Ricardo Oñate, Jr., regional director of the Department of Agriculture 11 says there will be a cooperation between their office and farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in providing support to the farmers in the region. More than 1,000 farmers trooped to the DA field office in Davao City to demand for farm aid as they struggle to overcome the effects of dry spell. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
Toto Bolcan, an urban poor leader, expresses his support to the protesting farmers in front of the Department of Agriculture regional office in Davao City on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The farmers demanded for farm subsidies. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
Lumad farmers from different provinces in Davao Region seek the assistance of the Department of Agriculture regional office on Tuesday, Oct. 25 to provide them with free water irrigation as they are yet to recover from the effects of El Niño. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)
Datu Monico Cayog and Isidro Indao of Kusog sa Katawhang Mindanao puts on a bandana called a ‘Tangkulo,’ on National Democratic Front peace panel member, Benito Tiamzon on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Traditionally worn by baganis (tribal warriors), the Tangkulo expresses the Lumad’s gratitude towards Tiamzon and the NDFP’s support for the plight of the indigenous and Moro people. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Women Moro and Lumad leaders Bai Ali Indayla and Bai Bibyaon Bigkay give National Democratic Front Consultant Wilma Tiamzon a ‘suwat,’ a traditional headdress as a token of gratitude for her support on their plightin a peace forum held Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the University of the Philippines Diliman. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Lumad and Moro children share a solidarity lunch with their new found friends from various organizations in Metro Manila at the University of the Philippines Diliman on Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
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STANDPOINT | The outright violation of the rights of indigenous peoples to peaceful assembly, freedom of expression
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The city government unveiled Tuesday the memorial marker at the blast site in Roxas avenue.
Minutes before signing the joint statement on the second round of talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the heads of both Parties took a short break at the Holmenfjord Hotell here in Asker, a municipality part of the Akershus county in the Oslo region in Norway. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Close to a thousand participants composed of indigenous people and Moro from different parts of Mindanao staged a cultural night at Bankerohan gymnasium Friday, Oct. 7 to kick-off the group’s national caravan.
Presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza and National Democratic Front of the Philippines chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison share light moments together before the formal opening of the second round of the peace talks at the Holmenfjord Hotell in Oslo, Norway on Thursday night, October 6, 2016. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Mothers with kids are among the more than 100,000 cyclists who travel to work, school or shops in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Multisectoral groups commemorated both the International Day of Peace and the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration here last Wednesday, September 21.
National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra visited the Lumad evacuees inside a church compound here Thursday morning, September 22.
Activists marched in Davao City to commemorate the 44th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by former President Ferdinand Marcos on Wednesday, September 21. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
Women leaders from various groups light their candles to continue the call for justice for the victims of the Davao blast on Tuesday, September 13. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Activists here protested the United States “war on terror” coinciding with the commemoration of 9/11 attacks 15 years ago. The protesters also expressed support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan of pursuing “an independent foreign policy.”