Author Archives: DAVAO TODAY

3 weeks ago

POOLED EDITORIAL | Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

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POOLED EDITORIAL | Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know.

3 weeks ago

Duterte signs EO to end ‘endo’ but labor suspicious

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Duterte signs EO to end ‘endo’ but labor suspicious

As thousands of labor groups troop to the streets during the Labor Day protest on Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the executive order (EO) prohibiting illegal contracting, or subcontracting, and strengthening workers’ rights to security of tenure in the country.

3 weeks ago

Karapatan, Casilao decry priest slay

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Karapatan, Casilao decry priest slay

“When the Church stands up for the poor, its people become targets.” This was how human rights group Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay lamented the killing of Catholic priest Fr. Mark Ventura in Cagayan last Sunday, April 29.

3 weeks ago

Kuwait deployment ban stays sans MOA

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Kuwait deployment ban stays sans MOA

The Philippine government’s total deployment ban of workers to Kuwait would stay unless a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the treatment of Filipino workers in Kuwait is signed.