The Partido Reporma announced that former Mt. Diwata barangay captain Franco Tito is its official candidate for Vice Governor in Davao de Oro Province in the 2022 elections.

The opposition party that is fielding the tandem of Senator Ping Lacson (President) and Senator Tito Sotto (Vice President) chaired by Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, made the announcement in a post on Faceook on November 15, Comelec deadline for substitution of candidates in the 2022 election.

Tito, according to Partido Reporma, substituted for Alexander Petalcorin Agustin, the Partido Reporma candidate who withdrew his COC.

The photo of Partido Reporma top officials Alvarez and Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib, the party secretary general, endorsing Tito, was posted in the FB accounts of Partido Reporma and Elma Sy-Tito, wife of Tito.

Also endorsed in the photo is Partido Reporma’s candidate for governor, political neophyte Dorothy Gonzaga, a former justice of the Court of Appeals.

The photo, taken inside the office of Comelec Nabunturan in Davao de Oro where Tito filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) on November 15, Monday, showed the hands of Tito and Gonzaga, being raised by Jubahib and Alvarez, former House Speaker and former secretary general of the ruling PDP/Laban chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte.

In the race for vice governor, Tito will be up in a one-on-one fight against incumbent Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy, the candidate of the Hugpong Ng Pagababago (HNP) of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

The governor’s race will also be a one-on-one battle between HNP’s Senior Board Member Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy, the governor’s father, and Partido Reporma’s Gonzaga, wife of PDP/Laban Davao regional chair Davao de Oro 2nd District Rep. Ruwel Peter Gonzaga.

68 ATA-MANOBOS of Talaingod get housing units under Duterte’s shelter program for IPS

LUMAD HOUSING. 58 members of the Indigenous People Ata-Manobo tribe received housing units during turn-over rights Monday. August 16, 2021, in Sitio Tibucag, Dagohoy, Talaingod, Davao del Norte. The turn-over was led by Office of the Presidential Peace Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP) Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. (2nd from left), and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and witnessed by Governor Edwin Jubahib (center).

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Office of the Presidential Peace Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP) Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. and Governor Edwin Jubahib led on August 16 the turn-over of housing units to 68 members of the Indigenous People in Davao del Norte.

The beneficiary of the housing units in Sitio Tibucag, Dagohoy, Talaingod, were members of the Ata-Manobo tribe who returned to their village after years as evacuees at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran Center in Davao City.

The housing project is a program of President Rodrigo Duterte tp provide adequate shelter for the IPs in remote villages.

HOME FOR IPs. Aerial view of the National Housing Authority in Region 11 (NHA-11) Balai Hirogo-Unan housing project at Sitio Basak, Barangay Sto. Niño in Talaingod, Davao del Norte. The NHA-11 said the project is one of the four sites in Talaingod where it would build housing units for IPs. 

NHA to build 400 houses for IPs in Talaingod

The National Housing Authority in Region 11 (NHA-11) would build around 400 houses for the members of the Ata Manobo tribe in Talaingod, Davao del Norte. Read More

The housing units in BarangayDagohoy constructed by the NHA is funded from a PHP80 million fund for the construction of housing for the IPs in four housing sites inTalaingod.

The projects are the Balai Himulayanan in Barangay Dagohoy, Balai Hibatanan in Barangay Palma Gil, Balai Pamanoykan in Sitio Cuyas, Barangay Sto. Niño and the Balai Hirogo-Unan housing in Sitio Basak, Barangay Sto. Niño.

At the groundbreaking rites and time capsule laying of the Balai Hirogo-Unan housing project in Sitio Basak, Barangay Sto. Niño in 2020, NHA-11 regional manager, Engr. Zenaida M. Cabiles, said housing for the IPs, is the fulfillment of Duterte’s election promise to provide adequate shelter for the Indigenous People .

DAYADAY TELLS JUBAHIB: Let us help Nordeco

Davao Light denies takeover plan vs. power coop

To show he is serious in providing cheap and reliable electricity to his constituents, Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib should now help improve the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco), after the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) dismissed his attempts for the power giant to take over the operation of the power coop.

This is the advice dished out by Asuncion Mayor Eufracio Dayaday, Jr., a vocal critic of Jubahib’s plot, as DLPC said it has no intention to take over the power cooperative.

Jubahib, in the forefront of the efforts on the privatization of Nordeco and its turn over to the DLPC, claimed corruption and mismanagement in the coop that has been serving the provinces of Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro (formerly Compostela Valley) for nearly five decades

General Manager Mario Angelo Sotto dismissed Jubahib’s claim, hinting that dirty money could be involved in the governor’s efforts to throw away the power coop to the Aboitiz-owned company.