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Human rights group reports harassment, bombing in Davao

By ALEX D. LOPEZ Davao Today DAVAO City — The series of military operations and encounters between government troopers and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels have resulted in harassment and bombing in a village in Davao City, Karapatan in Southern Mindanao reported. Karapatan said on the first week of May, ...

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HR group tells UN rights envoy: Probe extrajudicial killings

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO City — A human rights group urged United Nations special rapporteur Agnes Callamard to probe deeper into the extrajudicial killings in the country involving indigenous peoples, farmers, activists and human rights defenders. “We urge concerned UN Special Rapporteurs to likewise look into the ...

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Sue alleged abusive soldiers, Army dares

By MART D. SAMBALUD Correspondent DAVAO City — The Army’s 10th Infantry Division dared Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao to file cases in courts against soldiers whom he believed committed abuses in the performance of their duty as state security forces. “As we have always said, we call on the good ...

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Youth solon hits Duterte anew for planned revival of ROTC

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO City — —Kabataan Partylist Representative Sarah Elago scored President Rodrigo Duterte after he made a pitch again to revive the Reserve Officers Training Corps as mandatory in school curriculum. “It’s like choosing between rotten apples — whether through conscription or through reviving of ...

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Sueño: Let’s prove the other regions wrong

By Teng Datu, Cotabato City Bureau Chief Davao City — Citing lines from a song, Sec. Ismael Sueño of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) shared how he used to feel as a government official from Mindanao. “Kami’y mga Muslim lamang, kami’y mga taga-Mindanao lamang,” he said. When ...

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Matobato charged for October 2014 ambush

By Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews DAVAO City — The alleged hitman of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) who testified before a  joint Senate Committee hearing on Sept. 22 and 25 that then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, now President of the Philippines, organized the DDS and ordered the killings is facing charges ...

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Reward for Davao bombing suspects raised from P2m to P3m

DAVAO City–The cash reward for suspects in the Roxas Night Market bombing that killed 14 people and injured 70 others has been raised from P2 million to P3 million Thursday. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the P1-million additional cash reward was donated by a businessman and a law firm–they gave P500,000 ...

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Sara loses two fetuses in triplet pregnancy

DAVAO City–President Duterte’s daughter Sara Carpio yesterday announced that she lost two fetuses in her triplet pregnancy after the night market blast that claimed 14 lives and injured 70 others. During the change of command at the Task Force Davao at the Sta. Ana Wharf, the Davao mayor said her ...

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Sara to give P2m for capture of bombers

DAVAO City–Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has raised a total of P2 million to reward anyone who can provide information on the location and identity of those behind Friday’s explosion at the night market on Roxas Avenue here. Mayor Duterte announced this during the flag-raising ceremony at city hall. She said P1 ...

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