• DAVAO’S BRAVEST

    A firefighter cleared some debris after a fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon in Purok 4, Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C in Davao City that destroyed around 200 houses in the area. (Mary Joy Alferez/davaotoday.com)

  • CHAOS

    Residents of Purok 4, Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C in Davao City were in complete chaos after a fire broke out at around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday that destroyed around 200 houses in the area. (Princess Regina Clamohoy/davaotoday.com)

  • CASUAL TALK

    Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Presidential son Sebastian “Baste” Duterte chat with National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao spokesperson Ka Joaquin Jacinto and the head of the New People’s Army Custodial Unit after the formal release and turn-over ceremony of the eight Prisoners of War on Tuesday, February 19, 2018 in the mountainous part of Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur. (More…) (Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)

  • HEARTS FOR SALE

    Two kids spend their afternoon selling heart-shaped flowers and red balloons to couples spending Valentine’s Day in Davao’s Rizal Park. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • UNAFRAID

    Defying height and the risk on the possibility of an electric shock, these linemen from Davao Light bravely hang themselves in one of the electric poles in Sasa, Davao City on Thursday morning to make some repairs on electrical cables and wires. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • DRAGON DANCE

    Students from Chong Hua High School perform the traditional dragon dance as the Chinese Community in Davao City celebrate Chinese New Year at Rizal Park on Monday, February 4. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

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