A lay minister at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Mintal, Davao City marks churchgoers’ foreheads on Wednesday with ashes from burned palm branches used from the the previous year’s Palm Sunday mass. March 1 is the observance of the Catholics’ Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten Season.(Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Thousands gather in Rizal Park, Davao City on Saturday, Feb. 25 for the “Freedom Rally Against Corruption and Drugs,” an event organized by Kilusang Pagbabago and Hugpong Federal, groups known for supporting President Rodrigo Duterte.
Hundreds of Muslims from all over Mindanao gathered at a hotel here to witness the launching of the newly reconstituted Bangsamoro Transition Commission, the group tasked to craft the Bangsamoro Basic Law on Friday, Feb. 24.
In a rare moment of solitude, President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be meditating as he waits for a photo opportunity with members of the newly launched Bangsamoro Transition Commission in Water Front Insular Hotel in Davao City, on Friday, February 24. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Friday’s unity walk was led by several religious groups, namely: the United Church of Christ of the Philippines, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Sisters Association in Mindanao, Exodus for Justice and Peace, respectively.
With steady hands and magnifying glass strapped to his eyes, Jun Alfanta, 56, repairs a wristwatch inside his small stall in San Pedro street, Davao City. Alfanta has been in the watch repair business since 1979, when he was still 18 years old. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Vendors sell imitation bags of known brands in a sidewalk along Ilustre street in Davao City. Their bags can sell for as low as 200 pesos a piece, and can even go lower depending on a customer’s negotiation skills. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
A fire of a still unknown cause razed at least 20 houses and two commercial establishments of a textile and motor parts store starting early morning Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Pregnant Bea Napoles and partner Reymark Anta are spending their Valentine’s Day together by selling heart-shaped balloons and flowers outside a university in Davao City. They are saving money for their forthcoming second child.(Photo by Jason Amisola)
Thousands of Dabawenyos ring in 2017 with party horns during the annual Torotot Festival held at Rizal Park in Davao City. Since 2002, the city government of Davao within its the territorial jurisdiction has prohibited the manufacture, sale, Distribution, possession or use of firecrackers or pyrotechnic devices.