Davao airport rehab pushed

Subscribe Now November 21, 2010 at 10:16pm

The Davao International Airport (DIA) based in this city needs to undergo rehabilitation, according to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. She made this comment in reaction to the issue of “open skies” policy, which the Confederation of Provincial Governors, City Mayors and Municipal Mayors League Presidents of Mindanao (CONFED Mindanao) is currently reviewing. “There is a need to renovate some of the airport’s equipment that has already bogged down. The facility should be updated,” she said. She also confirmed that no financial assistance is being allocated in the city’s annual budget for the DIA as this is of national concern.

But the mayor said the city recently helped in the repair of one of the X-ray machines at the DIA. The city is also providing security personnel inside the DIA as well as providing food for the K-9 bomb-sniffing dogs deployed in the facility.


CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City, Philippines – Taking the cue from President Aquino, the top ranking officer of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Raul M. Bacalzo, laid down eight foundation initiatives to further strengthen the police force throughout the country.

In his message before the officers and men of Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) led by Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal at the parade ground/grandstand at Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez here on Thursday, the PNP chief emphasized the eight foundation initiatives which will give more services to the people and wide responsibility and respect to the whole PNP.

These eight initiatives are: Doing and Training in the Basics; Procurement Review; Equipage; Police Community Partnership; Doctrine Development; Reward and Punishment; Human Rights; and Mentoring Leadership, Bacalzo said. (Mike U. Crismundo)


GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines (PNA) – Local officials in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have agreed to step up their security cooperation. Secretary Lualhati Antonino, chairperson of the Mindanao Development Authority, said Thursday the region’s local chief executives specifically vowed during a meeting in Davao City last Tuesday to coordinate their peace and order strategies and pool their resources in a bid to further strengthen the government’s security operations in the area.

“They acknowledged the need to unify their security efforts to effectively resolve the lingering security problems in the area,” she said.

Antonino said the meeting, which she joined along with Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, was attended by Governors Arthur Pingoy Jr. of South Cotabato, Miguel Rene Dominguez of Sarangani, Suharto Mangudadatu of Sultan Kudarat, Lala Talino-Mendoza of North Cotabato and General Santos City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio.

Source: mb.com.ph

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