Author Archives: DIVINA M. SUSON

4 months ago

PRESIDENT’S TATTOOS

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PRESIDENT’S TATTOOS

President Rodrigo Duterte shows off is tattoos – a long stemmed rose and the logo of the Guardians Brotherhood, during his visit to the wounded soldiers in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City, Saturday afternoon, September 9. (Divina M. Suson/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

Stray bullet kills CSC regional exec in Marawi

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Stray bullet kills CSC regional exec in Marawi

The assistant director of the Civil Service Commission – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao died when he was hit ​by a stray bullet on Thursday, Sept. 7 while at the gate of the main campus of Mindanao State University in Marawi City.

5 months ago

IN PHOTOS | A war that turned Marawi into rubble

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IN PHOTOS | A war that turned Marawi into rubble

It was once known as a “Little Baguio” for the city’s cool and fresh breeze. But today the air in Marawi smells of gunpowder. A few meters away from where journalists were traversing the bridge once controlled by armed militants, gun fighting continues. The government was also relentless in flushing out the militants in what they described as a small portion of the city’s 87.55 square kilometers land area with continuous aerial bombardment.

5 months ago

AFTER 100 DAYS

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AFTER 100 DAYS

Philippine Marines patrol the highway of Barangay Bubong Madaya on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The village became the main battle area between government troops and the ISIS-inspired Maute group in Marawi City for more than three months.(Divina M. Suson/davaotoday.com)

5 months ago

Women in uniform leading Marawi peace efforts

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Women in uniform leading Marawi peace efforts

Clad in white hijabs, more than a hundred female officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrived at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental on Tuesday, August 30, as part of the government’s rehabilitation effort in the war-stricken Marawi.