Proud Dabawenya!

Proud Dabawenya!
Sa milabay nga katuigan, dungan kita mipalambo sa atong dakbayan... Diin atong gipasibaw ang tiunay nga serbisyo sa Dabawenyo. Kana tungod nagkanunayang kita NUMBER 1 sa inyong kasing-kasing (sa tulo ka termino) ug kamo usab kanako. Busa mapasalamatan kita og dako sa inyong pag salig. Ug karon, gikan sa konseho, ang muluop pangandoy sa Dabawenyo, dalhun nato ngadto sa KONGRESO... Hinaut, duyog gihapon kita sa pag abot sa panahon... MABEL SUNGA ACOSTA PO, AT YOUR SERVICE...

Proud Team Mabel

Proud Team Mabel
Happy Araw ng Dabaw!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Informing the public on the advantages and possible effects on the implementation of the Land Transportation Office's RFID system are: Transmision-Piston Secretary General Edil Gonzaga, LTO-XI Officer-in-charge Cocoy Zozobrado and LTO-STRADCOM Regional Operations Officer Pidong Pangilinan.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

46th Annual Fish Consevation Week

Councilor Mabel with guests City Agriculturist's Office Fisheries Resource Management Services Chief, Benjo Umaguing and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Director, George Campeo, takes a photo break while tackling the various concerns and issues on fish resources conservation with this year's theme, "Discovering New Horizons in Fisheries in the Face of the Challenges of Changing Times"

Monday, October 12, 2009

POTATO SALAD (MBM recipes for the month of October 2009)


½ kg. boiled potatoes (quartered)
1 pc. chicked breast (flaked)
2 tbsp. pickle relish
1 can pineapple tidbits
Dash of pepper
½ box grated cheese
2 cups mayonnaise
Salt to taste


Toss up to mix ingredients and serve.

TURNIP (singkamas)SALAD (MBM recipes for the month of October 2009)


1 can corn kernel
1 small singkamas, cut into strips
Chopped onions
Chopped cilantro
1 pc. ripe mango, cut into chunks
Vinaigrette dressing


Mix all ingredients and pour vinaigrette.


½ cup vinegar
¼ cup water
¾ cup white sugar
1 tbsp. oil
Salt to taste
Ground pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a glass container and mix until slightly thickened. Keep chilled until ready for use.

GRILLED PORK WITH THAI INSPIRED SAUCE (MBM recipes for the month of October 2009)


½ Kg. Pork Lomo
Oil (for brushing)
1 pc. cucumber
1 pc. red bell pepper
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 tbsp. fresh basil (chopped)
2 pcs. iceberg lettuce leaves
1 tbsp. roasted peanuts (chopped)


1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. honey
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. chili sauce
2 cloves garlic (macerated)
¼ ginger (peeled and grated)


Slice grilled Lomo into trips
Prepare/mix other ingredients
Pour the dressing over the mixed Lomo and vegetables.

CARBONARA (MBM Oct. 01, 2009)


2 tbsp. butter
1 cup chopped white onions
2 cups chopped ham
1 can all-purpose cream
1 can evaporated milk (big)
1 can mushrooms (buttons)
400 grams fettuccine
2 strips bacon chopped


In a pan, melt butter and sauté onions, ham and mushrooms. Add cream and milk. Stir continually to prevent scorching. Top the cooked pasta with grated cheese and serve hot.



½ kg. pork lomo-grilled
Oil for brushing
1 cucumber
1 red bell pepper
1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro (kinchay)
2 pcs. iceberg lettuce
1 tbsp. chopped roasted peanuts


1.Grill the pork and slice into strips then set aside.
2.Toss grilled meat and vegetables
3.Prepare salad dressing


1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. honey
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
¼ inch ginger-peeled and grated


With the recent disasters affecting the northern part of the country, concerned offices converged at “Mabel At Your Service” to inform the public regarding disaster prevention and discussed Davao City’s preparedness.

Dr. Tomas Miguel Ababon, Disaster Coordinator from the City Health Office said, that though the PAGASA views Davao City to be “typhoon-free”, we do have floods affecting our city due to congested drainage systems, and prone to be affected are people residing in low lying areas or near riverbanks. He also warned the public of the dangers brought about by water-borne diseases which can be acquired through contact with floodwater, like leptospirosis, diarrhea and skin infections.

Team Leader Dr. Jun Magno of the Davao Volunteer Fire Brigade informed that for this year, fire related cases have escalated in comparison to previous years.
He expressed concern on fire-prone areas especially in squatter neighborhoods where fires are most likely to occur. He stressed that faulty electrical wiring, overloading of outlets and low-quality electrical devices, especially ones which has no D.T.I. approved seal, are contributing factors which can make a home become fire prone. Dr. Magno also shared tips on proper procedures if a fire occurs.

Ms. Mick-mick Villegas, Development Management Officer I of Davao City Disaster Coordinating Council said that though barangays are encouraged to give importance on disaster preparation through trainings conducted by their office, there are still other barangays which are either lacking in preparedness trainings or has few available life-saving equipment prepared in case of emergency situations.

Ms. Betty Cabazares of the KINAIYAHAN Foundation expressed sentiments over haphazard trash disposal and deforestation of our highlands to give way to subdivisions, farms, etc., which contributes to soil erosion and flooding in lowland areas.
She added that ecological awareness campaign to prevent possible disasters is continuously being promoted by their office as well as a study on drought resistant trees to counter soil erosion and promote watershed protection.

United Architects of the Philippines Mt.Apo Chapter officers were also present with President Arch. Celine Ting. Arch. Pol Sandoval updated that the city is keeping abreast with modern structural safety designs, provided insights on energy efficient designs and shared tips on practicing energy saving in our homes. Past-President, Arch. Nestor Ting added with the positive effects of proper garbage segregation, recycling and the benefits of composting.

The guests stressed that although natural calamities are part of the cycle of life which needs mitigation, it is better to practice disaster prevention and preparation.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

National Children's Month

Davao City is celebrating the 17th National Children's Month this October 2009 under Presidential Proclamation No.267 wherein the theme for this year is: "Bright Child: Proteksyon ng Bata, Pananagutan ng Bansa!", emphasizing the important role of the child within the family and the society; and in support to the campaign to end violence against children.

To be conducted on October 23-25, 2009 is a citywide Children's Congress lead by the Davao City Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), CSSDO, S.K. Federation of Davao City, Local Government Offices, etc.

In line with this is a symposium, lectures, forum, documentary films show focused on issues regarding children, a theater arts showcase, on-the-spot painting contest and other activities lined-up in view also of celebrating the Universal Children's Month on November 20, 2009.

Present to discuss these activites at Mabel At Your Service are: Ms. Grace Saavedra of CSSDO, Mr. Roseler Parcasio & Mr. Jorom Onsing from the SK Federation Office and Bong Binondo of Hon. Angela Librado's Office.