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PALACE: No public welfare in Imelda Marcos birthday bash

Palace mum on Imelda 93rd birthday

“We will only be releasing statements on issues where public interest/welfare is involved.”

The Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) on Sunday distanced itself from commenting on the supposed birthday party of Imelda Marcos, the mother of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., held at Malacañang Palace.

Mrs. Marcos turned 93 on Saturday, two days after her son took oath as the… Read More


1,600 cops, soldiers to be deployed

AT LEAST 1,600 law enforcers are to be deployed to ensure peace and order during the celebration of the 30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival this month.

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Senior Inspector Milgrace Driz said DCPO will deploy around 300 personnel while the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Davao will augment this with 100 personnel.

Barangay Peace and Order Units (BPOUs) will provide additional 900 personnel during the Kadayawan celebration, especially in activity areas.

Captain Ernest Carolina, spokesperson for the Task Force Davao, also bared the 10th Infantry Battalion as well as the Philippine Navy will also deploy their own personnel.

“We can deploy 300 personnel from the Task Force Davao as well while the personnel from the Navy will be a reserve force in case an untoward incident will happen,” Carolina said. READ MORE

Davao business chamber all set for Date 2015

DAVAO Trade Expo (Date) 2015, the flagship annual event of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII), is 80 percent set, organizers said.

“At present, we could say that we are 80 percent ready for Date 2015, now that we have already booked at least two of the three function rooms of SMX Convention Center,” said Jonathan Suy, co-chair of the event.

He also said that 130 exhibitors have confirmed participation during the expo where 170 booths are to be set up.

Organizers are also expecting to generate more revenues for in this year’s staging of Date. READ MORE



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Issues confronting Mindanao business up in 24th Minbizcon

POLICIES aim to address various issues confronting the Mindanao business sector will be highlighted during the 24th Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon) slated in Dipolog City on September 2-4.

Final list of these policy issues have already been identified and finalized, an official said.

Bench G. Tacumba, project director of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-Mindanao, told Sun.Star Davao in an interview these final policy issues were derived from various concerns raised during Minbizcon’s roadshows in the cities of General Santos, Davao, Surigao, Cagayan de Oro and Dipolog.

“Among the top issues that will be discussed in this year’s business conference are power development, Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), improvement of transportation and logistics facilities, K to 12 implementation, conflicting government issuances and regulations and/or policies,” Tacumba said. READ MORE

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