Student groups in Mindanao urged the government to recalibrate its strategies to end the armed conflict through resolving the root causes of armed rebellion: poverty, inequality, corruption, and atrocious governance, instead of sowing fear against dissent.
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Her family of 12 only eats two full meals a day, and most times it is just rice doused in soy sauce or salt given to them by their neighbor.
The low buying price brought by rice liberalization has been killing farmers and the local economy.
Just why are public officials so obsessed with superficial beautification than, say, making spaces more inclusive?
A house at the Boulevard street bears this mother who does everything– from caring the toddler to cooking with a charcoal stove.(davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani) (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)
A teenage girl and young brother bear the midday sun as they push their cart full of ukay-ukay goods from Bankerohan public market to Magallanes Street. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)
This woman vendor comes prepared for the afternoon heat on Sunday with a hat and shirt for cover. Vendors are now busy all over the streets with the Kadayawan events. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)
Where to Daang Matuwid?
A Badjao girl seems to be waiting for a ride to take her away from her plight of begging for money in Davao City’s busy JP Laurel Avenue. Poverty remains high in the region despite President Aquino’s declaration of ‘inclusive growth’. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
NEDA Regional Director Maria Lourdes Lim says Davao posted 7.4% growth in 2012 which helped generate jobs for the people, making this an “inclusive growth” during a press forum on Davao Region’s Economic Performance 2012 (davaotoday.com photo by ACE R. MORANDANTE)
These yummy fruits in Davao City’s Agdao public market are certainly delicious, nutritious and could fill our hungry stomachs —…