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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 […]

Mindanaoan Artist Visual Irony in Lexicon of Surrealism

12 Oct 2009

(This is a contributed article by Phillip Somozo.) This Davao-born visual artist frequently stepped upstage during his college years for consistently winning painting competitions. His stuttering childlike speech, incompatible with his towering 6-foot height, sometimes made people laugh. Today, Bienvenido Banez, Jr., towers all the more for achievements uncommon among Filipino artists. Diagnosed with mild […]

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Lifestyle, Society   3

Message to all Filipinos

8 Oct 2009

I got this open letter via one of my mailing lists, and I’m sharing it here now because it deserves to be read by as many Filipinos as possible. Contained in this open letter are brave and insightful thoughts, written anonymously. To all Filipinos Everywhere: I used to think that corruption and criminality in the […]

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Society   9

Could it happen to Davao?

7 Oct 2009

As everyone probably knows, typhoons do not hit Davao at all. But that doesn’t mean we don’t experience flooding in some vital parts of the city. For years and years, flooding — due to bad drainage and sewage systems — has been a malignant problem, and nothing seems to be happening to completely address it. […]

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CityScape   6

First time in Mati

3 Oct 2009

Finally, I was able to go to Mati last Sunday (27 September). It was to attend a birthday party of someone I’d gotten acquainted with recently — two months ago I’d gotten to know a group of guys from Mati who’re living in Davao. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go sightseeing. I had planned on […]

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Out-of-Town   10

Dabawenyos help out

2 Oct 2009

Fellow Dabawenyos! Let’s all support the efforts of a group of Davao artists & musicians in their selfless move to help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. This Sunday, 4 October 2009, there will be a free concert, “Tabang Dabaw”, to be held at TABOAN, Matina Town Square, from 6:00 PM. Some of the artists who will […]

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Community, Events   6

Davao Chinatown celebrates 1st Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

26 Sep 2009

[Media Release] The Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a very important festival for the Chinese people, falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Lunar Calendar. This is when the moon is believed to be in its fullest and roundest. This year, it falls on October 3, 2009. In Chinese culture, the full […]

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Events   1

A cozy second home in Makati

24 Sep 2009

When I was in the big city last week for WordCamp Philippines 2009, my organizing team and I stayed at a delightful little hotel in Makati, Jupiter Suites. Honestly, I had never heard of it before (even though my mother’s family hails from Bel-Air Village in Makati), but I’m certainly glad I know about them […]

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Out-of-Town   4

Kumon offers free trials nationwide

28 Aug 2009

Kumon Philippines will be offering for free its Math and Reading Programs in all its centers nationwide on September 17-30, 2009 to allow more Filipino children and their parents to experience the benefits of the widely-recognized Kumon method. The free trial campaign allows interested students to go through the same learning routine as regular Kumon […]

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Society   1

Kadayawan 2009 photos

26 Aug 2009

Here are some photos of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2009 festivities, taken by Jaime Haw. And here are a few blog posts and news items that have been published online: Ginoong Kadayawan 2009 The Revolution that started in Kadayawan 2009 Darna flies to Davao for Kadayawan 2009 Kadayawan 2009 by Councilor Mabel Acosta 2009 Kadayawan […]

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Events, Travel & Tours   7

City all set for Kadayawan festival

12 Aug 2009

The City of Davao is geared up for this year’s celebration of the Kadayawan Festival. As city streets have already been adorned with colorful buntings and streamers, the 2009 Kadayawan Festival Executive Committee — headed by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte along with private sector co-chair Lorenzo Te, Jr. — has lined up an exciting calendar of […]

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Events   2

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