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  • PNP issues gun ban for Kadayawan
    THE Philippine National Police (PNP) temporarily suspended the Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFOR) in Davao Region from August 14 to 22, 2022 in line with the celebration of the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City. Although the memorandum states that the PTCFOR is suspended for nine days, the memorandum was only issued on Thursday, August 18 by the PNP to the Police Regional Office in Davao Region (PRO-Davao). It states that only members of law enforcement agencies, such as the PNP, Armed Forces of the Philippines are allowed to carry firearms during official duties and while wearing their… Read more »
  • Davao City forms new peace, order body
    THE Davao City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) was reconstituted through a recently signed executive order (EO). Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte signed EO 33 Series of 2022, also known as "An Order Reconstituting The Membership of the Davao City Peace And Order Council" on August 12, 2022. EO 33 cited Department of the Interior and Local Government's (DILG's) memorandum circular No. 2019-143 dated August 27, 2Ol9 on the Omnibus Guidelines for POCs, amending the composition of the local POCs based on EO No. 773, Series of 2009, entitled "Reorganizing the Peace and Order Council." "In the exigency of public service… Read more »
  • Lasang, Toril added to PHABS
    THE City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) on Thursday said the Peak Hours Augmentation Service (PHABS) buses have started operating this week. The PHABS is the city government’s way to ease the plight of the commuting public during peak hours. CTTMO Head Dionisio Abude, during the I-Speak Media Forum on Thursday, said the PHABS buses operate in Lasang, Toril, Calinan, and Catalunan Grande. He said the buses operate from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Abude said the CTTMO and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) had a final meeting with bus operators,… Read more »
  • 5 teams drop Indak-Indak bid due to lack of funds
    FIVE contingents backed out from the Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan competition due to insufficient funds and were given support for their bid to compete. “We should have supposedly a total of 15 contingents. They already started their rehearsals but unfortunately joining the event will also cost them a lot, ang ilahang pagkaon habang nagarehearsal sila (their food expenses during rehearsals), costumes, musicians, [etc],” Harold Quibete, Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan organizer, said during the AFP-PNP Press Conference at the Royal Mandaya Hotel on August 17, 2022. Quibete said the latest contingent who back out is from Sultan Kudarat. “They are already 70 percent… Read more »
  • 43 contingents in 2022 Pamulak
    A TOTAL of 43 contingents are confirmed to join in the Pamulak sa Kadayawan on August 21, 2022. At the AFP-PNP Press Conference on August 17, 2022, at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, Wadab Babao, Pamulak sa Kadayawan organizer said several organizations and private sectors have joined the event despite the short time given to prepare. Participants are expected to use at least 20 percent fresh flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables for their floats. There are 11 confirmed participants for the corporate floats, which is a non-competing category. Babao said that Lahi Category or animal-driven floats have seven confirmed contingents. This… Read more »
  • Best Mask in Indak-Indak will win P20,000
    IF named Best Mask Contingent during the Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan, the group will win P20,000. “This should be based on artistic design, but the criterion that holds the most weight is the wearability, it should be wearable and should not cause discomfort baka (they might) it is overly adorned and dili na siya (not) suitable for the dance and it should be relevant to the type of presentation especially our contingents will be wearing,” Harold Quebete, Indak indak organizer said during the AFP-PNP Press Conference on August 17, 2022. Quebete said that there will be two sets of masks that… Read more »
  • Davao Light fully restores power lines after Tuesday’s rains
    ALL power lines in all areas affected by the heavy rain and strong winds on Tuesday evening, August 16 are now fully restored, the Davao Light and Power Company (Davao Light) announced on Thursday morning, August 18. Davao Light issued the statement, after some areas of the city experienced power outages caused by the weather disturbance. "We appreciate your patience and we thank you for bearing with us," the power utility of AboitizPower said. Fermin Edillon, Davao Light Reputation Enhancement Manager, said in a radio interview on Thursday morning that some power lines were affected due to the strong wind,… Read more »
  • Lawyer asks SC to transfer Bello’s case to a ‘neutral court’
    THE camp of former Vice Presidential candidate Walden Bello has asked the Supreme Court for the transfer of the handling of the cyber libel case filed by former Davao City Information Officer Jefry Tupas from the Davao City Prosecutor's Office (CPO) to a more "neutral court." Lawyer Luke Espiritu, Bello’s legal counsel, told members of the media in a press conference in Davao City on Thursday afternoon, August 18, that they are exhausting all legal remedies to dismiss the charges filed against Bello, whom they believe is being attacked by means of a cyber libel case. "We all know that… Read more »
  • PHABS starts serving Calinan, Catalunan Grande
    THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Davao Region (LTFRB-Davao) announced on August 17, 2022 that the Peak Hours Augmentation Bus Service (Phabs) has now resumed operations serving Calinan and Catalunan Grande areas. Atty. Ernest Benz Davila, officer-in-charge of LTFRB-Davao, said in an email interview with SunStar Davao on August 17, 2022, that Davao Metro Shuttle will be serving the two areas. The bus operator has allocated nine buses for the Calinan route and five for the Catalunan Grande. The bus routes will be operational from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Davila… Read more »
  • LTO-Davao: Bao-bao overcharging passengers
    THE Land Transportation Office-Davao Region (LTO-Davao) will intensify its campaign against "bao-bao" type tricycles after receiving various complaints of overcharging since the resumption of the face-to-face (F2F) classes In a press statement, LTO apprehended a bao-bao driver, who was servicing routes from Toril to Baliok, on Tuesday morning, August 16. The driver was intercepted by enforcement personnel in front of a mall. This stemmed from a viral post posted on Facebook, wherein the complainant sought help from LTFRB to take action on the overcharging fare set by the driver. According to the complainant, whose name is withheld, the driver charged… Read more »
  • 85.6% of target population in Davao receive primary doses vs Covid-19
    AROUND 85.6 percent of Davao Region's total target population for Covid-19 vaccination has been administered with the primary doses as of August 14, 2022. This is equivalent to 3,251,567 who have the first and second dose, including those administered with the single dose Johnson&Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine, out of the 3,796,830 target population. This is based on the data given by the Department of Health in Davao Region (DOH) on August 15 presented by assistant regional director Dr. Gerna Manatad during the Kapehan sa Dabaw media forum. Only Davao del Sur has less than 70 percent coverage of vaccinated individuals.… Read more »
  • Heavy rains cause power outage in 17 areas in Davao City
    SEVENTEEN areas in Davao City experienced power outages caused by the heavy rains on Tuesday evening, August 16. In a service advisory issued by Davao Light and Power Company (Davao Light) as of 2:32 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, power has already been restored to 10 areas: Fatima Village; Garcia Heights; Mineral Village; Montfort Village, Bajada; Villa Park Subdivision, Buhangin; Gem Village, Maa; Northcrest, Buhangin (Broken secondary line); Biao Eskwela; Las Terrazas Subdivision, Maa; and Royal Pines, Matina. While restoration efforts are still ongoing at Catalunan Pequeño, Belisario Village, and P-1 Barangay Inayangan after a tree collapse. Belisario's power supply… Read more »
  • DOH-Davao designates isolation facilities for monkeypox
    DESIGNATED isolation facilities for monkeypox cases are being put in place in each of the provinces in Davao Region according to the Department of Health-Davao (DOH-Davao) on August 15, 2022. DOH-Davao assistant regional director Dr. Gerna Manatad said during a press conference that this is one of the preparations to manage the emerging monkeypox disease once it enters the Davao Region. “Each province should have identified or a designated isolation facility by the moment there is really a need to bring a suspected case to an isolation facility,” Manatad said, citing cases wherein home isolation or home monitoring would be… Read more »
  • Davao City logs over 600 Covid-19 active cases
    ALMOST 100 cases were added to the tally of total active Covid-19 cases in Davao City, based on the weekly tracker of the city government released on August 15, 2022. As of August 13, the total active cases reached 608 cases. The majority of these or 357 cases are asymptomatic, followed by mild cases at 235 or 38.65 percent. On the other hand, moderate, severe, and critical cases are less than two percent of the total active cases, wherein 12 cases are moderate, three are critical, and one severe case. However, the number is an increase from the active cases… Read more »
  • City Engr.: No major damage seen on Matina Crossing overpass
    FOLLOWING the Matina Crossing overpass’ temporary closure, the cracks seen on the overpass on August 15, 2022 were superficial cracks, according to the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) of Davao. The CEO confirmed this on Tuesday, August 16, after the office inspected the structural integrity of the overpass after it sustained hairline cracks from an earthquake that happened the day before. Atty. Joseph Felizarta told SunStar Davao in a text message that the Matina Crossing overpass did not sustain major damage or cracks to its main structural members. Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) chief Alfredo Baloran said the… Read more »
  • Kadayawan Festival officially opens
    AFTER Davao City Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte hits the gong three times, Kadayawan sa Dabaw, dubbed as the festival of all festivals, officially opens on August 15, 2022. “The celebration of the Kadayawan Festival is our way of honoring the 11 tribes of Davao City, which is why after two years we are excited to finally be able to enjoy the Kadayawan festivities in person na gyud (face-to-face). As one united community let us celebrate the bountiful harvest, diverse stories, and heritage of Davao City,” Duterte said during the Pag-abli program of the festival on August 15, 2022, at the… Read more »
  • Tourists’ safety assured during Kadayawan
    THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) assures the safety of every tourist and Dabawenyo during the Kadayawan celebration. “Wala naman talagang (There’s no) direct threat sa (to) Davao City but we are not taking it for granted. In fact, we are always in Level 3, because we always want to maintain our level of alertness, our level of response, and high level of security especially that we are now celebrating Kadayawan,” Colonel Alberto Lupaz, Director of DCPO, said in an interview with SunStar Davao on August 15, 2022. Lupaz said they will be deploying some 5,000 security personnel for the… Read more »
  • Special non-working holiday in Davao City on Aug. 19 for Kadayawan
    Malacañang Palace announced that August 19, 2022 is a special non-working day in Davao City as it celebrates the Kadayawan Festival. “On 19 August 2022, Friday, the City of Davao will mark the celebration of the Indigenous People’s Day in relation to the Kadayawan Festival. It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Davao be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies, subject to the public health measures of the national government,” Marcos Jr., said in the Proclamation No. 39 released on August 15, 2022. In his Kadayawan message,… Read more »
  • Davao City eyes to bring back bus service during peak hours
    DUE to the lack of public utility vehicles (PUVs) operating during peak hours for the past few days in Davao City, the city government is planning to bring back the Peak Hours Augmentation Bus Service (Phabs). City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) head Dionisio Abude confirmed this to SunStar Davao on Tuesday afternoon, August 16. Abude said they are still going to apply for a special permit from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “Gina-finalize na lang ang special permit sa LTFRB (We are still finalizing the special permit from LTFRB),” he said. The traffic official has… Read more »
  • BSKE postponement gets mixed reactions from Davao City leaders
    LIGA ng mga Barangay (LNB)-Davao City President Edgar Ibuyan Sr. supports the planned postponement of the Barangay and SK elections (BSKE), which supposedly take place this December 2022, but another proposed postponement for next year will no longer be justifiable. The House of Representatives committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approved on first reading Tuesday, August 16, 2022, the measures that seek to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. The barangay and SK elections are scheduled to be conducted on December 5, 2022, but the measures filed at the House of Representatives want it postponed to December 2023.… Read more »
  • University implements “No vax card, no negative antigen results, no entry” policy
    A TOP university in Davao City is implementing a "No vax card, No negative antigen results, No entry" policy. The University of Mindanao (UM) issued a reminder on the policy on August 15, 2022 through its official Facebook account. The vaccination policy is part of the school’s “Plenary Guidelines on the conduct of blended F2F classes starting SY 2022-2023.” The guidelines were posted on the official Facebook page of the UM Office of Student Affairs (OSA) on August 3, 2022. A copy of the memo can be downloaded from their Facebook page. "In compliance with CHED (Commission on Higher Education),… Read more »
  • BFP to rollout ‘Adopt-a-fire station’ program
    TO address the lack of equipment in some Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) units, the agency said they will tap private sectors for the “Adopt-a-Fire Station Program”. “Nasa mga 100 to 120 LGUs (Local Government Units) na wala pang fire trucks and fire stations (There are about 100 to 120 LGUs that do not have fire trucks and fire stations). Yong mga lugar na walang fire trucks, ay baka pwedeng mapagtulungan ito (There are some areas where there no fire trucks yet and we’ll try to make ways to acquire units for them). We cannot do this overnight but we… Read more »
  • Motorists told to use alternate routes during Indak-indak, Pamulak
    THE Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) urged motorists to use alternate routes during Indak-Indak and Pamulak as some roads will be closed for major Kadayawan events. Motorists traveling from the north side of the city are urged to use the J.P. Laurel Avenue-Quirino Avenue-McArthur Highway route; J.P. Laurel Avenue-R. Castillo Street-Leon Garcia Street-Quezon Boulevard-Quimpo Boulevard-McArthur Highway route; and J.P. Laurel Avenue-Cabaguio-Leon Garcia Street-Quezon Boulevard-Quimpo Boulevard-McArthur Highway route. Meanwhile, motorists from the south can use the following routes; McArthur Highway-Quirino Avenue-J.P. Laurel Avenue; McArthur Highway-Magallanes Street-Quezon Boulevard; McArthur Highway-Sandawa Road-Quimpo Boulevard; and McArthur Highway-Quimpo Boulevard-Quezon Boulevard. CTTMO said… Read more »
  • Group hails proposed city ordinance of PWD office
    A PERSONS with disabilities (PWDs) group has hailed the filing of a proposed city ordinance on the creation and establishment of the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) in Davao City. On July 26, 2022, Councilor Alberto Ungab filed the PDAO Ordinance during the regular session of the 20th Council. The filing of the ordinance was supported with a letter from the Citywide Federation of Persons with Disabilities Inc. (CFPDI). Ungab said in the letter, CFPDI pointed out that the city has yet to establish a PDAO as mandated under Republic Act No. 10070. According to the Republic Act No.… Read more »
  • Editorial: Struggle is real to get home, work
    ON August 8 and 9, we were reminded of the growing public transport problem in Davao City. On both days, the city experienced heavy rains resulting in flooding in some parts of the city. Aside from the floods, the recent rains have become a nightmare to commuters. When it rains, especially during and after the peak hours, it is difficult for the commuting public to get a ride home. In our interviews with some commuters, it could take at least an hour for them to get a ride during peak hours. At times, it is a longer wait after the… Read more »
  • Fully vaxxed are now those with 2 primary doses, 1 booster dose
    THE Davao City Covid-19 task Force said those who are vaccinated with the two primary doses and one booster dose are considered fully vaccinated based on guidelines from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. “Nag bago na, this is as of June 4 (This is from the new guidelines as of June 4),” Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said on August 12 during a radio interview. Previously, fully-vaccinated individuals against Covid-19 meant they have been administered with the first and second dose without the need for a booster dose. Those who are fully vaccinated based on… Read more »
  • Eastmincom: 2,722 ex-rebels receive cash assistance thru E-Clip
    THE East Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) reported that 2,722 former rebels in the region have been given immediate assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Localized Integration Program (E-Clip) since its implementation. Maj. Alex Mindalano, spokesperson of Eastmincom, said former rebels have received P15,000 each as immediate assistance. E-Clip aims to help the former rebels in healing, reconciliation, reintegration, and protection of former rebels in society. Aside from the immediate assistance, a total of 2,208 former rebels also received P50,000 each as livelihood assistance. Meanwhile, 2,155 have undergone reintegration with P21,000 financial assistance while 698 have been paid for the firearms remuneration. “For… Read more »
  • 2 Davao governors elected as top officials of League of Provinces
    TWO governors of Davao Region were elected as top officials of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP). Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon was elected as the new Vice President for Local Taxation and Revenues, while Davao de Oro Governor Dorothy Gonzaga was elected as Chairperson for Legal Affairs. Both officials took their oath officiated by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. at the Malacañang Palace on Thursday, August 11, 2022. In a Facebook post from the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental, Marcos, during the meeting, highlighted “the importance of planning as he stressed the need for better coordination mechanisms between… Read more »
  • Buhangin District health workers trained on monkeypox
    A TOTAL of 207 barangay workers and functionaries of Buhangin District have undergone orientation on Wednesday afternoon at Cabantian Barangay Hall for surveillance, protection, and detection of any monkeypox case. Nurses, midwives and other barangay health workers from Acacia, Buhangin Proper, Cabantian, Callawa, Communal, Indagan, Tigatto, Waan and Mandug were oriented on the prevention, immediate signs and symptoms, incubation period, case management immediate isolation measures, and hotlines for reporting should monkeypox be detected in their barangays. Dr. Kristy June Dinampo-Dayanan, Program Manager of the Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease (EREID) of the City Health Office conducted the seminar. Dayanan, in… Read more »
  • “Leniency” causes slight increase in Covid-19 cases in DavNor
    The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has seen a slight increase in number of cases of COVID 19 starting mid of first semester of the year Guesting in the recent Kapihan sa DavNor, Dr. Josephine Therese Parenas attributed this slight increase to “leniency” in following the established health protocols of wearing a facemask, social distancing, and frequent cleaning of hands. “Usahay man gud tungod kay gamay nalang kaayo ang atoang COVID-19 cases karon murag dili na kaayo ma feel ang presence ni COVID. Mao ng daghan nag tapok tapok, aside pa ana, atoang hand washing (Sometimes because we have lower cases… Read more »
  • Procurement notice for security guard services
    WSP USA Solutions, Inc., a U.S. firm contracted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) to implement the Logistics Services in Mindanao Program (USAid Logistics), invites interested firms to submit proposals relative to the subject procurement.The Subcontractor shall provide all labor, materials, equipment, supervision, expertise and management to accomplish all required tasks and deliverables. They shall also provide and accomplish the following:Four (4) experienced, trained and skilled Security Guard (SG) personnel Duties and Responsibilities shall include but are not limited to:Entry and exit guard’s inspection controlRoving of the offices and garage perimeter areasEmployee and visitor identity verificationIncident documentation… Read more »
  • NTF-ELCAC Director: BDP budget doubles to P10B
    THE National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has more than doubled its 2023 budget for Barangay Development Program (BDP) to P10 billion. “Na-double sya from P4.6 billion last year (It has been doubled from P4.6 billion compared last year). So merong pundo for 2023 (we have allocated a fund), tinatanong lang namin yong DBM (Department of Budget and Management) kung magkano per barangay. Kasi last year P4 million lang per barangay so nagtanong ulit yong DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government) sa mga barangay na e-re-prioritize [yong projects] kung ano lang yong magkakasya sa… Read more »
  • 3 DavOr residents rescued from sinking boat
    THREE residents of Davao Occidental, who were aboard a sinking boat going to Sarangani were rescued by maritime forces late Thursday evening, August 11. In a report from the Maritime Balut Island Police Station, the police, in coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard, and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office rescued three individuals whose boat traveling to Barangay Batulaki in Glan, Sarangani Province sunk. The police said they received a report from a concerned citizen that maritime personnel immediately responded to. According to the report, the pumpboat departed at Port Mabila, Brgy. Mabila, Sarangani in Davao Occidental. Suddenly, the pumpboat… Read more »
  • PBBM names former Davao City 2nd District Rep. as PH envoy to Japan
    PRESIDENT Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. appointed former Former Davao City Second District Representative Mylene Garcia-Albano as the country's new envoy to Japan. This was announced in a Facebook post of state-run Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM) on Friday, August 12, wherein Garcia was among those who took her oath in front of the President at the Malacañang Palace on Thursday, August 11. Garcia-Albano was a former Representative of the Davao City 2nd District, serving three consecutive terms from 2010 to 2019. She is the sister of current Second District Representative Vincent Garcia. Garcia-Albano told SunStar Davao in an online interview that… Read more »
  • Over 280K students in Davao Region vaccinated against Covid-19
    MORE than 280,000 learners in the region are vaccinated against Covid-19, based on the data of the Department of Education in Davao Region (DepEd-Davao) on August 11, 2022. DepEd-Davao spokesperson Jenielito Atillo said that as of August 11, 2022, a total of 284,696 students are vaccinated in time for the opening of the academic year. This covers the year levels in elementary school, junior high school (JHS), senior high school (SHS), and those in the alternative learning system (ALS). To compare, 284,969 students are vaccinated out of 887,656 enrolled in the region in elementary, JHS, and SHS based on DepEd-Davao… Read more »
  • City brings back weekend vax against Covid-19 in August
    THE city government of Davao will implement a weekend rollout for the Covid-19 vaccination every Saturday for the rest of the month, beginning this August 13, 2022. Davao City Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said on August 10, the rollout will be held at People’s Park Davao. It will continue during the succeeding Saturdays on August 20 and 27. “It will be held at People’s Park para accessible siya sa tanan (so it’s accessible to everyone),” she said during a radio interview with the Davao City Disaster Radio. Dr. Zamzam Zailan of the Davao City Vaccination cluster said… Read more »
  • Man shot multiple times in broad daylight in Davao City
    A HIGH-ranking official of the Sta. Ana Police Station said the man who was shot multiple times in broad daylight has just gotten out of jail and was allegedly a known thief. The victim was shot by an unidentified gunman at 11 a.m. on August 11, 2022 while riding on a jeep in Piapi Boulevard, Barangay 22-C, Davao City. Police Lieutenant Col. Ronald Lao, Station Commander of Sta Ana Police Station, identified the suspect as Paul Jhon Dizon Ferraren. Lao said the victim was with his mother, Jocelyn, and his live-in partner, Emily, when he was shot multiple times by… Read more »
  • DCPO belies claims cop is getting street food without paying
    The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) belied a social media post that claims that a policeman allegedly availed of street food without paying. On Tuesday, August 9, the netizen, through a Facebook post, said the incident happened along Cabaguio Avenue. According to the post, she was eating where the street food stall is located when she noticed a patrol car stopped by. A policeman got out of the car and went towards the stall. She shared that she thought the police would order, but she noticed that the vendor put some of the street food inside a cellophane. According to… Read more »
  • White sugar at P105/kg, brown sugar at 70/kg in Bankerohan Public Market
    PRICES of sugar in a public market in Davao City had a slight increase for the past month, affecting the income of some of the sellers. During a price monitoring conducted by SunStar Davao at the Bankerohan Public Market on Thursday, August 11, the prevailing price of brown sugar was recorded to be around P70 per kilogram (kg), while white sugar is at P105/kg. According to some of the vendors, there was a slight difference in the prices over the past month. For brown sugar, there was a P5 increase, while there was an increase of P15 for white sugar.… Read more »
  • August 9 declared National IP Day in Davao City
    DAVAO City Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte has declared August 9 as the National Indigenous Peoples Day in Davao City. Duterte signed on August 1, 2022 Proclamation No. (PN) 4 Series of 2022, known as "Declaring August 9 As the National Indigenous Peoples Day Of Davao City Every Year." The proclamation cited Article 2 Section 22 of the 1987 Constitution, which provides that the State recognizes and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities within the framework of national unity and development. It also attributed that Republic Act No. 8371 recognizes, protects, and promotes the rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples… Read more »
  • Davao City targets to open park in Doña Vicenta in October
    THE largest park currently in development by the city government of Davao is targeted to open by October this year, according to the Parks and Playgrounds Division of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO). With a budget allocation of P82,567,000, the park is 1.2 hectares in size and located in the Doña Vicenta Subdivision behind Davao City National High School. Engr. Juancho Dagasohan, the acting division chief of the Parks and Playground Division, said on August 9, 2022 that the park will have structural amenities such as a library, multi-purpose building, and amphitheater. It also has pathways and… Read more »
  • Dabawenyos struggle to get a ride home, especially during rainy days
    CHRISNELYN Gail Haictin, who works in the security services industry, regularly travels from Barangay Communal to her workplace in Claveria. For her, waiting for a ride to go to work or home was not a problem for quite some time. “Maka ingon jud ko na hayahay kaayo, makasakay gyud maskin peak hours (It was easy to get a ride even during peak hours),” Haictin said. However, the rain in recent days has turned her daily commute into a stressful ordeal. On top of the rain, more people are returning to office work and some schools have resumed face-to-face classes. “Kato… Read more »
  • Davao City to have 100% LED streetlights by end of 2022
    THE program to replace the 40,000 sodium streetlights in Davao city with more energy-efficient LED lights will be completed by year’s end. “I believe we are already 80 percent of all the sodium being replaced by LED and our target is to replace everything by end of the year,” says Engineer Roger Velasco, president of the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) during his guesting at the Mindanao Development Authority’s Habi at Kape held today (Aug. 10) at the Abreeza Mall. Engr. Velasco said the current LED lights have three advantages over the sodium lights. And these are higher lumens,… Read more »
  • Davao Light intesifies campaign against pilferers
    THE Davao Light and Power Company (Davao Light) is intensifying its campaign against individuals tampering with an electric meter after apprehending 10 pilferers a month. Rodger Velasco, Davao Light President and chief operating officer (COO), said in a press conference on Wednesday, August 10 that electric pilferage or the action of stealing electrical connection is a criminal act under Republic Act (RA) No. 7832 or the “The Anti-Electric Transmission Lines/Materials Pilferage Act of 1994". "The pilferage is a violation of R.A. 7832. Any pilferage act that our customer or other person will do is a criminal act," Velasco said during… Read more »
  • New SK President in Tagum takes oath
    Magugpo East Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Chairman Judi Ven Lor assumed as the newest SK Federation President in Tagum City, days after Ethan John Monilla vacated his post for testing positive during the surprise drug test. Lor took her oath on Wednesday, August 10 in front of Mayor Rey Uy, which was witnessed by officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government. Monilla formally stepped down as SK President on Monday, August 8. In a formal letter dated August 3 forwarded to the mayor, which was read by Boy Lemos during the City Council regular session, Monilla resigned due to… Read more »
  • Health command post formed for Kadayawan
    THE City Government of Davao, through the City Health Office (CHO), has bolstered its commitment to hold Kadayawan festivities in the healthiest and safest way possible by establishing a Health Command Post. The Health Command Post became fully-operational on August 5, providing emergency medical coverage during the opening of the Kadayawan Village in Magsaysay Park. The group is responsible for the delivery of first-aid and medical emergency response to ensure the health and safety of the 50,000 people estimated to join the festivities during Kadayawan. Dr. Jebbee Palec, commander of the Health Command Post, on Tuesday told the City Information… Read more »
  • Private cemetery gets flak over alleged lack of preparedness for burial
    A PRIVATE cemetery in Davao City has gone viral on social media for the seemingly unprepared tomb for the burial of a 59-year-old. Facebook user Doll Boniel Gonzales, the niece of the deceased, expressed her dismay on social media to the management of the private cemetery for its lackadaisical performance of its job in the preparation of the tomb for their deceased clients. According to Gonzales, during a phone interview with Superbalita Davao Monday afternoon, August 8, they went to the private cemetery's office on the first day of the death of their uncle to inform the management that they… Read more »
  • 2022 Indak-Indak to follow new route
    THE Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan performers will follow a new route for the street dance competition, said event organizer Harold Quibete on August 8, 2022. During a radio interview, Quibete said this year’s Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan will start at the Veterans Rotunda at C. Bangoy Street, then to Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, and then at Roxas Avenue where the first performance will be held. The performers will then pass along C. M. Recto street until Bonifacio Street corner Pelayo street junction near Apo View Hotel for the second performance and proceed to the third and last route to San Pedro Street where… Read more »
  • Davao City gov't eyes 2,000 new streetlights
    THE City Government of Davao plans to install at least 2,000 lights along the streets of the city to address the lack of street lights. “Ang road networks nato karun mas nidaghan pa man gud, sa una wala pa gyud naga-agi diha kay dili pa kaayo maayo ang dalan wala gyud nay suga, unya karun daghan na og naga-agi ginadalanan na ang mga ubang lugar nato hinay-hinay pud gabutang ta og mga suga (We have a lot of new road networks. Thus, the reason why some of it doesn’t have lights yet but we are slowly going to install lights… Read more »
  • Mati enforces speed limits
    THE City Government of Mati is implementing speed limits to address vehicular incidents in the city due to traffic violations. “There have been traffic accidents on the highways, thoroughfares, streets, and roads of the City of Mati primarily caused by over speeding and reckless driving, with motorists repeatedly ignoring lawful speed limits,” Michelle Rabat, Mati City Mayor, said in Executive Order No. 69 Series of 2022 on August 9, 2022. Rabat said existing traffic laws that are being implemented in the city; Republic Act (RA)No. 4136, and the Municipal Ordinance No. 75, Series of 2002 are already outdated. “And to… Read more »