Author Archives: DAVAO TODAY

19 hours ago

Group urges Duterte: uphold open-pit mining ban

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Group urges Duterte: uphold open-pit mining ban

A network of development organizations urge President Rodrigo Duterte to “put words into action” by upholding a current policy on the ban of open-pit mining, which they say government mining regulators have recently stated to reverse.

1 day ago

LOOK: President Duterte visits members of the Ozamiz City police

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LOOK: President Duterte visits members of the Ozamiz City police

President Rodrigo Duterte visits members of the Ozamiz City police on Thursday (Aug. 17), a day after Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr and his relatives family killed in a police operation were buried. The Parojinogs were accused of being involved in illegal drug trade. The President awarded Ozamiz City Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido and six other policemen who headed the operation and vowed to the police force that he will support them whenever they face prosecution for doing their duties.

1 week ago

STATEMENT| Attaining peace through active pursuit of justice and meaningful change

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STATEMENT| Attaining peace through active pursuit of justice and meaningful change

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCC-USA), bound by our faith in Jesus Christ and our common witness for the fullness of life, reaffirm a shared commitment to support the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

1 week ago

STATEMENT| No significant change on the situation of PHL’s indigenous people

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STATEMENT| No significant change on the situation of PHL’s indigenous people

The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples Rights and its partner indigenous communities commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this occasion, we offer our observations on how the government has addressed the rights of indigenous peoples. Despite the enactment and implementation of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) 20 years ago and the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) 10 years ago, we find no significant changes to the situation and enjoyment of rights of indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

2 weeks ago

CHR assures Lumad group to probe attacks

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CHR assures Lumad group to probe attacks

The Save Our Schools Network said it was assured ​by​ the Commission on Human Rights ​that it ​will investigate the reported attacks ​of Lumad schools and communities in Mindanao when CHR chairperson Chito Gascon visited them on Saturday, Aug. 5.

2 weeks ago

OPEN LETTER| Letter from prison by IFI Bishop Carlo Morales

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OPEN LETTER| Letter from prison by IFI Bishop Carlo Morales

We look for the president’s promise of change: the socio-economic reforms and political reforms that require the president’s political will to control the resistance of the oligarch and political dynasties to fundamental change. However, the president has out of control on his cabinet, they control him and his peace policies and effort. These are the Christian challenges – a peacemakers challenge, my challenge, our challenge. A challenge that requires faithfulness and perseverance whatever it costs- comfort or even life.