Allowing the coal-fired power plant to operate in the city will harm local fresh water source and residents, according to aid group Balsa Mindanao.
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By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today TAGUM CITY – Davao Oriental and four towns in Davao del Norte have been…
Jay-jay, 12, saw a man pulling a gun against her father Marcelo Monterona last January 3. Her instinct was to throw a stone against her dad’s attacker, but as fear overwhelmed her, she scampered to get home.
Members of underground organizations found this year’s celebration of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) “more meaningful” with the founding of what they called ‘People’s Revolutionary Municipality’ in a guerilla base here.
Like Normelinda, thousands of other families in Cateel, Boston and Baganga towns have been living in temporary shelters such as ‘bunkhouses’ built by the government or in ‘shelter tents’ donated by aid groups.
Donna Demina of Gabriela USA expresses solidarity with Typhoon Pablo survivors in a rally at the DSWD regional office in Davao criticizing government’s neglect in rehabilitating houses and farms. (davaotoday.com photo by Earl O. Condeza)
Local and international aid poured in for the victims, yet Panalipdan Southern Mindanao spokesperson Juland Suazo said 90% of survivors are still homeless despite aid from local and international donors. Government’s disaster agency reported that 161,000 families were affected in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.
Aliwagwag Falls in Cateel, Davao Oriental, slowly regains her beauty and waters after suffering from the impact of Typhoon Pablo a year ago. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
A year after Typhoon Pablo struck Davao Oriental, residents in Baganga still line up for water at this well in Poblacion at 10 pesos per container. Residents said that wells in their relocation center are unsafe and smelled of rust. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
Students and residents of Cateel, Davao Oriental prayed for the memory of victims of Typhoon Pablo during the first year commemoration of the storm that left around 1,000 dead or missing. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)