Hungry little child

Jun 29, 2007

A child sleeps in front of a Chowking branch along Ilustre Street, Davao City. According to child advocates, landless families are forced to send their children to work as hired hands in plantations and farms. Many of them opt to move to the cities. Read the story (Photo by Keith Bacongco)

Duty Free shop opens in Davao

Jun 27, 2007

Duty Free Philippines general manager Michael Christian Kho being interviewed by the media during the opening of the Duty Free Shop at the Davao International Airport on Wednesday. It is the first and only Duty Free Shop in Mindanao. (Photo by Keith Bacongco)

No to DCWD privatization

Jun 26, 2007

A streamer opposing the planned privatization of the Davao City Water District hangs by the facade of the utility firm along J.P. Laurel Avenue. The company’s union, the Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Davao City Water District, held a picket last week not only to demand the implementation of their Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) but also to oppose a 100-million peso loan from the Local Water Utility Administration that they said would lead to the privatization the city’s water system. ( photo by Cheryll D. Fiel)

The military’s victim?

Jun 22, 2007

Activists and human-rights advocates stage a demonstration on San Pedro Street on Thursday to denounce what they claim as the government’s intensifying anti-insurgency campaign that victimizes children. The photo in the placard is that of Grecil Buya, the 9-year-old girl from New Bataan, Compostela Valley, who was killed in March during a military raid on members of the communist New People’s Army. Read the story ( photo by Cheryll D. Fiel)

The view from Magsaysay Park

Jun 20, 2007

Davaoenos enjoy the beach front and the view in Magsaysay Park, one of the more popular parks in Davao City. ( photo by Germelina A. Lacorte)

People before profit

Jun 15, 2007

A member of the group Mamamayan Ayaw sa Aerial Spraying (Maas), which advocates the banning of aerial spraying of pesticides on the city’s banana plantations, stage a demonstration in front of the Davao City office of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), the industry group. The association is asking a court injunction against the ban. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Bags ‘r us

Jun 13, 2007

An ukay-ukay vendor at the Agdao public market shows her ware. For as low as 150 pesos, a bargain hunter can have a branded, top-quality backpack. | Read the story ( photo by Barry Ohaylan).

Street education

Jun 12, 2007

A pupil does her homework on the sidewalks of C.M. Recto Street as she waits for her parents to pick her up. Classes in the city began last week, with several public schools lacking facilities. The Philippine educational system is once again facing the same set of problems that Filipinos face each beginning of the school year. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan) | Read Davao Today’s coverage of education issues

Pinoy maids slam HK’s ‘insulting’ pay hike

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: