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Ban on plastics: how effective?

Ban on plastics: how effective?

Today, the local government unit of Davao has begun imposing the ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastics and polystyrene foams for use as food and beverage containers, as laid out in the Davao City Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance of 2009. The City Environmental and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) is now tasked to monitor [...]

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Government, Society   5

Journalists workshop on environment reporting

Journalists workshop on environment reporting

I was fortunate to have been invited to speak at a media workshop last Saturday, 10 March 2012, on environment reporting. Thanks to Mindanao Times editor-in-chief, Amy Cabusao, for the opportunity to engage Mindanao’s media practitioners in the advocacy to protect our marine environment! The workshop, organized by the Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center [...]

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Society   4

Talikud island scubasurero

Talikud island scubasurero

The Davao Reef Divers Club had its first club dive of the year yesterday, with 28 members taking part in the day-long activities. The main objective of the event — as is the tradition of the Club — was to give back to the marine environment, which needs our protection more than ever. This was [...]

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Community   1

Blog Contest for Araw ng Dabaw 2012

Blog Contest for Araw ng Dabaw 2012

In a laudable effort to promote the city’s foundation day this March, Duaw Davao Festivals Foundation is running a writing contest among local bloggers. The theme is based on the tagline launched by the City Tourism Operations Office last year — Davao: Life Is Here! Davao City will be celebrating her 75th Araw ng Dabaw [...]

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Community, Events   3

New Zealand Experts to Talk in Davao

New Zealand Experts to Talk in Davao

[Media Release] Have you thought of working or migrating abroad ? Have you tried applying for work, visit, or migration, but got stuck? Then this is one information session you shouldn’t miss. Licensed New Zealand Immigration Adviser Carlo Santos and the Former Manager of the New Zealand Embassy’s Immigration Section, Rainier Sales, are set to [...]

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Going the extra (nautical) mile for Davao Gulf

Going the extra (nautical) mile for Davao Gulf

It is one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world and thus has been identified by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as one of the priority areas within the Coral Triangle. It is the Davao Gulf — a 308,000-hectare body of water surrounded by Davao City, the 3 Davao provinces and [...]

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Community   3

Exotic Tawi-Tawi demystified (part 2)

Exotic Tawi-Tawi demystified (part 2)

{Click here to read the first part of this post} After dinner on my first day, Ramon and I had a few beers. I’m happy to report that Bongao Town has SanMig Light (usually ₱30/bottle). Red Horse and Pale Pilsen are available almost anywhere, too. After the nightcap, I went out to the seawall to [...]

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Out-of-Town, Travel & Tours   7

Exotic Tawi-Tawi demystified

Exotic Tawi-Tawi demystified

Two weeks ago, I was at last able to fulfill a long-time dream: to travel to the southernmost point of the archipelago, the province of Tawi-Tawi. Ever since the start of the Mindanao Bloggers Community, I’ve been grabbing every opportunity to see as much of Mindanao as possible, so that I could share with the [...]

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Out-of-Town, Travel & Tours   17

Why the new Kadayawan logo?

Why the new Kadayawan logo?

The Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival logo shown here is a let-down — to say the least — for about 300 respondents who answered a survey I ran via the Kadayawan Festival facebook page from last week. (Click here to see the poll — and feel free to chime in.) I held off writing about it [...]

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Community   21

High hopes for Davao tourism

High hopes for Davao tourism

Carlos Celdran provided valuable input to the local tourism industry when he visited Davao City from 6 to 9 July 2011. On the 8th, the Department of Tourism – Region 11 arranged a powwow for Carlos and a new batch of graduates of DOT-11′s tour guiding program. In his usual effervescent self, Carlos related to [...]

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Travel & Tours   3

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