• POLICE VISIBILITY

    Policemen interact with children while securing the streets along Claro M. Recto avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The added police visibility is part of the PNP’s efforts in securing the city for the ASEAN meeting held this week. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • BAGS FOR SALE

    Vendors sell imitation bags of known brands in a sidewalk along Ilustre street in Davao City. Their bags can sell for as low as 200 pesos a piece, and can even go lower depending on a customer’s negotiation skills. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • #CONFIRMSECGINA

    Environment advocacy groups based in Davao City call on the public to support Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez on her appointment confirmation.

  • THE FIST

    Davao City Councilors along with City Administrator Zuleika Lopez and City Mayor’s Chief of Staff Raul Nadela Jr., do the signature “the fist” pose with International Department Minister Song Tao during the latter’s appearance at the 18th City Council’s regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Building in Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • WARM WELCOME

    Minister Song Tao and his party represented the Chinese government which donated $600,000 to the local government to be used for the building of classrooms for the Bolton Elementary School, and a water pumping facility for Baranggay Tibungco, Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • SAME OFFICE, NEW NAME

    Newly appointed City Traffic and Transportation Management Office head Dionisio Abude speaks during a courtesy visit to the 18th city council’s regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Abude is the former head of the Traffic Management Center, CTTMO’s old designation. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

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  • BAGS FOR SALE

    Vendors sell imitation bags of known brands in a sidewalk along Ilustre street in Davao City. Their bags can sell for as low as 200 pesos a piece, and can even go lower depending on a customer’s negotiation skills. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS| Fire in Davao’s Magsaysay Avenue

    A fire of a still unknown cause razed at least 20 houses and two commercial establishments of a textile and motor parts store starting early morning Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • LOVE AT WORK

    Pregnant Bea Napoles and partner Reymark Anta are spending their Valentine’s Day together by selling heart-shaped balloons and flowers outside a university in Davao City. They are saving money for their forthcoming second child.(Photo by Jason Amisola)

  • IN PHOTOS | FIRST DAY OF 2017

    Thousands of Dabawenyos ring in 2017 with party horns during the annual Torotot Festival held at Rizal Park in Davao City. Since 2002, the city government of Davao within its the territorial jurisdiction has prohibited the manufacture, sale, Distribution, possession or use of firecrackers or pyrotechnic devices.

  • IN PHOTOS | Reds celebrate Party anniversary in Davao City

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  • AFTER THE FIRE

    Residents try to salvage what they could still use from the remains of a fire that razed about 23 houses in Purok A, Barangay 19-B, in Davao City on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2016. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • LONELY MAN

    Berto Alparo, 53, waits for his wife and children outside the Sto. Niño Parish in Panabo City on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Alparo says his wife left him for another man. (Contributed photo by Maricar Emata)

  • CAREFREE

    Despite the recent violence that happened inside the banana plantation reclaimed by members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. in Madaum, Tagum City, Davao del Norte, a farmer bike his way going around the plantation. At least nine protesters were injured after two incidents of attack against the farmers group on December 12 and December 14, 2016. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

  • SIESTA

    Two trisikad drivers, a local term for a cycle rickshaw, take their nap while waiting for passengers along Fatima Street in Davao City on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 7. (Maricar Emata/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | The state of the Lumad in Talaingod after evacuation

    A few months after returning to their communities from evacuation the Ata-Manobos who have returned to their communities in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte province are rebuilding their homes and way of life.

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