Bios Dynamis, an organic rice producer popular for its sought-after organic black rice, and the TreeLife coco sugar from the town of Carmen showcased Mindanao-grown organic products during the four-day exhibit in Germany, which was attended by more than 42,000 trade visitors from 135 countries.
Women protest the fifth year of the still unresolved killing of Rebelyn Pitao and other women victims of human rights violations before the Commission on Human Rights. Pitao the daughter of NPA commander Ka Parago. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Women rights advocates announce activities for the coming International Women’s Day. (L-R) Lorna Mandin of city government’s Integrated Gender Development Division and Mae Ann Sapar of Gabriela Southern Mindanao. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Typhoon Pablo victims burn an effigy of President Aquino to symbolize their disgust on government’s “inutility” to respond to the needs of disaster victims (Jaja Necosia/davaotoday.com)
The passing rate for those who took the career service examinations for entry to government positions has only reached 10 to 12% for some 15,000 takers in Davao and Tagum Cities last year.
There is yet no ceasefire in place, consistent with what President Benigno Aquino III said yesterday that since Day One, the government is bent on launching military operations. But he clarified later that the primary objective of the military operations is the “unnecessary loss of lives.”
President Aquino III’s announcement Friday that “it is time to abolish PDAF” or the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) spurred epicurean invectives from journalists, activists and academe all over social media. They’d rather call it by other edibles.
Davao CIty Police Office Chief Ronald Dela Rosa orients barangay tanods on security measures for the Kadayawan festival. Around 400 tanods from the first district’s 40 barangays would form part of the city’s security for Kadyawan which includes police, intelligence, soldiers and volunteers. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)