Will Baste gun for the mayorshp? Will Sara Duterte drop her releection bid and run for President in the 2022 election?
Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte withdrew on Tuesday, November 9, his reelection bid leading to speculation he will run for Mayor in the 2022 election. His withdrawal also fueled speculations that Mayo r Sara Duterte will likewise withdraw her reelection bid and run for President.
In a statement issued after filin g his withdrawal at the Comelec at around noon. the presidential son said he has nominated as his substitute city councilor MelchorQuitain Jr., son of chief presidential counsel Atty. Melvhor Quitain.
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed concern after his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said on Thursday.“Of course, the President i
Acting Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte led the distribution of 100 Lenovo tablets to qualified junior and senior high school pupils under the “Student Siblings Tablet Sharing Project” at the People’s Park here Thursday afternoon.The gadgets intended for online classes of the… Read More
The Office of Davao Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte on Monday kicked off the caravan services for children in Barangay Mapula, Paquibato District aimed at fostering needs of children, especially in rural areas.
Vice Mayor Baste, who has been acting mayor since July following the official leave of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, is getting the support of the city chief executive to initiate the caravan services dubbed as “Handog sa Caravan”.
Kim Nicole Briggs, the Barangay Affairs Officer of the Office of the Vice Mayor, said the caravan was conceptualized after the office observed that caravan services mostly catered the adults.
Briggs said the Handog sa Caravan has 4 stages starting with the registration. To register, children from ages 6-12 must give ten (10) plastic bottles. The plastic bottles will be brought by the VMO to its agency partner, Plastic Free Davao which recycles plastics into eco-bricks, chairs, and other materials.
The second stage is the “Pasalida sa Caravan” wherein the children are gathered to watch educational videos on dengue awareness, earthquake drill, risk/disaster awareness, and how to protect the environment. A short quiz follows with prizes at stake for the kids who give the correct answers.
The children will proceed to the next stage – Librarya sa Caravan. The children can borrow or donate books. During this stage, a Cebuano story is read to them that teaches moral lessons in life.
Dominic Dapat, the staff of Librarya sa Caravan, said that one of the stories he read to the children during the Mapula activity was “Si Kalipay ug ang Kinagamyang Tiktik”, which tells about two friends and how they accept each other regardless of their differences – race, culture, physical and religion.
“Bisa’g unsa, wala nako na-ila, pero amigohon” (We should make friends with people whoever they are). May one of the kids who joined, share the lessons of the story.
Briggs said the final stage of the caravan is the “Padula sa Caravan”. Kids are treated to different “Larong Pinoy”.
After completing four stages, each child gets an eco-bag and a tumbler to promote the call against single-use plastics.
“Makatabang ni para naa sila’y matun-an, naa’y masulod sa ilang utok (This is one learning that they will not forget),” said Sheila Bisamos, one of the parents of the children who joined in the Mapula caravan. CIO
DAVAO CITY Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte has called on City Council members to file and pass at least one ordinance per year.
In an interview Wednesday afternoon, Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang said the younger Duterte wanted to see to it that the councilors are working in their respective committees.
Dayanghirang, who said the vice mayor expressed this sentiment during one of their executive sessions, added that City Council members are amenable to Baste’s proposal.
“We are obliged to follow it or else it would reflect that we are not doing our job,” Dayanghirang said.
The veteran councilor said they find the vice mayor’s leadership “assertive” and that it was only right as they were primarily elected to formulate local laws.
“We really appreciate it and as far as I’m concerned, I’m doing my job. I don’t know about those who are not filing their ordinances yet,” he said in jest, adding he has already filed six ordinances this year. (PNA)