• BREAK THE CHAIN

    A cultural presentation during the Kilusang Mayo Uno’s International Labor Day rally in Freedom Park, Davao City highlights the Filipino workers’ struggles for higher wages, better working conditions and respect for their right to union. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • LABOR DAY

    Members of the union Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Davao City Water District (NAMADACWAD) joined the International Labor Day rally led by Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) Southern Mindanao on May 1 at Freedom Park as they call for an increase in living wage amid inflation and an end to attacks on union organizing. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • LITTLE BOY

    A boy picks scraps from homes burned down by the fire last Sunday, April 7, 2024, in Muslim Village, Purok 7, Barangay 76-A. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • SLAP AGAINST CHACHA

    With her hand painted red, a protester symbolically slaps the face of President Bongbong Marcos Jr on a tarpaulin during a rally commemorating the 114th International Women’s Day at Freedom Park, Roxas Avenue, where various groups protest the Marcos’ push for charter change. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • JUSTICE

    Lumad school teacher Rose Hayahay holds a photo of fellow teacher Gelejurain Ngujo II, as Lumad advocates observe the second death anniversary of the New Bataan 5 murders. Ngujo, with fellow teacher Chad Booc, health worker Elegyn Balonga, and two drivers were killed in New Bataan, Davao de Oro two years ago, as Lumad advocates hold soldiers accountable for their murders. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • TO THE RESCUE

    Rescuers struggle through chest-high floodwaters to convince residents to vacate their homes for shelter in Juliville and Jade Valley subdivisions. Some residents who live in two-story houses choose to stay and wait for the water to subside in fear of losing their belongings. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)

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Google Maps couldn’t locate the West Philippine Sea, what does it mean?

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STATEMENT | A cry for justice for the victims and survivors of the ongoing climate disaster in Davao region

STATEMENT | A cry for justice for the victims and survivors of the ongoing climate disaster in Davao region

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Way ChaCha: Women & Youth Against Charter Change

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Electric cooperative starts using modular generators to rid Samal of power woes

The Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (NORDECO) started using modular generator sets to rid the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) of rotational power outages....
DOT assures a bigger Kaamulan Festival in 2024

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Trader nabbed for selling ‘fake’ cigarettes in CdO

Trader nabbed for selling ‘fake’ cigarettes in CdO

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Lapses, ‘harassment’ scored in ‘arrest’ of 3 Chinese nationals in Cagayan de Oro

Employees of a company here decried the alleged harassment made by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) when the latter apprehended Chinese nationals last week....
Tribal group hits recognition of IP leader in Davao de Oro town

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