Cha Monforte

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Cha Monforte has been BusinessMirror correspondent covering Davao Region, Mindanao since 2009. He is economics graduate of the Mindanao State University - Marawi City.

Tipanud Festival for 7 tribes legislated in Davao del Norte

Davao del Norte Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Datu Marcial Lig-onan successfully pushed for the passage of an ordinance enshrining a province-wide Tipanud Festival every fourth week of October to celebrate, showcase and promote the culture, tradition and products of the seven tribes of the province.

NEA takes over Davao Norte co-op

THE National Electrification Administration (NEA), through its Task Force Duterte Northern Davao Power (NDP) took over the management of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) last Thursday, designating new managers from other electric cooperatives in Mindanao.

Resident cleans up polluted creek in Iligan City

LITO de la Corta, 54, only wanted to end the foul odor emanating from the murky and polluted Baslayan creek area near his house. It was also a breeding ground for the big flies and mosquitoes that annoy his family and, yes, threaten the health of their neighborhood.

New Prime Sultan chosen for Davao region

KAGAN Sultan Abdul Mawla Camamara III of Davao City was chosen via consensus by reigning sultans in the Davao region as the Prime Sultan (equivalent to king or president) of the Sultanate of Region 11, also known as the Davao region.

Plant Industry officer in Davao ordered relieved

ACTING on complaints that small exporters of Cavendish banana have been allegedly milked of P8,000 per shipping container, or P40,000 per transaction, by several Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) quarantine officials for years now, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol has relieved a quarantine officer in Davao City.

2 Duterte aides hurt in accident

TWO top campaign aides of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, including the driver and the aide’s son, cheated death, as the Toyota Fortuner sport-utility vehicle they were riding on turned turtle on Wednesday morning at around 6 at a high-altitude zigzag road in Quezon town while on their way to Valencia City, Bukidnon, to prepare for the speaking engagement of the mayor.

Banana growers to sue NIA for Panabo dike collapse

SEVERAL banana-producing landowners and rice farmers in Panabo City are demanding at least P304-million damage compensation from the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), three years after a big NIA protection dike was washed out by a severe flood and stopped river waters to flow to an irrigation system serving at least 4,600 hectares of irrigated riceland and irrigated banana plantations.