I am honored to address you today on behalf of the Filipino people on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
Journalists launched a “Masked Media” campaign during the 48th anniversary of the Martial Law to symbolize their continuing defense of press freedom under threat by the Duterte administration.
In the commemoration of the September 21 Martial Law, progressive groups forego holding their rally at Freedom Park where police awaited them to force them again to sit on plastic chairs.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s absolute pardon to American Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, convicted of killing transgender Jennifer Laude in 2015, drew strong condemnation from Filipinos, calling it a “subservience” to the US government.
A teachers’ union urged the government anew to address the teachers’ grievances and problems in this time of the pandemic as the country observes National Teachers’ Month this September.
The Davao City Government is eyeing the use of Quick Response (QR) Code to improve contact tracing and health-related information in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Two barangay officials in Davao City were arrested with 27 others for holding a cockfight last Sunday, which was illegal and this dismayed Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Iligan City is placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) for the month of September following an increase of Covid-19 cases.
n Friday, August 28, ABS-CBN Davao aired its final episodes online of its local programs, the morning show Maayong Buntag Mindanao (MBM) and TV Patrol Southern Mindanao. Its local radio station MOR and DXAB also bid farewell.
A city councilor raised concerns over lapses in health protocols during the distribution of social amelioration program (SAP) in payment centers that exposed beneficiaries to risk from Covid-19 infection.