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BRIGHT COLORED BAGS. New generation handicrafts are injected with sophisticated designs and styles like this collection of native handbags in bright colors which will surely lure younger buyers. Lean Daval Jr.

More safe in Davao By NEILWIN JOSEPH L. BRAVO njb@edgedavao.net

With a report from EJ DOMINIC FERNANDEZ

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avao’s visitors feel more secure and safe in Davao than anywhere in the country.

READY FOR THE BIG DAY. the rizal park stage which will bethe center of the activities of the kadayawan Festival is all set and ready for the guests of this weekend’s festivities. Lean Daval Jr.

Benjie Banzon, general manager of Davao’s homegrown The Royal Mandaya Hotel, said yesterday they have received the positive general sentiment from an in-house survey of their clientele reinforcing an online survey rating Davao as the world’s fourth safest city. “We have received positive feedback from our guests and the general sentiment is that they feel more safe and more secure here,” Banzon said during the hotel’s formal press launch of its 15th year anniversary celebration next month. Banzon’s pronouncements came at the heels of Davao’s high ranking in Numbeo.com’s survey of the world’s safest cities. Davao City ranked no. 4, only three rungs lower to no. 1 abu Dhabi in the United arab Emirates, no. 2 Nuganu, switzerland, and no. 3 Marbella, spain. The 181-room hotel is a local investment of the Escandor Group of Companies which also owns DasIa security agency, one of the country’s leading security personnel providers. Banzon said that the hotel’s marked growth in the past three years have shown visitor confidence of

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trMH marks 15th year

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HE Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao’s homegrown big-leaguer hotel, celebrates its 15th year next month with an array of treats as an expression of thanksgiving to its valued clients. “We’re 15 and we are celebrating our Crystal anniversary,” said TRMH gen. manager Benjie Banzon in yesterday’s special edition of the Kapehan sa PIa held at the Kadayawan Hall. The Crystal anniversary kicks off with the Hunat Dabaw Fun Run on september 1 which begins and ends at the TRMH grounds.

The footrace is set for 3K, 8K and 15K. “It’s going to be funfilled celebration and it’s all under the theme of thanksgiving,” said TRMH front office manager Daffodil Martinez-Bahani. The other activities for the 8-day celebration are the Emilio Escandor Community outreach Program (EECoP) on september 2, the Mandaya 1545 Giveaway special on september 3, Zumba Party with David velez on september 4, Media: Medya Day on september 5, the Royal Mardi Gras on september 6, Black and White

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CRYSTAL YEAR. the royal Mandaya Hotel’s Daffodil Martinez Bahani (left), front office manager and chairman for the hotel’s 15th year anniversary briefs members of media of the activities lined-up for the celebration of the hotel’s

Crystal anniversary while Benjie Banzon Jr. , general manager, listens in yesterday’s press conference at the hotel’s kadayawan Hall. Lean Daval Jr.

Threats to peace D are outsiders T

tMC ready for highlights By EJ DOMINIC FERNANDEZ

HE police affirmed the terror threat to Davao City does not come from within Davao Region but elsewhere in Mindanao. senior superintendent Ronald de la Rosa, director of the Davao City Police office said terror groups would create more impact if they create trouble here than in areas where they come from. He said terrorists have been aiming the city as a target in order to get media mileage. “Hitting Davao City can surely get both national and international media attention,” De la

Rosa said. He issued the statement following an executive session with national security officials in the Eastern Mindanao Command Headquarters in Camp Panacan, yesterday. De la Rosa said the government has all the valid reasons to urge for vigilance from the public as authorities strengthen the security of Davao City. The top security executive session was attended by Interior and Local Government secretary Mar Roxas II, Executive secretary Paquito ochoa, Defense secretary voltaire Gazmin, General

KADAYAWAN TALK. Michael Delton aportadera (center) of Duaw Dabaw reveals that a huge decrease in the number of participants for this year’s “pamulak sa kadayawan”, the Grand Float parade, during yesterday’s i-speak media forum at the Davao City Hall. Less than a hundred floats reg-

Emmanuel Bautista, chief of staff of the armed Forces of the Philippines, Lt. General Ricardo Rainier Cruz, commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command, Major General ariel Bernardo, commander of the 10th Infantry Division, Police Director General alan Purisima, Chief superintendent Wency Pascual, director of the Police Regional office II, Governor Rodolfo del Rosario of Davao del Norte, and Governor Corazon Malanyaon of Davao oriental, and other police and military officers. Francisco villaroman, head of the Davao City

Public safety Command, also shared the city’s security preparations to the upcoming Kadayawan sa Dabaw. Major General ariel Bernardo, commander of the 10th ID said government has to look at many angles in pursuing peace and stability in Mindanao. He told reporters that these concerns range from the political situation, peace process between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the presence of suspected terror organization like the Jemaah Islamiyah. [PIa 11/ Joey sem G. Dalumpines]

istered as of august 14, 2013 for the activity, a massive decline to last year’s more than 300 participants. also in photo are traffic Management Center chief Dionisio abude (left) and Davao City police office deputy director for admin p/supt. Marvin pepino. Lean Daval Jr.

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avao’s Traffic Management Center is fully prepared to deal with the more popular features of the Kadayawan Festival, such as the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (street dancing) on august 17 and the Pamulak Kadayawan (float parade) on august 18, according to its chief Dionisio abude. speaking in yesterday’s i-speak forum at the city hall, abude told members of the media that the TMC has deployed enough personnel, signages, traffic advisories and completed all road closures for the highlight features of the festival. For example, TMC will ensure correct distance

between floats. The Pamulak Kadayawan psrticipants will assemble start on Roxas avenue stretching to aurora street or Padre Gomez street, and will start ftom the corner of Roxas and move on to CM Recto, turn right to Bonifacio st. all the way to Legaspi st. snd on to san Pedro st. for performances at Rizal Park, then exit to CM Recto and turn to Rizal st., to aurora then back to the Roxas assembly area for photo ops. abude said vehicles can park along Magallanes st. up to rotunda of Bonifacio monument all the way to Quimpo Boulevard. all vacant streets are designated as parking areas.

ae-ann Bornillos, a mass communication student of ateneo de Davao University, was very excited to cover the events during the Kadayawan Festival, but was disappointed when there were no more stickers for access pass left at the city information office as of 11 a.m. Thursday. “They said that without the sticker, we wont be allowed to get to special events, not even with our school press ID,” she said. she was with her schoolmates and some media people when told there no more sticker passes available.

City information officer Leo villareal said they had given away 500 stickers to hobbyists and another 500 to the media, and would not be printing any more stickers because the limit set by organizers had been reached. “Most of the hobbyists got stickers, many of them mass communication students from aDDU, University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC) and Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC),” said villareal, adding that those without stickers can still cover the event, but not from designated media areas for highlight events. EJF

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4 THE ECONOMY EDGEDAVAO

Stat Watch

1. Gross National Income Growth Rate (At Constant 2000 Prices)

7.1 1st Qtr 2013

2. Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate (At Constant 2000 Prices)

7.8 1st Qtr 2013

3. Exports 1/ 4. Imports 1/ 5. Trade Balance 6. Balance of Payments 2/ 7. Broad Money Liabilities

USD 3,741 million Feb 2013 USD 4,708 million Feb 2013 USD -967 million Feb 2013 USD -640 million Dec 2012 P 4,964,560  million Feb 2013

8. Interest Rates 4/

2.4 % Mar 2013 P113,609 million Mar 2013 P 5,281 billion  Mar 2013

9. National Government Revenues 10. National government outstanding debt

P 41.14 Apr 2013

11. Peso per US $ 5/ 12. Stocks Composite Index 6/

6,847.5 Mar 2013

13. Consumer Price Index 2006=100

132.8 Apr 2013

14. Headline Inflation Rate 2006=100

2.6 Apr 2013

15. Core Inflation Rate 2006=100

3.1 Apr 2013

16. Visitor Arrivals

418,108 Feb 2013

17. Underemployment Rate 7/

20.9% Jan 2013

18. Unemployment Rate 7/

7.1% Jan 2013

MONTHLY AVERAGE EXCHANGE RATE (January 2012-April 2013) Month Average December November October September August July June May April March February January

2013

2012

2011

40.67 40.73

42.23 41.01 41.12 41.45 41.75 42.04 41.91 42.78 42.85 42.70 42.86 42.66 43.62

43.31 43.64 43.27 43.45 43.02 42.42 42.81 43.37 43.13 43.24 43.52 43.70 44.17

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Mindanao growth corridors pushed as gateways to ASEAN community a

s the country gears up for its integration into a single asEaN market in 2015, Mindanao pushes regional growth corridors as its gateways to the asEaN Economic Community. “Growth Corridors can spur economic activities in rural areas and urban centers, providing more opportunities for our industries and enabling them to participate in the asEaN community through our export gateways,” said Luwalhati antonino, Mindanao Development authority (MinDa) chair. speaking before the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference held in Davao City recently, antonino said growth corridors are development strategies aimed to accelerate economic development in Mindanao and designed to provide equitable opportunities for rural enterprises to grow and become more competitive. Called the Mindanao Innovation and Growth Corridors Development Program, MinDa has crafted its framework and is advocating the initiative as part of a larger and more long-term development program for Mindanao’s socio-economic growth. The program includes establishment of Mindanao Food, agribusiness and Logistics Corridor comprising of Mati, Tagum,

Davao, Island Garden City of samal, south Cotabato, General santos, and sarangani, of which economic activities are largely on agri-industry, agri-processing, and mineral resource-based industry. To realize the creation of these growth corridors, antonino stressed the need for physical integration through infrastructure development to allow industries to become more competitive. “We are strengthening our local supply chain management system in southern Mindanao and will connect this to international export gateways and growth corridors, through the convergence of inter-province and inter-city road networks and ports improvement,” she said. antonino added that the improvement of the Tagum-Davao-General santos road link and the proposed Davao City by-pass Road is intended to integrate these road networks to the Davao-General santos City export gateway. The same road network system improvement is planned for the Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Western Mindanao export gateways, all of which will belong to growth corridors based on their predominant industries. The Mindanao Industrial Trade Corridor will encom-

pass surigao Norte, Butuan, Pagadian, Dipolog, Iligan, Cagayan de oro and the rest of the Northern Mindanao province, while the Mindanao Food Basket Corridor covers Central Mindanao and Bukidnon. surigao, agusan, and Davao oriental will comprise the Mindanao Biodiversity and Ecotourism Corridor, while Zamboanga,

Basilan sulu, and Tawi-tawi will form the Mindanao Mariculture and Trade corridor. “Well-placed infrastructure will allow Mindanao’s top exports sourced mainly from rural areas to expediently reach urban centers for processing and marketing, and arrive at our export gateways faster and in better shape,” antonino said.

anticipated asEaN integration in 2015. The policy agenda was endorsed to President Benigno aquino through the Mindanao

Development authority (MinDa) during the closing ceremonies of the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) held here last week.

“Through this policy agenda, we intend to work closely with key government agencies in attaining a seamless Mindanao economy as the country enters into free trade agreements with its fellow asEaN member-nations,” said John Gaisano, Jr., 22nd MinBizCon conference director. He explained that key points included in the policy agenda were crafted from a series of consultations with nearly 250 Mindanao businessmen and organization leaders who sought for immediate and long-term solutions to the island-region’s economic issues and concerns. “We identified vital sectors which can propel Mindanao’s economy and help the island-region reap the benefits of a greater economic integration come 2015,” said Gaisano. among these key sectors include agriculture, energy, information and technology, tourism, small and medium enterprises, logistics and infrastructure, skills development, and natural resource management.

by the numbers Filipinos workin living overseas g and sent home

$2.1 billion in June, up

5.7%

from $1.9 billio n in the same month a year ago.

Source: BSP

Business leaders identify nine-point policy agenda B

UsINEss leaders in Mindanao crafted nine-point policy agenda designed to enhance the island-region’s competitiveness and prepare for the

PINOY PRODUCTS. spicy vinegars, fish pastes and other traditional products which can only be bought in public markets before can

now be found at the shelves of major groceries due to the more attractive packaging and aggressive marketing pitch. Lean Daval Jr.

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6 EDGEDAVAO Sports

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IT’S OVER Bartoli quits tennis at 28

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INCINNaTI (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli shocked the tennis world on Wednesday by announcing her retirement from the sport at the age of 28. after a second round loss to Romanian simona Halep at the Western and southern open, the Frenchwoman, ranked seventh in the world, walked into the media room and told stunned reporters: “I just can’t do it anymore”. Her surprise announcement comes just six weeks after she beat Germany’s sabine Lisicki in the Wimbledon final to claim her one and only grand slam title. “Well, it’s never easy

LAST OUTING. Marion Bartoli of France hits a return to simona Halep of romania during their women’s singles match at the Cincinnati open tennis tournament in Cincinnati, ohio august 14, 2013. reUters/John sommers

and obviously there is never a time to say it or whatever, but that was actually the last match of my career,” said Bartoli, wiping the tears from her eyes. “It’s time for me to retire and to call it a career. “I feel it’s time for me to walk away.” Bartoli had given no hint that she was considering retirement and in fact seemed focused on preparing for the North american hardcourt season and the upcoming U.s. open. she played last week in Toronto and was seeing her first action in Cincinnati having received a first round bye. But a 3-6 6-4 6-1 loss to Halep looks to have been the last straw.


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SPORTS

TWIN TOWERS

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rMH-CMo unveils giant combination

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s if the Jamelle Cornley and Devon sullivan duo is not enough, the defeding champion Royal Mandaya Hotel-CMo will unveil its frontline stratospheric combination of Greg slaughter and Ian sangalang to anchor its bid for this year’s Kadayawan Basketball Tournament which begins saturday night. The 7-foot slaughter, a member of the smart Gilas Pilipinas pool, will be manning the slot for the CMo-backed Hoteliers of team owner Glen Escandor and team manager Bong Go. The 6-6 sangalang will be playing four in coach Miggy solitaria’s rotation which will also have the 6-8 sullivan or the 6-5 Cornley on either game. aside from the four frontline towers, the oth-

er members of the team are Jojo Tangkay (6-3), JR Gerilla (6-4), Chris Calaguio (6-2), Lou Gatumbato (5-11), Mark andaya (69), Dexter Maiquez (6-4), andrew avellanoza (6-6), Chester Tolomia (6-4), al vergara (5-11) and Mark Magsumbol (6-3). Coaching the squad is the youthful solitaria with assistants Cadel Mosqueda and Roy Josol. Mark Bonifacio and Dindo Pastor serve as statsmen while Jek Melendres will serve his usual chores as team liaison officer. Yesterday, the core of the team arrived led by sullivan, the two-time slam dunk champion, who is excited to suit up again for RMH. “Man, I can’t wait to play. I’m tired but with a little rest, I’m ready to go,” he told Edge Davao at the lobby of the RMH.

NEXT IDOLS

CERTIFIED GILAS. Greg slaughter (20) will be suiting up for rMH-CMo whose nucleus arrived yesterday and were welcomed by hotel exec led by Gerome escandor (lower photo, third from left). Lean Daval Jr.

Moralde bros lined up for bigger fights

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N their amateur days, they were called agila and Mulawin. Now beginning to create a name in the professional ranks, brothers Engelbert and John vincent will be known by their collective name—the Moralde Brothers. The Davao-born pugs are ready to show their newfound form and fire honed under the watchful eyes and world-class training of the country’s best boxing outfit when they go up against separate foes in saturday night’s Cobra Tunay na Lakas Boxing at the Magsaysay Park. Claire Lukban, events manager of aLa Promotions, said everything is set for the saturday boxfest. “We are excited

about the fight this saturday knowing that Davao fans are very passionate about boxing,” said Lukban in yesterday’s official press conference at the aLU Hotel. “These boxers are out there to prove themselves that they deserve a shot in the next level,” she added. Engelbert, who has five wins with three knockout triumphs in six fights, will try to improve his flyweight ranking when he takes on Reymund Tabogon of Misamiss oriental in a flyweight 8-round bout in the undercard of the sixfight promotions of the fabled aLa outfit. “Gusto kong magpakitang gilas sa mga taga Davao,” said Engelbert. His younger brother

John vincent will also try to keep his unblemished record intact against Jestoni Makiputin in a superflyweight tussle over six rounds. “Makikita niyo ang bagong style ko, slugger. Pacquiao moves naman,” said John vincent (6-0 with 3 Kos) who was impressive in a four-rounder during the Pinoy Pride XIX last april 20 at the UsEP Gym. The main event features GaB lightflyweight champion Jerson Mancio of Esperanza, agusan del sur against Jovel Romasasa of Gen. santos City. Mancio climbs the ring with a 17-3-3 record on top of 8 wins inside the distance. Romasasa owns 10-10 record with 4 Kos. (NJB)

phoenix Cyclomax motocross on sunday

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HE annual Kadayawan 2013 Cyclomax Motocross gets going this sunday at the Moto X Davao race track inside the Davao Crocodile Park. organizer Bok Mata of Moto X Davao said that at least 150 riders from all over the country are expected to take part in the annual motocross event. Top-caliber Jovie saulog of Manila, ambo Yapparcon of Palawan and crowd-favorite Bornok Mangosong are all arriving for Team Mafoko.

strong challenge is expected to be provided by the home-grown talents of Team Phoenix headed by Jeven Lagrada and composed of the Pineda brothers Kimboy and Jesse Pineda, the Mata brothers abu and Luis, Michael Tapic, Tristan Galanto and Bonjo Lagrada. also seeing action is the Team 125 of General santos City skippered by Glenn Lapuz and assisted by John almerino. also expected are shawn Lim of Davao, Ralph Bayhon

of antipas, Cotabato and Doyskie Bandigan of Mati City. This year’s motocross competition is presented by Phoenix Cyclomax Motorcycle oils and sponsored by Kurmat, sign Factor, sankai Japanese Restaurant, KTM, Nanay Bebeng Restaurant, Nature’s spring, suzuki, Honda, Toyota, 95.5 FM, Lipovitan, san Miguel Beer, Kamikaze Motorcycle Club, sumifru, JvF Commercial, Mac’s Cycle and RCBC savings Bank.

COBRA BOXING. Jerson Mancio (center) is flanked by trainer Franklin albia, ralph Lulu, engelbert and John Vincent Moralde. right photo, Claire Lukban invites Davao boxing fans to saturday’s card promoted by aLa promotions. Lean Daval Jr.


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EDITORIAL

Less floats and less cars

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HERE will be fewer floats to choose from in this edition of the Pamulak sa Kadayawan. For whatever reason, we have to make do with only 58 floats to ogle at this sunday. The numbers are down from around 300 last year to the 58 we have this year. The prizes are still lucrative with half a million pesos going to the winner. That should not be the reason for the decrease in participants. With fewer floats, that means shorter float parade time. If at all, that also means lesser security nightmare for the police and military. so with less floats to take pictures of and be amazed at, it’s time to appreciate Kadayawan in the most natural and nature-friendly means possible like making the Kadayawan float parade energy efficient. To be apt about

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it, why not make the Kadayawan as fuel-free as possible. It’s but a few hours anyway, or for just the Kadayawan day. If we can ban smoking in public places, maybe we can also ban cars just for the day in specific Kadayawan focus areas. We like the idea of banning parking of vehicles during the Kadayawan. From that idea, maybe it’s high time to consider getting rid of vehicle traffic during the Kadayawan and make it a carless day for example. Make everyone walk, and for a change, return to bare essentials. other than saving on fuel, it also lessens security risks and declog our streets of vehicles during this very busy hours. It’s a small sacrifice that means a lot. Lesser floats, lesser cars, more fun.

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Unwavering commitment

ssENTIaLLY EvERYBoDY’s CoNCERN – The euphoric, positive feelings and favorable reactions generated by the prompt decision of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte recently for the 28th Kadayawan festival to push through as scheduled will last forever and extend to all corners of society. The mayor earlier was contemplating to cancel the city’s prestigious annual festivity due to the peace and order situation as a result of the spate of deadly bomb attacks in some major cities in Mindanao. However, the assurance of government intelligence networks and security experts that the peace and security measures in the city had been tightened for the festivity and rated the situation as normal prodded Mayor Rody to retract from his earlier assessment. It’s all systems go for the Kadayawan fest! It is significant that city officials, private sector, the academe, business and industry leaders appear committed to present a bigger, better and spectacular Kadayawan affair this year. That augurs well for establishing the annual festivity as a base for a continuing promotion of Davao City as the ultimate destination for both business and leisure. The fact that the well-attended one-month celebration is in full swing, individual undertaking is now essentially everybody’s concern especially the peace and order condition. Everybody should work in unison – cooperate with all agencies concern in maintaining peace and security and look forward to the success of the Kadayawan celebrations. We have to think many times over that the beauty of the ethnic-inspired celebration is that it serves transiently as an outlet for our pent-up feelings and an escape from a world in which the promises of elective officials and shrewd businessmen are as unreliable as those of weathermen. In time, no doubt, the normal day-to-day activity will restore itself as it always does after any festivity such as the Kadayawan

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HE Mindanao Business Conference that concluded last Friday had a lot of firsts. according to one of the speakers, it was the first time in the past ten years that the president of the republic graced the event in the past decade. It was also the first time in the 22year history of Minbizcon that 14 cabinet members came, 12 of them as guest speakers. What a powerhouse roster of speakers it was, certainly lending an air of excitement to the event. Minbizcon started with a high note, with no less than the president opening the conference. It also ended with a high note, with cabinet members baring their department’s plans and programs in response to issues raised by the business community. I took special note of DoT sec. Ramon Jimenez’s presentation of his department’s response to policy recommendations of last year’s MinBizCon. He bared the concreting of Dugmanon-Enhanted River-Baculin Road in Talisay, Hinatuan, surigao del sur, is included in the DoT-DPWH Convergence Program. also in the convergence program are the Cumawas-Tinuy-an Road and salva-

affair. By then something may have been achieved that could change the viewpoint of a city always ready to believe in self-fulfilling cycles. Not only will Dabawenyos be surprise to know how their city fared with other bustling metropolis throughout the country. It was an impressive performance for a city more used to interlocking concerns. But the good news keeps on coming. one boon for the city is that it has been chosen recently as the 4th safest place in the world to live aside from being named in previous occasions by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as one of the Top 10 Best Performing Highly Urbanized Cities in the country. The honor is aimed at recognizing local government units for their unwavering commitment to scaling up and maintaining the highest standard of public service delivery in their respective localities and peace and order. Inevitably, the credit recently given to the city as one of the safest place to dwell and the previous DILG-administered Local Governance Performance Management system’s (LGPMs) recognition became key catalysts for wide-ranging changes in the city itself. The acknowledgement serves as a conduit for ideas about administrative, social, economic and environmental governance and fundamentals of good governance, which include transparency, participation and financial accountability and peace and security measures. Indeed, there are increasing signs that by earning the distinction of being

among the safest place to live and best performing LGUs, Davao City will have a greater chance to be nominated to another government award, which is conferred on LGUs that advance the tenets of good and effective governance. If there is one big positive sign about the inclusion of the city as one of the world’s securest places to live and the country’s top performing local government units, it is that in recent month progress and development looms over the economic horizon as a result of exemplary governance. The city is in the process of experiencing very rapid growth because businesses are growing progressively. Entrepreneurs who have already established business in the city have increased their capital exposures while the latecomers are likewise raising their stakes on the property and consumer-based markets. That had led to speculations that they may be expanding operations and embark on trade diversification. as can be viewed the city’s economic climate was relatively fine, its infrastructure projects were on track and the delivery of basic social services is of utmost importance. Things were going so well specifically in running the affairs of government that it gets the nod of a prestigious international ratings agency and the DILG-LGPMs. and the city’s quest to assume its place as among the country’s top performing LGUs – including the aspirations to become a government awardee means that its leaders notably Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will need to demonstrate greater sensitivity to socio-economic and political sensibilities, and peace and security concerns. Well, they had already shown their flexible characteristics – the political will and leadership skills have already been tested by major tribulations. another much-anticipated award therefore is not far off.

cion-Britania Road, also in surigao, which are currently under evaluation by the Regional TWG. These are in direct response to the business community’s call for improving tourism infrastructure. I had been to this part of surigao last month and found road conditions going to tourism destinations very challenging. The only thing that made up for the really bad roads is the breath-taking tourist sites at its end. But when you take your leave once again, it’s another bumpy, rough ride back. Not good for my back. The infra budget for surigao and other parts of Mindanao will be money well spent. Just imagine the influx of tourists to these destinations once good roads are up. That means tourism will thrive, potentially creating more jobs and provid-

ing opportunities for local enterprises to grow. an increase in income could mean healthier and adequate food for the family, or better medical services, or higher spending power for their most practical needs. With more resources in their hands, they are able to live better lives. This would be good news for communities surrounding tourism sites in surigao del sur. Now that the MinBizCon has come and gone, what’s next for the business community of Mindanao? The grind is just starting. With nine policy recommendations submitted to the government, they have their work cut out for them. Kudos to the conference organizers and their partners for staging a successful 22nd MinBizCon. It’s going to be a tough act to follow for the next host, the General santos Chamber. But as they espouse the concept of a one Mindanao - as symbolized by their logo and tagline “one. Global. Mindanao.” - the spirit of camaraderie is hopefully strong enough for them to work together for another successful conference next year.

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The boy who runs for greatness SPECIAl FEATuRE By Paula Marie D. Navarra

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oME students are lucky enough to go to school because their parents can afford it, while some students have to work, stop a few years and grab scholarships in order to pursue their schooling. David Madera, a Behavioral science student from the University of santo Tomas (UsT) and an athlete of the University athletic association of the Philippines (UaaP), has to go through all these to fulfill his goal of studying and finishing school. “I don’t have any sports background because there are no athletes in our family. I have not join sports competition since I was in elementary,” he confessed in a Facebook interview on Wednesday. “If there are no classes you can see me farming in the fields with my lolo and lola,” he said. “They were the ones who raised me since my parents separated for good when I was four years old.” after he graduated from elementary, he tried enrolling in a public school in the “bayan” of Tanay, Rizal where he lives. He stayed with his aunt but after a few months he has to stop studying because they can’t afford to pay for his tuition fees. “I stopped for three years and work as a truck helper that delivers water in subdivisions in angono, Taytay and Cainta,” he said. “Then someone offered me a high school scholarship in the sisters of Mary school in Cavite,” he added. He said that the school was run by nuns, even though the school provided them with food, clothes and education it is lonely because they are not permitted to go outside. “actually all the students there were scholars,” he revealed. He said it was boring in the school, and he needed something to pass time, therefore, he joined the school’s swimming team. “I tried out for the swimming team in our school. They accepted me and taught me the proper ways of swimming. I was a swimmer for more than two years,” he said. Then he tried out at the track team that often competes in Manila every saturday or sunday with funding support from the Philippine amateur Track and Field association (PaTaFa). “There are lots who get scholarships in our school because we have a strong track team,” he said. “I tried out again as I have a friend who is part of the track team. I asked him to teach me how to run properly,” he added. after that, UsT saw him playing in a junior competition then a coach from the university approached him and asked if he wants to study in the university. He accepted the offer and then the coach told him to go to UsT after he graduates as they are given P 1,000 a month allowance including free board and lodging. However, the monthly allowance was not enough for school projects, therefore he does part time jobs or join fun runs. “I worked as a crew in MCdo before,” he said. “I also set up venues for fun runs.” He is now in his final year in the University and as an athlete for UaaP, he already finished his thesis last year and is on the lookout for work. [PNa]


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HE biggest city in Mindanao, Davao is positioned as the new tourist destination of south Koreans. Davao Regional Director art Boncato,Jr. ex-

pressed that Davao, being the third major gateway in the country, is getting around 8,000 Koreans in 2012. That is only around one percent of the over 1 Million south Koreans

who visited the country last year. The country breached the 4 M tourist arrival in 2012. south Korea set a new all-time high by supplying a total of 1,031,155

visitors or 24.13% of the total visitor volume to the Philippines. Registering 11.45% growth from 2012, south Korea remains the biggest market and the first to contribute

one million visitors. The DoT is working on a direct flight from Incheon to Davao under its Route Development Division of the DoT central office. “We have been doing a series of presentations and invitations to the airline companies. We are getting positive feedback. Jin air and Jeju air both expressed interest in conducting ocular visits. Early this year, the Busan air already did their own inspection,” Boncato added. The biggest tour operator of Korea, Hana Tours, sent their 10-man delegation shortly after the Davao Cultural Presentation in Korea last May-June 2012. Davao sent a 30 -man delegation to seoul for a series of activities including a month-long Food Festival at the Hilton Hotel and as the Philippine featured destination of the Korea World Travel Fair. series of school visits were also lined up for the voluntourism Program which is gaining grounds as three sets of thirty to fifty students already did their immersions in sta. Cruz and samal. The ateneo de

Davao University and sunmoon University of ansan City, so. Korea are set to enter an MoU for this voluntourism program. To position Davao more, several media entities were invited including bloggers to the Davao media tour last april-July to promote the region in Korea. Moreover, to create market demand, the DoT hosted a Korean Movie filming in Davao just recently top billed by Mr. seo, Inkook who is famous for his tv program Love Rain which is being shown over aBs-CBN. other stars in the movie are Mr. Lee, Jong seok who is lead of famous TC program secret Garden and Ms. Kwon Yoo Ri of the girl group Girl’s Generation. «This will make them see the beautiful beaches we have in samal as the story features the Pearl Farm,” Boncato said. The movie centers on swimming with scenes taken from Davao’s Marco Polo and Pearl Farm Beach resort to showcase our best beaches and facilities.

aLL centers in the country are expected to earn UsD15 billion by 2016 and employ 876,000 workers, an industry leader said. Contact Center association in the Philippines president Benedict Hernandez said call centers in the country generated UsD8.6 billion in revenues last year and is poised for another “successful high growth” this year. The CCaP is hosting the International Contact Center Conference and Expo, which will be held in Cebu for the first time from aug. 28 to 30. The venues are the shangrila-La’s Mactan Island Resort and spa in

Lapu-Lapu City and Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. The event is expected to draw in 2,500 participants from all over the globe, including chief executive officers of contact centers. CCaP already registered 900 confirmed delegates from Manila and other countries. He said they hope to get good attendance from Cebu stakeholders. CCaP chairman Raffy David said the international conference is the “best avenue” for Cebu to make its pitch to be a viable destination for contact center investment. Hernandez said the event will put Cebu in the

spotlight and push it to grow global. Call centers and other business process outsourcing firms in Cebu employ some 95,000 workers. The ICCCE 2013 carries the theme “Where the World Meets the Philippines.” ICCCE is the flagship event of the CCaP, the umbrella group of the Philippine contact center industry. CCaP has more than 90 global and local contact center members operating in the country, making up more than 80 percent of industry revenues and employing 497,000 professionals. [PNa]

Party on september 7 with MYMP, and Para Kanato! (employee recognition) on september 8. The EECoP, a legacy project of the late Escandor patriarch, Col. Emilio Escandor, will be held at Marahan in Marilog District

where outreach programs such as medical and dental mission and free haircut will be conducted. Mandaya 1545 Giveaway special, meanwhile, is a one-day only treat at Kamayo Café which has laid out its buffet table for P1,500

only for a group of five. The Zumba Party with David velez is also a first ever appearance by the zumba guru and fitness buffs and zumba enthusiasts are invited to join the workout for a minimal fee of P300. NJB

PICTURE PERFECT. an amazed tourist takes couple of photographs of Davao City’s famous Durian fruit at the Fountain Court of sM Lanang premier where a Durian Festival is being held. Lean Daval Jr.

Backpacks officially banned during kadayawan Festival

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aRRYING of backpacks will now be banned in all the city thoroughfares in the duration of the Kadayawan Festival as part of the strict security measures, according to superintendent Marvin Pepino, director for administration of the Davao City Police office. speaking at the “I-speak Forum,” he said uniformed police will be

responsible to approach violators who will be asked to open their back packs for investigation before they are lead to the police precinct for further investigation. Pepino said the ban on back packs applies to all even foreign visitors. “Even if the backpacker is far from the activity area, he will still be invited for questioning by police authorities,” he said.

Pepino clarified that those who merely pass by the city will no longer be invited for questioning in the precincts, instead they will be subjected for inspection on checkpoints. He said the police will look for ammonium nitrate and other components which can be used as improvised explosive device. [PIa 11/Joey sem G. Dalumpines]

Davao City despite threats to peace and order in neighboring cities in Mindanao. Banzon said occupancy rate rose to 54 percent last year, much of that is due to the improved peace and order in Davao City. Banzon said the 2012 revenues were thus far the highest in their 15-year operations going from as low as 37 percent. Meantime, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary, Mar Roxas during his visit to Davao City Wednesday told authorities that regional directors, provincial directors, and police station commanders are liable for

untoward incidents that will occur during the Kadayawan festivities. speaking on behalf of Davao City Police office chief Ronald dela Rosa, supt, Marvin Pepino in yesterday’s ispeak forum at the city hall said Roxas had discussed with them security measures not just in Davao, but in the entire country as well. He said Roxas told them that commanders are liable for untoward incidents during the Kadayawan. “That is why we should do our best in accordance with the security plan,” Pepino said, adding that the city will be safe because of the concerted

effort of all government agencies, local government units (LGUs), barangays, military, private sectors, and non-government offices (NGos). “However, we cannot cover all areas, which is why we should all help each other,” he said calling upon citizens to participate in securing the city. They planned for the security two months before the festivities and everything is in place, and even after the festivities are done, they will still be implementing security measures, including plainclothes personnel and their armed Forces of the Philippines (aFP) counterparts.

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Philhealth donates to Kids of Hope J

oY and laughter filled every corner of House of Hope (HoH) as children cancer patients showed a remarkable display of energy and enthusiasm during the recent Philhealth-DoH Run 2013 Turnover rites at Davao Children’s Cancer Fund Inc. (DCCFI) or Kids of Hope. Marking the corporation’s 18th year in the annals of public service, Philhealth staged the simultaneous nationwide running event last February 17 in 20 cities in the country; Davao was among the key sites in Mindanao. With over 5, 876 runners who amassed the successful event held in sM City Davao, more than P 1.4 million was generated. Fifty percent was given to the national beneficiaries while the other half – a total of P

721,557 was donated to DCCFI (Kids of Hope), as the then and now chosen regional beneficiary. In the turnover ceremony on July 26, Philhealth Region 11, represented by Management section Division chief atty. arneil subibi, formally conferred upon the proceeds of the run to Kids of Hope Program Director Dr. Mae Concepcion Dolendo together with the children, their parents and staff. Consistent with the run’s theme on mother and child care, Philhealth chose DCCFI as the run’s regional beneficiary to pursue an advocacy to alleviate the suffering caused by killer diseases such as cancer among the youth, especially the children. “Kami sa Philhealth nagatuo nga walay bata nga angay mag-antos su-

lod saiyang pagkabata, mao kami nagapasalamat sa tanang nagsuporta sa Philhealth Run kung diin kita tanan nakatabang kanila. (We, in Philhealth, believe that no child should suffer during the early stage of his/her childhood that is why we are thankful for everyone’s support in helping them.)”, atty. subibi said in his remarks. DCCFI was the same recipient during the first Philhealth sponsored Mindanao-wide Run in 2012. according to Dr. Dolendo, the proceeds from said event have gone a long way in increasing the survival rates of children by 50 % through subsidizing the cost of medicines, laboratory exams, chemotherapy, allowance and patient support, as well as improvement of treatment facilities, among

others. “It warms the heart. Philhealth run will always be one of the most memorable for us,” Dr. Dolendo said. In the same statement, she expressed her deepest gratitude to Philhealth for its serious efforts in going over and above what is expected of them and recognized the program enhancement of Philheath Z benefits for members who suffer from catastrophic illnesses such as cancer and chronic heart diseases. Meanwhile, the kids of hope rendered an action song towards the end of the program to express their own share of gratitude to the Philhealth staff and to everyone who tirelessly show support and care for them. [PaU-PRo 11/Kleah Dublin]

REPUBLIC oF THE PHILIPPINEs REGIoNaL TRIaL CoURT 11TH JUDICIaL REGIoN OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT-SHERIFF Davao CITY

NATIONAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION (NHMFC) Mortgagee, -versusEJF-REM CASE NO. 14, 331-13 JONATHAN F. GUTIERREZ married to Vilma B. Gutierrez Mortgagor/s. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under act 3135, as amended, filed by the above-mentioned mortgagee against Jonathan F. Gutierrez married to Vilma B. Gutierrez with postal address at Gallera de oro subd. Lot 05 Blk.21, Bago Davao City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of August 31, 2012 amounted to Php 643,976.04, Philippine Currency, plus other legal expenses incident to foreclosure and sale; the undersigned sheriff Iv of Regional Trial Court, Davao City; the undersigned will sell at public auction on August 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland ,Davao City to the highest bidder for Cash or MaNaGER’s CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property together with all the improvements thereon, to wit: Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-236659 “A parcel of land (Lot 5, Blk. 21xxx) situated in the Barangay of Bago City of Davao, Island of Mindanao xxx. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) SQUARE METERS, more or less xxx.” all sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date.

That in the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on September 27, 2013 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the titles herein described real property/ies and the encumbrances thereon , if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, July 23, 2013.

FoR THE EX-oFFICIo sHERIFF: (SGD) DEXTER P. SALCEDO Sheriff IV

Noted by:

(SGD) ATTY. EDIPOLO P. SARABIA, JR. Clerk of Court vI & Ex-officio Provincial sheriff 8/9/16/23

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that an ExtraJudicial settlement of Estate of the late saBINo RECoRBa BaRIMBao, leaving a parcel of land covered with Transfer Certificate Title No. T-239995 has been EXTRaJUDICIaLLY sETTLED, executed, among his heirs , per Doc. 66 No., Page No. 14, Book No. III, series of 2013, of the NoTaRY PUBLIC aNGEL E. FERNaNDEZ. 8/9,16,23

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that an affidavit of adjudication by sole heir of the late ERIC YaP ENRILE , leaving a parcel of land covered with Transfer Certificate Title No. T-350741 has been EXTRa-JUDICIaLLY sETTLED, executed, per Doc. No.314, Page No. 63, Book No. 88, series of 2012, of the NoTaRY PUBLIC FELIZaRDo a. NaJERa 8/9/16/23


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vER the last nine years, Facebook has grown from a small social networking site originally intended for college students into a worldwide platform that is now used not only by private users, but by some of the world’s largest corporations. In asia, the Philippines currently tops the list of Facebook users with 30 million accounts and 92.2% penetration rate. However, with the enormous expansion and popularity of Facebook comes increased concerns over the privacy it offers to its users. In fact, the extreme popularity of this social networking site makes it one of the most dangerous places on the Internet. according to Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of security and threat management solutions, it may be time to reevaluate your favorite social media channel and think about whether there is a need to deactivate or permanently delete your Facebook account to reduce the risk of a privacy breach. But when do you actually deactivate or delete your Facebook account? Privacy should be a key factor in considering if a Facebook account should be deleted, deactivated or if simple changes on account

and privacy settings should only be made. a recent incident was reported lately about the leak of information of at least 6 million users from Facebook. It was faulted on a coding error in Facebook, which allowed unauthorized downloading of other people’s information using Facebook’s own Download Your Information (DYI) tool. Facebook blocked the DYI tool as soon as the leakage was discovered. But when it’s about the Internet, even a few minutes is already worth several days. once leaked, the data is made public online forever. “This is one of the demonstrations that even the best cloud services like Facebook are not flawless. Therefore, every user should have a plan of action in case of a crash,” wrote serge Malenkovich in the Kaspersky Lab Daily blog. “as safe as one may feel with the privacy settings that they have set up for their accounts, one should always be aware of the dangers that lurk when it comes to sharing information on Facebook,” added Kaspersky Lab Daily’s Cassie Bodnar. one major consideration in deleting a Facebook account is if a user is absolutely certain of what

Facebook would be doing to information from their users. Facebook’s Data Use Policy states it is constantly collecting your personal information to bring you better, more targeted advertising and to improve your overall user experience. But, in doing so, it may also be compromising your privacy. Malenkovich suggested the following ways to protect information stored in social networking sites like Facebook. · Use a trusted e-mail address to receive notifications from social networks. You’ll need a separate email to communicate with your colleagues and friends. You also need another highly secure account to receive letters from your bank and other important institutions. · Consider having a separate cell phone number for important information. · There is always a possibility of error. If you made some post or photo to be viewed by “Friends” only or even “Private,” it doesn’t guarantee that no one will ever see it. It is best to share sensitive items in person, or by means of direct communication. · If you store data in a cloud-based service like Facebook only for yourself, consider encrypting it.


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Café Asia: Dimsum House

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ith the many establishments, café and restaurants in the metro, you will surely have a hard time choosing the best for your growing appetite. Be it for a family affair or a simply get together between friends, the city a definite gastronomical hub.

Foreign and local brands have taken our palates by storm. With world class menu to satisfy our every craving, there is really more than what our baby fats have bargained for. Last July 19, 2013, Café Asia: Dimsum house opened its doors to the people of Davao. With their relaxing ambience and “nakakagutom” interiors, you will surely have a hard time sticking to your diets. Fried Shrimp Roll this crunchy roll is an explosion of flavors with every bite. the sauce makes this more flavorful but not nakaka-umay. have this while it’s hot, with or without rice. Remember to share though. Seafood Spinach Soup the vegetable goodness and the exquisite taste is unlike any other. A fan of spinach soup, i love the smooth glide of

Fried Shrimp Roll.

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flavors in my mouth. Steamed Chicken with Ham and Black Mushroom healthier version of chicken, the steamy and raw flavor of chicken could be tasted with every bite. With the black mushroom and ham, this is one sure fire hit dish for all. Pork Spareribs with Special Sauce the tasty and delectably juicy spareribs is one dish that you should look forward to. More so, the sauce adds another level of flavor that is so hard to resist. Beef Steak Chinese Style A personal favorite, the beef strips are as soft and juicy as cotton. it simply melts in your mouth. the chinese style sauce with the fresh onion rings simply makes this a definite best seller. take my word for it! Sautéed Shrimp Salad The flavor of shrimp in your palate enables you to

Fish Sillet with Beancurd in Hot Pot enjoy the sea with every bite. Savor the simplicity of shrimp and the flavors of the salad in a spoonful. Fish Fillet with Beancurd in Hot Pot Dory fish fillet cooked in a hot pot is simply heaven on earth. the beancurd and sauce is simply divine to the palate. Munch on them and fall in love with dory all over again! Mixed Vegetables with

Seafood and Quail Eggs For the veggie lovers, this one is for you. i simply love the crunchy and chunky vegetable pieces with the mild clear sauce and seafood pieces – a tasty one dish meal! Mixed Meat Stir Fried Noodles i love this simply because it tasted and smelled so good. The flavors were simply divine – not too overpowering and not too bland. Yang Chow Fried Rice Authentic to the core. the mixture of this dish is simply something to look forward to. Buko Pandan with Vanilla Ice Cream this is incomparable. the simplicity of this dish makes this all the more delicious. the vanilla ice cream is the best topping! So, if you have been drooling over my feature, head off to Café Asia: Dimsum house at the Metro Lifestyle Complex F. torres Street, Corner E. Jacinto Extension, Davao City 8000. For reservations, call them up at tel. No(s): (082) 300-5245 or (082) 295-6995. See you there!

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HIS year’s Pamulak Kadayawan (floral float parade) on August 18 will b e limited to only 58 entries, but the winning float takes home a whopping half-million pesos in cold cash. Aside from sbortening the parade lone, another major change is the prohibition of slogans against the government. Speaking at the iSpeak forum at the city hall yesterday, Mike Aportadera of Duaw Dabaw, the organizing arm of the Kadayawan Festival, said that there would be less than a hundred participants in this year’s Pamulak (float parade) compared to last year’s 300. There will only be 58 participants, according to organizers Wednesday. In the float competition. the three categories according to size are – Big, Small, Non-motorized two-wheeled. As of Wednesday, the Big category had only Jimm’s Coffee registered, while ten were listed under the Small category, and in the non-motorized two wheeled

category, four are registered. For the non competing participants, four registered for Big, 11 for Small, six for the non-motorized two wheeled category, 18 band, and four tribes. The Pamulak Kadayawan Grand Floral Float Parade is a parade of florally-dressed floats of various shapes and sizes showcasing the abundant vegetation of the Davao region under this year’s theme: “Ensuring Enduring Goodness.” Aportadera said that, because of Davao’s situation (security issues) and the late announcement of the event there are less participants in this year’s Pamulak. He said the guidelines used last year remain, but there will be revisions prohibiting slogans against the government and slogans that have derogatory meaning that tend to incite oppression. However, slogans that are protective of nature are welcome. Aportadera said, “the cash prizes are more than enough,

with P500,000 for the winner in the Big category. The second prize is P200,000, the third place prize is P100,000, and P50,000 as consolation prize

for two contingents. Some participants in the Small-category are considering transferring to the Big category. In the Small category, first place prize is p150,000, second

- P100,000, 3rd is - P50,000, and P25,000 for two concolation prizes. In the Non-Motorized two wheeled category, first prize is P50,000, second P25,000, third

P10,000, and P5,000 each as consolation prize for two. “The Pamulak Kadayawan is good to go, but with the help of the citizens, we will be 101 percent prepared,” Aportadera said.


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There’s no plate like home By NEILWIN JoSEPH L. BRaVo njb@edgedavao.net

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HERE’S nothing like home-style cooking, and as they say, wherever we, Pinoys, may go, our palate always leads us home.

“We always look forward to coming home to Pinoy cooking,” says Cathy Binag, co-owner of The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge which sits on a former American company office built in 1938 overlooking J.P. Laurel Avenue. By this time, the restaurant no longer needs much introduction. Binag’s creations have captured the taste buds of even the most discriminating celebrity palates like Kris Aquino’s as well as Davao’s dining crowd. So after falling in love with TWH’s degustation feasts, bento boxes, pure beef burgers and green tea cheese cake, the next thrill fits just right with Davao’s feast—Kadayawan flavors. Instead of the traditional street dancers gyrating to the rich beat of bass, clear the table and make way for TWH’s Kadayawan home-style cooking parade. Treat yourself to Davao’s signature Tuna Kinilaw this time with a beautiful twist and an aromatic kick as it is known as The White House Kinilaw. Then there’s the All-Veggie Fried Lumpia in “Pinakurat” Vinegar, which is good for those who want a fill of their vegetables. It’s a different lumpia—a spring roll version of mentos candy. Soft and chewy inside and crunchy outside. Next comes the Daing Na Bangus Belly with Salted Egg--another winner as it best brings out the flavor and taste of Bangus cultured in Davao’s fresh waters. After feasting on this to-die-for belly, you would never wish your bangus will have flat abs again. Ever. Next in line is the classic Binagoongang Baboy that tastes like no

other. Ahhh, forget about diet for once. Sinful but heavenly. There’s the danger of falling in love with this so much you’ll find yourself pinching the crunchy strands and crumbs. Smile as you lick your fingers clear of the binagoongan crumbs. Now you’re ready to sink your teeth into the wonderful taste of the “Real Kare-Kare” made with sautéed roasted rice, Ox tail,Ox tipe, with separate peanut sauce and steamed vegetables. Chef Cathy took six hours to cook this one. “It is not your everyday KareKare as it is home-cooked and made from scratch. The process is too tedious and time-consuming but it is, of course, cooked with so much passion and love so that you would really taste the difference of a Kare-Kare that is traditional and authentic,” says Ms. Binag. And now, meet your match— the ‘not your usual adobo’ fare with ‘Twice-Cooked Adobo ala TBF.’ Not the usual means a combo of Pork Pata Front with Pork Belly and Mashed Liver. Wrap this up with the famous Cheesecake, French Toast, or Banoffee tart—all creations of chef Justin Sison. You’ll love August, for all these reasons. And you’ll love coming home to The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge as it joins in the monthlong festivity with this food festival so special that would make Kadayawan sa Dabaw more flavorful for its Kadayawan sa Dabaw feast offering. Indeed, there’s no PLATE like home.


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hOiCES of Filipino dishes will be featured this August in time for the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival where most of the restaurants and hotels in the city showcase all about Kadayawan festivities for a celebration of nature’s bountiful harvest of the land and sea. Offering an array of sumptuous and delicious Filipino fare, like the case of “the White house” where it treats diners that would make one want for more of its Kadayawan sa Dabaw Feast offering. the White house co-owner Cathy Binag said diners could delightfully sink their teeth into the wonderful taste of the “Real Kare-Kare” made with sauteed roasted rice, Ox tail, Ox tripe with separate peanut sauce and steamed vegetables. “it is home-cooked and made from scratch,” she said. there is also the “twiced-Cooked Adobo ala tBF” which consists of Pork Pata Front with Pork Belly and Mashed Liver. And the tuna Kinilaw that

Davao is known for but the Kinilaw here comes with a twist and aromatic kick known as “the White house Kinilaw”, she added. During the Kadayawan this August, she said they offer the “All Veggie Fried Lumpia in Pinakurat Vinegar”, “Daing Na Bangus Belly with Salted Egg”, and the “Classic Binagoongang Baboy”. Binag said all the ingredients, the vegetables, meat and fishes are all sourced out here that are produced locally in Davao. Meanwhile, a ten-day Durian Festival is taking place at SM Lanang Premier with 10 durian growers participating. Candelario Micolob, president of the Davao Durian Council said the festival which kicked-off last August 10 will run until August 25. Micolob said the event showcases different varieties of the fruit with its inherent characteristics. A farm tour is also being provided for those interested and learn more about Durian. he said the festival is

FINAL TOUCHES. A man who is part of a team commissioned to prepare the Rizal Park stage and to install buntings for the Kadayawan Festival does small repairs two days before the culmination of the biggest festival in Mindanao. Lean Daval Jr. their initial step of a series of marketing activities that the industry is going to undertake. At the festival, visitors could feast on Durian at affordable prices with initial price that ranges between

P30 to P35 per kilo. At SM City Davao in Ecoland, the agri-trade fair is set up where different flowers are on display. the month long agritrade fair is one of the most-anticipated events

of the Kadayawan festival for both Dabawenyos and those coming from other places. Davao City’s best agricultural products including fruit seedlings, ornamental flowers are among those

on display for sale. this is where the city’s best flowers, ornamentals, fruit seedlings, and herbs are displayed and orchid enthusiasts will get the best and the newest of varieties. [PNA]


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ARAW NG KADAYAWAN MESSAGE MALUGOD PO KAMING BUMABATI SA IKA 28th TAONG PAGDIRIWANG NG MGA DABAWENYO NG ARAW NG KADAYAWAN. ITO PO AY ISANG MAGANDANG PAGKAKATAON NA MAIPAKITA AT MAIPAGMALAKI NATIN ANG MASAGANANG ANI NG ATING MGA MAGSASAKA. SANA’Y PATULOY PO NATING SUPORTAHAN ANG MGA PANGUNAHING PROGRAMANG PANG AGRIKULTURA NI PANGULONG BENIGNO “NOYNOY’ AQUINO AT SECRETARY PROCESO J. ALCALA LALONG-LALO NA ANG “AGRI-PINOY” AT SABAY DIN PO NATING IPAGDIWANG ANG NATIONAL YEAR OF RICE (NYR 2013). MITHIIN PO NATIN ANG MAKAMIT ANG KASARINLAN SA BIGAS UPANG HIGIT NA MAPAUNLAD AT MAPABUTI ANG KITA NG ATING MGA MAGSASAKA AT MAPAGTIBAY NATIN ANG ATING EKONOMIYA. INAASAHAN PO NAMIN SA KAGAWARAN NA MAGING MASAYA AT MAPAYAPA ANG PAGDIRIWANG NA ITO. SALAMAT PO AT MABUHAY ANG ARAW NG KADAYAWAN!

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Exploring the fruits of Kadayawan By BaI FauzIaH FatIMa SINSuat aMBoLoDto

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A DAYAW Dabaw! happy Kadayawan, everyone!

August simply means Kadayawan. Moreover, when you say Kadayawan, it is not just about events and festivities all around the City. it also means that time of the year where you can sample, eat and hoard on the many flavors of Kadawayan – the food way. Given our rich natural resources, we can mix, match and concoct as many dishes as we want with our staples. however, let us not stick to the usual and explore the endless possibilities of our homegrown flavors. Today, let us find ways and put our zesty fruits to good use –aside from being a dessert, that is. Serve them as side dishes or dips or even part of the entrée. Surely, with the zesty treats lining up our streets and the many ingredients readily available in our stores, you can make something out of the ordinary. Do not limit yourself.

Explore! try these amazing recipes for the festivities. happy cooking! tropical Fruit Salsa (Romesco Salsa) for grilled fish, prawns or chicken. Marinade your fish or meat pieces with just salt, pepper and a chug of good olive oil. Grill but do not burn. Keep your pieces tender and juicy in the inside but not raw. Meanwhile, finely chop the flesh of 1 small ripe mango and put it in a bowl. halve 1 small ripe papaya, remove the seeds, finely chop and add to the mango. Cut chili (if fresh is not available, use ½ tbsp chili paste or sauce) finely and stir into chopped fruits. Keep the seeds if you want it hot, otherwise, discard. Add chopped fresh coriander to the bowl and mix gently. Add lemon rind and juice of ½ lemon. Pomelo Salad with Bagoong dip. in a clean bowl, place trimmed, peeled, skinned and cleaned pomelo pulp. Mix in diced 1 red bell pepper, 3 stalks of chopped scallion stalks (sibuyas dahon) and 1 medium chopped red on-

ion. Mix until blended. Set aside and chill. Meanwhile, do the dressing. Place 2 tablespoon sweetened bagoong or shrimp paste in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of fragrant olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, dash of ground black pepper,

ground saffron and garlic powder. Juice halve of dayap and mix. Blend well until incorporated. Serve on the side or drizzled over the pomelo. Garnish with chopped nuts and garlic chips. Banana Avocado Dip.

in a clean bowl, combine 2 chunked very ripe banana (preferably tundan) and 1 medium size very ripe pitted avocado. Mash together until well combined. Depending on your preference, you can leave it with chunks. Add 1 ripe diced,

peeled and seeded tomato. Set aside. in another bowl, mix juice of halved dayap, zest of a half dayap, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well until well incorporated. Mix together the banana and avocado and dressing. Combine well. Serve chilled over grilled fish or over bistek tagalong. Add clarified butter and chill. Serve as cold butter over a hot entrée. Shout out to my Just Simply Outsourcing Worldwide mates! Do you want to be a part of Davao’s thursday habit? Send me your recipes, questions, suggestions and comments and be featured. if you are interested, then email me at bffsa457@gmail.com or visit www.chefroyale.com for more recipes. Follow me on instagram: @herroyalheiress!


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SM Lanang Premier promotes Davao’s durian at 2-week festival Last saturday, august 10, the durian Industry Council of davao City, in partnership with the department of tourism region XI and sM Lanang Premier, launched the Kadayawan durian Festival at the Fountain Court, sM Lanang Premier, to boost awareness and promotion on davao’s pride fruit.

DA Regional Executive Director Remelyn Recoter speaks during the opening of the Kadayawan Durian Festival.

Coinciding with the city’s annual Kadayawan celebration, the Kadayawan durian Festival is the major showcase of fresh durian varieties being propagated by key players in the durian industry. It aims to promote the production and market value of the ‘king of fruits’ and draws attention to its significance in local and international trade.

Davao City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Agriculture Marissa Salvador-Abella and guests sample the fresh durian served at the Fresh durian varieties are served to the guests at the launch of the Kadayawan Durian Festival. launch of the Kadayawan Durian Festival.

Guests enjoy the all-you-can-eat durian session at the Fountain Court, SM Lanang Premier.

DA Regional Executive Director Remelyn Recoter and Davao City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Agriculture Marissa Salvador-Abella lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Kadayawan Durian Festival. Together with them are DOT Region XI Spokesperson Eden David, Durian Industry Council Chair Larry Miculob, SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Engr. Therese Lapeña-Manalo and SM Supermalls AVP for Marketing-Mindanao Russel Alaba. The Kadayawan durian Festival also encourages davaoeños and tourists alike to support and better appreciate the unique taste and characteristics of durian. department of agriculture regional Executive director remelyn recoter, davao City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on agriculture Marissa salvador-abella, department of tourism region XI spokesperson Eden david, durian Industry Council Chair Larry Miculob, sM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Engr. Therese Lapeña-Manalo and sM supermalls aVP for Marketing russel alaba formally launched the festival. during the event, durian lovers and enthusiasts could get a taste of fresh durians at Php40/kilo and indulge in all-you-can-eat durian sessions at only Php150. durian by-products such as jam, candies, tarts and other davao fruits such as mangosteen, marang, pomelo are also being sold at the Kadayawan durian Festival. The event is open to the public and will run at the Fountain Court, sM Lanang Premier from august 10-25.

This red-fleshed variant is one of the unique durian species being showcased at the Kadayawan Durian Festival.

DA Regional Executive Director Remelyn Recoter and DOT Region XI Spokesperson Eden David at the Kadayawan Durian Festival at SM Lanang Premier.


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This year, give your Kadayawan experience a more flavorful dimension at Café Marco at the Marco Polo Davao from august 13-18, 2013. Feast on the favorite of every Filipino household, hinornong Kambing, Pritong Lapu-Lapu na may Tausi, hinornong Baka, Lechon B a b o y , sinugbang Panga and Tuna Belly at Buntot. savor that certain mystique that s u r ro u n d s Davao with the special dinner buffet at only Php 990 net per person. For reservations and inquiries please call (82) 221-0888 local 7222 or 7223.

Blue Room launches Search is on for next Zaijian Jaranilla Prohibition Saturdays

aBs-CBN is opening its doors to talented little boys, aged 4 to 7, who can match or even beat the acting talent of awardwinning Kapamilya child wonder Zaijian Jaranilla. The network will hold auditions this saturday (august 17) at the center road of aBs-CBN Complex, Mother ignacia avenue, Quezon City. The auditions will be held from 9 am to 3pm. applicants are required to bring bio-data, as well as close-up and whole body pictures. For more details, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

GET A CHANCE TO VISIT LEGOLAND. Don’t miss The SM Store’s Toon Shoe Craze: Win a Trip to LEGOLAND Promo! For a minimum purchase of Php 1,000.00 from the character brands of the Children’s Shoes Department, you get a chance to win 1 of 3 Legoland packages for a family of 3 with 3 days and 2 night accommodations in Malaysia. Promo is until August 31, 2013.

WhEn apo View hotel’s Blue room called on dabawenyos to fight for their right to party, this call did not go unheeded. Partyphiles trooped to Blue room last august 10 for the launching of Prohibition saturdays, a weekly soiree featuring the city’s finest indie acts, guest dJs, and special offers on cocktails, shots and beers. Kicking off the first of this saturdays series was a 1920’s-themed launch event, where guests enjoyed the music of Kwatro Medya, The sound of Go, and a dJ set by Cheekie albay of hiphouse. to celebrate the launch, Blue room gave away freebies, such as free drinks for early birds who came before 9:00 PM and free shots for ladies who came before 10:00 PM. The Prohibition era in 1920’s was a particularly interesting time in american history, especially in terms of music, fashion,

Kwatro Medya.

Camille Porras, Victor Calamba, Pam Grapa Overly. Chris Pamintuan and Kyrie Genolos.

Jo-Ann Pamintuan with Angel Aquino and friend. and partying. some would say the same can be said about davao these days, but hey, let’s not go there. Let’s just say Prohibition saturdays is an avenue for the party-loving crowd to

Cheekie Albay of Hiphouse (Photo by Amy Baird)

enjoy good music, classic cocktails, and have a roaring good time. special promos on drinks are also offered every saturday, such as 50% off on selected cocktails for the ladies, local beers are only P50, Margarita pitchers go for P500, and buyone-get-one on tequila shots the whole night. On august 17, the Kadayawan edition of Prohibition saturdays will surely be a riot with one of the country’s most solid hard rock bands, razorback, taking the stage. a cover charge of P250 gets you in and includes one free beer.

Gig starts at 9:00PM with local indie Britpop band, Lucas, opening the show. Blue room is located at the ground floor of apo View hotel, an iconic local landmark in davao City with a history spanning 65 years. Blue room follows the success of the hotel’s famous night spots, such as One down disco and Penec Bar in the 1980’s, spam’s and Pag-asa Bar in the 1990’s, and Liquid in the 2000’s. For updates on Prohibition Saturdays, check out Blue Room’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blueroom.apoviewhotel.


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GMA Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and My Husband’s Lover cast here for Kadayawan 2013 The BiggesT festivity down south is about to get more spectacular as gMa Network, through its regional arm, gMa regional TV, brings its top-rating primetime programs along with its brightest stars in this year’s celebration of the annual Kadayawan Festival. Jumpstarting the series of exciting events is the muchawaited visit of the cast of television’s constantly trending, phenomenal primetime drama My husband’s Lover. Lead stars Carla abellana, Tom rodriguez, and Dennis Trillo, together with co-star Bettina Carlos all drop by Brgy. rafael Castillo Covered Court in agdao, Davao City today, august 15, at 2pm for a Kapuso Barangayan. Come 4pm, the stars then proceed to the Kadayawan hall at the NCCC Mall of Davao to meet and greet their Davaoeño supporters via a Kapuso Mall show. The next day, august 16, Friday, back-to-back Kapuso Mall shows with the engaging eat Bulaga dabarkads are sure to add extra fun to the city’s merrymaking. at 4pm, allan K. and gladys guevarra stage a round of performances at the activity Center of the NCCC Mall of Davao followed by another mall show featuring comedic duo Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola together with ruby rodriguez and Pauleen Luna which starts at 6pm at The annex of sM City Davao. On august 17, saturday, the freshest faces of primetime TV—anna Karenina’s Krystal reyes, Barbie Forteza, Joyce Ching and Derrick Monasterio—invade Juliville subdivision Covered Court in Brgy. Tigatto, Davao City, for a Kapuso Barangayan at 10am. Their next stop is

a Kapuso Mall show at the atrium of the gaisano Mall of Davao at 2pm. and after her recent renewal of an exclusive contract with the Network, Marian rivera is set to make Kapusong Davaoeños fall in love with her all the more as she personally extends her gratitude to her followers in a fans’ day happening at the gaisano Mall of Davao’s atrium at 4pm of saturday, august 17. Meanwhile, gMa News and Public affairs (N&Pa) of gMa TV Davao offers a two-part live coverage of the indak indak sa Kadalan streetdancing Competition happening at roxas avenue to rizal Park, scheduled on the same day at 7am and 10:30am via all gMa Mindanao stations: gMa TV Davao, gMa TV general santos and gMa TV Cagayan de Oro. Come sunday, august 18, the Crown Jewel of Mindanao wakes up to gMa’s newest primetime offering akin Pa rin ang Bukas with stars Cesar Montano, Lovi Poe, rocco Nacino, solenn heussaff, and Charrie Pineda participating in the Pamulak Parade aboard a gMa float that is to take the main road from roxas avenue to rizal Park.

said parade begins at 7am and ends at 12 noon, with matching gMa N&Pa live coverage: Kadayawan Primer at 7:30am; Kalingawan sa Kadayawan at 8:30am; and gMa Kapuso sa Kadayawan at 9:30 am all through gMa TV Davao. Cesar, Lovi, rocco, solenn, and Charrie also highlight a Kapuso Mall show come 4pm of the same day at the activity Center of abreeza Mall.

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“JUAN DELA CRUZ” PROVES HIS SUPER POWERS IN KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL. Drama King and “Juan dela Cruz” lead star Coco Martin is set to prove his super powers in charming the hearts of Kapamilya Davaoeños in the upcoming grand celebration of the 2013 Kadayawan Festival. Coco and his co-stars Arron Villaflor and Neil Coleta are part of ABS-CBN’s Kadayawan event titled ‘Salamat, Kapamilya’ that will happen this Sunday (August 18), 5pm, at the Gaisano Mall in Davao City. Meanwhile, “Juan dela Cruz” continues to keep TV viewers hooked every night with heart-pounding scenes especially now that Juan (Coco) has already discovered that he is destined to be the ‘Anak ng Dilim.’ Will Juan turn his back on his father Samuel (Albert Martinez) to continue his mission as the cross’ sole protector? Or will he choose to crossover to the dark side? Don’t miss the exciting adventures of Philippine television’s favorite superhero “Juan dela Cruz” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

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Bistro Group celebrates Kadayawan with great value treats

aLL Three restaurants by the Bistro group here in Davao are joining the merriment of Kadayawan with unique food offerings and treats. Chill out with friends this Kadayawan at Tgi Friday’s by availing Tgi Friday’s buy 1 take 1 on selected cocktails from august 12 to 18. Treat your loved ones with half-price best seller Friday’s Ball Park Nachos all day on august 16. Tgi Friday’s is ground floor abreeza Mall J.P. Laurel street Davao City. in here it’s always FriDay. enjoy the Kadayawan Festival with a glass of Borabora sangria & Calamari Piccolo for only P195 at italianni’s. save as much as P225 by visiting italianni’s restaurant. ground floor abreeza Mall J.P. Laurel street Davao City. eat, Drink, and be italian this Kadayawan. going Korean? Check out the Bulgogi Brothers’ P500 discount voucher that can be used with a minimum purchase of 1,500 per table visit and 50% off voucher on signature Bulgogi Dishes. get vouchers by visiting The sM store Lanang and information booth anywhere within the mall. experience authentic Korean BBQ restaurant. 2nd level Fountain Court sM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel ave. Davao City. Make your Kadayawan dining experience extra enjoyable with the Bistro group of restaurants.

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