Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal

1 year ago

CAFGU member fires at Lumad school in Talaingod

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CAFGU member fires at Lumad school in Talaingod

“Please rescue me, karon na” (right now). This was the frantic text message sent by teacher Ramel Miguel to Ricky Balilid, moments after the Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center in Sitio Nasilaban, Talaingod, Davao del Norte was fired upon by a certain Rodel Buntanlog on Tuesday, 10 am.

1 year ago

CAFGUS

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CAFGUS

The 85 newly graduated Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit – Active Auxiliary 2 execute a snappy salute during their graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, June 14 at the Task Force Davao headquarters in Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

1 year ago

FAKE INDEPENDENCE

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FAKE INDEPENDENCE

Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Southern Mindanao Region hold placards criticizing US interventionism in the Philippines that prevent the country from attaining “true independence.” (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

1 year ago

FUNERAL VISIT

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FUNERAL VISIT

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorezana visit the wake of Private First Class Freddie Delos Santos and Corporal Casidy Uday in a funeral parlor along Panacan, Davao City on Monday, June 12. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

1 year ago

SHOW OF FORCE

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SHOW OF FORCE

Several soldiers and a few personnel carriers stay along the stretch of Davao City’s San Pedro Street on Monday, June 12 while the Independence Day flag raising ceremony is being held at the Rizal Park here. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

1 year ago

VETERANS

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VETERANS

With Philippine flaglets in hand, World War II Veterans Emmanuel Go, 92, and Teofilo Gamutan, 94, participate on Monday’s flag-raising ceremony in celebration of the 119th Independence Day celebration held at the Rizal Park along San Pedro Street in Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

1 year ago

INDEPENDENCE DAY GIFT

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INDEPENDENCE DAY GIFT

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio hands a souvenir gift to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who was the city’s guest of honor during Monday’s (June 12) Independence Day celebration held at the Rizal Park. Lorenzana led the flag raising ceremony in Davao which was conducted simultaneously in major cities around the country. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)