• RED CANDLES

    Davaoeno’s light up candles in Rizal Park Friday afternoon during the International AIDS Candle lighting Memorial. The activity was attended by AIDS advocates, civil society organizations, and government agencies.(Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • BIRD FEEDING

    Feeding the pigeons in Rizal Park in Davao City is an activity enjoyed by some park goers. In this photo, a girl feeds the birds on Wednesday morning. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • PROUD VOTER

    Rosella Yupano, a resident of Barangay Talomo in Davao City, shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote at Apolinario Mabini Elem. School on Monday’s (May 14, 2018) Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. (More…) Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)

  • NO TO VOTE-BUYING

    Artist Nicolas Aca mounts a ‘no to vote-buying’ campaign outside the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro, on Sunday, May 13, to remind the people not to sell their votes during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)

  • HARDWORKING ELDERLY

    78-year-old Erina Masbang is one of the many Filipinos who will choose the next set of local leaders during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on May 14. She was born and raised in Barangay 76-A Bucana in Davao City and earns P300 a day for washing other people’s clothes. (More…) (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • TRASHED

    Children retrieve what is left of their homes including a plastic cabinet after the demolition team started to dismantle almost 80 houses at Barangay 26-C Salmonan in Davao City on Monday, May 7, 2018. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

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Photography

  • IN PHOTOS: Davaoeños choose next barangay and SK officials

    Davaoeños exercised their right to vote during Monday’s, May 14, Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in different voting precincts here.

  • IN PHOTOS: Decades-old residents of Salmonan lost their homes in demolition

    The cries and pleas of decades-old residents of Barangay 26-C Salmonan in Davao City did not stop the demolition team from destroying 67 of their homes despite their claims of an ongoing legal process.

  • IN PHOTOS: Thousands join defiant Labor Day rally in Davao

    Three major labor federations march alongside each other in the streets here on May 1 to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte’s failure to fulfill his campaign promise to stop any form of labor-only contracting in the country.

  • IN PHOTOS: IronMan 70.3 Davao highlights

    The biggest triathlon event of the year, the Alveo IronMan 70.3 Davao, drew record 1,780 participants from over 45 countries that included past IronMan winners, triathlon champions, rising contenders and aspiring athletes all gathered at the event held in Azuela Cove, Lanang, Davao City.

  • MANOBO CRAFT

    MANOBO CRAFT. A Manobo woman sells rattan crafts during the Araw ng Davao Parada Dabawenyo on March 16. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS: A parade of Davao’s strength and diversity

    This year’s Parada Dabawenyo which began its route at Roxas Avenue, highlighted the different colors and faces of Davaoeños as the city of Davao celebrates its 81st birthday. With 325 contingents, the five-hour parade was well received by locals and foreigners alike.

  • DRYING

    In this photo taken in February 20, 2018, a farmer at Sitio Datal Bong Langon in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato dries corn kernels. Only few people were left at the village after the massive evacuation brought by the incident that happened last December 3, 2017, when eight T’boli-Dulangan Manobo including tribal leader Datu Victor Danyan were killed by alleged military forces. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • USUAL DAY

    An old couple from Marawi City trim​ their​ white hair inside Buru-on evacuation center in Iligan City Wednesday afternoon. They are among the thousands of Marawi ​City ​residents who los​t​ their house​s​ ​to the five-month-long war ​last year ​between ​government​ forces and ​armed fighters of the ​terrorist Maute group. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS: As killings continue

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The roads were already packed with clogged with cars even before the protesters trooped into the…

  • PLAY TIME

    A rainy weekend means play time for six-year-old Janwel Alberca and eight-year-old Doydoy Nuñez, students of Talomo Central Elementary School, as they glide through the slippery tiles of Nograles Park in Puan, Davao City on Sunday, September 24. (Kenneth Paul Senarillos/davaotoday.com)

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