THE DURIAN POST – DAVAO CITY – VOL III NO. 118 – Aug. 6-12, 2012 – Dabawenyos donate P7M to Luzon flood victims

Dabawenyos donate P7M for flood victims BY ROGER M. BALANZA The City government of Davao will donate a total of P7,000,000 in cash and food assistance for the flood victims in Luzon. Nine areas in Luzon that suffered heavy floods due to continuous rains have been placed under state of calamity: the provinces of Bataan, Laguna, Pampanga, and Zambales; Cainta and San Mateo, both of Rizal province; and Valenzuela City, Malabon City, and Muntinlupa City in Metro Manila. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the donations in cash of P5,650,000 and food packs worth P1,050,000 will be distributed to 40 cities, particularly … Continue reading THE DURIAN POST – DAVAO CITY – VOL III NO. 118 – Aug. 6-12, 2012 – Dabawenyos donate P7M to Luzon flood victims

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Dutertes warn anti-Muslim housing subdivisions

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Mayor Sara Duterte and her father Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte have separately warned housing subdivisions against discriminating on Muslims and tribal people applying for housing. Over reports that the developer of a high-end housing project had rejected an application by a couple from the Kalagan Tribe, Mayor Duterte has urged city councilors to speed up approval of the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance authored by her father. The couple had filed a formal complaint at the city council. The proposed Duterte ordinance now pending in the council would prohibit discrimination due to creed, race and status in life. In … Continue reading Dutertes warn anti-Muslim housing subdivisions

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PALATINO & LUCIFER – The Durian Beat

If the reactions were to be the basis as to where he should be exiled, Kabataan Partylist representative Raymond Palatino would be living in hell with Lucifer. Or maybe in Jolo to be beheaded by the fundamentalist Abu Sayyaf. The … Continue reading PALATINO & LUCIFER – The Durian Beat

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‘Bisdak’ Rody backs Bisaya in schools

FRONTPAGE BY ROGER M. BALANZA Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, a Bisdak, is all-out in support of teachers speaking in a mix of Bisaya and English in public elementary schools. That is good, he said. Bisdak is local lingo for a true-blue Bisaya from Cebu (coined after Bisayang Dako). The Dutertes are from Cebu. The Department of Education (DepEd) regional office said that under its Multi-Lingual Project to be implemented this year as part of the K-12 Program, teachers in Kindergarten and Grade One would be speaking in a mix of English and Cebuano Bisaya, which is the dominant dialect in … Continue reading ‘Bisdak’ Rody backs Bisaya in schools

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DURIANBURGDAVAO SKEWERS ED MALAY, THE CENTER

THEDURIANBEAT BANTAY KANG MALAY KA! We heard that publicist Ed Malay, the discredited public relations man behind the rigged surveys that had ex-Speaker Prospero Nograles winning a lopsided battle over then Vice Mayor Sara Duterte in the mayoral race in … Continue reading DURIANBURGDAVAO SKEWERS ED MALAY, THE CENTER

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ON AVERTING VIOLENT DEMOLITIONS: “Sana si Mayor Duterte na lang ang meyor namin!”

BY ROGER M. BALANZA VIOLENCE IN URBAN POOR ILLEGAL DWELLING DEMOLITION is a three-way street The urban poor using violence to stop the demolition. Authorities using violence to implement the demolition order. And in the case of Mayor Sara Duterte … Continue reading ON AVERTING VIOLENT DEMOLITIONS: “Sana si Mayor Duterte na lang ang meyor namin!”

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HOLY WEEK: Are you a Judas?

THEDURIANBEAT BY ROGER M.BALANZA     Holy Week is the week when the Passion—the suffering and death of Jesus Christ is remembered. On Palm Sunday Our Lord Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem, the holy city, mounted on a donkey. This event had been prophesied centuries before.     The people who loved and revered him made the journey a procession. Some laid their cloaks on the road to serve as carpets. Others waved palm branches, in the way great men were honored in those days. The people knew they were in the presence of a great preacher. But the more meditative ones had … Continue reading HOLY WEEK: Are you a Judas?

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Signboards of political debacles

EDITORIAL by ROGER M. BALANZA    Although the next election is still far away–May 2013–politicians fond of naming government projects and property after them or their relatives better be warned and should take heed of two proposed bills in Congress banning this practice aimed at getting publicity at the expense of public money. In the House of Representatives, Bayan Muna Representatives Teddy Casino and  Neri Javier Colmenares have authoredHouse Bill No. 2309  which bans the practice. “Clearly, it is immoral and unethical for any incumbent official to name government properties, services or programs, financed as these are by taxpayers’ money, … Continue reading Signboards of political debacles

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