Author Archives: ACE R. MORANDANTE

3 years ago

MT. APO FIRE

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MT. APO FIRE

Around 113 hectares of grass land is estimated to have been damaged in the Mt. Apo fire, says Joselin Marcus Fragada, regional director of DENR XI. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

SUMMER JOB

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SUMMER JOB

Rodel Pino, 22 sells colorful face masks along the streets of Ponciano in Davao City. He came from General Santos City and rents a boarding house in Ecoland. Rodel said he is selling to save money for the next school year. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

ADJUSTMENT

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ADJUSTMENT

Visit Davao Fun Sale officer Benjie Lizada says the “Takbo para sa Mt. Apo” aims to help rehabilitate the Mt. Apo after the grass fire damaged a large portion of the mountain. The event is set on April 17 at the Babak, Island Garden City of Samal as an alternative to the Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

PETITIONERS

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PETITIONERS

Atty. Harry Roque, legal counsel of the petitioners against the Sasa Port modernization project says the project is “graft-labelled” because according to the Philippine Ports Authority, the budget is only P4 billion but was later increased to P18 billion.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

BALANCE

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BALANCE

A ​construction worker walks over the cable wires to fix something rolled up along Ponciano Street. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

FATHER

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FATHER

Danilo Sulang, father of 22 year-old Darwin ‘Bam-bam’ Sulang who died during the violent dispersal in Kidapawan City testifies during the Senate inquiry held in Davao City on Thursday, April 7.(Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

CALAMITY FUND

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CALAMITY FUND

North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza affirms during the Senate committee hearing that the provincial government has prepared early to address El Niño. However, she said the calamity fund of the province is only a buffer after the municipal government and the local government units have exhausted their resources. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

BAUG-HON

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BAUG-HON

This is rice for another day for Crecencia Manlakatan, a 39-year old peasant. She dries the left-over cooked rice under the sun, explaining that when the leftover rice hardens, it can be cooked again like ordinary rice. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

FIRE IN MT. APO

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FIRE IN MT. APO

Bureau of Fire Protection Fire Inspector Nestor Jimenez clarifies that the damage of the grass fire in Mt. Apo, as per the assessment of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, is around 151 hectares and not 300 to 400 hectares as reported. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)