“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.
Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio required the Land Transportation Office, the City Traffic and Transportation Management Office, and the Highway Patrol Group to present statistics that would prove the effectiveness of speed guns in decreasing the number of road accidents.
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)
Eighty five recruits graduated as Special Civilian Active Auxilliary (SCAA) and were issued firearms on Wednesday to replenish those who were enlisted into the regular forces of the Philippine Army.
The families of fallen soldiers Private First Class Freddie Delos Santos and Corporal Casidy Uday will be receiving cash assistance, and will be spared the wake and burial expenses, said City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)