• NO TO MERGING

    Students of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP)-Tagum show their opposition to House Bill 4480 which seeks to merge state colleges and universities (SUCs) in Davao del Norte. The bill was filed by Congressman Anthony del Rosario. (Mart D. Sambalud/davaotoday.com)

  • NO PARTY, UNLESS

    Secretary Teresita Deles said the decommissioning of Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters under the current peace negotiations must be complete before the 2016 elections. Otherwise no party, including the MILF, may be allowedel to run in the Bangsamoro (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

  • NO EXEMPTION!

    DILG Secretary Mar Roxas said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Office of the Ombudsman will start the lifestyle check on all PNP officials with no exemption. (Ace R. Morandante/davatoday.com)

  • REGIONAL GOVS MEET

    Rodolfo del Rosario (right), governor of Davao del Norte and chair of Region 11 Development Council presented economic and peace updates during last week’s media briefing in Davao City. To his far left is Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon and government chief peace negotiator with the MILF Miriam Colonel-Ferrer. (davaotoday.com)

  • BOXING MODELS

    Michael Bravo,(right) a six-rounder fighter and a Manobo from Kidapawan City, poses with his team of Sunshine Boxing Promotion for their fight this coming October 11 at the Almendras Gym. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

Farmers to lose lands in DavOr palm-oil shift

Farmers to lose lands in DavOr palm-oil shift

Survivors of Typhoon Pablo doubted that the government’s plan to shift to planting palm oil from coconut trees in Davao Oriental will help them recover from the 2012 disaster, saying it will only “intensify land-grabbing” of their farm and ancestral lands.

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