The City Council has approved in third and final reading the proposed Mental Health Code of Davao City, in a session held on Tuesday, March 12.
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Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says the fund will be coming from the city’s budget for disaster recovery
“Is government going to subsidize (co-existence), or rather spend it in producing better or safer products? That’s the question. Maybe we can have healthier products with lower price if it subsidizes agriculture that is more sustainable, rather than spending on co-existence. It’s the discussion everyone should have,” said TWN scientist Camilo Beltran.
Councilor (Mahipus) said the resolution is for the “interest of transparency and good governance” and in line with clamor of Davaoenos who joined Monday’s nationwide anti-pork barrel protest.
By EARL O. CONDEZA
Two barangay captains from Paquibato told councilors that the MGB tricked them to sign a memorandum of agreement to allow mining operations in their areas. They also said they were given 10,000 to 15,000 pesos each from mining firms.
First District Councilor Atty. Melchor Quitain reads the Local Government Code during Tuesday’s City Council session to remind fellow councilors on the local government’s capacity to stop mining in the city. (davaotoday.com photo by MEDEL V. HERNANI)
City Councilor Danny Dayanghirang said the Council needs to firm up a resolution in the next two weeks before it’s too late to oppose the entry of two mining companies in Paquibato district, this city. Otherwise, “(M)aybe we will wake up and see the companies excavating the mountains,” he said.
The farmers expected their distress calls to be heard but the City Council session ended Tuesday without a resolution, as the councilors prioritised the approval of a new liquor ban.
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Councilor Diosdao Mahipus said that Davao City should “walk the talk” in standing against mining against the city.