Scientists from the University of the Philippines refute the national government’s claims that it is winning the battle against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, citing statistics that show the virus is spreading fast.
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Lumad organizations and their advocates are calling for the immediate release of the seven Lumad who were arrested in a raid in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and are facing what they claim as trumped-up charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
A union of banana plantation workers in Davao de Oro province expressed alarm over they were red-tagged by a vice mayor and military in a news report.
The controversial memo of Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia to practice steam inhalation or “tuob” to prevent Covid-19 infection has garnered reactions, including one from Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
The closure of another Lumad school in Davao Region prompted a Lumad leader in Congress to question the Department of Education if they are acting on the interests of the Lumad children who are now denied of another community school.
The Community Technical College of Southeastern Mindanao (CTCSM), a community college serving Lumad and farmer scholars in Maco, Davao de Oro province has filed an appeal on the order of closure issued by the Department of Education Region 11.
Human Rights group Karapatan urges the Department of Justice (DOJ) to recommend the veto of the Anti-Terrorism Bill which it is set to review before the president decides on the bill.
More civil society organizations in Mindanao have expressed their opposition to the widely-criticized Anti-Terrorism Bill.
The City Government has decided to drop the use of rapid diagnostic kits in the screening of persons entering Davao City, citing its low effectivity in detecting COVID-19 infection.
Mindanao lawmakers were among the minority in the House of Representatives that voted against the Anti-Terror Act 2020 or House Bill 6875 during their plenary last Wednesday.