How people describe me:
A Councilor Who Makes a Difference – Rey Ian’s Personal Blog
Making a difference like Jose Rizal? – Adobe book author Ted Padova blog post
Travel Interview – “Hotel de Ville is not a hotel“
This is me:
Councilor Peter Tiu Lavina
Councilor Peter Tiu Lavina was born in Davao City on September 27, 1957. His father was the late Pedro del Rosario Lavina, from Cavite, a newspaper editor and first Director of the Bureau of Tourism & Travel Industry in Mindanao. His mother is Flaviana Tiu Lavina, a retiree from the Commission on Audit and hails from Samar and Leyte. He has two elder sisters – Lea L. Pedres and Lizabeth L. Abear, and two younger brothers – Ramon and Alejandro. He is married to Evelyn Gonzales Lavina and has four children – L.A., Roschelin, Kyra Angeline and Ecceldeo (XC).
Councilor Lavina studied at the Davao Central Elementary School, now Kapitan Tomas Monteverde ES, Davao City High School (DCHS) and University of Mindanao (UM). He was a recipient of the Boy Scout Leadership Award at Grade VI, passed the NCEE with a rating of 99%, and was a very active college student leader.
He is a journalist by profession. He is described as the “most active public official blogging in the country today.” An avid organizer, he has many involvements with various media, cause-oriented, business and civic organizations. He is well liked because he is helpful, considerate, concerned and thoughtful. An optimist, he is good at analyzing situations and offers many objective solutions. Thus, Councilor Lavina has contributed many fresh ideas at the City Council. He has been described in many ways – “Maayong Tawo, Buotan, Kasaligan, Utokan (Bright), Walay Abuso, Walay Anomalya, Kugihan, Matinabangon.”
Councilor Lavina believes in God and he recognizes the tri-people character and multi-ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of our people. He believes we can all work together in harmony and solidarity to benefit all.
He believes in Democracy and the supreme sovereign rights of the people. Through people’s empowerment, he believes that democracy must at all times be protected from threats of abuse and authoritarian rule.
Councilor Lavina believes in the important role of women and the youth in development and the need to promote the welfare of the women, children, youth, elderly and differently-abled.
He believes in sustainable development. He believes that both capital and labor can work together in promoting ecological conservation and in the equitable distribution of the fruits of progress.
Councilor Lavina believes in international friendship and cooperation and Davao City should play an important role in international understanding.
Performance & Work Experiences
Chair – Committee on Trade, Commerce & Industry; Committee on City-owned Real Estate Properties;
Vice Chair – Committee on Energy, Transportation & Communication; Committee on Information & Communication Technology; Committee on Government Appointments & Reorganization
Member – Committee on Public Works, Committee on Housing, Rural and Urban Development, Committee on Cooperatives & People’s Participation.
Member – Davao City Investment Incentive Board, Clean Cities Davao Coalition, Price Monitoring Council. Davao City ICT Development Task Force
Official NGO Delegate at the 6th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Hongkong (2005)
Chair – Committee on Trade, Commerce & Industry, Committee on Cultural Communities & Muslim Affairs, Committee on Labor & Employment Opportunities.
Vice Chair – Committee on Youth & Sports Development; Committee on Economic Enterprises
Member – Committee on Tourism & Beautification, Committee on Housing, Rural & Urban Development; Committee on Agriculture
First Asian to speak at the International Conference of the Observatorio Internationale de la Democracia Participativa (OIDP) in Lille, France (2003) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004)
Before being elected
Executive Assistant to the Mayor; Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor; Consultant on Economic & Political Affairs, Office of the Mayor; OIC City Tourism Office; OIC Barangay Affairs Office
Editor, Reporter, Columnist of various newspapers and media organizations; Research, Documentation & Information Officer, TFDP-Mindanao (Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines)
Medical Detailman, Zuellig Pharma; Community Relations & Information Officer, Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA); Manager, CO Realtors, Telavi Property Management Co.
Barangay Infra Projects – Day Care Centers, Roads, Pathways, Canals, Seawalls, Repair of Barangay Halls, Comfort Rooms, Stage, Bleachers, DCNHS Alumni Office, etc.
Nutrition Program – Project LAMI (Lamiang Arrozcaldo Masustansiya alang sa Inyo) with Councilor Boni Militar; Project Linis – Clean & Green Campaign; Active Citizenship Program; Sports Development; Medical/Dental Free Clinics, Botika ng Barangay, Barangay Business Club (BBC), Consumer Welfare, Alternative Energy, Organic Fertilizer Seminar
P – participatory governance to promote direct democracy and active citizenship;
T – trade, tourism & investment promotion for more employment opportunities and local government revenues;
L – land use planning for optimum use of land and water resources & environmental protection
Priority Projects (January—June 2007)
1. Pursue the Barangay Enterprise Development Program;
2. Advocate for the development and use of alternative, clean and indigenous energy;
3. Attract more trade, tourism & investments through an “open skies” regime for Davao City;
4. Intensify consumer awareness, welfare & protection;
5. Masterplanning for the future of the city through wise utilization of the city’s land and water assets;
6. Sports Development for the citizens’ physical fitness;
7. Active Citizenship for Clean & Credible Election
Current Involvements (Member/ Officer/ Adviser)
Davao Kaisa Foundation (Tsinoy Association)
Davao City High School Alumni Association
Davao Communicators’ Guild
Club 888 Media Forum
Davao Press Club, Inc.
Davao City Sports Commission
Davao City Sports Council, Inc.
Davaoweb Group (ICT)
Sigma Delta Tau Fraternity (UM Engineering)
Samahang Mag-aaral ng Pulitika (SMP – UM)
Youth Community Service Club
Davao Green EAGLES (Alternative Energy)
Clean Cities Davao Coalition
Davao Peace Advocates
GADFathers (Gender Advocacy)
Anti Child Labor Coalition
Anak ng Dabaw
Davao Musicians Association
Davao Harmonic Orchestra, Inc.
Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao (AFRIM)
Unlad Kabayan OFW Services Foundation
GBI Region XI (Guardians)
Table Tennis Association of the Philippines (TATAP)
Akbayan (Citizens’ Action Party)
Freedom from Debt Coalition
Stop the New Round Coalition
Citizens Movement for a Federal Philippines
Philippine Councilors League
League of Liberal Local Legislators (4L)
Knights of Columbus Council 11048
International Observatory for Participatory Democracy (OIDP)
Ambassadors Club International