Author Archives: ALEX D. LOPEZ

2 months ago

SURFING IN SIARGAO

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SURFING IN SIARGAO

Tourism Undersecretary Katherine De Castro (2nd from left) and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (3rd from right) symbolically break a surfboard to mark the official opening of the 23rd International Siargao Surfing Cup in a ceremony on Saturday, September 23 in Cloud 9, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. (More…) (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 months ago

Siargao surfing, water sports gain support from DOT

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Siargao surfing, water sports gain support from DOT

As Cloud 9 in Barangay Catangnan accommodated more than 7,000 visitors for the official opening of the 23rd International Siargao Surfing Cup with 116 foreign players and 8 Filipino surfers on Saturday, September 23, a top tourism official reiterated the agency’s continuing commitment to support the water sports and other tourism activities in the island.

2 months ago

IN PHOTOS: What happened to Duterte’s independent foreign policy?

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IN PHOTOS: What happened to Duterte’s independent foreign policy?

As people recall the day when American military bases were kicked out from the Philippines on September 16, 1991, thousands of Lumad and Moro people who joined the Lakbayan of National Minorities protested outside the US Embassy in Manila on September 15 to oppose the increasing US interventions and presence in the country under the Duterte administration.

2 months ago

TRUMP & DUTERTE

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TRUMP & DUTERTE

Lumad and Moro delegates of the Lakbayan of National Minorities burn an effigy that represented US President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a rally near the US Embassy in Manila on Friday, September 15. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 months ago

CLASH

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CLASH

Lumad and Moro delegates of Lakbayan of National Minorities clash with police forces as they pushed their way towards the US Embassy in Manila on Friday, September 15. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 months ago

DAY OF OUTRAGE

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DAY OF OUTRAGE

Lumad and Moro delegates to this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities condemned on Thursday, September 14 in a rally held at the historic Mendiola Bridge in Manila the killing of Obillo Bay-ao, the 19-year old lumad student from Talaingod in Davao del Norte killed by the paramilitary group in the area. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 months ago

LIGHT MOMENT

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LIGHT MOMENT

Outgoing DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano share light moments with incoming DAR Officer-in-Charge Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong during the turn-over ceremony on Wednesday, September 13 at the DAR central office in Quezon City. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

2 months ago

Minorities: Duterte absolving Marcos from crimes

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Minorities: Duterte absolving Marcos from crimes

More than a thousand Lumad and Moro delegates to this year’s Lakbayan of National Minorities stormed the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in Taguig City on Monday, September 11 to protest and condemn what they perceive as deliberate moves of the Duterte administration in glorifying the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

2 months ago

PROTEST ON MARCOS’ CENTENNIAL

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PROTEST ON MARCOS’ CENTENNIAL

Protesters outside the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on Monday, September 11, burn a streamer to condemn what they perceive as the resemblance of President Duterte and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in terms of leadership and governance. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)