• BOW

    President Rodrigo Duterte thanks the crowd after delivering his speech during the celebration of the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo)

  • IN SOLIDARITY

    Corazon Espinoza, Samahan ng Maralitang Kababaihang Nagkakaisa – Davao City chairperson delivers her message of support to the urban poor women in Bulacan who are occupying thousands of government housing units. Espinoza was among those who joined a protest action along Magallanes Street Friday, March 24. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • QUESTIONABLE

    Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Representative Jericho “Koko” Nograles said the motives, timing, and substance of the impeachment complaint lodged by Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano against President Rodrigo Duterte were questionable. Nograles made the comments on Thursday’s (March 23) Kapehan sa Apo View in Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • NEW POSTAL ID

    Philippine Postal Corporation Marketing Assistant Elmer Obelidhon shows the features of the new Postal Identification Card which has new security features that make it harder to fake. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • PEACE IMPLEMENTING PANELS

    The Implementing Panels of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign on Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 the new Terms of Reference for the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro after a special meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo courtesy of Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process)

  • INFO DRIVE ON LIQUOR BAN

    The City Government of Davao holds an information drive Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Grand Men Seng Hotel on the ordinance​s regarding liquor ban, smoking ban, and prohibition of ​selling liquor to ​minors to remind the bar and club owners and managers of the existing laws. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

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STANDPOINT | Why is Julie Bishop meeting Duterte in the birthplace of his infamous death squads?

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IN PHOTOS: Davao City to give Sorsogon LGU’s P500T financial assistance

IN PHOTOS: Davao City to give Sorsogon LGU’s P500T financial assistance

Chopper carrying advance party of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte lands at Gallanosa National High School, Irosin, Sorsogon. Duterte is set to give out financial assistance to typhoon affected LGUs...
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Duterte tops Bicol's online news presidential polls

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Photography

  • IN PHOTOS| 80th Araw ng Davao civic parade

    DABAW & DIGONG. A float showing a developed Davao City and an image of President Rodrigo Duterte, the city mayor for over 22 years is seen during the Parada Dabawenyo on Thursday, March 16. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • FRESH AND GREEN

    Farmer residents wait for buyers of Pechay, a type of Chinese cabbage, sold for P15 per kilo along the Davao-Bukidnon road in Barangay Baganihan, Marilog district, Davao City on Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017.(Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano)

  • IN PHOTOS: International Women’s Day march in Davao City

    Davaoeñas joined various activities for the commemoration of the 109th International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8.

  • IN PHOTOS: Pets in Davao get free vaccine for Rabies Awareness Month

    Executive No. 84, signed in 1999, declares March as the Rabies Awareness Month to prevent and eradicate rabies that is seen as a dangerous disease of dog transmissible to humans through the bite of an infected animal.

  • ASH WEDNESDAY

    A lay minister at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Mintal, Davao City marks churchgoers’ foreheads ​on Wednesday ​with ashes from burned palm branches ​used from the the previous year’s Palm Sunday mass. March 1 is the observance of the Catholics’ Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten Season.(Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | Duterte supporters rally vs. corruption, drugs in Davao

    Thousands gather in Rizal Park, Davao City on Saturday, Feb. 25 for the “Freedom Rally Against Corruption and Drugs,” an event organized by Kilusang Pagbabago and Hugpong Federal, groups known for supporting President Rodrigo Duterte.

  • IN PHOTOS | New Bangsamoro Transition Commission launched in Davao City 

    Hundreds of Muslims from all over Mindanao gathered at a hotel here to witness the launching of the newly reconstituted Bangsamoro Transition Commission, the group tasked to craft the Bangsamoro Basic Law on Friday, Feb. 24.

  • SOLEMN MOMENT

    In a rare moment of solitude, President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be meditating as he waits for a photo opportunity with members of the newly launched Bangsamoro Transition Commission in Water Front Insular Hotel in Davao City, on Friday, February 24. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | Unity walk for peace in Davao

    Friday’s unity walk was led by several religious groups, namely: the United Church of Christ of the Philippines, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Sisters Association in Mindanao, Exodus for Justice and Peace, respectively.

  • THE WATCHMAKER

    With steady hands and magnifying glass strapped to his eyes, Jun Alfanta, 56, repairs a wristwatch inside his small stall in San Pedro street, Davao City. Alfanta has been in the watch repair business since 1979, when he was still 18 years old. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

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