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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 […]

Davao’s upcoming tour destinations

3 May 2011

Thanks to the Department of Tourism-Region 11 (DOT-11), led by energetic and forward-thinking regional director Art Boncato, I was able to see and experience several upcoming tourist destinations in the province of Davao del Sur recently. Davao del Sur lies directly south of Davao City and its capital is Digos City. (There are four places […]

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Save our eagles! Save our national symbol!

29 Apr 2011

Press Statement – 27 April 2011 Philippine Eagle Foundation Four Eagles in Five Months:A Statement of Alarm Over the Rate of Eagle Retrievals The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) expresses alarm over the spate of captures of Philippine Eagles in the last five months. The PEF team has retrieved four Philippine Eagles since December 2010, making […]

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1st Davao Summerfest

28 Apr 2011

[Media Release] The City Government of Davao, in cooperation with the Davao Association of Tour Operators and the Davao Tourism Association, will be holding the 1st Davao Summerfest from April 29 to May 29, 2011. In full support of this endeavor are the Davao Travel Agency Association, GUIDE-Davao, Small Hotels Association of Davao, Davao Airline […]

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Venice of the south?

8 Apr 2011

Last Tuesday, parts of Davao City were inundated by floodwaters brought on by heavy rains that lasted for a few hours. Thousands of people were stranded that night, a lot of cars got bogged down with engine trouble, and many restaurants, other establishments and homes got flooded in. When it rains steadily for more than […]

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In memoriam, Roger G. Layson

5 Apr 2011

In 1992, after four years in Manila, I returned to Davao with a renewed appreciation for my hometown. One of the first things I got myself into was an outdoors club that was also a forum for instilling in young people’s minds a love for everything Davao. In the Sandawa Apo Mountaineering Club I met […]

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Community, Personalities   2

Davao Museum art exhibit

25 Mar 2011

Ten artists from Cebu, Davao, Manila and France will converge this 28th of March in CULTURAL CONFLUENCE II, an art exhibit that aims to cross boundaries in terms of artistic expression and cultures. First ran in Cebu City last year at the SM Art Center, the Davao Museum of History and Ethnography takes the challenge […]

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Events, Society   5

Davao tourism gears up for RA 9593

23 Mar 2011

We do have tourist attractions in Davao City (and in other parts of the Davao Region) that are worth promoting. We have various festivals and activities to offer our visitors. We have fine hotels and excellent restaurants. We have travel agencies and tour operators whose services are at par with their Manila counterparts’. And Davao […]

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Travel & Tours   5

Military, police role in peace talks

18 Mar 2011

The government chief negotiator on Thursday underlined the role of the military and police in pursuing a negotiated political settlement with the CPP-NDF-NPA, one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.

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Ika-74 Araw ng Dabaw

16 Mar 2011

Today marks the City of Davao’s 74th Foundation Day. Davao is a blessed city: a vast land that is rich, a climate that is enviable (if a bit too humid at times), and a people who — though not possessing a long history vis-à-vis the Philippines’ major tribes — do come together as Dabawenyos and […]

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Events   12

Visit Samal Island!

14 Mar 2011

Samal, that gem of an island to the east of Davao City, is gearing up to be the summer destination of 2011. The Island Garden City of Samal (“IGACoS”), through the Samal Island Tourism Council, and in tandem with the Department of Tourism – Region 11, is cooking up a summer-long series of deightful events […]

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