Why? They had no weapons nor drugs or anything illegal. They were only holding class peacefully. The police called the raid a rescue, but the videos convict the attackers as criminals. That was a scandal of terrifying violence against children......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 25th, 2021Related News

Mayor’s response to ‘Run, Sara, Run’: wait ‘til 2034

With huge billboards sprouting over the country in the past weeks egging Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for the presidency next year, the mayor said she is not changing her decision to run for the country’s highest post......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 23rd, 2021Related News

Not yet

Datu Benito Bay-ao was one of the Lumad leaders who were taken into custody after that disgraceful raid at the Bakwit School in Cebu City. Just six years ago, Dats Bens (as we call him) spoke with pride and optimism in this documentary about their Lumad school in their village of Dulyan, and across the other upland villages in the Pantaron under the Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon organization. Schooling in the cities made them ashamed of, and forget about, being a Lumad, he said. But with their schools built right in their domain, young Lumad could learn while keeping their tradition alive......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2021Related News

Councilor to pass ordinance creating water center in Davao City

With 60 of the 82 barangays in District 3 in the city without potable water supply, a city councilor has been eyeing to pass an ordinance that will establish a water center to monitor water sources, test, and study the quality of water the city will provide to the public......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 21st, 2021Related News

COVID-19 Updates in Davao: Registration for city’s vaccination program reaches 537,820

A total of 537,820 residents in Davao City are now registered in the priority list of the COVID-19 vaccination in the city......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2021Related News

Lumad student to military, DepEd: Visit us and sit in our classes

A Lumad student in a Bakwit School in UP Diliman had this response to the recent pronouncement of the Philippine National Police Region 7 that their schools are “training grounds for child warriors.".....»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2021Related News

USC, church slam ‘rescue’ of Lumad students in Cebu

Police and social workers in Cebu on Monday took custody of 21 Lumad students and arrested tribal elders and school teachers from their “Bakwit School” in the University of San Carlos Talamban campus, claiming this was a “rescue” from a rebel training school......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2021Related News

There is no other time more urgent for justice and peace to reign than today!

“You have been told what is good and what Yahweh requires of you: to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8.....»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2021Related News

COVID-19 updates in Davao: low vaccine registration, SPMC near full capacity

This week, local officials in Davao are making headways in preparing for the COVID-19 vaccine said to be arriving soon. But local health faces challenge in rising cases. We break down the updates and statements they have made this week......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2021Related News

DA-10 probes hog deaths in CDO, Misamis Oriental

Local authorities are investigating reports that several hogs which died recently in Misamis Oriental and this city were probably infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF)......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2021Related News

Dubious lumad FB page on red-tagging spree

The University of the Philippines Mindanao’s Student Council urged its administration to defend its constituents following recent red-tagging incidents against members of the university’s community......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2021Related News

Burning down Yulo farmers’ houses to make way for golf courses

A couple of days after they burned down the houses, they returned to beat up another farmer. They keep returning to destroy the remaining houses, the remaining properties and crush what is left of the farmers' dignity......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2021Related News

Aeta farmers charged under anti-terror law seek inclusion in the petitions

Hours before the start of the oral arguments on the petitions against the anti-terror law on February 2, the two Aeta farmers, who have been jailed and first to be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA), filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court (SC) to include them in the 37 petitions that seek to declare the law void......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2021Related News

Media workers facing mental health woes urged to seek medical help

COVID-19 has exempted no one from its harsh impact on the mental health of every person including journalists who continue to provide information amid this pandemic that hurt the economy and the escalating attacks on the press worldwide......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2021Related News

Envi group pushes green spaces, quarrying cap in Council’s climate change plan

As the Davao City Council adopts the National Climate Change Action Plan, an environmental group has pushed for more specific actions for environment protection in the city......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2021Related News

Murdered priest and lawyer in Malaybalay both faced charges

A parish priest killed last Sunday and a lawyer who was also gunned down two weeks ago in the same city of Malaybalay both faced similar circumstances of court charges......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsJan 27th, 2021Related News

Lorenzana’s cancellation of accord a threat to human rights, says UP Min community

The University of Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) administration, student council and student publication joined the UP community in condemning the termination of an agreement with the government that restricts military and police personnel within the UP campuses......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2021Related News

Davao suspends free swab tests for airport passengers

The free Real-Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR) for arriving passengers at Davao International Airport (DIA) has been temporarily suspended by the Davao City Government as it redirects its resources to address the rising number of local transmission after the holiday season......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2021Related News

Davao City to boost campaign for Davaoeños to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Davao City Government sees the need to intensify information campaign on the COVID-19 vaccine as a recent survey showed nearly half of Mindanaoans are hesitant to be vaccinated......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2021Related News

Agnes Locsin gets push for National Artist nomination

Davao City’s renowned dance choreographer Agnes Locsin is getting a push for her nomination to the Order of the National Artist in dance......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2021Related News