Mabel Sunga Acosta

Monday, February 19, 2018

PROCLAMATION NO. 02 SERIES OF 2018

"DECLARING FEBRUARY 18-24, 2018 AS ROTARY WEEK IN THE CITY OF DAVAO FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018 "

The City Government of Davao declares February 18-24, 2018 as ROTARY WEEK in Davao City in recognition of the role of ROTARY in bringing basic services to the people of Davao City. The City Government recognizes ROTARY CLUB as grassroots organizations consisting of business professionals and community leaders who volunteer time, talent and resources in order to address vital community needs.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PROCLAMATION ORDER NO. 01 SERIES OF 2018

"DECLARING EVERY 15th DAY OF FEBRUARY OF EACH YEAR AS THE INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVAO"

The City Government of Davao declares every 15th day of the month of February of each year as the "International Childhood Cancer Day in Davao City" in support of the worldwide effort to address this growing concern and make sure affected children and adolescents everywhere have the chance to survive cancer and live long, productive and meaningful lives.



Friday, January 05, 2018

Resource Sharing of Team Acosta



A Helping Hand

It may be sad to hear that our fellow brothers and sisters are suffering in the first light of the year of 2018. Imagine helplessly watching your own home being destroyed by fire. You are left with nothing but ashes of your once tears and sweat-invested possessions. 

"Life must go on", as everybody says. It is our human nature to help each other to move on and start again, in difficult times like this. We find strength in each other, for we are made to be with each other. 

The fire incident that devoured the homes of our fellow 127 Dabawenyo families in Marang St., Brgy. Wilfredo Aquino, Agdao District, Davao City, left them devastated. Seeing them suffer like is truly heartbreaking. It is then our passion to serve arises, signifying that each of us is really called to serve others, especially those in need.

Government Agencies like DSWD, CSSDO, and other government offices, coupled with the efforts of private agencies like Red Cross, Colourland Inc., and individuals like Mr. Nixon Lim (though we may not be able to mention all that helped), were able to fill smiles in the hearts of the fire victims. Truly, it is not easy to become a victim of tragedies like this, but our small gifts of joys and resources will lighten the burden the 
victims had been with. 

Team Acosta packing donated toiletries for the fire victims 

Team Acosta distributing donated toiletries in partnership with the CSSDO
Let us continue to spark the passion to serve in each other as we are called to serve and share the light to those that are in dark moments. 

CSSDO personnel and Team Acosta pose for a photo after a successful relief operation


Alexian Brothers

Alexian Brothers in Service

Celebrating New Year's Eve has been a very anticipating event for each family. This event had been a symbol of hope for new beginnings to many of us. Unfortunately, not for our Dabawenyo brothers and sisters residing in Marang St., Brgy. Wilfredo Aquino, Agdao District, Davao City, as their supposedly happy new year celebration turned out to be their worst nightmare.

It was past 12’ o clock and everybody was busy in their celebration of New Year, when the hungry flames of fire broke out claiming the households of our fellow 127 families in the area. The merry sounds suddenly turned into sounds of wailing and weeping as they can’t help but watch the flames devouring their homes into ruins and ashes. They were left nothing but what they wore during the night of terror.

Aftermath of the fire incidents in Marang St., Barangay Wilfredo Aquino, Agdao District, Davao City

Fire victims line up for profiling, and for relief operation by the CSSDO and Team Acosta
Brothers residing in the Alexian Brothers Congregation Reformation House immediately opened their gates to the fire stricken families in their neighborhood, and provided shelter to the families at the very hour of the event. The victims found solace under the roof of the Alexian Brothers. They were provided with rooms to stay in and each section of the reformation house, including the chapel, prayer rooms, kitchen, dining area, library, and other areas of the facility, were turned into resting places for the affected families. Some facilities were offered to the victims for them to find peace. Psychological healing was what provided best to the families residing in their facility. The smiles in their faces were the proof that the brothers had been a great help to them, coupled with the blessings received from the government agencies and organizations.


Alexian Brothers Residence opened for evacuees to stay in.

Alexian Brothers Formation House lobby and rooms being occupied by the evacuees.

Reformation House Dining Area converted into a place the victims can stay in.
Furthermore, the Alexian Brothers is a catholic religious congregation with an advocacy centered on ministries of healing and service to the poor. The formation house that houses the fire victims was built on 1981, and had been a formation house for brothers learning the doctrine in the Alexian Brothers Congregation.

Kitchen area being utilized for evacuation center purposes.

A family enjoying the meal prepared by the evacuation volunteer cooks in the Reformation House prayer room
Hundred-year old Nanay Gasa Ortega being saved from fire residing in the Alexian Brothers Formation House
Children playing inside a room offered by the brothers
Fire victim families residing in the Alexian Brothers Chapel
The Alexian brothers began their ministry several centuries ago, serving the sick and the poor, and building hospitals to serve the community. The brothers remained committed to their ministry up to these present times, as they serve the victims of fire in their neighborhood, healing them spiritually and emotionally as they open their facility as shelter of comfort and peace. As the brothers may say, “The names and faces of the brothers may change, but the spirit of love and sacrifice remains. There is still much work to be done.”

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 46 SERIES OF 2017


AN ORDER PROMULGATING THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DEATH BENEFITS ASSISTANCE FOR THE SURVIVING HEIRS OF THE BONA FIDE SENIOR CITIZENS OF DAVAO CITY

The City Ordinance No. 0201-14 directs the grant of Death Benefit Assistance in the amount of P5,000.00 to the surviving heirs or other beneficiaries of a deceased senior citizen.Thus, this Executive Order No. 46 provides for the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the said City Ordinance to be implemented in the City of Davao. 




Monday, November 20, 2017

14th Acosta Cup: Championship Game


14th Acosta Cup Championship Game

Philippine College of Technology ended the 14th Acosta Cup with a feisty 3-0 victory over D’ Davao Survivors at Tionko Football Grounds, Davao City last November 19, 2017.


Goal scorers Mariz Magdolot and Annalou Arrogante gave PCT a commanding 2-0 lead over D’DS on the first half of the Championship Game. PCT prevented D’DS from scoring a goal, finishing a 3-0 win, declaring PCT as the Champion, and D’DS earning the 1st Runner up spot.

Philippine College of Technology as the 14th Acosta Cup Champion

PCT in a full defense position of the goal. 

Brave D'DS players attempting to steal the ball from the PCT.
 D'DS players successfully blocked the ball by PCT from scoring a goal. 

GOAL! 

On the other hand, SIKAT ALAB dramatically scored 5-1 win over SOYA earning the 2nd Runner Up spot.  

SIKAT ALAB Players 
Coach Jessie Gravino of the SIKAT ALAB
Half Time Break Game Feedbacking by the SIKAT ALAB 
SOYA Star Player Danton Agot   
SIKAT ALAB player on a head bump catch

SOYA Goalkeeper positions herself for a ball catch

As 14th Acosta Cup concludes, featuring much experiments, successes and struggles, but in the end, these are indicators that our women football players showed significant growth in their chosen sport.   

Monday, November 06, 2017

14th Acosta Cup: SOYA vs. SIKAT ALAB Match


Agot Caps Dramatic SOYA Comeback


Goals from Nikita Yee, Zulieka Yee and Danton Agot saw SOYA comeback from a heartbreaking defeat from PCT to 4-0 win in a dramatic match with SIKAT ALAB, at Tiongko Field, Davao City last Saturday November 4, 2017. 

Danton Agot and Nikita Yee gave SOYA a commanding 2-0 lead early in the first half and prevented SIKAT ALAB from scoring a goal up to the second half, finishing a 4-0 win.


Danton Agot dominated most of the score with 2 out of 4 goals garnered for SOYA making her the Player of the Match.


SOYA Coach Merlo Albano admitted that though her players had been playing for the Acosta Cup for five years now, they still have more to learn and to improve as they are still very young – 13 years old as the youngest. SOYA players are dominated by high school students of different schools playing together to earn the spot for the 14th Acosta Cup Championship Game this coming November 19, 2017. 

SOYA in red with SIKAT ALAB in white pose for a group picture before the match.

Sportsmanship portrayed by the players. 

Meet the Game Masters!
Strategic offense played by SOYA.

Goalkeeper ready to block the strike

A strong kick from a SIKAT ALAB player no. 25

Players react after a successful block.


Strategic game play by a midfielder.

Goalkeeper successfully blocking the ball from reaching the goal.
SOYA players heartfelt smiles after winning the match, at last!


PCT STEPS FORWARD FOR THE 14TH ACOSTA CUP


PCT STEPS FORWARD FOR THE 14TH ACOSTA CUP


Philippine College of Technology (PCT) has taken a massive step towards the 14th Acosta Cup spot with a 6-0 win over D’ Davao Survivors in a match in Tiongko Field, Davao City last Saturday November 4, 2017.

PCT Striker Joyce Semacio dominated most of the points garnered, by 5 out of 6 goals against the Women Football Veterans – D’ DS.

Religious practice and warm-up exercises have continued to condition the PCT players to dominate in each match. PCT Coach Alvic Troyo, who has trained PCT for three years now, advised his players to be on eye on the game, not panic, and go for an early pass for the ball to advance fast to the goal.


We are just more than a month away from the 14th Acosta Cup Championship game on December 19, 2017. There are still more rooms for players to show what they've got for this season. As for PCT, they are hopeful to top the games and win the 14th Acosta Cup.  


D' DS players and PCT players pose for a group picture before the match.

Striker Joyce Semacio, Jersey number 69, catches the ball passed by midfielder.

All out defense of the D' DS players.

Out-field pass by PCT Player no. 6 to teammate.

Midfielder eyeing for a perfect timing to pass the ball to striker Joyce Menacio on left side. 

First Ball catch by D' DS. 

Strategy dominated defense by D' DS

PCT's overwhelming smiles after winning the match, together with Coach Alvic Troyo in blue shirt.