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Davao councilors urged to pass city’s environmental code

DAVAO City — Environmental advocate here is urging the Davao City Council to pass the city’s Environmental Code, saying it will further spur economic opportunities. Atty. Mark Peñalver of Interface Development Interventions (IDIS).Photo by Interface Development Interventions (Idis) Inc. Policy Advocacy Specialist and lawyer Mark Peñalver said they are …

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Davao region cacao industry players meet

Known to have the biggest chunk of cacao production in the country, Davao region naturally boast of active cacao stakeholders, some of whom gathered in a Cacao Learning Exchange in Davao City. Facilitated by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) that has been at the forefront in supporting social enterprises …

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Duterte son threatens to file libel case vs Trillanes

FORMER Davao vice mayor Paolo Duterte threatened to press criminal and civil libel charges against opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes for dragging him in the controversial P6.4-billion shabu smuggling last year. In a statement released yesterday, nearly six months since he announced his resignation from his post on Dec. 25, 2017, …

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Matalam 9: Encounter or massacre?

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews . (Last of two parts) DAVAO City — “Wala namang massacre doon” but an encounter, Rowena de Leon, re-elected barangay captain of Kilada, said at the barangay hall. De Leon said the Aban family is not from Barangay Kilada but arrived and settled in Sitio …

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Second Asean science diplomats gather for climate change confab

DAVAO City — Scientists gathered recently to discuss misconceptions on the climate change. Glenn Banaguas, chairperson of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Science Diplomats and executive director of the Environmental and Climate Research Institute (ECRI), said during the gathering at the Ritz Hotel here that ordinary folks do …

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