Author Archives: TYRONE A. VELEZ

5 years ago

Rise in HIV cases worries Davao health officials

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Rise in HIV cases worries Davao health officials

This city lags behind in awareness to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes the dreaded acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), as the number of HIV-AIDS cases rose in the first quarter of this year.

5 years ago

‘Fall guy’ trick slammed; activists fear crackdown

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‘Fall guy’ trick slammed; activists fear crackdown

Davao activists expressed alarm that they might be the next target of arrests and “trumped-up” charges by the military in the wake of recent incidence of rights abuses. This, as a partylist congressman condemned what he calls as the use of “fall guy trick(s)” to justify illegal arrests.

5 years ago

JUDGE AGAINST FOI

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JUDGE AGAINST FOI

Retired Judge Jesus Quitain (right) said self-interests of lawmakers have made the proposed Freedom of Information Bill less effective to ensure transparency of government transactions. (Tyrone A. Velez/davaotoday.com)