Author Archives: KATH M. CORTEZ

3 months ago

Industrial Park to rise in Davao Oriental

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Industrial Park to rise in Davao Oriental

A multi-billion dollar investment to establish a Big-Ticket Industrial Park in Banaybanay Davao Oriental is set to be implemented this year after a Memorandum of Agreement was signed Tuesday morning between the provincial government and Pionaire Finance Limited and its consortium partners Chinese companies MCC International Incorporation, Ltd; Shenzhen Energy Group; Dezhou Chemtics Chemical Co., Ltd; and US-based company WaterGen.

3 months ago

DRYING

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DRYING

In this photo taken in February 20, 2018, a farmer at Sitio Datal Bong Langon in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato dries corn kernels. Only few people were left at the village after the massive evacuation brought by the incident that happened last December 3, 2017, when eight T’boli-Dulangan Manobo including tribal leader Datu Victor Danyan were killed by alleged military forces. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

FOR LOVE

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FOR LOVE

An elderly woman holds a bouquet of roses in front of a flower shop managed by senior citizens of Barangay 7-A, Davao City. The shop’s proceeds will go to the general and mortuary fund of the senior citizens’ organization. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

4 months ago

TWINS

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TWINS

Two-year old twins, Rosa Maria and John, sit inside the makeshift shelter at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines Haran compound on Saturday, February 10. The twins are among the 300 Lumad from Davao del Norte province who sought asylum at the compound from the alleged militarization of their communities. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

5 months ago

COASTAL ROAD

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COASTAL ROAD

A worker monitors the construction of the 35-kilometer road project that will stretch from Bago Aplaya to Sta. Ana wharf. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) aims to complete the construction before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in 2022. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.comz)

5 months ago

USUAL DAY

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USUAL DAY

An old couple from Marawi City trim​ their​ white hair inside Buru-on evacuation center in Iligan City Wednesday afternoon. They are among the thousands of Marawi ​City ​residents who los​t​ their house​s​ ​to the five-month-long war ​last year ​between ​government​ forces and ​armed fighters of the ​terrorist Maute group. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

5 months ago

LUMAD STUDENT

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LUMAD STUDENT

A Lumad student studies her lesson inside a makeshift tent in UCCP Haran evacuation center on Thursday, January 18. ​More than​ 70 students are ​still holding their classes in the evacuation center since they fled home in 2015 ​to avoid alleged harassment from ​soldiers. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)