Cheers to stronger ties

CHEERS TO STRONGER TIES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raise their glasses for a toast during the State Banquet at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on January 12, 2017. Also in the photo are (leftmost) Honeylet Avanceña, Akie Abe (second from right) and (rightmost) Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

Welcome Japanese friends

DPWH personnel on Tuesday install flags on of Philippines and Japan along JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City ahead of the visit of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday in the city. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

45 wheelchairs for PWDs, elderly

MAITUM, Sarangani (January 7, 2017) – A Department of Heath personnel assists a parent of one of the beneficiaries of the Handog Pasasalamat of the provincial government and the local government unit of Maitum Friday, January 6. The beneficiaries of 45 wheelchairs were persons with disability (PWDs) and senior citizens. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

Jollibee in Canada

Jollibee executives and special guests gather around a giant bucket of fried chicken for the Jolly Crispy Chicken toast. Seen here are JFC Group President for North America and Foreign Franchise Brands Jose Miñana, VP and General Manager of Jollibee North America Maribeth dela Cruz, Honorary Consul Ronald Opina, Member of the Legislative Assembly for …

Dead whale

A backhoe pulls the dead Sperm whale to the shore in Samal Island, Davao del Norte on Saturday, December 17. Photo courtesy of Dean Ortiz