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Karapatan assails closure of tribal schools

Human rights group Karapatan assailed the resolution of the Department of Education (DepEd) – Region XI ordering the permanent closure of 54 Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Centers in Davao Region. Palabay “The permanent closure of the said learning centers is a denial of every Filipino child’s right to …

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Minda steps in to resolve Tadeco, LGU- Davnor rift

MinDA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol steps in to resolve the row between Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc. (TADECO) and Provincial Government of Davao del Norte due to the planned demolition of the former’s three plantation biosecurity facilities along El Canto road, in a meeting held today at TADECO Road, Panabo City. …

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Davao councilors urged to pass city’s environmental code

DAVAO City — Environmental advocate here is urging the Davao City Council to pass the city’s Environmental Code, saying it will further spur economic opportunities. Atty. Mark Peñalver of Interface Development Interventions (IDIS).Photo by Interface Development Interventions (Idis) Inc. Policy Advocacy Specialist and lawyer Mark Peñalver said they are …

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Davao region cacao industry players meet

Known to have the biggest chunk of cacao production in the country, Davao region naturally boast of active cacao stakeholders, some of whom gathered in a Cacao Learning Exchange in Davao City. Facilitated by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) that has been at the forefront in supporting social enterprises …

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Duterte son threatens to file libel case vs Trillanes

FORMER Davao vice mayor Paolo Duterte threatened to press criminal and civil libel charges against opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes for dragging him in the controversial P6.4-billion shabu smuggling last year. In a statement released yesterday, nearly six months since he announced his resignation from his post on Dec. 25, 2017, …

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Matalam 9: Encounter or massacre?

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews . (Last of two parts) DAVAO City — “Wala namang massacre doon” but an encounter, Rowena de Leon, re-elected barangay captain of Kilada, said at the barangay hall. De Leon said the Aban family is not from Barangay Kilada but arrived and settled in Sitio …

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