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Traders urged to follow SRPs

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is urging the business sector in Davao Region to strictly follow the approved...read more

Military to deal with new armed group

The Palace disclosed that the armed forces is confronting a new armed group in the country but assured that the...read more

First subway project endorsed for President’s approval

The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center will endorse two infrastructure projects, including the P370-billion Mass Transit System Loop (MTSL), for approval...read more

Commuters blame privatization for train decay

Train commuters believe that privatization, not low fares, caused train deterioration of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT) and...read more

Labor center to demand new minimum wage

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP)-Nagkaisa will demand for a new minimum living wage when the government wage...read more

Oplan Kandado effective in tax collection campaign says official

An official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Davao Region said that Oplan Kandado, which padlocks businesses that do...read more
  • ELUSIVE JUSTICE

    Members of the women’s group Gabriela picket outside the Commission on Human Rights office in Davao City to demand explanation why there had been no arrest yet of the killers of Rebelyn Pitao, daughter of guerrilla leader Ka Parago. Pitao was killed on March 5, 2009 while she was going home after a days work at a public elementary school outside the city. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • REINVENTED

    James Zimmerman, chairperson of the Araw ng Dabaw Executive Committee, says there will be a shift from traditional to modern style of the Mutya ng Dabaw pageant to make it more interesting to the public. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • ONLY ONE TRUTH

    Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator, Mohagher Iqbal, believes there is only one truth on the Mamasapano encounter that he hopes will come out from the investigations by different government agencies. Iqbal speaks before members of the media in Davao City in a roundtable discussion organized by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on Thursday. (Johannes Paul Garado/davaotoday.com)

  • CANDLE OFFERING

    Mayor Rodrigo Duterte offers a candle during the 12th year anniversary of the bombing in the old Davao airport Wednesday. The airport was bombed last March 4, 2003. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • THANKFUL

    Restituto Paral, 56 years old is one of the survivors of the bombing in the old Sasa airport that claimed 21 lives twelve years ago. Paral says he is thankful to the local government of Davao specially to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the continued support for his family. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • ON GOOD SERVICE

    AIR ASIA marketing manager, Len Carcam,(right with microphone) gives assurance of good service to passengers during the Visit Davao Tours in a media forum on Wednesday.

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Remembering Bud Dajo

Remembering Bud Dajo

At around these days in March 1906, a gruesome event—the Bud Dajo Massacre— occurred in the island of Sulu six years after the United States of America had established its colonial rule over the whole Philippine archipelago.

Filipino Women and the US-RP Relations

Filipino Women and the US-RP Relations

The Mamasapano clash on January 25, 2015 between the Philippine National Police Special Action Force commandos and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (allegedly joined by Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and private armies) marks another historic botch in the country.

Not Sayang

Not Sayang

Their leave-takings are sad, but not sayang. Never sayang.

The left was right: Two decades of Pierced Agriculture under WTO

The left was right: Two decades of Pierced Agriculture under WTO

For more than twenty years since the Philippines ratified its membership at the World Trade Organization (WTO) the already backward Philippine agricultural economy suffered more and more defeats.

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Mindaphobia and the Historical Injustices in Mindanao

Mindaphobia and the Historical Injustices in Mindanao

Mindanao is endowed with the largest and the richest natural resources in the Philippines yet majority of its tri-people, lowly Christian settlers included, are robbed of its blessing. Many...
A Christmas wish for the Lumads

A Christmas wish for the Lumads

The first story of Christmas was the story of Jesus’ parents who arrived at Bethlehem from a long trip and went from house to house to find a bed so...
Why suffer the children

Why suffer the children

One of the condemnable things during the December 9 bus bombing in Maramag, Bukidnon was that dozens of students from high school and college were not spared from the incident....
Fight for genuine freedom of information law

Fight for genuine freedom of information law

There is no reason to rejoice over the recent approval of the consolidated bill on Freedom of Information (FOI) in the House at the committee level, and the approval of...
Five years the Ampatuan Massacre: Aquino must be held accountable

Five years the Ampatuan Massacre: Aquino must be held accountable

Five years after the massacre of 58 men and women including 32 journalists in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao, justice remains elusive and impunity still reigns....
Thumbing down the Snob

Thumbing down the Snob

For a president conscious of his “popular” image, Noynoy Aquino’s recent appearance in Davao and Samar showed him as somewhat inaccessible....

Regions

39 OFWs in Saudi complain abuse, seek repatriation

39 OFWs in Saudi complain abuse, seek repatriation

Pope Francis may have thrilled the country during his visit, but his reminder to recognize migrant workers and heed their needs is yet to have its effect on government officials...
Militarization, harassment of nuns mar Pope’s visit to Leyte

Militarization, harassment of nuns mar Pope’s visit to Leyte

Tacloban City captured the attention and the desire of Pope Francis to show solidarity with the survivors of the strongest supertyphoon to make landfall in history. “I felt that I...
Cabuyao not spared by the tourist invasion

Cabuyao not spared by the tourist invasion

Residents of Cabuyao complained about garbage and damage to crops left by tourists during the yuletide season in the area of Cabuyao....
State troops beat up two teen-age citizens in Sorsogon

State troops beat up two teen-age citizens in Sorsogon

Two teenagers were badly beaten by Army CAFGU men on the night of January 9, 2015 at sitio Tondo, Porog, this town....

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  • HOPE FOR A REAL HOME

    Nina Bongasoy, 81 years old, a member of the Kalagan tribe, hails from Pindasan, Mabini, Compostela Valley Province. She dreams to have a real home as they currently occupy a small hut along Magallanes Street for 3 years already. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • PER KILO

    This porter receives 20 pesos for carrying 70 to 100 kilograms of vegetables and fruits in Bankerohan market. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • FOR SAFETY

    The Manobos are alarmed with the new declaration of a pangayaw, or tribal war, against them.

  • LEARN FROM THE PAST

    Young and elderly attend Wednesday’s commemoration in Davao City of EDSA 1 People Power uprising. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • 2015 Chinese New Year

    City Administrator Atty. Melchor Quitain 4th from left leads the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially start the celebration of the 2015 Chinese New Year.

  • MARKET DAY

    Government employees of the city buy organic rice and vegetables which are sold at Rizal Park on a Friday afternoon. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • VALENTINE GIFT

    Shoppers along JP Laurel Street look around to buy something for their special someone this Valentine’s Day. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • ON THE BENCH

    A man busies himself with his mobile phone, while a couple takes photographs of each other at Magsaysay Park. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • RENEWAL

    Relationship makes it closer discussing future plans at Magsaysay Park, specially during Valentines day. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • ENGAGEMENT

    A teenage girl receives earrings from her boyfriend while dating beside the sea. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

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Truth and Accountability

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