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Mga bantay salakay! EDGEDAVAO P 15.00 • 20 PAGES VOL.5 ISSUE 117 • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012 Serving a seamless society Indulge Page A1 Cops warned against smoking in precincts By Jade C. Zaldivar Science/ Environment Community Sense Sports Page 4 D AvAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has advised policemen not to smoke inside police stations, following reports that such has been the practice. In a media briefing last August 13, the mayor said the practice is an internal matter and disciplinary action should be decided by their superiors. However, she stressed that the decision on whether to smoke or not is a personal decision. Sara warns the city does not allow smoking within the premises of government property, including police stations. “Yes, I advise them not to (smoke), but that’s really up to them, if they do not want to live a long life,” she said. She also warned that the city does not allow smoking within the premises of government property, including police stations. last June, the city was elevated to the Hall of Fame for receiving its third Red Orchid Award from the Department of Health (DOH) which frowns on smoking. Personally receiving the award, the mayor said the local government is intensifying its campaign against smoking. “We’re pushing for 100 percent tobacco-free places in Davao City. So far we’re receiving enthusiastic support,” she said. Meanwhile, the Anti-Smoking Task Force (ASTF) last week proposed imposing stiffer fines on violators of the comprehensive anti-smoking ordinance to attain the local government’s goal of a smoke-free city. Page 7 Page 15 TOURISM FAIR OPENING. Tourism 11 Regional Director Art Boncato (2nd from left), together with Davao Regional Tourism Council chair Mary Ann “Baby” Montemayor (leftmost), Trade City Director Teololo Pasawa, (center), Gene Bangayan of Duaw Davao and Davao City Tourism and Investment Officer Jason Magnaye cut the ribbon formally opening the Kadayawan Crafts Tourism Fair at the Abreeza Mall yesterday. [LEAN DAVAL JR.] Kadayawan Crafts Tourism Fair now at Abreeza Mall By Vicky Berdina M. de Guzman Follow Us On E lEvEn exhibitors are participating in the Kadayawan Crafts Tourism launched at the Abreeza Mall on Tuesday by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry and in cooperation with Davao EcoCrafts. The Mandaya, T’boli and Bagobo Tribes are highlighted in the fair along with crafts and products produced in the Davao region and oth- The event highlights products which showcase the unique culture of Davao region inhabitants and beyond. er Mindanao areas. DOT regional director Art Boncato said the event highlights products which show- case to tourists, local or foreign, the unique culture of the inhabitants FCRAFTS, 11

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