Even children visit the memorial site of the Davao bombing along Roxas Avenue at different times of the day to light candles and offer flowers and prayers for the victims. As of Monday night, September 12 the death toll rose to 15 after massage therapist Vicenta Asperin who was six months pregnant died while in coma. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
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Long-time Federalism advocate Architect Florencio Gavino III says that it will take the national government an approximate amount of P200 billion for the initial implementation of federalism based on studies by experts, and the proposal of the Kilos Pederalismo sa Pagbabago of dividing the country into five federal states. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Atty. Romeo Cabarde of the Ateneo Public Interest and Legal Advocacy (APILA) expresses his strong opposition to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ proposal to amend the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years old, saying that children are merely”victims of a failed system”. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
A policewoman inspects bags of jeepney passengers along R. Castillo street, Davao City. Routine inspections of both public and private vehicles have become the norm in the city after the Davao bombing that claimed at least 14 lives and wounded 70 others on September 2. The incident led President Rodrigo Duterte’s to issue a proclamation declaring a state of national emergency. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is satisfied with his performance at the Association of Southeast Asian Nation Summit recently held in Vientiane, Laos. Duterte arrived Saturday midnight, September 10 at the Davao International Airport where he met with the media to report about his first foreign trip as head of state. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
A non-government organization said that the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police “planted” the two identification cards that supported the arrest of a Lumad school teacher in Cebu City last month.
After a year of living as evacuees in the Sports Complex in Tandag City, the Lumad evacuees are finally able to return to their homes in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur following the pullout of the military in the area. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Michelle Campos, daughter of slain Lumad leader Dionel Campos, leads hundreds of Lumad evacuees inside the provincial sports center in Tandag City as they mark the one year anniversary of the killing of Lumad leaders in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga town, Surigao del Sur province on Thursday afternoon, September 1. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Atty. Cecilia Jover-Angeles of the Ateneo de Davao University College of Law said that while the College of Law currently has no official stand on the matter of the tribunal ruling on the West Philippine Sea issue, they consider it a momentous victory for a small country like the Philippines against a military superpower like China. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is slated to discuss the various issues surrounding the ruling of the international arbitration tribunal favoring the Philippines regarding the West Philippine Sea dispute against the People’s Republic of China.