THE City Government of Davao is set to present the result of the organizational audit it conducted on the city's Central Communication and Emergency Response Center (Central 911).
Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio said the audit will determine the problems besetting Central 911 and the measures that must be undertaken to address these issues.
SOME members of the Davao City Council expressed displeasure over the House bill banning religious icons in government offices.
Councilors Melchor Quitain and Pilar Braga argue that displaying any religious icons, or even holding religious rites and ceremonies are not against any provisions of the Constitution.
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio admitted on Monday that the city's policy on plastic ban has gray areas and implementing an ambiguous law is challenging on the part of the City Hall.
Duterte-Carpio in her weekly press briefing said authors of Davao City Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance of 2009 should have "specified the wordings of the ordinance in order to avoid confusions."
THE City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) is closely monitoring several bars in Davao City that are believed to be among the primary dumping areas of various illegal drugs here.
Lawyer Eliseo Braganza, Cadac action officer, in Thursday's I-Speak forum held at the City Hall, said they've been receiving reports that one of the markets for illegal drug products in Davao City are the prime bars particularly those inside the Matina Town Square (MTS) and along F. Torres Street.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted some portions of Mindanao particularly Davao Region early morning Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The epicenter of the quake, which was felt at around 9:14 a.m., was estimated by Phivolcs at 162-kilometer (km) south east of Mati City, in Davao Oriental.
THE Davao City Council is now working on the proposed Anti-Discrimination Ordinance of Davao City.
This after Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio urged the City Council to hasten the passage of the proposed Anti-Discrimination Ordinance that would address some of the city's problem with unfair treatment toward certain sector of social classes.
THE City Council is set to amend the provision of the ordinance that bans the use of plastic bags and polystyrene foam, commonly known as "styro foam" that takes effect starting June 28.
Councilor Melchor Quitain, chair of the City Council committee on ethics and good governance, said the implementation of the plastic ban will continue pending the plan of the council to amend the ordinance.
THE City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) said illegal drug trade in Davao City has increased compared the previous years.
Lawyer Eliseo Braganza, Cadac action officer, said based on reports from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Davao Region, supply of illegal drugs in the city has not ceased.
THE passage of the ordinance that would require all business establishments with more than 10 employees to subject their personnel to mandatory drug test will address the city's problems on illegal drugs.
Davao City Councilor Melchor Quitain, chair of the City Council committee on ethics and good governance, said there is a need for the city to have the proposed ordinance passed as soon as possible.
WHILE almost all Filipinos both here and abroad were glued to television on a Sunday morning waiting for the country's pride Manny Paquiao's fight against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, at least 30 selfless men and women have devoted and sacrificed their family day to share their time, effort, and blessings to students of Malikongkong Elementary School in Marilog Proper, Marilog District this city.