BONIFACIO MILITAR – Davao City Councilor, First District

Chairman, Committee on… Chairman, Committee on …. MILITAR TELLS MINERS TO OPERATE IN BENGUET NOT IN DAVAO CITY MILITAR BACKS AMNESTY ON REAL PROPERTY TAX ARREARS RODY DUTERTE EXPLAINS WHY DAVAO CITY COUNCIL NEEDS COMEBACKING BONIFACIO MILITAR DAVAO CITY FINDS … Continue reading BONIFACIO MILITAR – Davao City Councilor, First District

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Rody Duterte explains why Davao City Council needs comebacking Bonifacio Militar

The reason why Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hopes former city councilor Bonifacio Militar would make it in his comeback bid to the City Council is obvious. Veteran councilor Militar was behind the approval of two landmark ordinances inspired … Continue reading Rody Duterte explains why Davao City Council needs comebacking Bonifacio Militar

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IN DAVAO CITY: The dead, living are crying for more cemeteries, memorial parks

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Existing cemeteries in the Toril and the Dumoy areas are groaning with overpopulation that there is urgent need to build more cemeteries and memorial parks to cope up with the dead. The dead are crying for more cemeteries, Davao City councilor Dr. Bernie Al-ag told the Durian Post in jest late Tuesday afternoon as city councilors tackled at plenary the application of two proposed memorial parks to be built in Baliok, Dumoy. Al-ag, chair of the committee on health, authored the proposal that recommended approval of the memorial parks that would sit atop the city’s aquifer. … Continue reading IN DAVAO CITY: The dead, living are crying for more cemeteries, memorial parks

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THE REFORMER COLUMN – DURIAN POST – LEAH LIBRADO ON TUITION FEE HIKES

THE REFORMER BY LEAH LIBRADO On tuition fee There is an incessant tuition fee hikes particularly of private schools all over the region and the proposed round of increases to be implemented for school year 2012-2013. For instance, one of the universities in the city is into a 6% hike in tuition and energy fees which students are opposing because for one, no “genuine and democratic” consultation has been initiated by the administration to discuss such increase with the students. Other schools or higher education institutions (HEIs) in Davao City are also bent on increasing their tuition and other fees … Continue reading THE REFORMER COLUMN – DURIAN POST – LEAH LIBRADO ON TUITION FEE HIKES

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Indigenous Peoples (IP) representative in the Davao City Council

Ata chieftain Mamboo is lumad rep in Davao City Council BY ROGER M. BALANZA Tribal custom pushed aside mandated process on Saturday in the election of mandatory representative for Indigenous Peoples (IP) in the Davao City Council, who was declared winner and proclaimed under an emotion-filled tribal ceremony, held at the council session hall. About 500 lumad voters from far-flung Paquibato District in colorful tribal attire witnessed the installation of Barangay Mapula tribal leader Datu Severino Mamboo by lone rival Datu Jose Amban of Barangay Pandaitan, who withdrew his bid prior to the actual voting. The tribal natives gave the … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples (IP) representative in the Davao City Council

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Davao City councilor’s speech stirs up tutors over P500 stipend

inTOPNEWS PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 87, Nov 28-Dec. 04, 2011 BY ROGER M. BALANZA Thank or blame Davao City councilor Melchor J. Quitain. Quitain has stirred a hornet’s nest in the ranks of public school teachers in Davao City, following his privilege speech in the city council that unearthed an unimplemented city ordinance approved ten years ago granting P500 in monthly honorarium to the teachers. If the ordinance is implemented and the public school teachers are paid retroactively, the local government’s coffers could suffer a financial diarrhea with public schools here having thousands of elementary and high teachers. … Continue reading Davao City councilor’s speech stirs up tutors over P500 stipend

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Overcrowding at Davao City government hospital due to poor billing system

inTOPNEWS PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 87, Nov 28-Dec. 04, 2011 BY ROGER M. BALANZA  Lack of manpower and a poor billing system in the accounting department is one of primary reasons behind overcrowding of patients at the state-owned Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City. A source at the hospital told Durian Post ward patients in the hospital scheduled for release have to wait for an average one day before they get their billing from the accounting department. This means that even if they had been given the discharge slip by the doctors they have to wait … Continue reading Overcrowding at Davao City government hospital due to poor billing system

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Davao City dads told: Avoid ‘landmark embarassments’

BY ROGER M. BALANZA     Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte admitted there are city ordinances that are diffficult to implement and advised city councilors to avoid them. In a recent privilege speech, councilor Melchor Quitain said several ordinances approved by the city council have remained on paper and never implemented. He called the ordinances as landmark embrassments. These are landmark ordinances that ended up as lanmark embarassments, he said in the speech delivered at plenary. On television on ABS/CBN, Duterte admitted many of the ordinances are “tedious” to implement, citing the ordinances on bike lanes and organic fertilizer. That is why … Continue reading Davao City dads told: Avoid ‘landmark embarassments’

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CORRUPTION AT THE DAVAO CITY COUNCIL: Incriminating audio tape to pin down extorting dad?

PREDICTIONS BY MADAME IRING Oh, what a happy scene. Big, big men in a big party somewhere in a house of a politician in what could be San Juan. No, it is not San Juan, the neighboring village of BARPA (Barrio Patay) in seedy Agdao district in Davao City. It is in Metro Manila. There were senators, congressmen, alta sociedad people. And a young man. Oh, I see the young man, looks like a member of the Davao City Council. Do I see a bigtime property developer talking with the city councilor? Is it a birthday party? No klaro. My … Continue reading CORRUPTION AT THE DAVAO CITY COUNCIL: Incriminating audio tape to pin down extorting dad?

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