao City on Tuesday afternoon, Mar. 28. Divinagracia is a flower vendor for more than three decades. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS| UP Fighting Maroons vs De La Salle Green Archers in Davao City

    The crowd fill the Davao City Recreation Center on Sunday, March 26 to watch the UP Fighting Maroons and the De La Salle Green Archers during the 80th Araw Ng Dabaw Commercial Basketball Tournament. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano)

  • IN PHOTOS| 80th Araw ng Davao civic parade

    DABAW & DIGONG. A float showing a developed Davao City and an image of President Rodrigo Duterte, the city mayor for over 22 years is seen during the Parada Dabawenyo on Thursday, March 16. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • FRESH AND GREEN

    Farmer residents wait for buyers of Pechay, a type of Chinese cabbage, sold for P15 per kilo along the Davao-Bukidnon road in Barangay Baganihan, Marilog district, Davao City on Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017.(Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano)

  • IN PHOTOS: International Women’s Day march in Davao City

    Davaoeñas joined various activities for the commemoration of the 109th International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8.

  • IN PHOTOS: Pets in Davao get free vaccine for Rabies Awareness Month

    Executive No. 84, signed in 1999, declares March as the Rabies Awareness Month to prevent and eradicate rabies that is seen as a dangerous disease of dog transmissible to humans through the bite of an infected animal.

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