THE Davao City Council welcomed on Tuesday the newly-installed chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Davao Region.
City Councilor Marissa Salvador-Abella, who chairs the committee on environment and natural resources in her privilege speech in Tuesday's regular session, officially welcomed the Joslin Marcus E. Fragada.
A GROUP of persons with disability (PWD) has called on the government to make the 2013 midterm elections PWD-friendly.
Teogenes Comiling, president of PWD Organization in Davao City told reporters Thursday that they don't want a similar scenario to happen just like the previous elections wherein they recorded a minimal turnout of voters among PWDs.
THE Davao City Government spent at least P1.7 billion for the city's operations during the second quarter of 2012.
The statement of income and expenses of the city as of June 30 this year showed that of the P1,742,220,120 total expenses, large chunk of it has been spent for salaries of City Hall's regular employees amounting to P335,094,898.44, representing 19.2 percent the total expenses.
THE Office of the Building Official (OBO) said on Tuesday they may recommend to the City Council a proposed ordinance that will regulate all giant billboards including LED-powered billboards across the city.
Jaime Adalin, OBO chief, told Sun.Star Davao and Superbalita that Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1096, otherwise known as the National Building Code, does not provide specific information about electronic billboards.
SOMEONE is determined to raze the Davao City Office of the Building Official (OBO) but authorities still need to review the video footage from the close circuit television camera (CCTV) to get a clue who wants the office burned, after an arson attempt was foiled for the third time, Tuesday morning.
A first attempt to burn down OBO along City Hall Drive happened on April 22, this year, and was repeated on July 9.
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday said the city will only oppose applications for metallic mining, which will also be emphasized in the bill authored by Davao City Representative Isidro Ungab (3rd District).
The mayor was referring to House Bill No. 05684, which was already approved on second reading that aims to declare Davao City as a "Mining-Free Zone".
THE Davao City Council passed Tuesday a resolution urging City Hall to issue a cease and desist order against a tabloid circulating in the city that features obscene articles.
This after Councilor Pilar Braga, chair of the City Council committee on energy, transportation, and communication, in her privilege speech, raised concern on Hot Expose, a tabloid circulating in the city, particularly on its regular columns entitled "Textmate Sexmate", "Rape Files", among others.
THE Davao City Disaster Risk-Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) reported on Saturday the overflowing of major river systems in the city.
Chona Espinosa, of CDRRMC told Sun.Star Davao over the weekend that on Saturday, three river systems in Davao City have overflowed including those in Lasang, Tibungco, and Bangkerohan.
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio cautioned Dabawenyos on the modus operandi of individuals offering properties at a very low price.
Duterte-Carpio issued the warning after Manolito Gavas, a native of Bohol, allegedly organized professional squatters to occupy a vacant lot at Victoria Village in Matina Aplaya.
A DAVAO City councilor said there are mining operations going on in Marilog District in Davao City, particularly the area covered by the ancestral domain occupied by the Matigsalug Tribe.
Davao City Councilor Conrado Baluran, chair of the city council committee on agriculture, in Tuesday's regular session said he has been receiving reports that there are mining operations going on in various boundaries of the city.