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