Lumad women from southern Mindanao join the global call to free all women from different forms of violence as they take part on the launching of One Billion Rising 2020 campaign in Davao City, on Nov. 27. (Ken E. Cagula/davaotoday.com)
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Human rights advocates and activists in Davao City on Thursday, Nov. 27, opened their offices for inspection by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and media to further prove their legitimacy as progressive organizations.
Hundreds of individuals from different organizations in the city gathered as the global campaign One Billion Rising (OBR) 2020 was launched on Wednesday morning at the Bankerohan campus of the University of the Immaculate Conception.
Farm gate price of copra in Compostela Valley (ComVal) province continues to plummet according on the latest data from the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)-Davao region.
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) has called for a special audit of the Philippine hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after various food and logistic issues arose despite its P7.5 billion funding for the country’s hosting of the event.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday (Nov 20) expressed dismay that the Philippine National Police has done no action to rectify its supposed mistake over the arrest of veteran journalist Margarita Valle.
A local court in Tagum City junked the remaining charges filed against Lumad educator and agriculturist Dominiciano Muya who was accused as a top-rank communist rebel.
Worker’s labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno-Southern Mindanao Region (KMU-SMR), along with faculty unions of three local private colleges in the city, recently launched an art exhibit to honor the upcoming 156th birthday of the national hero Andres Bonifacio on November 30.
His photography shows the grit and emotion of workers’ strikes, farmers and indigenous people “bakwits” driven from the hinterland, urban poor communities fighting for their homes.
Peasant women group Amihan pointed to the Republic Act 11203 or Rice Liberalization Law as reason why the country reportedly surpassed China as the world’s biggest rice importer.