Senator Antonio Trillanes IV pleads not guilty on the four libel cases filed against him by Presidential son and former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte and lawyer Maneses Carpio before a local court in Davao City on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (Kenneth E. Cagula/davaotoday.com)
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The Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR) scored the latest remark of President Rodrigo Duterte against the church and bishops, saying his tirades “it deliberately persuades religious differences and amplifies disrespect and violence among the people.”
A group advocating education for indigenous peoples is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) in the region to order the government forces to leave the lumad communities so that the children can continue schooling in the lumad schools at Talaingod, Davao del Norte.
Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Ariel Casilao told the Duterte government that it’s better to resume the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) than to aim for “another unreachable and fantastical goal” of ending insurgency on the country in the next three years.
Public school teachers in the city joined the outcry to stop the harassment and vilification against teachers following the supposed profiling of Philippine National Police (PNP) of members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) nationwide.
Think tank group IBON Foundation said that the decade-high 5.2 percent annual inflation rate for 2018 points to the failure of the economic managers and neoliberal policies of the Duterte administration, downplaying government’s optimism over slowing growth of inflation in the last months of previous year.
The militant Moro group Suara Bangsamoro said that Mindanaoans will not give their votes to those candidates who favored the third martial law extension in Mindanao this coming 2019 midterm elections.
National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief consultant Jose Maria Sison
welcomed the remark of President Rodrigo Duterte expressing openness of his administration to resume peace negotiations with the communist rebels.
The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) has appealed to the government to implement a P750 wage across the board wage increase in a bid to ease the inflation.
The New People’s Army (NPA) in Northern Mindanao has deferred the release of the alleged 16 prisoners of war due to the intensified joint offensive operations by the police and the military, an NPA spokesperson said.