In spotlighting the celebratory pitch and color of the Kadayawan Festival, let us give honor and deference to the unifying common tongue of all Lumads of Mindanao — the Cebuano language as the Island’s lengua franca. And so, allow me to use this as medium in this special write-up about the legendary Datu Mangulayon, the greatest of all Lumads in this part of the Philippine Islands.
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By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA Davao Today DAVAO CITY – A briefing on Wednesday by Cabinet secretaries with Davao region’s…
In a press conference Wednesday, the Ecumenical Bishops Forum (EBF) – Mindanao, Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (InPeace) and Sisters’ Association in Mindanao (SAMIN) said Duterte’s stand should be emulated for standing for life and sovereignty.
City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte revealed that on several occasions, the United States government had sought his permission to make use of the old Davao Airport as a station for its drones or spy planes.
Mayor Rodrigo Dutere need not make the public wait until August 13 to announce that Kadayawan will push through with more security forces deployed in the city.
The Aquino government knows the bombers and intends to come up with measures such as a reward system to go after the suspects, and “target hardening” action by state security.
With security concerns rising after the spate of bombings around Mindanao, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said there is a possibility of cancelling this year’s Kadayawan Festival and promised to finalize the pronouncement come August 13.
Three bombings in major cities in Mindanao the past two weeks have baffled police and local officials as to who could be behind the incident and what could be the motive. But peace advocates say its 2003 all over again.