Samal ecotourism program shines in World Conference
by Cherry Mae D. Palicte
February 27, 2014 (updated)
Island Garden City Of Samal, Davao del Norte – The village of Tagbaobo in Kaputian district here took the center stage during the recent 5th World Ecotourism Conference in Cebu City through the presentation of its ecotourism program.
With the theme “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities,” the Tagbaobo community-based tourism program was chosen along with the programs of four other local government units (LGUs) in the country in a presentation before hundreds of ecotourism stakeholders from all over the world.
Gene Rose Tecson, president of the Tagbaobo Tourism Council, showed an audio visual and PowerPoint present-ation highlighting the development of various tourism sites in the barangay (village) with the local residents as its prime movers.
Samal City expects 30% increase in number of visitors this year
February 18, 2014 10:18 pm
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Davao del Norte, Feb. 18 — The Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) expects at least a 30-percent increase in the number of visitors this year compared to last year.
The city's head of Investments and Tourism office, Jennifer D. Cariaga, told Davao business reporters in an interview that they expect more tourists, both domestic and foreign, to visit the island either for recreation or on business trip.
Published in http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1591392872379
Thursday 20th of February 2014
Island Garden City of Samal, February 20, 2014 (PIA) - Mayor Aniano P. Antalan ordered to conduct random drug testing to city employees Tuesday aimed at making the workplace drug-free.
By Ivy C. Tejano
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
THE Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) has never failed to entertain its visitors! Aside from dipping and swimming in its sea and waterfalls, enjoying the white sand, and resting into its posh resorts with various activities, the island can also take you into a one of a kind underwater adventure.
February 14, 2014 7:39 am
DAVAO CITY, Feb. 13 — The shipment of mangoes from the Island Garden City of Samal is now penetrating international markets in Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan and Korea.
Samal City head for agriculture, Ma. Leah Zapanta said the breakthrough came about when thorough efforts were made to ensure that the mango produce of the island are free of diseases and meet phytosanitary standards that international markets require.
Thursday 30th of January 2014
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, January 30, 2014 (PIA) - The City government here enforced the City Ordinance No. 2013-223 known as the Comprehensive Anti-Smoking of the Island Garden City of Samal on January 27.
This new ordinance amended the ordinance no. 2012-216, making it more comprehensive which accordingly adopt the provisions stated in the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 17 and the Department of Health Administrative Order No. 2009-0010 mandating a 100% Smoke-Free Environment and Smoking Prohibition Policy within areas encompassing government premises.
Thursday 9th of January 2014
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL,January 9, 2014 (PIA) - City Mayor Aniano P. Antalan welcomed the city employees during the first Monday convocation in year 2014 with marching order to be always punctual and diligent in work.
Sun. Star Davao
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
DAVAO DEL NORTE – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) conferred the top honors to the Provincial Government of Davao del Norte and the Municipality of New Corella for their significant stride in ending extreme hunger and malnutrition.