After 25 minutes, the regular session of Sangguniang Panlungsod here ended on Tuesday after the councilors finished all their agenda.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he wants time to fully convince his family on should he run for presidency amid a national caravan and gathering initiated to push him to make declaration.
Crison Martesio, 39, who currently works in Dubai, will join Filipino migrant workers elsewhere to keep away from banks and remittance centers on Friday to protest the fees collected from Overseas Filipino Workers in sending out balikbayan boxes.
A migrant’s group wants the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to make public the results of their random inspection on “balikbayan” boxes allegedly containing illegal contraband.
A militant lawmaker urged the public to guard the national budget for next year as this would probably be used as an election budget.
The Alyansa ng Mga Tagapagtanggol ng Wikang Filipino (Tanggol Wika) would want politicians to include the use of the Filipino language and K to 12 as among the election issues in their political campaign.
The government’s peace panel must talk with all rebel groups to achieve “total peace” in the country, a former peace negotiator and now partylist congressman believes.
A legislator described “preposterous and wild fabrications” the case of “serious illegal detention and child abuse” which was filed against him and seven other Lumad (indigenous people in Mindanao) leaders and human rights advocates for allegedly preventing a child evacuee and her family from leaving their sanctuary at the United Church of Christ in Philippines (UCCP) Haran Compound in Davao City.
The director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development said the region will be augmenting the East Quadrant of Metro Manila which covers the areas of Marikina and Pasig, should the powerful earthquake along the Marikina fault happen.
The Army suspects of killing a pregnant mother and two of her children last October 2012 must be in jail, said a partylist representative during a Congressional inquiry on alleged human rights violations last Friday.
Zarate said that if the AFP can “misrepresent a UN Official, how much more on the ordinary individuals.”
The Armed Forces’ Eastern Mindanao Command apologizes on Thursday for ‘misrepresentation’ of the statement of the United Nations Special rapporteur that made it appear that the latter had described the tribal evacuees in a church compound here as victims of human trafficking.