Herminio Coloma Jr, secretary of the Presidential Communication Office, briefs journalists on government’s actions on climate change during the 9th Mindanao Media Summit last April 25 which tackled the role of media in covering climate change. (Tyrone A. Velez/davaotoday.com)
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FR. Daniel Mc Namara SJ, astro-geophysicist and dean of Ateneo de Davao University’s College of Arts and Sciences, explains that climate change will bring both extreme storms and drought especially to Mindanao. This lecture was held at the 9th Mindanao Media Summit in Davao City on April 25 (Tyrone A. Velez/davaotoday.com)
The Missionaries of the Assumption (ma), administrator of the Assumption College of Davao, hosted a celebration with faculty, members of the alumni, and network of nuns, priests and non-government workers. Davao Archbishop Emeritus Fernando Capalla and Davao City Archbishop Romulo Valles also joined the celebration.
The human rights group Karapatan here has blamed the deployment of several Philippine Army battalions in the Davao Region for evacuation and complaints of alleged harassment of villagers in the hinterlands.
“The challenge is how to implement it. The RH Law may appear to be pro-women but the other policies of government are anti-women, such as the privatization of public hospitals, and the other policy of the Department of Health of no home-birthing,” Ilagan said.
“It is what the police said, and what the deputy mayor (in the barangay) said. They wanted to keep this quiet. But this is a public issue; it may not be the whole truth but it has to come out,” Duterte said.
Human rights group Karapatan criticized government security elements for attempting to pull out and arrest its staff member during a protest caravan here on Thursday by alleging her as a New People’s Army leader.
Two families demanded the newly-deployed Philippine Army 9th Infantry Battalion to bring out soldiers allegedly involved in the murder of a youth and the disappearance of his friend two weeks ago in Maco, Compostela Valley.
The question cropped up after the arrest last week of ranking Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria, even as the stalled peace negotiation between the two parties remained hazy and uncertain.
Balong can now join his batchmates after his family and child’s rights groups rescued him from state forces who presented him to the media as a “child soldier, informer and collector” for the New People’s Army.