Wednesday, 09 July 2014 20:12
By Cheneen R. Capon
Aside from the coastlines of Davao City, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has intensified security patrol in the Davao Gulf and the shorelines of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) which can be used by terrorists as take-off points in advancing to Davao City. “We already informed our personnel in substations located in Babak, Kaputian and Talicud to maintain high alert because we don’t discount that terrorist can use these points to enter the city,” PCG station commander Ernesto P. Cabatac said in a phone interview with Edge Davao yesterday.
Cabatac said that terrorists could use small boats in travelling from IGaCoS to Davao City.
Sun. Star Davao
Friday, July 04, 2014
DAVAO DEL NORTE – Governor Rodolfo del Rosario declared Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) as the best location for an international airport.
Sun. Star Davao
Friday, June 27, 2014
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL – The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council here convened for the 2nd Quarter Meeting called by CDRRM Council chair Mayor Aniano P. Antalan to decide on the budget preparation for calendar year 2015 and other vital projects and activities that sought the council’s approval held at the old Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall on June 25.
Monday 23rd of June 2014
Island Garden City of Samal, June 23, 2014 (PIA) - The city government of the Island Garden City of Samal distributed relief goods to the relocated sixty-seven families of Barangay Camudmud, Babak District on Tuesday, June 17.
SunStar Davao, June 3, 2014
TALIKUD Island on the Island Garden City of Samal is set to be the next Boracay of the South with the implementation
of the P5.8 million. Open Beach Line project.
The project aims to establish Samal's biggest islet, known for its long white sand beaches and world class diving sites,
as a model in sustainable tourism development, along with enhanced competitiveness and investment promotion of the tourism-related businesses in the province of DAvao del Norte.
Published in Sun Star Davao
Friday, May 9, 2014
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL- City Investment and Tourism Officer Jennifer Cariaga rated the nine-day Visit Samal Island (VSI) 2014 celebration a success despite setbacks, limitations and challenges.
Cariaga recognized the strong support and efforts of the local government in the realization of the event's objective but emphasized a much better outcome if key players in the island's tourism industry had prepared a thorough and unified plan for the VSI 2014.
The involved implementers of the celebration were optimistic to have a better VSI celebration next year given the experiences gained in the summer promotion and marketing strategy to attract tourists in the Island City.
Much of the events offered during the celebration showcased ecological adventures and sports, aesthetic skills in painting and fashion, island's cultural practices, beauty and beach party ambiance. Melrose Samal CIO
Samal City, Davao del Sur — The Visit Samal 2014 program here has increased the tourist traffic and arrival, an official said Friday.
Jennifer D. Cariaga, City Investment and Tourism Officer of the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos), told Manila Bulletin they have noted the increase through the positive feedbacks of the resorts to their office.
“Though we have not validated it yet we are positive that it (tourist volume) has increased,” she stressed.
She added, “for its 4th year now, we have really noted an increase since the start of this event in 2011.”
Cariaga said this year’s Visit Samal showcased the festivals of the island wherein they have incorporated all the big festivals like Kabasan Festival, White Nights Festival and Madyaw Hugyaw which ended yesterday.
“For this year, we have a bigger event since we have included the big festivals in the island to be part of the Visit Samal 2014,” she explained.
By DAVAO TODAY
April 11 2014
By Daisy Jane Apit
Davao Today intern
DAVAO CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has asked private landowners in the resort island of Samal to yield the road right of way to a planned massive construction of road network, to buoy up the island’s importance as the “key site” in regional tourism.
DOT XI Tourism Operations Officer, Eden David, told a press conference at Philippine Information Agency, that government would appeal to private landowners to give way to the road projects to open up the island to more tourism opportunities, including livelihood to local villagers.
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