Group wants EMB head sack over city’s river mines

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

Farmers march to protest “fake” land reform

2012_martsa-pesante-webSome 2,000 peasants from Misamis Oriental marched in protest here, Monday, the 40th anniversary of Presidential Decree 27 – the first of what they call the country’s “fake land reform laws.”

A mockery of justice

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.”

Grief, rage and acceptance as residents try to get back on track

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.