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Soldier killed in Davao Oriental ambush

A soldier was killed and another one wounded in a clash against New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao Oriental province...read more

Electric coop leads tree planting and coastal clean-up

The Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative (Dasureco) initiated a tree-planting and coastal clean-up activity in Barangay Aplaya, Digos City on...read more

Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City now a medical center

The Davao Regional Hospital in Apokon, Tagum City is now Davao Regional Medical Center....read more

Malacañang open to tax reduction

The Aquino administration said it is open to the proposed reduction of personal income tax rate on Thursday....read more

DOJ, CHR asked to probe killing of farmer leader in North Cotabato

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas is calling on the Department of Justice and the Commission on Human Rights to conduct...read more

Samal joins nationwide school-based immunization program

The local government of Island Garden City of Samal (IGACoS) will immunize all Grade 1 and Grade 7 students in...read more
  • VENDERS’ SEMINAR

    City Health Office Environment and Sanitation Division Chief Robert Oconer says that they will hold another round of seminar for ambulant venders on September 4 at the Davao City Recreation Center to teach them on proper food handling. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • NOT CRIMINALS

    Members of progressive organizations are mulling to file Writ of Habeas Data against officials of the Crime Detection and Investigation Group to compel them to release the basis why activists were included in the line up of suspects who were charged with human trafficking and kidnapping of the more than 600 Lumad evacuees housed in a church compound in Davao City. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • CUT TREES

    Gil Lestano, operation and maintenance chief of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in Mindanao says they are requesting the local government units in Mindanao to draft laws to cut trees under the power transmission lines found in private lands. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • EARLY PROMOTION

    Eden David, chief tourism officer of the Department of Tourism Region XI, says that the Davao Fun Sale helps promote the different provinces in the region to attract more tourists for the summer. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • LOOK FOR THE BIG ONES

    Bayan Muna representative Karlos Ysagani Zarate tells the Bureau of Customs to go after the big smugglers and not the Balikbayan packages of Overseas Filipino Workers. Bayan Muna partylist recently filed a House Resolution to investigate the moves of the BOC in taxing Balikbayan boxes. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • LIBOLONG

    Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative Bai Halila Sudagar reads Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s statement of support during the gathering of rights advocates at the launching of Solidarity Action Group for Indigenous Peoples and Peasants (SAGIPP) held Monday morning at the Redemptorist Church in Davao City. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

Today’s Views

Patronage Politics: A Swindler’s Act

Patronage Politics: A Swindler’s Act

We have repeatedly criticized and denounced the game of politics prevailing in our country.

Licuanan: Mouthpiece of Neoliberal Education

Licuanan: Mouthpiece of Neoliberal Education

The trouble with the Philippine educational system is that it is foreign-dictated and it is now unmasked when the country’s Commission on Higher Education chief herself, Patricia B. Licuanan. Licuanan was quoted saying that Filipino youth does not have to enter college.

More fitting tributes

More fitting tributes

There are more fitting tributes for those whom the Kadayawan wishes to celebrate.

Fake rice and Philippine democracy

Fake rice and Philippine democracy

Davao region was alarmed recently by the inflow of fake rice in the market and subsequently with fake bihon. Concerns on food safety were raised.

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Stand Point

AlterMidya denounces killings of journalists in Sorsogon, Davao

AlterMidya denounces killings of journalists in Sorsogon, Davao

We condemn the continuing culture of impunity and violence in the country and demand justice for the two victims....
Two-faced  Apology from AFP

Two-faced Apology from AFP

An apology that is not an apology at all. This is how we see the contradicting statements from the resigned Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) spokesman Colonel Eduardo Gubat....
On the World Indigenous People's Day

On the World Indigenous People's Day

Today, August 9, we join with other indigenous peoples around the world to commemorate the World Indigenous Peoples’ Day and celebrate our remarkable achievements, successes and even the hardships and...
BREASTFEEDING TATAY

BREASTFEEDING TATAY

“I believe that breastfeeding is not just about latching. It is more of a holistic family journey to a healthier and wonderful life.”...
Dispatches: President Aquino’s Shameful Silence on Human Rights

Dispatches: President Aquino’s Shameful Silence on Human Rights

Moments after Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III finished his final State of the Nation Address today before Congress, a group of left-wing legislators in the audience unfurled a protest...
ELEGY from the peasant army, NPA, for Comrade Parago

ELEGY from the peasant army, NPA, for Comrade Parago

After 37 years in struggle, you are finally laid to rest....

Regions

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...
Militarization, harassment of nuns mar Pope’s visit to Leyte

Militarization, harassment of nuns mar Pope’s visit to Leyte

Tacloban City captured the attention and the desire of Pope Francis to show solidarity with the survivors of the strongest supertyphoon to make landfall in history. “I felt that I...
Cabuyao not spared by the tourist invasion

Cabuyao not spared by the tourist invasion

Residents of Cabuyao complained about garbage and damage to crops left by tourists during the yuletide season in the area of Cabuyao....

Photography

  • Kadayawan’s ‘Lumadnong Dula’ showcases Davao tribes cultures

    The 30th Kadayawan Festival highlights the “Lumadnong Dula” that was participated in by five tribes in Davao City.

  • BEGGAR’S STREET

    Amid the development in City, beggars came from Davao City can be seen in Bolton street begging penny for their daily needs. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • SAVE UP!

    A man carries on his head several alkansya (coin bank) made of bamboo and sells it around in Davao City downtown area. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • Evacuation camp

    After more than an hour of commotion inside the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran house on Thursday morning, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte calls for a dialogue between the members of the Davao City Police Office, who came together with 2nd district North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco and the Manobo tribal families who sought refuge inside the church compound.

  • Thousands attend Kumander Parago’s burial in Davao City

    The remains of New People’s Army commander Leoncio Pitao, alias Ka Parago, is taken to the cremation room inside Davao Memorial Park past 3:00 pm on Friday.

  • Personalities from politics, media pay tribute to Ka Parago

    Thousands of supporters from many areas in Mindanao attend the Luksang Parangal (tribute) to New People’s Army commander Leoncio Pitao aka Kumander Parago last July 9 at the Davao City Recreation Center.

  • DEVOTEE

    A public utility driver has a Sto. Niño placed on his dashboard. He said the Sto. Niño serves as guide on his daily travel in Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • Farmers say no to entry of large scale mining in Compostela

    Farmers from the Compostela Farmer’s Association (CFA) put up a barricade at the entrance of Agusan Petroleum and Minerals Corporation’s (Agpet) operation site on Friday to demand the halt to its mining explorations in the area.

  • Ramadhan in Davao

    Ramadhan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, starts Thursday. It is the holiest month in the lunar cycle-based Hijiri calendar, and Muslims believe it to be the month when the holy Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

  • Mornings along Magallanes

    One early Friday morning, Alcarlito Lampios parks his trisikad full of his collected trash, mainly recyclable materials, to have a cup of coffee and pan de sal along Magallanes street in Davao City.

Editorial Cartoon

Duterte on Presidency

Duterte on Presidency

Hands off!

Hands off!

Guilty

Guilty

Balikbayan Box

Balikbayan Box

Tug of War

Tug of War

Pamana

Pamana

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