Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Barangay Bayanihan at Purok 9 and 10 San Rafael, 
Barangay 9-A, Davao City
August 27, 2014 - Team Acosta and the Barangay Council held a Bayanihan for the rehabilitation of the multi-purpose building located at Purok 9 San Rafael Homeowners Association and for the improvement of the open court located at Purok 10 Muslim Area, Barangay 9-A Davao City. 

Meanwhile, children received pots of lugaw at the same time. 

The bayanihan project was spearheaded by Kapt. Roderico Llubit.

Kapt. Llubit took part in the bayanihan project as well. 

And of course, Hon. Councilor Mabel S. Acosta did not miss the chance to help.

The hand in hand participation of Team Acosta, Barangay Officials and the residents resulted to the success of the rehabilitation of the multi-purpose building and open court at Barangay 9-A, Davao City. 

Outreach Program

Tabernacle of Philippines DBP Village, Maa
Outreach Program

Team Acosta took part in the community outreach program at Purok 25, People’s Village last August 25, 2014

Despite the rain, it did not stop residents from grabbing their share of  the tasty lugaw. 

And indeed happy faces were visible from families and children upon receiving pots of lugaw. 

The Tabernacle of Philippines (TOP) is a Christian mission church that is currently based in DBP Village, Maa that focuses on teaching biblical values and community outreach to the poor and needy.

Executive Order No. 37

Executive Order No. 37
Series of 2014
The Roles, Powers, Functions and the Duties of Personnel Involved 
in the Conduct of Administrative Investigations

Last October 18, 2013, the City Mayor created an investigating committee which was tasked to conduct necessary administrative proceedings related to complaints made involving employees of the City Government.
To ensure proper observance of due process and to avoid delay in the resolution of cases, the committee recommended the need to amend and define further their functions.
The amendment involved the ff:
Sec. 1 – Creation of an Investigating Committee
Sec. 2 – Powers, Functions and Duties
Sec. 3 – Quorum and Voting in Sessions
Sec. 4 – Special Administrative Prosecutor
Sec. 5 – Powers, Functions and Duties
Sec. 6 – Secretariat
Sec. 7 – Funding/Operating Costs
Sec. 8 – Separability Clause
Sec. 9 – Effectivity

Fellisse Emil D. Comagon
AB – Mass Communications
Ateneo de Davao University

National Heroes Day

National Heroes Day
August 25, 2014 at Unknown Soldiers Monument,
 Osmeña Park,  San Pedro Street, Davao City

     Last Monday, August 25, 2014 is not just any other regular holiday, It is the commemoration of the "National Heroes Day", which is done in order to give honor to the other heroes who are not remembered with their own legal holidays as Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio is remembered.  The activities took place at the Unknown Soldiers Monument, Osmeña Park, San Pedro Street, Davao City at 7:00 in the morning. It was participated by many agencies, such as Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine National Police - Region XI, Parish Priest fro St. Francis of Assisi Parish, the World War II Heritage Organization, the Naval Forces of Eastern Mindanao, Davao City Teachers and other representatives from the Department of Education, City Mayors Office, representatives from the City Council, and many others.

     Verily, the unknown heroes should not be forgotten and their unsung contributions to the country should be recognized. The celebration of the "National Heroes Day" is an avenue for Filipinos to become enlightened on the richness of their heritage and thus encourage them to become better citizens to live noble lives. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Moringa Tuna Lugaw

Moringa Tuna Lugaw at Its Best

Add moringa tuna lugaw into your diet plan! It is loaded with lots of vitamins and nutrients. With this diet combo you are in the right track for a healthier lifestyle!

Benefits of Moringa Tuna Lugaw:
1.)   It increases the natural defenses of your body
2.)   It provides the right amount of protein
3.)   It helps proper digestion
4.)   Promotes the normal function of liver and kidney
5.)   The omega-3 fatty acid found in tuna reduces the risk of obesity
6.)   Moringa helps spikes up your metabolism
7.)   Moringa has supreme anti-oxidant properties with powerful anti-aging properties. 
8.)   Moringa reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines 
9.)   The B vitamins present in tuna helps increase energy
10.)  In recent studies, both Moringa and Tuna helps reduces the risk of cancer. Those who include these foods in their diet are more likely to avoid health complications.

So what are you waiting for? Try Moringa Tuna Lugaw for a healthier new you.


Kris Conat
AB Mass Communication
Ateneo de Davao University

Josefa Llanes Escoda

Josefa Llanes Escoda Elementary School

Josefa Llanes Escoda Elementary School located at F. Rodriguez St., Gem Village, Maa, Davao City has been experiencing flood problems causing distraction of classes especially during the rainy season.

Upon the ocular inspection of the area, the City Engineer’s Office recommended to elevate the grounds with 150 truckloads of landfill.

As the chairperson of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Arts and Culture, Maria Belen S. Acosta together with the school principal, Cecilia Cardoza distributed letters last November 13, 2013 requesting for any donations that may be used for the Ground Elevation Joint Community Project.
As of July 31, 2014, 75% of the area is already covered with landfill.

Among the donors/sponsors were:
Gem Village
4 cu. m
Forest Lake
10 cu. m
Lostrim Construction
15 cu.m
Hon. Mabel Sunga Acosta
17 cu. m
However, there is still 25% of the area that still needs to be covered.

                If you are willing to be a part of this on-going project, kindly coordinate with Councilor Acosta’s Chief of Staff, Lou Jane Bulaclac at (082) 2220855 loc 221 or send an email to loujanem.davaocouncil@gmail.com or Ms. Cecilia D. Cardoza, Principal of Josefa Llanes Escoda Elementary School at 09207307119.

                Let us help hand in hand and change the lives of these children and make a world a better place for our future generation.

Fellisse Emil Comagon
AB Mass Communication
Ateneo de Davao University
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Pearl Gajunera
105.9 Balita FM

Ma. Cecilia Bundian
Mindanao Times

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ramon Baustista

Persona Non Grata

Article XIII, Section 14 of the 1987 constitution provides that the State shall protect working women by providing safe and healthful working conditions, taking into account their maternal functions, and such facilities and opportunities that will enhance their welfare and enable them to realize their full potential in the service of the nation.

Even the Constitution itself, the highest law of the land, mandates respect and protection for women. Not all of us may have wives, girlfriends, sisters, or any special woman in our lives, but all of us have mothers. A mother who carried us in her womb for 9 months, and gave us life. A mother who would do anything  and would even sacrifice her life for her child.

For uncountable reasons, it would only be grateful to give respect to women. It may be just the wrong choice of words at the wrong place and time. But still the damage has been done. Therefore, it must be corrected, and the wrongdoer must be reprimanded.