Speaking before a Mindanao peace summit that gathered around 200 participants on Tuesday, Iqbal, who also heads the Bangsamoro Transition Council (BTC) said the Sabah claim is a “bilateral issue” between the Philippine and the Malaysian governments that “should be addressed through a dialog.”
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“Kasagaran sa mga mag-uuma, inutang ang yuta, mangutang pa og pestisidyo pati similya. Pero pag ibaligya ila produkto, barato ra. Pag sila na ang mopalit, mahal na kaayo (Most farmers rent their lands, borrow pesiticides and seedlings. But when they sell their product, it’s cheap. When they buy the product, it’s expensive),” Arnado said
Davao’s track record is significant as the first smoke-free city among ASEAN nations, in a citation given last year by the Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).
Cutor’s story belies the optimism of the expo organizers, the Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) Foundation, who remained confident that exports of handicrafts and furniture from the island will thrive.
Presidential Communications Operation Office Secretary Sonny Coloma faces Davao reporters Friday at the Waterfront Insular Davao, where he details points from President Aquino’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) (davaotoday.com photo by MEDEL V. HERNANI)
Davao has now 130 surveillance cameras installed around the city as part of the authorities’ measures to monitor safety, disaster and crime.
by CHERYLL D. FIEL
“This is what the mayor wanted. He wanted to expedite its approval for him to address the issue on maintaining peace and order,” Councilor Bonifacio Militar, proponent of the ordinance said in an interview with the media, minutes after a special session Wednesday, hammered the new law.
Students marched through universities to protest state budget cuts and high cost of education. Workers held a rally in a strike camp to demand job security. Farmers held a picket at a military headquarters to decry militarization and abuses. The rallies culminated with a burning of Pres. Aquino’s effigy in a gathering at the city’s Rizal Park in the afternoon.
MORE SURVEILLANCE. An additional 100 CCTV cameras will be installed all over Davao City to beef up security with the…
By DON J. PAGUSARA
My childhood years were filled with random dreams and not-so-intentional glories. But they come as happenstances with childhood drives and urge to excel in everything — from shatung to basketball, to high jump, to gardening to handicrafts making. And to give fleshly meaning to parents’ and mentors’ exhortation in the cliché Burn your midnight candle!