PILLAR FOR ENVIRONMENT. Civil society organizations call on the ASEAN senior officials to set up the fourth pillar on the environment for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in its 50th year. The CSOs met on July 21-23 at Ateneo de Davao University to come up with a manifesto to be submitted to ASEAN senior officials meeting in Manila. (More…) (Contributed photo)
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17th Congress votes in favor of extending Martial Law until December 31, 2017 during the Congress Joint Session at the House of Representatives, Quezon City on Saturday. (davaotoday.com)
The peace negotiations between the government (GPH) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) resumed last year in an upbeat mood with both sides agreeing to fast track the process. A year later, the talks has lost its steam and is proving to be a difficult and protracted one with a probability of meeting the same fate as in previous negotiations. Even as both the GPH panel led by Silvestre Bello and the NDFP panel led by Fidel V. Agcaoili try to save the process through continuing back-channel talks the realities on the ground – such as military intransigence and President Duterte’s poor grasp of the peace process, on one hand, and the NPA holding its ground to resist AFP operations, on the other – far outweigh efforts to keep the talks going.
Two days before President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, hundreds of youth and students from different parts of Mindanao gather for the “State of the Youth Address” (More…) (MD Genotiva/davaotoday.com)
Progressive lawmakers filed a House Resolution No. 1126 on Thursday at the House of Congress to determine the benefits actually received by tobacco farmers from the tobacco excise tax. (L-R) Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Ariel Casilao, ACT Teachers Partylist Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro, and Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Arlene Brosas.(davaotoday.com)
Jeepney operators and drivers in Davao City launched a transport strike on Thursday to protest the government’s Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) modernization program.
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and lawmakers under the Makabayan bloc in Malacañan on Tuesday night. Duterte also met with the leaders of Bayan in Malacañan last year before his State of the Nation Address.
The Davao City Business Bureau ordered the closure of the bar that was recently fined for selling liquors to minors since it also lacked a license to operate.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines discovered several human remains who are believed to be civilians executed by the Islamic State-linked Maute group and the Abu Sayyaf in Marawi City.
Two government troops were killed while 11 were wounded in Marawi City after a bomb missed its target during an airstrike Wednesday noon.