THE Davao City Council passed on first reading an ordinance seeking the endorsement for the construction of a flyover at the Ulas-Toril-Mintal junction under the Mega Bridges for Urban and Rural Development Project (MBURDP).
Lawyer Zuleika Lopez, acting city administrator, said the resolution is one of the requirements before the project can push trough.
AN OFFICIAL of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) admitted Thursday that they are closely monitoring some men in uniform believed to be involved in illegal drug-related activities.
PDEA Davao Region chief Emerson Rosales said they have been receiving reports from anonymous sources and concerned citizens about the involvement of some military and police personnel in illegal drugs.
MORE than a year after a massive rat infestation hit at least eight barangays in Paquibato District, the City Agriculturist Office (CAO) on Thursday announced the affected areas are still experiencing its harsh effects.
Jovencio Umaguing of CAO said that the effects of the rat infestation are however tolerable than last year.
MORE than 200 delegates from various sectors in Davao City attended Monday the one-day seminar on various environmental laws.
Organized by Bantay Bayan Foundation Inc. (BBFI) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environment Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), the seminar aims to educate businessmen, barangay officials and other participants from various sectors about these laws vital in protecting the environment.
THE City Hall has recommended to the City Council the prohibition of septic tank de-sludging and excavation at night.
In a proposed ordinance calendared for Tuesday’s regular session under first reading, the City Government through the City Health Office (CHO) proposed to change the septic tank excavation and disposal time to 5 a.m. until 6 p.m.
ABOUT nine months since the "No segregation, no collection" policy was implemented to address the problems on solid waste, the Davao City Government has arrested at least 2,364 violators, most of them are now facing charges before local court.
Lawyer Joseph Felizarta, chief of the Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in an interview Friday, said 480 people are now facing charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) 11 for violating the Republic Act 9003 otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
AN OFFICIAL of the largest public market in Davao City assured the public that meat sold in city-owned public markets are fit for human consumption contrary to reports about the proliferation of hundreds of kilos of tainted meat.
Noel Buenviaje, Bankerohan Public Market supervisor told Sun.Star Davao Friday that they are closely working with various agencies of the government to intercept meat from questionable sources or did not undergo proper sanitary inspection.
FIVE more people afflicted with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids) died during the first quarter of the year, based on the report released by the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) of the Davao City Health Office (CHO).
This is on top of the 42 new carriers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) who were found positive of the virus that causes of Aids during the same period, from January 1 to March 31, 2012.
DAVAO CITY -- The City Government of Davao, through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro), is set to declare a ban on specific quarry operations in four areas in the city.
Lawyer Joseph Felizarta, Cenro chief, said the City Government will no longer renew permits of existing quarry operators and new applications for sand and gravel quarrying in Barangays Binugao and Alambre in Toril District; Mandug in Buhangin District; and for earth fill quarrying in Barangay Lamanan in Calinan Districts.
DAVAO City Councilor Melchor Quitain remains to be the richest councilor of the 16th Davao City Council based on the Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) filed for the year 2011.
A copy of the SALN of 21 councilors, obtained by Sun.Star Davao from the City Council secretariat office, showed that Quitain declared a total net worth of P40,700,000 for his seven real estate properties at P37,420,000 and three four-wheel vehicles amounting to P3,280,000.