Tourism stakeholders petition to retain their directors

DAVAO CITY , Philippines — Tourism stakeholders  from  different regions affected by the recent memorandum transferring/reassigning their regional officials are up in arms for the retention of their officials. The petitioners claim tourism officers must come from their regions because they know the language and culture of their respective areas which makes tourism promotion earlier. …

27 tourism officials reassigned for still unknown reasons

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The regional directors and directors of regions producing high tourist arrivals were transferred and/or re-assigned for still unknown reasons. Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo in a Memorandum dated January 4, 2018 cited “In the exigency of service” as the reason for the reassignment and the memo  “Shall take effect immediately.” The reshuffling …

Duterte accepts son’s resignation

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of his eldest son, Paolo Duterte  who resigned as Davao City vice mayor. “It has been transmitted to the Office of the Executive Secretary, nandoon na,” a highly placed source said. Asked about the effectivity of the resignation, the source said “Parang effective immediately.” …

Davao City opens Almendras gym for business permit renewal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The City Government of Davao established the Davao City recreation Center or Almendras Gym as another venue for processing the renewal of business permits. Aside from the Office of the Business Bureau at the Sangguanian Panlungsod  building along San Pedro and Magalles Streets, the city opens the Almendras Gym this year …