Sports Council Meeting

The Davao City Sports Council, Inc. will hold its first meeting for the New Year on January 13 at 6 pm at Dencia’s Restaurant.

The Agenda includes:

Highlights of 2008

1st Quarter Activities such as the Araw ng Dabaw Sportsfest; 1st Vic Sai Sports Journalism Awards;and election of the new officers in April;

Other matters are the Arafura Games in Darwin on May 9-17; Repair of the Athletic Field at the Davao City National High School and Funds for sports actvities under the ADF.

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Finally, Cebu Pacific cuts surcharges

In town today in Davao are the officers of the National Halal Accreditation Board of the Philippines, Inc. They are holding a team building seminar courtesy of the Department of Trade & Industry at the Waterfront Insular Hotel starting today up to Friday.

Also in town is Consul John Rivas from Northern Territory, Australia. Darwin, capital of NT, is hosting the Arafura Games this coming May 9-17. He is set to meet officials of the Philippine Sports Commission and the city government.

Welcome to all our guests.

Thanks to ICT Davao, Inc. for a post-New Year gig last night at Riverview in Maa.

And finally, Cebu Pacific has heeded our call to remove or reduce its fuel surcharges. We have been calling for this move since oil prices started to plummet a few months back.

August 8 activities

Here are my activities for today, August 8, double 8.

SM City Davao is inaugurating its expanded foodcourt facility today. A mass will kick off the opening rites at 8 a.m. I was invited as guest for the ribbon-cutting. Later in the afternoon, SM will host 80 kids from Bantay Bata for fun and games at the mall.

At Marco Polo Hotel, Club 888 our media forum for business and tourism will mark its anniversary. There will be a lunch party.

Also at SM, I will drop by at the 3rd Mindanao Travel and Tour Expo at 1 p.m. The tourism trade exhibit is part of the pre-Kadayawan activities and will run up to Sunday.

At 2 p.m., I will preside at the coordinating meeting of various sports groups in the city for the sports activities during the Kadayawan and preparations for the forthcoming Mindanao Friendship Games, BIMP-EAGA Games and Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia next year.

At 4:30 p.m., I will represent Mayor Rody Duterte at the opening of another branch of East-West Bank of the Gotianun Group. The new branch is located at Monteverde St., in the city’s Chinatown.

It’s the 18th birthday of our third child, Kyra Angeline, and so we’re having a family dinner after their school class. Tomorrow, she’s throwing a party for friends and classmates.

Finally, starting 8 p.m., I will be off to the opening of the greatest show on Earth – the Olympic Games in Beijing – but only via cable TV.

6:11 a.m.