Archive | June 27, 2007

Litany of feats, peek at future mark city council exit call

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) — As in every curtain call, the
adjournment of the sessions of the Sangguniang Panlungsod here was
marked with a litany of feats from outgoing councilors, a pitch on
their next steps, and a peek at those who will replace them.

Outgoing Vice Mayor Luis Bonguyan took the stage with his exit speech
citing at least eleven legislation as among major achievements in his
full nine-year three terms.

Sara Z. Duterte, daughter of reelected mayor Rodrigo, graced the
affair with other new members of the council, held four days before
she will assume as the new vice mayor.

The two-hour closing ceremony of the legislative body’s 14th council
also marked the SP’s return to the newly-renovated session hall in
preparation for the convening of the new council. Read More…


(New) Duty Free Philippines back in Davao with 2 shops

Sorry for an indiscretion. I realized an earlier post on the subject was inaccurate. I hope I could give better information from this.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) — Duty Free Philippines opened today
its shops at the Davao International Airport, one of two stores it is
opening here after it pulled out in the late 1990s. It returned to
Davao due to the city’s rising tourist arrivals and a growing
remittance of returning overseas Filipino workers.

Michael Christian Kho, DFP general manager, said they have opened at the Davao
airport for the first time because of the bright prospects of the
local tourism industry.

He said Davao City’s tourism has notably increased and DFP considered
the comeback after careful feasibility studies. DFP opened two small
shops within the airport, at the departure and arrival areas selling
liquor, tobacco, confectioneries and chocolates, fashion and
accessories, and perfumes. Read More…