IDIS gets seal of approval for advocacy work

March 29th, 2017 by

Davao city’s lead NGO advocate for the sustainable management of watersheds received two awards in time for its 18th founding anniversary this March 29.

The City Government of Davao recognized the Interface Development Interventions Inc. (IDIS) for its invaluable contribution to the city in the field of environment and beautification during the Pasidungog: Garbo sa Davao Program, in celebration of the 80th Araw ng Davao.

Ateneo de Davao University Community Engagement and Advocacy Council also gave IDIS its Bergoglio Awards for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship in recognition of the organization’s innovative approaches and creative solutions for environmental challenges.

Ateneo de Davao University also cited IDIS’ “critical roles in enacting environmental ordinances like the Zoning Ordinance and the Watershed Code of Davao.”

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Dabawenyo green warriors recognized in 5th Lunhaw Awards

March 21st, 2017 by

Davao City has become a haven for green living thanks to increasing number of environmental initiatives popularized through the Lunhaw Awards, now on its fifth year.

These green warriors ranged from young students, individual farmers in both rural and urban settings, to associations and commercial establishments.

The City Government made Lunhaw Awards officially part of the 80th Araw ng Davao celebration. This year’s awarding ceremony and gathering of green advocates was held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel on March 17.

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Sara slams groups over WTE criticism

November 17th, 2016 by

“They’re barking up the wrong tree,” Mayor Sara Duterte said addressing the Integrated Development Interventions (IDIS), an environment group who criticized her over her partnership with Mayor Kenji Kitakashi of Kitakyushu, Japan for a waste management project.

The mayor clarified the signing was for the technology assistance on waste management of the Kitakyushu Government to the city.

“They are barking up the wrong tree because the WTE (Waste to Energy) is with the private company particularly the Nippon Steel,” Duterte told Mirror. She said the signing was for the technology assistance of the Kitakyushu government to the city of Davao. Click to Read more >>