Author Archives: MARK JOY G. BASALLAJES

1 year 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)

1 year 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)

1 year 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)

1 year 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)

2 years 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)

2 years 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)

2 years 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)