Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte, regional director of the Department of Education says that all complaints raised by the Save Our Schools Network on military encampment of schools in the rural areas of Davao del Norte are not part of their mandate. He said they are limited to providing education to the children. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Grade 1 teachers of Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Senior Central Elementary School in Davao City paint the walls in preparation for the new school year starting June 1. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
A member of the Task Force Davao has just finished checking the bus entering Davao City along Tibungco highway. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
A woman tries to take a shot of Vice President Jejomar Binay who ate along Carmen Vice Mayor Alberto Sarin from her cellphone.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
A mother whose 6-month old baby has a swelling neck is among the crowd who waited for the arrival of Vice President Jejomar Binay during his visit in Carmen, Davao del Norte. They were hoping to get help for the medication of her baby. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
A teacher from Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr Central Elementary School arranges the donations given by a mall in Davao City on Wednesday afternoon. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
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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.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – this would be a very apt description of the Mary Jane Veloso episode.
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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Teenagers spend their last days of summer roaming around the seashore using improvised net to catch small fish meters away from sea wall. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Brigada Eskwela 2015 kicks off in Davao City on Monday with parents and teachers joining the annual school preparation before the opening of classes on June 1. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
An old woman roam around in Magsaysay Park begging money for food from park goers. The recent Social Weather Station showed around 3 million families experienced involuntary hunger on the first quarter of 2015. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Sea gypsy kids (Badjao) patiently wait for passengers of a motor boat to throw them coins in the 12 to 15 feet-deep sea in Sta. Ana wharf. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Dozens of secondhand shoes are displayed along Roxas Avenue during night. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
At exactly 5:40 in the morning the sun shines at the peak of the majestic Mt. Apo. On April 24 to 25 mountain climbers from Davao City organized their annual clean up drive after thousands of visitors climbed the summit during the Lenten season. (Rawi June A. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
These two young boys hunt for prawns, or ulang in local dialect, as they enjoy their vacation in Hagimit falls in the Island Garden City of Samal. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
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)
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.
A human rights activist portrays a scene reflecting the life of a farmer who is a victim of militarization in their community.