A national survey ranked Davao City fourth in terms of “competitiveness” in development. But some sectors said the city’s leaders must look beyond those figures and look at a holistic and “people-oriented” approach to development.
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“Since 28 January up to this moment, this exact moment, I can attest that there are still military forces camping in our community, 7 houses are occupied including mine” Christina Lantao said.
“The P40, 000 per family demand of Abbat is enough for a family of six to their daily subsistence,” Simbajon added
He said that, “(I)f this situation will go further and the victims remain victims, they will be the ones calling for Aquino’s ouster.”
“These car owners could still use their commemorative plates, but not on the front covering their legal plates” Gonzaga said, “they could put it on another area of their choice.”
Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte and former Mutya ng Dabaw winner Fila Guia Hidalgo were among the personalities who joined the city’s event for the One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign on Valentine’s Day February 14.
MASKED DANCER. A worker flashes the One Billion Rising hand sign during the globally-synchronized dance on Valentine’s Day as women and advocates demand social justice and protection of human rights for women and children worldwide. (Ace Morandante/davaotoday.com)
Child advocates among non-government and local government want more effort in disseminating awareness and support to children who are victims of sexual abuse.
A surprise inspection by transportation agents on terminals in the city discovered irregularities in the registration of some buses and passenger vans.
Police also drove away reporters and injured a photojournalist, Barry Ohaylan of Pinoy Weekly & Kilab Multimedia, who was bleeding in the head after being hit by a police officer.