Lunhaw tours to boost Davao’s eco-agri tourism

April 27th, 2017 by

Going beyond recognition, environmental awardees convened as a network to help promote Davao as one of the country’s greenest cities.

The Lunhaw Awards network of green practitioners is set to offer Lunhaw tours which will showcase the city’s environmental-friendly practices from forest-based initiatives, organic agriculture, coastal and marine management to water and energy conservation, pollution control, and green building architecture and spaces.

“We want to show tourists that here in Davao, we not only have the country’s best natural and cultural attractions but we also have a growing environmentally-conscious citizenry to ensure that the city’s development does not come at the cost of the next generation,” said Chinkie Peliño-Golle, Acting Director of IDIS, Lunhaw Awards co-organizer and secretariat.

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No Climbing of Mt. Apo from Davao City

April 9th, 2017 by

The Watershed Management Council (WMC) of Davao City asserts that the Brgy. Tamayong trail to Mt. Apo will remain closed and warns the public for consequences of unrestricted access.

“The WMC wants to address the problem of illegal hikers and climbers in Mt. Talomo-Tamayong trail so it issued a resolution supporting PAMB’s decision on the continued closure of Tamayong entry point in Mt. Talomo,” said Chinkie Peliño Golle, Acting Director of Interface Development Intervention Inc. (IDIS), who requested to convene the council for an emergency meeting last April 7.

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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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