• BYE MAYOR

    Farmers in an undisclosed area in Compostela Valley wave to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as he left on a helicopter with released army Sergeant Jeric Curay who was held by the New People’s Army for 18 days. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • FAREWELL SHAKE

    Captured Army Sergeant Jeric Curay (right) shakes hands with the custodial unit of the New People’s Army Comval-North Davao subregion, whom he said had treated him well in his 18 days of captivity. Curay was released on Wednesday at a NPA area in Compostela Valley. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • SOLIDARITY DANCE OF KALIWAT THEATRE & TALAINGOD MANOBOS

    In an Earth Day cultural performance at Davao City People’s Park, world-renowned Kaliwat Theatre Collective performed an original song while Talaingod Manobo evacuees joined in a dance. The performance was part of a benefit concert to raise awareness on human rights and mining issues in Talaingod, Davao del Norte. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • FARMERS VS GOLDEN RICE

    Farmers with scientists and environment advocates gathered in Ateneo de Davao University to express opposition to the genetically-modified golden rice variety being promoted by multinationals. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • SPEARED

    Teody Mansimuy-at, leader of the Talaingod Manobo group Salugpugan ‘Ta Tanu Igkanugon, uses a spear to symbolically hit government agencies they claimed had allowed foreign mining companies to encroach their ancestral domain. This rally took place at the Mines and Geosciences Bureau during the Earth Day commemoration. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • SCRAPING FOR FOOD

    A child from one of the 1,000 familes who lost their homes to the Isla Verde fire scrapes rice from the cooking pot. Families said they not only lost their homes but their savings as well to cope with their temporary stay at the Mini-Forest in Boulevard. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • In Photos : Art in defense of women

    “We believe that Art should not be for Art’s sake. It should mirror the dreams and aspirations for the women’s struggle for emancipation,”Ilagan said.

  • Homeless again, the Badjaos of Isla Verde

    The April 4 fire that left 3,000 families homeless along Quezon Boulevard included 200 families belonging to the indigenous people called Badjaos.

  • PICKING-UP THE PIECES

    Residents pick-up materials they can use to repair their homes after a big fire engulfed around 3000 houses in Barangays 23-C, 21 and 22 in Davao City Friday night. A total of 2,245 families were affected and are temporarily staying at nearby schools, according to the City Social Services and Development Office.

  • In Photos : The exodus of Talaingod Ata Manobos

    Some 1,500 Ata Manobos left their villages last April 1 in the hinterlands of Talaingod, Davao del Norte after what they said were harassments brought by military troops occupying their communities for weeks.