Author Archives: TYRONE A. VELEZ

5 years ago

Post-undas demolition of sidewalk stalls shocks vendors

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Post-undas demolition of sidewalk stalls shocks vendors

Ukay-ukay vendors told Davao Today they were taken by surprise with the confiscation as they were abiding by the Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s policy to occupy one-third of the sidewalk. “We put our wares on the side. I didn’t expect them to do this. They even took items we kept away,” said Nurhata Mama, who said she has been selling the ukay-ukay for years.

5 years ago

SILENT WITNESS

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A statue of National Hero Andres Bonifacio goes unnoticed by the throng of voters searching their precincts in Cesario Villa Abrille Elementary School in Barangay Bucana 76-A during Monday’s barangay election. (davaotoday.com photo by Tyrone A. Velez)

5 years ago

Wanted: anti-child labor barangay officials

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Wanted: anti-child labor barangay officials

Kaugmaon executive director Florie Butiong-Tacang said their campaign has only reached ten per cent success in minimizing child labor working on hazardous conditions.
Their study showed cases where children worked in packing urea fertilizer in a refinery, and others cleaning bottles for a recycling plant. In both cases, children worked without protective gear and even worked overnight for days.

5 years ago

We don’t want enemies, only help – Bohol Mayor Evasco

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We don’t want enemies, only help – Bohol Mayor Evasco

Maribojoc town mayor Leoncio ‘Jun’ Evasco clarified his position in barring the Philippine National Red Cross from distributing relief packs in his quake-torn town in Bohol, saying he was all for centralization of the relief effort while at the same time shunning dole-outs.

5 years ago

Is Davao ready for a big quake?

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Is Davao ready for a big quake?

Phivolcs said officials should be prepared for such disasters as the country lies in “an active earthquake generation area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire” with one Philippine Fault Zone running from Manila to Mati, Davao Oriental.