Linked to serve


Promoting blogging as tool for participatory governance. “Linked to serve” forum at the Holy Cross of Davao College yesterday.

Senator Risa

Good luck to the bid of Risa to bag a seat in the Senate!


City Council Feb 24 Agenda

Calendar of Business of the City Council Regular Session today:

Invocation by Councilor Halila Y. Sudagar (SK)

National Anthem; City March

Roll Call

Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the Feb 17 Regular Session

Privilege Hour

First Reading – Item Nos. 1757 to 1773

Third & Final Reading – Item No. 1690 – Amusement Tax exemption for Operation Smile Philippines for its David Pomeranz Concert on Feb 28;

Unfinished Business – Item No. 1644 – Application for Preliminary Approval & Locational Clearance for Deca Homes Esperanza located at Barangay Tigatto containing an area of 29.3 hectares, more or less;

Deferred Items under Second Reading – 16 Items

New Items under Second Reading – 13 Items, e.g. Item No. 1689 – Proposed donation by Upsilon Sigma Phi of a 90-foot flagpole at the People’s Park; Item No. 1654 – Proposed mini-trade fair at Toril Plaza contained in Barangay Resolution No. 38-08 of Barangay Crossing Bayabas; Request for Amusement Tax exemption for the musicale “Ay Quile” of Mebuyan Peace Project, Inc. on March 5,6 and 8 at the CAP Auditorium.

Another soldier senator?

Is he cooking up another coup or building up forces to follow the lead of Antonio Trillanes to win but not sit in the Senate?

Check out jailed BGen. Danny Lim in uniting a squad of military oriented groups.

Soldiers/Policemen in the are Senate Pong Biazon, PMA classmates Gringo Honasan and Ping Lacson, and Trillanes, who like Lim is incarcerated.


I just added three friends in my blogroll:

CQ Francisco’s My Mindanaw

Edwin Espejo’s Portal; and

Prix Banzon

3 Cheers for Davao BPO Sportfest

bposportsHere are the people behind the Aux Sports 2009 organized by the BPO Association of Davao in cooperation of ICT Davao after the opening ceremonies this morning at the People’s Park. I am at the center in red sports jacket.

3 Cheers for first, their active participation – more than 600 turned up for the 7:30 a.m. opening; 2nd, for holding the 1st sportfest among BPOs in the country (there was one held in Manila but it was organized by a telecom company not by an association); and 3rd, amazing talents at the first competition – cheer-dance contest. Watch out for youtube posts on this.

Other events lined up are basketball, lawn and table tennis, volleyball, bowling and badminton.

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Big bang on May 9


Local fair trade advocates opened a mini-fair at the Matina Town Square yesterday to prepare for the big bang on May 9 to mark the World Fair Trade Day.

Activities for the mini-fair includes a forum, product exhibits and demonstrations and an evening concert.

Thanks to Katakus, an award-winning micro-enterprise NGO and volunteers of the UK-Philippines Global Xchange for organizing the mini-fair.

Join the big bang on May 9 by beating drums against poverty, against the global economic crisis and against climate change.