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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 […]

Meet Dave!

28 Jan 2007

Ang Dabawenyo is proud to announce the collaboration between cousins Blogie the blogger and Ria the anime guru. Through my mental meanderings, cousin Ria has created Dave, the blog’s mascot of sorts. Dave here will be the blog’s presentor, and will provide the site with character and flavor. For example, I’ll use Dave to express […]

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New resort on Samal

26 Jan 2007

Technically, Samal isn’t Davao… but I did say this blog is to be about the city and its environs, didn’t I?   So here’s something I’ve written about a new resort on Samal. It’s called BaliBali Beach Resort, and it’s a cute, cozy getaway. Please click on this link to read about the resort.

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Coffee culture

25 Jan 2007

When I asked a Japanese tourist to describe Davao in one word, without hesitation she answered, "nonbiri". Relaxed. She was describing the general atmosphere, the pace of life, the way she feels whenever she’s in town. Many more visitors to our city feel this way. No surprise then that a coffee-shop culture has emerged here. […]

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WiFi buzz

24 Jan 2007

It all started when GlobeQuest (later known as Innove) connected Basti’s Brew in Victoria Plaza to the Internet and broadcast Davao’s first public wireless Internet signal. The service was offered free to the customers — at first, only as a promotional offer, but then the offer lasted for about a year! So when another coffee […]

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Business & Industry, Internet   2


23 Jan 2007

Hello! This is a brand new blog that’s all about Davao City and its environs. My name is Blogie (no kidding! like I’ve said in my personal weblog, it must’ve been foresight on the part of my folks…), and I’m a Davaoeño. I was born 30-odd years ago to a Davaoeño and a Manileña, who […]

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