Progressive groups in Davao City stage a protest Wednesday, September 21 at the Freedom Park to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martial Law declared by then Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Sr. During those years, thousands of human rights violations were documented including extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. (Photo by Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)
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Recalling what happened during his arrest, Elson said the PC played Russian roulette to torture and psywar (psychological warfare) him.
As many have welcomed the national government’s move to allow the optional wearing of face masks outdoors through Pres. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.’s executive order (EO), some Davao folks are worried about the possible rise of COVID-19 cases after the city government declared it will abide by the new policy.
The 37th Kadayawan sa Davao celebration ended with a bang on Sunday, August 21, with all the fancy floral floats and rhythmic drum beating.
Despite the difficulties in preparing for the competition with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sindac Anib Performing Ensemble from Bislig, Surigao del Sur defended their title in this year’s Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan Open Category.
Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte has warned the public against publishing “wrong information” that crime incidents are rising in the city following trending posts on the issue on social media.
The city government plans to deploy a total of 12,332 personnel from the safety and security sector for this year’s celebration of Kadayawan sa Davao.
An electric cooperative in Davao del Norte admitted that it is a challenge to serve their clients in over 600 far-flung sitios (sub-villages) due to lack of accessible roads.
A councilor has asked various government agencies to give free rides to essential government workers assigned in far-flung areas of Marilog District citing difficulties of the residents to obtain safe and convenient public transportation that puts them at constant risk.
The waters in Davao River and its tributary Suawan River was found by authorities to be contaminated after a trailer truck carrying hazardous chemical fell 50 feet off a cliff in Barangay Suawan in Marilog District late Monday, August 1.