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)
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)
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)
Marites Flor, one of the four kidnapped victims 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)
Police Chief Superintendent. Manuel Gaerlan, 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)
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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A four-year old Lumad preschooler from White Culaman, Kitaotao, Bukindon is ready to go to his class inside the UCCP Haran compound in Davao City. The displaced Lumads 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)
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.
A printed shirt vendor snatches a nap while waiting for customers. A man nearby makes a fancy necklace, Friday afternoon in San Pedro street. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
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.
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.
Life-size cartoon characters displayed at the People’s Park entertain the children passing by. (Ace R.Morandante/davaotoday.com)
A foreigner is seen here selling sorbetes or dirty ice cream in Rizal Park. (Ace R.Morandante/davaotoday.com)
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)
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)