Author Archives: DAVAO TODAY

3 weeks ago

MOTHER AND SON

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MOTHER AND SON

President Rodrigo Duterte witnesses the emotional reunion of eight year-old Rexon Romoc and his family at the Malacañan Palace on February 28, 2017. Rexon Romoc was abducted by members of the Abu Sayyaf Group on August 5, 2016 and was released on February 27, 2017. Also in the photo are (from left to right) Sulu Vice-Governor Sakur Tan and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza. (King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo)

3 weeks ago

BACK IN THE STREETS

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BACK IN THE STREETS

After a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and over 200 aftershocks in Surigao City, residents are back on their feet to march the streets on Monday, Feb. 27 as part of the Mindanao-wide peace rally held in several cities in Mindanao to call for the resumption of peace talks. The residents also called on the government to shutdown large-scale mining operations in Surigao del Norte. (Photo by Rhea De Castro)

4 weeks ago

STANDPOINT | Beyond glorification of EDSA’s 31st

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STANDPOINT | Beyond glorification of EDSA’s 31st

Decades and monuments after, the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolt continues to strike a powerful chord in the national consciousness. Today, it resonates sharply amid the seeming resurgence of authoritarian discourse in both word and deed as well as the unsettling applause it draws from not a few.

4 weeks ago

STATEMENT: Senator Leila De Lima on her arrest

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STATEMENT: Senator Leila De Lima on her arrest

The filing of criminal cases against me is only the fulfillment of Mr. Duterte’s fixation for revenge against me, because of my investigation of the Davao Death Squad when I was then the Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights.

4 weeks ago

STANDPOINT | Writing about earthquake on valentine’s day

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STANDPOINT | Writing about earthquake on valentine’s day

The earthquake in Surigao City and Surigao del Norte was generated, according to Phivolcs, by the movement of the Philippine Fault System which traverses from the end point of Mindanao in Mati, Davao Oriental to the tip of Luzon, somewhere in the province of Pangasinan.