Indigenous peoples groups in Mindanao salute the late former environment secretary Gina Lopez as a “rare ally” in their struggle to protect the ancestral land from mining and other destructive activities.
Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Alexander Tagum said they plan to deploy police intelligence inside the premises of at least five schools to monitor the activities of “left-leaning organizations” whom he accused as fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).
Students of the University of the Philippines (UP) are set to stage a systemwide protest next week to oppose the proposed entry of police and military inside state universities, including UP.
A DISASTROUS mess. That, in a nutshell, is the picture painted by field reports obtained by PCIJ from poll watchdogs National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) and Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) regarding the pilot testing of the Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVMs) during the May 13, 2019 elections.
THE MAY 2019 elections have been declared to be fraud-free by both election officials and watchdogs, but by all indications, its conduct and process were not entirely fault-free.
A group advocating for the rights of persons with disability (PWD) asked the city council to inspect newly constructed buildings in the city that failed to comply in providing accessibility for PWDs.
The city government is now in its third sisterhood agreement with the People’s Republic of China for possible potential areas of cooperation.
A city councilor is proposing a local law that will mandate all motorcycle users, including their passengers, to wear reflectorized vests when traveling along the City’s roads especially at night.
Former police chief and now Senator Ronaldo “Bato” dela Rosa proposes to deploy police into universities and campuses following complaints from parents that their children have been recruited to activist groups and have not returned home.
Committee Chairperson on Finance, Ways and Means, and Appropriations, Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, said during the Kapehan sa Dabaw press conference on Monday (Aug. 12) that the City Council is set to approve the P1,474,394, 612.98 supplemental budget 1 (SB1).