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Local gov’t offices, supermarkets in Davao violating law for PWDs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 December) – The local government offices and supermarkets in Davao City have been warned to modify some features of their buildings to address the accessibility concerns of persons with disabilities (PWDs), an official from the Regional Committee on Disability Affairs RCDA said. RCDA spokesperson Melacio Fernandez said during the Kapihan sa […].....»»

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Lumads flee as military bombs Kalabugao plains in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 December) – Lumads or Indigenous Peoples fled their homes as government planes bombed suspected New People’s Army guerrilla bases in Kalabugao plains in Northern Mindanao ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Dec. 26. Col. Edgardo de Leon, commander of the 403rd Infantry […].....»»

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KISSAH AND DAWAT: The wisdom beyond BOL’s affirmation or negation

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/ 14 December) – This week commences the campaign for the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) that will replace the Expanded Organic Act of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and establish the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The formal launch of the affirmative campaign a few days […].....»»

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THE VOTE: Martial Law corrupts our Constitution and its Administrators

The greatest threat in Mindanao is not from terrorist groups but the thinking that only martial law can solve its problems that are deeply rooted in conflict and poverty......»»

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Big time drug peddler falls, P6.8M shabu seized in Cotabato City drug bust

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Dec) – A big time drug peddler was arrested during an anti-drug operation here Thursday and more than P6-million worth of shabu were seized from him, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. The operation was led by Juvenal Azurin, regional director of PDEA in the Autonomous Region in Muslim […].....»»

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P12 billion in infra projects to be implemented in Mindanao next year

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Dec) – Around P12 billion in various infrastructure projects will be implemented in Mindanao next year. Sherwin Manual, information unit head of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)-Mindanao said in an interview Thursday that they expect a massive implementation of at least 172 infrastructure subprojects in several areas in Mindanao […].....»»

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KISSA AND DAWAT: Christmas time: Jesus and Mary in Islam

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 13 Dec) – The City Hall is spending millions to spruce up the holiday ambiance. True enough, as with previous years, it is a huge attraction to city residents and visitors alike. Interestingly, Mary holds a special devotion among Chavacanos because of her association with local history as the “Lady of […].....»»

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Earthquake drill

Emergency medical responders give first aid to “patients” during the first earthquake drill conducted at the City hall in Cagayan de Oro on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO  .....»»

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THE VOTE: Martial Law extension: Yes, but produce clear, verifiable results

Ninety-nine percent of my constituents in Iligan City are in favor of Martial Law extension in the entire Mindanao. I ask the government to slash away security threats by at least 30 percent, decimate lawless groups in one year......»»

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THE VOTE:  Padayon na ipaglaban ang karapatan ng mamamayan at kapayapaang nakabatay sa hustisya

NO ang boto ng kinatawan ng Bayan Muna sa planong ekstensyon ng Martial Law sa Mindanao. Ito ay panibagong pahinang itim sa kasaysayan ng land of broken promises!.....»»

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THE VOTE: Martial law has brought positive effects in the whole island

As the end of the implementation of martial law in Mindanao approaches; and with another request made by the Commander-in-Chief for its continuation, we are again tasked to determine whether there is sufficient ground to extend the effectivity of Proclamation No. 216......»»

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SUARA BANGSAMORO: Martial Law is an act of state terrorism against us!

Statement of Suara Bangsamoro on Internatoinal Human Rights Day  Suara Bangsamoro statement on the commemoration of 70th International Human Rights Day: Hold accountable the warmonggerer, murderous and puppet US-Duterte regime for its crimes against the Bangsamoro under Martial Law in Mindanao The US-Duterte regime has unleashed a  bloody martial rule that claimed the lives of […].....»»

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BALAY MINDANAW: On extending martial law in Mindanao

Statement of Balay Mindanaw on RPOC 10 Resolution Balay Mindanaw is an active member of the Regional Peace and Order Council of Region 10. We wish to clearly state that we do not support the RPOC 10 Resolution Supporting Martial Law Extension in Mindanao. We believe that any measure that threatens the democratic rights of […].....»»

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KONSYENSYA DABAW: A third extension of Martial Law in Mindanao: What for? Who gains?

Statement of Konsyensya Dabaw on the third extension of martial law in Mindanao We at Konsyensya Dabaw, an open movement of human rights advocates from Davao City, question the request transmitted by Malacañang to the 17th Philippine Congress for a third extension of martial law in The Philippine Constitution in Article VII, Section 18  clearly […].....»»

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MORO CONSENSUS GROUP: No to Extension of Martial Law!

Statement of Moro Consensus Group on third extension of martial law and demolition of houses in Marawi’s Ground Zero  Investigate the illegal demolition of houses by Finmat (FIRI) inside Marawi’s main affected area! Tomorrow, Congress will have its joint session on the proposed extension of Martial Law in Mindanao. Proponents will argue that there is […].....»»

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Maguindanao solon, senator raffle off car, house & lot for Davao City Hall employees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Dec) – A congressman from the poverty-stricken province of Maguindanao, who is running for senator in next year’s election, raffled off a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage during the Pasko Kumbira sa City Hall here Tuesday evening. Not to be outdone is Sen. Cynthia Villar, who is seeking reelection, who gave […].....»»

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Martial law in Mindanao extended from 60 days to 222 to 587 to 952

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 December) -- As expected, the Joint Session of Congress, voting 235 in favor, 28 against and one abstention, approved President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a "further extension" of martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus until yearend 2019, even as Senator Francis Escudero asked the body if they had authority to extend martial law beyond the end of their terms on June 30, 2019......»»

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Soldiers, police block Lumad protesters from Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 11 December) — Government forces set up several checkpoints along a key highway in Bukidnon to stop a caravan of hundreds of indigenous people from coming down to this city to protest militarization in their villages, but denied allegations they harassed the protesters. The Manobos from Bukidnon coincided their protest […].....»»

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US top market for PH exports, China top supplier of imports

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 11 December) – The United States was the top market of the country’s export products valued at $999.86 million in October 2018 while China was the biggest supplier of import products worth $2.12 billion in the same period, data released on Tuesday by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. PSA said the […].....»»

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Davao expects more demand for Chinese-speaking tour guides

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 11 December) – Demand for Chinese-speaking tour guides is expected to grow with the opening of direct flights between Davao City and Quanzhou, China by Xiamen Airlines on December 18, City Tourism Office head Generose Tecson said on Tuesday. She said the city expects to welcome more Chinese – both tourists and […].....»»

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