Hundreds of farmers greet Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano after the powerful Commission on Appointments postponed his confirmation during its session at the Senate on Wednesday, August 30. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
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The existence of a humanitarian crisis in Marawi is real and can be gleaned from the situation of the thousands of residents who were forced to abandon their abodes and are now temporarily settling in various evacuation centers in the area.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Jr said the New People’s Army is collecting around P1.2 billion in revolutionary taxes every year from various mining areas in Mindanao.
Difficulties in finding jobs and the tight economic situation in the country force Moro residents in Mindanao to pack up things and set foot abroad to find jobs.
Students in Cebu City discuss with sectors on pressing issues about the Lumad and Moro people in Mindanao. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
Delegates of the Lakbayan of National Minorities stage a protest rally in front of PNP Regional Office in Cebu City on Wednesday, August 23 as they call on the government to stop political and drug-related killings related to the war on drugs. (More…) (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
If indeed President Rodrigo Duterte has Maranao blood in his veins then he should consider ordering the troops to end air assaults and ground operations in Marawi, a Moro leader raised this challenge.
More than 300 Lumad and Moro delegates from Mindanao set their foot in this premiere city in the Visayas on Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, to join the nationwide patriotic journey dubbed as “Lakbayan of National Minorities 2017.”
More than 300 Lumad and Moro delegates from Southern Mindanao hit the major streets in Cebu City on Tuesday, August 22. They call for the lifting of martial law in Mindanao, the end to the war in Marawi, and the condemnation of the continuing attack on Lumad schools. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
Sectoral groups and church leaders meet in front of Cebu City’s port terminal on Tuesday, August 22, for a protest caravan called “Lakbayan of National Minorities.” (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)