Archive | June 5, 2007

Court OKs intervenors in aerial spray ban trial

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 June) – The court trial over the impending
implementation of the city’s aerial spray ban enters a new phase as
the Regional Trial Court allowed residents of areas affected by aerial
spraying to be represented as intervenors.

This brings a third party in the tug-of-war between the city’s banana
industry, led by the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association
(PBGEA), and the respondent (the city government), which is ready to
implement the ordinance later this month.

PBGEA filed for temporary injunction against the ordinance’s
implementation as it contested the city government’s power to pass
such law, among other issues.

A court injunction is a judicial block for a party from proceeding to
a course of action until the case is resolved. Read More…

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A thousand jobs at hand as US firm to locate in Davao?

According to a press release from the Department of Trade and Industry in Southeastern Mindanao, another multi-million foreign-based call center firm will put up a branch in Davao City within six months.

Is this another sign that Davao is  on its way to become the ICT hub?

The press release said the Sutherland Global Services is a New York-based business process outsourcing (BPO) company. At least 1,000 job opportunities will be available to qualified applicants once the company formally starts recruiting. Read More…

A day for the environment in court

Today, June 05, the city government will have its day in court to present why the
ban on aerial spraying must be implemented as scheduled.

According to pro-ban advocate, IDIS, in a press release environment groups will present plaques of appreciation to Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte, councilors Nenita Orcullo and Leo Avila.
Orcullo, who lost a reelection bid which she attributed to her support for the ban, was the first to propose the ban at the city council in 2004. Avila chaired the committee on environment and natural resources which proposed and heard the legislation until it was passed and signed as ordinance by Duterte in March.

The rites would be held in Grand Men Seng Hotel at 2p.m.

IDIS also announced that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will address the world on the necessity of protecting the environment today, considered as World Environment Day.