Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy said 113 of former NPA-affected areas in the province are now free from insurgency while 862 former rebels are now successfully reintegrated into the mainstream society.
“From 11 guerilla units operating in Davao de Oro in 2016, we are now down to two weakened guerilla fronts,” he said.
Governor Uy said defunding the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) runs the risk of interrupting our development projects and derailing the momentum that the province has already started.
“It is our humble plea to our legislators not to defund NTF-ELCAC in support of our local government units’ move to continue achieving peace through ways of peace,” Uy said in a statement.
Uy, who is also chairperson of the Regional Development Council for Southern Mindanao, said NTF-ELCAC funded development projects through its Barangay Development Program (BDP), to address the needs of former conflict-affected areas.READ MORE
The National Housing Authority in Region 11 (NHA-11) formally turned over Transfer Certificates of Titles on Wednesday to 1,485 family-beneficiaries and representatives of Tropical Storm Pablo Resettlement Housing Projects in Monkayo, Davao de Oro.In an interview Thursday, NHA-11… Read More
For the first time in history, Davao de Oro will have its virtual Bulawan Celebration.
The Provincial Government decided to hold the festival thru social media platforms, maximizing technological advantages due to the current situation the world is experiencing.
Since the renaming of the province from the former “Compostela Valley” to “Davao de Oro”, the provincial government will celebrate the Online Bulawan 2020 from October 19-21.
This year’s Online Bulawan with the theme “Ang Atong Bulawan” will feature the interventions, best practices and actions of the Provincial Government in combatting the Covid-19 pandemic and recognizing the efforts of the front-liners as living heroes who relentlessly serve the public from the risk of the virus.
The 3 day virtual celebration will also showcase the following events; on the first day will be the Bulawan 2020 Opening; “Life in DdO” that will feature nature, food, shopping destinations in Davaon de Oro; “Bahandi” which will share DdO’s eventful past, culture and heritage and “Tiktokan sa Bulawan” that will strive to promote participation among Dabawenyos, encouraging to submit Tiktok entries in line with the theme “Ang Atong Bulawan” and using the official Online Bulawan 2020 soundtrack. This will also lift the spirit of creativity in the course of the pandemic.On the second day will be the “Biz iCon”, “Babayinihan” and “Agri-Oro”.
The Biz iCon (Business and Investment Conference) will feature resiliency of the business sector in Davao de Oro as well as the government’s efforts to support local businesses amidst pandemic. The Biz iCon will also hold a “Reverse Business Matching” that will link Large Companies to Local MSMEs in the province and a webinar for business innovations to discuss social media management tips for business and online productivity tools; “Agri-Oro”, a farm episode that will provide information and updates on the initiatives of the province towards local farming and agriculture amidst the pandemic and the “Babayinihan” that will provide information and updates on the initiatives of the Provincial Women Development Council highlighting inspirational stories of women who are serving different duties in the family as well as in the community. On the last day will be the “Virtual Mass” and “Honoring Our Front-liners” which will both highlight the front-liners who selflessly exert time, effort and energy and even risking their lives serving the public and mitigate the spread of Covid-19; “Green Day” which will promote the trend in planting especially at home and making it more nature-purposive; “ Balik Tanaw” which will bring us back to the celebration of the Bulawan Festival 2019 and other best practices anchored on the Bayanihan Spirit; “DdO Subasta for a Cause” an online subasta for a cause where items donated by various donors will be held in auction and proceeds will be given to chosen beneficiaries; “Bulawan 2020 Closing Program” and the “Bulawanong Musika” showcasing golden talents in DdO and the heroism of the front-liners.Due to the pandemic, mass gatherings were prohibited, but that doesn’t stop the social connection of the people in Davao de Oro. With the advent of technology, interactions flourished more than ever. The celebration of the Online Bulawan sends a strong message that the Golden province will remain solid, hopeful and will continue moving to greatest heights. (Jasteen P. Abella, Information Division, Davao de Oro)
The Davao Region’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic will get a big boost from the Covid-19 Molecular Laboratory being constructed in Montevista town in Davao de Oro.
The Montevista Molecular Laboratory is an offshoot of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July by Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy with the University of the Philippines-Mindanao, the Philippine Genome Center and the Department of Science and Technology to construct a COVID-19 laboratory in Davao de Oro.
The laboratory is funded by a grant under the Bayanihan to Heal as One fund.
Gov. Uy said the facility at the Davao de Oro Provincial Hospital is on way to completion and is expected to strengthen the testing capacity of the hospital to serve Covid-19 patients not only from Davao de Oro but also those from other provinces and cities..
We need to have our own laboratory with the current trend of local and community transmission in the different parts of the Davao Region, said the governor.
The Davao Region is composed of the provinces of Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental and Davao Oriental and the cities of Davao, Tagum, Panabo, Igacos, Mati and Digos.
The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) visited the facility last week as construction of the laboratory is on its final stage.
Gov. Uy said Capitol is in the thick of preparation for the opening of the laboratory with doctors, medical technologists, nurses and other health personnel undergoing training, courses, and seminars conducted in partnership with Philippine Genome Center of the University of the Philippines-Mindanao and the Department of Science and Technology-XI (DOST-XI). (ROGER M. BALANZA)
WORLD TEACHER’S DAY MESSAGE
There is a reason why we call teaching the greatest profession of all.
Teachers shape the minds of the youth, the same minds that will shape the future of our nation.
They play a big role in forming the values and the very convictions that will form part of their character.Indeed, it is fitting to say that every teacher is a hero.
We are celebrating this year’s World Teachers’ Day under extraordinary conditions.
Yet, it is because of these extraordinary conditions that we truly see the heroism our portray every single day.
While the world is facing against a deadly pandemic, our teachers continue to exhibit their unselfishness and passion in shaping the leaders of tomorrow.
All of this would not be possible without you.
Saludo mi sa inyo, mga ma’am ug sir!
Happy World Teacher’s Day, ug mabuhay ang tanang magtutudlo!
DAVAO CITY Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said Tuesday the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will nurture a “culture of security” in the country. In a statement, Duterte said Filipinos should be protected from an enemy “that does not have any regard for life, that only has death and… Read
“The history of Davao City has been marred by senseless and violent terrorist acts that have cost the lives of Davaoeños. It is a painful reminder as we continue to strive for the peace and security of Davao and the people,” said Inday Sara at the anniversary of the 2016 Roxas night market bombing that killed 14 people and wounded dozens others.