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Livelihood center for drug suspects eyed

The Davao City Council Committee on Peace and Public Safety plans to put up a livelihood training institute for drug...read more

MOST TRUSTED: Duterte gets record-high trust rating of 91%

President Rodrigo Duterte is the country’s most trusted official today....read more

Actress Jodi Sta. Maria visits Lumad evacuees in Davao

Filipino actress Jodi Sta. Maria visited the indigenous people evacuees housed inside the United Church of Christ in the Philippines...read more

Groups condemn SC’s dismissal of plunder charges vs. ex-Pres. Arroyo

Partylist lawmaker Carlos Isagani Zarate on Tuesday, July 19 expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court’s dismissal of plunder charges against...read more

Karapatan asks Duterte to release political prisoner with kidney disease

Human rights group Karapatan is appealing to President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately release a political prisoner from Samar Provincial Jail...read more

Boy Scout council mulls free membership

The Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) are planning to propose to President Rodrigo Duterte to abolish the membership fee...read more
  • EO ON FOI

    Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar holds a copy of the executive order on the freedom of information on Sunday, July 24, at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. The EO was signed on Saturday by President Rodrigo Duterte. (May Anne Love. B. Deseo/davaotoday.com)

  • CULTURAL PRESENTATION

    Lumad youth perform on stage during the two-day International Conference for Peoples Rights in the Philippines held at the Brokenshire Convention Center in Davao City on Saturday, July 23.(Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • DSWD SECRETARY

    Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, speaks during the first day of the International Conference for People’s Rights in the Philippines held at the Brokenshire Convention Center in Davao City on Saturday, July 23. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • DRILL

    Davao City emergency responders prepare a command outpost for a city wide full scale earthquake drill held at the Crocodile Park on Friday, July 22. The activity is part of the National Disaster Consciousness Month. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • TRIBAL TATTOOS

    The tattoos on Apo Oki Ligue’s body, some of which have been there since she was nine years old, symbolize the stars, which the Tinananon Manobo believe will serve as their guiding light in afterlife.(Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • LAUNDRY DAY

    Women wash clothes by the river in Sitio Kibasalan, Barangay Malibatuan in Arakan, Cotabato province. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

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IN PHOTOS: Davao City to give Sorsogon LGU’s P500T financial assistance

IN PHOTOS: Davao City to give Sorsogon LGU’s P500T financial assistance

Chopper carrying advance party of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte lands at Gallanosa National High School, Irosin, Sorsogon. Duterte is set to give out financial assistance to typhoon affected LGUs...
Youth groups seek SC help to extend voters registration

Youth groups seek SC help to extend voters registration

A few days before the last day of the voter registration period for the upcoming 2016 national elections, Kabataan Partylist, along with several other youth leaders, filed a petition before...
Duterte tops Bicol's online news presidential polls

Duterte tops Bicol's online news presidential polls

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte still tops at 51.81 % public approval over Mar Roxas with 37.75 % in the online survey conducted by online news BicolToday.com....
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

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39 OFWs in Saudi complain abuse, seek repatriation

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  • TRIBAL TATTOOS

    The tattoos on Apo Oki Ligue’s body, some of which have been there since she was nine years old, symbolize the stars, which the Tinananon Manobo believe will serve as their guiding light in afterlife.(Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • LAUNDRY DAY

    Women wash clothes by the river in Sitio Kibasalan, Barangay Malibatuan in Arakan, Cotabato province. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • YOUNG FARMER

    A young student holds his bolo while watching the foreign delegates of the International Solidarity Mission help clear out the weeds in their vegetable garden at the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Incorporated (MISFI) school in Kisante, Makilala, North Cotabato. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • SAN PEDRO STREET

    Two men atop a scaffolding paint signs in a commercial building in San Pedro Street, Davao City on a Thursday morning. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • FORTUNE TELLING

    Complete with a crystal ball and cards at San Pedro Cathedral compound, a fortune teller conducts business. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • CHECKERS

    A shoe repairman plays checkers with a friend while waiting for customers near San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • WAITING FOR SUNRISE

    As early as 5:00 am, these two young ladies sit on the sand with a camera to wait for sunrise at the Isla Reta beach resort in the Island Garden City of Samal. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

  • NO TIME

    A repairman has no-day off as he fixes watches even during weekends.(Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • SPIDERMAN

    A worker fixes tangled cable wires along Ecoland Street in front of the Hall of Justice in Davao City.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday,com)

  • SWEET RIDE

    A couple rides in a bike without any protection along Quimpo Boulevard in Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

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