• BUCANA FIRE

    Fire guts at least 60 houses in a residential area in Purok 2, Barangay 76-A in Davao City Thursday noon, August 9, 2018. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • FINALLY FREE

    Police Inspector Menardo Cui, Deputy Police Chief of Pres. Roxas Municipal PNP, is emotional when the custodial unit of the New People’s Army announced his release on Friday afternoon in a remote village at the boundary of Davao City and Magpet town, North Cotabato. (Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)

  • MASSIVE EVACUATION

    Lumad evacuees walk past a military checkpoint in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga town on Monday, July 16. The military barred the Lumad to enter the center of Barangay Diatagon, the Lumad were only allowed to pass after negotiations. (Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)

  • KULINTANG

    A nun plays the indigenous musical instrument called kulintang at the Kadayawan Village in Magsaysay Park, Davao City. The Kadayawan Village showcases the craftmanship of the 11 tribes of the city through life size replicas of their traditional houses and considered as one of the must-see places during the Kadayawan festival on August. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)

  • COASTAL BYPASS ROAD

    A boy enjoys playing near the beach despite the ongoing implementation of a coastal bypass road project under President Duterte’s Build, Build, Build program. The road project that will traverse from Talomo area to Sta. Ana Pier, is aimed to decongest the heavy traffic now being experienced by commuters in Davao City. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)

  • OATH TAKING

    Newly elected barangay officials in Davao City take their oath before Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio at the Davao City Recreation Center on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

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City vet: Predators of fighting cocks could be rats

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Photography

  • IN PHOTOS: Lumad’s ‘long march’ for refuge in Surigao

    More than 1,600 Lumad evacuees took the national highway on Monday, July 30, in a bid to reach the provincial capital Tandag City, as a protest against the military encampment of their communities.

  • IN PHOTOS: ‘People’s SONA’ in Duterte’s hometown

    In President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown, groups staged a protest rally as he delivered his third State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 23.

  • Surigao Lumads flee from ‘militarized’ communities

    More than a thousand indigenous people from 15 rural villages in the municipalities of San Agustin, Tago, and Lianga, this province fled their homes on Monday, July 15, after a month of military encampment of their communities.

  • 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)

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