• SIGN OF PEACE

    Members of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines greet one another at the Holy Mass inside the ballroom of the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands on Sunday, May 28. The photo shows a sign of hope on the resumption of the fifth round of the peace talks which the Parties continue to deliberate. (Photo by Altermidya)

  • LIGHT MOOD

    The peace panels from the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines manage to share laughter as they resume session at the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands on Sunday morning (4pm PHT). (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

    (L-R) Government peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III and Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza appear to be discussing the final instructions from Malacañang related to the resumption of the fifth round of talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines on on Saturday evening, May 27 (around 12 am PHT, May 28). The Parties meet in a panel to panel discussion at the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk Aan Zee, in the Netherlands.(Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • HOPEFUL

    Members of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace panels pose for a photo op together with the officials of the Royal Norwegian Government hosting the fifth round of talks at the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands on Saturday evening, May 27 (around 12 am PHT, May 28). (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • DISPLACED FAMILIES

    As the fighting continues in Marawi City, thousands of evacuees are now staying temporarily in nearby towns and in Iligan City in Lanao del Norte. Photo shows some evacuees who are being provided with supplies by a team from the ARMM-HEART in Barangay Tomas Cabili in Iligan City on Saturday, May 27. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)

  • STREET FIGHT

    Fighting continue to erupt in abandoned streets in Marawi City, such as shown in this photo where members of the mobile force of the Philippine National Police in the area are engaging the snipers from the side of the Maute group on Saturday, May 27. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)

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Photography

  • SUMMER RIDE

    The crew of a passenger boat leaving the Island Garden City of Samal for Davao City sits comfortably as the seas are calm and the passengers Monday afternoon, May 22, 2017 are just few amidst the end of the summer season. (Photo by KJ Millondaga)

  • SUMMER IS FUN

    A boy plunges into the clear and cold sea waters of a resort in Canibad, Island Garden City of Samal. The island is among the popular destinations in Davao region during summer. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)

  • FISHERFOLKS

    Two fishermen tend their boat on the coast of a fishing village near Sta. Ana Port in Davao City on Wednesday, April 12. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • CHURCH’S BELL TOWER

    Two workers brave the midday heat while working on the reconstruction of the San Pedro Cathedral Bell Tower along San Pedro Street, Davao City on Thursday, April 6. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • IN BLOOM

    Vicky Divinagracia, 55, arranges her flowers outside the Sangguniang Panlungsod in Davao City on Tuesday afternoon, Mar. 28. Divinagracia is a flower vendor for more than three decades. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS| UP Fighting Maroons vs De La Salle Green Archers in Davao City

    The crowd fill the Davao City Recreation Center on Sunday, March 26 to watch the UP Fighting Maroons and the De La Salle Green Archers during the 80th Araw Ng Dabaw Commercial Basketball Tournament. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano)

  • 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.

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