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Martial law victims campaign Vs return of Marcoses

Their fight against the dictatorship of former President Ferdinand Marcos continues as relatives of victims of the dictatorship and more

PDP Laban welcomes junking of Duterte’s DQ cases

The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Laban welcomed the decision of the Commission on Elections which junked the disqualification cases against party more

‘More child exploitation with EDCA’

A child-rights group expressed worry that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement signed between the government and the United States more

Solon vows to impede passage of PPP bill

A party list lawmaker is fighting tooth and nail to impede a passage of a bill institutionalizing the government’s more

Another economic zone to rise in Davao region

A 63-hectare agri-industrial economic zone will soon rise adjacent to Mindanao’s busiest international more

War crimes ‘sorry’ hoped for as Japan monarch visits PH

As Japan’s reigning monarch makes a state visit to Philippines this week, activists here think it is time for more

    A traditional dance is performed at a Davao City mall on Monday, February 8, as part of the Chinese New Year celebration. (Ace R. Morandante/


    Sheena Duazo, convenor of election watchdog Kontra-Daya Southern Mindanao, says they found anomalous voters in Davao Region listed on the Commission on Elections’ website. (Ace R. Morandante/


    Julia Jasmine Sta. Romana, project manager for DAKILA-Davao, talks about the importance of green spaces in urban areas. Her group calls for the public to oppose the City Council’s decision to remove the mandatory 10 percent green space requirement for new and future development projects. (Ace R. Morandante/


    (From left) Florentino De La Cruz, 81, receives P3,500 monthly pension while Numeriano Argomido, 82, receives P4,000. Both joined the protest rally in front of the regional office of the Social Security System (SSS) in Bajada, Davao City to push congress to override the vetoed P2,000 pension hike increase on the last day of session. The Congress adjourned the session on Wednesday, February 2, without discussing the override. (Medel V. Hernani/


    Col Casiano Monilla, 10th ID assistant commander, says the military will file a case against progressive groups who allegedly destroy the image of the Armed Forces of the Philippines once the Philippine National Police finishes their probe into the attacks against the activists and small scale miners in Compostela Valley. Activists claim the military is behind the attacks. (Ace R. Morandante/


    Hanimay Suazo, secretary general of the group Karapatan-SMR says the Army uses dirty tactics to evade culpability in the attacks against activists in the region. The 10th Infantry Division is mulling to file charges against groups who are allegedly destroying the image of the military. (Ace R. Morandante/


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It’s the way of the clown

It’s the way of the clown

​Traditional Politics or what we have figuratively transform ed to read and sound “Trapo” has been with us since time immemorial.

Of vows

Of vows

Just two days before New Year and two days after my own daughter’s Catholic church wedding rites, the CBCP President, Bishop Socrates Villegas, made a statement that the wedding liturgy stands as is.

Let’s Dance, Rebel Rebel

Let’s Dance, Rebel Rebel

I was never a hardcore David Bowie fan, I was born a bit too late for his explosive breakthrough and heyday in the 1970s.

Tell me now

Tell me now

Our farmlands continue to bleed. In Southern Mindanao region, three cases of extra-judicial killings happened in less than a week.


Stand Point

What killed Ka Eddik?

What killed Ka Eddik?

We rage and revolt -- even in prison -- at how our beloved comrade in the fight for the people's basic interests and comprehensive social changes, Eduardo "Ka Eddik" Serrano,...
An indefatigable defender of press freedom and democracy

An indefatigable defender of press freedom and democracy

The Makabayan Coalition is one with the nation in expressing its deep sorrow and sense of loss at the death of Letty Jimenez Magsanoc, editor in chief of the Philippine...
Ampatuan Massacre, a grim symbol of reigning impunity under Aquino

Ampatuan Massacre, a grim symbol of reigning impunity under Aquino

It is Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s last year in office but justice remains elusive for the victims of Ampatuan massacre....
An Open Letter to the Aussie PM attending APEC 2015

An Open Letter to the Aussie PM attending APEC 2015

After forcibly evicting the residents from their houses and bulldozed their farmlands in 2009, Oceana Gold is now destroying the water sources of communities adjacent to the mining site...
Surface John Calaba! Surface All Desaparecidos!

Surface John Calaba! Surface All Desaparecidos!

In commemoration of the National Day of the Disappeared on November 2, progressive organizations call for the surfacing of all victims of enforced disappearances, from the Marcos to the present...
Hazards amidst Hopes: Child Labor in the Mines of Compostela Valley


IN PHOTOS: Davao City to give Sorsogon LGU’s P500T financial assistance

IN PHOTOS: Davao City to give Sorsogon LGU’s P500T financial assistance

Chopper carrying advance party of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte lands at Gallanosa National High School, Irosin, Sorsogon. Duterte is set to give out financial assistance to typhoon affected LGUs...
Youth groups seek SC help to extend voters registration

Youth groups seek SC help to extend voters registration

A few days before the last day of the voter registration period for the upcoming 2016 national elections, Kabataan Partylist, along with several other youth leaders, filed a petition before...
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
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...



    After a day’s work, this worker grabs the opportunity to take a nap after having his dinner inside a huge culvert along Anda Street, Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/


    Cable wires along Ilustre Street curl up toward Duterte Street in Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/

  • PHOTO ESSAY: Davaoeños celebrate feast of Sto. Niño

    Throngs of Catholic devotees of the the Sto. Niño here celebrated the feast of Sto. Niño in Shrine Hills Matina on Friday.


    At 5:30 in the morning, early risers bathe themselves with the splendor of sunrise from the Pacific Ocean side of Mindanao. Taken at Menzi beach resort of Dahican, Mati Davao Oriental.(Ace R. Morandante/


    On early morning, a family go on bonding together beside Sta Ana wharf swimming. (Ace R. Morandante/


    These two shoe repairmen are busy repairing shoes along San Pedro Street in Davao City. Repair in the streets costs P30-P50 per pair for minimal repairs and as much as P200 depending on the repair work needed. (Ace R. Morandante/

  • IN PHOTOS | Chiang Mai’s Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

    The Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is considered the most famous temple here with thousands of tourists and Buddhist visiting daily.


    Farmers from Barangay Pagan, Kitaotao, Bukidnon, till the land for planting dinorado rice early in the morning. (Ace R. Morandante/


    A daycare pupil applies colors to her art book during their regular school days in UCCP Haran compound in Davao City that also serves as their evacuation center. (Ace R Morandante/


    Amidst the flurry of today’s start of filing of candidacies at the Commission on Elections office located inside the Magsaysay Park, this group of Moro women hang around at the playground inside the park along with their children. (Ace R. Morandante/

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