Posts by tag: Poverty

11 years ago

Davao mountains yield gold, but gov’t paid cheap

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Davao mountains yield gold, but gov’t paid cheap

With the number of mining firms under exploration concessions, gold, nickel and copper in the rocky mountains of Davao region continue to be up for grabs. But government earnings from the excise taxes paid by mining firms are small.

11 years ago

PLANTING RICE IN NANAY SILAY’S REMAINING PADDY

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PLANTING RICE IN NANAY SILAY’S REMAINING PADDY

Visiting college students plant rice in a contested lot in Barangay Maa, this city. Claimed by the powerful Villa Abrilles to be used for a high-end subdivision, the lot is being fought for by Nanay Silay and other urban poor residents in the area. The Villa-Abrilles forcibly evicted residents, destroyed plants and dumped landfill in the 11-hectare land last year. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel Hernani)