A group of advocates for federalism proposed to have five federal states or regions in the country.
Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal
Members of the Kilos Pederalismo sa Pagbabago present their proposal to divide the Philippines into five federal states or regions, namely: North Luzon, National Capital Region, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in a press conference on Monday, August 29. (L-R) Atty. Ruben Abarquez, former Davao City Councilor Atty. Aris Albay, and Architect Florencio Gavino III. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Medical personnel from Surigao City local government check the vital signs of Rodrigo Angob (center), a non-uniformed personnel and Police Officer 2 Caleb Sinaca (left) of the Malimono Municipal Police Station before they were released by the New People’s Army. They were among the four prisoners of war released by the NPA on Saturday afternoon, August 27 in Barangay Mat-i, Surigao City (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
President Rodrigo Duterte graced the 10th year anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command on Friday evening, August 26, at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
PASAKA Southern Mindanao Lumad Federation Secretary General Jong Monzon said that the criminal cases filed against were “fabricated” and filed only “with the intent to pacify” their resistance.
While they express their support for the ongoing formal talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, members of Lumad group Pasaka Confederation of Lumad Organizations condemn the National Commission on the Indigenous Peoples for its inaction on killings and displacements of Lumad people in Southern Mindanao during a protest action on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in front of the NCIP office in Sandawa Plaza, New Matina, Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
As the formal talks between the government and the National Democratic Front continue on its second day on Tuesday, August 23 members of the PASAKA Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao called for the abolition of the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) because of the agency’s inaction to address extrajudicial killings and displacement of Lumad due to militarization.
Fourteen entries from all over Mindanao competed in this year’s Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
One of the contingents during the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (street dance) shows the festive mood of the this year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
(L-R) Hiyas ng Tingusbawan Rachel Caputol of the Bagobo Tagabawa, Hiyas ng Kadayawan Inna Betil Garcia of the Bagobo K’Lata tribe and Hiyas ng Kauswagan Mosrifa Hadji Sohair of the Maranao tribe were crowned Friday night, August 19, 2016 at the Davao Recreation Center. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)