The individuals in these contemporary stories portray the roles of victims and perpetrators, willing and unwilling, caught and trapped in an endless web of make-believe and deception, materialism and quick fixes, easy money and corruption, dashed hopes and dreams.
Life & Culture
Teachers slammed the failure of the government’s decongestion program for public schools.
Disaster preparedness marked the annual Brigada Eskwela or the nationwide school maintenance week Monday.
One of the main destinations of this week’s national fact-finding and solidarity mission (NFFSM) to investigate human rights violations was the municipality of Talaingod, Davao del Norte, which has been in the news lately with the evacuation of more than a thousand of its Manobo residents after the start of massive military operations in late March. More than 900 of them eventually found refuge in Davao City, where they stayed for a month until an agreement to remove military presence in their villages was reached in a dialogue facilitated by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario. They have since returned to their homes, but their recovery is just beginning, and its completion by no means certain.
The Sports Festival is a program of the Duterte Game Plan (DGP) or the Comprehensive Sports Program to promote healthy, proactive communities through sports and recreation.