April 21, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, January 13th, 2014

Floods affect Caraga, Davao regions

Floods worsened in Davao region and Caraga region (Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley) since this weekend following days of continuous rains.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Daughter saw activist father shot to death

Jay-jay, 12, saw a man pulling a gun against her father Marcelo Monterona last January 3. Her instinct was to throw a stone against her dad’s attacker, but as fear overwhelmed her, she scampered to get home.

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Ka Oris: the Party is youthful at 45

"Look at our performers from the cities, our army (NPA), our leaders, the revolution is indeed young.”

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Children speak out against militarization

Through arts and play, the children were able to see that they have a voice to speak out their concerns.

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Sagada hits ‘desecration of sacred grounds’ by telecom firm

By GINA DIZON Northern Dispatch SAGADA, Mountain Province – Local residents here are opposing the construction of a communications tower for Globe Telecom on the Calvary hill. Through a petition sent to the telecommunications company and appeals...

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Benguet officials wary of impending trash slide

By KIMBERLIE N. QUITASOL Northern Dispatch LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The chief executive of Benguet is wary of a possible trash slide at the Alno garbage dump after the municipal engineering office reported that the safety of...

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

NPA declares ‘POW’ status for captured village officials, militiamen

The NPA named the five “prisoners of war” as Barangay captain Lito Andalique, kagawad Marvin Bantuasan, Crisanto Piodos, and Balaba Andalique, and Cafgu tribal member Pepe Subla.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Bureaucratic corruption in the Cordillera

By JOANNA K. CARINO Northern Dispatch It is commonplace knowledge that corruption is rampant at all levels of government. The Commission on Audit’s (COA) Special Audit Office’s (SAO) Report 2012-03 details the anomalies involved with the Priority...

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Sagada weavers face harassment

"We do not want the company to perish. All we want is for the company to hear the issues of their workers." -- Sagada Weaving Workers Union (SWWU)

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Davao’s anti-pork protest welcomes ‘Megan Yan’

An activist dressed as beauty queen “Megan Yan” – a spoof character of Miss World winner Megan Young – stole the show.

Monday, October 14th, 2013

LGUs should get shares from mining, says mining firms

But groups, including those in Ateneo de Davao University, said revenue-sharing “is not the main issue but rather about empowerment of communities and local leaders.”

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