Author Archives: MEDEL V. HERNANI

4 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)

4 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)

4 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.

4 years ago

HANDS FULL

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A boy at Bankerohan Public Market tries holds a durian in one hand and a price tag in another hand as he enticed market-goers. Despite of the low price, durian and other market products however are earning less due to the security issues hitting the city. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

4 years ago

RISKY RIDE

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Despite the city’s strict helmet rules for motorcycle riders, some incidents such as this family allowing a kid to ride without his helmet slipped past traffic management personnel that police the streets. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

4 years ago

NIGHT MARKET REGULATIONS PROPOSED

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Yusop Ahmad Jimlani, Davao City Drainage Maintenance Officer and Demolition Team-in-charge discussed during Thursday’s I-Speak forum at City Hall about regulations on establishing night market to accommodate sidewalk vendors who are affected by the city’s regulations on occupying sidewalks on busy days. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

4 years ago

KOREAN FILMFEST IN OCTOBER

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Six popular Korean films will be shown in this year’s Korean Filmfest in Cinematheque and SM Lanang this third week of October, according to Davao Korean Association Vice President Richard Ryu , shown here during Thursday’s I-Speak forum at at City Hall. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

4 years ago

GUERRILLA FILMMAKING WORKSHOP ON OCTOBER

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RJ. Sta Theresa, director of Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop announced their workshop’s opening for students and professionals interested to learn the basics in filmmaking this October 5 to 20. The Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop is now on its tenth year, and has produced local filmmakers such as John Paul Seniel, Willie D. Apa, Jr, and Bam Salvani. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

OFWs WOES

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OFWs WOES

Alfred Bulasa (left), a worker in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is one of the thousands affected by the “Saudization” policy in the Middle East which required foreign workers to have working VISAs and EQAMAs (residence permits). Those who don’t have these were given three months to either go home or find another employer, otherwise, they will be imprisoned for a year and employers will be made to pay the penalties. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)