The scheduled visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to the government troops fighting members of the Maute group linked to Islamic State (ISIS) here was cancelled Thursday afternoon.
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With the capture of leading personalities in the Maute Group, Eastern Mindanao Command Deputy Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said there will be more arrests as the army turns more “aggressive and proactive” in hunting those wanted by the government in relation to the Marawi siege.
Army spokesperson Capt. Rhyan Batchar said the government’s anti-insurgency campaign against the New People’s Army remains unabated despite the ongoing Marawi seige.
The PASAKA Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao, an alliance of several town-based Lumad organizations expressed indignation at the joint resolution issued by the Regional Peace and Order Council 11 and the Regional Defense Council 11, which urged the office of the president to review the existing memorandum of agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development and PASAKA.
As Palparan now faces trial for kidnapping and serious detention, more cases such as those in Mindanao would show how his bloody legacy in Luzon has also cast a long shadow in the country.
“Kadayawan is a Bagobo word that means happiness. It’s a time our communities gather after harvest time, to thank the gods for the harvest. We celebrate through feasts, and with songs and dance played with our instruments,” he said.
An official of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative-Cooperative Development Authority (Daneco-CDA) faction on Wednesday said that the National Electrification Administration (NEA) “violated the due process of law” when the latter compulsorily closed down the former’s offices.
An Uvu-Manobo plays his Kulintang instrument at the Rizal Park during the opening of the 29th Kadayawan Festival. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)
The 29th Kadayawan Festival opened with a torch by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. (Ace Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Farmers and the business community don’t see eye-to-eye with regards to what the direction Mindanao’s agri-business is taking under the East Asia Growth Area (EAGA) Triangle and ASEAN integration.