The women party list opposed the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to bring “Toktok-Hangyo” meaning “knock and plead (make a polite request to surrender or stop using drugs),” or TOKHANG to schools.
DAVAO CITY,Philippines – Dark clouds are hovering over the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines…
Indigenous People (IP) leaders from three major Mindanao IP networks convened to launch Lumad Husay Mindanaw (LHM), an intertribal solidarity designed to promote IP inclusion in the ongoing peace process between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
Apprehensive that the re-scheduling of the peace talks could further result to the escalation of the armed conflict and dislocation of civilians especially in the countryside, Mindanao multi-sectoral leaders have asked the Duterte administration to push for the resumption of the negotiation and to “do all the necessary steps and forward reforms that would end poverty in all forms.”
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) stood its ground that the peace negotiations with the government of the Philippines (GRP) be held in a neutral venue abroad and the validity of agreements since 1992 be upheld, NDFP Chief Political Consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison asserted on Thursday.
A tribal leader has expressed his dismay over the resetting of the peace talks between the Duterte administration and the communist rebels saying the indigenous peoples (IPs) of Mindanao are the first victims of the ongoing armed conflict being waged by the guerrillas against the government.
Following the mass arrest of over 5,000 vagrants by the Metro Manila police district, palace officials assured the public that the anti-tambay order of President Rodrigo Duterte is not a prelude to the declaration of martial nationwide.
The Supreme Court (SC) prevented the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) from recovering P51-billion worth of behest loans that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos allegedly granted to his cronies.
The Committee on Public Safety has been hearing an ordinance for the safety of those who are working with high-voltage electrical lines. It’s now on first reading.
As the Martial Law is still being enforced in Mindanao, a local legislator here urged the public to have their own Barangay Identification Cards (ID).