Mayor Inday wants IDPs from Marawi to stay in Davao while rehab is ongoing

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio wants the internally displaced persons (IDP) from Marawi City to stay in the city while the rehabilitation is still ongoing. Duterte-Carpio explained that she wants to make sure that these people will be stable upon their return to their city. “Sa pagka-karon, wala pay na put-up nga …

“We want to end the CPP-NPA” –  AFP Chief of Staff

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — After the success in battling the Maute Group in Marawi City, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will now focus on the fight against New People’s Army (NPA). AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo Año, during his visit at the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom), said more army battalions will be deployed in …

Health advocates disappointed with Ubial’s CA rejection

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Some medical practitioners in Davao City were disappointed with the rejection of the appointment of Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Pauline Jean Ubial. Dr. Mae Concepcion J. Dolendo, program director of the House of Hope Foundation for Kids with Cancer Inc. said that the decision of the members of the Commission …

Davao City converts used cooking to bio-diesel fuel

DAVAO CITY — Used cooking oil is now a bio-diesel fuel here. This after the city government through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) successfully processed used  cooking oil into biofuel at the Bio Diesel Fuel Plant (BDFP) during the last three months. Dolly Remojo,  supervising environmental management specialist  of the CENRO revealed …

Davao City creates local peace committee to talk with CPP-NPA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A multi-agency  Local Peace Committee  to dialogue with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP/NPA) here. Dubbed as the DC PEACE, the local peace group  involves  personalities from the judiciary, the church, social service agency and village chiefs as members. Davao City is among the urban centers identified by …

Davao Tourist arrivals still high despite Martial Law

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Despite under Martial Law, Davao City remained a tourist hub and has recorded  a total of 1,864,343 tourist arrivals since last year. Speaking before the Ist Davao Tourism Association (DATA) conference, Friday, September 22, Davao City  Mayor  Sara Duterte-Carpio on Friday attributed the tourist influx to the strong support of the …