The New People’s Army said they burned heavy equipment in two of the biggest foreign mining investments in Mindanao last week, including one co-owned by the fourth richest Filipino tycoon.
The Traffic Management Center (TMC) will put up an outpost on top of a high point near Barangay Langub, Davao City as an added measure to curb rising cases of vehicular accidents in the area.
Six days after one of the country’s biggest fire this year leveled off an islet here, the city government announced that the informal settlers – or squatter families – would still be allowed to return but only after rehabilitation works would have ensured good access roads and safer electrical lines in the area.
The human rights group Karapatan here has blamed the deployment of several Philippine Army battalions in the Davao Region for evacuation and complaints of alleged harassment of villagers in the hinterlands.
The New People’s Army (NPA) announced Sunday they are intensifying their total log ban campaign in Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Agusan del Sur, starting with the capture of a “protector” of big loggers—a soldier belonging to the 72nd Infantry Battalion.