Author Archives: CHERYLL D. FIEL

6 years ago

Strike looms in Davao nursing college

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL

Davao Today

Rodney Baslot, President of Brokenshire College Faculty and Staff Union, said they might take this means of last resort as the management made several moves against the union, the latest being the “illegal dismissal” of 11 instructors on March 8.

6 years ago

Uncovering the terror in Baganga

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL

Davao Today

Walkie Miraña of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines, one of the delegates of the mission, said they were living out a scene from a movie. “There were military checkpoints, and they asked people for cedula and ID, and warned us if we go there we are left to fend for ourselves. It’s just like straight from Orapronobis.”

6 years ago

Losing faith in police investigation

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL

Davao Today

“Ang pulis ug sundalo, usa ra gyud ni sila. Pagkangalan nga sibilyan, luoy ang sibilyan, ila ra gyud nang tabunan. Ipalutaw gyud nang ilang bakak (Police and soldiers are one and the same. Because the way they treat civilians, they cover things up, and surface lies).”– Sonny Cortes

6 years ago

Duterte assures Sasa Wharf blast victims support as long as he’s mayor

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL
Davao Today

“Wala ko namulitika. Mintras akoy mayor sa Davao, ok mo. Karun, maayo na lang gani kay ang ginoo gihimong mayor akong anak, ok na pud mo. Karung moabot nga eleksyon, di nato masulti. Wala koy kontra pero kaning tanan, Inshallah. (I’m not politicking here. As long as I’m mayor here of Davao, you’re okay. It is good that God made my daughter mayor, so you are also okay. Now that elections are near, we cannot say. I may not have opponents, but all of these, I say, Inshallah, meaning God-willing),” he addressed the families.

7 years ago

Watering Down the Milk Code

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL
Davao Today

House Bill 3396 seeks to amend restrictions in the Milk Code and allow aggressive marketing of infant formula milk catering to infants as young as six months.

7 years ago

No flowers in the garden

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No flowers in the garden

An elderly woman leads fellow residents to stop a high-end subdivision project, the Le Jardin, owned by a prominent landlord family in Davao City.

9 years ago

NPAs unfazed by soldier imports from Luzon

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL
MACO, COMPOSTELA VALLEY – Communist guerillas who captured and released three soldiers and a militiaman in Compostela Valley in June scoffed at the entry of more government troops from Luzon.

9 years ago

Jim Gales and the persecution of the Philippine Left

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By CHERYLL D. FIEL
“We will bury another colleague, not knowing the full identity of his killers,” said Ariel Casilao, regional coordinator of Bayan Muna. “But his killing is no different from those of our colleagues from Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakpawis and Kabataan falling in the hands of this fascist government.”