Day: April 20, 2015

Shortest strike in Mindanao: Banana firm gives in after 2 days of strike

ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO DAVAO CITY – The union of the banana plantation owned by Nader & Ebrahim S/O Hassan Philippines, Inc. (NEH) in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte stopped work for two days this weekend before the company gave in to their demands. It was the shortest strike to date in Mindanao,…

His tantrums and the apricot sky

Just few days after the landfall of Super Tyhpoon Ruby in December 2014, this kid aboard a parked vessel along the coast of Poblacion, Basey, Samar was crying. His mother was shouting along the coast, retorting him to go home. His mother later told me that the child was having tantrums because he was not permitted to go deep-sea fishing with his father. As the night falls, this bluish grey sky, with a slight tint of apricot, seemingly wept with the boy.