CranioSacral Therapy Instructor Diego Maggio and Charles T. Ortiz D.M.D.

Davao City – Dr. Charles T. Ortiz, Dentist recently participated in the Somato-Emotional Release 1 workshop and The Brain Speaks 1 offered by Upledger Institute International, an innovative organization that offers continuing education courses to healthcare professionals worldwide.

The course is designed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger, who developed CranioSacral Therapy and has taught the technique internationally.

CranioSacral Therapy is used to detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system, which may be the cause of sensory, motor or neurological dysfunction. The craniosacral system consist of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, mouth – which makes up the cranium – down to the sacrum, or the tailbone area.

The therapy has been successfullyused to treat headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ, chronic fatigue, motor coordination difficulties, eye problems and central nervous system disorders.

For information on CranioSacral Therapy or Upledger Institute International at 1-800-233-5880.

For appointments on CranioSacral Therapy in Davao City:

Dentista Dabawenyo Dental Clinic,

L4 Gaisano Mall of Davao, J. P Laurel Ave.,


Ortiz Dental Clinic 

Unit 9, MGR Bldg., Matina Crossing

Contact us at

Landline: 273-4845

Mobile:    0918- 946-6719


The World Famous CranioSacral Therapy is now in Davao City and Digos City!

From Davao City, Dr.Charles T.Ortiz of Dentista Dabawenyo Dental Clinic, participate in Upledger Institute continuing education program.


Dr. Charles T. Ortiz with Upledger Institute Instructor Marian Sisco

Singapore – Dr.Charles T. Ortiz, Dentist at Dentista Dabawenyo Dental Clinic, 4th Level, Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel, Bajada Davao City, recently participated in the CranioSacral Theraphy l and II workshop offered by The Upledger Institute, Inc., an innovative healthcare organization offers continuing education courses to medical professionals wordwide.The course is designed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger, who develop CranioSacral Theraphy and has taught the technique internationally.

CranioSacral Theraphy is used to detect and correct imbalance in the craniosacral system,which maybe cause of sensory,motor or neurological dysfunction.The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and the spinal cord.It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth- which make up the cranium-down to the sacrum,or tailbone area.

The theraphy has been successfully used to treat headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ,chronic fatigue,motor coordination difficulties,eye problems and central nervous system disorders.

Dentista Dabawenyo Dental Clinic, 4th Level,Gaisano Mall of Davao,J.P Laurel,Bajada, Davao City please call 273-4845 or 0918-946-8946 and 0932-891-8946.

Ortiz Dental Clinic, Medical Center of Digos Cooperative Hospital, Tres de Mayo, Digos City please call 273-4845 or 0918-946-8946 and 0932-891-8946.

For more information on the CranioSacral Therapy or The Upledger Institute, please call 1 800 233 5880

PNP confirms NPA’s Kumander Parago died in encounter!


GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The military here confirmed that top New People’s Army (NPA) commander Leoncio Pitao, alias Ka Parago, was killed in an encounter in Barangay Pañalum, Paquibato District in Davao City Sunday afternoon, June 28.

The encounter also resulted in the death of another NPA rebel, according to the same report.

“Initial report from the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division based in Mawab, Davao del Norte indicated that one section of the 6th Scout Ranger Company led by Lt. Camarillo encountered an undetermined number of NPAs led by Parago himself,” the report said.

The military said it was able to recover the slain body of Parago and his still unidentified rebel companion.

Two M16 rifles and 3 backpacks were also retrieved from the clash site.

There was no immediate confirmation from the rebel side.

Legendary rebel leader

Parago is one of the oldest and most wanted NPA commanders in Mindanao who was captured in November 1999 but jumped bail and rejoined his comrades the following year.

Earlier in February of the same year, he gained national prominence when he led a rebel band that captured Army General Victor Obillo and his aide and held them hostage for several weeks before releasing them to the International Red Cross.

He was reported to have been killed several times only to resurface as head of the 1st Pulang Bagani Command, believed to be the main regional guerilla unit of the NPA’s Southern Mindanao Regional Command.

The NPA’s Southern Mindanao Region is reportedly the biggest and strongest command of the communist rebels with over 1,000 fully armed regulars spread across the Davao Provinces and parts of North Cotabato, Agusan del Sur, and Bukidnon.

Daughter abducted and killed

In 2009, an international outrage broke out in Davao City when suspected military agents abducted and killed her 20-year-old daughter Rebelyn.

Rebelyn was dumped in a narrow ditched in Panabo City, some 45 kilometers away from where she was snatched.

At least four of the seven suspected military agents named in the Rebelyn killing were themselves executed by the NPAs.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte described the slaying as “murder most foul.”

Duterte and Ka Parago have become personal friends after the Davao City Mayor facilitated the release of a number of NPA “prisoners of war.”

Duterte even joined Ka Parago during anniversary celebrations of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the political party of the NPA.

Parago is believed to be in his early 60s.

Dusit International to open first Mindanao hotel in Davao City!


DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A world-renowned hotelier has expanded its operations to Mindanao with Davao City as prime location for its first serviced-apartment project with a total investment of P2 billion.

Dusit International entered the property development industry via the Dusit Thani Residence project which features 168 full-service units. The project is touted to open new options for upscale accommodations for long-staying business travelers from around the globe.

“Dusit Thani Residence will offer a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of urban Davao. We have planned this urban residence and hotel to exude a resort-like experience that combines Filipino warmth and joyfulness, and Dusit’s trademark personalized Thai hospitality,” said Evelyn Singson, president and vice chairman of Philippine Hoteliers Inc., the company that owns Dusit Thani Manila.

Singson said Dusit International has partnered with established Filipino real estate developer Torre Lorenzo in the conceptualization and construction of Dusit Thani Residence and the adjoining dusitD2 Hotel.

“This is the first Dusit Thani Residences in Asia, as the company’s other serviced apartments are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The property is scheduled for turnover in 2018,” she said.

According to Singson, the main highlight of the project is the “amenity theater” that fosters community and shared activities. Bound by the hotel and the residential tower blocks, the amenity theater contains the swimming pools, water features and decks amidst a tropical landscaped setting. Complementing this central feature are the dining outlets, function rooms, children’s play area, and wellness facilities. An infinity edge pool will be located at the second level.

“The architecture is contemporary and mindful of the comfort of our guests. The design incorporates tropical elements that allow for shading and ventilation while maximizing the use of natural lighting,” said Torre Lorenzo president Tomas Lorenzo.

Dusit International and Torre Lorenzo have tapped Rchitects Inc. to lead the project development. The firm has created landmark resort and hotel projects in Boracay, Bohol, Ortigas, Cagayan de Oro and Palawan. Rchitects is working with Manny Samson + Associates (MSA), a leading interior design company focused on decorating for hospitality projects across Southeast Asia.

The property is located within Torre Lorenzo’s Siam 8000 property complex in Maryknoll Road, Lanang, Davao City.

Once completed, Dusit Thani Residence will provide easy access to the main business activities in Davao, yet still offers a safe and secure oasis at the end of a busy day. Guests and residents will enjoy rooms that showcase prime views of Davao’s city skyline and seascapes.

Dusit International has more than 60 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1949 with the opening of its first hotel on Bangkok’s New Road, Dusit International has since acquired a unique portfolio of distinctive accommodations. Dusit builds upon Thai culture and tradition to create a personalized welcome for all guests.

Eiga Sai 2014, Watch Free Japanese Movies in Davao from July 29 -Aug. 3!

Eiga Sai returns this year with the theme “Family”. The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is slated to present 16 contemporary Japanese films that deal with various stories of families. This year’s festival will take place at the Shangri-La Cineplex from July 3 – 13, Abreeza Mall Cinema, Ayala (July 25 to 27), FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City (July 29 to August 3) and Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 6 to 10).


Here’s a list of this year’s lineup:


Homeland (家路)

The feature directorial debut of Kubota Nao, a television documentary veteran with a career spanning over 25 years. Set in Fukushima after the Great East Japan Earthquake, it tells a story of family members who rediscover their connections with one another. In post-nuclear accident Fukushima, Jiro (Matsuyama Kenichi) returns to his hometown for the first time in twenty years and begins tending to fields at his family’s farm, located within the radiation caution zone. Meanwhile, his mother Tomiko (Tanaka Yuko), older half-brother Soichi (Uchino Seiyo) and sister-in-law Misa (Ando Sakura) live together in a temporary housing unit.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 3 (Thursday) – 7:00pm
July 12 (Saturday) – 7:30pm

Abreeza Mall Cinema 2, Davao City
July 26 (Saturday) – 1:30pm

Ayala Center Cebu Cinema 4
August 6 (Wednesday) – 7:00pm
August 10 (Sunday) – 7:00pm


Hospitalité (歓待)

A comedy screened in the section “Japanese Eyes” at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival. The director, Fukada Koji, is a member of the production team of the theatrical troupe Seinendan (Artistic Director: Hirata Oriza) who has received high praise for human comedy in Tokyo (Tokyo Ningen Kigeki) (2009). This film comically depicts the inevitable transformation of an ordinary family upon the arrival of a certain visitor. Kobayashi Mikio (Yamauchi Kenji) runs a small printing factory in downtown Tokyo and lives a quiet life with his wife Natsuki (Sugino Kiki) and his family until one day a man appears claiming to be the son of a wealthy man who once provided financial support for Kobayashi’s factory.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 4 (Friday) – 1:30pm
July 10 (Thursday) – 7:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
August 1 (Friday) – 1:30pm
August 3 (Sunday) – 10:30am


Tamako in Moratorium (もらとりあむタマ子)

Tamako (Maeda Atsuko) graduates from college and returns to the sports clothing shop run by her father Zenji (Kan Suon), and spends her days listlessly, not even looking for a job. One day, there’s talk of Zenji going on a blind date, and Tamako flies into a tizzy. Will Tamako be able to take a step forward in her life?

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 4 (Friday) – 4:30pm
July 8 (Tuesday) – 7:30pm
July 12 (Saturday) – 1:30pm

Abreeza Mall Cinema 2, Davao City
July 25 (Friday) – 1:00pm

Ayala Center Cebu Cinema 4
August 8 (Friday) – 7:00pm
August 10 (Sunday) – 4:30pm


Momoiro sora o (ももいろそらを)

A coming-of-age drama that was awarded Best Picture in the Japanese Eyes section of the 2011 International Tokyo Film Festival, and was also an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. This feature debut from director Kobayashi Keiichi is a fresh evocation of a high school girl’s adolescence with beautiful black and white cinematography.

Kawashima Izumi (Ikeda Ai), a high school student with a habit of grading newspapers, pick up a wallet containing a large sum of cash that she finds lying on the side of the street. This arouses her curiosity, which drives her to begin a search for the wallet’s owner.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 4 (Friday) – 7:30pm
July 8 (Tuesday) – 4:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
July 29 (Tuesday) – 10:30am
July 31 (Thursday) – 4:30pm


Symphony in August (8月のシンフォニー ―渋谷 20022003)

Singer-songwriter Kawashima Ai’s autobiography, “Last Words,” made film. It took second place in the Animated and third in the Children’s film sections at the 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival. The film has also gained recognition for its ambitious fusion of cell animation, live action film, and computer graphics. Ai (voiced by: Fukuen Misato) moves to Tokyo, alone, to fulfill the promise made to her mother (voiced by: Takahashi Keiko) to become a singer. However, reality is cruel, and she just can’t seem to make her debut. Feeling her hopes crushed, Ai sets her mind to do “1000 roadside live shows” to inspire herself.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 5 (Saturday) – 1:30pm
July 7 (Monday) – 7:30pm

Abreeza Mall Cinema 2, Davao City
July 25 (Friday) – 10:30am


Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪)

A feature animation directed by Hosoda Mamoru, whose “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and “Summer Wars” won numerous awards in Japan and abroad. It follows thirteen years in the lives of a mother and her “wolf children.”

College student Hana (voice: Miyazaki Aoi) meets a young “wolf man” (voice: Osawa Takao), and falls in love with him. Eventually, she gives birth to two “wolf children,” Yuki and Ame, but tragedy strikes the family soon after when the “wolf man” dies. Left to care for their two young children, Hana makes up her mind to raise them in the remote countryside so that they may choose whether to live as humans or wolves.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 5 (Saturday) – 4:30pm
July 13 (Sunday) – 1:30pm

Abreeza Mall Cinema 2, Davao City
July 26 (Saturday) – 10:30am

Ayala Center Cebu Cinema 4
August 7 (Thursday) – 7:30pm
August 9 (Saturday) – 4:30pm


Until the Break of Dawn (ツナグ)

A heartwarming fantasy adapted from the eponymous novel by Naoki Prize-winning author Tsujimura Mizuki. A young man becomes an apprentice “Tsunagu,” an emissary who can reunite the living with the dead for one time only, and grows through learning about the bonds between people.

Ayumi (Matsuzaka Tori) seems to be just an ordinary high school student, but he is actually being trained by his grandmother Aiko (Kiki Kilin) to take on the role of “Tsunagu.” As he facilitates reunions for a diverse range of clients – an arrogant middle-aged man who lost his mother to cancer, a high school girl whose friend died in a bicycle accident, and an office worker who has been waiting seven years for his missing fiancée to return – he develops various doubts. Can the living be saved by meeting their deceased loved ones again? And what of the dead? These doubts lead Ayumi to seek the truth regarding the mysterious deaths of his own parents.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 5 (Saturday) – 7:30pm
July 13 (Sunday) – 7:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
July 30 (Wednesday) – 4:30pm


The Kirishima Thing (桐島、部活やめるってよ)

Directed by Yoshida Daihachi, whose FUNUKE Show Some Love, You Losers! was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival’s Critic’s Week, The Kirishima Thing is an adaptation of Asai Ryo’s bestselling novel. It became an extraordinarily long-running hit in Japan as it was spread around as being coming-of age movie for a new generation of filmgoers, and it also went to win numerous film awards.

A rumor that Kirishima, the most popular student in school, is going to withdraw from after-school activities sends the other cool kids into an uproar. This has little effect on uncool film club member Maeda (Kamiki Ryunosuke), who begins to shoot a zombie movie. The emotions of the school’s various student factions gradually intersect, and during the shooting of Maeda’s movie, little incidents occur that sway their hearts.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 6 (Sunday) – 1:30pm
July 11 (Friday) – 4:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
August 2 9Saturday) – 4:30pm


FLY, DAKOTA, FLY! (飛べ!ダコタ)

A drama based on a true incident that occurred in the aftermath of World War II. It depicts a friendship that transcends national borders between the crew of a British Air Force plane that makes an emergency landing on Sado Island and the local residents who helped it take off again. Experience television series drama director Aburatani Seiji makes his first foray into filmmaking.

January 14th, 1946. A British Air Force “Dakota” VIP transport plane headed for Tokyo makes an emergency landing in a small village on Sado Island. The islanders have mixed feelings about the stranded crew, but decide to come to their aid. Chiyoko (Higa Aimi), the daughter of the village headman, also does her best to help.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 6 (Sunday) – 4:30pm
July 10 (Thursday) – 1:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
July 30 (Wednesday) – 1:30pm
August 1 (Friday) – 10:30am


A Story of Yonosuke (横道世之介)

A coming-of-age drama based on a serialized newspaper novel by Yoshida Shuichi. It nostalgically depicts the interactions between a good-natured young man and his friends, while interweaving the past and present. The lead roles are played by Kora Kengo and Yoshitaka Yuriko, who previously starred together in Snakes and Earrings.

In 1987, a youth named Yonosuke (Kora) who is unable to decline the requests of others leaves his hometown of Nagasaki to start university life in Tokyo. One day as he is juggling classes and extracurricular activities, he goes to a driving school and meets Shoko (Yoshitaka), the daughter of a company president, who takes a liking on him.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 6 (Sunday) – 7:30pm
July 9 (Wednesday) – 4:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
August 1 (Friday) – 4:30pm


Hearts Together (心をひとつに)

A two-time Grammy Award-winner smooth jazz keyboardist Bob James and a Japanese renowned pop singer Seiko Matsuda performed in a charity concert together with local jazz band in Ofunato, Iwate, praying for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. This documentary film portrays the scene behind the concert such as the message concentrated in their new song “Put our hearts together”.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 7 (Monday) – 1:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
July 30 (Wednesday) – 10:30am


Casting Blossoms to the Sky (この空の花 長岡花火物語)

Drama by “Exchange Student” director Obayashi Nobuhiko, set in Niigata Prefecture’s Nagaoka City. A female newspaper reporter undergoes a number of unusual experiences as she covers the people of Nagaoka. It elicits Nagaoka’s beautiful landscape and history of overcoming numerous wars and disasters through a fantastic tale.

Out of the blue, local newspaper reporter Reiko (Matsuyuki Yasuko) gets a letter from her former lover Kenichi (Takashima Masahiro) saying that he wants her to see the Nagaoka fireworks and a stage performance. With news coverage in mind as well, Reiko decides to visit Nagaoka.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 7 (Monday) – 4:30pm
July 10 (Thursday) – 4:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
July 31 (Thursday) – 1:30pm
August 2 (Saturday) – 10:30am


Things Left Behind (ひろしま 石内都・遺されたものたち)

Documentary about photographer Ishiuchi Miyako’s attention-grabbing exhibition “Hiroshima,” held at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada. Photographs of dresses, shoes and other clothes of those who perished in the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Ishiuchi has continually photographed the mementos of Hiroshima atomic bomb victims. This film documents the new stories woven together by Ishiuchi’s photographs, transcending time and national borders. Directed by Japan-raised American director Linda Hoaglund.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 8 (Tuesday) – 1:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
July 31 (Thursday) – 10:30am
August 3 (Sunday) – 4:30pm


Tug of war! (綱引いちゃった!)

A warmhearted comedy directed by Mizuta Nobuo (No More Cry!!!) about the struggles of a women’s tug-of-war team that attempts to promote their hometown through sports. Its screenplay is provided by Pacchigi! series scribe Habara Daisuke.

Chiaki (Inoue Mao), who works in the public relations department of the Oita City government, is tasked with organizing a women’s tug-of-war team to generate publicity for the city. She ropes in the idiosyncratic employees of a school lunch center on the verge of being shut down, and together they strive to win a national tug-of-war tournament with the center’s future at stake.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 9 (Wednesday) – 1:30pm
July 11 (Friday) – 1:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
July 29 (Tuesday) – 1:30pm


Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる)

Popular actor Fukuyuma Masaharu (Suspect X 2008) takes on his first role as a father, under the direction of Kore-eda Hirokazu (Nobody Knows 2004). It questions the definition of a true family through a story about children swapped at birth. Winner of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize and Ecumenical Jury Prize and Audience Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Ryota (Fukuyama) and his wife Midori (Ono Machiko) learn that their son was swapped at birth with another boy at a maternity hospital. They enter into talks regarding an “exchange” with the other parents involved, Yudai (Lily Franky) and Yukari (Maki Yoko), but Ryota becomes uncertain.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 9 (Wednesday) – 7:30pm
July 11 (Friday) – 7:30pm
July 13 (Sunday) – 7:30pm

Abreeza Mall Cinema 2, Davao City
July 27 (Sunday) – 1:00pm

REUNION (遺体~明日への十日間~)

Labor of love that sincerely takes on the truth of the 3.11 disaster through in-depth research by Kimizuka Ryoichi of “Nobody to Watch Over Me”, based on author Ishii Kota’s writing about the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in “ITAI, SHINSAI TSUNAMI NO HATENI.” World premiere screening held at the 36th Montreal World Film Festival.

In the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, a junior high school gymnasium in Iwate Prefecture’s Kamaishi City is used as a morgue. Aiba (Nishida Toshiyuki) worked in the funeral business, and offers to volunteer at the morgue.

Screening dates:

Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
July 12 (Saturday) – 4:30pm

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
August 2 (Saturday) – 1:30pm


ROBO-G (ロボジー)

The latest from writer-director Yaguchi Shinobu, who has produced a string of hits including Happy Flight with his unique viewpoint and outstanding comedic sensibility. Mickey Curtis (KAMIKAZE TAXI), credited as Igarashi Shinjiro, gives a wonderful performance as a stubborn old man in his first starring role.

Consumer electronics company employee Kobayashi (Hamada Gaku) is ordered to develop a bipedal robot, but fails miserably. He comes up with a plan to pass off a human in a suit as a robot, and finds elderly man named Suzuki (Igarashi) who fits inside the suit perfectly.

Screening dates:

FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
July 29 (Tuesday) – 4:30pm
August 3 (Sunday) – 1:30pm

2014 World Food Expo (Wofex) Mindanao on June 26 – 28 at SMX Lanang!

OVER 100 food and beverages products and services will be showcased as the 2014 World Food Expo (Wofex) Mindanao and 9th Food Processing & Packaging Technology Expo (FPP) Mindanao opens today until Saturday at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier.


WOFEX is the Philippines’ biggest & most anticipated food show and continues to be the food and beverage industry’s main source of supply solutions.

WOFEX Mindanao 2014 will be held from June 26 – 28, 2014 at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.

Davao City Speed Limit Areas Affected revealed!

If you are driving in Davao City please take note on the various speed limit being imposed in the city!



Series of 2013


The rate of speed for all types of motor vehicles within the territorial boundaries of Davao City, shall not exceed the following:

Name of Highway, Thoroughfare, Street, or Road

Maximum allowable speeds

From Sirawan to Ulas Crossing

From Lasang to Panacan

From Calinan to Ulas Crossing

From C.P. Gracia Highway-McArthur Highway to Panacan

60 Km/hour
From Ulas to Generoso Bridge/Bolton Bridge

From Panacan Crossing to J.P. Laurel Avenue-Alcantara

From Ma-a Road Diversion to McArthur Highway

40 km/ hour
From J.P. Laurel Ave.Alcantara to Bolton/Generoso Bridge

From Buhangin Crossing-Milan to Bolton/Generoso Bridge

From C. P. Garcia Hwy-Bacaca Road to Bolton/Generoso Bridge

From C.P. Gracia Hwy-Angliongto St. to Bolton/Generoso Bridge

30 km/hour

Duterte for President Movement builds up in various provinces in the Visayas!

Source: Manila Bulletin

Davao City – Several months after setting-up their networks in Mindanao, the Duterte for President Movement is now reaching the Visayas areas, the organizers disclosed yesterday.

In an interview with the Manila Bulletin yesterday, village chieftain Mar Masanguid, movement head, said that they are now setting up their networks in at least seven provinces in the Visayas.

These include Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, and Biliran.

“Local residents in most provinces in the Visayas warmly welcomed us, signifying their intent to support the candidacy of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for President in 2016,” Masanguid said.


He added that networks in most parts of Mindanao had already been installed, which include the areas of Davao Region, South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Agusan and Surigao provinces.

“We are targeting about eight to nine million votes here in Mindanao,” Masanguid said, adding that at present, the group already garnered almost six million signature votes endorsing Duterte for president.

He said that recently, their group was in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental where local officials from the city down to the barangay (village) levels have signified their intention to join the crusade that is calling for Duterte to run for the highest position in the country in 2016.

“We were also invited at the session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Dumaguete City where we were given a chance to talk about the movement,” Masanguid said.

The movement will also target around eight million votes from the Visayas which, Masanguid said, would not be difficult to achieve due to the overwhelming support they received in the area from government officials and ordinary citizens that include drivers, farmers, and even market vendors.

He said that in Cebu, most of the taxi drivers and ordinary vendors knew Duterte due to his hard stand against drugs and campaign against all forms of criminalities.

Some folks in Leyte and Bohol also owned Duterte, noting that the mayor’s ancestors had once thrived in the two provinces.

Masanguid also told the Manila Bulletin that during the last week of this month, the movement will finalize their networks in Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, and Surigao del Sur.

Some of their workers are also working closely in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for the movement to roll starting next month.

The Ateneo de Davao University offers 2 new courses the AB Interdisciplinary Studies (AB IDS) and AB Islamic Studies!


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recently approved two new college degree programs at the Ateneo de Davao University: AB Interdisciplinary Studies (AB IDS) and AB Islamic Studies.


“AB IDS is unique in that it combines different disciplines in new ways to respond to the needs of the global work environment,” said Dr Renante D. Pilapil, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

It trains students in the interrelated fields of media, technology, and business, and philosophy, and management. It solidifies skills in English and in Asian or European languages as well as share knowledge in modern cultures and arts.

“AB IDS is designed to give graduates multiple career opportunities,” added Pilapil. Graduates are equipped to occupy creative and analytical positions in education, government, and business, including telecommunications, public relations, multimedia design, and information technology.

“It is enriched educational experience at its best,” concluded Pilapil. Its cross-disciplinary concentrations are: Language and Literature; Media and Business; Media and Philosophy; Media and Technology; and Philosophy and Theology.

AB IDS aims to develop individuals with confidence, competence, and courage to take on the challenges of the 21st century.
Further, to contribute more meaningfully to peace and development efforts in Mindanao, Ateneo de Davao also offers AB Islamic Studies, major in Political Economy, for the first time.

“AB Islamic Studies seeks to develop Islamic experts who will work towards education and governance in the autonomous Bangsamoro areas and beyond,” said Islamic Studies Coordinator Ustadz Janor C. Balo said.

Graduates of AB Islamic Studies will find work in foreign service, business and technology companies, government and development agencies, as well as in Islamic education and research institutions.

Registration is ongoing at the Ateneo de Davao Jacinto Campus. For inquiries, call 221-2411-14, local 8303 for the Admission and Aid Office, local 8314 for the Department of Literature and Arts, or local 8246 for Al Qalam Institute. Visit (Academics, Undergraduate Programs) for more details.

Davao Park District, will change the way of doing business in Davao!


THE P15-billion Davao Park District (DPD), a modern township development project of property giant Megaworld, is seen to become a major economic generator in Davao City.

“It will provide a ripple effect [in the economy] causing other [business] players to take part, generating more investments,” said Ivan C. Cortez, Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC) officer-in-charge.

He also said it will encourage new investors to do business in the city.

Davao Park District

“The entry of Megaworld shows that the business climate in Davao City is excellent and many investors are now seeing Davao City as a hub for investments,” Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) president Antonio T. dela Cruz said.

For her part, DCCCII acting executive director Mary Antonette Doromal said the development will generate lots of jobs and opportunities for Dabawenyos and they will no longer have to go to Cebu or Manila to find jobs.

“The development will help fresh graduates get a job without going out of the city,” she said.

Dela Cruz also said that local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) should also take advantage of the entry of the DPD since it will provide them a new market.

“Here in the chamber, we are dedicated to helping MSMEs. So we have lined up trainings, seminars, and advocacy programs for business minded individuals and owners of MSMEs,” Dela Cruz said.

He said the programs have been available for businessmen at Small Business Development Center.

Megaworld’s township development is also expected to bring in big corporations; however, these new players are seen to help improve the competitiveness of the local business environment.

“In any business environment, when new players come in, old ones will have to level up for them to sustain themselves. It would be a friendly competition,” Doromal said.

Aside from boosting the economic environment of the city, Cortez said commercial and residential establishments being present in one community, will give Dabawenyos “the convenience and comforts of urban living.”

The mixed-used development will rise on an 11-hectare Lanang property owned by the Dakudaos. It will be the first of its kind in Mindanao. DPD is Megaworld’s 10th township project in the Philippines.

It will be have residential and commercial condominiums, business process outsourcing centers, a lifestyle mall, commercial and retail strips, and a school.

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