Student athletes from the Davao City Durians pose after the awarding ceremony of the Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2018, Friday, February 23 at the University of Mindanao Matina campus track oval. The Division of Davao City was declared as champion garnering a total of 184 gold, 111 silver, and 76 bronze medals. (More…) (Robby Joy D. Salveron/davaotoday.com)


    All except one governor from Region 11 bolted from their respective national political parties and joined the newly-created Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP). The new regional party led by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio was formally launched in Davao City on Friday, February 23. (Robby Joy D. Salveron/davaotoday.com)


    Workers bear the noontime heat as they work on the construction of a 37-story residential building along C.M. Recto and Ramon Magsaysay Streets in Davao City on Thursday morning, February 22, 2018. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)


    An athlete from Digos City cries after crossing the finish line first in the 2,000 meters walkathon secondary boys in day three of the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2018, Wednesday, February 20, at the University of Mindanao Matina campus track oval. (Robby Joy D. Salveron / davaotoday.com)


    Jerbie M. Daclan, a grade 12 student from Lungaog Elementary School in Sto. Tomas town bags the first gold medal for the province of Davao del Norte with a throw of 9.21 meters for shot put elementary boys category,during the first day of the Davao Region Athletic Association Meet (DAVRAA) 2018. (Robby Joy D. Salveron / davaotoday.com)


    Mikey Aportadera, head of the City Sports Development Division passes the torch to grade 12 student athlete Ranel Bantilan during the opening ceremony of the Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2018 on Sunday, February 18 in Davao City. (Mark Joy G. Basallales / davaotoday.com)

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MANIFESTO | Uphold Civil Liberties and Human Rights
STATEMENT | Honoring Davao's contribution to and continuing the struggle for rights and freedoms
STANDPOINT | Kodao, Rappler, Vera Files and the ongoing assault on the media

STANDPOINT | Kodao, Rappler, Vera Files and the ongoing assault on the media

It isn’t just Kodao Productions, Rappler, VeraFiles, NUJP or the Catholic Media Center that are under siege, but press freedom, free expression, and the entire Philippine media and press community...
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...



    An old couple from Marawi City trim​ their​ white hair inside Buru-on evacuation center in Iligan City Wednesday afternoon. They are among the thousands of Marawi ​City ​residents who los​t​ their house​s​ ​to the five-month-long war ​last year ​between ​government​ forces and ​armed fighters of the ​terrorist Maute group. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS: As killings continue

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


    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…


    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


    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)


    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)


    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)


    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)

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