Victims of alleged illegal recruitment seek support from local office of Migrante Davao as they file complaint with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in Davao City. The 27 victims are residents of Lupon, Davao Oriental who claimed they already gave P40,000 to P100,000 to a Korean national and his Filipino to facilitate their job placement to what appeared to be non-existing jobs in South Korea. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)


    Campus journalists mark the 56th month commemoration of the Maguindanao massacre during the opening of the Press Freedom Week. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)


    Kilusang Mayo Uno spokesperson Romulado Basilio discusses the plight of the workers in the militant unions’ version of State of the Workers Address. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)


    A power firm released 114 newly-hatched hawkbill turtles, known locally as pawikan, in a 37-hectare nesting ground Marine Protected Area sanctuary in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)


    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte refuses to turn over custody of arrested suspected child couriers to their parents, in a consultation with Social Welfare chief Malou Bermudo. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

Teachers to wear black armbands vs. corruption, low pay

Teachers to wear black armbands vs. corruption, low pay

Teachers across the country mounted a protest action today dubbed as “Black armband Friday” to demand increase in their salary and to condemn President Benigno Aquino III’s “arrogant defense” of his controversial use of government savings called Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).