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Topic: Davao


Report: Mindanao Mango Growers Monitoring 2015

March 27, 2015 · 

Happy farmers receive Fair Trade premium

Between March 4 and March 7, 2015, Mr. Donard Angeles, PREDA Pro Fair Trade Producer’s Development Officer, together with Mr. Francis Bermido, PREDA’s Executive Director, conducted a monitoring visit to Davao mango growers. Among the activities conducted were the following: ORIENTATION ON CHILDREN AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS MONITORING OF MANGO DELIVIERIES AWARDING OF FAIR TRADE PREMIUM […]

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Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

April 2, 2014 · 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III. The deal grants largely Muslim areas of the southern Mindanao region greater political autonomy in exchange for an end […]

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The Assassination of Journalists and Priests

January 13, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen,

The power of the truth to set free the public from ignorance, indifference and apathy is what arouses public outcry and brings about civil and political action for human rights. Journalists, priests and pastors are frequently giving voice to the long oppressed aspirations of the indigenous people and it provokes violent retaliation. Another outspoken journalist, […]

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Open-pit mining ban questioned

November 23, 2011 ·  By Reuters

MANILA, Philippines — Officials of a southern Philippine city are questioning the legality of a local law prohibiting open-pit mining in their province, providing support to a battle waged by the local unit of Canada’s TVI Pacific Inc. against the ban. The legislative council of Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte province on the southern […]

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OPEN LETTER TO PRES. AQUINO AND XSTRATA

November 7, 2011 · 

This is an open letter to President Aquino and Peter Forrestal, President of Sagittarius Mining, Inc. (SMI), a sequel to my previous column on the possible link in the murder of Fr. Tentorio to the Xstrata mining project in Tampakan, South Cotabato. The Xstrata project in Tampakan will be, if you approved it, Mr. President, […]

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The Example of True Friendship

October 26, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The life and death of Father Fausto Tentorio (59) is not going to be forgotten. Filipinos and many others will continue to recall and celebrate his steadfast solidarity, commitment and dedication to the downtrodden ingenious people. The Lumad people of Mindanao are victims of exploitation, discrimination and man made poverty for the past fifty years. […]

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The Murder of Father Tentorio

October 19, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Missionary Father Fausto Tentorio died in a hail of bullets last 17 October 2011. It is a despicable crime of murder; cowardly, senseless and it will not achieve its purpose to instill fear, terror and paralysis into the indigenous people and environmentalists in the Diocese of Kidapawan. Father Fausto Tentorio, 59, an Italian Missionary priest […]

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People's Rights Come Before Corporate Profit

October 5, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Teresa Treacy is a frail middle-aged woman who loves all things in nature and lived a peaceful quiet life with her sister in County Offaly a beautiful part of rural Ireland. She planted and tended her trees, cared for the natural forest and the clear stream that ran through it. What turned this peace loving […]

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Killing Fields Found in Davao, Children Shot

May 6, 2011 · 

Human rights workers recently went to Davao City, Southern Philippines to investigate what is believed to be a killing field where skeletal remains of victims of the shadowy Davao Death Squads are dumped. In their investigation, FIND’s (Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance) Search and Forensic Team, with investigators from the Commission on Human Rights, […]

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DAVAO REPORT

May 6, 2011 · 

The first victim of extrajudicial killings in Davao City was in 1996, right inside the grounds of the City Hall. Three years later, and with more than 50 reported victims, the local government of Davao City, headed by then-Mayor Benjamin de Guzman, had yet to make an arrest or even identify a suspect. Accordingly, the […]

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