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Philippines: Duterte’s administration should be held accountable for the killings of activists and human rights defenders

The Philippine Government must face international accountability for its widespread killing of activists and human rights defenders, and the grave human rights violations it has committed, seven human rights groups said in a statement......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

What’s mine is mine: The intensifying fight of indigenous peoples vs. mining companies in the Philippines

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown last April, one of the worst standoffs in recent history between the Philippine National Police and indigenous peoples’ defenders took place in Nueva Vizcaya......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

Inflation rate in EV increases to 2.8 percent in February 2021

Inflation Rate (IR) in Eastern Visayas increased to 2.8 percent in February 2021. This IR is 1.1 percentage points higher compared with the 1.7 percent IR in January 2021......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

AppendPay signs MOA with CARD Banking Group as settlement bank

As part of its mission to provide financial inclusivity for all, CARD Banking Group signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with AppendPay through a virtual signing ceremony on March 8, 2021......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

P4.7 million TUPAD grants benefit 900 Leyteños

A total of P4,797,900.00 grants under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program benefitted some 900 beneficiaries of LGU-Sta. Fe, Leyte......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

SFDEO undertakes 2 flood control projects in Calbayog City

A total of more than P63 million contract amount was drawn to finish the flood control structures at Barangays Caybago and Lonoy......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

Flood control structure erected along Gandara River in Samar

In an effort of the DPWH to strengthen infrastructure for flood risk mitigation, a flood control structure was built with a total contract amount of P61.1 million along Gandara River in Adela Heights, Gandara Samar......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

SRI LANKA: Black Sunday - Mourning the death of criminal investigating capacity

In answering the call of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka, the faithful living in various parts of the country wore black and attended the churches as a protest against the failure to provide justice for all those who were killed......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Hijos Tours grabs finalist spot in Sustainability Innovations Pitch

CARD MRI Hijos Tours was selected as one of the finalists in the Society Category of the Sustainability Innovations Pitch on February 22, 2021......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

SFDEO paved a road leading to Mapaso Hot Spring

To boost the tourism industry in Calbayog City, DPWH Samar First District Engineering Office has completed the road leading to Mapaso Hot Spring with a revised contract amount of P26.9 million......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

First batch of Davao durian arrives Down Under

Australians will soon be tasting the sweet, savory, and creamy durian from Davao as the Philippines’ first-ever shipment of frozen durian from Davao City has arrived Down Under......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Rebel Returnees as Peacebuilders in Eastern Samar

About 31 former rebels, yunit militia, organizers, and mass supporters in Eastern Samar have expressed support to help convince their former comrades to turn their back from the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) during an assembly held in Barangay Lalawigan, Borongan City on March 9......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

NMP Services Association yields bountiful rice harvest

A day of immense pride and joy for the National Maritime Polytechnic Services Association (NMPSA) as the fully-grown rice paddy in an approximately 6,200 sqm is now being hand-harvested after 4-5 months of cultivation......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Overcome evil with good

Not only should we love our enemies, as Christ taught us, but we also need to drown evil with an abundance of good......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Attacks on lawyers and associated impunity worse with terror law

The Public Interest Law Center condemns and views Calbayog City PNP’s letter to a local court asking for names of lawyers handling cases of alleged members of communist-terrorist groups......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

CARD Sulit Padala now available in more than 500 outlets nationwide

CARD MRI has expanded its CARD Sulit Padala remittance outlets to 534 cities and provinces in all regions in the Philippines as of February 2021......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Domestic remedies for PH rights abuses insufficient, illusory says INVESTIGATE PH Report

There is strong evidence that “domestic remedies" for the many cases of human rights violations in the Philippines “are insufficient and even illusory” while cases of rights abuses escalate in the Philippines......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

DPWH, LGU and provincial government led the groundbreaking ceremony of new Caibiran Municipal Building

A new and a modern state of the art Municipal Building will soon rise in the town of Caibiran as DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) kicks off the construction of the building......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

The Philippines: A Top Tourist Attraction in Fun and Entertainment

This article will be discussing fun and entertainment pointers that keep tourists engaged in a whole holiday experience when visiting the Philippines......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2021Related News

Karapatan echoes call for PDL’s right to health: ‘Immunize them with free, safe, effective vaccines’

Human rights group Karapatan on March 4 supported the call of families and friends of political prisoners for inclusion of thousands of prisoners, especially the elderly and sick, and pregnant women among them, in the Philippines for free, safe, and effective vaccination against COVID-19......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2021Related News