Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal

3 years ago

MIGRANTS GROUP

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MIGRANTS GROUP

Migrante chairperson Connie Bragas Regalado retells the tale of Mary Jane Veloso, the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who Migrante helped save from the Indonesian death row last April this year, during the launching of Tanggol Migrante in Davao City. Tanggol Migrante will bring Migrante Partylist’s already existing services such as paralegal, medical, and psychological counselling, education of rights, among others to the OFWs and their families. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

JUNE GRADUATES

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JUNE GRADUATES

Graduates from the University of the Philippines Mindanao today bring umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain while waiting to get their own picture in front of the iconic oblation statue. The class of 2015 is the first batch of students to graduate on the rainy month of June in accordance to the UP System’s shifting of the academic calendar from June-April to August-May in its goal of “maximizing the opportunities offered by ASEAN integration and global education partnerships.” (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

VINDICATED

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VINDICATED

Efren Armilla, RMN Employees Davao Union (RDEU) vice president, announces their recent victory with the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)’s dismissal of the illegal strike case filed against them by the RMN management. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

Ramadhan in Davao

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Ramadhan in Davao

Ramadhan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, starts Thursday. It is the holiest month in the lunar cycle-based Hijiri calendar, and Muslims believe it to be the month when the holy Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

3 years ago

JUBILANT

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JUBILANT

Board of Trustee member Ms. June Rodriguez dances onstage with performers from the Kaliwat Performing Arts Collective to entertain the crowd in celebration of Foundation for a Sustainable Society’s (FSSI) 20th anniversary, held in NCCC Mall, Davao City on Wednesday. FSSI is a non government organization (NGO) that “provides development and financing assistance to social enterprises in the country’s poorest and marginalized sectors.” (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

TRIBAL LEADER

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TRIBAL LEADER

Indigenous peoples from Davao region stage an indignation rally on Monday calling for justice for the victims of the Paquibato massacre. Three civilians were dead after the Army fired upon the residence of Paquibato District Peasant Association leader, Aida Seisa on Sunday midnight. One of the victims was Datu Ruben Enlog, chairman of the Nagkahiusang Lumad nga Mag-uuma sa Paquibato (Nagkalupa). (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

CHILD OF MT. DIWATA

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CHILD OF MT. DIWATA

Tj (not his real name), 13, is a former child laborer who has been in crutches for about a year after sustaining an injury in his left ankle while working in the gold mines of Mt. Diwata in Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province. Tj used to earn P10 to P15 pesos for a day’s work. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

FROM NOT SO LONG AGO

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FROM NOT SO LONG AGO

Former child laborers rescued by EILER look at photos of children in various situations of child labor, even in their own communities, some of which are old friends. EILER (Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc) launched a youth camp of former Child laborers on Friday to commemorate World Day Against Child Labor. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

3 years ago

GRAY SKIES

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GRAY SKIES

Amidst the rain on Tuesday, farmers from the 11 barangays of drought-stricken Kitaotao, Bukidnon put up a barricade along Davao-Bukidnon highway to demand the release of the P8.9 million calamity fund from the government. They also demand justice for Emelio B. Roflo, a farmer allegedly beaten to death by the military. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)