Lumads, including women and children, from Davao City countrysides and other areas who are now in the city to hop households to ask for “Christmas gifts”have been sleeping in sidewalks as their number exceeded the capacity of gymnasium shelter areas designated by the City government.
On the second year anniversary of typhoon Pablo (International name Bopha), survivors and support groups claimed that they remained displaced, this time by what they claimed was an insensitive relocation program of the government.
On Sunday, the 61-feet yuletide tree adorned with colorful assorted lights and decorative designs was lighted by the local government of
A Manila-based independent think tank said the number of children living in dire poverty in the country may reach 25 million if the government will use a poverty line of P100 per child per day.
Trianga said that government must support their call for sustainable farming so that peasants will be able to rebuild their lives.
“In every area, it’s almost like this. Let’s say it’s a little difficult and we are trying our best to improve it,” said Gascon who also saw “long queues, long lines” in their trips to Baguio, Legazpi and other provinces in Luzon and in Cotabato, Butuan and Cagayan de Oro.
For Larry Argueles, a packing plant worker in his 40s, the country’s Independence Day on June 12 is hardly a cause for celebration.
Isla Verde may be habitated with a multimillion rehabilitation after last month’s fire, and a division by tribes may be an option for a more orderly resettlement, the city government information chief said.
The local government unit of a town in Zamboanga del Sur turned over 2,000 kilos of organic rice seeds and vegetable seeds to Manobo evacuees here in an activity facilitated by environmental groups.