Tags: Davao City

Kadayawan 2013’s Indak-Indak: A Kaleidoscope

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…

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.

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)

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.

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.