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EDGEDAVAO P 15.00 • 20 PAGES VOL.5 ISSUE 80 • JUNE 24 - 25, 2012 Serving a seamless society Dabawenyos oppose Indulge Page A1 Conversion of SPMC, DRH to corporations By Lorie A. Cascaro D ABAWENYOS are joining the nationwide opposition to convert 26 government hospitals, including awardwinning medical centers in Davao, into gov- ernment-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs). For one, representatives from various women organizations in Davao converged last Friday to discuss their participation in the nationwide protest against the House Bill (HB) 6069 or converting 26 government hospitals into government corporations. The opposition is being spearheaded in Congress by the progressive women’s group Gabriela. Sponsored by Bacolod Rep. Anthony FCONVERSION, 13 Science/Environment Page 7 Sports Page 15 SEIZED TRICYCLES. Appearing like a parade, Land Transportation Office personnel drive impounded tricycles in a single line along the Ecoland and Sandawa intersection on Friday afternoon. [KARLOS MANLUPIG] 3 cemeteries atop aquifer alarm WMC By Antonio M. Ajero Follow Us On M EMBERS of the Davao City Watershed Council (WMC) headed by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio expressed concern over the cavalier attitude of the public, especially businessmen and government officials, on the protection and management of the aquifer in barangay Dumoy and neighboring areas, as main source of potable water of the city’s more than a million people. The topic came up during last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the WMC presided over by forester Christopher Asibal of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro). The council expressed alarm over the application for the establishment of three private memorial parks in the vicinity of the Dumoy aquifer. The three are Fair Fields Memorial Park in a six-hectare land owned by Francis Ledesma, in barangay Baliok, said to be near a production well of the Davao City Water District; the Eternal Gardens Memorial Park owned by a cooperative, on a 1.6-hectare lot in barangay Lubogan, and the Forest Lake Memorial Park in sitio Ulas, barangay Talomo. Fairfields’s approval is being pushed by no less than Councilor Bernardo Al-ag, chairman of the city council committee on health, F3 CEMETERIES, 13

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