‘Helpful’ sectors cited in Pasidungog awards

The City Government of Davao, thru the Davao City Investment and Promotion Center held the Pasidungog: Garbo sa Dabaw, an appreciation and awarding program for the individuals and organizations that contributed to the development of Davao City, on Tuesday, at the Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Given due recognition were individuals and organizations who have been contributors of development for the months July-December of 2016 that came from the following sectors: business development & entrepreneurship, public safety, disaster & crisis response, environment & beautification, social services, health and education, and for tourism and the arts.

The awardees in the business and development and entrepreneurship sectors are those who have tirelessly supported the city government’s programs in inspiring the local Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) community and in attracting more investors, both local and foreign, to thrive and prosper in the city. Among the awardees were the Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao, Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ICT Davao and Manuel Guianga & Sirib Employees Multipurpose Cooperative (MAGSIGE MPC), Ruben Gonzaga, Marlo Yap, Milagros Fuentes, Alvin Elbon and Family, Genovivo Cajes, Allan Macasantos and Perfecto Jojo Rom.

For public safety, disaster and crisis response, the organizations recognized were the ones who have devoted their time and resources in responding to the call of the city government in providing assistance to the Dabawenyos during disaster and calamities. Given recognition were Fagel Tabin Agricultural Corp., Kiwanis International (KI) Philippine South District Division 7 and Division 8, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN), Davao Medical Education Management, Pilipinong May Puso Foundation, Davao Filipino-Chinese Firefighters of Davao, Inc., Davao Bay Coconut Mill, Inc., Balay Mindanao Foundation, Davao Volunteer Fire Brigade, Inc., SFX TRABMOC, Eagles of Toril, Red Cross, HELP Network, Davao Fire Fighters and Rescue Services, Mindanao Land Foundation, Agdao Cooperative, Phoenix Petroleum, Inc. and Union Galvasteel.

The awardees in the environment and beautification sector focused their efforts in assisting the city government in preserving and developing the city while preserving its natural resources. The awards were given to Interface Development Interventions, Inc., Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, UM Research and Publication Office, Davies Paints Philippines, Inc., Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, individuals Francisco Hernandez, Edwin Go, Edna Paulino and Carmelo Palban.

In the social services, health and education sector, the awardees were Tambayan Center for Children’s Rights, Inc., Child Hope Mindanao, Inc., SOS Children’s Village Davao, NCCC Cares, Inc., Church of the Latter Day Saints, SM Foundation, Trust Hardware, San Pedro College, Ateneo de Davao University Community Engagement and Advocacy Council, Henry Wee, Christian John Saludar, Warren Liong, JPHEIGO Mindanao Health, Mindanao AIDS Advocate Association Inc., Brokenshire Women Center, Jerome Foundation, Operation Smile for Cleft Center Mindanao, Maharlika Charity Foundation, Tebow Cure Hospital, Dr. Ruben Rubillo, Pastor Estereo Banug, Richard Chu, Cleopatra Catadman, Gawad Kalinga, Homeless People’s Federation Philippines, Inc., Bai Tessie Ledesma, Rotary Club of Pag-asa Davao and Holcim Philippines.

For tourism and the arts, the organizations and individuals being given recognition were those who actively promote and advocate Davao City’s tourism and rich cultural historical heritage through their creative and innovative programs and projects. Among the awardees were Davao Fashion and Design Council, Samuel A. Libre, Jr., Gene Bangayan, Susabel Reta, Jasper Huang, Kalumon Ensemble, Madayaw Ensemble, Neil Llanes, Jester Oani, Oscar Figuracion, Jr. and Librada Rufo.

The awards were conferred to the awardees by key personnel of the different city government agencies namely, the newly appointed national chairman of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, City Administrator Atty. Zuleika T. Lopez, City Mayor’s Chief-of-Staff Atty. Raul Nadela, Jr., OIC of the Cooperative Development Office Julius Adrian Oxales, Leo Brian Leuterio of the City Agriculturist’s Office, Col. Erwin Neri of the Task Force Davao, Psupt. Dionesio Abude of the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) and Engr. Eliza Madrazo of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).