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.
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This partnership will bring the supermarket to around 3,000 families located in residential areas around the Tigatto-Mandug areas such as Ciudades Township, DECA Homes, Las Palmas Verdes and Altea Homes.
Tourism regional secretary Art Boncato Jr. (fourth, right) poses with representatives of Cebu Pacific, malls and tourism groups in Davao to promote Davao Fun Sale, a tourism drive in 2014 that will promote shopping discounts and tourism into the city. (davaotoday.com photo by Tyrone A. Velez)
Mayor Rody Duterte kids around with a boy from Boys Town Davao, a shelter for abandoned or neglected boys, during their Christmas Party and opening of the Boystown Pizzeria. Duterte played Santa Claus by giving gift certificates and financial assistance to the institution. (davaotoday.com photo by Tyrone A. Velez)
Torres said CARD banks provide loans as low as P5,000 to start a small and micro-business with 2% monthly interest and zero collateral.
“Based on the study of Dr. Rodel Lasco and Dr. Florencia Pulhin, government’s reforestation only delivered 30% survival rate even though more than US $ 570 million has been spent on reforestation since 1970s until today,” Juland Suazo (of Panalipdan Southern Mindanao) said. “It is more of a failure than a success that the government never learned.”
International theater artist Monique Wilson dances with Davao artists during the launch of the One Billion Rising 2014 Campaign for Justice at People’s Park Saturday. Next year’s campaign will focus on defending women’s economic, social and political rights. (davaotoday.com photo by Tyrone A. Velez)
“Someone said fear and anxiety make impunity thrive. My impression is forgetting is the bigger enemy of accountability, and the biggest ally of impunity. When we forget, we allow criminals or human rights violators to get away with murder,” said Carlos Conde, Philippine researcher for Human Rights Watch.
“Let’s go beyond remembering the victims. The people should stand up and act against impunity. We can’t be silent anymore,” said Jessie Casalda, chair of National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Davao City Chapter
“The migration of survivors indicate the rising problem of people having lost trust in government,” said Prof. Mae Templa, who is also a coordinator of Balsa Mindanao.