Merry Christmas

Best wishes for more Peace and Love in this Season of Hope! Merry Christmas to all!

Big thanks for more Christmas cheers from Charlie Gonzales, Hans Sy and SM Group, Phoenix Petroleum, Flying V,  Atty. Wendel Avisado & Family, Engr. Louie Jacinto & Family, Councilor Angging Librado-Trinidad, DMC – Urban Property Developers, Inc., Genesis 888, Speaker Boy Nograles, Engr. Teodorico Adarna, Amado So and Healthy Options.

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Most important things during Yuletide

Find out here how Davaoenos spend the Yuletide holidays without firecrackers. They learned to embrace the most important things during Christmas.

Thanks for more Christmas cheers from Mayor Rody Duterte, Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, Councilors Leo Avila, Tess Mata-Maranon, City Librarian Fe Alajar, Julio T. Cruz Group of Companies, Holcim, Chamber president Sim Marfori, Chary and Wit Holganza, and to Class 74 of the Davao City High School who sang Christmas carols to my family last night.

Last City Council session today

Dawn masses ushered in today the official start of the Christmas season. The City Council took part in this annual ritual taking care of the food stalls infront of the San Pedro Cathedral and the City Council building.

The offering of the free stalls for food vendors would run nine days.

The regular City Council session today is scheduled at 1 p.m. because a  number of our colleagues, our SP Secretary Leika Lopez and her staff burned the midnight candle to help organize the traditional “simbang gabi” food fair.

The calendar of business today includes items not taken up in yesterday’s session and a few additions including the request of the Bankerohan Meat Vendors Coop for the extension of their slaugherhouse permit, which expires at the end of this year.

Passed unnoticed by the local media yesterday was the City Council’s favorable endorsement for Legaspi Oil’s plan for a Special Economic Zone at Barangay Sasa.

One of the remaining important items left at the City Council agenda is the hydro power plant project of clean energy company Hedcor at Tamugan.

Thanks for more Christmas gifts from Councilor Mabel Acosta, Councilor Conde Baluran and University of the Philippines (UP-Mindanao)

Im back

Thank you for waiting. I’m back.

I went off blogging due to my hectic travel schedule the past three weeks. I did not bring along my laptop and did not have any easy access to the net.

I know I missed a lot and will have to make up.

Now, I’m busy preparing for Christmas presents and gifts for about 300 individuals and groups. Actually my office started giving gifts since December 1.

In return, I have received early Christmas presents. Big thanks to the following:

1. Councilor Danny Dayanghirang;

2. NCCC Mall;

3. Mr. & Mrs. Devin Uraya of Uraya Land; and

4. Davao Association of Credit Men, Inc.

Today would be another busy day. Here are some of my appointments:

1. Davao City High School Alumni Homecoming at The Venue with Class 58 and Class 83 celebrating their golden and silver anniversaries respectively;

2. OFW Family Day at SM Parking Lot;

3. Phoenix Oil Christmas Party at Apo View Hotel;

Tomorrow and on Tuesday, the City Council wold hold its final two sessions for the year.

List of naugthy, nice

Yehey, the “ber” months are here. September, October …

Christmas is just round the corner. Time to play Santa and start listing who’s naughty, who’s nice.

Let me start mine:


1. Jun Lozada, golfer, “probinsyanong Instik,” now an expert on Mindanao peace;

2. Joey de Venecia, bidding loser, soon to be congressional candidate

3. Engr. Adarna, owner of Queensland undertaking reclamation without permits

4. Bravo and Umbra Kato, MILF commanders



1. Grace Padaca, governor, RM awardee

2. Sotero Palabyab, war veteran, history teacher

3. Avel Manansala, blogger, organizer of MBS2

4. Wit Holganza, ICT advocate, organizer of BPO jobs fair


5:42 a.m.