Author Archives: MEDEL V. HERNANI

1 month 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)

1 month 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)

2 months 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.

2 months 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)

2 months 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)

1 year 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)

1 year 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)

2 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)

2 years ago

DIFFERENT DUTERTE

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DIFFERENT DUTERTE

Labor groups led by Kilusang Mayo Uno in Southern Mindanao (KMU-SMR) bring an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte as they march from Magsaysay Avenue to Roxas Avenue in Davao City during the commemoration of Labor Day on Tuesday, May 1. The labor group said the effigy portrays the economic and political repression against workers under the Duterte administration. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

2 years ago

FAMILY BONDING ON LABOR DAY

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FAMILY BONDING ON LABOR DAY

A worker brings his son to the Labor Day protest in Davao City on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Three major federations namely, Kilusang Mayo Uno, Partidong Manggagawa-Nagkakaisa and Sentro Nagkakaisa held a unity march against labor-only contracting. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)