Duterte, UPMin set to sign P8B Sports Complex deal
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign with the University of the Philippines in Mindanao (UPMin) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the proposed 20-hectare City Sports Complex inside the 200-hectare campus of the state university in Bago Oshiro, Mintal, Tugbok District.
The MoU will be signed next month when the parties are available, said Marcelino Escalada of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO).
Escalada said the P8 billion project has an initial seed money of P250 million for its initial phase from the UPMin and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The City Mayors Office defeated City Administrators Office, 95 – 84, in a thrilling championship contest to capture the 2015 DACHEA Basketball Tournament Open Division title at the Davao City Recreation Center Almendras Gym on Friday, May 15.
Christopher “Bong” Go was fantastic in the entire match capped with a burst of scoring in the final period to bring the Mayors men back at the top of the City Hall employee’s tournament.
Go nailed thirteen triples on his way to his game-high 43 points with the last five shots shut the lights out for the hard-fighting City Admin.
With the count tied at 76-all, the sweet-shooting trusted-aid of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sank five straight treys to build a comfortable cushion en route to a crowning moment for the CMO.
Dindo Pastor contributed 14 points while Marvin Mondigo, JR De Guzman and Yap had 10 apiece for the Mayors men who clinched the crown despite placing second-seed entering the semifinal round as Group A No. 2.
Weng Farochillen sparked with 20 points for the City Admin.
The City Admin fought hard but were just besieged by the outburst of Go in the dying minutes of the game.
Go was just too lethal to account 15 of the last 17 points of the Mayors men since the last deadlock of the nip and tuck contest.
The fight was tight since the opening tipoff until halfway of the fourth period marked with several deadlock and lead changes that set up a more intense final stretch.
Both teams put up great display of contrasting offensive firepower with the City Admin banking at the paint while the CMO riding on the hot-shooting of Go at behind the arc.
CMO and City Admin in one instance were locked in a tense struggle late in the third frame with trade turnovers and poor shooting.
Miomio and Campos had 18 points each for the City Admin which got its rhythm early, dominating the paint.
CMO and City Admin arranged a titular showdown after besting Central 911 and City Civil Registrars Office respectively in their crossover semifinal duel. (Rico Biliran)
5,000 set to join
Duterte Fun Run
Dabawenyos will be coming out in droves to run to help convince Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for President in 2016.
The Duterte for President 2016 Movement founder and president Mar Masanguid invited people to join the “Run Duterte” Fun Run on May 24.
Masanguid said this is a way of letting Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte know that the people are ready to support him in the upcoming 2016 Presidential elections.
Although netting high ratings in surveys, Duterte has yet to announce his presidential bid.
Masanguid said that around 5,000 people will come together for the event.
Let us unite by going out and joining the free fun run as a way of showing our support for Mayor Duterte,” urged Masanguid.
The initiative of the movement is free and will begin at 5 a.m. at Freedom Park, go through Roxas Avenue, and end at Rizal Park.
The activity will be held simultaneously in other cities in the country by way of initiatives of partner movements.
“This is the time for the people to show their support for Mayor Duterte and make him run for president,” Masanguid said. SunStar Davao
Federalism fun ride
SOME 500 riders are expected to join the Duterte Federalism Fun Ride set June 14 in an out-and-back course from the Rizal Park in Davao City.
The event is in support of support Mayor Duterte’s Federalism campaign in the Philippines.
All kinds of bikes are allowed to join the one-day fun ride event.
There is no registration fee for the 35-km fun ride.
Raffle items are at stake, including Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte-designed mugs, souvenir shirts, jerseys and baller bands. Each participant will also take home merchandises including t-shirts, mugs and jerseys.