New Beginnings

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     Taking a gaze back of the events that happened for 2011 creates a mixed emotion to all of us. From the catastrophic moments of the Matina Aplaya flood, demolition of houses for the informal settlers, fires in different barangays, Panama Disease that may kill the banana export and a thousand deaths from the victims of the Sendong typhoon in Cagayan and Ilagan.

     True enough it is a sad story for our brothers in Mindanao but it’s not everything that happened because the tragedies and unprecedented phenomenon’s creates a reaction to the majority where the virtue of hope is the solution for new beginnings.

     Looking at the bright side for Davao and Mindanao it has shown outstanding growth as the management of the local government especially with the leadership of Mayor Inday Sara and Vice-Mayor Rody Duterte, the confidence of investors to pour in their money for Mindanao’s growth have been abrupt in which sudden changes in the city can be seen. Starting with the Ayala-Floirendo Abreeza Mall, SM Ecoland Expansion, SM Lanang, Aboitiz Power Plant, D’Leonor Inland Resort and a bunch of local investors have been constructing Hotels as the tourists are taking a look at the beauty and richness of Davao.

     The industrialization of Davao marks a signal in the south that Mindanao will be booming more this year 2012 because resources are utilize at its best for development and income generation in lieu to the mining industry that has been a billion dollar investment that will keep our economy a boost. Let those sad memories of the past year be left behind while sighting for greener pasteur as new challenges for gains and rebirth will be around.

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A Young Dabawenyo’s Perspective in Business

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When we talk about business during the regime of the old and vintage it has always been the adults and their opinions that have given the authority to rule their own decisions with or without the right feasibility study to prove that such suggestion or idea can lead to a successive path. Nowadays we speak of the younger generation delving to the idea that business can be handled by the younger ones at the expense of proper study, the right connection and impulsive marketing.

Being a Dabawenyo I am always proud of my roots because of the fact that Davao, my home is not only rich with its resources but by the presence of skilful and knowledgeable people who are ready to adhere changes and uplift the economy of the once sleeping giant in the south.

In the former years where we are only known as the food basket in the whole nation, the landscape has change to a brighter view since tourism and a mouthful of investors have been trusting to Davao’s capacity to handle the investments they have poured in. As pure Dabawenyo’s who have been doing business in our humble city, I have seen the growth and improvement not only in our infrastructure but also the peace and order stability of our city.

In this significant proof I have ruled out that business is doing great because the agricultural sector of our city are eyeing global export through linkages of our BIMP-EAGA partnership which will make Davao truly an economy to be competitive and progressive while staying with the atmosphere of an ideal home in which we are part of the world’s most liveable cities. A pact to my home is that being in Davao a young blood like me will be loyal and helpful to our rising economy for the future of every Dabawenyo.