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Davaoeños urged to oppose SC decision on aerial spray

An environmental group has urged residents here to oppose the High Tribunal’s ruling that struck down a local ordinance banning...read more

City vet office says shellfish sold in Davao safe from red tide

The City Veterinarians Office said there is no need to worry eating shellfish sold here since no shellfish tested at...read more

City Administrator gets SP approval

The City Council approved the appointment of City Administrator Zuleika Lopez in a resolution passed on Tuesday, August 23....read more

New City Hall employees attend 2-day orientation

Some 55 new City Hall employees attended the first day of the two-day orientation seminar by the Human Resource Management...read more

3 Davao organic resto receive PGS certification

Three organic farm restaurants can now claim that their products are 100 percent organically grown and produce after receiving the...read more

Kisan Lu, EGS Company bag grand prize in Pamulak sa Kadayawan

Thousands of residents, local and foreign tourists gathered in the streets of Davao City during the finale of the week-long...read more
  • COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

    President Rodrigo Duterte graces the 10th year anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command on Friday evening, August 26, at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • GUERRILLA FIGHTERS

    Guerrilla fighters of the New People’s Army prepare their formation at the start of the ceremony for the release of its two captive police officers in a village in Lupon, Davao Oriental on Friday, August 26, 2016. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

  • POLICE CHIEF

    Police Chief Inspector Arnold Ongachen, chief of the Governor Generoso Municipal Police in Davao Oriental is released by the New People’s Army on Friday, August 26 after almost three months in captivity. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

  • POLICE OFFICIAL

    Police Officer 1 Michael Grande of Banaybanay Municipal Police station, who was one of the two prisoners-of-war released by the New People’s Army in Davao Oriental on Friday, August 26, marched in between NPA guerrilla fighters during the ceremony. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

  • FREE AMELIA POND

    Tribal advocates, together with Lumad evacuees who are staying in a church compound ​in Davao City, seek help from the Department of Education to free Amelia Pond, a development worker in a Lumad school in Mindanao. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

  • LUMADS IN KORONADAL

    Indigenous peoples from various tribes in Region 12 put up a protest camp at the Rizal Park in Koronadal City to condemn mining and logging operations affecting their communities. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

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STANDPOINT: Italian priest calls for release of detained IP school teacher

STANDPOINT: Italian priest calls for release of detained IP school teacher

Last August 19, Amelia Pond, a teacher and researcher for the Salugpongan Schools was illegally arrested in Cebu City after attending the national assembly of the Rural Missionaries of the...
Standpoint | Ferdinand E. Marcos and the Lumad and Moro of Mindanao

Standpoint | Ferdinand E. Marcos and the Lumad and Moro of Mindanao

Ferdinand E. Marcos, who was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986, did a lot of injustice to the indigenous peoples/Lumad and Moro of Mindanao....
STANDPOINT |Bishops back resumption of GRP-NDF  formal peace talks

STANDPOINT |Bishops back resumption of GRP-NDF formal peace talks

There are root causes to the armed conflict. Unless and until these root causes are addressed, armed conflict is bound to continue....
PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Let us all work for a just and lasting peace

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Let us all work for a just and lasting peace

Privilege speech delivered by Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Ariel Casilao at the House of Representatives on August 1, 2016...
Spartan Formulations and Perceptive Vignettes (Part 2)

Spartan Formulations and Perceptive Vignettes (Part 2)

This new set of Sison’s collected writings from 2010 to 2011 (messages, interviews, political statements, remarks to study groups, and other forms) is a way of refracting that period so...
Spartan Formulations and Perceptive Vignettes (Part 1)

Spartan Formulations and Perceptive Vignettes (Part 1)

For one with strong interest in the history of Philippine social movements, a quick browsing of this first two of a projected five volumes of Prof. Jose Maria Sison's recent...

Regions

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

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...

Photography

  • PHOTOS | IP, farmers call for release of all political prisoners

    PASAKA Southern Mindanao Lumad Federation Secretary General Jong Monzon said that the criminal cases filed against were “fabricated” and filed only “with the intent to pacify” their resistance.

  • SAMA BADJAO WOMEN

    Sama Badjao women with their children sit along C.M. Recto street in Davao City to ask for alms from passersby during the floral float parade on Sunday, August 21, 2016. The Sama Badjao is one of the 11 tribes in the city for whom the Kadayawan celebration is dedicated, however, their plight has yet to be addressed by the government. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • PHOTOS | Indak-indak sa Kadalanan 2016

    Fourteen entries from all over Mindanao competed in this year’s Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • PHOTOS | Bibinayo: traditional rice pounding

    In Bibinayo, the Lumad tribes pound “palay” (pre-husked rice) and separate grain from the chaff in a given time. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • FIREMAN

    A fireman uses his flashlight to inspect ​a burned house in Pag-asa Village, Matina Aplaya, Davao City on Wednesday afternoon, August 10, 2016. Five houses were razed in the fire. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • BOAT RIDES

    Instead of crossing the Bangkerohan Bridge, commuters who want to travel from Magallanes riverside to SIR, New Matina riverside, vice versa can traverse the Davao River through these boats for ​two pesos per ride. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • UKAY-UKAY

    Apart from being the biggest source of fresh goods in Davao City, Bangkerohan Public Market is also home to one of the biggest convergence of stalls that sell used clothing. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • CHESS MATCH

    Passersby gather and place their bets on a chess match being played in one of the sidewalks in San Pedro Extension, Davao City. (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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