Lumads say Mining Act has only worsened their lot

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 March) — Fourteen years after it was signed into law, the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 or Republic Act 7942 has failed to bring development to the indigenous communities, a lumad leader today said. Some 200 Lumads (indigenous peoples)...

GMA @ Sibulan Hydropower Project

Unlike last week in Samal Island, where President Arroyo made a quick appearance before the press. This time in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. It’s better , she stayed for about 15 minutes and left for Cagayan de Oro City. What happened in Sta Cruz, well…photo...

Kudos to Mamang Pulis!

As I scan the pages of an online news website, I was a bit surprised to see that the police is backing up the position of the journalists in the Philippines against the Right to Reply Bill, which is authored by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel. Pretty surprising move huh 🙂...

and she’s done….!

When President Arroyo visited the Marineculture park in Samal Island, Davao Del Norte today, it took her about a minute to wear the gloves and it only took her about a blink of an eye in feeding the bangus fingerlings, which is suppose to be the most awaited moment by...

Jun Lozada in Davao City

QUEST FOR GOOD AND TRUTH Rodolfo ‘Jun’ Lozada , whistleblower of the anomalous ZTE Broadband deal, speaks before the media, academe, church people and civil society organizations in Davao City on February 11, 2008. Lozada, who is in the city today for a...

Tricycles

In every town or province, it has its own design of tricycles. did you notice that? Like in South Cotabato, the tricycle designs are almost design in most of the towns in the province. Then when you are in North Cotabato and Maguindanao areas, they also have the same...

Atsal

Bell peppers are known as “Atsal” in Visayan dialect. Most of the vegetable supply in Davao City is from Kapatagan, Davao del Sur. A remote vegetable-producing town at the foot of Mt....

book hunt

In the past months, i’m into “book hunting” at booksale stores from davao city down to koronadal and general santos city.  what am i hunting: photography books, particularly Time Life books. These are pretty rare books these days as some of these are...