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15.3M families undergo assessment to be identified as poor or not

More than 15 million families will be included in the assessment by the Department of Social Welfare and Development to...read more

Mindanao provinces, cities top national competitiveness ranking

Six Mindanao provinces made it to the top 10, four of which dominated the top five, of the 2015 Cities...read more

Samal school joins National Deworming Day

A public school in the Island Garden City of Samal joined the National School Deworming Day held last Wednesday....read more

PNoy’s endorsement of Roxas is ‘damage control’ - KMU

A militant labor group said President Benigno Aquino III’s endorsement of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas is only...read more

Shabu seized in Davao drug buy bust

Police authorities apprehended on Monday night a suspected drug dealer in possession of P92,000-worth of suspected shabu during a buy...read more

Migrants group hit gov’t for OFW's death in UAE

The Migrante - Middle East hit the Aquino administration for the “undocumented” death of a Filipino worker in United Arab...read more
  • CASE FILED

    United Church of Christ in the Philippines Bishop Hamuel Tequis (second from left) and Manobo tribal evacuees inside the UCCP Haran compound in Davao City file seven charges against 28 respondents including North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco, and high-ranking police and Army officials before the Department of Justice on Friday afternoon. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • COURTESY CALL

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shakes hand with visiting Armed Forces’ Brig. Gen Martin N. Pinto, during the general’s courtesy call at the mayor. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • MEET & GREET

    Barangay captains of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte meet Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday at a hotel along Claveria street during their Lakbay Aral activity.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • WACKY!

    Candidates of the Hiyas ng Kadayawan 2015 show their wacky poses before Davao City photographers after guesting at the I-Speak forum on Thursday. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • LOWER BROADBAND COST

    Representatives from the information and communications technology sector are calling on the National Telecommunications Commission and telecommunication companies to lower the cost of broadband in Mindanao to help them compete globally. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • SPOKESMAN

    10th Infantry Division spokesperson First Lieutenant Alexandre Cabales denies that the Lumad teener who “escaped” with her mother during the commotion inside the UCCP church compound in Davao City was a rape victim. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

Today’s Views

The Woman with a Forked Tongue

The Woman with a Forked Tongue

Wave upon wave the Lumad peoples of Mindanao have expressed their indignant response to the deplorable incident at the Haran Compound of the UCCP in Davao City.

Thank You

Thank You

At this point of your departure, thank you very much for the time wholeheartedly, boldly and untiringly spent with the people; respect for the human worth and dignity (guided by IHL) and to the pursuit of national and social liberation

What’s wrong with Nancy Catamco?

What’s wrong with Nancy Catamco?

In this light, Catamco’s speculated surgery takes on a different significance. An alleged nose-lift is no longer simply an alleged nose-lift; it is, quite literally, the embodiment of the break from, or rejection of, our autochthonous conditions as Filipinos, of which the lumad are commonly seen to represent.

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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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....
LEONCIO KA PARAGO PITAO: Radiant Red star of the revolution  (1957-2015)

LEONCIO KA PARAGO PITAO: Radiant Red star of the revolution (1957-2015)

He was their favorite villain. Portrayed as a sinister symbol, he was pursued in ways mostly vicious. He was demonized like no other....
Are we truly independent?

Are we truly independent?

Today, the newly formed Pilipinong Nagkakaisa para sa Soberanya (P1NAS) is set to hold a protest action against arbitrary foreign expansionism in West Philippine Sea at the Chinese Consular Office...
Blatant Censorship: House of Representatives blacklists  media officers, campus journalists and activists

Blatant Censorship: House of Representatives blacklists media officers, campus journalists and activists

Altermidya expresses grave concern over the House of Representatives’ (HOR) blacklisting of at least 50 individuals including sectoral leaders and activists, a journalism professor, campus journalists, and media liaison officers...
High time for media workers to fight back

High time for media workers to fight back

We, media workers in the Philippines, mark Labor Day with heightened determination to defend our rights and welfare against the intensifying assaults on jobs, wages and benefits, and freedom of...

Regions

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....
State troops beat up two teen-age citizens in Sorsogon

State troops beat up two teen-age citizens in Sorsogon

Two teenagers were badly beaten by Army CAFGU men on the night of January 9, 2015 at sitio Tondo, Porog, this town....

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  • 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.

  • Sasa port modernization: Where will we go, residents ask

    During the time of President Fidel V. Ramos, Sasa port was upgraded to accommodate more foreign and inter-island cargo vessels, with stevedores and fork-lift operators manning their equipment to load and unload cargoes.

  • AVID FANS

    People stop over at a pawnshop in San Pedro Street to watch the western conference final of the NBA. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • ENDURO DAVAO

    A rider makes his way to the final stretch of the Enduro mountain bike competition trail in Barangay Gatungan, Bunawan District, Davao City. The Enduro Davao 2015 held Sunday was attended by about 150 competitors from different provinces in the country. (John Rizle L. Saligumba/davaotoday.com)

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