SENATE, HOUSE VOW SUPPORT FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING

BY ROGER M. BALANZA MANILA – Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) has assured full support of the House for legislation to further strengthen the government’s social housing programs. Benitez, vice chairman of the House Committee on Housing … Continue reading SENATE, HOUSE VOW SUPPORT FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING

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Public transport lack in Davao City hounds housing boom

How will you transport thousands of people settling in new housing subdivisions in the city’s far-flung districts which are not served by public transport?      By opening up new public transport routes to serve the settlements that have sprouted in distant, in-land areas, said Davao City Council floor leader Councilor Bernie Al-ag.      As the city undergoes a boom in construction of low-cost and high-end housing subdivisions away from the urban center, lack of public transport has become a drawback for both developers and the buying public. With prime lands at the outskirt of the city gobbled up for housing … Continue reading Public transport lack in Davao City hounds housing boom

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DAVAO CITY GOES MORE BUSINESS-FRIENDLY

BY ROGER M. BALANZA VICE MAYOR DUTERTE tells city councilors not to make life hard for investors; orders speedy legislative approval of business applications Investors coming in droves to Davao City should jubilate at this latest statement of Vice Mayor … Continue reading DAVAO CITY GOES MORE BUSINESS-FRIENDLY

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Davao City high-rise buildings construction boom: A race to heaven

BY ROGER M. BALANZA   Davao City’s skyline will be undergoing  drastic changes with proposed high-rise buildings shooting up to the sky in what is seen as a physical testament that reinforces the city’s image as an investors’ haven and … Continue reading Davao City high-rise buildings construction boom: A race to heaven

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‘Chainsaw Gang’ in Davao City Council?

                                                  CHAINSAW EXTORT GANG cartoons by rOgerb. inEDITORIALPAGE PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.74, August 15-21, 2011 ‘AAA’ denies role in P2.5 M extortion on housing developer TRIPLE A? Abellera, Advincula, Al-ag DAVAO City Councilor Nilo Abellera Jr. denied the existence of “AAA” group in the City Council whose members have been rumored to have received “thank you” money from a real estate developer amounting to P1.5 million. Councilor Nilo Abellera, City Council committee on trade and commerce chairman, is tagged as among the “AAA” councilors together with Councilors Bernard Al-ag, chair of City Council committee on medium-end housing, and … Continue reading ‘Chainsaw Gang’ in Davao City Council?

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No “AAA” extortion gang in Davao City Council

                                                                        AAA Extort Gang cartoon by rOgerb DAVAO City Councilor Nilo Abellera Jr. denied the existence of “AAA” group in the City Council whose members have been rumored to have received “thank you” money from a real estate developer amounting to P1.5 million. Councilor Nilo Abellera, City Council committee on trade and commerce chairman, is tagged as among the “AAA” councilors together with Councilors Bernard Al-ag, chair of City Council committee on medium-end housing, and Victorio Advincula Jr., former floor leader. The best thing to do is that the person who spread the rumor must also specify who among the … Continue reading No “AAA” extortion gang in Davao City Council

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Tribal housing project to rise in TALAINGOD, Davao del Norte

HUDCC Asec. Atty. Wendel Avisado (4th right) and Vice Gov. Victorio Suaybaguio, Jr., together with the recipients of the ‘Pabalay sa Lumad’ tribal housing project in Sitio Paiton, Dagohoy, Talaingod, Davao del Norte. Noel Baguio/PIO HUDCC Asec. Atty. Wendel Avisado and party, together with Vice Gov. Victorio Suaybaguio, Jr and local officials applaud the entertaining dance number of tribal kids at the ‘Pabalay sa Lumad’ tribal housing project site in Sitio Paiton, Dagohoy, Talaingod, Davao del Norte. Noel Baguio/PIO                        Hundreds of ethnic families belonging to the Langilan-Manobo Tribe will benefit from  “Pabalay sa Lumad”, the country’s first housing project for … Continue reading Tribal housing project to rise in TALAINGOD, Davao del Norte

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Binay chips in P10M for Davao City flood victims

By ROGER M. BALANZA      Vice President Jejomar Binay is allocating P10 million for Davao City’s urban housing program, to benefit victims of the killer June 29 flood who lost their houses.      Binay chairs the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), which manages government program for homeless urban poor. City councilor Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling said the fund would be utilized to build 100 houses at P100,000 each for 100 victims of the June flood that swept through four barangays in the southern part of the city. Thirty people died in the flood which temporarily displaced more than 10,000 … Continue reading Binay chips in P10M for Davao City flood victims

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Davao City Muslims rise up vs. swine farms

Want hog farms out of Sirawan A protest by Muslim leaders against hog and poultry farms in the upland of Sirawan in Davao City has been given the go-signal for investigation by the City Council. The council last week approved on first reading a resolution seeking the closure requested by Alem Omar Abdullah of the Council of Elders of Kalagan/Muslim Community in Sirawan. He cited foul odor from the farms and threats to health to people of Sirawan, whose coastal area is populated by Mulsims, who consider eating pork as taboo to their religion. The petition recalls an unresolved protest … Continue reading Davao City Muslims rise up vs. swine farms

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FEAR OF LANDSLIDE, FLOODS IN MATINA SHRINE HILLS, MAA, DAVAO CITY RAISED ANEW

FROMTHEMAILS OPINION By J. Stacey Baird  In support of Brgy Ma-a Federation of Homeowners Association  Open Letter on landslide threats in Matina Shrine Hills and flooding in its lower environs SUBDIVISION LOCATION ASSUMPTIONS MUST CHANGE Applications or approvals for subdivision development assume a certain level and frequency of rainfall and a certain “acceptable” level of risk to those nearby. Those assumptions, in light of experience and accelerating Climate Change are no longer valid.  Anything can happen and likely will. Flood and earth movements are often caused by human activities that weaken hills above or support below.  If we look at … Continue reading FEAR OF LANDSLIDE, FLOODS IN MATINA SHRINE HILLS, MAA, DAVAO CITY RAISED ANEW

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