Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has criticized the handover of Daniel Smith to the Americans, saying the Arroyo administration was wrong in doing it. “Had I been there, it would have not happened,” Sun.Star quoted him as saying.

Angel Puentespina of the Malagos Garden Resort is the new president of the Davao Tourism Association (Data). Other newly elected Data officers: Gene Bangayan of The Venue, executive vice president; Marijac Pamintuan of Apo View Hotel, vice president for hotels; Renato “Gatchi” Gatchalian of Blugre, vice president for restaurants; Kathy Manuel of Pearl Farm Resort, vice president for resorts; Joy Querencia of House of Travel, vice president for travel and tours; Bert Barriga of NCCC, vice president for allied services; Emilie Dalisay of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao, secretary; Babes Cabebe of Casino Filipino Davao, treasurer; and Baby Robillo of Hotel Maguindanao, auditor.

Sun.Star Davao’s Tony Ajero marvels at the writing prowess of the prolific Henrylito Tacio, perhaps the most awarded Filipino features writer today.

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