Category Archives: shrine hills

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 […]