Private schools in Davao City opted to suspend or lessen online classes as PLDT and Smart announced a five-day emergency maintenance from September 25-30 that will slow down the internet connection.
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A group of Lumad school advocates did not sit well with President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday that implied them as exploiting children.
President Rodrigo Duterte spoke for the first time before the United Nations (UN) General Assembly online to defend accusations of human rights abuses, as he took a swipe on critics for “weaponizing human rights” against him.
Journalists launched a “Masked Media” campaign during the 48th anniversary of the Martial Law to symbolize their continuing defense of press freedom under threat by the Duterte administration.
In the commemoration of the September 21 Martial Law, progressive groups forego holding their rally at Freedom Park where police awaited them to force them again to sit on plastic chairs.
The displaced Manobo Lumad from Talaingod and Kapalong and the UCCP Haran are once again charged with trafficking persons and child abuse, charges they say is orchestrated by the lies of the government’s anti-insurgency task force.
The Department of Health Davao Region encourages provincial government units to set up Covid-19 testing facilities as Davao de Oro province began construction of their own facility.
During the Global Day of Action on the first day of the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Monday, human rights workers and advocates joined the online action by raising concerns of unsolved killings in the region.
A community college in Davao de Oro that was closed by the Department of Education will be releasing a book on its unique experience of agro-ecology in their curriculum.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s absolute pardon to American Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, convicted of killing transgender Jennifer Laude in 2015, drew strong condemnation from Filipinos, calling it a “subservience” to the US government.