• CHRISTMAS IN PEOPLE’S PARK

    With light shows, Santa Claus and the newly-renovated Fun Park for children, Davao City’s People’s Park is ready for the holiday season. (City Information Office)

  • NO TO MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION

    Progressive groups in Davao City hold a protest along Roxas Avenue to condemn the extension of martial law in Mindanao for one more year. In a joint session on Wednesday, December 13, the Congress approved the request of the Palace to extend the implementation of martial law until December 31, 2018. (Robby Joy D. Salveron/ davaotoday.com)

  • GROUND BREAKING

    Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, Lawyer Raul Nadela, Jr., head of the City Mayor’s Office, and Lemuel Ortonio, head of the Davao City Investments and Promotion Center (DCIPC), lead the groundbreaking ceremony of the P50 million four-storey Davao City Investment and Tourism building iN Palma Gil St. in Davao City on December 12, 2017. (Robby Joy Salveron / davaotoday.com)

  • PROTEST ART

    Performance artist Nicolas Aca walks around Cagayan de Oro City’s Divisoria area on December 10, 2017. Drenched in red, Aca depicts the killings and human rights abuses under the Duterte administration. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/ davaotoday.com)

  • ART INSTALLATION

    Cultural artists participate in a protest outside the military’s Naval Station Felix Apolinario camp in Panacan, Davao City to highlight the killings of activists and civilians as they commemorate the International Human Rights Day on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Hundreds of protesters denounced the plan to extend Martial Law in Mindanao for another year. (Ivy Jean S. Tupas/ davaotoday.com)

  • FUNERAL MARCH

    The coffin of the late University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP)​ President, ​Ricardo Rotoras​,​ ​is escorted by soldiers to a private cemetery to be interred on Friday, Dec. 8. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)

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STATEMENT| IBP Lanao del Sur statement on Martial Law extension

STATEMENT| IBP Lanao del Sur statement on Martial Law extension

"...we call on the military to police their ranks and ensure that there are no more trampling on the rights of the people, especially the embattled Maranaos."...
STATEMENT | The media and the Duterte presidency

STATEMENT | The media and the Duterte presidency

THE PRESS in the Philippines has been described to be among the freest in Asia if not in the world, robust, almost rambunctious in its practice. But in the first...
STATEMENT | Reject warmongering, struggle for a just peace

STATEMENT | Reject warmongering, struggle for a just peace

We of Kapayapaan, an alliance of advocates for a just peace, are disheartened by President Rodrigo Duterte’s rash and harsh statements cancelling/terminating the peace talks with the National Democratic Front...
FULL TEXT | Message from AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon during the launching of the book titled 'Defending Journalism'

FULL TEXT | Message from AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon during the launching of the book titled 'Defending Journalism'

The launch of Defending Journalism comes at an auspicious time. Within the next few days, on 23 November, we will commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Maguindanao/Ampatuan Massacre....
FULL TEXT | Keynote speech of Rep. Carlos Zarate during the launching of the book titled 'Defending Journalism'

FULL TEXT | Keynote speech of Rep. Carlos Zarate during the launching of the book titled 'Defending Journalism'

It has been said that those in power and the media have always been at odds....
STATEMENT| 2-day transport strike to demand junking of Duterte’s jeepney phaseout program

STATEMENT| 2-day transport strike to demand junking of Duterte’s jeepney phaseout program

We, public utility jeepney drivers, operators and commuters are united in holding the 2-day nationwide transport strike and people’s protest on October 16-17 to demand the junking of the Duterte...

Regions

Normin exclusion of anti-dengue vaccination a blessing in disguise

Normin exclusion of anti-dengue vaccination a blessing in disguise

Local health authorities in Northern Mindanao ​​were grateful the region was excluded in the anti-dengue vaccination program of the government following the warning from its manufacturer that it can have...
Iligan Bishop Elenito Galido laid to rest

Iligan Bishop Elenito Galido laid to rest

Bishop Elenito Galido was laid to rest in a small room at the left side of the altar of St. Michael's Cathedral on Thursday, December 14....
Protest action in Cagayan De Oro marks human rights day

Protest action in Cagayan De Oro marks human rights day

During the protest action held at Magsaysay Park in Cagayan de Oro City, protesters burned an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump who were depicted as...
Air Force serviceman kills colleague in CDO

Air Force serviceman kills colleague in CDO

A drinking session led to a death of a Philippine Air Force (PAF) personnel who was shot by his fellow serviceman in Barangay Lumbia here late Friday night, authorities said...
Funeral for slain USTP president set on Dec. 8

Funeral for slain USTP president set on Dec. 8

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The remains of slain University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) president Ricardo Rotoras will be laid to rest on Friday, Dec,...
CDO lawmakers ask court, PCC to look into water district deal with firms

CDO lawmakers ask court, PCC to look into water district deal with firms

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Three city councilors here have asked a local court and a national government office to hold the contract between the Cagayan de Oro Water District...

Photography

  • IN PHOTOS: As killings continue

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The roads were already packed with clogged with cars even before the protesters trooped into the…

  • PLAY TIME

    A rainy weekend means play time for six-year-old Janwel Alberca and eight-year-old Doydoy Nuñez, students of Talomo Central Elementary School, as they glide through the slippery tiles of Nograles Park in Puan, Davao City on Sunday, September 24. (Kenneth Paul Senarillos/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | Remembering the late dictator

    MANILA, Philippines – More than a thousand Lumad and Moro trooped to the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Monday, September…

  • BIRDS FOR SALE

    Unaware of the avian flu virus that led to the killing of thousands of chickens and other fowls in Luzon, this woman sells these wild birds at P200 each in Cagayan de Oro City. Experts suspected the avian flu was transported from one area to another through migratory birds. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)

  • LOOK: In Kadayawan, a profusion of colors and smiles

    Indak-Indak, Kadayawan’s biggest drawing card, in pictures

  • TRIBUTE TO PEOPLES’ HEROES

    Prior to their march to Congress to protest the second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 24 workers from Southern Mindanao Region light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City and paid tribute to the martyrs of the people who offered their lives for the masses. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

  • ROCK FORMATION

    This rock formation that resembles a small island is found in Cape San Agustin in Governor Generoso town, Davao Oriental which faces the Celebes Sea. Cape San Agustin lies at the tip of the southeastern part of Mindanao. (Zea Io Ming c. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • PAROLA

    This photo taken on Sunday, July 16 shows the famous Parola (lighthouse) in Governor Generos town in Davao Oriental which was built in 1938. The place is frequently visited by tourists who want to get a panoramic view of the Celebes Sea. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

  • SHADE OF BLUE

    A painter brushes the rolling gates of a shopping mall with blue paint in San Pedro Street in Davao City on Tuesday, July 4. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

  • AFTERNOON RIDE

    Three men venture for an afternoon boat ride in the calm sea waters in Iligan Bay. As tensions continue in the nearby Marawi City, navy boats have been patrolling the area as part of measures to ensure security at the ports and other facilities in the area. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

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