Posts by tag: philippines

7 years ago

Rebels tending to farm amidst firefight

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Rebels tending to farm amidst firefight

A breakaway Moro guerrilla group in Central Mindanao said the main bulk of its forces were out of harm’s way of government military artillery shellings and that its forces were divided into engaging in gunbattles or planting and indoctrination of its mass base.

7 years ago

Army presence halted Lumad school classes

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Army presence halted Lumad school classes

A children’s advocacy group said classes were disrupted as school children were “too afraid to go to school” after military troops “encamped” in their classrooms in a farflung village in Compostela, Compostela Valley province.

7 years ago

REMEMBERING MENDIOLA MASSACRE

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REMEMBERING MENDIOLA MASSACRE

Farmers and activist groups in Davao held a march-rally in commemoration of the 27th year of the Mendiola Massacre where 13 farmer-activists were gunned during a violent dispersal in 1987. Today, farmers slam government’s failure of implementing agrarian reform and protection of farmers amidst rice cartel and smuggling of imported rice. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

8 years ago

Beware: LPG butane canisters

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Beware: LPG butane canisters

By MART D. SAMBALUD

Davao Today

Butane canisters are made of tin and tin canisters are not refillable, he explained. If consumers will continue using such containers, he warned, there is a possibility that it may leak and emit hazardous gas that will lead to unexpected gas explosion and fire.

8 years ago

Today’s View: A Birthday Holiday

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Today’s View: A Birthday Holiday

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

My childhood years were filled with random dreams and not-so-intentional glories.  But they come as happenstances with childhood drives and urge to excel in everything — from shatung to basketball, to high jump, to gardening to handicrafts making.  And to give fleshly meaning to parents’ and mentors’ exhortation in the cliché Burn your midnight candle! 

8 years ago

TUTTI FRUTTI

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These yummy fruits in Davao City’s Agdao public market are certainly delicious, nutritious and could fill our hungry stomachs —…