Photography

Pinoy maids slam HK’s ‘insulting’ pay hike

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Jun 10, 2007


A Filipino domestic worker in Hongkong protests a pay increase implemented by the Hongkong government that she and hundreds of others like her consider an insult because it is way below their demand. Migrant groups in the Chinese territory are protesting the government’s piecemeal approach to wage increases for domestic workers. Hongkong is one of the top destinations for Filipino maids. (Photo: arkibongbayan.org)

‘Miss-Ogyny’

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Jun 09, 2007


‘Miss-Ogyny’. Members of the Gabriela Network in New York held last week a “beauty pageant” to dramatize the killings of political activists, many of them women, in the Philippines. Photo shows a GABNet member dressed like a beauty queen, with a sash saying Miss-Ogyny, and holding a purple umbrella decked with small placards containing photos of Philippine women victims of political killings. (GABnet photo) | Read Davao Today’s coverage of the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines | More Davao Today photographs

Protest in Gensan vs abductions

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Jun 08, 2007


Members of the party-list group Bayan Muna stage a protest rally in General Santos City on Thursday evening, calling on the military to release their colleague Gilbert Rey Cardio, who was abducted Wednesday by men believed to be government agents in Koronadal City. Related stories: Bishop Calang on abductions: We cannot allow the tragedy of silence to continue to befall us
| Bayan Muna leader cried Pulis! Pulis! | Davao Today’s coverage of human rights issues

$1-billion mining investment eyed in Mati

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Jun 08, 2007

According to officials from the mining inudstry, the Philippines’s potential for growth in the sector remains good. In fact, BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner, is interested in investing up to a billion US dollars in a nickel mine project in Mati, Davao Oriental, according to Benjamin Philip Romualdez, president of the Philippine Chamber of Mines. Romualdez said at the Asia-Pacific Mining Conference in Makati City this week that foreign companies have invested nearly $700 million in the Philippines in the past three years as a result, he said, of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Mining Act of 1997 that opened the industry to foreigners. But environmentalists, who protested the conference, have warned of environmental destruction. (Photo: arkibongbayan.org)

Hundreds march to support Pinoy nurses in NY

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Jun 07, 2007


In Solidarity. Filipinos in New York take to the streets this week to express support for the so-called “Sentosa 27++,” who were victims of alleged illegal recruitment by a major healthcare management company in New York that recruits nurses from the Philippines. Read the story.

‘Fountain of Youth’

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Jun 07, 2007

Students in this classroom at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo High School in Matina Aplaya don’t seem to mind the water that is leaking not through the roof but through the floor. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

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Jun 05, 2007

Helping Hands. Members of the Philippine and US navies load food and supplies onto a truck for delivery to a Mindanao orphanage. The donation by the US military was part of the 13th annual bilateral maritime training exercise called Carat (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) that began last week in Zamboanga and Basilan. (Photo courtesy of the US Navy/US Embassy)

A child works for education

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May 30, 2007

Argel Kiawan, 14 and an incoming second-year high-school student, does some spade work outside the Magallanes Elementary School, which pays him 100 pesos a day. Kiawan says his family is poor so he needs to find work for his lunch money and daily school allowance. That a minor like him was hired by a public school to do manual labor likewise underscores the problem of child labor in Davao City and the flagrant violation even by government officials of the country’s child-labor laws. Click for larger photo (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)