Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal

3 weeks ago

FLOOD WATCH

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FLOOD WATCH

Concerned residents monitor the water level of the Matina River along Matina Crossing in Davao CIty on Wednesday evening, May 3. Water levels reached critical level around 9 pm, resulting to assisted evacuations, but subsided around 11 pm, according to the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 weeks ago

DISAPPOINTED

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DISAPPOINTED

Members of local environmental group Sustainable Davao Movement stage a lightning rally condemning the Commission on Appointments’ decision to reject Gina Lopez’ appointment as Department of Environment and Natural Resources secretary on Wednesday, May 3. The group branded the CA as the ‘Commission on Disappointment.’ (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 weeks ago

CA rejects Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary

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CA rejects Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary

At times close to tears, and with passion in her voice, former Environment and Natural Resources secretary designate Regina Paz Lopez maintained that the Commission on Appeals rejected her appointment based on business interests.

3 weeks ago

RUBBING ELBOWS

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RUBBING ELBOWS

Davao City Police Office City Director Police Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum (center) poses with members of the city council during a courtesy call at the City Council’s regular session on Tuesday at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Building in Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)