• LUMAD STUDENT

    A Lumad student studies her lesson inside a makeshift tent in UCCP Haran evacuation center on Thursday, January 18. ​More than​ 70 students are ​still holding their classes in the evacuation center since they fled home in 2015 ​to avoid alleged harassment from ​soldiers. (Photo courtesy of Kath Cortez)

  • CONSUMER

    A woman carrying groceries walks ​past ​protesters ​in Bankerohan Public Market on January 17. Protesters condemn the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law The TRAIN Law reduces the income taxes of employed Filipinos enabling them to receive higher take-home pay but critics say the law is feared to increases excise taxes that soars up prices of basic commodities. (Kenneth Paul P. Senarillos / davaotoday.com)

  • TWO JESUSES

    Davao City Council’s new majority floor leader, Councilor Jesus Melchor Quitain Jr., and new chairperson on Committee on Ethics and Good government, Jesus Joseph Zozobrado III take oath during the regular session on Tuesday, January 16. (Robby Joy Salveron / davaotoday.com)

  • TURNOVER CEREMONY

    Ambassador-designate of Japan H.E. Konji Haneda (2nd from left), hands over the symbolic key to President Rodrigo Duterte, PNP Gen. Ronald Bato Dela Rosa and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte during the turnover ceremony on Monday, January 12. (More…)
    (Robby Joy D. Salveron / davaotoday.com)

  • VICE MAYOR

    Councilor Bernard Al-ag takes oath as the new Davao City Vice Mayor on January 10, 2017, replacing Presidential son Paolo Duterte who resigned in December last year. (Mara Genotiva / davaotoday.com)

  • PROTEST

    Lumad students and parents protest against militarization in schools in remote villages in Mindanao. Gathering in front of Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr. Central Elementary School in Davao City on January 10, 2018, they were expecting to meet Education Secretary Leonor Briones. The Secretary was supposed to visit the school on the same day. (Robby Joy D. Salveron / davaotoday.com)

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STATEMENT | Resume peace negotiations

STATEMENT | Resume peace negotiations

The cancellation of the peace negotiations let loose the floodgates of bloodshed, human rights violations against unarmed peasant communities and indigenous peoples, avarice and arrogance among top government officials....
STATEMENT| IBP Lanao del Sur statement on Martial Law extension

STATEMENT| IBP Lanao del Sur statement on Martial Law extension

"...we call on the military to police their ranks and ensure that there are no more trampling on the rights of the people, especially the embattled Maranaos."...
STATEMENT | The media and the Duterte presidency

STATEMENT | The media and the Duterte presidency

THE PRESS in the Philippines has been described to be among the freest in Asia if not in the world, robust, almost rambunctious in its practice. But in the first...
STATEMENT | Reject warmongering, struggle for a just peace

STATEMENT | Reject warmongering, struggle for a just peace

We of Kapayapaan, an alliance of advocates for a just peace, are disheartened by President Rodrigo Duterte’s rash and harsh statements cancelling/terminating the peace talks with the National Democratic Front...
FULL TEXT | Message from AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon during the launching of the book titled 'Defending Journalism'

FULL TEXT | Message from AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon during the launching of the book titled 'Defending Journalism'

The launch of Defending Journalism comes at an auspicious time. Within the next few days, on 23 November, we will commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Maguindanao/Ampatuan Massacre....
FULL TEXT | Keynote speech of Rep. Carlos Zarate during the launching of the book titled 'Defending Journalism'

FULL TEXT | Keynote speech of Rep. Carlos Zarate during the launching of the book titled 'Defending Journalism'

It has been said that those in power and the media have always been at odds....

Regions

Lumad couple escapes slay try in Agusan del Norte
Tropical storm Vinta ‘weakens’ but kills two

Tropical storm Vinta ‘weakens’ but kills two

Bodies of the victims, all schoolchildren, were found in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur on December 22...
Over 500 families flee Cagayan de Oro's flood-prone areas

Over 500 families flee Cagayan de Oro's flood-prone areas

The local government declared the city “code red” on Thursday, December 21, prompting residents to leave their homes and seek evacuation shelters in their respective villages...
Northern Mindanao prepares for ‘Vinta’

Northern Mindanao prepares for ‘Vinta’

Government bodies in Northern Mindanao said preparations are now being done to mitigate possible damages brought by tropical storm Vinta...
Normin exclusion of anti-dengue vaccination a blessing in disguise

Normin exclusion of anti-dengue vaccination a blessing in disguise

Local health authorities in Northern Mindanao ​​were grateful the region was excluded in the anti-dengue vaccination program of the government following the warning from its manufacturer that it can have...
Iligan Bishop Elenito Galido laid to rest

Iligan Bishop Elenito Galido laid to rest

Bishop Elenito Galido was laid to rest in a small room at the left side of the altar of St. Michael's Cathedral on Thursday, December 14....

Photography

  • IN PHOTOS: As killings continue

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The roads were already packed with clogged with cars even before the protesters trooped into the…

  • PLAY TIME

    A rainy weekend means play time for six-year-old Janwel Alberca and eight-year-old Doydoy Nuñez, students of Talomo Central Elementary School, as they glide through the slippery tiles of Nograles Park in Puan, Davao City on Sunday, September 24. (Kenneth Paul Senarillos/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | Remembering the late dictator

    MANILA, Philippines – More than a thousand Lumad and Moro trooped to the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Monday, September…

  • BIRDS FOR SALE

    Unaware of the avian flu virus that led to the killing of thousands of chickens and other fowls in Luzon, this woman sells these wild birds at P200 each in Cagayan de Oro City. Experts suspected the avian flu was transported from one area to another through migratory birds. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)

  • LOOK: In Kadayawan, a profusion of colors and smiles

    Indak-Indak, Kadayawan’s biggest drawing card, in pictures

  • 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)

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