Members of the Peoples’ Democratic Hawkers and Vendors Alliance-Kadamay called on the government to release two of their members who were detained following a violent eviction of vendors from Rizal Park a day before the Papal mass last week.
Davao’s leaders and common folks got the greatest lesson from the five-day visit of Pope Francis and that is not just to help to poor but to help in the struggling poor.
Members of the Sisters Association in Mindanao light candles praying for Pope Francis to join the typhoon survivors’quest for justice. (Contributed photo: Dexter Aserdano)
Two students from the University of the Immaculate Conception College wear shirts printed with the image of Pope Francis. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Davao City residents are fixed to their television sets as they keep track of the Papal visit. (Ace R. Morandante/davaootday.com)
Emailed by human rights group Karapatan to the media, the messages were written while they were on hunger strike to appeal for their freedom.
Members of a nongovernment organization of typhoon Yolanda survivors, People Surge, and supporters tie white ribbons around Tacloban City in their bid to raise awareness on their real plight and the real reason for the Pope’s visit in the country: mercy and compassion to storm survivors. (Contributed Photo: Dexter Aserdano)
Emilyn Luna, 42, does not mind if Pope Francis will only visit Manila and Tacloban City in Leyte. Here, she poses for a moment snapshot taken by her nephew on a Pope’s poster at the San Pedro Cathedral. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Human rights group Karapatan said there are 491 political prisoners in the country, 220 of whom were arrested under the Aquino administration.
They may not be one of the lucky ones who could get to meet Pope Francis, but Davaoenos here have the same message for the people’s Pope – that he could fix the Filipino’s ‘broken hearts.’