Davaoeños must brace for the surge of the COVID-19 omicron variant that may last until middle of March.
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Davao City has seen 75 new COVID-19 cases this week, which has prompted the city government to prepare for the possible rise of infection after the holiday season.
In Southern Mindanao, the human rights group Karapatan recorded 56 deaths of human rights defenders from the start of the Duterte administration from July 2016 to August 2021. The region also tallied 30 political detainees in the same period.
Kilusang Mayo Uno said the Duterte administration is similar to the history of President Emilio Aguinaldo, whose revolutionary group Magdalo wrestled control of the revolution against Bonifacio.
The families, who waited through ten years to hear the conviction, said they are worried of recent news from their lawyer Attorney Nena Santos, who said the Ampatuans have appealed to the Office of the President the Department of Justice to overturn the decisio of Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes.
Pamela said the accusation hurled on her father and sisters showed “why alternative pro-people politics is viable and more beneficial to our people. Such is proven by our uninterrupted public service for almost three decades.”
Both councilors said that they were not informed nor consulted before the decision was made public.
Tupas will be “part of the investigation” ordered by PDEA Director General Wilkens Villanueva, said the PDEA Davao Regional Director Lovitos who was invited to the AFP-PNP Southern Mindanao online press conference on Wednesday.
Sara Duterte’s withdrawal announcement came two hours after firing her information officer and aide who was caught in the drug raid in a beach party over the weekend.
Maria Victoria ‘Mags’ Maglana, a development worker, peace advocate and convener of the political alliance Konsensya Dabaw, filed her certificate of candidacy on the last day of filing on October 8.