INDONESIAN ANGKLUNG MUSIC IN DAVAO: A performer of a musical ensemble from Bandung, Indonesia, plays his angklung, a traditional Sudanese instrument at a concert in Davao City on Sunday. Each angklung plays a single note, which means a set of this instrument made of bamboo is needed to play a symphony. Musical notes are produced by shaking it. (Mick Basa/davaotoday.com)
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The increase in power rates by distribution utilities that either operate standby power generation facilities or are buying electricity from other producers for their “peaking requirement” is not “across the board”, a director of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said.
Bios Dynamis, an organic rice producer popular for its sought-after organic black rice, and the TreeLife coco sugar from the town of Carmen showcased Mindanao-grown organic products during the four-day exhibit in Germany, which was attended by more than 42,000 trade visitors from 135 countries.
“It’s a yellow-colored rehabilitation of Martial Law,” SELDA chairperson Marie Hilao-Enriquez called Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino’s defense of the appointment of former PNP GeneralLina Castillo-Sarmiento, as chairperson of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board.
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate expressed grave concerns how some Charter Change (Cha-cha) proponents are peddling the proposed amendments to the protectionist economic provisions of the Constitution as an “added incentive” for the creation of the Bangsamoro autonomous government.
“The Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission are useless when it comes to defending the interests and welfare of the Filipino people. In fact, these government agencies are merely being used by power companies to defend their rate hikes,” the militant group, Bayan, said in a statement emailed to news organizations.
In Commemoration of the Moro People’s Fight Against American Colonialism, Bayan Muna asks the House of Representatives to fast track the deliberation of House Bill 1323, entitled “AN ACT DECLARING MARCH 6 OF EVERYDAY AS BUD DAHU DAY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BANGSAMORO PEOPLE’S RESISTANCE TO FOREIGN OCCUPATION, THEIR CONTINUING QUEST FOR PEACE AND SELF-DETERMINATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”
The Bureau of Internal Revenue’s ad depicting medical doctors as tax cheats burdening public school teachers shows the Aquino government’s desperation in forcing doctors and Filipinos in general to pay taxes in order to finance corruption, pay the foreign debt, and increase expenditures for the military.
Throughout the world, the Philippines has been regarded as one of the best place for women, based from the results of the 2013 Global Gender Gap Index. The Philippines ranked 5th, three levels higher than in 2012 and highest in the Asia Pacific. It even surpassed many developed countries such as United Kingdom, Canada, France and the United States.
DAVAO CITY – In drumming up the significance of the month-long celebration for the Filipino womenfolk, various activities have been…