Mindanao

Mindanao business want specifics from Aquino in MinBizCon

Mindanao business want specifics from Aquino in MinBizCon

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Jul 30, 2013

by TYRONE A. VELEZ
Davao Today

(MinBizCon Director John) Gaisano Jr. said Mindanao’s business leaders want to hear specifics from the Aquino government for Mindanao’s growth. “For a time, Mindanaoans feel like third class citizens. Yet we produce 40% of the country’s food requirements and more than 30% to the national food trade.”

A woman’s place in the Blaan’s struggle for land

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Oct 23, 2012

By KENETTE JEAN I. MILLONDAGA
Davao Today

She was not simply the wife of an indigenous anti-mining activist. Juvy Capion, the woman killed in what is now called the Tampakan massacre, was a farmer, mother of four, and leader of the Blaan community.

UCCP holds caravan for environment and human rights

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Oct 23, 2012

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Bishop Melzar Labuntog said UCCP leaders and workers join with the indigenous peoples in their struggle for their ancestral lands, the protection of the environment and uphold human rights. “We dedicate these candles to them who died defending their rights,” Bishop Nabuntog said at the caravan’s kick-off ceremony at Freedom Park in Davao City, Monday.

Outrage sweeps Mindanao over Tampakan massacre

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Oct 22, 2012

By WARREN CAHAYAG
Davao Today

They are demanding the military to account for such “act of barbarity”, saying that relieving the perpetrators is not enough but the pull-out of these troops “who have become attack dogs against lumads who are only defending their land from being turned into ugly mine sites.”

Family of anti-mining B’laan leader killed by military men

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Oct 18, 2012

By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Karapatan-Socsksargends, however, said Bravo was lying.  What happened, he said, was an attack by Philippine Army troops against hapless lumads who are opposed to the operation of foreign and large-scale mining SMI-Xstrata, in their ancestral land.

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.”