Author Archives: DAVAO TODAY

4 weeks ago

SIGN OF PEACE

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SIGN OF PEACE

Members of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines greet one another at the Holy Mass inside the ballroom of the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands on Sunday, May 28. The photo shows a sign of hope on the resumption of the fifth round of the peace talks which the Parties continue to deliberate. (Photo by Altermidya)

4 weeks ago

STATEMENT| CBCP: We need men and women of peace

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STATEMENT| CBCP: We need men and women of peace

This is what we ask of the negotiators on both sides of the table. Do not be afraid to take the bold steps that alone can bring peace. Intransigence is not strength. Humility is. That one has stood one’s ground is not necessarily the best that can be said of anyone. That he has sown the seeds of peace is to say of a person that he is blessed!

4 weeks ago

On Marawi and Martial Law

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On Marawi and Martial Law

A Martial Law limited in scope, enforced with discipline and restraint, with respect for the Constitution and the inviolability of human rights, can solve specific problems. An unrestrained Martial Law, one that keeps its decisions and movements quiet and secret from its citizens, unconcerned with human dignity, will only compound the problem it seeks to solve.

4 weeks ago

PURSUE WHAT LEADS TO PEACE

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PURSUE WHAT LEADS TO PEACE

In the strongest terms we condemn terrorism in its various forms. It is an ideology that is totally against the tenets of any religion of peace. Especially so when terrorism is perpetrated while our Muslim brothers and sisters are preparing for the holy month of Ramadhan. Terrorism distorts and falsifies the true meaning of any religion. It destroys harmonious relationships among peoples of different faiths. It creates a world of suspicion and prejudice, of hatred and hostility.

1 month ago

Lift martial law declaration now! – Karapatan

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Lift martial law declaration now! – Karapatan

Karapatan strongly urge Duterte to immediately lift martial law in Mindanao, and to stop loaded caveats regarding putting the entire country under martial law. There are inviolable rights that cannot be foregone, regardless of place, time or context.

1 month ago

SPECIAL MEETING

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SPECIAL MEETING

President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a special Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Duterte called for a special Cabinet meeting after declaring a state of Martial Law in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 following a terrorist attack in Marawi City. (Presidential Photo)