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Proposed amendment in 2013 Davao zoning ordinance passed on 2nd reading

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sep) – The City Council here approved on second reading Tuesday the amendments in the 2013 Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance seeking to expand the protection of and to encourage environment-friendly developments at the 222-hectare Shrine Hills identified as Urban Ecological Enhancement Sub-Zone (UEESZ). Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) executive director Chinkie Peliño-Golle […]

Davao City ordinance requiring use of lead-safe paints lauded

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 June) – Environmental group Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) lauded the passage of an ordinance in the City Council last Tuesday that requires the use of lead-safe paints in construction, maintenance, renovation projects and other activities here. It is supposed to be the first legislation of its kind in the country […]

Shrine Hills not a ‘dumping site’ – environment group

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Feb) – “Shrine Hills was not declared Urban Ecological Enhancement sub-Zone just to be a dumping site.” This was the statement of Chinkie Pelino-Golle, executive director of the environmental group Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) as they complained that a portion of the Shrine Hills has become a dumping site since […]

Envi group pushes for permeable pavement system

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 October) — Environmental group Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) is pushing for a permeable paving system in parking areas, gardens, parks and open spaces to help lessen the surface water run-off during heavy downpour that worsens flooding in urban areas. IDIS acting executive director Chinkie Pelino-Golle told MindaNews on Sunday that […]