Author Archives: CHERYLL D. FIEL

4 years ago

“It can happen to any of us” says “convicted” editor

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“It can happen to any of us” says “convicted” editor

“It can happen to any of us. Even because of a mere police story. As long as someone wants to silence you.” So says multi-awarded journalist and editor-in-chief Stella Estremera after a trial court found her and former publisher Antonio Ajero guilty of libel for publishing an alleged one-sided news article 10 years ago.

5 years ago

Agusanon Manobo evacuees now in Davao City

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Agusanon Manobo evacuees now in Davao City

“Unsaon namo pag-uli nga naa pa may gyera didto sa amoa?(How are we going home when there’s still a war going on there?)” said Jocely Andaliki “At least diri, safety among paminaw, di pareha didto sa amoa nga giabog mi mismo sa among gobernor, (Here, we feel safe, not like there where our governor drove us out).”

5 years ago

K+12 adds to school opening woes

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL

Davao Today

“As this school year marks the second year of implementing government’s new K+12 program, it only adds to the already chaotic public school system in the country.” – Elenito Escalante, public high school teacher & President of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers of the Philippines Davao Region Union

5 years ago

Partylist not spared from trapo politics

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Partylist not spared from trapo politics

By CHERYLL D. FIEL

Davao Today

“Sadly, personality politics is still at play in the partylist contest.  The system even goes to the extent that winnability hinges on traditional politicians’ endorsement and money.” — Carlos Isagani Zarate, Davao-based human rights lawyer and Bayan Muna second nominee

5 years ago

Polls still BEIs’, voters’ nightmare

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL

Davao Today

The machine started rejecting ballots at past nine in the morning forcing the BEIs to shut down the machine.  To the dismay of first-time voters who were excited to experience casting their votes the automated way, the ballots were dropped manually at the PCOS machine bin, before BEIs took it out and placed it in a separate folder for counting.