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DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The local government here is forming a local committee that will be in charge of talking…
Silence fills the streets of Davao on Monday, August 21, 2017 after a weekend of Kadayawan festivities. Residents here enjoyed a long weekend as Malacañang stretched the holiday until Monday. (Mick Basa / davaotoday.com)
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 11 has submitted a recommendation urging President Rodrigo Duterte to include in the implementation of the Martial Law in Mindanao the campaign against illegal drugs.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Mayor commended Lt. Col. Nestor Mondia and his team in Task Force Davao “for always being alert, for their hard work, and for their unquestionable dedication to keep Davao City and the Dabawenyos safe from terrorists like the Maute brothers.”
A recent survey conducted by the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) of the University of Mindanao revealed that the youth here started smoking and drinking when they were 12 years old, six years earlier than the common age.
The Davao City Investment and Promotion Center (DCIPC) Chief, Lemuel Ortonio, said in a press conference on Thursday, June 1, that there are 30 guidelines for business to remember during Martial Law. These were collectively developed by the city government and the business sectors during a consultation with business sectors through the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. and the City Government of Davao, and subsequently released through the City Information Office (CIO) on Friday, June 2.
Justin Ryan Morilla, a graduate of the Ateneo de Davao University College of Law, garnered the score of 88.40 percent, earning him the fifth spot in the 2016 Bar examinations.
“Kadayawan is a Bagobo word that means happiness. It’s a time our communities gather after harvest time, to thank the gods for the harvest. We celebrate through feasts, and with songs and dance played with our instruments,” he said.
The popular indigenous bracelets are commodities for sale during the week-long Kadayawan Festival. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)