Author Archives: MEDEL V. HERNANI

10 months ago

RISING FOR THE LUMAD

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RISING FOR THE LUMAD

Actress and One Billion Rising Global Director Monique Wilson along with activist-performer Mae “Juana Change” Paner lead the dance during a local event for the global campaign to end violence against women and children on Thursday, February 13, at Brokenshire Resource Center in Davao City. Wilson and Paner expressed their solidarity to the Lumads displaced by militarization in Mindanao.

10 months ago

THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHERE TO STAY

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THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHERE TO STAY

In a press conference last January 28, tribal leaders from Talaingod and Kapalong, Davao del Norte spoke in behalf of the hundreds more staying in the UCCP Haran Center in Davao City that they have chosen to stay amidst the clear and present threats to their lives by the presence of the members of the military and paramilitary which their local governments failed to address for years. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

12 months ago

PEOPLE’S SONA VS ERAP

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PEOPLE’S SONA VS ERAP

These students in a rally on the State of the Nation Address of former President Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada held newspapers with altered headlines bearing their calls for truth and justice to be revealed in the president’s SONA. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

12 months ago

NOT MUTED

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NOT MUTED

Media organizations, campus journalists, academe, human rights advocates, and other sectoral groups in Davao City unite on becoming a collective voice to defend and uphold press freedom and right to freedom of expression following the successful press freedom forum at the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) on Wednesday, Dec. 11. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

1 year ago

LEAN

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LEAN

Lean Alejandro, a well-known activist during martial law years, served as one of the speakers in a protest rally in Davao City. Alejandro was the former Bagong Alyansang Makabayan national secretary general when he was ambushed near the Bayan headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City during Cory Aquino’s administration. He was 27 years old.

1 year ago

JUSTICE FOR ATTY. VIC

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JUSTICE FOR ATTY. VIC

Progressive groups held a picket protest in Cabaguio St., Davao City calling for justice for human rights lawyer and member of Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), Atty. Vicente Mirabueno, who was assassinated on February 6, 1988 in General Santos City. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

1 year ago

CIVILIANS UNDER SIEGE

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CIVILIANS UNDER SIEGE

During the 1980s, hundreds of farmers and indigenous people residing in far flung communities in Davao City’s 2nd district were displaced due to heavy military operations against rebels. For several days, families took shelter in an abandoned abaca processing plant in Toril. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

2 years ago

YULETIDE BREAK

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YULETIDE BREAK

Beachgoers enjoy the view of the sunset while swimming at the Island Garden City of Samal during the yuletide holidays. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

2 years ago

BUCANA FIRE

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BUCANA FIRE

Fire guts at least 60 houses in a residential area in Purok 2, Barangay 76-A in Davao City Thursday noon, August 9, 2018. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

HARDWORKING ELDERLY

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HARDWORKING ELDERLY

78-year-old Erina Masbang is one of the many Filipinos who will choose the next set of local leaders during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on May 14. She was born and raised in Barangay 76-A Bucana in Davao City and earns P300 a day for washing other people’s clothes. (More…) (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)