Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal

11 months ago

LAUNDRY DAY

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LAUNDRY DAY

Women wash clothes by the river in Sitio Kibasalan, Barangay Malibatuan in Arakan, Cotabato province. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

11 months ago

YOUNG FARMER

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YOUNG FARMER

A young student holds his bolo while watching the foreign delegates of the International Solidarity Mission help clear out the weeds in their vegetable garden at the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Incorporated (MISFI) school in Kisante, Makilala, North Cotabato. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

11 months ago

NO DRONES

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NO DRONES

Deputy City Director for Operations of the Davao City Police Office Angel B. Sumagaysay says that ​flying of ​drones will not be ​​allowed during this year’s Kadayawan celebration because of heightened security measures brought about by the expected attendance of President Rodrigo Duterte. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

11 months ago

HELPING HANDS

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HELPING HANDS

Delegates to the International Solidarity Mission experience the daily routine of students at the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Incorporated (MISFI) school in Kisante, Makilala in North Cotabato. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

11 months ago

BASIC HEALTH SERVICES

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BASIC HEALTH SERVICES

Despite lacking in school facilities, students studying in MISFI School are taught not only to read and write, but also to administer basic health services.Here, a student determines the blood pressure of one of the delegates of the International Solidarity Mission in Barangay Kisante, Makilala, North Cotabato. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

11 months ago

FARMING

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FARMING

These boys are no strangers to farming as they plow the open field with a carabao at the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation School (MISFI) compound in Barangay Kisante, Makilala, North Cotabato. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

11 months ago

VEGETABLE GARDEN

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VEGETABLE GARDEN

As part of a curriculum that is tailored to the community’s needs, these students of the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation School in Barangay Kisante, Makilala, North Cotabato are also taught how to maintain a vegetable garden. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

11 months ago

EXPERT CLIMBER

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EXPERT CLIMBER

A young boy exhibits his agility by climbing the coconut tree with ease at the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Incorporated School (MISFI) compound in Barangay Kisante, Makilala, North Cotabato. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

11 months ago

‘PAMAAS

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‘PAMAAS

In a Lumad ritual called pamaas, blood from a slain chicken is smeared onto the palms of some 30 activists who will be immersing in the different Lumad communities of Mindanao. The ritual is said to be asking the spirits for the protection and safety of the delegates. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)