Bello Tindasan, chairman of Compostela Farmers Association (CFA), along with other farmers, protests in front of the Army’s Eastern Mindanao Command Headquarters in Davao City a week before President Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) to condemn alleged human rights violations against peasants and activists. Tindasan’s house in Compostela Valley was strafed by alleged by Army men last June. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
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Chinese Embassy Cultural Counselor Pan Feng opens the first day of the Chinese Film Festival at Cinematheque Davao on Wednesday afternoon. The festival, which is a collaboration between the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Chinese Embassy’s Cultural Office will showcase films for free until July 12. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Eric Pundoc, a rice trader in Bangkerohan Public Market for more than 30 years, says he is aware of the existence of fake rice but is confident of his own rice supply. Pundoc expressed confidence in his suppliers and in National Food Administrations’s (NFA) efforts to ensure that fake rice does not enter the market. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Overseas Filipino Workers rights group Migrante International launched “Tanggol Migrante,” a program that aims to provide assistance to OFWs and their families by creating local chapters that will provide paralegal, medical and psychological aid, among others.
Kilusang Mayo Uno spokesperson Carlo Olalo warns of launching workers’ strike for all LBC stores nationwide as they declare June 30 as the National Day of Action and Boycott against LBC. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Migrante chairperson Connie Bragas Regalado retells the tale of Mary Jane Veloso, the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who Migrante helped save from the Indonesian death row last April this year, during the launching of Tanggol Migrante in Davao City. Tanggol Migrante will bring Migrante Partylist’s already existing services such as paralegal, medical, and psychological counselling, education of rights, among others to the OFWs and their families. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Graduates from the University of the Philippines Mindanao today bring umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain while waiting to get their own picture in front of the iconic oblation statue. The class of 2015 is the first batch of students to graduate on the rainy month of June in accordance to the UP System’s shifting of the academic calendar from June-April to August-May in its goal of “maximizing the opportunities offered by ASEAN integration and global education partnerships.” (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Efren Armilla, RMN Employees Davao Union (RDEU) vice president, announces their recent victory with the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)’s dismissal of the illegal strike case filed against them by the RMN management. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Farmers from the Compostela Farmer’s Association (CFA) put up a barricade at the entrance of Agusan Petroleum and Minerals Corporation’s (Agpet) operation site on Friday to demand the halt to its mining explorations in the area.
Ramadhan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, starts Thursday. It is the holiest month in the lunar cycle-based Hijiri calendar, and Muslims believe it to be the month when the holy Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.