Stop private-led water drilling, Davao dads urged

DAVAO CITY, Philippines –The Davao City Water District (DCWD) on Wednesday asked the City Council here to look into the ground drilling activities of private individuals and entities for commercial purposes. Lawyer Bernard Delima, spokesperson of the water firm told the  City Council Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, to stop all drilling operations because …

Communists want coalition government-Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Communist party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP/NDF) want a coalition government says President Rodrigo R.  Duterte Friday night, December 15. In his speech before the members of the Davao media, Duterte revealed based on the  information he got from the documents submitted while the peace talks with the rebels …

Davao City Aborts local talks with rebels

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The Davao City government has aborted the localized negotiation between the local government and New People’s Army (NPA) two days after President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared the rebel groups as terrorists. In a press briefing, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio explained that members of Davao City Local Peace Committee (DC-PEACE) decided to discontinue …

DOE gears for smart grid tech

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The Department of Energy (DOE) is gearing for smart grid market technology on power sector in the country to empower electricity consumers using the information communication technology gadgets. Smart grid refers to a class of technology people are using to bring utility electricity delivery systems into the 21st century, using computer-based …

P23M worth of illegal drugs and expired medicines burned

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Authorities here destroyed A total  of P23.6 million worth of illegal drugs evidence and expired medicines were burned Monday afternoon at the Holcim plant. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI regional director Antono Rivera said destroying the confiscated drugs which have been submitted as court evidence in  regions XI and XII is …

Davao City gears up for Pasko Fiesta 2017

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —The Pasko Fiesta sa Davao this year, will feature three new things—a 40 feet Christmas tree, street food fiesta and the Kan-anan sa Tribo which aims to promote indigenous foods and add color to the celebration. Pasko Fiesta spokesperson Orly Escarilla bared that the innovation will make the Dabawenyos enjoy the celebration …

EastMinCom open to local peace talks

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The new leadership of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) has recognized the localized peace talks between the city government and the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Davao City. Newly-installed EastMinCom Commander Lt. Gen Benjamin Madrigal told Davao reporters he welcomes the initiative of Mayor Sara …