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War on GMO quiet, but visible in Davao City

PROTESTERS raise placards spelling out their opposition to the commercial production of a genetically modified variety of rice during a forum in Davao City. INQUIRER MINDANAO

Organic agriculture advocates on Tuesday disrupted the speech of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala at a forum here, raising placards and streamers demanding a ban on genetically-modified (GM) rice to protect the gains of organic agriculture in the country.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Spine injury makes me unfit for ’16—Duterte

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte admitted here that one of the reasons he is not interested in running for President in 2016 was a spinal injury he suffered in a past accident that continues to give him backaches and limits his mobility.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Davao City hit by floods, power outage due to heavy rains

A PORTION of the Cotabato-Davao highway submerged in flood. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Heavy rains triggered flooding that left many commuters stranded and caused power outages here on Wednesday evening.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Duterte wants Davao City hospitals ready to deal with Ebola threat by Nov. 15

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks in Cebu City about federalism.  LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has prepared emergency plans to contain the possible spread of the Ebola virus that has killed thousands in three West African countries where thousands of Filipinos are working.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Local officials mull federal form of govt to speed up countryside development

Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. of Maribojoc, Bohol (Photo from www.maribojoc.gov.ph)

Some local government officials have started talking about pursuing a federal form of government, especially in the wake of the controversy over the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program and the scandal over the pork barrel scam, which they think have only highlighted the unequal distribution of funds among the regions.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »