Lumad school teacher Rose Hayahay holds a photo of fellow teacher Gelejurain Ngujo II, as Lumad advocates observe the second death anniversary of the New Bataan 5 murders. Ngujo, with fellow teacher Chad Booc, health worker Elegyn Balonga, and two drivers were killed in New Bataan, Davao de Oro two years ago, as Lumad advocates hold soldiers accountable for their murders. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)
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The City Government of Davao has placed 23 barangays under the State of Calamity after these were severely affected by heavy rains brought by the trough of the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) in the previous week.
Rescuers struggle through chest-high floodwaters to convince residents to vacate their homes for shelter in Juliville and Jade Valley subdivisions. Some residents who live in two-story houses choose to stay and wait for the water to subside in fear of losing their belongings. (Kath Cortez/davaotoday.com)
An environmental group urges the Davao City local government to make the Panigan-Tamugan watershed a “no touch” area for recreational activities to ensure that it remains a clean water source for the city.
While opposing the people’s initiative for charter change which he believes is orchestrated by the Marcos administration, former President Rodrigo Duterte says he is pushing the idea to secede Mindanao.
What was projected as a “prayer rally” in Davao City to protest charter change via people’s initiative last Sunday turned into a platform for the Dutertes to attack the Marcos administration, signifying a rift in the Unity tandem.
The Dutertes’ bailiwick Davao City will be the site of a prayer rally on January 28 Sunday expecting to draw 50,000 in opposition to the signature campaign for a people’s initiative to amend the 1987 Constitution.
A protest rally was held last Friday organized by barangay captains of the third district of Davao City to oppose a people’s initiative (PI) signature campaign to amend the Constitution.
Almost 200,000 people all across Davao Region have been affected by floods and landslides brought by heavy rain since Tuesday, January 16.
IDIS executive director Atty. Mark Peñalver in an interview points out that travel vloggers and social media influencers promoted the visit to this watershed area that resulted in the influx of people.