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Police “witness” in Kidapawan massacre faces perjury case filed by kin of slain protester

Police “witness” in Kidapawan massacre faces perjury case filed by kin of slain protester

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato – The alleged rebel-turned-military asset who testified before a Senate investigation panel against the protesting farmers who fell victims during the Kidapawan bloodbath is now facing…

Bicol abaca farmers see light over DA pouring new fund to Southern Leyte abaca

Bicol abaca farmers see light over DA pouring new fund to Southern Leyte abaca

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Abaca-producing areas in the Bicol Region which are shrinking owing to neglect by government policies and priority programs may see a…

‘Floating shabu lab’ seized in Subic Bay

‘Floating shabu lab’ seized in Subic Bay

SUBIC, ZAMBALES, 12July2016 — Police operatives raided and seized a suspected floating shabu laboratory disguised as a fishing vessel and arrested four Chinese crews on-board while entering Subic Bay in…

Mindanao youth leaders to Duterte on education: Do not become “another Aquino”

Mindanao youth leaders to Duterte on education: Do not become “another Aquino”

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, 28June2016 – Echoing calls by Bicol students, youth groups in Mindanao joined the nationwide call to end education capitalism, excessive profiteering by…

Philippines’ Displaced Children Barred from School

Philippines’ Displaced Children Barred from School

By Carlos Conde Human Rights Watch ZAMBOANGA CITY – Hundreds of Filipino children here were barred from attending class when schools opened this week. The reason? The children have been…

Duterte team, Joma to meet in Oslo for preliminary talks on peace agenda

Duterte team, Joma to meet in Oslo for preliminary talks on peace agenda

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY, 10June2016 — The team of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will hold preliminary talks with Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NDFP)…

Duterte takes in TV anchor, one more leftist, 2 ex-army to join Cabinet

Duterte takes in TV anchor, one more leftist, 2 ex-army to join Cabinet

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY — A television news anchor, a leader of the progressive left and two ex-military generals are the familiar faces joining the would-be Cabinet of…

Trouble in Radio Mindanao sizzles, RMN Davao union officials fired

Trouble in Radio Mindanao sizzles, RMN Davao union officials fired

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, 31May2016 (BicolToday.com) – Labor problems in Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) in Davao City continues to simmer as the radio company fired out…

Duterte mulls on nationwide revamp of PNP, random drug test of police officers

Duterte mulls on nationwide revamp of PNP, random drug test of police officers

DAVAO CITY, 26May2016 — Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is mulling on a massive revamp in the Philippine National Police (PNP) from the highest officers down to the rank and file…

Poverty incidence in Region 8 worsens from 2012 to 2015 – survey

Poverty incidence in Region 8 worsens from 2012 to 2015 – survey

TACLOBAN CITY, 16May2016 –- Poverty incidence in Eastern Visayas has worsened between 2012 to 2015, making the region as the country’s second poorest, based on the latest Family Income and…