Students from the University of Mindanao staged a picket at the school’s Matina campus gate last week to protest what they said lack of transparency in implementing an increase in tuition next June pegged at 435 pesos a unit. (Tyrone A. Velez/davaotoday.com)
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Child advocates among non-government and local government want more effort in disseminating awareness and support to children who are victims of sexual abuse.
A surprise inspection by transportation agents on terminals in the city discovered irregularities in the registration of some buses and passenger vans.
Speaking before a Mindanao peace summit that gathered around 200 participants on Tuesday, Iqbal, who also heads the Bangsamoro Transition Council (BTC) said the Sabah claim is a “bilateral issue” between the Philippine and the Malaysian governments that “should be addressed through a dialog.”
With meager wages and widespread practice of contractual work that pays generally below the mandated wage, paying health insurance thus, takes a backseat as many would strive to meet daily food requirement of the household.
Davao’s track record is significant as the first smoke-free city among ASEAN nations, in a citation given last year by the Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).
A group of Typhoon Yolanda survivors called Tindog (Stand) People’s Network in a statement said prayers are not only needed in Eastern Visayas, and instead called for action.
“Is government going to subsidize (co-existence), or rather spend it in producing better or safer products? That’s the question. Maybe we can have healthier products with lower price if it subsidizes agriculture that is more sustainable, rather than spending on co-existence. It’s the discussion everyone should have,” said TWN scientist Camilo Beltran.
Give directly to Yolanda survivors, or to NGOs directly helping them.
Oruha’s exhibit theme, “A Light in the Dark”, was penned before Typhoon Yolanda struck the country. For Oruha, the tragedy added more meaning to the theme as she wanted her art to inspire hope to the Filipino people.