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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 […]

ENVIRONMENT: Protecting Shrine Hills as green area for generations to come

(Norma T. Javellana-Vandenbroeck, Datu Bago Awardee for Environment Care, sent this letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City on the proposed amendments to Article IX, Section 3 of Davao City’s Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 0546-13, Section 3: Urban Ecological Enhancement Sub-Zone – UEESZ), on the occasion of the SP meeting of August 24, 2018)  […]

ENVIRONMENT: Protecting Shrine Hills as green area for generations to come

(Norma T. Javellana-Vandenbroeck, Datu Bago Awardee for Environment Care, sent this letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City on the proposed amendments to Article IX, Section 3 of Davao City’s Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 0546-13, Section 3: Urban Ecological Enhancement Sub-Zone – UEESZ), on the occasion of the SP meeting of August 24, 2018)  […]

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 […]

Landslide aftermath

Photo taken on Saturday, October 14, 2017, nine days after a landslide struck the upper portion  of Shrine Hills along the Diversion Road in Davao City on October 5. The landslide prompted the city government to close a portion of the highway for several days.  On October 10, it announced that starting Wednesday (Oct 11), […]

GREEN SPACE: Who cares?

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 10 October) —  In July 2017, the Davao Shrine Hills Advocates criticized the lack of coordination among government agencies with regards to both Shrine Hills slope protection and the Diversion Road widening. In response, Dean Ortiz, the DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) spokesman, maintained that, if the local government […]

GREEN SPACE: Landslides and the need to green Davao City with accessible public spaces

  (Norma T. Javellana and Arnold Vandenbroeck wrote this piece for the Davao Shrine Hills Advocates (DSHA), a member of the Sustainable Davao Movement) DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) — On July 14, 2017, a major landslide occurred on Shrine Hills along the Diversion Road. The landslide caused big mature forest trees and fruit […]