Del Rosario retains post in LPP

By Noel Baguio, Contributor GOVERNOR Rodolfo del Rosario of Davao del Norte will continues to serve as a member of the National Executive Board (NEB) of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) after retaining his post as chair of the league for Davao region. Del Rosario, who was a former LPP president, got […]

City council urged to walk the talk for watershed preservation

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA of DAVAO City––The city council is planning to revive its earlier resolution to ban mining in the city after reports that a mining firm has secured a permit in Paquibato District. During the council’s session Tuesday, second district Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang said he received a letter from a farmers […]

Second startup weekend in Davao

By Florienne Melendrez of MindaNews DAVAO City––People with business ideas to share may enlist for the second holding of Startup Weekend Davao, which is scheduled on August 9 to 11. Angel Abella, one of the event organizers, said during the Club 888 press conference at Marco Polo Davao Wednesday that Startup Weekend is a “global […]

Consumer rights advocacy fortified

TAGUM City, Davao del Norte––The Department of Trade and Industry-Davao del Norte provincial office (DTI-DN) is now utilizing the schools to advance its advocacy and awareness on consumer rights and protection. During the just-held Kadagayaan Festival, the DTI turned over to the Department of Education (DepEd) through Governor Rodolfo del Rosario the consumer rights and […]

Dads approve new liquor ban

By CHERYLL D. FIEL of DavaoToday DAVAO City––In a span of less than two weeks, the City council introduced, deliberated and approved a new liquor ban that prohibits business establishments from selling and serving liquors and other intoxicating substances starting at one in the morning. “This is what the mayor wanted. He wanted to expedite […]

Gensan wants renewable energy investments

GENERAL Santos City––The city government is pushing for the entry of investments on renewable energy projects to help stabilize the area’s power supply condition. Mayor Ronnel Rivera said several investors have already signified interest to put up major power projects in the city to help address its rising power requirement. He did not specify the […]

Why Sir Chief is ‘way better’ than PNoy

By NEWSDESK.ASIA FOR OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs), the explanation is not only simple but also very personal. Sir Chief is “handsome, charming and most of all”, the popular fictional character in Philippine TV, is “strong-willed and very considerate and kind to household workers,” according to Rey Perez Asis, program coordinator of the Hong Kong-based Asia […]

PNoy: Philippines stopped short of being called ‘paradise’

By Azer N. Parrocha, Philippine News Agency It was such a resounding praise for the Philippines to be given titles like ‘most romantic’, and ‘best destination’ country, said President Benigno Aquino III, during his State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on Monday. Aquino even said that he is not even surprised that the tourism industry in 2012 has reached […]

Devoted public servant

By Tom A. Caballero and Celso Balmera of Mindanao Daily-Davao THE new head of Sta. Cruz police station in Davao del Sur has vowed to work harder to maintain the peace and order of Sta. Cruz town. Chief Insp. Edito S. Mandi, a policeman for seven years, was earlier appointed as chief of Sta. Cruz […]

American starts 300-km journey to raise awareness

By Rosanna Javier Contributor WHILE major organizations in major cities have launched hundreds of fun runs, of varying distances, tagging many of the nation’s many charities and worthy causes as beneficiaries, a 50-year-old missionary will be taking a different route to drumming up awareness for his advocacy. Tom Macintosh, started his journey on July 20, […]

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