With the delay of the resumption of the negotiations, a church leader said it is up to the Duterte administration to “salvage” the peace talks between the government and the communists.
Author Archives: JIGGER J. JERUSALEM
Hundreds of loiterers were rounded up all over Northern Mindanao since the Philippine National Police (PNP) started its “anti-tambay” operation on instruction of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, the police regional office said.
Various tribal groups in the region held a protest-rally against the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Mindanao Cluster Convergence Summit here on Wednesday.
Apprehensive that the re-scheduling of the peace talks could further result to the escalation of the armed conflict and dislocation of civilians especially in the countryside, Mindanao multi-sectoral leaders have asked the Duterte administration to push for the resumption of the negotiation and to “do all the necessary steps and forward reforms that would end poverty in all forms.”
A Higaonon tribal leader performs “singampo,” a ritual purposely asking the “Magbabaya” (Creator) to protect them and their children and to hasten their return to their community, on Monday, June 19, in Cagayan de Oro City. (More…) (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)
A tribal leader has expressed his dismay over the resetting of the peace talks between the Duterte administration and the communist rebels saying the indigenous peoples (IPs) of Mindanao are the first victims of the ongoing armed conflict being waged by the guerrillas against the government.
Following the conviction of Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully for qualified trafficking and sexual abuse of female minors, the Regional Prosecutor’s Office has warned individuals who may have possessed or circulated pornographic photo graphs or video clips online, whether related to the case or not, that such act is punishable by law.
If it were up to her, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio would rather be a barangay chair than a senator, as she reminded village officials during a mass oath taking here on Friday the important role of the barangays in nation-building.
An Australian national and his Filipino partner will serve life sentence after a local court sentenced them for sexually abusing female minors.
Recognizing themselves as Filipinos and not living under the influence of colonial mentality is an indicator of being an independent people, a national government official said during the 120th Independence Day celebration here on Tuesday, June 12.