• ‘PAG-ABLI SA KADAYAWAN’ 

    A colorful papier-mache Philippine Eagle flies above the stage to complete the Kadayawan 2017 logo as Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio bangs the gong during the opening of the 32nd Kadayawan Festival at the Magsaysay Park on Monday, Aug. 14. (More…) (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • RACE OF DRAGONS

    Dragon boat race teams from all over the country row their way to the finish line on Saturday’s (August 12) Dragon Boat Festival 2017 held at the Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City. The festival is one of this year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw events. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • TRADE EXPO

    The 2017 Mindanao Trade Expo formally opens on Friday, August 11 at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City and features locally-made products from Mindanao. The event will run until August 20. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

  • ALL SMILES

    The 11 candidates to this year’s Hiyas ng Kadayawan pose for the cameras in a press conference on Thursday, August 10 at the Star Hotel in Davao City. The candidates were selected by their tribes to represent them to the competition which will be held on August 18. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

    Members of Lumad group Kalumaran Mindanao hold a picket at San Pedro Street in observance of the International Day of the Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday, August 9. The group also announced the Lakbayan 2017, where thousands of Lumad and Moro people will travel to the capital for a protest caravan. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • CEREMONIAL LIGHTING

    (L-R) Indonesian Consulate Consul General, Berlian Napitupulu, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Malaysian Consulate Representative Hon. Saiful Nizam Wahid lead the ceremonial lighting of the the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) lantern held in front of the City Hall, Tuesday, August 8. (More…) (Robby Joy D. Salveron/davaotoday.com)

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STATEMENT| Attaining peace through active pursuit of justice and meaningful change

STATEMENT| Attaining peace through active pursuit of justice and meaningful change

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STATEMENT| No significant change on the situation of PHL's indigenous people

STATEMENT| No significant change on the situation of PHL's indigenous people

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OPEN LETTER| Letter from prison by IFI Bishop Carlo Morales

OPEN LETTER| Letter from prison by IFI Bishop Carlo Morales

We look for the president’s promise of change: the socio-economic reforms and political reforms that require the president’s political will to control the resistance of the oligarch and political dynasties...
FULL TEXT | Letter of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to Mega Harbour

FULL TEXT | Letter of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to Mega Harbour

I do not wish to belabor with you on the merits and bases of the joint venture agreement. We can save that argument for the right time and the proper...
FULL TEXT | State of the Bakwit Address

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STATEMENT| The danger of deranged solutions

STATEMENT| The danger of deranged solutions

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CHR to probe martial law-related violations in Misamis Oriental

CHR to probe martial law-related violations in Misamis Oriental

The Commission on Human Rights-10 (CHR-10) will investigate the complaint of two civilians who were accused as Communist rebels by state agents in the wake of the massive evacuation of...
Officials fear increase of evacuees in Misamis Oriental  as fighting between NPAs, gov't intensifies

Officials fear increase of evacuees in Misamis Oriental as fighting between NPAs, gov't intensifies

More rural villagers are expected to arrive at the evacuation center in the municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental after a group of armed men ​believed to be ​members of the...
Lumad group files HRV complaints at CHR-10

Lumad group files HRV complaints at CHR-10

Northern Mindanao’s indigenous peoples (IPs) are still optimistic President Rodrigo Duterte will act on their complaints of alleged abuses perpetrated by state agents against them as they submitted a report...
Ombudsman indicts ex-Leyte solon for P24-M pork barrel scam

Ombudsman indicts ex-Leyte solon for P24-M pork barrel scam

The Office of the Ombudsman indicted former Leyte Representative Eduardo Veloso with graft and malversation for the alleged used of his P24 million pork barrel funds....
Parojinog siblings brought to Manila for inquest proceedings, detention

Parojinog siblings brought to Manila for inquest proceedings, detention

Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog and his brother Reynaldo, Jr. aka Dodo were brought to Manila, 7:00 am today, to be turned over to the Regional Trial Court Branch 89 of...
Lanao del Norte lawmaker calls Congress to probe Napolcom order

Lanao del Norte lawmaker calls Congress to probe Napolcom order

A Lanao del Norte lawmaker has urged appropriate committees in the Lower House to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, into the order of the National Police Commission (Napolcom)...

Photography

  • TRIBUTE TO PEOPLES’ HEROES

    Prior to their march to Congress to protest the second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 24 workers from Southern Mindanao Region light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City and paid tribute to the martyrs of the people who offered their lives for the masses. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

  • ROCK FORMATION

    This rock formation that resembles a small island is found in Cape San Agustin in Governor Generoso town, Davao Oriental which faces the Celebes Sea. Cape San Agustin lies at the tip of the southeastern part of Mindanao. (Zea Io Ming c. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • PAROLA

    This photo taken on Sunday, July 16 shows the famous Parola (lighthouse) in Governor Generos town in Davao Oriental which was built in 1938. The place is frequently visited by tourists who want to get a panoramic view of the Celebes Sea. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • SHADE OF BLUE

    A painter brushes the rolling gates of a shopping mall with blue paint in San Pedro Street in Davao City on Tuesday, July 4. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • AFTERNOON RIDE

    Three men venture for an afternoon boat ride in the calm sea waters in Iligan Bay. As tensions continue in the nearby Marawi City, navy boats have been patrolling the area as part of measures to ensure security at the ports and other facilities in the area. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

  • MORNING SCOUR

    A resident does an early morning scour along the beaches of Linamon town in Lanao del Norte for edible seashells. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS| Burying the unclaimed victims of Marawi siege

    Davaotoday.com witnessed the loading of the unclaimed dead bodies in wooden coffins from the funeral parlor, their transport that passed through the city proper of Iligan and their burial at Dalipuga Public Cemetery on Thursday, June 15.

  • IN PHOTOS | Several soldiers wounded in Marawi

    A convoy of several army trucks transported wounded soldiers in a hospital here Friday afternoon.

  • IN PHOTOS | War taking its toll on civilians in Marawi

    Children, considered as the most vulnerable, experience uneasiness and distress inside the evacuation centers. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com photo)

  • 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)

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