Mindanao

Progressive solons oppose approved 2013 budget bill

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Oct 18, 2012

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Representative Tinio of Act-Teachers said he voted no to the appropriations because it “continues the decades’ long trend of prioritizing debt servicing over education, health and sanitation and other social services.”

One year Death Anniversary: Waiting in Vain

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Oct 17, 2012

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

“He’s a martyr because he lived a selfless life,” said United Church of Christ in the Philippines Bishop Modesto Villasanta.  He described Fr. Pops through Tagalog song’s lyrics: “walang sinuman ang nabubuhay para sa sarili lamang; walang sinuman ang namamatay para sa sarili lamang.”

Costly chemicals, agri inputs blamed in hunger incidence surge

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Oct 17, 2012

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Masipag said that when farming first became dependent on chemicals, synthetic and imported inputs that were institutionalized through the green revolution program in 1960s, the incidence of poverty and hunger steadily increased in the countryside, especially among the farmers.

Moro people press for HR, econ rights with the GPH-MILF signing of Framework Agreement

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Oct 16, 2012

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

Suara’s Lidasan said that this is the time for the Moro people to be on their guard the most as the agreement could be used to further plunder natural resources in Moro areas, noting that several foreign multinational companies such as Unocal and Exxon Mobil were already given permits for oil exploration and extraction, prior to the signing of the agreement.

Another bomb scare hits Davao school

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Oct 16, 2012

BY JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

Asked of her assessment on these incidents, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said they treat bomb threat calls as “low level,” but still send EOD (Explosives and Ordnance Division) teams “to check and make sure it is cleared and safe.”

Comelec sees Davao del Sur as “area of concern” for 2013 polls

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Oct 16, 2012

By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

But for Bernard Viñan, secretary general of the Citizens Alliance Unified for Sectoral Empowerment in Davao del Sur, the province need not be put under “Comelec control” if only authorities are keen in dismantling private armies of known political families.

Justice grinds slow in Fr. Pops’ brutal killing

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Oct 15, 2012

By DANILDA L. FUSILERO
Davao Today

Father Peter Geremia, Justice for Pops Movement convenor, said that since the investigation begun, the process had been too slow which “granted the perpetrators and masterminds of the killing ample freedom.”

A TKO win for the ‘Filipino Flash’ Donaire vs Japan’s Nishioka

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Oct 14, 2012

By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

“Nishioka was outfought all the way.  He showed plenty of respect for Donaire’s power.  It was just a matter of time he would fall, and it came in the sixth and ninth (rounds), a TKO (technical knockout) win for the Filipino Flash” — Ram Maxey, Davao sports analyst