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Workers’ group wants ban on all forms of contractualization

“Contractualization must end. It is a bane that violates workers’ every basic right. We are calling on the administration of...read more

Int’l coconut confab set in Davao

The Davao Region Coconut Industry Cluster, Inc. (DRCICI) in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and Department of Trade...read more

LED-based Christmas lights now need product certification

The Department of Trade and Industry has included Christmas lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps in the list of mandatory...read more

LTFRB: P40 flag down rate remains

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced that the P40 flag down rate here in Davao will remain...read more

UP Mindanao has 3 magna cum laude, 42 cum laude this year

The University of the Philippines Mindanao will have three magna cum laude and 42 cum laude graduates for its 19th...read more

3 suspected ASG members killed, 16 gov’t troops wounded in Sulu clash

Three alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits were killed while 16 government soldiers were wounded in a clash in Patikul...read more
  • FAREWELL

    President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte waves his hand to say goodbye to government employees at the City Hall of Davao on Monday, June 27. The former city mayor will take his oath as President of the country on June 30 in Malacañang. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • LOYALIST

    A government employee holds a placard with a message to outgoing city mayor and President-elect Rodrigo Duterte saying she is faithful to him since 1987. Three days before his inauguration, Duterte, who was mayor in Davao City for 22 years, delivered his farewell message to government employees during the flag ceremony at the Davao City Hall on Monday, June 27.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • BIGGER BOUNTY

    During the turnover ceremony of the Davao City Police command on Friday, June 24 President-elect Rodrigo Duterte says he will top the bounty offered by drug lords for his head and asked police officers to kill them if necessary. Duterte also assured the police officers that they will be promoted if they succeed. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • FREED

    Marites Flor, one of the four kidnapped victim​s​ of the Abu Sayyaf Group last September 21, 2015, is escorted by incoming ​Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza at the Davao City Police Office afternoon Friday, June 24. Flor was presented to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • TURNOVER CEREMONY

    Police Chief Superintendent. Manuel Gaerla​n, acting regional director of the Police Regional Office 11​ turns over the PNP flag to Senior Supt. Michael John Dubria who is now the new Davao City Police Office director during the ceremony held at the Davao City Police Office grounds on Friday afternoon, June 24, 2016. (Ace R.Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • MAN OF THE HOUR

    Seasoned photojournalist Rene Lumawag waves to the guests during the unveiling of his photo exhibit Rody Duterte: Through the Years at the 2nd floor of the Abreeza Mall in Davao City. Lumawag is joined by Duterte’s first wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman.

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Regardless of its outcome, by the mere fact of its being held, the preliminary or exploratory talks in Oslo between the incoming GPH peace negotiating panel and the NDFP...
HRW: Philippines’ displaced children barred from school

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Hundreds of Filipino children were barred from attending class when schools opened this week....
STANDPOINT | Journalists are Not the Enemy

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Dispatches: The Philippines’ Pay-Per-Hit Police

Dispatches: The Philippines’ Pay-Per-Hit Police

The newly elected mayor of Cebu City has an innovative approach to crime control in this central Philippine city: A 50,000 peso (US$1,080) bounty for each “criminal” killed by his...
STANDPOINT | A Vote for peace

STANDPOINT | A Vote for peace

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STANDPOINT | When is Mary Jane Veloso coming home?

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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

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39 OFWs in Saudi complain abuse, seek repatriation

39 OFWs in Saudi complain abuse, seek repatriation

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Photography

  • PRESCHOOLER

    A four-​year old ​L​umad preschooler from White Culaman, Kitaotao, Bukindon is ready to go to his class in​side​ the UCCP ​H​aran​ compound in Davao City​. The disp​l​aced ​Lumad​s​ ​are staying inside the church-owned compound for a year and a half due to massive militarization in their community. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • PHOTO ESSAY | Thousands arrive at Duterte’s thanksgiving party

    The Davao City Police Office has estimated a crowd of 500,000 during Saturday’s “One Love, One Nation” thanksgiving party for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

  • AFTERNOON SCENE

    A printed shirt vendor snatch​es​ a nap while waiting ​for customers. A man nearby makes a fancy necklace, Friday afternoon in San Pedro street. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • PHOTOS | Thousands of workers march in Davao on Labor Day

    An estimate of 6,000 workers joined the Labor Day march here on Sunday, May 1. Workers took to the streets their calls to end contractualization and for higher wages.

  • PHOTOS | Socsksargen farmers declare ‘victory’ after 5-days of protest

    After five days of protest pressuring government agencies here to act on the demands for food aids, the farmers from South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos on Monday, April 25 got 2,000 sacks of rice from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Quick Reaction fund.

  • PEOPLE’S PARK

    Life-size cartoon characters displayed at the People’s Park entertain the children passing by. (Ace R.Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • VENDOR

    A foreigner is seen here selling sorbetes or dirty ice cream in Rizal Park. (Ace R.Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • WEIGHT LIFTER

    A man carries around 100 kilograms of vegetables at Bankerohan Public Market for a price of 20 pesos per sack. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • BAUG-HON

    This is rice for another day for Crecencia Manlakatan, a 39-year old peasant. She dries the left-over cooked rice under the sun, explaining that when the leftover rice hardens, it can be cooked again like ordinary rice. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

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