Flowers for the hero

Nov 30, 2007

On Bonifacio Day, militants in Davao belonging to the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) offered flowers for the Philippine revolutionary leader, Andres Bonifacio. They charge President Gloria Arroyo for the worsening corruption, hunger and fascism in the country today, and vowed to continue to press for her ouster. (davaotoday. com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Independent probe of House bombing urged

Nov 15, 2007

Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) take to the streets of Davao the morning after the blast in Congress, urging vigilance among the people. They call on people to act and demand an investigation into the incident that killed three, wounded several others, including lawmakers. InPeace, the peace advocacy group, said in a statement that the bombing was a smokescreen for something more sinister. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Lanterns on Tiongko

Nov 07, 2007

With Christmas less than two months away, entrepreneurs are already cashing in on the expected holiday boom. These lanterns are sold along Tiongko Street for as low as 150 pesos. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Water protests continue

Oct 23, 2007

Members of the Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Davao City Water District (NAMADACWAD) gather in front of the Davao City hall on Oct. 20 to protest the proposed 100-million-peso loan from the Local Water Utility Administration that they said would lead to the privatization the city’s water system and, consequently, higher water rates for consumers. (Photo by Keith Bacongco/AKP Images for Davao Today)

Candles for press freedom at USP

Oct 16, 2007

Students and campus journalists of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) in Davao City light candles to protest a recent incident of violation of campus press freedom in their school. Members of the school’s official student publication, Collegiate Headlight, accused a professor of harassing members of the staff over an article on the increase of publication fees. ( photo by
Barry Ohaylan)

Consumer protest

Oct 01, 2007

Members of Consumer Alert hold a demonstration in front of the Davao City Council to protest the planned 100-million peso loan by the Davao City Water District. According to them, such a loan is unnecessary and that DCWD consumers will ultimately be the ones paying for it. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan.)

Lawyers say HSA worse than martial law

Sep 24, 2007

During the commemoration of the 35th year of declaration of martial law on Sept. 21, different lawyers’ organizations in Davao City came together at the Centennial Park not only to light candles for judges, lawyers, and paralegals who were victims of the abusive law. They were also there to denounce the Human Security Act, which they called “illegal.” The lawyers describe the present state of the country as even worse than during martial law. They see more human-rights abuses under the law. On the same occasion, the lawyers launched HOTLINE 296-0070; people who are faced with HSA-related violations can call and ask for help. ( photo by Cheryll D. Fiel)

Ramadan giveaway

Sep 22, 2007

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hands a package of food to Muslim leaders at a mosque in Ecoland last week. Giving out food to Moro communities in Davao City during the Ramadan has been a yearly practice of the mayor. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan)