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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

Job Kiosk offers easier job-hunting

The Department of Labor and Employment recently turned over to the City Government of Tagum a unit of Job Search...read more

Davao media on PNoy's SONA: More questions than answers

Media members here shared their views and dismay during President Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday....read more

Gabriela says PNoy refused to tackle poverty on SONA

Gabriela Women’s Party hit President Aquino for “refusing” to take accountability for the rise of poverty, unemployment, and his “loan-heavy”...read more

Storybook on toxic lead awareness launched

A public health and environment advocacy group launches a children’s book discussing the dangers of toxic lead....read more

DSWD turns over houses to Pablo survivors in Davao Oriental

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Davao Oriental turns over 1,010 houses to typhoon Pablo survivors in...read more
  • 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)

  • OATHTAKING

    First district councilors Edgar Ibuyan and Bonifacio Militar take oath as the new committee chairpersons on transportation and communication and city-owned real properties respectively during the regular session of the City Council on Tuesday. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • NOT A MOVIE

    The monitor inside this public utility jeepney (PUJ) plying the route of Mintal to Roxas Avenue in Davao City is displaying not a movie, but the actual footage of the traffic situation on the street through a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera installed inside. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • SENIOR CITIZENS

    Senior citizens brave the heat of the sun begging along San Pedro Street, Davao City for loose change as militants march for their version of the People’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • EFFIGY

    An effigy of President Benigno Aquino III on board a military tank is brought by activists from various organizations to portray what they call as a “militaristic government” during their version of State of the Nation Address in Davao City on Monday. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • STATE OF LUMADS ADDRESS

    A day before President Benigno Aquino III’s last State of the Nation Address, Kerlan Fanagel, a B’laan and spokesperson of Pasaka Confederation of Lumad Organizations, reads their statement before hundreds of indigenous people evacuees during the State of the Lumads Address at United Church of Christ in the Philippines Haran Mission Center in Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

Today’s Views

Tentacles of Fascism

Tentacles of Fascism

The poor Lumad evacuees, victims of military fascism in the countryside, have had to taste the tentacles of State fascism here in the city. One Lumad Datu expressed his dismay succinctly, “I thought we were safe here in the city, but the police are no different from the 68th IB soldiers in the mountains!”

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....

Photography

  • 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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