December 18, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

IP groups decry hr abuses in Kapalong

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA August 06 2014 | Davao Today DAVAO CITY – An indigenous people’s group leader said they fear for their lives as government troops gather in their far-flung communities in Kapalong town, Davao del Norte. Datu Wilfredo Suminggil said he is “worried” that soldiers camping in their community in Sitio Kapatagan,

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

UP prof released from jail after 10 months

Gargar described his release as “victorious.”

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

NPA admits 14 fatalities in simultaneous anti-private army attacks

'Philippine government encourages the existence of private armies as these serve its interest for counterrevolutionary purposes.' - Maria Malaya, NDF Northern Mindanao

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Open-pit mining consultation marred with reported harassment

A leader of a small-scale miners group complained that Army troops have harassed him to keep him out of a public consultation on open-pit mining operations.

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Military claims Paquibato ready for investments

By DAVAO TODAY DAVAO CITY – Three top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will be in the city’s Paquibato District on June 12, Independence Day to declare the rural area “peaceful and development ready”....

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Kalinga tribe rejects army encampment

By JUDE BAGGO BAGUIO CITY — The Mabaca tribe in Balbalan town, Kalinga rejected the planned encampment of soldiers belonging to the 77th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in sitio Tanap, Mabaca village. According to...

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

‘We shall defend our land, we shall never surrender’

“Land is our life. Water springs from here and we live here.” These are the statements of several Datu of the indigenous group Manobo, led by Datu Guibang, who has become a local legend. They declared it...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Blacksand mining still ravages Ilocos Sur

Defend Ilocos Against Mining Plunder (Defend Ilocos) criticized the national government for its incompetence in putting an end to magnetite mining in the region.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

‘Unemployment is a problem government has to pull by the roots’ – job applicants

"No matter how much you trim the statistics of the unemployed, if you don't grab the problem by its roots, it will still sprout." -- A college grad last year who hopes to find a job

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

‘Job fairs no panacea for joblessness’

“Even if I have already passed the board exam, it's not an assurance that I could land a job immediately.” -- A graduate of engineering

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Police faces blank wall on Ifugao activist slay

“Why should they put the burden of shedding light to the killing on the office mates and relatives of the victim? It is the police’s job to find evidence that would lead to the arrest and...

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