Author Archives: DIVINA M. SUSON

4 months ago

CIVIC PARADE

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CIVIC PARADE

It’s a break from an intense firefight against the ISIS-inspired Maute Group in Marawi City, some 30 kilometers ​south of Iligan City where military vehicles join the civic military parade ​to commemorate the annual city fiesta celebration on Thursday, September 28. (Divina M. Suson/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

ALERT

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ALERT

A soldier stands guard along the street in Iligan City as participants of the the Diyandi Street Dancing are coming. Local officials assure of a safe celebration, amid a war going on in Marawi City, some 30 kilometers away from Iligan. (Divina M. Suson/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

COMFORT

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COMFORT

The girlfriend of PFC Jaime Inventor is comforted by the fallen soldier’s colleague. Inventor was killed in an encounter with the ISIS-inspired Maute group on September 17, as the troops recapture the Bato Mosque, one of the militant’s strongholds inside the main battle area in Marawi City. (Divina M. Suson/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

Baby killed by bullet was scheduled for vaccine shots

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Baby killed by bullet was scheduled for vaccine shots

It was supposed to be his follow-up vaccine, but health workers in this town visited Baby Rex June Laride in his wake instead. He was killed in a bloody police operation, 4 am in the morning on September 11, at their residence in Barangay Taguranao here.

4 months ago

NO TOGA? NO PROBLEM

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NO TOGA? NO PROBLEM

Criminology student Hamdoun Cosain attends his graduation rites on Monday, September 11, in Iligan City, wearing only his white shirt, tattered denim pants, the school’s sablay (sash). Cosain left his graduation toga and cap in Marawi City when he fled with his family after the ISIS-inspired Maute group attacked last May 23. Their graduation was supposedly set on May 24. (Divina M. Suson/davaotoday.com)