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Ibon offers condolences on the passing of economist Alejandro Lichauco

IBON Foundation pays tribute to the achievements and patriotic spirit of nationalist economist Alejandro Lichauco, 87....read more

Two women dead in Panabo

A body of a woman was found in Panabo City on Thursday....read more

Indigent elderlies receive social pension

More than 1,000 senior citizens in Panabo City received their social pension for the second quarter of the year on...read more

Environmentalists call for protection of city’s green spaces

Environmental advocates called for conservation efforts to protect the city’s urban biodiversity after a City Environment and Natural Resources (Cenro)...read more

NPAs release 2 jail officers

The New Peoples Army released on Thursday morning the two Bureau of Jail Management and Penology jail officers captured last...read more

CHED hit for defense on tuition hike

Youth activists hurled paint bombs at the gate of the Commission on Higher Education indignant over its defense of the...read more
  • NOT INTERESTED

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte reveals on Friday his message to Vice President Jejomar Binay who recently said that he would like Duterte to be his running mate for 2016 elections. Duterte said if daughter Sara will run again for mayor, he will be retiring after this term. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • THREATENED

    Bae Lita Cundag, Bae Nini Cundag and Bae Ligcayan Ligcay Bibyaon from Sitio Nalubas, Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte seek refuge at the office of human rights group here as they are harassed by alleged elements of 60th Infantry Battalion of the armed forces. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • KASALANG BARANGAY

    73 couples from different districts in Davao City get married during the Kasalang Barangay held at the Davao City Recreation Center on Friday. The event was initiated by the City Civil Registrar Office. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • BEYOND THEIR MANDATE

    Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte, regional director of the Department of Education says that all complaints raised by the Save Our Schools Network on military encampment of schools in the rural areas of Davao del Norte are not part of their mandate. He said they are limited to providing education to the children. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • PAINTERS

    Grade 1 teachers of Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Senior Central Elementary School in Davao City paint the walls in preparation for the new school year starting June 1. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • INSPECTION AREA

    A member of the Task Force Davao has just finished checking the bus entering Davao City along Tibungco highway. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

Today’s Views

Systems Versus Individual Virtues

Systems Versus Individual Virtues

A few months back, there was this case of a policeman who was relieved from his post because of a usual petty crime in the ranks of policemen—pangongotong.

Weighing K to 12  (Part 2 of 2)

Weighing K to 12 (Part 2 of 2)

As a concerned social worker-educator, recommendations outlined below may still be relevant even as today’s clamor is more inclined to postponement of the implementation of the law on K to 12 strategy.

Ingrata and the culture of subservience

Ingrata and the culture of subservience

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – this would be a very apt description of the Mary Jane Veloso episode.

The left was right: Two decades of Pierced Agriculture under WTO

The left was right: Two decades of Pierced Agriculture under WTO

For more than twenty years since the Philippines ratified its membership at the World Trade Organization (WTO) the already backward Philippine agricultural economy suffered more and more defeats.

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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...
Altermidya statement on GMA 7's massive retrenchment

Altermidya statement on GMA 7's massive retrenchment

Altermidya, the national network of alternative media organizations and practitioners, stands in solidarity with our colleagues in the GMA-7 regional stations who have recently been laid off....
An attack on the rights of journalists and press freedom

An attack on the rights of journalists and press freedom

The obsolete, repressive law on libel is one of the instruments of oppressors to attack the freedom of speech and expression and press freedom. Since 1986, more than 180 journalists...
Mindaphobia and the Historical Injustices in Mindanao

Mindaphobia and the Historical Injustices in Mindanao

Mindanao is endowed with the largest and the richest natural resources in the Philippines yet majority of its tri-people, lowly Christian settlers included, are robbed of its blessing. Many...
A Christmas wish for the Lumads

A Christmas wish for the Lumads

The first story of Christmas was the story of Jesus’ parents who arrived at Bethlehem from a long trip and went from house to house to find a bed so...
Why suffer the children

Why suffer the children

One of the condemnable things during the December 9 bus bombing in Maramag, Bukidnon was that dozens of students from high school and college were not spared from the incident....

Regions

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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  • LAST DAYS OF SUMMER

    Teenagers spend their last days of summer roaming around the seashore using improvised net to catch small fish meters away from sea wall. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • BRIGADA ESKWELA 2015

    Brigada Eskwela 2015 kicks off in Davao City on Monday with parents and teachers joining the annual school preparation before the opening of classes on June 1. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • FACELESS

    An old woman roam around in Magsaysay Park begging money for food from park goers. The recent Social Weather Station showed around 3 million families experienced involuntary hunger on the first quarter of 2015. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • DIVERS WAITING

    Sea gypsy kids (Badjao) patiently wait for passengers of a motor boat to throw them coins in the 12 to 15 feet-deep sea in Sta. Ana wharf. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • NIGHT MARKET

    Dozens of secondhand shoes are displayed along Roxas Avenue during night. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • GOLDEN HOUR

    At exactly 5:40 in the morning the sun shines at the peak of the majestic Mt. Apo. On April 24 to 25 mountain climbers from Davao City organized their annual clean up drive after thousands of visitors climbed the summit during the Lenten season. (Rawi June A. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • HUNTERS

    These two young boys hunt for prawns, or ulang in local dialect, as they enjoy their vacation in Hagimit falls in the Island Garden City of Samal. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • OLD FOLKS

    Old folks from Sitio Kabutoyen in North Upi, Maguindanao wash their hands in a pot filled with hot water and leaves of Pomelo and walked pass burning coconut husks after the necrological service they attended to drive away evil spirits. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • DAM

    Children from Barangay Blensong, Municipality of North Upi in Maguindanao play and bath in the man-made dam for irrigation serving the farms of the villages of Sitio Suaran and Kabotuyen.

  • HUMAN CHAIN

    A human rights activist portrays a scene reflecting the life of a farmer who is a victim of militarization in their community.

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