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Workers mark 3rd month of Mamasapano with protest

Militant workers marched to US embassy on Saturday to call for the immediate pull out of American troops as the...read more

Tagum installs new IP mandatory rep

The City Council of Tagum has installed its second Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) on Monday....read more

Envi group calls for President’s resignation on Earth Day

Environmental activists called for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III on the occasion of the International Earth Day on...read more

Workers blame non-action on wages, job creation for decline of PNoy’s ratings

A labor group puts the blame of President Benigno Aquino’s poor ratings to the government’s inaction on demands for wage...read more

Solon says ban on US troops’ R and R won’t stop rape

The standing order of the US Naval Command banning US troops from going down from their ships and engaging in...read more

Youth groups protest unemployment

Youth activists from Anakbayan staged a mock graduation in Mendiola on Tueday to protest lack of jobs in the country....read more
  • WATERMELONS

    A customer buys watermelon along the highway in Pigcayawan, North Cotabato on a Sunday morning. This summer fruit is sold at P15 to P20 a kilo. The trader here said they got their supply from farms in Brgy. Manwangan. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • RUN FOR WAGE HIKE

    Workers join the 4-kilometer fun run calling for P16,000 national minimum wage. The activity, led by labor group Kilusang Mao Uno, started at Magsaysay Park and ended in Rizal Park. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • YOUNG SINGERS

    Indigenous children hold their first gig during the launching of their full length album, Tunog Bobongan (Music from the Mountains), at the Davao City Recreation Center on Friday night . (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • OBSERVING

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Dutere observes the Static Display and Capability demonstration of the Task Force Davao. Beside him are Major General Eduardo Año, 10th ID commander, Task Force Davao commander Col. Macairog Alberto and Major General Hernando Iriberri is the 56th Commanding General of the Philippine Army. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • TASK FORCE DAVAO

    Members of the Task Force Davao demonstrate their capability to rescue kidnapped victims from kidnappers during the Static Display and Capability demonstration during the 12th year anniversary of the task force held at TFD Headquarters, Sta Ana Wharf. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • OFFERING

    Indigenous peoples’ leaders perform a ritual for offering for the gods on Friday morning as they conclude their sacred gathering, Dumalongdong Mindanaw, where different tribes discussed the attacks against IP communities in Mindanao. The leaders said they are praying for the gods to protect them and support them in their struggles. (Johannes R. Garado/davaotoday.com)

Today’s Views

Historical Lies and Philippine Replies

Historical Lies and Philippine Replies

It is good to hear from a legal luminary, a Justice of the Supreme Court, elaborating on the issues surrounding the West Philippine Seas and China’s aggressive incursions into most of the disputed maritime areas.

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.

Bai (Part I)

Bai (Part I)

She had been lying down on a mat in the corner of the one-room hut that could be reached only after a precarious uphill motorcycle ride on rocky terrain and a twenty-minute trek on foot, somewhere near the headwaters of the Davao River.

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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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....
Fight for genuine freedom of information law

Fight for genuine freedom of information law

There is no reason to rejoice over the recent approval of the consolidated bill on Freedom of Information (FOI) in the House at the committee level, and the approval of...
Five years the Ampatuan Massacre: Aquino must be held accountable

Five years the Ampatuan Massacre: Aquino must be held accountable

Five years after the massacre of 58 men and women including 32 journalists in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao, justice remains elusive and impunity still reigns....

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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  • 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.

  • Earth Day Eve Protest

    Environmental activists delivered a “Notice of Closure” to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau here on Tuesday in a protest action on the eve of International Earth Day. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • BRICK

    15-year old Jonathan helps his father in rebuilding their house after it was razed by fire in Barangay 31-D last April 1. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • RUBBER MASTER

    A locally handmade rubber boss for public utility jeepney and other vehicles can be bought along Gothamco, Agdao. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • CATCHING UP

    The regional office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue along Bolton Extension Street in Davao City is filled with taxpayers who are catching up with the last day of the manual filing of Income tax returns on Wednesday.

  • ONCE A LANDMARK

    Luz Kinilaw, established in 1968, is a famous landmark along Quezon Boulevard in Davao City. It is known as a kinilaw haven for Davaoenos and visitors alike serving the famous raw tuna cooked in vinegar. The establishment has already survived three fire incidents. But on Wednesday night, one of its workers don’t think it will ever rise again.

  • ROASTED PIGS

    A man roasts two pigs at the same time along Bonifacio Street, Tagum City on Saturday afternoon, a day before Catholics observed the Palm Sunday. (Johannes Paul R. Garado/davaotoday.com)

  • EEL CATCH

    This young boy a son of a fisherman in Penaplata shows his catch, a small eel, which, he said, is for their lunch. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

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