Culture

Report erring taxi drivers, LTO urges Davaoenos

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Jul 14, 2007

Following the adverse reports against taxi drivers as mentioned by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte in a city governments regular television program Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has warned taxi drivers to stop their modus operandi of using tampered, non-calibrated or fast-metered meters, including illegal acts of disembarkment of passengers, misconduct and misbehavior against women passengers.

Braga wants e-jeepneys in Davao

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Jul 13, 2007

In a privilege speech, Councilor Pilar Braga touted the 12-seater electric vehicle “as the next Philippine transport icon.” The e-jeepneys, she said, “are aimed to demonstrate that there are climate-friendly alternatives to the current polluting modes of public transportation in the Philippines. Aside from its non-pollutive effect, it is also very economical and very good for the owners and drivers as it will increase their income compared to the use of diesel/gas.”

Prestigious photo mag picks Davao photog for Boracay assignment

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Jul 10, 2007

Jojie Alcantara

The prestigious international magazine Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP) launched a partnership with Sony Ericsson and Seair to fly five photographers to select destinations in the Philippines and provide them with a photographic challenge and adventure. A photographer from Davao, Jojie Alcantara, is one of them.

Guam eyes bigger tourism market in Davao

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Jul 02, 2007

Herbert Arabelo, president of the Guam Visitors Bureau, cited Davao City and the provinces as a good market for tourists given the increasing number of Filipino tourists going to Guam.

From the highest mountain to the Davao Gulf

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Jun 22, 2007

We have the best talents in Davao as far as adventure and kayak racing is concerned, said Rey Sumagaysay, head of a mountaineering federation in Mindanao who also runs an outfit called EDGE Outdoors Adventure, the group that teaches and provides the skills and equipment for mountaineering.