The date November 23, when Philippine government representatives and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) signed a joint statement for the possible resumption of peace talks, is significant, says a peace and human rights observer.
For Lumad students, she was called ‘Ino Bai’, their term for elderly or grandmother, whom they encountered over the past seven years and helped them understand their campaign to defend their Lumad schools and ancestral land.
As the first ever woman chieftain of the tribe, Bigkay was credited for uniting, empowering, and rallying the Lumad across villages to stand up to the loggers.
Only four people died from Sunday’s bombing of a gymnasium at the Mindanao State University, but some news reports and social media blogs wrongly said eleven had died.
In a rally held in Davao’s Freedom Park, the activists led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan raised sectoral issues which they say embody the struggle of Bonifacio for freedom for the people.
Vice President Duterte differs on this matter, and on Friday, December 1, has reportedly submitted her position letter to the Department of Justice.
Police and military officials are looking at the international terror group ISIS and its local group Daulah Islamiyah in its role in Sunday’s bombing in Mindanao State University, but this finding raises concern from a local Moro rights advocate.
Four people were killed and at least 42 wounded when a bomb exploded inside Dimaporo Gymnasium in Mindanao State University while a Catholic mass was held on December 3 at 7 am.
The Philippine government is participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 28 (COP28) in Dubai this week as world leaders discuss measures to curb global warming.
A video of a female crew of a Chowking fast food resto going house-to-house in a subdivision just to boost their poor sales has raised criticisms online, prompting the fast-food chain management to review and stop the said practice.