CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A group wants the regional chief of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) here relieved over the issuance of permits to allegedly questionable quarry operations. The group Sulog is suspicious of how the EMB 10 office was supposedly ransacked and how computers containing digital records of the permits were destroyed a …Read More
A coalition of indigenous people’s organization call the suggestion “a mockery of customary law and tribal judicial system” while some 34 indigenous or lumad families from the village of Dao in San Fernando town, also in Bukidnon, went on hunger strike last month over the provincial government’s “insensitivity.”
A local priest is lamenting the problem of child labor in some parts of Mindanao, a dilemma highlighted by aid the national government had to give 30 children working as lumber haulers in several illegal logging sites in Agusan del Norte.
A regional official of Anakpawis has joined those condemning Benigno Aquino III’s Labor Day speech, calling “calloused and anti-poor” the President’s opposition to a bill to increase basic pay by P125 nationwide.
Some 320 families left homeless when Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) flooded 41 of this city’s 80 barangays last December 16, now have a new place to stay.
Foreign investors from China, Israel and Malaysia have expressed interest in putting up casinos here, worrying groups that it might promote gambling.
Environmental groups here support the business sector’s call for the government to first try improving the power production in the island’s hydro-electric power facilities before going for more expensive power from diesel or coal-fired plants.
Members of human rights organizations, advocates against the operation of large scale mines in Northern Mindanao, students and church workers took to the streets of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Province, Wednesday, March 21, demanding justice for a slain colleague.
The group counseling session proceeded in a somber pace. Under a tent, a male Sendong survivor narrated his tale of survival. He mentioned a word – kahoy – meaning tree. A fleeting reference; but enough to earn a reaction from across the makeshift group process laboratory.