Economy

Beware of food that kills softly, Davao advocates warn

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Oct 18, 2007

Safe food advocates have warned the public about buying vegetables, fruits and other food products in the market that leave the body with a killing-me-softly effect. The warning came during a gathering of organic producers and environmentalists here Tuesday, in time for the global celebration of the World Food Day.

In bid to revive Eaga, businesses turn to foreign donors

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Oct 16, 2007

By GERMELINA A. LACORTE | Davao Today

Millions of US dollars in funding are now being earmarked by the Asian Development Bank, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), and the Australian Agency for International Development as governments from the four Eaga countries — Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines — try to revive interest in the economic subregion.

Peace education efforts in Mindanao in full swing

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Oct 06, 2007

Efforts to integrate peace subject in the education mainstream are gaining grounds in Mindanao as government, academe, civil society and ODA groups here have recently converged to strongly advocate for Mindanao peace education institutionalization.

Davaoeo tops geodetic engg exam

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Oct 03, 2007

This city once again made history when a graduate from John Paul II College of Davao topped this years Geodetic Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Geodetic Engineering in Manila last September. Alfredo Cahiles Gaborne Jr., from Calinan, said he did not expect to get the highest rating and that all he wanted was to be in the top 20 list.

Here’s why ’08 Philippines budget is anti-poor

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Oct 02, 2007

COMMENTARY | By Ibon Foundation

Contrary to the Arroyo government’s claims of a social payback in exchange for new tax measures, only 17 centavos out of every peso in revenues are allocated in next year’s budget for health, education and housing services. In the budget, funding for government hospitals was slashed by 12 percent. By contrast, the Department of National Defense will get thrice as much as the health department.