Author Archives: ACE R. MORANDANTE

11 years ago

A hard day’s work for Mac Unday

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Mac Unday,13, pounds on a steel bar, protruding out of a cement post he finds in an abandoned lot on E. Jacinto Extension. If he succeeds in taking it out, the steel bar will sell at P11 per kilo in a junk shop. Mac has seven siblings. His mother, a laundrywoman, and his father, a housepainter, hardly earn anything in a day. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

Arroyo checks out Bankerohan bridge

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Despite the drizzle, some 200 people await the arrival of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for over an hour near Gov. Generoso I bridge in Bankerohan. The President barely stays five minutes before leaving for the gathering of town mayors at Grand Regal Hotel. (davaotoday.com photo by Marilou M. Aguirre)

11 years ago

Communists can be defeated if Arroyo term is extended, national security adviser says

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Short of admitting the failure of the Arroyo administration to stamp out the Communist rebellion, Gonzales told local peace executives there are only two choices left: either craft a really good local government counter-insurgency strategy or extend the term of the President. He said Arroyo wishes to finish the Communist rebellion when her term ends in 2010, but with only two and a half years left in her term, he doubts if the government can achieve it.

11 years ago

Is Paolo Duterte campaigning this early?

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Early Bird? This barangay ID card, which contains the photo and personal information (such as address, blood type, height, SSS, TIN and contact numbers) of the holder is already being distributed in the city barangays of Catalunan Grande and Wilfredo Aquino. The cards issued to residents include the photo of Paolo Duterte, the president of the Association of Barangay Councils and son of the city mayor. Kadamay, the urban-poor group, urged the young Duterte to recall the ID and stop the implementation of the barangay ID system, saying that it raises privacy concerns and violates civil liberties. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)