Posts by tag: Paquibato

5 years ago

Peaceful turnout of polls belie ‘critical’ tag of Paquibato

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Peaceful turnout of polls belie ‘critical’ tag of Paquibato

The only trouble these teachers, acting as board of election tellers (BET) encountered were dead people included in the voters’ list, a drunk entering the voting premises in Mapula Elementary School and acting as a guide, and residents claimed other voters’ identities in a school in Salapawan village.

5 years ago

VOICE OF THE LAND

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Like the prophetic voice from the mountains, farmers from Paquibato District rallied in between San Pedro Cathedral and the city’s Sangguniang Panlungsod to voice their opposition to an 8,475-hectare mining exploration in their village. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

5 years ago

RECEPTION

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In Malabog village, Davao City, the chairman of the Board of Election Inspector has to bring the PCOS machine and…

5 years ago

Lost names, vote-buying in Paquibato

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By MA. GIGI A. TENEBROSO

Davao Today

In a statement released Monday, Ka Simon Santiago, NPA political director, said four village captains in Paquibato district “surrendered” to them and reported of receiving money from re-electionist Representative Mylene Garcia.  In Mapula village, 27 envelopes with PHP 300 each were allegedly seen, PHP 15,000 in Lumiad village, PHP 20,000 in Paquibato village and PHP 15,000 in Panalum village.

10 years ago

What is happening in Paquibato?

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Side Bar Story Duterte keeps his hands off Paquibato

The citys largest district of over 40,000 people, Paquibato has become a virtual garrison these days. People cannot move around the place without identification cards bearing the signature of soldiers.

On the veranda of the village hall of barangay Mabuhay, government soldiers mounted an M60 machine gun, a menacing reminder among its residents of the silent war in their midst. In a place called Crossing Hasil towards the border with Panabo, soldiers at a checkpoint stopped all vehicles for inspection.

Earlier this month, a fuming Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had declared he will keep his hands off Paquibato, raising fear that rights of civilians might be violated in the resulting armed clashes between government and rebel forces in the area.

Paquibato has long been considered battleground between the military and the Communist New Peoples Army. Its hinterlands have been a stronghold of NPA leader Leoncio Pitao, the elusive Kumander Parago whose 20 year old daughter, abducted and killed on March 4 in Davao city, was buried last week.

Duterte has kept good rapport with the rebels through the years, a policy that relatively kept peace in the area in the past but which apparently clashed with armys thrust to crush the 40-year old insurgency through military might. Read on.