Butuan City students imbibe international humanitarian law through exhibit, seminar and book donation
DAVAO CITY (Kilusang Mayo Un SMR/30 April) -- Job security, wage hike, and opposition to trade union repression and military intervention will highlight May 1 Labor Day celebrations by the militant Kilusang Mayo Uno which will lead some 3,000 workers in a march rally.
If you can't bring Manila to Mindanao, bring Mindanao to Manila. And how? Through the universal form of communication - music.
“Radyo Kalinaw,” a 10-part Tagalog drama translated into Cebuano, was produced by the Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC) through its project implementing arm, Konsult Mindanaw.
Exodus for Justice and Peace (EJP), an alliance of church people, academe, human rights advocates and other groups will lead this liturgy to continue the call for justice for the slain 20-year old teacher who was abducted last March 4 in Davao and found dead last March 5 in Carmen, Davao del Norte.
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/13 April) – The University of the Philippines (UP) Manila has reportedly called off its planned expansion in South Cotabato this year due to peace and order problems in the area, South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes said.
“We will ensure a “Win-win Resolution” that will be acceptable to members of the House of Representative, Senate and to you (referring to the Bishops),” said House Speaker Prospero Nograles in a lunch meeting before 8 Catholic Bishops led by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Representatives Risa Hontiveros (AKBAYAN), Edcel Lagman (Albay), Rufus Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro), Rodolfo Albano III (Isabela), Liwayway Vinzons-Chato (Camarines Norte), Reylina Nicolas (Bulacan), Ma. Amelita Villarosa (Mindoro Occidental), Michael John Duavit (Rizal), Robert Raymund Estrella (ABONO), Alejandro Marañon (Negros Occidental), Conrado Estrella (Pangasinan), Jeffrey Ferrer (Negros Occidental), Andres Salvacion (Northern Leyte), Mat Defensor (Iloilo), DAR officials, representatives from civil society groups Christian Monsod and Gerry Bulatao, and representatives from farmer groups.
QUEZON CITY (Office of Sen. Zubiri/04 April) --“The release of Ms. Lacaba is a triumph for humanitarian workers all over the world and we thank all those who helped in her release”, says Zubiri, himself a member of the Red Cross Board of Governors.
QUEZON CITY (Gabriela/03 April) -- "History and recent experience should have taught us that the presence of US troops in the country has been exploiting our women," said Gabriela solon Luzviminda Ilagan, citing reports on US soldiers “being given prostituted women for leisure in Bicol.”
Senator Francis Pangilinan expressed his concern over reports that “American soldiers involved in the Balikatan joint military exercise with Filipino troops in Bicol were supplied with women nightly.”
The forum, entitled “Making Science Work for Us,” was held during CSM Week, which was celebrated as part of the UP-Min’s 14th foundation anniversary.
DAVAO CITY (Sangguniang Kabataan/23 Feb) -- Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials of the 2nd and 3rd Districts gathered together last week to sign a manifesto declaring that "we need water over electricity."
In a forum sponsored by the Watershed Management Coordinating Council, 81 out of 89 SK officials supported the campaign of the Davao City Water District (DCWD) to spare the Tamugan River from any commercial use that could compromise the future's reliable water supply for the city. DCWD says it has launched a Tamugan Surface Water Development (TSWD) Project precisely for this purpose.
MANILA (Office of Sen. Pimentel/24 Feb) -- “If the press has the right to offend or to mortify, the people should have the right to reply.”
This was stressed today by Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) as he maintained that there is nothing in the right to reply bill that curtails the freedom of the press.
MANILA (NUJP/24 Feb) -- Journalists today denounced the Right of Reply Bill (RORB) as an “act of terrorism against the media” and encouraged the media and the Filipino people to resist the threat to democracy and constitutionally-enshrined rights posed by the proposed legislation.
DAVAO CITY (NUJP-Davao/20 February) -- Journalists from various parts of the region will arrive here Saturday, February 21 for a training on how journalists must present stories about extrajudicial killings and incidents related to violations of human rights.