Author Archives: MEDEL V. HERNANI

5 years ago

OLD VENDOR

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An elder vendor sells old shoes under Davao’s Chinatown archway in Magsaysay Avenue. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

SENIOR MAKE-UP ARTIST

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An elderly beautician applies makeup on an elderly woman during Davao’s Search for 2013 Mutya ng Senior Citizens at SM Annex Davao as part of the Elderly Filipino Week Celebration. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

ELDERLY FILIPINO WEEK CELEBRATION

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Dressed in indigenous garb, a group of senior citizens from Davao’s Poblacion entertained fellow elderlies during Monday’s celebration of Elderly Filipino Week at SM Annex Davao. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

PHOTO EXHIBIT ON CHILD LABOR OPENS

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A photo-exhibit/contest on child labor launched by Kaugmaon Foundation opened Saturday at Davao Medical School Foundation Training Center. Contest judges SunStar Davao Editor-in-Chief Stella Estremera (fifth, left), Mindanao Times Editor-in-Chief Amelia Cabusao (seventh, left), and Lester Avila (center) cuts the ribbon for the exhibit. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

WORKING MOM

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Davao City Councilor Leah Librado-Yap holds her son in hand during Thursday’s I-Speak Forum at City Hall to announce the city’s activities in observance of Children’s Month spearheaded by her committee on women and children. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

DATE EXPO PROMOTES ‘FIVE GOLDEN CROPS’

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John Carlo Tria (right), program head of the coming Davao Trade Expo (DATE) 2013 said this event will promote the intercropping of “five golden crops” to help farmers vie for export market. Joining him is Expo chair Agatha Salanatin-Valencia (left) during Thursday’s I-Speak Forum at City Hall. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

MANOBO LEADER’S LAMENT

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Agusan Manobo tribal leader Datu Librando Peres from Barangay Sabud, Loreto, Agusan del Sur, narrated during the Karapatan press conference narrates how the agreement between residents, Loreto Mayor Dario Otaza and the miltary were violated as the Philippine Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion encamp in their communities’ schools and houses, and also strafed houses and places of worship. Peres demanded for the pullout of troops so the communities can return in peace. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani

5 years ago

SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS OF PROSTITUTION URGED

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Jeanette Ampog, executive director of the non-government organization Talikala, urged the government to provide social services and livelihood suited for survivors of prostitution in Davao. Talikala announced in Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City-Annex that they will join other groups in holding the International Day of No Prostitution on October 5, 2013. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

HEALTH, EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS OF INNOVATION EXPO

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Atty. Samuel Matunog, president of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-Davao announced during the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City-Annex the staging of the 2013 Innovation Expo (iEx) on October 11 and 13, 2013, at Seda Hotel and SM City Davao, respectively. The iEX will highlight innovations for healthcare and education sectors. At right is National ICT Council of the Philippines (NICP) president Lizabel G. Holganza. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

A vendor’s lament

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Even though he’s selling durian for as cheap as PhP20.00, bomb threats have reduced his gross earnings to as low as PhP1,000.00, an amount that could not even cover Jose Pungyan’s daily working capital. He bought the durian in far-flung Calinan at P8,000.00.