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Davao Oriental marks anniversary of Million Trees Movement


    Hundreds of government employees from local and national government agencies in this province converged in Mati City on June 22 to plant more trees to mark the third anniversary of the Million Trees Movement (MTM) of Davao Oriental.
    In Memorandum Order No. 31 issued by Governor Corazon T. Nuñez-Malanyaon dated June 15, all government agencies are asked to participate in this year’s tree-planting activity also as part of the week-long celebration of the 45th Araw ng Davao Oriental on July 1.
    Every June 22 each year is declared as tree-planting day all over the province, pursuant to Executive Order No. 06, series of 2009.
    Claudio Mirafuentes and Cesar Lanos, both of the Environment and Natural Resources Office, Capitol Covered Court, Mati City, can be contacted for inquiries on this activity. (IPID News/PIA XI)

Davao Oriental guv hits PNP chief

Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon has gone ballistic against Philippine National Police director general Jesus Verzosa who tagged her province, along with Ilocos Norte, as “one of the most dangerous places for journalists in the country” after the killing of radio broadcaster Jessie Camangyan.

Camangyan was shot dead in Manay, Davao Oriental on June 14. On June 15, broadcaster Jovelito Agustin was also shot dead in Laoag.

In reports in the newspapers following the twin killings, Verzosa said that “Ilocos Norte and Davao Oriental are dangerous to journalists based on recent incidents of killings.”

Malanyaon said the tag was unfair and has formally lodged a complaint with Verzosa. Your statement enraged me and is most unfair not only to me as the governor but to the entire populace of Davao Oriental,” said Malanyaon in her letter to Verzosa.

Malanyaon said: “First and foremost, the death of Camangyan has never been proven as being related to his job as a blocktimer commentator in a radio station in Mati City.”

“No less than your subordinates here in Davao Oriental could attest that there are far more motives that could be attributed to the broadcaster’s death and not just the issue on alleged illegal logging activities here,” she said.

“I am equally appalled by your statement considering the fact that the Camangyan incident is the first and only recorded attack against a journalist in my province. How can you declare that one death of a media practitioner already makes the entire province a dangerous place for journalists?” she added.

Davao Oriental is no match to the number of recorded attacks against journalists in other areas, Malanyaon told Verzosa.

She said Verzosa robbed people of Davao Oriental the chance to promote our province through the media and destroyed the good image we have been building for years as a tourist and investment haven.

Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon has gone ballistic against Philippine National Police director general Jesus Verzosa who tagged her province, along with Ilocos Norte, as “one of the most dangerous places for journalists in the country” after the killing of radio broadcaster Jessie Camangyan.

Camangyan was shot dead in Manay, Davao Oriental on June 14. On June 15, broadcaster Jovelito Agustin was also shot dead in Laoag.

In reports in the newspapers following the twin killings, Verzosa said that “Ilocos Norte and Davao Oriental are dangerous to journalists based on recent incidents of killings.”

Malanyaon said the tag was unfair and has formally lodged a complaint with Verzosa. Your statement enraged me and is most unfair not only to me as the governor but to the entire populace of Davao Oriental,” said Malanyaon in her letter to Verzosa.

Malanyaon said: “First and foremost, the death of Camangyan has never been proven as being related to his job as a blocktimer commentator in a radio station in Mati City.”

“No less than your subordinates here in Davao Oriental could attest that there are far more motives that could be attributed to the broadcaster’s death and not just the issue on alleged illegal logging activities here,” she said.

“I am equally appalled by your statement considering the fact that the Camangyan incident is the first and only recorded attack against a journalist in my province. How can you declare that one death of a media practitioner already makes the entire province a dangerous place for journalists?” she added.

Davao Oriental is no match to the number of recorded attacks against journalists in other areas, Malanyaon told Verzosa.

She said Verzosa robbed people of Davao Oriental the chance to promote our province through the media and destroyed the good image we have been building for years as a tourist and investment haven.

Malanyaon praised for environment plan

GOV. CORA: In defense of Mother Earth

 The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has nothing but praise for Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon and her environmental protection program.

DENR  regional director Emmanuel Isip particularly lauded Malanyaon for her strong commitment for the success of the implementation of the six-year Asian Development Bank-funded US$62-million Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project (ICRMP).

Davao Oriental is lucky to get the fund, the only province selected by ADB in Mindanao, according to Isip, who thanked Malanyaon for her concern for the environment.

Seven towns—Baganga, Mati, Tarragona, Manay, Cateel, Caraga and Boston—have been selected for the implementation aiming to enhance marine resources and reduce poverty through sustainable management of resources in coastal communities.

The project started in 2007 and will end in 2012.

Aside from the funding, Malanyaon credited the success of the ICRMP dedication, commitment and the political will of the provincial leadership to make the program a big success.  

ONE SMILE, ONE HEART, ONE MIND: Davao Oriental’s secret to unity and progress

Even as politics is heating up with feverish crescendo, the people of Davao Oriental are an enviable lot: their governor is running for reelection without opposition, giving her time to continue to pursue her vision for the province.

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This welcome political reality augurs well for her flagship program “One Smile, One Heart, and One Mind for Davao Oriental” that has unified the entire political spectrum of the province into a cohesive and solid force of developmental cooperation.

 

The program has tempered the political situation in relation to the coming May elections, with most candidates running under a single administration “dream team.”

Credit this to Governor Corazon Malanyaon’s diplomacy. In Davao Oriental, the coming election is a no-contest but just another political exercise for unity for the province’s progress and development. No blood. No hatred.

“I am happy that we are still bonded with the dream for Davao Oriental, as I dream of Davao Oriental to be food sufficient, dwelled with healthy and literate people, enjoying the benefits of infrastructure development, and living peacefully in a place and structure they can call home,” Malanyaon said.

Without an opponent, Gov. Malanyaon is taking everything in its proper perspective, as far as politics is concerned.

“After filing our certificates of candidacy, there is still a lot of work to be done. We cannot afford to do things in mediocrity, to be occupied with other things than work. I believe that there is always a time for everything,” she said.

Known as a leader with a big heart, Gov. Malanyaon credits his performance to her experience in local governance and draws inspiration from success stories of others.

“I am always inspired with success stories that started from humble pre-beginnings, because it takes courage, perseverance, and determination to make it against all odd,” she said.

For the governor, a leader who rises from the top amid the acid tests of time is a leader who is seasoned with time and has a vivid vision of how to lead.

Her principle of governance revolves around community consultation and meeting people to hear their woes.

This is precisely the reason why she often goes to the barangays, see how the projects and programs of the provincial government are implemented to address the needs of the constituents.

“Honestly, I really feel more comfortable being with the people in the barangay. I consider it equally or even more important than doing office works because I get to see them from where they are. That is why I see to it that should my schedule allow, I will glady oblige to invitations from the barangays, especially those concerning the farmers,” she added.

 

P30M water projects in two Davao Oriental towns opened

GOVERNOR ON THE GO. Corazon Malanyaon is leading her once impoverished province to become one of the Davao Region’s bustling communities. KeithBacongcophoto

Gov. Corazon Malanyaon recently led the groundbreaking ceremony for a water supply expansion and improvement projects in the municipalities of Lupon and San Isidro, this province, funded and technically supervised by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).

The P18-million water grant was given to the municipality of Lupon while the town of San Isidro received P12 million of the P30 million water grant from LWUA.

The water projects include the drilling of additional well sources, provision of electro-mechanical and chlorination equipment, the installation of additional transmission and distribution pipelines and the construction of several reservoirs.

During the groundbreaking ceremony, Gov. Malanyaon thanked the chairman of LWUA, Prospero Pichay Jr., for the grant they have extended to the two municipalities in the province.

Malanyaon said the water project is part of the 10-point agenda of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to provide safe and potable water to all waterless barangays in the country.

It is also part of the 220 water supply system development projects that LWUA has targeted to complete soon.

Malanyaon told the people of Lupon and San Isidro towns that the water projects will surely make a difference to their lives as many more barangays especially those located in far-flung areas will be regularly provided with safe drinking water.

“We thank Gov. Malanyaon for this very meaningful project that will greatly help the poor people like us. Water is the most basic human need. With this water project, we can now be regularly provided with safe drinking water,” a resident of Lupon, which is a first-class municipality of Davao Oriental, said.

“With this water project, we can now clean the house and take a bath any time of the day. This project truly gives us lots of happiness and comfort as water is very essential for a clean and healthy community,” said another female resident of San Isidro town who lives in a waterless barangay.

For her part, Davao Oriental tourism consultant Cynthia Rodriguez said the town of San Isidro, which is host to the mystical Mount Hamiguitan, badly needs the water project owing to the expected influx of foreign and local tourists to the area once the mountain will be officially declared as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Rodriguez said the project will especially address the growing water needs of San Isidro town and will also spur investments in the two recipient towns.

Many waterless barangays in Lupon and San Isidro towns will benefit from the water projects, she said.

“The eventual end result of the project is to deliver potable and clean water not only to the visiting tourists but to the residents of the municipalities as well,” Rodriguez said.

“The province is gearing towards the realization of the long-term thrusts of Gov. Malanyaon in strategically putting Davao Oriental in the world tourism map. The provincial office is taking all possible means to address this pending problem because water is a main component to development and progress,” she added.

The governor also vowed for the speedy completion of the projects and has vowed to implement the same projects in other municipalities of Davao Oriental. (PNA)

 

MATI NOW A CITY

Triple celebration for Mati City residents

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Mati residents have one other reason to celebrate December with jubilation. Coming ahead of Christmas and New Year, Mati has realized its dream to become a city.

In a pre-Christmas offering to jubilant Mati residents, the Supreme Court has endowed Mati, along with 15 other aspiring local governments, the much awaited status as a city

The High Tribunal in a 6-4 vote reversed its earlier ruling that granting city hood to the towns was unconstitutional. The ruling stemmed from a petition by other local government units opposing grant of city hood to 16 towns, including Mati.

Mati Mayor Michelle and Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon welcomed the decision saying Mati as a city would have economic ripple effect on the entire province and a big break for Mati residents.

Mati City would be the lone city in this province with the oldest towns in the country.

Civic groups and non-governmental organizations, who backed local government officials and residents in opposing the earlier ruling by the high court, joined in the celebration over Mati’s new status.

Mayor Rabat said she expects the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to restore the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) after the SC decision. Mati, which received annually P180 million in IRA as a town, would have an IRA of P450 million as a city.

Mati already has been receiving the bigger amount until the earlier Supreme Court ruling that declared its cityhood as unconstitutional.

In its latest ruling, the Supreme Court granted cityhood to Baybay in Leyte; Bogo in Cebu; Catbalogan in Samar; Tandag in Surigao del Sur; Borongan in Eastern Samar; Tayabas in Quezon province; Lamitan in Basilan; Tabuk in Kalinga; Bayugan in Agusan del Sur; Batac in Ilocos Norte; Mati in Davao Oriental; Guihulngan in Negros Oriental; Cabadbaran in Agusan del Norte; Carcar in Cebu; El Salvador in Misamis Oriental and Naga in Cebu.

 

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GRAND OLD MAN. Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon, Davao del Norte Gov. Rodulfo del Rosario, Comval’s Cong. Manuel Zamora and Gov. Arturo Uy, top photo, pay respect to the late statesman Prospero Amatong who was laid to rest May 31 at the Golden Valley, Nabunturan. Amatong was instrumental in the creation of Comval province and separation from its mother province, Davao del Norte. (m.apit/ids comval)