The National Democratic Front and a Protestant church formation in Mindanao want a stop on large-scale mining and military activities in indigenous areas such as in Talaingod, Davao del Norte. They also asked for the resumption of peace talks.
The New People’s Army said they burned heavy equipment in two of the biggest foreign mining investments in Mindanao last week, including one co-owned by the fourth richest Filipino tycoon.
The Traffic Management Center (TMC) will put up an outpost on top of a high point near Barangay Langub, Davao City as an added measure to curb rising cases of vehicular accidents in the area.
Six days after one of the country’s biggest fire this year leveled off an islet here, the city government announced that the informal settlers – or squatter families – would still be allowed to return but only after rehabilitation works would have ensured good access roads and safer electrical lines in the area.
The human rights group Karapatan here has blamed the deployment of several Philippine Army battalions in the Davao Region for evacuation and complaints of alleged harassment of villagers in the hinterlands.