P1.19-B DAVAO-Samal bridge study at work

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–The feasibility study for the long-dreamed P1.19-billion Samal Bridge now at work. The ground work is expected to kick off by 2019. The pre-feasibility study, was undertaken by Katahira and Engineers International, a Japan-based civil engineering consultancy firm. As it is now, tourist and residents need to pay P20 for ten minute ferry …

Two mountaineers charged

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–Two mountaineers were charged to climbing at the Mt. Apo without the necessary permit from the local government. The Country’s highest mountain peak has been closed for tourism activities after the fire broke off on March 26, 2016 wherein 115 hectares of the mountain was damaged. Joey Recemilla, Tourism Officer of Kidapawan City …

$23-B infrastructure project up for BIMP-EAGA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–The partnership among countries in the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines – East Asean Growth Area (Bimp-Eaga) infrastructure project commitment now accounts to $23-billion. Of the total project, Mindanao is allotted a huge funding among other partners in the sub-national areas. Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro, Deputy Executive Director of Mindanao Development Authority …

No state-sponsored killings-Senate report

MANILA, Philippines–There is no proof that there were state-sponsored killings in the Philippines, this is the conclusion of the joint committee report which earlier conducted committee hearings on the alleged Extra Judicial Killings. The report also said the committees did not find sufficient evidence that Davao Death Squad exist. The eleven senators who signed the …

Umbrella boy

Netizens bashed Interior Secretary Mike Sueno for showing up in the peace camp at Tambler, General Santos City Wednesday December 7, with male aide carrying an umbrella to protect from the scourging heat of sun while the Lumads who waited for hours endured the midday sun. Cherry Ann Villarta said described Sueno as “nakakasua” (nauseating) …

Health Mayor Sara optimistic Davao rehab center will help win war on drugs

Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte was thankful for the new drug rehabilitation center which will be built in Barangay Malagos starting next year. The P200 million 224-bed facility is expected to be completed before 2017 ends. It will offer services not only to drug dependents from Davao City but also to those who are …

Luzon to Mindanao bridge link understudy – Diokno

MANILA – The national government is studying possibility of building a bridge linking Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is asking the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to study the the possibility of building the bridge to link the three islands. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier made public his plan to link the islands …