Author Archives: TYRONE A. VELEZ

6 years ago

Partylist asks Congress to probe entry of MNLF in Zamboanga City

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Partylist asks Congress to probe entry of MNLF in Zamboanga City

In House Resolution 302, Bayan Muna asked the committee on peace, reconciliation and unity to investigate whether or not the government terminated the tripartite review of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement with the MNLF, which claimed that this provoked their members to march into Zamboanga City on September 9.

6 years ago

Pork still present in 2014 budget

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Pork still present in 2014 budget

“They say there is no more pork or PDAF but why are congressmen and senators allowed to determine projects worth P 24 million? The mere fact that legislators each have P24M of hard projects practically at their disposal and there is no semblance of realignment on the president’s allocation, so far, is proof that the pork barrel still exists,” said Gabriela Partylist Representative Luzviminda Ilagan.

6 years ago

Duterte warns US firms target in Davao cinema bombs

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Davao City Police Chief Superintendent Ronaldo dela Rosa confirmed (the threats) and added that he had briefed SM Ecoland’s security team few days ago to tighten their watch because of information from intelligence of “terror” threats, but said this one “got away.”
“Mainit sila sa American brand (They hate American brand),” dela Rosa said.

6 years ago

Stranded in Davao, 33 Zambo debaters anxious to go home

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“It’s frustrating how the government has handled the security, why the coasts weren’t secured and could not prevent the MNLF from entering,
and how they are handling the situation right now. We don’t know what areas are safe, which roads are secured and which establishments are
open,” a debater from the Ateneo de Zamboanga team said.

6 years ago

Take MNLF seriously, groups urge Aquino over Zamboanga tension

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Take MNLF seriously, groups urge Aquino over Zamboanga tension

“The Moro question remains to be a complex problem and unless the roots of armed revolution are addressed and the Moro people’s right to self-determination is sincerely and genuinely upheld, it will pose as a gnawing wound in Philippine realpolitik,” said InPeace Mindanao chair Bishop Felixberto Calang IFI

6 years ago

WAITING FOR CUSTOMERS

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WAITING FOR CUSTOMERS
This vendor along the Ponciano – San Pedro junction waits whole day for a customer to buy her wares of slippers and sandals. The city has enforced a rule on vendors to occupy one-third space along sidewalks to decongest traffic. (davaotoday.com photo by Tyrone A. Velez)

6 years ago

NEA wins over CDA in DANECO board

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NEA wins over CDA in DANECO board

CDA board chair Abenir Labja slammed the decision as a “conspiracy” to dismantle electric cooperatives in favor of “big power players like Aboitiz, Pangilinan and San Miguel.”