Author Archives: DAVAO TODAY

4 weeks ago

STATEMENT| Accountability, not nationwide Martial Law

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STATEMENT| Accountability, not nationwide Martial Law

Konsyensya Dabaw stands with fellow Dabawenyos who believe that regardless of how we voted last May 2016, we should not shirk from exacting accountability from public leaders that have been part of our city’s history for the past three decades.

4 weeks ago

STATEMENT | Prelude to Martial Law?

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STATEMENT | Prelude to Martial Law?

Are recent incidents on Lumad schools a prelude to Martial Law? A contingent from Lumad schools was derailed from taking a flight to attend a Manila conference, while a Lumad school in Indangan forcibly entered by fully-armed police happened last Saturday. Are these signs of Martial Law?
Airport police barred 32 Lumad students, teachers and parents to fly to attend their scheduled attendance to the Save Our Schools Network national conference set on September 16 on 1 pm.

1 month ago

STATEMENT| Why Makabayan Bloc bolts from House majority

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STATEMENT| Why Makabayan Bloc bolts from House majority

At the opening of the 17th Congress last year, we joined the Majority consistent with our stand to support the promise of change of Pres. Duterte. Back then, we were encouraged by his reformist and populist actions and pronouncements on a range of issues, including: resuming the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), releasing political prisoners, ending neocolonial ties with the US and pursuing an independent foreign policy, addressing the roots of the Moro rebellion, ending labor contractualization, increasing government support to farmers, putting a stop to destructive mining practices, reducing income taxes of rank and file employees, and increasing social pensions, and prioritizing basic social services over infrastructure.

1 month ago

STATEMENT| A fatal affinity with Marcos?

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STATEMENT| A fatal affinity with Marcos?

Come September 11, 2017, it will be a holiday in Ilocos Norte Province. This is not new in the sense that Ilocanos have been annually celebrating the birth anniversary of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. This Monday is distinguished because it would be the 100th birth year of Marcos, and no less than a proclamation issued upon authority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has designated that it be a special non-working day in the province.

2 months ago

GrabCar service eyed in Davao

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GrabCar service eyed in Davao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Raid-hailing service provider Grab Philippines is eyeing to unroll another feature in Davao three years after…

2 months 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.

2 months 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.