A nun plays the indigenous musical instrument called kulintang at the Kadayawan Village in Magsaysay Park, Davao City. The Kadayawan Village showcases the craftmanship of the 11 tribes of the city through life size replicas of their traditional houses and considered as one of the must-see places during the Kadayawan festival on August. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)
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Fishermen here has asked the city government to provide them safer access to the shores to for them to land and to protect their boats against battering monsoon waves.
The non-governmental women’s research group Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) noted poverty as key reason why the latest survey conducted by the Thomas Reuters Foundation found the Philippines to be one of the top ten most dangerous nations in the world in terms of human trafficking.
A boy enjoys playing near the beach despite the ongoing implementation of a coastal bypass road project under President Duterte’s Build, Build, Build program. The road project that will traverse from Talomo area to Sta. Ana Pier, is aimed to decongest the heavy traffic now being experienced by commuters in Davao City. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/davaotoday.com)
The human rights group Karapatan urged for the immediate release of African missionary Tawanda Chandiwana and to stop the harassment of the two other United Methodist missionaries and for the authorities to allow them to go home.
Workers terminated by Jollibee Foods Corporation in Parañaque City, launched the hashtag #BEEastMode campaign to protest their dismissal, and gathered for a picket protest yesterday at the main commissary and warehouse of the food chain.
Kabataan party list vehemently condemned the attempts of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Duterte administration to cover up the brutal death of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo and to categorically deny the verbal order to have vagrants arrested.
The women party list opposed the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to bring “Toktok-Hangyo” meaning “knock and plead (make a polite request to surrender or stop using drugs),” or TOKHANG to schools.
Following the mass arrest of over 5,000 vagrants by the Metro Manila police district, palace officials assured the public that the anti-tambay order of President Rodrigo Duterte is not a prelude to the declaration of martial nationwide.
Priests in some dioceses in Laguna were already reported to have carried guns with them for self-defense after three priests, all in Luzon, were gunned down by still unknown gunmen.