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No to emergency powers for GMA over power crisis – Gabriela Women’s Party
Written by Gabriela   
Saturday, 20 February 2010 13:55

Gabriela Women’s Party expressed today grave concern on the reported power crisis badly hitting Mindanao. Power failure in the island on election day would mean failure of the procedure.  Malacañang allies in the House of the Representatives have proposed granting Gloria Macapagal Arroyo emergency powers based on this alarming report.

MAAS criticizes Malacanang for creating Task Force on aerial spraying
Written by MAAS   
Saturday, 20 February 2010 11:03
DAVAO CITY (MAAS/19 Feb) – MAAS members slammed  President Arroyo’s plan to create an independent task force to evaluate claims whether aerial  spray should be banned or not.

Liezl Bacalso, a MAAS member from Sirib in Calinan District,  questioned the logic behind the decision since there were already previous studies conducted by government experts on the negative effects caused by the aerial spray on the lives of the people living near  banana plantations.  “Bakit kailangan pa ng experts from other countries? Bakit kailangan pa ng studies , eh meron na ang DOH at DA; may recommendation na sila. Bakit hindi ito sundin?”, (Why is there a need for experts from other countries when the DOH and DA experts have already made their recommendations? Why are these not being followed?), she asked.

KATRIBU motorcade features Davao's rich lumad and cultural heritage
Written by Kerlan Fanagel/Katribu Partylist   
Thursday, 18 February 2010 09:12

DAVAO CITY (Katribu/18 Feb) -- Katribu Partylist, an Indigenous People's sectoral party, kicked off its pro-Davaoeno, pro-Lumad campaign mantra with a motorcade - float parade which passed through the city’s  major thoroughfares leading to People's Park today.

USAID and The Asia Foundation Initiate a Rapid Field Appraisal of Decentralization in RP
Written by The Asia Foundation   
Thursday, 18 February 2010 08:56

Manila - February 18, 2010 Since the law’s passage in 1991, some analysts have questioned whether the landmark Local Government Code that decentralized powers and devolved services from the national government has made significant impact at the local level.

The Asia Foundation, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched yesterday  a 3-month nationwide Rapid Field Appraisal to assess the effects of decentralization on local governments and, more broadly, on the country.

CHD to AFP: Educational attainment not a hindrance to learn health skills
Written by Council for Health and Development   
Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:12
Feb. 17, 2010

Health groups today slammed the military’s malicious statement regarding some of the health worker-trainees’ capacity to learn health skills with regard to their educational attainment.  Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, spokesperson of the Armed Forces’ 2nd Infantry Division said in an interview that the trainees’ profiles revealed that some of them reached only elementary and high school levels while only a very few were college levels and graduates.  Thus, why give them health training?
Datu Tomas Ito, Bagobo chieftain and protector of Apo Sandawa , dies at 84
Written by Kalumaran   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:57

Datu Tomas Ito, the Bagobo Chieftain who led the 1989 Dyandi solidarity pact of nine Lumad tribes resisting the government’s Mt. Apo geothermal project, passed away Wednesday at his highland home in Kapatagan, Davao del Sur at the foot of Mount Apo. He was 84.

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