Showing posts from June, 2010

CCNA Review, Certification Exam Now in Davao City

Information Technology professionals need not go to Cebu or Manila anymore to get their CCNA Certification thanks to the establishment of the Concentrix Institute right in Davao City.

“This is a pioneering institute here in Davao City and depending on its success, we will be offering it next in our Manila office,” Concentrix Davao Site Director Gerardo Dumael said during the launch of the Institute this morning. Concentrix Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading Fortune 500 company SYNNEX, is located at the Damosa IT Park in Davao City.

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification Training Course is being offered for a very affordable fee of only P26 thousand, way below the prevailing rates in Metro Manila. Dumael said the four-month CCNA Training is very friendly even to those who have to work during weekdays since the training is being held from 9am to 6pm every Saturdays and Sundays.

Graduates of the CCNA Training can get the Training with Certification Exam Pack…

LTO XI is 4th top performing region for 2010

The Land Transportation Office XI ranked fourth in the overall top performing regions for 2010, following Regions IV-Batangas, III-Pampanga and National Capital Region which took the first, second and third places respectively.

“Among the basis for its selection include the region’s revenue collections, infrastructure projects all over the region, road safety program and the Citizen’s Charter,” LTO XI oic regional director Atty. Jesus Zozobrado III said.

The selection also took into consideration the ISO report based on ISO 9001:2000 to 9001:2008 certification. Among the LTO XI District Offices that have been certified are the Metro Davao Licensing Center, Tagum City and Mati. The Compostela Valley and Samal Extension Offices are set for ISO Certification this year.

ISO 9000 is included in the family of quality management systems standards being maintained by the International Organization for Standardization or ISO. Among the requirements before the certification is granted include th…

Water or power? Mayor Sara chooses water

The burning issue between water and power has once again been put to rest by Mayor-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio after she informed Davao City’s business sector that she will definitely choose water over power, anytime

Duterte-Carpio presented the economic platform of her administration to members of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII).

“I’ve been adamant about the proposal to amend the watershed code of the city and told the councillors that such an amendment will not happen during my tern as Vice Mayor,” she said.

She said there is a reason why the Tamugan River has been declared a protected area. This is primarily because it serves as a recharge zone of our underwater aquifers, she added.

A recharge zone is an area of land through which water passes through holes or cracks in soil and rock to fill an aquifer. Deep rooted trees should be planted in recharge zones so that the rainwater can refill the aquifers

“If you ask me which is more important—water or power—I w…

Davao’s anti-spitting ordinance more than just a lifestyle change

Davao City’s Anti-Spitting Ordinance elicited a lot of laughs when it was first introduced to the halls of the City Council. “Such a trivial resolution,” most Dabawenyos commented.

However, there is more to the Anti-Spitting Ordinance than what is perceived by the public. For one, the ordinance seeks to promote not only the cleanliness of the streets of the city, but more importantly, it seeks to protect the health of the people.

“We have a high case of drug-resistant Tuberculosis; these are patients that do not respond to medicine even after six months,” Davao City National Tuberculosis Program medical coordinator Dr. Ashley Lopez said.

TB cases in Davao City, which has increased from 1,568 in 2008 to 1,617 in 2009, is considered to be the highest in the region.

“Tuberculosis is still considered one of the killer diseases in the country despite the advancements made by science in terms of providing a treatment for this medical condition,” City Council Committee on Health Dr. Samuel Bango…