Author Archives: MARK JOY G. BASALLAJES

7 days ago

TORCH

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TORCH

Mikey Aportadera, head of the City Sports Development Division passes the torch to grade 12 student athlete Ranel Bantilan during the opening ceremony of the Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2018 on Sunday, February 18 in Davao City. (Mark Joy G. Basallales / davaotoday.com)

3 weeks ago

‘SHAKA’

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‘SHAKA’

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Mayor Bernard P Carvalho Jr. of the County of Kaua’i, Hawai’i do the “shaka” hand sign commonly used by Hawaiians to the convey the aloha spirit or greeting of thanks. The two cities signed the Sister City Agreement on Monday, February 5, 2018. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes / davaotoday.com)

3 weeks ago

MOTHER AND SON BONDING

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MOTHER AND SON BONDING

A mother and son take time to pose for a selfie after attending the mass at the San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City on Friday, February 2. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes / davaotoday.com)

3 weeks ago

‘PULL​ ​OUT TROOPS’

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‘PULL​ ​OUT TROOPS’

Lumad group PASAKA holds protest outside the venue of the Indigenous Peoples Summit on Thursday, February 1, to call for President Rodrigo Duterte to pull ​out the soldiers from Lumad communities to pave way for the safe return of Lumad evacuees in UCCP Haran. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)