Mindanao

Wanted: ‘independent’ indigenous peoples’ rep

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Oct 05, 2012

By DANILDA L. FUSILERO
Davao Today

“Ang Manrep representante sa mga lumad ug angayan lang nga gawasnon siya sa mga pagpanghilabot sa mga politiko (Manrep represents the lumads and it’s just proper that he’s free from the meddling of politicians).” — Makilala town’s Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative Bienvenido Macalos, a Bawa-Bagobo

RH Bill can help women fight breast cancer

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Oct 05, 2012

By KENETTE JEAN I. MILLONDAGA
Davao Today

As October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jean Lindo challenged the government to put emphasis on health, particularly on women’s health, by saying that, “the best health care systems in the world are countries that spend more than 10 percent of their GNP (Gross National Product) on health.”

BT corn use to raise corn yield but farmers’ group wary

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Oct 04, 2012

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Pedro Arnado, chairperson of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Davao, said farmers have complained of low incomes and bankruptcy due to their failure to pay mounting debts from traders in business with multinational genetically-modified seed producers.

Not just petitions, amendments to Cybercrime Law

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Oct 03, 2012

BY MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

Sheena Duazo, secretary general of Bayan-Southern Mindanao said, they are calling for the junking of the whole law because provisions already exist in our Constitution.  The law only broadens the scope of libel.

PH Cybercrime Law swamped with critics

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Oct 03, 2012

By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

“It violates our constitutional right to freedom of speech.  The muzzling of public grievances and dissenting opinion is illegal under article 3 of the 1987 Constitution.  It is unlawful. It is unjust.  They stall us on the much needed reproductive health bill and freedom of information act and they railroad this down our throats?  Not only is it immoral, it is also stupid.” — Pinoy rocker Nathan Peter Azarcon, Hijo frontman

NPA wives ask AFP: do not harass us

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Oct 03, 2012

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Davao Today

Lyn-lyn Genita said her family was “traumatized” when five heavily armed military men stormed their house last September 21 in Barangay Pandaitan, Paquibato District.   The incident affected her daughter-in-law, who had just given birth to the point of bleeding, so much so that she is now admitted at the city’s Southern Philippines Medical Center.

Nograles, Advincula early birds in filing CoC

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Oct 01, 2012

By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

As early as 8 AM Monday, first congressional district representative Karlo Nograles arrived at the Comelec office, making him the earliest in the city to file his CoC to run for next year’s midterm elections. 

Still a Duterte at the helm of Davao politics

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Sep 30, 2012

By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

Leoncio Evasco, current mayor of Maribojoc Municipality in Bohol and one of Hugpong’s founding members, said the event is “historical” as it’s the first-ever gathering of Hugpong as a political party, now under the Duterte triumvirate.  The convention was attended by about 3,000 members.