FLOIRENDO GETS 9 MULTI-MILLION-PESO DPWH ROAD PROJECTS FOR IGACOS

PUSHING UP MINDANAO’S BORACAY The Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) will get 9 road construction and improvement  projects in 2019 that were expected to boost the tourist island’s bid to be the Boracay of Mindanao. The road projects will … Continue reading FLOIRENDO GETS 9 MULTI-MILLION-PESO DPWH ROAD PROJECTS FOR IGACOS

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Ferry system to ease Davao transport woes

                 Davao del Norte Provincial Governor Rodolfo has proposed a ferry system between Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCos) to declog vehicular traffic along the route from the mainland to the island city.                 The ferry system should connect all provinces in the Davao Region, said del Rosario.                 “To ease up the traffic, we must use the sea highway, our sea is so open. Samal is in the middle of the Davao Gulf,” he said.                 As the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) XI is set to improve the ports in Pantukan and Maco of Compostela … Continue reading Ferry system to ease Davao transport woes

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DAVAO DEL NORTE GOVERNOR WANTS DAVAO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFERRED TO SAMAL ISLAND

            Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario has proposed the transfer of the Davao International Airport to the Island Garden City of Samal.             Speaking with Malacanang tourism infrastructure consultant Ludwig Rieder and Department of Tourism regional director Art Boncato in Tagum City last week, del Rosario also proposed building o a bridge spanning Davao City and Samal Island.       He told the officials that the transfer of the airport would make the proposed multi-billion Davao City-Samal Bridge a reality, since “no one in his right senses will put up a bridge in Igacos when there is nothing happening … Continue reading DAVAO DEL NORTE GOVERNOR WANTS DAVAO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFERRED TO SAMAL ISLAND

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Dabawenyos missing the Miss Earth beauties

Blame it on the prudes behind Davao City’s Women’s Development Code: participants in the local search of the Miss Earth Philippines are sailing off to Samal Island for the swimsuit competition of the beauty pageant.             The code approved in 1997 is a gigolo’s nightmare: it bans swimsuits in beauty contests.             The organizers did not want to clash with the local prohibition , said Oscar Casaysay, community relations program coordinator of the City Mayor’s Office and pageant consultant, in a Mindanews report.             “The prohibition was long observed here even prior to the passage in 1997 of the Women’s … Continue reading Dabawenyos missing the Miss Earth beauties

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