Stop quarrying in Negros. On August 12, farmers appealed for a stop to quarrying operations in Silay City, Negros Occidental. They condemned the indiscriminate and continuing deforestation in the area which has caused flooding and destruction of their farm lands. One of the five quarrying operations in the area is owned by Silay City Mayor Mark Andrew J. Golez.
Coca-Cola lay-offs in Cebu, suspended. Coca-Cola temporarily suspended its plan to retrench its workers after an agreement was reached between contractual workers and their principal contractor on August 9 in Mandaue City, Cebu. This was after workers filed a complaint at the National Conciliation and Mediation Board. Their complaints included union busting and inhumane working conditions, wherein workers are forced to take on other tasks aside from theirs.
Protest in Talisay City. Retrenched employees of the Talisay City hall and Bacolod City Water District marched to the Civil Service Commission in Bacolod City on August 9 to demand reinstatement.
Haran evacuees return to Talaingod. The remaining 100 Talaingod Manobos who sought refuge at the UCCP Haran Center in Davao City decided to finally return to their communities on August 9 after seven years. They evacuated in 2014 after their communities were subjected to successive military attacks.