With nearly all the negotiators, consultants, advisers and resource persons of both parties wearing traditional barong Tagalog and ternos, the ceremony regained some of the light-heartedness of the previous three rounds seemingly lost in the frantic informal discussions marking the first day of negotiations.
Day: April 3, 2017
36 Lumad families evacuate due to military ops in their community
MANILA — Thirty-six Lumad families (100-plus individuals) from a Higaonon community in Sitio Camansi, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental fled their homes again as they complained of heavy militarization in their communities. The Lumad evacuees put up temporary camps at the Provincial Capitol Grounds of Cagayan de Oro. They are demanding the pullout of the military from…
Donation request for Lumad evacuees
MANILA — Since March 29 up to now, 36 Lumad families (100-plus individuals) of the Higaonon community from Sitio Camansi, Lagonglong in Misamis Oriental have fled their homes complaining of heavy militarization. Although they said they wanted to be in their communities, they fear for their lives. They cannot return to their homes yet because…
Public school teachers assert continuing professional dev’t as right
ACT asserts that CPD is a right and should given as free social service, instead of adding burden to already-cash-strapped professionals, particularly, public schools teachers. The group was apprehensive that the program will be privatized as it was not explicitly stated in the recently-issued IRR that CPD program could be given free.