Rights groups led by Karapatan asked the Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals’ ruling dismissing their petition for writs of amparo and habeas data.
Author Archives: KEN E. CAGULA
Organizers of this year’s 2019 Davao Pride Festival expect around three to four thousand members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community to join the event happening at the People’s Park on Sunday, July 28.
Urban Poor Privilege Cards, a Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) project, is set to be launched in August. The card, to be distributed among identified indigent individuals, will allow cardholders to avail of discounts on some basic goods and services.
After the post-SONA (State of the Nation Address) press briefing, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. told reporters that he will recommend another year of martial law due to “sustained rebellion in the region.”
Teachers were dismayed by “a little bit bigger” pay hike promised by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Protesters clean up their picket line and throw litter in a waste bin with an image of President Rodrigo Duterte covered in parasites, depicting the “rotten Duterte administration” after holding a protest at the Freedom Park in Davao City in time for the President’s fourth State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22, 2019. (Ken E. Cagula/davaotoday.com)
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to reconsider its suspension order against the 55 Lumad schools run by Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center Inc. (STTICLCI) and seek a dialogue with them.
Lumad school volunteer teacher Leah Mae Serra gets emotional in a press conference on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the UCCP Haran evacuation center in Davao City. Thinking about the hardship of Lumad children, Serra slammed the DepEd for suspending the operations of Salugpongan schools “on baseless accusations.” (Ken E. Cagula/davaotoday.com)
The Salugpungan schools that provide education to different IP communities in Mindanao will appeal the recent Department of Education (DepEd) order suspending its permit to operate and its recognition based on accusations of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio should urge her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, to lift the martial law in the entire Mindanao, instead of only calling to exempt the City from its declaration, said militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU).