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Forest guards to meet this month to review functions

DAVAO City — About 228 forest guards are set to meet with City Mayor Sara Duterte in a gathering this month. Chinkie Golle, executive director of Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) told reporters the city’s volunteer forest guards called “Bantay Bukid” will have their final orientation in October with the presence ...

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Disaster body fears more landslides in Davao

DAVAO City — City officials are warning residents here on the possibility of landslide in some areas after monitoring the cracks on the ground. Emmanuel Jaldon, head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center said they “noted ground cracks” on the upper portion of the Shrine Hills in Matina. ...

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Envi groups defend Davao in tax case

Several environmental groups sought a regional trial court’s permission to defend the City Council and two other key officials here in a P3.32-million tax refund case filed by a banana exporter. The groups Bantay Bukid, Bantayo Aweg, and Interface Development Solutions Inc filed on Monday a motion for intervention in ...

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More parks, open spaces seen to curb flooding in Davao city

DAVAO City — An environmentalist group here believed that expansion of parks and green spaces  with in highly urbanized cities like Davao City would be one of the solutions to the flooding problem. In an interview, Lemuel Manalo, environmental research specialist at the Interface Development Interventions Inc. said putting up ...

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Jaywalkers face fine starting today in Davao

DAVAO City — The City Transportation and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) announced that jaywalkers and other violators of the traffic law will be facing stricter penalties starting today. Previously, pedestrians who violated the Anti-Jaywalking Ordinance, which was enforced in December, were only made to undergo a seminar. But with the ...

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Lumad stude killed in shooting incident

DAVAO City — A Lumad student died Tuesday night despite attempts to save his life after a shooting incident in a Davao del Norte town, a human rights group said. Obillo Bay-ao, who sustained serious gunshot wounds, was a grade six student of Salugpongan Ta ‘Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center ...

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Protest puts Davao water project on hold

DAVAO City — The thirst to adequate and potable water supply for the residents of the second district here might go on for a longer period as the proposed solution remains to be pending at the National Water Resources Board (NWRB). The proposed P10-billion Davao City Tamugan Bulk Water Supply ...

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