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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 […]

m Mag: Sec. Durano recalls days of youth

3 Aug 2009

[Media Release] From rowing a banca in a river during his teen years to bringing his own children to their first beach outing, Tourism Secretary Joseph “Ace” Felix Mari Hotchkiss Durano shares why idyllic Carrascal in Surigao del Sur is still home to him in the latest issue of m (Life and Living in Mindanao) […]

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Davao bloggers & the American ambassador

18 Jul 2009

The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, Kristie Kenney, is often in Mindanao, attending to the various projects and commitments that her government has in the Philippine South. But this time, she made a special stop while in Davao just to meet and get to know some of the bloggers here. Last year, I had a […]

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CityScape, Personalities   9

Mayor signs Kadayawan 2009 E.O.

9 Jul 2009

Here’s a copy of Executive Order #13, signed by City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, creating the steering committee that will oversee the organization of this year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival. These are very capable and dedicated people in the steering committee, and the private sector, as always, is very supportive. Ergo, we can expect an even […]

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Events   4

New emergency response center

6 Jul 2009

Davao City still enjoys the distinction of being the only city in the Philippines with an emergency response center available on call 24 hours a day. Just dial 911 on any landline or mobile phone (toll free) in case of emergency. Recently, the Davao City 911 Emergency Response Center opened a new operations hub in […]

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CityScape   9

adidas gives back to the community

21 Jun 2009

A few months back, and up until 31 May 2009, adidas Philippines had a very attractive sales promo: Wanted Old Shoes. Shoppers were given a ₱500 to ₱1,000 discount on adidas purchases, provided they brought in a pair of old sports shoes for donation. adidas was able to collect thousands of pairs via 100+ participating […]

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Business & Industry   4

Havaianas Filipinas

19 Jun 2009

My personal celebration of Philippine Independence Day got extended with a new pair of special havaianas® flip-flops that I got today. Havaianas Philippines sent me their limited-edition Filipinas, which are “emblazoned with renditions of Filipino pride.” And they were serious about the nationalistic campaign. They sent the flip-flops along with truly Filipino icons: a miniature […]

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Lifestyle   2

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

12 Jun 2009

Sa mahalagang araw na ito, ibinabalik-alaala nating mga Pilipino ang Araw ng Kasarinlan ng ating bansa. Noong ika-12 ng Hunyo sa taong 1898, kumalas tayo nang buong layunin mula sa mga nagnakaw ng ating kalayaan matapos ang napakahaba’t magulong panahon. Ngunit, anupaman ang kalagayan ng ating bayan ngayon, anupaman ang mga suliraning ating dinaranas, tayo […]

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Society   18

Sarangani BayFest 2009

4 May 2009

The people of Sarangani Province are gearing up for their annual summer festival, which will take place in the last week of May 2009. Everyone is welcome! In fact, a group of bloggers from Davao, General Santos and Metro Manila are going to join this year’s celebration of the Sarangani Bay Festival 2009. Below are […]

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Events, Out-of-Town   3

Davao Horse Show 2009

3 May 2009

Unbeknownst to many, there is an active equestrian club in Davao — there has been for many years now. In fact, they just held their 11th Davao Horse Show last 30 April to 2 May 2009. In spite of the oppressive heat of the summer sun, the Davao Horse Club pulled off a very entertaining […]

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Events, Lifestyle   5

Lemlunay – paradise in Sarangani

20 Apr 2009

I’ve found paradise! Nestled atop a precipice overlooking Sarangani Bay in Maasim, Sarangani Province, is an alluring place called Lemlunay, which, in the B’laan and T’Boli tongues, roughly means “the good place one goes to in the afterlife”. The Lemlunay Dive Resort is a countryside getaway that will take your breath away, with its rustic […]

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