Safety in sea travel

THE Philippine Coast Guard Davao Station has stepped up measures to ensure safety of sea travelers who are spending the Holy Week and summer vacation on the Island Garden City of Samal.

Other than close monitoring of motorized boats servicing the Davao City Samal/Talikud Island route, the Coast Guard is also set to deploy more than 50 personnel in various jetty ports in the city as part of its Operation Ligtas Byahe Kwaresma 2015.

Participants to Mt. Apo trek limited

PARTICIPANTS to the Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge will be limited to ensure the 250 people per trail requirement on the country's highest peak is strictly followed.

Sta. Cruz Tourism Officer Julius Paner said 70 climbers from 40 teams have signed for the event on April 25-26.

Women groups form peace action plan

VARIOUS women peace advocates gathered Friday to create an action plan pushing for peace in Mindanao.

Women's group: Peace `goes beyond the president`

ISSUES on peace "goes beyond the president," an official of the Women's Peace Table said Friday.

"Our view is that, this peace agenda goes beyond the president kahit sinong president yan may obligasyon na itaguyod ang kapayapaan it just so happen that it is President Aquino who initiated this, sa amin beside the point yun. It goes beyond the question of the president," said Aurora Javate de Dios, Co-convener of the Women's Peace Table and executive director of Miriam College's Women and Gender Institute, during the Mindanao All Women Conference press briefing at Seda Hotel.

Davao mayor reconstitutes water resource management body 

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte reconstituted the Davao City Water Resource Management Task Force to “protect and conserve” water resource areas in the city.

Duterte recently signed Executive Order (EO) 10, which amends EO No. 37 series of 2012 that created the group.

Septage, sewerage management law to be implemented

THE Davao City Health Office (CHO) Environment Sanitation Division is just waiting for the "go signal" from the city administrator to start the information campaign for the full implementation of the Septage and Sewerage Management Ordinance in the city.

In an interview Wednesday, CHO Environment Sanitation Division chief Robert L. Oconer said that he formed two teams currently getting the number of households along the coastal barangays with and without comfort rooms.

Mt. Apo trekking fee may be raised

TREKKERS in Mt. Apo may have to pay a higher climbing beginning in May.

The Mt. Apo Natural Park-Protected Area Management Board (MANP-PAMB) said it will hold a public hearing before raising the fee.

Anti-drunk driving law enforcement starts in May

IMPLEMENTATION of Republic Act (RA) 10586, or the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013, for Davao Region is set on the first week of May.

"Implementation of RA 10586 will be on first week of May after trial enforcement," said Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Davao Director lawyer Gomer Dy, stressing this is according to the schedule of the LTO central office.

City to host prosecutors' national gab

CLOSE to 1,000 prosecutors are expected to participate in the upcoming Prosecutors League of the Philippines Inc. (PLP) 27th National Convention of Prosecutors on April 6 to 10 to be hosted by Davao City.

Regional Prosecutor Antonio Arellano, speaking in Monday's edition of Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Annex, said the city was chosen to host the event for the second time through a "unanimous" decision during their board meeting.

NGOs launch signature drive for BBL support

VARIOUS non-government organizations (NGOs) recently launched the "Million Signatures for Peace" that aims to show to the national leaders that people in other parts of the country, not only those in the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (Armm), want the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).