Price of rice soars in Davao

Jun 03, 2008

In one of the rice stalls on Bangoy street, Banay-banay rice sells at forty-two pesos per kilo while the 7-tonner variety sells at thirty nine pesos per kilo. Consumers were alarmed when commercial rice prices went as high as forty pesos per kilo in a week’s time. n a press conference on May 30, Department of Agriculture XI Regional Director Rogelio Chio notes a ten peso increase in the price of rice from last week’s average of 34-peso per kilo. He also cites reports that rice prices in Malalag, Davao del Sur, even went up as high as fifty pesos per kilo. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Davao’s tribute to Bob Marley helps to fight cancer

May 19, 2008

Joan Soco, former Mutya ng Dabaw, encourages Davaoeos to support the local music talents during “reggae night” on May 11. The date happens to be the death anniversary of Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley, the British-African reggae musician who brought “mainstream cultural acceptance of reggae music outside of Africa.” Various local bands perform at the free concert to celebrate cancer prevention month. A reggae festival is slated around the world this year to “confirm the universality of reggae,” according to Bob Marley’s website. More photos. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Roadblocks fail to stop protesting Davao workers

May 04, 2008

On their way to Davao city, workers from the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte braved road inspections, ‘surprise checkpoints’ before they were able to join the Labor Day rally to express their demands for the P125 across-the-board wage increase, for government to bring down prices of basic commodities, including rice.