The New People’s Army released another batch of prisoners of war in a village somewhere in Surigao del Norte province on Saturday, August 27 bringing to seven the total number of prisoners released by the rebel group coinciding with the successful first round of talks between the government and the National Democratic Front.
Now that the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines is moving forward, President Rodrigo Duterte said the government troops will focus on dealing with the illegal drugs trade and extremism in the country.
An environmental group has urged residents here to oppose the High Tribunal’s ruling that struck down a local ordinance banning the agricultural practice of aerial spraying.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said she is both heartbroken and furious over the death of a 3-year-old boy allegedly beaten by his stepfather in Matina Pangi, on Wednesday, August 24.
The New People’s Army turned over its two prisoners of war to Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao on Friday, afternoon, August 26 somewhere in Davao Oriental.
After the week-long celebration of the 31st Kadayawan festival, the city investment office reported that new investors in the city have been expressing their interest.
The City Veterinarians Office said there is no need to worry eating shellfish sold here since no shellfish tested at the monitoring laboratory came out positive with red tide toxins so far.
As the formal talks between the government and the National Democratic Front continue on its second day on Tuesday, August 23 members of the PASAKA Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao called for the abolition of the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) because of the agency’s inaction to address extrajudicial killings and displacement of Lumad due to militarization.
The City Council approved the appointment of City Administrator Zuleika Lopez in a resolution passed on Tuesday, August 23.
Some 55 new City Hall employees attended the first day of the two-day orientation seminar by the Human Resource Management Office to educate them of their duties and responsibilities as government employees on Tuesday, August 23.