• GRADUATION SEASON

    Some women flower vendors failed to sell their flowers after half a day at the graduation ceremonies held at the CAP building last Wednesday. The vendors were not allowed to sell inside the grounds reportedly to prevent congestion. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • IN DEFENSE OF OUR HOMES

    Meranaw women observe their 3pm As’r prayers on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, as they remain vigilant in defending their homes against a demolition threat in Barangay 26-C Salmonan in Davao City. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • CLASS OF 2018

    The Holy Cross of Davao College holds commencement ceremony for 1,261 graduates on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Davao City. (Mara S. Genotiva / davaotoday.com)

  • LUMAD STUDENT CRIES

    Manobo Jan-jan cries while delivering his valedictory speech as he remembers the hardships they have to endure to graduate, despite their being displaced due to the alleged militarization of their communities. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • FIRST DAY

    Newly-appointed Davao City councilor Carmelo “Bebot” Justo Clarion attends his first regular session of the City Council on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Clarion served as the village chief of Barangay Mulig, Toril for eight years before joining the City Council. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • BARRICADE VS DEMOLITION

    The Muslim-Christian community of Lizada St., Silangan in Barangay 26-C, Davao City set up barricades at the entrance of their community to defend their homes against demolition threat on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (More…) (Contributed photo by Bern Pormento)

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STATEMENT | NUJP condemns Army’s attempt to bar reporter from covering Marawi protest

STATEMENT | NUJP condemns Army’s attempt to bar reporter from covering Marawi protest

Statement of National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemning Army’s attempt to bar Davao Today's reporter, Kath M. Cortez, from covering Marawi protest released on March 31, 2018....
STATEMENT | Listen to the cry of the Meranaw

STATEMENT | Listen to the cry of the Meranaw

We appeal to you to let Marawi be rebuilt the way our ancestors did: one house at a time, one masjid at a time. One village at a time. We...
REFLECTION | Crossing borders

REFLECTION | Crossing borders

Year after year, the rituals of Holy Week will come and go. But how have they transform us? Perhaps this year, as we go about the rituals and liturgies, we...
Is ignorance the new sexy?

Is ignorance the new sexy?

To express one’s dissent is of course not the ultimate solution to everything, but it is incorrect to dismiss it as useless. It is only when we talk that we...
FULL TEXT | 'We are running out of time, seize the day!'

FULL TEXT | 'We are running out of time, seize the day!'

Speech of Bro. Carlito "Karl" Gaspar, Ph.D., one of this years' Datu Bago Awardees, during the conferment ceremony on March 13, 2018 held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao...
MANIFESTO | Uphold Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Regions

Father appeals for release of captured pregnant daughter

Father appeals for release of captured pregnant daughter

The father of Susan Guaynon who was injured and captured by the military during its operation against the New Peoples Army last Saturday, April 14, appealed for the release of...
Poll body ready for May local elections, Comelec-10 chief says

Poll body ready for May local elections, Comelec-10 chief says

With the pushing through of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set on May 14, the Commission on Election in the region (Comelec-10) said they are ready to facilitate...
Police, transport monitors up as travelers surge during Lent

Police, transport monitors up as travelers surge during Lent

Police and transport officials in Cagayan de Oro City beefed up their monitoring and alert systems for the surge in the number of travelling persons due to the Lenten season....
Radio network orders drug testing for its workers following arrest of volunteer reporter

Radio network orders drug testing for its workers following arrest of volunteer reporter

Following the arrest of a radio reporter for alleged possession of “shabu” (crystal meth), the management of Radyo Bandera Network (RBN) has ordered all its stations and affiliates to ensure...
Conflict-affected Marawi, ARMM folks get P25M aid from FAO

Conflict-affected Marawi, ARMM folks get P25M aid from FAO

About P25 million in aid was given to residents in some areas of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao who were affected by the Marawi crisis by the United Nations’ Food...
LFS, Army’s 4ID exchange accusations over military presence in campuses

LFS, Army’s 4ID exchange accusations over military presence in campuses

The League of Filipino Students (LFS) in Northern Mindanao condemned the presence of soldiers in schools as the Phil. Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) accused the progressive youth group of...

Photography

  • IN PHOTOS: IronMan 70.3 Davao highlights

    The biggest triathlon event of the year, the Alveo IronMan 70.3 Davao, drew record 1,780 participants from over 45 countries that included past IronMan winners, triathlon champions, rising contenders and aspiring athletes all gathered at the event held in Azuela Cove, Lanang, Davao City.

  • MANOBO CRAFT

    MANOBO CRAFT. A Manobo woman sells rattan crafts during the Araw ng Davao Parada Dabawenyo on March 16. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS: A parade of Davao’s strength and diversity

    This year’s Parada Dabawenyo which began its route at Roxas Avenue, highlighted the different colors and faces of Davaoeños as the city of Davao celebrates its 81st birthday. With 325 contingents, the five-hour parade was well received by locals and foreigners alike.

  • DRYING

    In this photo taken in February 20, 2018, a farmer at Sitio Datal Bong Langon in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato dries corn kernels. Only few people were left at the village after the massive evacuation brought by the incident that happened last December 3, 2017, when eight T’boli-Dulangan Manobo including tribal leader Datu Victor Danyan were killed by alleged military forces. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • USUAL DAY

    An old couple from Marawi City trim​ their​ white hair inside Buru-on evacuation center in Iligan City Wednesday afternoon. They are among the thousands of Marawi ​City ​residents who los​t​ their house​s​ ​to the five-month-long war ​last year ​between ​government​ forces and ​armed fighters of the ​terrorist Maute group. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS: As killings continue

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The roads were already packed with clogged with cars even before the protesters trooped into the…

  • PLAY TIME

    A rainy weekend means play time for six-year-old Janwel Alberca and eight-year-old Doydoy Nuñez, students of Talomo Central Elementary School, as they glide through the slippery tiles of Nograles Park in Puan, Davao City on Sunday, September 24. (Kenneth Paul Senarillos/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | Remembering the late dictator

    MANILA, Philippines – More than a thousand Lumad and Moro trooped to the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Monday, September…

  • BIRDS FOR SALE

    Unaware of the avian flu virus that led to the killing of thousands of chickens and other fowls in Luzon, this woman sells these wild birds at P200 each in Cagayan de Oro City. Experts suspected the avian flu was transported from one area to another through migratory birds. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)

  • LOOK: In Kadayawan, a profusion of colors and smiles

    Indak-Indak, Kadayawan’s biggest drawing card, in pictures

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