A photo of then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shaking hands with then Mayor of Nanning, Mr. Chen Xiangqun on September 3, 2007, is displayed in an exhibit at the trade and cultural event dubbed “Nanning Day in Davao City” at the Abreeza Mall on Friday, June 9. The event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the signing of the agreement to establish friendship ties between the two cities. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal
Chinese performers entertain the crowd during a trade and cultural event dubbed “Nanning Day in Davao City” at the Abreeza Mall, Davao City on Friday, June 9. The event is in celebration of the 10th anniversary of partnership between the cities of Davao and Nanning in China. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Lawmakers and activists on Friday signed the third petition urging the Supreme Court to review the factual basis of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Martial Law declaration in Mindanao.
With the capture of leading personalities in the Maute Group, Eastern Mindanao Command Deputy Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said there will be more arrests as the army turns more “aggressive and proactive” in hunting those wanted by the government in relation to the Marawi siege.
Army spokesperson Capt. Rhyan Batchar said the government’s anti-insurgency campaign against the New People’s Army remains unabated despite the ongoing Marawi seige.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 11 has submitted a recommendation urging President Rodrigo Duterte to include in the implementation of the Martial Law in Mindanao the campaign against illegal drugs.
Cayamora Maute, said to be the patriarch of the Maute Group along with four other companions that include his daughter and second wife were nabbed by security officials in a checkpoint at Sirawan, Toril here at around 10 am on Tuesday.
The city council here is set to pass a resolution requesting President Rodrigo Duterte to deploy an additional army battalion to secure the city
The PASAKA Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao, an alliance of several town-based Lumad organizations expressed indignation at the joint resolution issued by the Regional Peace and Order Council 11 and the Regional Defense Council 11, which urged the office of the president to review the existing memorandum of agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development and PASAKA.
Lumad leaders expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s failed promises to protect their communities from dislocation as a result of military operations, moreso, with the imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao.