National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chairperson Louie Jalandoni described Davao City Mayor and PDP-Laban presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte as the most willing to resume peace talks and address the roots of the armed conflict.
Author Archives: Paulo C. Rizal
Students and faculty from the University of the Philippines Mindanao listen to Jose Maria Sison’s speech during the launching of his book “Crisis Generates Resistance” and of the graphic novel, “Louie Jalandoni: Revolutionary” on Monday, February 22. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
A bulldozer burns after being hit by a molotov cocktail thrown by a resident of Sitio 117 in Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District on Monday morning. A yet to be identified resident threw the improvised bomb in the midst of the chaos that ensued between police forces and the residents after the latter barricaded the area to stop the ongoing construction of the UP-Manambulan Road. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Students from the University of the Philippines Mindanao campus light candles on Friday to condemn the continuing harassment and killing of Lumads in Mindanao. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and UP System President Alfredo E. Pascual sign the memorandum of agreement to start the planning and construction of the sports complex in a 20-hectare property of the UP Mindanao campus. Duterte said that projects like this should be prioritized because they are for the future of the children. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
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)
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)