COMVAL Gov. Uy on insurgency: Building peace not building wars

Compostela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy said dialog and communication with communist rebels is the key to licking the communist insurgency.  Uy, who supports localized peace talks with the communist rebels, said this as provincial government units in the Davao … Continue reading COMVAL Gov. Uy on insurgency: Building peace not building wars

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COMVAL’S GOV. TYRON UY BACKS PEACE TALKS WITH COMMUNIST REBELS

Compostela Valley Gov. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy, the concurrent Chair of the Regional Peace and Order Council XI, welcomed the possible resumption of peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army. … Continue reading COMVAL’S GOV. TYRON UY BACKS PEACE TALKS WITH COMMUNIST REBELS

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Davao region execs unite for Inday Sara ‘Hugpong’ party

All national political parties stand to lose their allies in the Davao Region after majority of the local chief executives, board members, and councilors pledged allegiance to Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), a newly formed regional political party led by Davao … Continue reading Davao region execs unite for Inday Sara ‘Hugpong’ party

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NDF hits proxy war, suppression campaign in Kapalong

The National Democratic Front Southern Mindanao assails the relentless and sustained suppression campaign and proxy war by the 10thInfantry Division-Eastern Mindanao Command AFP against the Lumad communities in the tri-boundaries of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Agusan del Sur provinces.  By far, the AFP has poured in the largest number of Army battalions in Southern Mindanao and other areas in Mindanao with the objective of decisively crushing the revolutionary movement. But their intensified campaign has merely gained them further notoriety in the hearts of the masses. The AFP has directed its sharpest fangs in Brgy. Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del … Continue reading NDF hits proxy war, suppression campaign in Kapalong

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FRANCO TITO, DIWALWAL IN MALAYSIA FILMFEST

Diwalwal, l’Or Maudit des Philippines (“Diwalwal, The Cursed Gold of the Philippines”) featuring Comval’s Diwalwal ex-barangay captain Franco Tito is one of the 37 documentaries and short films being screened in Malaysia’s Freedom Film Festival. The 58-minute film on Diwalwal was produced last year and directed by a Frenchman, Philippe Couture. The human rights-oriented film festival kicked off today, and will run until September 14, 2014, as Malaysian NGOs’ own way of celebrating Malaysia Day on 16th September. Festival organizers said that they have “carefully selected this year’s programme to showcase a range of unique works, putting equal focus on artistic … Continue reading FRANCO TITO, DIWALWAL IN MALAYSIA FILMFEST

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One year after Pablo: Davao economy gaining strength

BY CARINA L. CAYON Over a year after super typhoon Pablo brought severe devastation to the provinces of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, Davao Region has recovered and managed to improve its economy. In a recent report of the National Economic and Development Authority and the Philippine Statistics Authority, the region’s economic performance has expanded by 6.8 percent based on its Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) which had a growth forecast of 5.6 percent in 2013.        NEDA-11 regional director Ma. Lourdes D. Lim said the growth was a remarkable achievement for the region.        “The 2013 GRDP estimates are … Continue reading One year after Pablo: Davao economy gaining strength

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MILITARY TOP SPY TO LEAD FIGHT VS MINDANAO REBELS

Major General Eduardo M. Año is the new commander of the Philippine Army 10th Infantry “Agila” Division. He replaced Major General Ariel B. Bernardo during a recent turn-over ceremony in Camp Manuel T. Yan in Tuburan, Mawab, Compostela Valley, presided by Philippine Army commanding general Lt. General Hernando Delfin Carmelo A. Iriberri. The military’s top spy, Año is the former chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP). His new post brings him to one of the remaining strongholds of the communist New People’s Army. The 10th ID area of operations include Davao region, Compostela … Continue reading MILITARY TOP SPY TO LEAD FIGHT VS MINDANAO REBELS

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