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Ban on plastics: how effective? Journalists workshop on environment reporting Talikud island scubasurero
 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Be generous

15 Dec 2008

Ten days to go before Christmas. Is it just me, or are there a lot more beggars on the streets this year? I think I’m seeing more Bagobo and Ata beggars trying to scrounge a few bucks from the lowlanders compared to last year. We’ve all heard of alleged syndicates that’re responsible for ‘fielding’ beggars […]

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Society   7

Another Kublai opus?

12 Dec 2008

On our way back from Cagayan de Oro via Bukidnon, my friends and I came upon this huge sculpture jutting from the side of the road, precariously sitting on the edge of a cliff. By the looks of it, it would be safe to assume that it’s the work of Davao artist, Kublai Millan.

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Society   5

Roadtrip back to Davao

10 Dec 2008

On my latest trip to Northern Mindanao, I had an interesting road trip with a couple of friends to and from Cagayan de Oro City. The trip going was uneventful and rather tiring because I had little sleep the previous night, and it rained hard. On the other hand, the trip from Cagayan de Oro […]

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Travel & Tours   6

In Cagayan de Oro

8 Dec 2008

I arrived in Cagayan de Oro City last night, having traveled by car with Rodney Jao and Ray Rubio. Rodney has a speaking engagement for Microsoft at this software giant’s roadshow on mobile applications development. Ray and I just came along for the ride (literally). After checking in at a hotel near the Limketkai Mall, […]

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Community, Out-of-Town   9

PLDT @ 80

17 Nov 2008

PLDT, the country’s pioneering telecommunications firm, celebrated 8 decades of service with a Pasasalamat Party last 14 November 2008 in Davao City. It was also the company’s early Christmas treat to their corporate clients in Southern Mindanao. It’s good that blue-chip corporations such as PLDT make it a point to make a splash in Mindanao. […]

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Events   8

Angel Aquino returns to Mindanao

5 Nov 2008

[Press Release] Film actress, TV host, product endorser, fashion model and mother Angel Aquino shares her life, her passions and her unforgettable return to Mindanao in the latest issue of m. (Life and Living in Mindanao). A CineMalaya Film Festival Best Actress awardee, Aquino was once referred to as the “Ingrid Bergman of Asia” by […]

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Lifestyle   7

Halloween night-out

2 Nov 2008

Here are some photos from my Halloween outing last Friday night. I went to Toto’s Bar at Casa Leticia first, then off to Bar One and Rizal Promenade. More photos on Facebook from the Toto’s gig. And here’s another slideshow of photos taken by my brother, Jake, mostly at Urban Club.

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CityScape, Events   7

DigitalFilipino.com Club fellowship night

23 Oct 2008

The DigitalFilipino.com Club fellowship night and bloggers’ get-together last 21 October 2008 at the Casino Filipino in Davao was a very enjoyable and eye-opening event. Enjoyable because there were about a hundred bloggers there, and it’s always fun when bloggers come together to eat and play. One of the things that made the affair an […]

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Events   11

Missing Manila and food

17 Oct 2008

My last stay in Metro Manila was my busiest this year, even counting my stay in the nation’s capital for the WordCamp Philippines event on 6 September. On the plane back to Davao last Saturday, I was mildly surprised at my count of the number of restaurants I’d gone to: 18! My new favorite cheap, […]

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Lifestyle, Out-of-Town   25

Blind man achieves immortality – Part 3

15 Oct 2008

Metanarrative in Metamorphosis (Conclusion of a three-part series by Phillip Somozo. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.) Eve’s biting the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was not original sin but the first disobedience. It is today something for her descendants not to be repentant of, but one worth celebrating. So spoke […]

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