The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is heeding a call to stop its offensives against military targets to pave the way for the GPH-MILF talks in Malaysia.
A landslide in the gold-rich area between this city and Tarragona, in Davao Oriental, has trapped a yet-to-be-determined number of miners and renewed concerns on safety and risk management in small-scale mining operations.
Two explosions rocked this city mid this month. The first left seven people injured, including a two year old boy, while the second is leading police to suspect a destabilization plot.
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.”
An edited version of a May 2011 piece by Antonio M. Manaytay that was credited as one of the outstanding stories on indigenous people for that year by the International Labour Organization and Probe Media Foundation Inc. – KNR
2012 Philippine President State of the Nation Address.
Ranking officials were sacked in several Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) offices in Mindanao earlier this month, days after the interior secretary called out one particular officer and announced the issuance of show cause orders to five mayors over illegal logging.
Talk of diggers striking gold has sent a horde of small-scale miners up the border between Mati City, Manay and Tarragona in the span of a few weeks, ignoring a Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) ban and worrying a local executive.
On the first day of the 10-day special voters-registration at the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) last July 9, the national head of a volunteer election watch group noted the beginnings of next year’s election fraud.
A low pressure area accompanying the first typhoon to hit the country this year poured at least 50 millimetres of rain in five hours on June 4, raising both water levels and fear in a city ravaged by a fatal flash flood only last December.