Residents at Tacloban City express their frustration for not receiving any relief goods from the government even as three months have passed since Typhoon Yolanda swept the city. This picture was taken during a rehabilitation mission by Balsa Mindanao last week. (Earl Condeza/davaotoday.com)
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The passing rate for those who took the career service examinations for entry to government positions has only reached 10 to 12% for some 15,000 takers in Davao and Tagum Cities last year.
Small-scale miners from the gold-rich town of Pantukan, Compostela Valley cried foul to the latest move of large-scale mining company National Development Corporation (Nadecor) which allegedly put up a steel gate and told them to get an identification card from the mining regulatory agencies of the government.
The announcement of two top universities to shift its school calendar from August to May this year was met by skepticism from some educators and students.
My friend Lito rasps: “Ngano man kahang gi-initan man gyud sa CHR ang atong Mayor, no? Imbestigahan daw tungod sa iyang pamahayag nga patyon ang dakong taeng smuggler sa bugas kun moanhi sa Davao!” [Why should our Mayor be the object of reproof by the CHR on account of his statement that he would kill the Number One rice smuggler if he comes to Davao?”]
Turning 75 this February 8, Professor Jose Maria Sison, chief consultant of the National Democratic Front on the peace negotiations, answer questions from Davao Today on current issues ranging from peace talks to the possibility of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte running as president.
The workers’ union of a banana plantation in Compostela Valley filed a complaint against the contract grower for alleged threat and harassment when he reportedly brandished and fired his gun to disperse the rally of workers.
Non-government organizations and consumer groups in Mindanao castigated government on its alleged mishandling of the affairs of the energy sector that they said only allowed corporations to dominate the field rather than being clipped of their powers to monopolize.
Students from the Tacloban campus of the University of the Philippines complained of receiving verbal abuse from the UP president after some of them barged into a top-level meeting of campus chancellors to distribute copies of their petition.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gets the celebrity treatment as he poses with delegates in the National Convention of the Philippine Association of Water Districts at SMX Convention Center. (Ace Morandante/ davaotoday.com)