Author Archives: MEDEL V. HERNANI

3 years ago

FREE VACCINE

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FREE VACCINE

Senior citizens queue to avail free flu vaccines inside the new health center building beside Sasa Barangay Hall in Davao City. Free medicine beneficiaries arrive as early as 8:00 am on Friday. Vaccination begins at almost 11:00 am.(Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Activists from Bagong Alyansang Makabayan lead a protest action at the Mini Forest Gym in Davao City to commemorate the first year anniversary of the Mamasapano massacre that killed 44 Special Action Forces troopers and 23 other civilians and Moro fighters. The government’s botched operation targeted suspected terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir, alias Marwan. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

FORMER LAWMAKER

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FORMER LAWMAKER

Kilusang Mayo Uno-Vice President for Southern Mindanao Region and former partylist representative, Joel Maglungsod urges Congress to override the vetoed bill seeking P2,000 increase for SSS pensioners and calls to all pensioners to unite and push for the approval of the bill during the protest rally in front of SSS building, Bajada, Davao City. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

BROKENHEARTED PENSIONER

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BROKENHEARTED PENSIONER

Cecilio Carog,72 years old, narrates his life as SSS pensioner way back in 2004 Cecilio was receiving P1,200 until 2013. After nine years, the pension increased by P200. For food alone, Carog said P1,400 is not enough, much less for medicine. He works as stevedore in FILPORT, Sasa wharf. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

CRY FOR JUSTICE

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CRY FOR JUSTICE

Activists and indigenous peoples advocates hold a candle lighting activity at the Freedom Park in Davao City on Monday
to call for justice for a Manobo student who was killed on Sunday by a suspected member of the paramilitary group Alamara in Sitio Laslasakan, Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte province. The Save Our Schools Network in Southern Mindanao said the 15-year-old Alibando Tingkas is the 20th child victim of extrajudicial killing in Mindanao since 2010. The group said the total number of child killed in the country is 29. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

CONDEMNATION

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CONDEMNATION

Bai Ali Indayla, a nominee of the Gabriela Women’s Partylist Bai condemns the killing of the Grade 3 Manobo student, Alinbando Tingkas, who was killed on Sunday by a suspected member of the paramilitary group Alamara in Sitio Laslasakan, Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte province. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

SUPPORT GROUP

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SUPPORT GROUP

Bishop Ephraim Fajutagana (second from right), Iglesia Filipina Independiente Obispo Maximo (Supreme Bishop), and Bishop Joel Porlares (third from left), IFI bishop of Bulacan and Bataan link arms with the indigenous peoples leaders during their solidarity visit at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines Haran compound in Davao City, where hundreds of Lumads are seeking refuge since March, last year. Fajutagana said the root cause of the conflict is the big foreign mining investors and their local Filipino counterpart who wish to extract the resources of the Lumads ancestral lands.(Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

4 years ago

FIRST DAY

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FIRST DAY

The police assured the public of their safety in Davao City in the series of Catholic dawn masses to usher in the observance on December 25 of the birth of Jesus Christ. Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Milgrace Driz says the first day of the Simbang Gabi in the city on Wednesday was peaceful. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

4 years ago

POLICE VEHICLES

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POLICE VEHICLES

The Highway Patrol Group (HPG) in the Davao Region receives six mobile cars and eight motorcycles that were were used during the recently held Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The group’s Deputy Director, Supt. Joy Andrada, announces it during a press conference on Wednesday. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

4 years ago

QUICK RALLY

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QUICK RALLY

At least five trucks and three Lawin-type public utility jeepneys (PUJ) loaded with paramilitary men from tribal communities pass by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), Haran compound, Fr. Selga Street, Davao City on Tuesday morning. . (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)