PARADA DAVAOEÑO. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio poses with members of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) community during the 81st Araw ng Davao civic parade on Friday, March 16, 2018. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)


    Panabo City Mayor James Gamao delivers the 4th State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Panabo Multi-Purpose Center. He focused on the accomplishments of his administration and their plans to achieve the city’s vision as the agro-industrial gateway to the world. (Photo by Marlo Ansano)


    This year’s Datu Bago awardees (from left to right) are Nieto L. Vitto; Beethoven N. Sur; Belen C. Laud; Norma T. Javellana; Bro. Carlito M. Gaspar; Ricardo N. Obenza, Jr.; and Dr. Aland David Mizell. The award is the highest honor the local government of Davao City gives to its outstanding constituents. The conferment ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)


    DABAWENYO HERO. One of the recipients of the Everyday Dabawenyo Hero award, Phillip Duterte, is recognized for his dedication in teaching Matigsalug children in Marilog District. He died in 2010 due to sepsis and malaria while he was living with the Matigsalug in their community. (More…) (Marielle C. Pagoto/davaotoday.com)


    Various women’s group s in Southern Mindanao region march in Davao City on the occasion of the 108th International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8. (Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)


    This hanging bridge connects Sitio Palaopao to Kisolon Sumilao in Bukidnon province that is separated by the huge Kulaman River which stretches from the Kitanglad Ranges and merges northward to Tagoloan River. In this photo taken on January 5, 2018, a man passes along the hanging bridge to deliver a bundle of firewood the center of Sumilao town in Bukidnon. (Garelle Kris J. Bacaron / davaotoday.com)

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Is ignorance the new sexy?

Is ignorance the new sexy?

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FULL TEXT | 'We are running out of time, seize the day!'

FULL TEXT | 'We are running out of time, seize the day!'

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MANIFESTO | Uphold Civil Liberties and Human Rights
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STANDPOINT | Kodao, Rappler, Vera Files and the ongoing assault on the media

STANDPOINT | Kodao, Rappler, Vera Files and the ongoing assault on the media

It isn’t just Kodao Productions, Rappler, VeraFiles, NUJP or the Catholic Media Center that are under siege, but press freedom, free expression, and the entire Philippine media and press community...
STATEMENT | Resume peace negotiations

STATEMENT | Resume peace negotiations

The cancellation of the peace negotiations let loose the floodgates of bloodshed, human rights violations against unarmed peasant communities and indigenous peoples, avarice and arrogance among top government officials....


LFS, Army’s 4ID exchange accusations over military presence in campuses

LFS, Army’s 4ID exchange accusations over military presence in campuses

The League of Filipino Students (LFS) in Northern Mindanao condemned the presence of soldiers in schools as the Phil. Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) accused the progressive youth group of...
Normin entrepreneurs’ business skills get a boost through DTI-10’s KMME

Normin entrepreneurs’ business skills get a boost through DTI-10’s KMME

More than a hundred entrepreneurs and aspiring business operators from all over Northern Mindanao have benefited from the Department of Trade and Industry-10’s Kapatid Mentor Me (KMME) program, a DTI-10...
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Students of flood-prone school in Oro trained in disaster preparedness
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Alleged terrorist’s wife, 4 others nabbed in Lanao Norte


  • IN PHOTOS: A parade of Davao’s strength and diversity

    This year’s Parada Dabawenyo which began its route at Roxas Avenue, highlighted the different colors and faces of Davaoeños as the city of Davao celebrates its 81st birthday. With 325 contingents, the five-hour parade was well received by locals and foreigners alike.


    In this photo taken in February 20, 2018, a farmer at Sitio Datal Bong Langon in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato dries corn kernels. Only few people were left at the village after the massive evacuation brought by the incident that happened last December 3, 2017, when eight T’boli-Dulangan Manobo including tribal leader Datu Victor Danyan were killed by alleged military forces. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)


    An old couple from Marawi City trim​ their​ white hair inside Buru-on evacuation center in Iligan City Wednesday afternoon. They are among the thousands of Marawi ​City ​residents who los​t​ their house​s​ ​to the five-month-long war ​last year ​between ​government​ forces and ​armed fighters of the ​terrorist Maute group. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS: As killings continue

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The roads were already packed with clogged with cars even before the protesters trooped into the…


    A rainy weekend means play time for six-year-old Janwel Alberca and eight-year-old Doydoy Nuñez, students of Talomo Central Elementary School, as they glide through the slippery tiles of Nograles Park in Puan, Davao City on Sunday, September 24. (Kenneth Paul Senarillos/davaotoday.com)

  • IN PHOTOS | Remembering the late dictator

    MANILA, Philippines – More than a thousand Lumad and Moro trooped to the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Monday, September…


    Unaware of the avian flu virus that led to the killing of thousands of chickens and other fowls in Luzon, this woman sells these wild birds at P200 each in Cagayan de Oro City. Experts suspected the avian flu was transported from one area to another through migratory birds. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)

  • LOOK: In Kadayawan, a profusion of colors and smiles

    Indak-Indak, Kadayawan’s biggest drawing card, in pictures


    Prior to their march to Congress to protest the second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 24 workers from Southern Mindanao Region light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City and paid tribute to the martyrs of the people who offered their lives for the masses. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)


    This rock formation that resembles a small island is found in Cape San Agustin in Governor Generoso town, Davao Oriental which faces the Celebes Sea. Cape San Agustin lies at the tip of the southeastern part of Mindanao. (Zea Io Ming c. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)

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