THE City Health Office (CHO) said families in Davao City generally don’t experience hunger.
Vangie Genete, officer in charge of the Nutrition Division of the CHO, said on Thursday that despite cases of malnutrition recorded in some parts of the city, this does not mean that there are families in the city that experience hunger.
FORMER President Joseph Ejercito "Erap" Estrada who paid a courtesy call on Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Friday said he is open to the possibility of persuading the mayor to run for a national position in the upcoming 2013 midterm elections.
In a brief interaction with the media Friday morning at the City Hall after his short talk with the mayor, along with her department heads, Estrada said Duterte-Carpio has a lot to contribute not only to the city of Davao, but even to the country in general.
WHILE the number of Filipino families experiencing hunger across the country decreased by almost 1 million families in late May, the number of hungry families in Mindanao is dramatically increasing, a recent report from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.
SWS revealed in its report that the overall hunger rate in Mindanao rose almost two points to 28.3 percent, which translates to approximately 1.4 million families.
THE City Government of Davao is still working on the details of the highlight events in this year's Kadyawan sa Dabaw celebration.
Orly Escarillas of Museo Dabawenyo and official spokesperson of Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2012 told Sun.Star Davao that some of the minor preparations for the city's major festival are already done.
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is among the 32 mayors and governors from 31 cities and provinces in 19 countries worldwide who were invited to the annual World Cities Summit Mayors Forum (WSCMF) from July 2-4 in Singapore.
World Cities Summit is an annual forum wherein leading and progressive cities in the world along with business leaders discuss liveable and sustainable city challenges.
A MONTH before the celebration of Kadayawan sa Dabaw, the City Government has issued an executive order creating the steering committee that will oversee the management of the festival.
Executive Order (EO) No. 22 issued by Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio on June 26 encourages the active participation of the private sector in this year's celebration.
A TOTAL of seven loan agreements from various cooperatives or more than half of the items up for first reading will be tackled by the City Council in Tuesday’s regular session.
THE City Government of Davao has urged other local government units (LGUs) across the country to replicate the city’s ordinance banning the use of non-biodegradable plastics and polystyrene foam or "styro foam."
Lawyer Joseph Dominic Felizarta, chief of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in Thursday's I-Speak forum held at the City Hall, said the banning of the non-biodegradable plastic would be easier if it is implemented in the whole country. The ordinance took effect Thursday.
THE City Government is set to release the standard model of modified motorcycles that will be allowed to ply in Davao City.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said this has been one of the solutions the city has figured out to address its problems on illegal modified motorcycles.
And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!? - The Blind Men and the Elephant
TO TRY to make sense of public education by listening to all sides is like listening to the six blind men of Indostan describe an elephant where each blind man got hold of a part and argued on to say that he is right.