A group of Manobo evacuees who are seeking refuge inside the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran compound decried on the repeated accusations of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) that ‘’bakwit schools’ train child warriors and earn profit from taking shelter in the cities to expose their plight in the communities they temporarily left behind.
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A total of 537,820 residents in Davao City are now registered in the priority list of the COVID-19 vaccination in the city.
A Lumad student in a Bakwit School in UP Diliman had this response to the recent pronouncement of the Philippine National Police Region 7 that their schools are “training grounds for child warriors.”
“You have been told what is good and what Yahweh requires of you: to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
To our guest speakers, Atenews alumni who are joining us here in the Zoom (meeting) or through (Facebook) live, Atenews moderators from the previous years and the present, Fr. Erwin Torres, Dr. Victoria Pre, Dr. Cheryl, guests from other student publications and organizations from across Mindanao and the Philippines, my fellow residents in the Atenews, good afternoon.
Alvin Luque, a known Davao activist who joined the National Democratic Front in Mindanao to become its spokesperson, was killed by a joint special action team when he resisted arrest in Tandag, Surigao del Sur at the early hours of December 10, Human Rights Day.
Protesters refuse to sit on chairs prepared by police authorities for them along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on the International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2020. They instead placed photos of victims of political killings under the Duterte administration. (Photo courtesy of Bern Pormento)
Davao Today was established fifteen years ago by esteemed local journalists as a news outfit that used the internet as a pioneering platform to deliver transformative community journalism by giving voice to the margins.
The military claimed they captured two volunteer Lumad school teachers in an encounter with guerrilla forces in Paquibato District, a claim disputed by the Save Our Schools Network as another propaganda spin to discredit Lumad schools.
Davao City has reverted back to general community quarantine (GCQ) starting November 20 due to the “alarming” rise of coronavirus transmission.