Sara lauds watershed protection advocates

August 26th, 2016 by

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte lauded watershed stakeholders including forests guards for their active role in protecting the city’s watersheds.

In the mayor’s message read by City Administrator Zuleika Lopez on Wednesday’s opening of the 2016 Watershed Stakeholders Summit,  Duterte thanked volunteer forest guards or Bantay Bukid and other stakeholders for their commitment, saying their presence is an indication that Dabawenyos are united in ensuring the protection, conservation and sustainable management of the city’s watersheds.

“Our watersheds are where we source our drinking water. The health of our watersheds determines the quality and the quantity of our water,” the message read.

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‘Payment scheme’ for watershed protection eyed

August 25th, 2016 by

DAVAO CITY  – There is a need to create alternative livelihood opportunities that will help protect and sustainably manage Davao City’s watersheds.

This will be among the key recommendations submitted during the Davao Watershed Stakeholders Summit which opened yesterday at the Ritz Hotel, Garden Oases in Obrero.

Based on a study conducted by the Interface Development Interventions (IDIS), the group will look for ways in whicl local government units (LGUs) and stakeholders can provide financial support to residents whose livelihood has been affected by the implementation of various water conservation laws.

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Restos told to source supplies from organic certified farms

August 24th, 2016 by

DAVAO CITY -Restaurants serving organic meals are urged to source their products from the city’s organic farms that are PGS-(participatory guarantee system) certified.

“We are urging these restaurants to buy their organic products from PGS-certified organic farms to ensure that what they are serving are pure organic meals,” said Joy Enriquez, a representative of Go Organic Davao City (GoDC).

Enriquez said buying products from PGS-certified sources is highly recommended to as it assures healthy and pesticide-free products.

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