The talks between the Philippine government and the Communists is still on a deadlock as President Rodrigo Duterte insisted that negotiations with the revolutionary movement will only resume if the New People’s Army (NPA) will declare a ceasefire.
Author Archives: MART D. SAMBALUD
Aware of the destruction brought upon by open-pit mining to the environment, President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling to ban all open pit mining operations in the country.
The death of two Filipino children in the government’s war on illegal drugs underscores a United Nations inquiry that will probe the killings, a New York-based human rights group said.
The death of a 19-year old Lumad student from Talaingod, Davao del Norte drew condemnation from militant lawmakers, branding it as the Duterte’s administration “unrelenting attacks” against the indigenous people in Mindanao.
The national identification system is a threat to right to privacy, safety and security, a claim made by a militant lawmaker on Tuesday as he slammed the railroading of the bill proposed at Congress.
“I will husband it.” This was the statement made by President Rodrigo Duterte referring to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, reiterating his full unwavering support until such time that it is passed by Congress.
The rebellion and violence that gripped the island of Mindanao triggered the Commission on Elections to postpone the conduct of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections this year.
With the influx of imported toys, a watchdog warned the public of the lead-coated kiddie furniture proliferating in the market which poses health risks to children.
A leading pediatric group in the country is recommending against in-school random drug testing because there’s not enough evidence to show its effectiveness.
5-year-old Nekka Eliza insists on coming with her mother Veronica Soner to work and sell ice cream at the night market in Roxas Avenue, Davao City on Saturday, Sept. 2. The local businesses in the city continue to thrive a year after the deadly blast killed 15 and injured at least 70 people. (Mart D. Sambalud/davaotoday.com)