Author Archives: ACE R. MORANDANTE

11 years ago

Candles for press freedom at USP

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Students and campus journalists of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) in Davao City light candles to protest a recent incident of violation of campus press freedom in their school. Members of the school’s official student publication, Collegiate Headlight, accused a professor of harassing members of the staff over an article on the increase of publication fees. (davaotoday.com photo by
Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

Consumer protest

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Members of Consumer Alert hold a demonstration in front of the Davao City Council to protest the planned 100-million peso loan by the Davao City Water District. According to them, such a loan is unnecessary and that DCWD consumers will ultimately be the ones paying for it. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan.)

11 years ago

Ramadan giveaway

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hands a package of food to Muslim leaders at a mosque in Ecoland last week. Giving out food to Moro communities in Davao City during the Ramadan has been a yearly practice of the mayor. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

Kadayawan: A city celebrates

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The highlight of the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City this month was the street performances, such as the one above. Most of the performers used cultural themes derived from Mindanao’s Lumads. Click here for Kadayawan slideshow. (Photos by Barry Ohaylan, Cheryll D. Fiel and Germelina A. Lacorte)

11 years ago

People before profit

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A member of the group Mamamayan Ayaw sa Aerial Spraying (Maas), which advocates the banning of aerial spraying of pesticides on the city’s banana plantations, stage a demonstration in front of the Davao City office of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), the industry group. The association is asking a court injunction against the ban. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

‘Fountain of Youth’

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Students in this classroom at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo High School in Matina Aplaya don’t seem to mind the water that is leaking not through the roof but through the floor. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

A child works for education

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Argel Kiawan, 14 and an incoming second-year high-school student, does some spade work outside the Magallanes Elementary School, which pays him 100 pesos a day. Kiawan says his family is poor so he needs to find work for his lunch money and daily school allowance. That a minor like him was hired by a public school to do manual labor likewise underscores the problem of child labor in Davao City and the flagrant violation even by government officials of the country’s child-labor laws. Click for larger photo (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)