The head official of the Davao City Police Office said they will allow police personnel tagged in extra judicial killings inquiry to testify against senate witness Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed hitman of the Davao Death Squad.
Peace consultants of the National Democratic Front said there is a need to reverse government policies to enact national industrialization, one of the issues of the comprehensive agreement on socioeconomic reform agenda that will be tackled by both the government and the NDF in the second round of talks next week.
A high-ranking police official here said there was an assessment by the Police Regional Office 11 to terminate the police chief of Paquibato district here after failing to report any illegal drug operation in their area.
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the conduct of US-PH joint military exercises, describing it as “provocative”.
Single parents are urged to avail of government services mandated by law.
The Davao City Council extended its session as they tackled the revision of the 16 –year old Memorandum of Agreement between the city’s Lingap Para sa Mahirap (Lingap) program and the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) after the alleged use of fake required documents by applicants during the process.
For the fifth time, Davao City got the Presidential Award for the most child-friendly city.
The continued presence of government-backed paramilitary groups in Davao region’s Lumad communities will spoil the ongoing peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, a human rights group spokesperson said earlier today.
A church leader said that an agreement on social and economic reforms will address the root cause of the armed conflict.
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said that the Duterte administration welcomes the United Nations Rapporteur on Human Rights to probe the killings in the country.