The global observance of World Teacher’s Day highlights the heroism of teachers. While the occasion is celebratory, it also provides an opportunity to discuss the issues experienced by teachers and how they played a crucial role in the development of Lumad students and society, in general.
Author Archives: KATH M. CORTEZ
An evacuation center where indigenous people who sought refuge in the city stay is not a usual place where retired teachers spend their time.But for a 71-year-old retired teacher, teaching children who fled from their homes in Talaingod and Kapalong Davao del Norte, due to militarization of their communities, is where she finds fulfillment.
As the inflation rate in the region has reached to 7.1 percent this year, government officials claimed that it is still manageable.
Davao Teacher’s group is still hopeful despite the latest pronouncement from Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio that the city could not give an additional monthly allowance increase due to conflict with the law.
A union leader in Compostela Valley who survived an attempted slay try by men wearing ski masks and riding in tandem last September 4 lambasted the attack as part of the harassment against union members, who are being tagged as members of the communist group, because they have been fighting for workers’ rights.
Jerome Carayao, one of the survivors, offers flowers for the 15 persons killed during the Roxas Night Market deadly bombing two years ago. Carayao joins the families of the victims and city officials in a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Romulo Valle held on Saturday afternoon, September 1, 2019at the Roxas Memorial in Davao City. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)
The head of the Committee on Women here wants to intensify the current anti-rape campaign through massive sex education among youth and children in communities and schools.
“It was crowded that night and everyone was busy”. The survivors of the Roxas night market bombing recalled what happened on the night the city was under threat two years ago.
Four criminal charges have been filed by the Inter-agency Task Force on Thursday against thirty-three individuals for the December 23 NCCC Mall fire incident that killed 38.
Progressive labour groups in the Davao region poured into the streets on August 27 to join colleagues nationwide to demand accountability of the Duterte administration over what they said were unfulfilled promises to labor, notably in protecting the rights of workers and better working condition.