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Duterte to Reds: Stop ‘extortion’

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO City — The peace talks with the government and the communists would only resume if the New People’s Army, the armed-wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, would stop collecting revolutionary taxes, President Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte said the NPA’s revolutionary tax ...

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TF Davao holds activists for being ‘suspicious’

By ALEX D. LOPEZ Davao Today DAVAO City — The Task Force Davao said the four activists they flagged down in a checkpoint Wednesday evening were “suspicious individuals.” A human rights worker and three leaders of farmers’ organizations were held for at least four hours in a checkpoint of the ...

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‘Kalsada’ program implemented

DAVAO City — The 2.792-kilometer road concreting project implemented in the province of Compostela Valley through the “Kalsada” Program of President Rodrigo Duterte is now complete, the provincial information office said. The project, dubbed as “Nabunturan-Saosao-Nuevo Iloco Road Concreting Project” was given by President Duterte to the province through the ...

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2 killed, 6 hurt in Davao clashes

DAVAO City — Amid calls from the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the government to stop offensives and focus attention to terror groups, clashes between government troops and the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels continue, leaving two soldiers killed and six others wounded in Davao Region over the weekend. The ...

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Martial law marred with EJKs

By PAULO C. RIZAL Davao Today DAVAO City — Human rights group Karapatan reported that the first week of martial law has resulted into extrajudicial killings and displacement in communities. Karapatan Southern Mindanao Region spokesperson Jay Apiag said the military launched air strikes in populated areas.  Military operations in the ...

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Rise of HIV incidence alarms health officials

By ROBBY JOY SALVERON Davao Today DAVAO City — Health officials here expressed concern as the number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-Aids) cases in this city rose with more young people engaging in unprotected sex. The Reproductive Health and Wellness Center reported that a total of 52 individuals ...

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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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