Author Archives: MARK JOY G. BASALLAJES

8 months ago

IRONMAN 70.3 DAVAO MEDAL

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IRONMAN 70.3 DAVAO MEDAL

Davao artist Kublai Milan presents the medal he designed for the Ironman 70.3 Davao triathlon race in a press conference on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Azuela Cove. The medal is a miniature version of the Agong, an indigenous percussion instrument usually made of bronze or brass. (More….) (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)

8 months ago

PARADA DAVAOEÑO

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PARADA DAVAOEÑO

PARADA DAVAOEÑO. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio poses with members of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) community during the 81st Araw ng Davao civic parade on Friday, March 16, 2018. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)

8 months ago

DATU BAGO AWARDEES

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DATU BAGO AWARDEES

This year’s Datu Bago awardees (from left to right) are Nieto L. Vitto; Beethoven N. Sur; Belen C. Laud; Norma T. Javellana; Bro. Carlito M. Gaspar; Ricardo N. Obenza, Jr.; and Dr. Aland David Mizell. The award is the highest honor the local government of Davao City gives to its outstanding constituents. The conferment ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)

9 months ago

JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

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JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

Campus journalists from different schools in Davao Region join the Journalism 101 Workshop organized by Davao Today on Tuesday, February 27 at the Big House in Davao City. The activity is part of Davao Today’s mission in promoting excellence among campus journalists. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)

9 months 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)

9 months 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)

9 months 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)