Environment secretary Gina Lopez announces on Monday, Oct. 24 that the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources will no longer accept new mining permit applications. Lopez attnted a dialogue with the leaders of the indigenous and Moro peoples alliance, Sandugo, at the University of the Philippines Diliman. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., leads the launching of Kilusang Pagbabago in support of the policies of President Rodrigo Duterte at the Rizal Memorial Colleges gymnasium in Davao City on Sunday, Oct. 23. Evasco encourages the people from barangay level up to national level to get involve in remolding the system of governance. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Porferio Tuna (second from left), National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultant from Southern Mindanao Region joins the launching of the Kilusang Pagbabago Davao Region. Tuna said they accepted the invitation to share the NDF’s viewpoint on President Rodrigo Duterte’s actions towards change. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
Members of the newly-launched “Kilusang Pagbabago” in Davao Region take their oath to be part the Duterte administration’s plans for change at the Rizal Memorial Colleges gymnasium on Sunday, Oct.23. A similar formation and launching of the same group in barangay level will also be initiated by Duterte’s supporters. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte from different regions in Mindanao gather for the launching of “Kilusang Pagbabago” in Southern Mindanao Region on Sunday, Oct.23. The launching held in Rizal Memorial Colleges Gymnasium Sunday is to educate the members about the policies of the Duterte administration. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
A Lumad woman in Malagos, Calinan district Davao City prepares a ring of wire where she will put the handmade indigenous accessory called “tikus” to sell outside the Philippine Eagle Center. A tikus can be worn on the wrist or leg. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
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The city government unveiled Tuesday the memorial marker at the blast site in Roxas avenue.
Minutes before signing the joint statement on the second round of talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the heads of both Parties took a short break at the Holmenfjord Hotell here in Asker, a municipality part of the Akershus county in the Oslo region in Norway. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Close to a thousand participants composed of indigenous people and Moro from different parts of Mindanao staged a cultural night at Bankerohan gymnasium Friday, Oct. 7 to kick-off the group’s national caravan.
Presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza and National Democratic Front of the Philippines chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison share light moments together before the formal opening of the second round of the peace talks at the Holmenfjord Hotell in Oslo, Norway on Thursday night, October 6, 2016. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Mothers with kids are among the more than 100,000 cyclists who travel to work, school or shops in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Multisectoral groups commemorated both the International Day of Peace and the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration here last Wednesday, September 21.
National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra visited the Lumad evacuees inside a church compound here Thursday morning, September 22.
Activists marched in Davao City to commemorate the 44th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by former President Ferdinand Marcos on Wednesday, September 21. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Women leaders from various groups light their candles to continue the call for justice for the victims of the Davao blast on Tuesday, September 13. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Activists here protested the United States “war on terror” coinciding with the commemoration of 9/11 attacks 15 years ago. The protesters also expressed support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan of pursuing “an independent foreign policy.”