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Gabriela decries closure of PH's busiest maternal hospital

The Gabriela Women's Party decried the announced closure of the government-run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Sta. Cruz, Manila....read more

Night market still open to accept vendors

Although already crowded, the night market located along Roxas avenue here is still open to vendors who wish to sell...read more

Gabriela: UNA’s ‘naughty’ campaign is exploitation of women

Women’s group Gabriela warned the United Nationalist Alliance of its recent campaign sortie which hired “entertainers” in Sagñay, Camarines Sur....read more

Over 500T victims of HRVs under PNoy -rights group

The human rights group​, Karapatan, ​said that political killing​s and ​illegal arrests ​have ​continue​d​ within ​the ​remaining weeks before ​the...read more

Gov’t troops reminded to remain apolitical

Acting​ Armed Forces Chief Lt. Gen​.​ Glorioso V. Miranda reminded government forces to remain apolitical....read more

Colmenares: I don’t trust the 'PCOS' machines

Senatorial candidate Rep. Neri Colmenares of Bayan Muna partylist has urged voters to guard their votes fearing electoral fraud....read more
  • MOMENT OF PEACE

    A member of the New People’s Army and a police escort shake hands as they meet during the NPAs release of its captured soldiers in San Luis, Agusan del Sur. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

    PDP-Laban standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte clenches his fist as he greets the crowd during the release of the New People’s Army prisoners in San Luis, Agusan del Sur on Tuesday, May 3. Duterte also received six prisoners of war released by the NPAs last week. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • FREED SOLDIERS

    (From left) Privates First Class Glen Austria and Diven Tawide are released by the New People’s Army in the presence of presidential aspirant Rodrigo R. Duterte in San Luis, Agusan del Sur on Tuesday, May 3. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • PHOTOS | Thousands of workers march in Davao on Labor Day

    An estimate of 6,000 workers joined the Labor Day march here on Sunday, May 1. Workers took to the streets their calls to end contractualization and for higher wages.

  • HOMELESS

    A beggar puts up his shanty home in a corner along Anda street, Davao City which is covered with huge campaign materials.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • RED STREET

    Thousands of workers from different provinces in Southern Mindanao march in Davao City to commemorate the 130th International Labor day, Sunday afernoon. The march ended at the Rizal Park where the workers held their program. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

Today’s Views

A historical curse

A historical curse

A few months ago, I wrote the following article, having sensed an ominous goings-on in our country’s political scene wherein the son “Junior” of the late Dictator Ferdinand Marcos as a member of the Philippine Senate seemed to be exuding confidence cum braggadocio to further push his political fortunes in the coming presidential elections.

Approximating women’s voice

Approximating women’s voice

The pre-2016 elections period may be the most monitored in terms of controversies and black propaganda, and marred with malevolence and gendered discourses. Mind you the May 9, 2016 elections may turn to be the most awaited, legendary and historic.

Manipulated

Manipulated

It is interesting that such accusations are lobbed only at protest actions that are led by the uneducated and the unwashed. Do you hear similar opinions regarding 1986 EDSA or EDSA Dos? It is interesting how quickly we forget the pivotal role of the youth in changing the course of history. Would you call Martial Law student activists as simply “cute” or “impulsive”?

El Niño massacre (Part 1 of 2)

El Niño massacre (Part 1 of 2)

The government already knew about El Niño as early as last year, which they predicted to be the longest in the past 65 years. In fact, the government declared some provinces of Mindanao under the state of calamity.

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Stand Point

STANDPOINT | Narratives of the marginalized

STANDPOINT | Narratives of the marginalized

The media is indeed an arena of struggle. As a political and economically-driven social institution, it provides a space for the production of multiple viewpoints of diverse fields of interest....
STANDPOINT | When is Mary Jane Veloso coming home?

STANDPOINT | When is Mary Jane Veloso coming home?

"What do you say when Mary Jane's youngest 6 year old son pulls you aside and coyly whispers in a bashful tone: "Atorni, iuwi nyo na nanay ko ah"? (...
STANDPOINT | Peace group: Leave no stone unturned in Kidapawan probe

STANDPOINT | Peace group: Leave no stone unturned in Kidapawan probe

AOP stands for and supports universal respect for human rights and human dignity, as we believe that it is the duty of the state to uphold and protect the fundamental...
The politics of heckling

The politics of heckling

Heckling is culturally embedded in Philippine politics. It is popularly construed as disturbance of a current activity through interrupting, questioning or shouting at the other party as in the case...
STANDPOINT| Elect an alternative to this anti-people government

STANDPOINT| Elect an alternative to this anti-people government

Drought is avoidable only if these farmers have access to water services. Poverty and hunger is preventable only if the people have the equal share and access to resources. Disaster...
STANDPOINT | Specter of capitalism, culture of resistance, and the Lumad

STANDPOINT | Specter of capitalism, culture of resistance, and the Lumad

The State in collusion with its mining capitalist-conspirators deploys military and paramilitary forces to ensure elitist economic gains from mining and mineral explorations. As a result of militarization, the Lumad...

Regions

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...
Youth groups seek SC help to extend voters registration

Youth groups seek SC help to extend voters registration

A few days before the last day of the voter registration period for the upcoming 2016 national elections, Kabataan Partylist, along with several other youth leaders, filed a petition before...
Duterte tops Bicol's online news presidential polls

Duterte tops Bicol's online news presidential polls

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte still tops at 51.81 % public approval over Mar Roxas with 37.75 % in the online survey conducted by online news BicolToday.com....
Ifugao village denounces death threats vs. councilman

Ifugao village denounces death threats vs. councilman

In a community petition and barangay resolution, the villagers of Barangay Tulludan of this town denounced the death threat and false accusations made against their barangay council member, Nonoy Bungtiwen...
Online libel non-existing; libel rap on newsman Bandol before enactment of Cyber Crime Law

Online libel non-existing; libel rap on newsman Bandol before enactment of Cyber Crime Law

By law, the online news cannot be defined legally as a” publication” since the existing libel law then, was limited to printed publication and broadcast media....
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...

Photography

  • PHOTOS | Thousands of workers march in Davao on Labor Day

    An estimate of 6,000 workers joined the Labor Day march here on Sunday, May 1. Workers took to the streets their calls to end contractualization and for higher wages.

  • PHOTOS | Socsksargen farmers declare ‘victory’ after 5-days of protest

    After five days of protest pressuring government agencies here to act on the demands for food aids, the farmers from South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos on Monday, April 25 got 2,000 sacks of rice from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Quick Reaction fund.

  • PEOPLE’S PARK

    Life-size cartoon characters displayed at the People’s Park entertain the children passing by. (Ace R.Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • VENDOR

    A foreigner is seen here selling sorbetes or dirty ice cream in Rizal Park. (Ace R.Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • WEIGHT LIFTER

    A man carries around 100 kilograms of vegetables at Bankerohan Public Market for a price of 20 pesos per sack. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • BAUG-HON

    This is rice for another day for Crecencia Manlakatan, a 39-year old peasant. She dries the left-over cooked rice under the sun, explaining that when the leftover rice hardens, it can be cooked again like ordinary rice. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • TRICKY BUSINESS

    A man shows his magic tricks using playing cards along San Pedro Street in Davao City. Secrets to the magic tricks can be had if one buys his cards.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • Photos: Isla Verde Fire

    Fire razed at least 40 houses in a coastal village here on Wednesday, February 17.

  • CATNAP

    After a day’s work, this worker grabs the opportunity to take a nap after having his dinner inside a huge culvert along Anda Street, Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • TANGLED

    Cable wires along Ilustre Street curl up toward Duterte Street in Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

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