A former mayor is implicated by a human rights group’s report on “death squad” killings in Tagum City that felled around 300 people in the past four years.
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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.
The issue of the Talaingod Manobo displacement would be raised by an indigenous peoples woman leader in the ongoing 13th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York starting last May 12 to 23.
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.
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)
The New People’s Army claimed they captured last week an army corporal involved in protecting a logging syndicate headed by local and police officials in Southern Mindanao and Caraga Regions.
Expect longer brownouts that would last from four to six hours in a day.
Various activist groups in Davao and other regions opposed the signing of a defense agreement and a trade partnership between the Philippine and United States governments which they said are one-sided.
Patience is running thin for a colleague of slain Italian missionary Fr. Fausto ‘Pops’ Tentorio after learning that the special investigative body is asking for an extension of their probe beyond the April 30 deadline.
Raising awareness, action and accountability of government on disaster response were stressed in a summit on climate change attended by some 100 journalists all over Mindanao.