Posts by tag: World

5 years ago

Mourning the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez

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By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

“He’s worthy of emulation as a leader who inspired his people to wage a Bolivarian revolution that truly empowered the majority of the Venezuelans who are poor and put a stop to the elites’ greed and plunder of Venezuela’s rich-oil resources.” Atty. Carlos Zarate, second nominee, Bayan Muna Party

6 years ago

Family of anti-mining B’laan leader killed by military men

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By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Karapatan-Socsksargends, however, said Bravo was lying.  What happened, he said, was an attack by Philippine Army troops against hapless lumads who are opposed to the operation of foreign and large-scale mining SMI-Xstrata, in their ancestral land.

6 years ago

Progressive solons oppose approved 2013 budget bill

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By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Representative Tinio of Act-Teachers said he voted no to the appropriations because it “continues the decades’ long trend of prioritizing debt servicing over education, health and sanitation and other social services.”

6 years ago

One year Death Anniversary: Waiting in Vain

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By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

“He’s a martyr because he lived a selfless life,” said United Church of Christ in the Philippines Bishop Modesto Villasanta.  He described Fr. Pops through Tagalog song’s lyrics: “walang sinuman ang nabubuhay para sa sarili lamang; walang sinuman ang namamatay para sa sarili lamang.”

6 years ago

Costly chemicals, agri inputs blamed in hunger incidence surge

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By ALEX D. LOPEZ
Davao Today

Masipag said that when farming first became dependent on chemicals, synthetic and imported inputs that were institutionalized through the green revolution program in 1960s, the incidence of poverty and hunger steadily increased in the countryside, especially among the farmers.