By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Davao City
It’s a sad day for Davao and for the Philippines — Paolo Duterte, Davao City Vice-Mayor
DAVAO City — The bright colors, banging of drums, vibrant dances and chants reverberated the streets during the Kadayawan’s Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing). Around 23 contingents from Davao and neighboring provinces braved the heat in this year’s parade on the festival of all festivals, showcasing indigenous dances, costumes and props that showed the culture…
Kadayawan, Davao’s festival of thanksgiving (Photo by Alex D. Lopez / davaotoday.com)
By CHERYLL FIEL
To prevent rebels from gaining ground in Toril, the Philippine Army established a military detachment in a village and sent out more soldiers. The soldiers are called “Peace and Development Teams.” But residents find the soldiers’ conduct rather unbecoming of the new tag by which they are now called.
News in Pictures: On 24th Anniversary of Mendiola Massacre, Davao Groups Slam Oplan Bayanihan of US-Aquino Regime
DAVAO CITY — Progressive groups in the Southern Mindanao Region, led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, held a picket rally at Freedom Park, Davao City, Friday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the infamous Mendiola Massacre and to condemn the new counter-insurgency program of US-Aquino regime dubbed as Oplan Bayanihan. (Photo by Jose Hernani / bulatlat.com)
News in Pictures: Gabriela Slams Aquino for Leading Filipinos Toward ‘Rough Road’, Criticizes Anti-Women Policies
On October 28, members of Gabriela marched in the streets of Davao City during the commemoration of the 27th year of National Day of Protest of Filipino Women, protesting the continuing state violence and oppression against Filipino women under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.
The urban poor in the city have another reason to protest in the streets these days. They rage not just because their houses are being demolished, but, this time, because they could not just take the rapidly increasing costs of surviving anymore, especially with the announced spike in electricity rates.
News in Pictures: On 38th Anniversary of Martial Law Declaration, Davao Progressive Groups Slam OBL Extension, Urge Aquino to Protect Human Rights
Protest actions by progressive groups were held on Tuesday in commemoration of the 38th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in 1972.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
His colleagues said Naldo Labrador, 39, a member of Paquibato District Farmers’ Association (Padifa) and Farmers Association in Davao City- Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas (FADC-KMP) was killed Sept. 3 because he was accused by the military of being a supporter of the New People’s Army (NPA). But the root cause, said Pedro Arnado, chairman of KMP-SMR, is the issue of land.