NORDECO strengthens partnership with Igacos, Talikud power consumers


All three (3) barangays in Talicud Island (SPUG area), Island Garden City of Samal organized under the National Center for Electric Cooperative Consumers (NCECCO) signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the downloading of economic activities specifically on the meter reading, distribution of power bills, and collection.

The activity, according to Nordeco, is attended by Area 4 Services Department Manager Dionisia R. Abaquita, NCECCO Officers and Barangay officials of Barangays Sta. Cruz, Dadatan and Linosutan held at Sta. Cruz, Talicud National High School Gym.

With this endeavor, MCOs through NCECCO will serve as partners of our Electric Cooperative (EC) in executing such activities.

Nordeco added that the activity is a continuing effort of NORDECO (Ang Bag-ong DANECO) to further strengthen the partnership with our MCOs especially at this time of pandemic.

This would give easy access to basic electric services and increase the economic productivity of the MCOs through our EC., according to the power cooperative.

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IGACOS resort owner mulls suite vs. transgender guest

A resort owner in the tourist island of Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) in Davao del Norte is mulling charges against a transgender, who after an alleged incident of discrimination in the resort, went to social media to place his resort and its employees in shame through “trial by publicity.”

Isla Reta Resort owner Mario Reta said his employees were affected by the “trial by publicity” caused by the transgender’s posts in social media.

Reta, in a report in SunStar Davao, said that he is considering on filing a case against Shannon Remotigue Gonzaga for the latter’s online post alleging that the resort’s management is transphobic and homophobic.

Gonzaga, who identifies herself as a transgender woman, posted on her Facebook account on Monday evening, May 10, that she was discriminated against while staying at Isla Reta Beach resort on Saturday, May 8.

The guest, who appealed to the resort employee to allow her to rinse in the female restroom, was allegedly barred from entering and was told “bawal ka diri, sa pikas ka kay gay ka (you are not allowed here. Go to the men’s bathroom because you are ‘gay’).” With SunStar Davao report

DOT probes Samal Island resort over discrimination complaint

 May 13, 2021

MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) will investigate a resort in Samal Island over a sexual harassment and gender discrimination complaint against its employees and management.”The DOT is an advocate of gender equality and mainstreaming, and does not tolerate any form of gender-based… Read More

DOT ‘scubasureros’ hold Igacos reef cleanup


ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Davao del Norte – To kick off the month of the Ocean in May, the Department of Tourism in Region 11 (DOT-11) partnered with various government agencies and scuba diving communities for a synchronized cleanup in Brgy. Sta. Cruz Talikud here Friday.DOT-11 Director Tanya… Read More


Tourist arrivals pick up, reaches over 430K in Q1

 April 20, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –South Cotabato province has started to recover from the drought in tourist arrivals last year due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic as it recorded a total of 434,706 domestic and foreign visitors in the first quarter.A report from the Arts, Culture,… Read More