Davao City’s new IP rep from Bagobo-Klata tribe

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – — Davao City has a new Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representative (IPMR) after members of the Bagobo-Klata tribe chose their representative to the city council. The 31-year-old registered nurse Bae Cherry Ann Ortiz-Codilla was selected by the majority of her tribe to represent the IP sector in the city council. Codilla bested …

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 …