This week, local officials in Davao are making headways in preparing for the COVID-19 vaccine said to be arriving soon. But local health faces challenge in rising cases. We break down the updates and statements they have made this week.
Author Archives: TYRONE A. VELEZ
2020 may be the year of the pandemic, but there are people and events that defined the year Davao City went through this pandemic.
A 15-year old who was detained for curfew violation was raped by two tanods (barangay security watchers) in Leon Garcia, Agdao last week, which drew condemnation from women and children’s rights advocates.
Friends and colleagues held an online tribute a week ago for Nestor Burt Sarmiento who died on October 31 from complications of pneumonia that is not COVID-19 related. Sarmiento had worked in various projects for the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Northern Mindanao (RMP-NMR).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to surge in Davao City two weeks after it re-imposed a night time curfew.
The drill began on 10am of October 14. Twenty-five “persons disguised as terrorists” were scattered across 200 establishments in the city. The public and personnel of establishments were briefed earlier to spot the “suspects”, all identically dressed, and report to a mobile number.
Dodong Solis, a crusading veteran radio commentator for nearly five decades, known for his morning program “Straight to the Point” and current manager of the independent Radyo ni Juan Network, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest, a relative relayed. His family has yet to make a statement on the circumstance of his death as of Thursday.
Mangansakan has carried on the task of weaving history and current issues of displacement, discrimination, and self-determination struggles of Moro…
He was the voice that evoked fear from the people of Davao City in the 1980s, the voice booming over the radio, calling out “Redemp-terrorists”, names of union activists and tag them as communists.
As the pandemic draws people to advocate for bicycle use and safety, advocates here in Davao City encountered an unlikely critic to this cause.