CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Bureau of Customs-10 has vowed Tuesday (Oct. 19) to intensify its monitoring efforts to ensure that no illegal shipment will pass through the region’s ports undetected after another batch of imported onions estimated to be worth P6 million was confiscated by the agency recently.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The city government here will start today Tuesday, October 19, the redevelopment project of Bolonsori public cemetery in Barangay Camaman-an, of the city’s largest burial site with 19 hectares of land, but only 10 will be part of the reconstruction.
MALAYBALAY CITY – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said the series of groundbreaking rites for the P1.4 billion barangay development projects in Bukidnon that started last September is part of the fulfilled promise of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to improve lives in far-reaching villages here before the President’s term ends.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) through Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga handed over 50 packets of assorted vegetable seeds to Del Monte Foundation, Inc. (DMFI) at the agency compound.
MARAWI CITY – Following the ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)’s Digital Transformation Center (DTC) and National Operation Center (NOC) Friday, October 15, the internet connection here is now expected to be bolstered as more government offices will have their own connectivity.
ONE of life’s most unfair moments would perhaps be the fact that some people will continue to complain in spite of having rendered for them, selfless service in the name of the kingdom of justice and peace.
THESE past days, after our presidential candidates verified their intent to run for office, a plethora of slanders from east to west. A glut of shared FB Pages, Tiktok, Youtube channels of pseudo-history full of conspiracies and hearsays from the supporters.
MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon – To firm up the commitment of advancing host communities, Aboitiz Foundation Inc. together with Hedcor held separate one-time MOA signing events with its partners from Davao, Davao del Sur, and Bukidnon.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Tourism (DOT), along with the local government unit (LGU) of Camiguin, vaccinated its tourism workers to further boost recovery prospects of the industry in time for its reopening this coming October 25. This will also be the province's first time opening to visitors since the pandemic started.
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo is looking beyond the existing political parties in choosing who to include in her senatorial lineup for the 2022 local and national elections.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The three Jesuit-run educational institutions in Mindanao have jointly petitioned the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the setting up of satellite sites to speed up registration of voters to prevent what might be a massive disenfranchisement of eligible electors.
THE City Election Officer in Cagayan de Oro disclosed recently that 78 individuals have filed their certificates of candidacies (COC) for the 22 elective posts at City Hall.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Face-to-face (F2F) classes, on pilot study, will be held in six public schools in Lanao del Norte (LDN), an education agency official said.
THE City Election Office has registered 21,068 new voters, as of Sept. 30, 2021, bringing Cagayan de Oro’s electors to 366,426, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said.
THE Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) welcomed the plan of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to provide cash assistance to rice farmers affected by the fall in palay prices following the enactment of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) in 2019.
PATENT waivers for vaccines were on the news in the past months, making the intellectual property rights issue during the pandemic a public issue.
Amidst campaign trivialities, politicians must listen: Time to dream and to ask soul-searching questions
AS the 2022 election is fast approaching, the candidates are manifesting their desire to win through the outpourings of messages not so much on their stand on important issues, not so much on why there must be social change, not so much on the imperative need to debunk systems and structures breeding poverty, gross inequities and social injustice, not so much on empowering the poor and the oppressed to be unfettered from oligarchical control but more on their qualifications, i.e., kagalingan, katapangan, kahusayan and what have you.
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Set on developing more areas to be planted to sorghum as an alternative grains crop, a Field Day on Sorghum Model Farm implemented by the Cananga-an Forestland Managers Association with Romeo S. Sabayton as farmer-cooperator was held at Purok 1, barangay Cananga-an, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon.
MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN – After 18 months of temporary closure due to the threats of Covid-19, Camiguin is reopening its island to all tourists subject to the compliance of health and safety requirements.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In support to the Swine Repopulation and Recovery Program after some parts of the region was hit by African Swine Fever (ASF), the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) in collaboration with two academic institutions signed a Memorandum of Agreement for its Swine Multiplier Farm Enterprise Program.
Manila, 13 October 2021 – AirAsia Philippines Air Force Reserve Unit - 1st Airlift Wing has been recognized by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as the Best Reserve Unit among all other reserve units from across the country.
A CAGAYAN de Oro-based transport leader has criticized the government for its failure to address the plight of the public utility vehicle drivers amidst skyrocketing fuel prices and the Covid-19 pandemic.
IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON – Former rebels (FRs) have harvested 600 kilos of Adlai rice under the Arm-to-Farm Program of the 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) at Poblacion, Impasugong, Bukidnon on October 13, 2021.
VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon – One hundred twenty households of Barangay San Carlos, a far-flung barangay in Valencia City, will have one less concern to worry about as its farm-to-market road is set to be upgraded and improved through the government’s Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP).
TOYOTA Motor Philippines, the country’s top automotive company and a firm believer in the value of “kaizen” (Japanese term that means constant improvement), aims to always deliver the highest level of quality across its offerings.
OVER the past year, there has been a shift in preference for road trip-friendly destinations near the National Capital Region (NCR), according to booking data from digital travel platform Agoda.
HINO Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country has partnered with Standard Insurance to provide total support to its customers through its latest offering, Hino Insure.
HONDA Cars Philippines, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of an upgraded PM2.5+ Cabin Air Filter. This is Honda’s latest offer to its customers to help win the battle vs. Covid and all its variants.
VICE-President Leni Robredo has always struck me as a decent, caring and sincere person and public servant.
THE iconic and newly-restored Metropolitan Theater will finally open its doors for productions, 25 years after its closure in 1996.
WHILE the on-going strategy to End Local Communist Armed Conflict or ELCAC has been intensified with fund amounting to more than P28 billion and capturing the headlines of the national dailies nowadays, unknown to many is another kind of “war” that is intensely raging that is proving to be the only road to peace because it is the ultimate offensive that uproots the causes of conflicts.
MALAYBALAY CITY – The introduction of Adopt a 4-H’er Program by ATI was a good opportunity for young farmers and Out-of-School Youth (OSY) to be developed in making better living condition for their respective families.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – With the goal of providing a venue where farmers can earn decent incomes and buyers can command quality agri-fishery products at reasonable prices, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) turned over the P4.5 million trading post to the local government unit of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental recently.
Laguna, Philippines – Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country has partnered with Standard Insurance to provide total support to its customers.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Camiguin Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo has announced that the province will open its ports to tourists starting October 25, 2021, in time for the annual Lanzones Festival.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - A tip from a former communist guerrilla has led to the discovery of 1,076 pieces of dynamites and anti-personnel mine (APM) belonging to the Maoist insurgents by the Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) in Sitio Malinao, Barangay Kalasungay, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on Oct. 8, 2021, the military said.
BUTUAN CITY – The communist New People’s Army (NPA), even on Indigenous People (IP) month, continues the annihilation of tribesmen who do not support its causes.
IN times of pandemic, success stories of people from rugs to riches play a crucial role in instigating positivity in our countrymen.
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental – Misamisnons should continue to observe health and safety protocols and to submit for vaccination for Covid-19, said Second District Rep. Henry Oaminal during his 9th State of the District Address (SODA) recently.
MARAWI CITY – As the rehabilitation of the city continues with internally displaced persons still recovering, the Department of Science and Technology-12 (DOST-12) has committed to pour out more support for the city and its constituents through science and technology.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The agriculture department here in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) headed by Carlene Collado, regional executive director, urged the youth of today to engage in agriculture during the Rising of the Young Farmers Era: Regional Youth Camp held October 5, 2021.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In ensuring safety of voters, candidates and staff, minimum public health standards are strictly imposed by the Commission on Elections-10 (Comelec-10) in holding various election-related activities.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) held a cornerstone-laying ceremony on September 30, 2021, for the construction of the new Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) subport building inside the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Barangay Sugbongcogon, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.
I AM giving this tribute to a friend, a fallen human right icon whom I would describe as sui generis.
MANY readers of this article are good people with a heart for child victims and want to help children to report abuse and ask how they can help.
EXTRATERRESTRIAL cats set out on a mission to conquer the Earth and one of its generals landed in Barangay Hiraya – a neighborhood known for their delicious pancit recipe, and “bayanihan” spirit.
Manila, 12 October 2021 – Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the thrill and adventure of visiting your favorite travel destinations as AirAsia Philippines brings you its newest web series – airasia Thrills!
Hotel Sogo's New Normal campaign with the theme "We are fully vaccinated, Para kayo ay ProtekTODO" promotes that all Hotel Sogo staff have completed two jabs of vaccine to secure the safety of its guests as early as July 2021.
THE grand launching of the political group One MisOr – One CDO led by Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno and Cagayan de Oro 1st district congressman Rolando “Klarex” Uy capped almost a year of sectoral agenda formulation from the sectors.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - In a fit of rage, a jealous husband who was engaged in a heated argument with his wife caused a hand grenade to explode instantly killing both the couple in a village in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Friday morning, police said Saturday.
TO ensure effective and efficient implementation of the province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) under the OneDA reform agenda in Transforming Philippine Agriculture, the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) conducted a virtual briefing recently.
ILIGAN CITY – DOST Lanao del Norte, in partnership with LGU Iligan City, has recently provided Science and Technology assistance to local small scale dairy farmers in Brgy. Abuno, Iligan City through the Community Empowerment Thru Science and Technology (CEST) Program in support for the establishment of dairy processing facility of Maayong Magbalantay Inc. (SMMI).
THE search for knowledge is a sacred duty imposed upon every Muslim. Go in search of knowledge, even to China. – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
IN his book, “An Urgent Call for a Cooperative Revolution,” then chairman of the Cooperative Development Authority Roberto Pagdanganan said that, “If a few elite will continue to have much too much and the many who are poor will continue to have much too little, we will find our country in a condition horrible even to contemplate.”
CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – In support to 4ID’s “Education for All” peace campaign, the Kilos Kabataan Livelihood Foundation Incorporated (KKLFI) donated 50 digital tablets for the Indigenous Peoples (IP) youth beneficiaries on Thursday afternoon, October 7, 2021.
SINCE its launching in 2019, more and more graduates of the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) have been equipped with the knowledge of digital tools and platforms to boost their online presence as modern-day farmers, as well as to market their farm products through social media.
CAMOUFLAGE stickers with mind-bending patterns, squiggles, and swirls; car makers go to great lengths to protect their top-secret prototypes from prying eyes.
TO celebrate its 8th year, Volkswagen Philippines rolls out its 8th Anniversary Sales Promo that’s just perfect to reward yourself with during the year’s homestretch.
INTRODUCED in a live virtual event broadcasted from the World Trade Center in Pasay City, the all-new Nissan Almera now has a 1.0L turbo engine, Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, and bolder new design elements compared to the previous model.
MISAMIS Oriental’s three-cornered fight for governorship is now officially on after candidates vying for the province’s highest position has filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) this week.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Dinagat Island Gov. Arlene Bag-ao is seeking reelection after she filed her certificate of candidacy under the Liberal Party early this week.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo of the lone district of Camiguin Island filed his Certificate of Candidacy for governor for the 2022 election under the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – An advocacy group here has raised concern over the renewed surge of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases here this year.
ON World Animal Day, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reiterated its call for the approval of two Senate bills that seek to strengthen Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001.
“BEING able to influence people and lead them to a Worthy Cause is the essence of great leadership.”
IT has been said that a strong army can conquer a kingdom but that the strongest army in the world cannot stop an idea whose time has come.
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Overseas Filipino investors can contribute to the economic growth of Northern Mindanao if they start investing in agricultural production, Carlene Collado, Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) regional director said in a forum recently.
ILIGAN CITY – Mental health is just as important as physical health, and yet there is a huge gap in many places when it comes to awareness, understanding and capacity to respond to the oft-unseen issues linked to it.
In a year when almost everyone looks the same as the next person, or is unrecognizable because of their face masks (and shields); it’s a great idea to give your Christmas gifts this year a personal touch.
Manila, Philippines; September 2021 - As a brand made by Pinoys for Pinoys, TM has continued to celebrate two decades of uplifting and connecting Filipinos across the country. Since June, TM has showered its loyal subscribers with weekly prizes, offers, and exciting activities.
Marcventures supported the Department of Education’s (DepEd) 2021 Brigada Eskwela Program in Cantillan.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang emphasized that the planned Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project takes into full consideration the presence of historical sites along its alignment--even as he cautioned against misinformation being spread to undermine the many benefits of the project to the greater number of Filipinos, even this early in its development.
Face-to-face (F2F) classes, on pilot study, will be held in six public schools in Lanao del Norte (LDN), an education agency official said Thursday, October 7, 2021.
CAGAYAN de Oro (CDO) employees across PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), along with their dependents, recently availed of their first jab against Covid-19, under the “We Got Your Vac” immunization program of the MVP group of companies.
SM Supermalls has inked a deal with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to become the first official venue partner of the digital vaccination certificate program, VAXCertPH, during its launch in SM City Clark today, October 4.
MISAMIS ORIENTAL – In commemoration of the 121st Civil Service Anniversary, the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental (PGMO) through the Human Resource Management (HRMO) office held its Photography contest and exhibit with the theme “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant Heroes” for its provincial capitol employees.
TO further promote production and market access of Halal agri-fishery products, the Department of Agriculture-10 through its Provincial Operations Center in Lanao del Norte conducted a Production Technology Training following Halal Standards recently.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – While nations worldwide combat against the global health crisis brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Alinader Minalang, chief of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO)-Lanao del Sur bared that the province is also encountering an infodemic with the spread of misinformation and fake news about today's pandemic.
I HARDLY can remember the time I became aware of the significance of food.
ILIGAN CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Lanao del Norte partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan Incorporated (CCIFII) to pave way for more opportunities to cater to those needing skills training and eventually apply the training with the industries in the city.
“THE more than 120 Electric Cooperatives in the country with some 13 million members are cooperatives in name only and are not genuine cooperatives.”
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Political leaders of the regional PaDayon Pilipino party and their allies in Misamis Oriental have filed their respective certificates of candidacy (COC) at the provincial election office at Luna St. here Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 5.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Cong. Rolando Uy, now on his third term as Cagayan de Oro’s first district representative at the Lower House, has filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for city mayor in the May 9 elections next year.
Go the airasia way these Ber months with P1 one-way base fare AirAsia supports eased mobility for fully vaxxed travelers
Manila, 5 October 2021 – AirAsia Philippines is giving Filipinos more reasons to fulfill their travel plans these Ber months from as low as PhP1 one-way base fare to any AirAsia destination beginning October 4 to 10, 2021.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -Environmental groups have appealed to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to initiate pro-environment measures ahead of the 2022 local and national elections as the filing of the certificate of candidacy of political candidates started Friday, Oct. 1.
LANAO del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. led the filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for their party Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) at the Lanao del Sur Provincial Comelec Office in Marawi City, October 1, 2021, the first day for filing for COCs.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The grand procession for the feast of the Our Lady of the Pillar on October 12 will see a fewer number of worshipers due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Z. Duterte filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here on Saturday afternoon.
THE Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-RFO 10) handed over 16 heads cattle of upgraded female/heifer Brahman bloodline amounting to P799,200 to various tribal groups regionwide.
THE Covid-19 pandemic will not stop the Department of Science and Technology Region-10 from celebrating the 2021 National Science and Technology Week by reverberating the 2020 first ever virtual celebration of S&T Week of DOST.
ILIGAN CITY – To provide better employment opportunities to Filipinos amidst the pandemic, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is offering more skills training to qualified recipients under the Tulong Trabaho Act.
MARAWI CITY – The chief of the Lanao del Sur Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) emerged as one of the regional winners of the Pagasa Award of the Civil Service Commission in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CSC-BARMM).
THE Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) is asking the Department of Health (DOH) to make publicly available the criteria used by the government agency to determine which studies and experts are credible.
(last part) UNQUESTIONABLY, Good governance ensures that political, social and economic priorities are based on broad consensus in society and that the voices of the poorest and the most vulnerable are heard in decision-making over the allocation of development resources.
AYALA Corporation Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is keen to continueexchanging ideas and investing resources with Japanese firms to accelerate a strong andsustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic through innovation and digitalization.
EUROPEAN Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Luc Véron visited adolescents and youth who benefit from an EU project to support universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) by young people in Pasay City.
MANY things and events that happened during our childhood years are discarded from memory, particularly those that haven’t made any emotional impact.
EMPLOYEES and contractors from Chevron Philippines Inc. or CPI, marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, celebrated “Volunteer Week” recently by cleaning up the two-kilometer coastline in San Pascual, which straddles the Chevron Batangas Terminal.
HONDA Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce the All-New City Hatchback’s strong sales performance.
ISUZU Philippines Corporation (IPC) commemorated the reopening of Isuzu Manila, under the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC), on September 30.
AFTER the debut of the GN8 in 2018, GAC Motor Philippines is releasing the Master’s Edition of the minivan, a new body kit to make the refreshed model more muscular- and elegant-looking.
AirAsia Philippines’ flights to take off as scheduled for October 1-15, 2021 GUARANTEED NO CANCELLATION
Manila, 30 September 2021 – In its bid to strengthen market presence and confidence among its guests, AirAsia Philippines has issued a guarantee that all its domestic flights from 1-15 October 2021 will take off as scheduled, without any cancellation.
CHOCOLATE was long considered as “Food of the gods,” a delicacy of the elite and believed in both mythical and medicinal as an aphrodisiac and energy booster around the world.
THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA) will kick off the National Indigenous Peoples (IP) Month this month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1906 signed in 2009, as the constitution mandates the “recognition and protection of the rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs).”
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MANILA, 1 October 2021 – Combining beauty, intelligence, and passion, Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City wowed the judges to unanimously win the prestigious Ms. Universe Philippines 2021 crown.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Deputy House Speaker Rufus Rodriguez will push through with his candidacy in next year’s elections despite an incident where a hand grenade was thrown into the political leader’s family’s ancestral house in Barangay Nazareth Wednesday dawn.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Political figures in Iligan City and Lanao del Sur have expressed their intent to run in next year’s local and national elections. Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong Jr. is seeking reelection for governor for the province while his son, Vice Gov. Mohammad Khalid Adiong also want a fresh term under the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrat (Lakas-CMD) while their local party is Sambatan ko Inged Ago Pagtao (SIAP) Party.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 10 through the headship of Regional Executive Director, Carlene C. Collado, hailed among the recipients of the Northern Mindanao Regional Development Council Amihanan Awards this year.
Misamis Occidental – The Misamis Occidental Provincial Task Force ELCAC (PTF-ELCAC) in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed financial assistance to persons with disability (PWDs) and scholars, incentives to barangay health workers (BHWs) and mixed commodities to the different local government units (LGUs) in the province, September 29.
CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental – In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for a whole of nation approach in ending local communist armed conflict, the 58th Infantry “Dimalulupid” Battalion (58IB) alongside the Misamis Oriental Police Provincial Officer (MisOr-PPO) facilitated its Security Management Forum at the 58IB Headquarters in Poblacion, Claveria.
AYALA Ayala Corporation, together with its healthcare arm, Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), has donated 1,000 flu vaccine doses to the City of Taguig as part of #Brigadang Ayala.
THE administration’s drive to fight poverty has received huge support from a total of 209 local government units (LGUs) nationwide – 25 in Luzon, 90 in Visayas, and 94 in Mindanao.
(1st of 2 parts) FOR decades, policy debates and deliberations abound on what exactly is the concept of “Good Governance” and how is it imperative, germane and relevant to the development of any nation.
MANTICAO, Misamis Oriental – By our standards, the vastness of five thousand standing posts supporting varieties of dragon fruits was enough to warrant that the said commodity is seen as a lucrative business by the farm owner.
DAVAO CITY – From an insurgency-wracked province which used to host 14 New People’s Army guerrilla fronts, Davao de Oro has managed to transform itself as one of the country’s premiere tourism destinations.
HANDCRAFTED baskets by the local artisans of Bicol and La Union…elegant dinnerware by the master wood workers of Pampanga… and exquisite nito baskets that celebrate the unique art form of the Mangyan of Mindoro.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Imported onions from China wrongfully labeled as food items estimated to be worth P13.5 million were destroyed by the Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) recently, the agency said Tuesday, Sept. 28.
“ADVANCING Regional Development Amid the Pandemic,” goes the theme for the celebration of the Northern Mindanao Regional Development Council (RDC)-10 Week recently.
THE Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting of approach pavement and seed storage slope protection at the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC) in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, recently.
THE Philippine Statistics Authority-10 (PSA-10) convened its Provincial Product Accounts (PPA) stakeholders in a virtual Consultation and Validation Workshop on the PPA preliminary Benchmark Estimates of the provinces and highly urbanized cities (HUCs) of Region 10 recently.
ILIGAN CITY – The government continues to strive to deliver services to the needing communities through the implementation of various programs.
THE forests, rivers, agricultural lands, bays and all those that form the ecosystems will all outlast us for we are just transient occupants of Gaia, our mother earth.
MANY asked me where did I get my love of studying history. For once, I have asked myself with that question, where? History has been my favorite subject since elementary.
BUKIDNON has always had a strong tradition of farming, thanks to the commitment of its hardworking people who make full use of its rich agricultural land, rolling terrain and nutrient-rich soil.
MISS Universe Philippines (MUPh) 2021 Siargao Island candidate Michele Angela Navarro Okol has, literally, evolved from the first time she appeared in public up until now, when the pageant’s coronation night is happening anytime soon.
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COMELEC recently held the National Synchronized Mall Registration Day at 40 SM Malls to accommodate more voter applicants before the voter registration deadline.
PAMPANGA Electric Cooperative II (PELCO II) is shifting to a cleaner and more sustainable energy source, thus partnering with AboitizPower for a 40-MW supply of Cleanergy for the province of Pampanga over the next 10 years.
Manila, Philippines (September 20, 2021) — RedFOX Labs, prolific Southeast Asian venture builder, has joined forces with Miss Universe Philippines in making history as the world's first-ever beauty pageant to drop an NFT collection.
Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) joined the “Simultaneous Bamboo Planting” event organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in celebration of World Bamboo Day.
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Manila, 26 September 2021 – AirAsia Philippines is set to fly 28 gorgeous and phenomenal women from all parts of the archipelago to God’s Little Paradise, Bohol this weekend for the grandest and most anticipated pageant in the country---the Miss Universe Philippines 2021!
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Fiscal management and revenue-generating agencies of the national government have deprived local government units (LGUs) of about P1.5 to P1.8 trillion of supposed shares from tax collections since the Local Government Code (LGC) took effect in 1992, a local chief executive said.
COTABATO CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here on Friday reminded aspirants for local elective positions that they will not be allowed to personally file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) unless they get tested first for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
ILIGAN CITY – The Association of Lady Shari’ah Counselors-at-Law of the Philippines (ALSCALP) Inc. and the Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU- IIT) envisioned that community projects will help prevent and counter violent extremism (PCVE).
REALIZING its commitment in connecting the Cagayan de Oro City youth to the program and the creation of a youth alumni network, USAID Opportunity 2.0 virtually conducted an O2 Youth Gathering.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Committed to aid individuals, especially during the pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment-10 (DOLE-10) turned over P6,540,000 worth of programs and assistance to 1,358 beneficiaries recently.
OROQUIETA CITY – The Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development 10 (DA-SAAD 10) conducted an equipment operation demonstration to farmer’s association (FA)-recipients for the 14 units hand tractor/multi-crop cultivator, held in Oroquieta City.
Transformative Leader for People, Planet, Prosperity & Peace: Amazing life of service of Mayor Oscar S. Moreno
“From time to time, there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars whose origins we are ignorant and whose fate once they have vanished we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants, they are the whole of their race.”
THE environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition renewed its call on the government and the industry to decisively act to solve the plasticization and toxification of the country and the planet due to unbridled plastics production, consumption and disposal.
IT’S all systems go for the much-anticipated Pasig River Expressway (PAREX), touted to be the country’s first green, hybrid expressway, as proponent San Miguel Corporation (SMC), together with the government broke ground recently for the 19.37-kilometer project.
GLOBE continues to celebrate and promote press freedom through the 9th Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA).
ONE look and one would think that this fruit is of Tamaranean or Thanagarian origin – very alien! What with the pink dragon-like scales and inside flesh filled with teeny-weeny black seeds.
THE rise in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has opened up new opportunities for the Philippines to become a player, if not a leader, in the regional eMobility space.
AS co-presenter for the 9th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit, Nissan showed how the brand is pushing forward with its electrification strategy for the Philippines.
HINO Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country has partnered with Standard Insurance to provide total support to its customers through its latest offering, Hino Insure.
ISUZU Philippines Corporation (IPC) officially debuted the long-awaited All-New mu-X in the local market last September 22, 2021.
Manila, 22 September 20201 - In its continuing commitment to make air travel better and even safer in the new normal, AirAsia Philippines’ guests will soon experience seamless verification of vaccine information through airasia Super App in collaboration with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
Generika Drugstore was founded on a compelling need to make medicines more affordable to Filipino families. Its founders, Teodoro L. Ferrer and Julien B. Belo, saw a common struggle among many Filipinos to keep up with the rising cost of medicines and set out on a mission to address this need by providing them access to the more affordable generic medicines. This vision led to the opening of the first Generika Drugstore 18 years ago in Montillano, Alabang, the pioneering generics drugstore in the country.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Despite the risk of coronavirus transmission, some 1,221 young men and women have taken the annual Philippine Military Academy (PMA) entrance examination in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Bayugan last week, the Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) said.
GINGOOG CITY, Misamis Oriental – To further bring affordable quality public health services to the people of Gingoog in support of the Universal Health Care (UHC) act and COVID-19 mitigation and recovery initiatives, the Local Government of Gingoog City is now constructing its first-ever health testing laboratory which is slated to finish in November of this year.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – Addressing concerns relating to the requirements for the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the city’s most affected area (MAA), Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairperson Eduardo Del Rosario alongside City Mayor Majul Gandamra firmly conveyed the significance of the required building permit for the reconstruction and repair of properties in the ground zero.
THE local government of Lantapan, Bukidnon through the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development-10 (DA-SAAD-10) handed over one unit of coffee depulper worth P64,000 to the Lantapan Coffee Farmers Association (LACOFA) on September 13, 2021.
EL SALVADOR CITY – Since becoming one of the center’s newest Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA) partners on October 6 this year, coffee farmer Leo Zambrano is gradually becoming a household name thanks to his recent popularity as one of the model farmers of Nescafé (Classic variant).
A THREE-YEAR old political party, whose ideology is traceable to legendary federalists Pedro Paterno and Trinidad Pardo de Tavera, is now being reinvented and fortified in preparation for next year’s local and national elections.
“WE need all the effort and help), from government to private sector, individuals and institutions, to turn this crisis into an opportunity.”
(last part) IT IS indeed very sad when the CHR could claim that the PNP had something to do with the massacre.
THE pressure among candidates and fans, including enthusiasts of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant are starting to build up as the finals, coronation night draws near.
The past years have always had us counting down to the most wonderful time of the year when the ‘ber’ months roll in; Christmas carols fill the air, dazzling tree lights dot the streets, shopping for gifts becomes a sport, and everyone else goes on a diet to make way for Christmas feasts.
COTABATO CITY – A faculty member of the Mindanao State University (MSU) escaped death after a botched ambush try but his two attackers got killed in the encounter in Datu Odin Sinsuat (DOS) town, police said Wednesday.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Health Regional Office 10 has granted sickness and death compensation benefits to 919 health workers who had contracted the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) within the last four months, this year.
THE Manobo-Pulangihon tribe of Barangay Butong in Quezon town, Bukidnon has resolved to enter their ancestral domain and die there if the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Commissioner Allen Capuyan will not sign their Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT).
“History is a pack of lies we play on the dead” – Voltaire SOCIAL media went on bamboozles after Toni Gonzaga’s Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos' interview last week.
(2nd of 3 parts) Secret detention cell APRIL 27, 2020. A secret detention cell was discovered behind a bookshelf inside Station 1 of the Manila Police District.
AWFUL. Disgusting. Horrible. These words best describe such when our olfactory faculty is assaulted by the overpowering smell of durian.
CAMIGUIN – To further contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 and to comply with the Regional Inter Agency Task Force (RIATF)-10 Resolution No. 1487, the provincial government issued Executive Order No. 106 or the order declaring every Saturday as a ‘No Movement Day’ in Camiguin.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – Highlighting various completed projects in this city, Task Force Bangon Marawi Chairperson Sec. Eduardo del Rosario said the government aims to build a better Marawi City.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Around 800 members of the Higaonon-Maranao Tribe in sitio Kibulag, Lantud, Talakag, Bukidnon will benefit the agri assistance worth P556,350 from the Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA- 10).
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - IN implementing the 'no movement day or days' policy, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 reminds local government units (LGUs) to still comply with the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) resolutions.
THE Department of Health-10 (DOH-10) issued a warning recently regarding the use of livestock medicine Ivermectin as one of the treatments for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
SENATOR Richard Gordon has refuted Sunday, Sept. 19, the accusation of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte against the Phil. Red Cross (PRC) as he appealed to the chief executive to criticize him but spare the humanitarian organization from verbal attacks.
INNOVATING ways to boost government services and programs amid coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)-10 steps up interventions through offering various systems for health, education, and more.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – On September 9, 2021, a member from the inspectorate team of the Department of Agriculture - Northern Mindanao inspected the delivery of certified cacao seedlings with a total worth of P600,000.00 for Misamis Occidental province.
BRINGING Science and Technology to indigenous people (IP) youths, the Department of Science and Technology-10 (DOST-10) provided one complete set and held an orientation and training on the installation of Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Stations (STARBOOKS), a digital library in a box, to Luyungan High School through Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Program of Provincial S&T Center in Bukidnon.
As part of the year-long series of events for the 2021 Hybrid National Food Fair, the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau od Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP), in cooperation with the DTI-Regional Operations Group is formally opening the National Food Fair Digital Mall hosted on the UnionBank GlobalLinker e-commerce platform.
Text and photos by Amer Hassan Sanggacala THROUGH a cash-for-work program, displaced families repaired their bamboo houses at the Bito Buadi Itowa village, a transitional shelter for people affected by the Marawi conflict.
CALTEX, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), is giving motorists more reasons to fuel up at Caltex stations with its latest promo with 7-Eleven. Starting August 2, 2021, Filipino motorists can earn CLiQQ Rewards Caltex 2021 e-stamps for every fuel purchase at participating Caltex stations by simply presenting their CLiQQ Rewards card upon gassing up.
FROM a quick ride around the city, much-awaited hangout with friends, to out-of-town trips and weekend getaways with family, everyone looks forward to relishing a wonderful driving experience.
YOU are all dressed up with your best-looking suit for a special date; you took a picture and posted #OOTD.
FORD Philippines launches the top-of-the-line Mustang variant, the new Mustang Shelby GT500, marking the official arrival of the world-renowned performance icon to Philippine shores.
THE Filinvest Group has extended its vaccination program to Misamis Oriental students admitted to Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan's Andrew L Gotianun Sr Center for Integrated Technologies (ALGCIT) scholarship program.
XENDIT, a fast-growing payments infrastructure startup that launched in the Philippines last December, has announced a $150 million Series C that elevates the company to a short list of Southeast Asia unicorns.
WHILE staying home during the past year, many have embraced the sporting life to keep healthy, happy and fit.
MOUNTING the 1st Info Caravan on Coffee in Maramag, Bukidnon was heaven on earth – at least for most coffee lovers and drinkers attending the event.
(1st of 3 parts) AN imperative need. A number of the police are simply out of control with no sense of value for the life of the innocent. We have seen deaths after deaths. How much more until the killings stop?
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The administration of Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City has condemned the murder of its two 3rd year college students on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Bukidnon provincial government has tapped another source of medical oxygen supply for its eight provincial hospitals, other than the four Cagayan de Oro-based distributors, recent press statements disclosed.
AN air of uncertainty and fear has engulfed the Mindanao State University (MSU) main campus in Marawi City following the shooting of two students inside the school premises Tuesday evening.
Bacolod, LANAO DEL NORTE – Highlighting its extension initiatives focused on marginalized groups and addressing special concern, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 10 (ATI-RTC10), though its Partnerships and Accreditation Services (PAS), organized recently a Training on Organic Vegetable Production.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – Minister for Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) Abdulraof Macacua and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary for Mindanao Affairs and Rural Development Undersecretary Atty. Ranibai Dilangalen met recently to discuss the distribution of government-owned land (GOLs) in Lanao del Sur to qualified beneficiaries.
IN its 3rd Quarter 2021 virtual meeting recently, the Northern Mindanao Regional Development Council Social Development Committee (RDC-10 SDC) endorsed for support to the RDC-10 Full Council several policies to strengthen implementation of social protection programs in the region.
IN view of the pronouncements of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and local IATF of Cagayan de Oro as the location-venue for the annual 21st National PESO (Public Employment Service Office) Congress of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be held virtually, a shift from the previously announced blended face-to-face and virtual.
IF you want to cool down especially during the hot days, you can’t go wrong with Ebing’s Halo-Halo Espesyal, a cherished family-owned business that aims to make the best and creamiest halo-halo and mais con yelo in Cagayan de Oro City.
VALENCIA CITY, BUKIDNON – The Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) led the groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of the construction of the seed storage facility at Nutriland Purok 1, in barangay Pinatilan, this city.
AirAsia Philippines reminds guests to submit only legitimate documents and trust only credible diagnostic laboratories
AIRASIA Philippines reminds all its guests to adhere to strict health and safety protocols and get their Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests only from legitimate laboratories and testing centers. Guests are prohibited from forging documents or submitting fake test results.
DAVAO CITY – The libel cases filed by Senator Manny Pacquiao are retaliatory and political in nature considering that election season is coming, said the legal counsel of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
PSALM turns over Malaya Thermal Power Plant to Romero’s Fort Pilar subsidiary after confirming payment of Php4.185 Billion
15 September 2021, Manila, Philippines -In a handover ceremony, the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) turned over operating documents of the 650-megawatt (MW) Malaya Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) to Fort Pilar Energy Inc. subsidiary, Belgrove Power Corporation (Belgrove). With the media attending virtually, the handover ceremony was led by PSALM President and Chief Executive Officer, Irene Besido-Garcia and Belgrove Chairperson Sheila B. Romero.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Communist rebels engaging the military in armed conflict in the countryside should surrender to the authorities and have themselves be tested for coronavirus and avail of free vaccination from the government, an Army general said in a statement.
PARANG, Maguindanao – Alert police officers manning a checkpoint have foiled an attempt by a suspected gunrunner to smuggle ammunition and arrested him for possession of 654 rounds of bullet for high-powered weapons, police here said.
DAVAO CITY – The unauthorized issuance of the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card and use of fake versions will not go unpunished.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Affirming that the establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-10 (DILG-10) attained the Safety Seal Certification after a thorough inspection recently.
BUTIG, Lanao del Sur – With funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Government, Community and Family Services International (CFSI) recently turned over four socio-economic infrastructures in this municipality.
(last part) The need for constructive Moro leadership
HI there! My apologies for not being able to write these past weeks.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Subanen tribe of Don Victoriano, Misamis Occidental received agri-livelihood assistance provided by the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10).
SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) has unloaded and installed the first trainset for its Metro Rail Transit-7 or MRT-7 project in Quezon City, Saturday morning, with the second trainset scheduled to arrive at the project site Sunday morning.
WE all love a deal, especially during difficult times!
Atty. ‘Migs’ Nograles’ fondest childhood memories with her family, holiday traditions, and hometown Davao
Every little fond moment she keeps close to her heart only goes to show how close Atty. Margarita “Migs” Bendigo Nograles to her family. Carrying a Nograles surname possesses “pride” more than a pressure to her “because my dad worked so hard to build his legacy,” says the accomplished young lawyer, who is the youngest daughter of the late prominent politician and lawyer Prospero “Boy” Castillo Nograles and his stunning wife, Rhodora Bendigo Nograles.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte’s referral hospital for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, has reached its full capacity as the infection surges, as it finds itself in dire need of oxygen supply for its patients.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Even though the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-10 (LTFRB-10) had given 1,149 drivers and operators of public utility vehicles (PUV) in Northern Mindanao initial subsidies and one-time incentives under the government’s Service Contracting Program (SCP), it has yet to pay its total obligation to them amounting to P246,332,365.20.
NORTHERN Mindanao has no shortage of industrial gas and medical-grade oxygen which is being used in hospitals and treatment facilities for patients who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), especially those who are in need of respirators, an industry insider said.
BUKIDNON - A GROUP of researchers led by Academician Dr. Victor B. Amoroso and Dr. Alma B. Mohagan from the Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao (CEBREM) discovered two new species of insects in the key biodiversity areas of Mindanao, specifically in Mt. Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary (Davao Oriental) and Mt. Malambo (Marilog District) through the research programs funded by the Department of Science and Technology – Grant-in-Aid (DOST-GIA) and the Commission on Higher Education Discovery-Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Inter-disciplinary Opportunities (CHED DARE TO), respectively.
A MULTI-SECTORAL agreement was forged early last week to pave the way for the development of urban agriculture production by establishing urban community school micro-farms.
CAMIGUIN – Boosting the province's capacity to manage the adverse effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH)-10 allocated P1 million for the completion of the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory in Camiguin.
TO boost mushroom production in Northern Mindanao, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA- 10) provided P3.2 million worth of mushroom-growing houses to eight local government units in the region.
CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental – The provincial government of Misamis Oriental, in collaboration with the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion, paid monthly visits to the Higaonon people of Sitio Kalhaan, Barangay Minalwang, Claveria, recently.
VESTA, the end-to-end transaction guarantee platform for online purchases, today unveiled the findings of the Vesta Online Payment Sentiments survey, which gathered responses from more than 4,300 respondents across Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
THE market for processed fruit and vegetables is growing due to Covid-19.
THE feels are coming, and they will hit you hard.
THE Concerned Citizens and Doctors of the Philippines (CDC Ph) opposed the recommendation of a group of restaurateurs to allow only vaccinated individuals to dine in restaurants, calling the plan unscientific, discriminatory, and segregationist.
“WHAT makes a Moro constructive citizen makes him a good inhabitant of the BARMM, a good citizen of this country and a productive member of the Ummah and the global community.” ATM
MORE and more people are discovering and enjoying the perks and advantages of owning a Kia.
CASTROL Philippines Inc, one of the country’s leading automotive lubricant companies, launches Castrol POWER1 Ultimate, a new range of Full Synthetic engine oils for two-wheelers.
WHEN the going gets tough, you need a reliable companion to get through the challenge.
DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio confirmed on Thursday that she is not running for a national position in the next year's elections.
Manila - Fort Pilar Energy Inc., a company owned by the family of Rep. Mikee Romero, recently acquired Alterpower Digos Solar, Inc. (“ADSI”) for the sum of Php1.5B from the joint venture of Hanwa Global Asset Corporation and Alterpower Specialist, Inc. ADSI owns and operates the Digos Solar Power Plant which has a current capacity of 28.59 MW. The plant has been operating since March 2016.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The new bishop of Malaybalay diocese of the Roman Catholic Church will formally assume Tuesday, Sept. 14, the chairperson of the diocesan organizing committee said.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Northern Mindanao recorded 109 coronavirus disease-related deaths on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 – the highest to be confirmed in just a day by the Department of Health-10 (DOH-10), since the pandemic began last year.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Four New People’s Army (NPA) fighters were killed while nine guerrillas were captured, including a 12-year-old child believed to be a part of the armed group, during an encounter between communist insurgents and state forces in Bukidnon on Sept. 8, the military said Thursday.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Bangsamoro leaders from Lanao del Sur have welcomed the passage of the Marawi Compensation Act or House Bill 9925.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Aiming to boost farmers' productivity and income, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) turned over 5,000 pieces of cacao seedlings to six Indigenous Peoples (IPs) farmer associations of barangay Rogongon, Iligan City, recently.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducts the 2021 Updating of Geo-tagged Structures and Geo-tagging of Economic Areas from 30 August to 25 September 2021.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – After several years in the making, accompanied with left and right controversies upon its suspension from year 2012 to 2016, the Cagayan de Oro Convention Center’s main building is finally completed.
SM shoppers can continue to share the joys of learning with children who need them most through The SM Store’s Donate a Book campaign, which is now ongoing at select branches nationwide until September 30, 2021.
THE decade we are living is the era of the technology lifestyle brands. From hardware to software and from public to startup companies, lifestyle messaging is front and center.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Banana chips are crisp slices of the cardava banana variety which are usually eaten as a snack.
THE Department of Trade and Industry-10 presents “Abot: A Design Upgrade Initiative.
SINCE retiring on January 1, 2016, as a public teacher, Ellen Acain Rosario embarked a life of productivity in her hometown in Bacolod, Lanao del Norte.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The price of the repurposed anti-inflammatory drug Tocilizumab, reported to be helpful to patients infected with the coronavirus, have rose 400 percent in the last three weeks from P25,000 per 400-milligram vial to a whopping P100,000, authorities revealed.
MARCVENTURES Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) recently donated the latest Mining and Engineering reference books for the proposed Caraga Mining and Geosciences Library.
THE Philippine Statistics Authority X is conducting the 2021 Listing of Marine Fish Landing Centers (2021 LMFLC) from 01 to 30
MARAWI CITY – After degenerating due to the change of weather in the city, 50 bamboo houses in Bahay Pag-asa I, a transitory site in Brgy. Bito Buadi Itowa, are now repaired through the initiated cash-for-work project of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-Philippines.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Capping nearly midway of this year, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) has finally been granted by the Professional Regulatory Board of Chemistry a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CATO) to its two laboratories.
CAGAYAN de Oro City 1st District Rep. Rolando “Klarex” A. Uy has proposed through a proposed law to immortalize Filipinos who “fought another war” for the Philippines in the Olympics and ensure that they will be taken care of in the future in recognition for the honor they brought for the country.
(1st of 2 parts) “O, YOU who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.” (Qur’an, 4:59)
OIL industry leader Petron Corporation is honored to have gained the partnership of former ONE Heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts World Champion Brandon Vera, known to only work with world-class brands, when he agreed to represent Petron Rev-X diesel engine oils.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Contrary to the stand of the country’s health authorities, a group of medical practitioners and researchers have maintained that Ivermectin can be used on humans in helping combat the deadly effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Due to its compliance with the measures enacted by the city government to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), SM City Cagayan de Oro has received from the LGU the Safety Seal Certificate.
DAVAO CITY – The Covid-19 pandemic has been a game changer to businesses. Entrepreneurs are forced to adapt to shifting demands of the business.
TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), and local government units (LGUs) of Magsaysay and Kolambugan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a housing program for farmers.
MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – The Department of Agriculture- 10 (DA-10) recently conducted an in-house presentation and review of studies conducted by its researchers and technical team of its Research Division and stations.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology-Lanao del Norte turned over science and technology assistance amounting to P397,520 through the Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Program to the Department of Education-Lanao del Norte Division Office recently.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – “There is no development without peace,” said regional director Franklin Gumapon of the Philippine Information Agency-10 (PIA-10), chairperson of the Regional Development Council (RDC)-10 Communication and Advocacy Program SubCommittee (CAP-SC), during the 2022 Communications Action Planning for the Northern Mindanao Strategic Communications Plan for Peace and Development 2019-2022, held via web conferencing recently.
BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte – The 23rd Infantry (Masigasig) Battalion has worked with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFIDA) for the conduct of a three-day Abaca Management Training to the Indigenous People Community in Sitio Mimbahandi, Barangay Camagong, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte recently.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – With 40,000 vaccines scheduled to be delivered to Cagayan de Oro City in the next few days and more than 300,000 residents vaccinated so far, Mayor Oscar Moreno said they hope to target herd immunity for the city by the first half of October or November this year.
HOUSE deputy speaker and Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez continues to attend all hearings for the 2022 budget in the House to ensure that more funds will be given to the city.
CIVIL society groups across South, Southeast, and Central Asia are raising the alarm as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) gears up to announce a new Energy Policy that – unless recalibrated – will fail to reflect the realities of climate science and local peoples’ burning concerns.
(last part) Revisiting poverty in Lanao: The Maranaws are not poor
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The local government of Cagayan de Oro has opened two additional vaccination sites to speed up the vaccine rollout against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the city.
THE kitchen is the center of every Filipino family’s day-to-day living as it is the place for most of our appliances, may it be for cooking, food storage, and dining.
THE Commission on Elections and SM Supermalls recently launched 76 satellite Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter Registration centers at the SM Supermalls to provide voters with more registration venues.
BOOKS and movies portrayed to us what superheroes look like – sleek suits, flowy red capes, edgy masks to hide identities, and superpowers that we, ordinary people, don’t have.
AS the country continues its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) is once again offering fuel discounts to Filipino motorists already vaccinated from the virus with the second run of its “Caltex Biyaheng Bakunado” promo from September 1 to 21, 2021 at participating Caltex stations.
NISSAN Philippines strengthens its local line-up with the launch of the new Nissan Terra.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Agriculture -10, through its livestock program, recently distributed 1,433 bags of poultry feeds amounting to P2.7 million to its recipients under the Expanded Livestock and Poultry Production and Livelihood Project for Covid-19 livelihood response.
CAMP RUBI, Butuan City – The 402nd Infantry “Stingers” Brigade (402Bde) participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) in Barangay Camayahan, this city recently.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - A proposed legislation that would realize the construction of a trans-Mindanao highway that will establish an alternative road connecting some parts of Caraga and Northern Mindanao was approved on second reading at the Lower House recently, said Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez.
(1st of 2 parts) IN recent years up to this day, our province and our city have been so well depicted not in the best of lights but more in its notoriety and reverse compliments being the poorest and economic laggard in the country despite its valuable human capital and plenty of natural resources and the enterprising values of the Maranaws.
HONDA Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, recently conducted its donation drive to hospitals around Laguna.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Camiguin has its first case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) delta variant, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo announced recently.
HAIR has an attitude, an identity. It tells a powerful story about who you are.
EXACTLY 4 months after kicking off its internal “Take the Shot” campaign, AirAsia Philippines is happy to report that the move to encourage Filipino Allstars to get vaccinated was a great success.
Mags Chain of Boutiques proprietor Mags Cue (2nd from left) together with SM City Cagayan de Oro mall manager Bernadette Flores (right) and Public Relations Manager Ivy Guantero (left) during the courtesy visit of Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye Obenita at SM City Cagayan de Oro on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
(Last part) Politicians and bureaucrats: Possessing knowledge without values THEY say knowledge is indispensably a potent source of power and influence, especially when used with the basic tenets of essential social mores and moral values.
WITH the recent announcement of the Department of Health advising against the use of Ivermectin in treating Covid-19, the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) once again needs to set the record straight about the efficacy of this medicine.
A GAP in access is a gap in learning. With this in mind, Globe joined hands to give educators, parents, and students access to highly engaging programs and affordable digital solutions so there will be no reason for learning to stop.
AFTER more than a year of working from home, it’s time to indulge yourself by creating a working space that’s both decorative and functional.
(1st of 2 parts) IN Islam, seeking knowledge is considered a virtue. Such that the ranks of those who seek knowledge are raised in such a distinct honor and a distinguished class (of an eminent status) praised by Allah SWT Himself.
“A MOCKERY of the Indigenous Rights Act (RA 8371),” that is the statement from no less than one of authors of IPRA Law when it was enacted in 1997, former Congressman Mohammad Omar Albano Fajardo.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The One Mindanao Transport Association, Inc. (1MINTRA) has attested to the support and assistance from partylist Rep. Claudine “Dendee” Bautista of Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights (DUMPER) extended to drivers and transport workers.
CAGAYAN de Oro City’s annual fiesta has pushed through despite the ongoing pandemic, but with a different twist. This time, the activities have gone digital.
MOMS hunting for the best deals and millennials leveling up in life will find a winner in the latest loyalty program of the Gokongwei Group through its business unit, Data Analytics Ventures, Inc, (DAVI)-Go Rewards, also a rewards partner of Caltex.
LEADING mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), organizer of the long-running one-make-race series TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup, has announced changes in the race schedule for the 2021 season.
SUZUKI, Incorporated turned over the motorcycle unit that the company pledged as a token of appreciation to Hidilyn Diaz for winning the first gold medal for the Philippines in an Olympic event at the latter’s residential condominium in Quezon City.
IT has been a lifelong dream of Arcie Sumayao, an entrepreneur from Manila, to own and manage a farm.
SUZUKI Philippines Inc. (SPH), the country’s pioneer compact car distributor, officially welcomed the Suzuki S-Presso Club (SSCP) to the Suzuki family last August 5, 2021.
YAMAHA continues to overcome obstacles and elevate riding experience with its latest release.
DAVAO CITY – A new homegrown ice cream brand aims to champion Davao sourced chocolates as it starts to retail through fairs, bazaars and online orders.
IT was a fine Thursday morning when we arrived at the farm of Carlito Cortez in San Fernando, Bukidnon.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Farmer’s cooperatives and associations (FCAs) producing yellow corn in Bukidnon province along with the concerned local government units (LGUs) convened recently in a virtual meeting for talks of a potential partnership with Charoen Pokphand Foods Company (CPFC).
MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon – Street children and street families will soon have their temporary shelter and learning center in Northern Mindanao here, the Department of Social Welfare and Development-10 (DSWD-10) said.
DOST-Lanao del Norte turned over P631,160 worth of Banana Processing Technology to Iligan Agri-Rainbow Producers Cooperative (IARPC) through its Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Program recently via online conference.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – After winning silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics, Cagayan de Oro resident boxer Carlo Paalam visited the training center where he used to train before becoming an international fighter.
ZAMBOANGA Peninsula found its cream of the crop transportation vehicle five years ago – a unique, symmetrically arranged three-wheeler that is powerful, safe, comfortable, and durable in Bajaj RE.
GOTIANUN-led Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC) kicks off its free employee vaccination program in Northern Mindanao and Caraga on August 24, 26, and 27 at the power plant site of subsidiary FDC Misamis Power Corporation (FDC Misamis) in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.
WATSONS Philippines was recently named Retail Asia’s Health and Beauty Retailer of the Year– Philippines at the recently concluded virtual 16th Retail Asia Awards 2021.
THE long-time coach of Olympic boxing silver medalist Carlo Paalam said there are three more boxers here who have the potentials to represent the country in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To shed light on the uncertainties being felt by many members of the Roman Catholic Church here on whether or not they must get inoculated against the coronavirus, the head of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro has reiterated the church’s previous point of view that the vaccines are “morally acceptable.”
COCA-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) – the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country – has partnered with TeaM Philippines Energy Corporation (TPEC), a subsidiary of TeaM Energy Corporation, for a solar panel installation in Coca-Cola’s Davao del Sur plant.
THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in partnership with the Negros Cultural Foundation (NCF) held a virtual press briefer recently for the launching of the Sine Halaga Film Festival, which showcases 12 Filipino films that highlight cultural values.
THE Department of Science and Technology-10 (DOST-10) rolled out DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) complementary food technology to 128 malnourished children in Salay, Misamis Oriental.
IN relation to the issuance of PhilHealth Circular No. 2021-0013 suspending payment of claims that are subject of investigation pertaining to fraudulent, unethical acts, and/or abuse of authority, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. PhilHealth) clarified that this policy has been in place since 2016 (PhilHealth Circular 2016-026), said Dr. Shirley Domingo, vice president for corporate affairs and official spokesperson.
USTP System president calls for immediate passage of Klarex’s House Bill seeking establishment of Lumbia Campus
CAGAYAN DE ORO Rep. Rolando Uy’s pet House Bill 9653 which seeks the establishment of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) campus in Barangay Lumbia is nearing reality as it successfully hurdles the Committee on Higher and Technical Education (CHTE) on August 24, 2021.
THE collaboration between Japanese fashion brand Miniso with Coca-Cola brings a double dose of happiness, giving a new vitality to shopping with the fusion of young and classic brands.
AIRASIA Philippines CEO Ricky Isla officially joins the ranks of Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) as he was sworn in along with other top executives from various corporations in the country during an online event Wednesday afternoon.
THE Social Security System (SSS) will hold a simultaneous virtual Pensioners’ Day in all of its 176 branches nationwide on August 25 to recognize the pivotal role that its pensioners played in our society.
SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang challenged Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz to gun for another gold medal three years from now in Paris, where the Philippines will mark its 100th year of participation in the quadrennial meet.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – There is no truth to the alleged report that supplies of cabbage imported from China were transported to Cagayan de Oro and distributed to various markets in Metro Manila, according to the Department of Agriculture-10’s Bureau of Plant Industry, Plant Quarantine Services.
THE fear of getting the Covid-19 virus has forced people to delay their visits to their doctors.
THE Covid-19 pandemic continued to pose major challenges to the Philippines.
DAVAO CITY – A festive array of colors, music, dances, cuisine and fashion awaits viewers to the much-awaited digital celebration of the 36th Kadayawan Festival which will run from August 20-22.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – A resident here is now earning more than P100,000 per month after completing a training conducted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in 2018.
JUST this weekend, I met Dr. Khin Mar Cho, Director at Cornell University in New York City for a farm visit and weekend getaway at the Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF) in Lantapan, Bukidnon and EMV Farm in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.
YOUTH and student organizations on Monday urged Senators to junk a measure that relaxes regulations on the sale, manufacture, and marketing of vapes and e-cigarettes in the country.
FOR the second year, Cagayan de Oro will celebrate the Feast of Saint Augustine virtually.
AS the country continues to implement quarantine protocols to prevent the pandemic from worsening, riders face new challenges, particularly amid the rainy wet season – not only do people need to worry about contracting Covid-19, they also need to consider the sudden downpours.
WITH innovation at its core, GAC Motor launches the “Go and Change Campaign” that heralds the brand's new strategic direction of focusing on the technology and improvement of its craftsmanship.
THE Toyota Corolla made its debut in November 1966 in Japan as a 1-liter compact 5-seater sedan, and within two years, doubled its annual production from 480,000 to 1.1 million vehicles. The introduction of the Toyota Corolla was a catalyst for mass car ownership in Japan, and the rest of Asia.
ISUZU Philippines Corporation (IPC), with and through B.M. Domingo Motor Sales, Inc. (BMD), celebrates the reopening of Isuzu Isabela, as Isuzu’s latest dealership adopting the Isuzu Outlet Standard (IOS).
BUTUAN CITY – As Mindanao holds the title of having the largest coffee production in the Philippines, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) in partnership with the High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) immersed 20 Caraga coffee farmers into a three-day training conducted by the Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise Project (PhilCAFE) recently.
AS the country continues to grapple with Covid-19, AC Health takes a valuable lesson from its 187-year-old parent Ayala Corporation: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Doctors, civil group seek PRRD’s support in giving citizens alternative choices to deal with Covid-19
THE Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) urges the government to allow broad data-based public discourses and be open for alternative medical solutions to fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
PLDT, Inc. and its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), in partnership with youth-led organization Kids for Kids PH, and the pioneering consortium of SaferKidsPH, have recently turned over computers and equipment to the local barangays of Carmen and Canito-an in Cagayan de Oro and Tubod in Iligan City.
MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – A new facility that would greatly help farmers in Bukidnon will soon rise in the province, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) said.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Four more C-130 plane crash victims have arrived in Cagayan de Oro City as the remaining nine Army personnel who perished in the mishap have already been identified, the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) said.
Ann Cuisia IT was an ordinary day – or so Nanay Nilda thought. She had just finished hawking her home-made kutsinta around her sitio when she got a call on her old but reliable Nokia.
(Last part) Economic crimes ECONOMIC crime, also known as financial crime, refers to illegal acts committed by an individual or a group of individuals to obtain a financial or professional advantage.
REPRESENTATIVES from medical professional associations and public health experts on Monday called for stronger tobacco control measures as part of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic.
(3rd of 4 parts) Wealth without morals ABU Huraira narrated that the Prophet said: “A time will come upon the people when one will not care how one gains one's money, legally or illegally.” (Bukhari)
THE town of Alicia in Zamboanga Sibugay province has a long coastline, with 20 out of its 27 barangays having access to the sea.
Watch: Marshall Legends Only Laz Live Virtual Concert featuring 4 of the most iconic rock artists of our time on August 21, 7PM.
IN line with the Duterte administration’s goal of bolstering law and order capabilities and public trust among law enforcement officers, the Philippine National Police (PNP)-10 reaffirms its commitment to providing quality public service as it implements PNP Chief Guillermo Elazar’s Intensified Cleanliness Policy (ICP) to correct basic and often overlooked concerns within its offices.
MARAWI CITY – The World Vision Philippines opened another newly constructed playground and handwashing facility in Hadji Hassan Elementary School (ES) in Barangay Malimono that accommodates pupils from kindergarten to Grade 5.
KITAOTAO, BUKIDNON – The P4.5 million-worth project of the Department of Agriculture- 10 (DA-10) under the Enhanced Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Inclusive Food Supply Chain program is now realized for the Kahusayan Consumers Cooperative (KCC) in barangay Kahusayan, Kitaotao, Bukidnon.
THE Philippine Statistics Authority-10 (PSA-10) was recognized by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as one of the 161 Outstanding BSP Stakeholders in 2021 during the Virtual BSP Stakeholders Appreciation Ceremony recently.
(2nd of 4 parts) Charity, relieving the pain of others “A MAN’S true wealth is the good he does in this world.” Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) “A man is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbor is hungry.” Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) “Charity is the act of extending love and kindness to others unconditionally, which is a conscious act but the decision is made by the heart, without expecting a reward.”
SINCE the pandemic started, the regular school year moved from June to August.
EMALYN Cagobcub – “Had I not known the farming technologies taught by the City Agriculture Office and ATI, I would not be productive today in terms of my farming endeavors.
To boost its flood mitigation efforts in Bulacan: SMC, Taliptip relocatees team up with gov’t in coastal cleanup
Former residents of Barangay Taliptip in Bulakan town--where the country’s future premiere gateway is to be built--have joined efforts to help address widespread flooding in Bulacan province, after San Miguel Corporation (SMC) partnered with government to initiate a coastal cleanup that will complement its river rehabilitation initiative, and provide extra income for locals.
The “relative peace” achieved by the 2019 passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) has made infrastructure development possible in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM), said public works minister Eduard Guerra in an interview.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Boxing champion Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao’s eldest son was recently elected to top positions in the Workers’ and Peasants’ Party (WPP), documents gathered by the Mindanao Today showed.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In light of shifting levels of quarantine measures put in place by authorities, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-10 (LTFRB-10) has reminded local government units to implement health protocols that will align with the regulations set by the national government, particularly on movement of public utility of vehicles amid the pandemic.
THE Ford Territory is officially marking its first launch anniversary in the Philippines with a string of milestones and achievements in the local automotive industry.
“THERE is nowhere to go but up!” is a saying that reminds everyone about learning how to bounce back up when challenges bring you to rock bottom, but for Trimotors it is a bit different.
OVERCOMING challenging times requires making extraordinary choices.
YAMAHA Motor Co., LTD (Tokyo: 7272) has recently announced that it has reviewed the CO2 emission reduction targets in the Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050 (hereinafter referred to as “Environmental Plan 2050”) first formulated in 2018, and has set a new goal of aiming for carbon neutrality throughout all of its business activities, including across the life cycles of its products,* by 2050.
THE Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 closed on a high note last night for the more than 120 Global Team Toyota Athletes (GTTA) who pushed themselves Higher, Faster, Stronger to “Achieve their Impossible.”
(1st of 4 parts) IDEALLY, “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
OPPRESSION has many faces and it is committed in various ways but nothing could beat that of a tribal community that had been coerced to live with cows.
THE Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) recently marked its first founding anniversary with the appointment of respected professionals from the fields of medicine, business, news and arts and culture.
(1st of 3 parts) SINCE the onslaught of the pandemic, food prices have continued to rise, reaching its highest point since last year.
THE premier season of weekly travel and lifestyle vlog Mindanao Roadtrip with Art ends this week with its 14th episode on Youtube and Talk Life Channel on Facebook.
The Community Relations team of Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) recently supported the community-based feeding program in barangay Cabangahan.
THE toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition requested local government units (LGUs) across the country to require the procurement and use of lead-safe paints to protect their constituents, especially young children, from being exposed to lead, a cumulative toxicant banned in paint production.
ONE way to show love and reverence for the food we eat is by celebrating it.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The coronavirus pandemic and multiple claimants of a contested land in Quezon town, Bukidnon have caused the delay in the issuance of the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT), an official of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-10 (NCIP-10) said.
AirAsia Philippines strengthens chartered repatriation flights Z2 flights bring home stranded Overseas Filipino Workers from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China and Malaysia
MANILA, 11 August 2021 – AirAsia Philippines has strengthened its chartered repatriation flights to service more Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who are stranded abroad and are eager to be reunited with their families. The timely shift to expand chartered operations comes as restrictions on commercial flights are observed for the duration of the stricter quarantine measures in NCR Plus and other leisure destinations.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The number of inmates has gone up, but the congestion rate of 23 jails in Northern Mindanao has gone down by 21 percent, an official of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-10 (BJMP-10) said.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Several public transport groups in Mindanao have expressed their support for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as they urge her to join the presidential race in the 2022 local and national elections.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – An executive order requiring visitors and returning residents of Iligan to present their coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination cards took effect Tuesday, Aug. 10, a day after its issuance by the city chief executive.
In the three short years that it has been existing, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been busy with many programs, especially medical ones that are seriously needed in a time of COVID-19.
CLAVERIA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL – The 58th Infantry Dimalulupig Battalion aided the Gingoog city government in facilitating the distribution of ECQ special cash assistance to barangay households, which began on August 6, 2021.
THE University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines’ College of Medicine Bill or House Bill No. 9522 had been approved by the House of Representatives in its August 3 session.
IN pursuing the OneDA approach, the Regional Management Committee member agencies of the Department of Agriculture in Region 10 joined the Food Resiliency Task Group virtual meeting on August 9.
THE Department of Science and Technology-Misamis Occidental continues to support a local cooperative in said province to innovate products made of coconut through science and technology interventions.
THE country’s mobile leader Globe posted mobile data traffic of 1,761 petabytes in the first half of 2021, a 59 percent increase versus the same period last year.
SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang will give Tokyo Olympics medalists, led by the country’s very first gold medal winner, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, a total of P22 million in incentives for accomplishing the Philippines’ best Olympic performance to date, in 97 years of competing in the foremost international competition.
FOR 12 years (1980-1992), I had been in an environmental movement that was in the forefront of taking direct actions to protect our remaining forest and our seas, being then the Chairman of a network of some 300 people’s and non-government organizations who have come together to form the last line of defense to stop our accelerating drive towards ecological disasters.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang will give Tokyo Olympics medalists, led by the country’s very first gold medal winner, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, a total of P22 million in incentives for accomplishing the Philippines’ best Olympic performance to date, in 97 years of competing in the foremost international competition.
An executive order requiring visitors and returning residents of Iligan to present their coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination cards took effect Tuesday, Aug. 10, a day after its issuance by the city chief executive.
THE Miss Universe Philippines bet to represent Siargao Island, Michele Angela Navarro Okol, advances to the next phase after making it to the pageant’s Top 75 candidates.
THE Philippines has been a regular participant in the quadrennial games and this year’s Olympiad; four out of nineteen contingents gathered our first gold medal, two silvers, and a bronze.
THE 59-megawatt-peak solar facility in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, operated by AboitizPower subsidiary San Carlos Sun Power Inc. (SacaSun), is the company’s maiden venture in the solar energy space. The project was inaugurated in 2016.
GLOBE invested a record level of capital expenditure of P43.3 billion in the first half of 2021 to improve its network infrastructure and internet connectivity, beating last year’s spending by 107%.
ELEVATING customer experience to a new level by leading the charge in nationwide fiber rollout, as well as in 5G and 4G/LTE network expansion, the Philippines’ largest, fully integrated telecommunications company PLDT Inc. (PLDT) (PSE: TEL) (NYSE: PHI) grew Consolidated Service Revenues (net of interconnection costs) by a record 9%, or P3.7 billion, to P45.0 billion in the second quarter of 2021.
SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang assured the public that the company is adequately prepared to supply much-needed food, fuel and power throughout the two-week lockdown aimed at containing surging Covid-19 cases.
LEADING developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) announced it is gifting Olympic silver medalist boxer Carlo Paalam a P3.6 million house and lot (townhouse) in its subdivision project Velmiro Uptown CDO, located in the prime Upper Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro area.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – After fighting all the way to the Tokyo Olympics finals, local boxer Carlo Paalam will go home with a silver medal after losing to Great Britain’s Galal Yafai at the Kokugikan Arena Saturday afternoon.
CRIME statistics can be boring, yet interesting. These can be revealing, intriguing and even misleading, depending how we appreciate information, analyze the data, and interpret the trends out of plotted numbers through time.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Environmental Management Bureau-10 joins the nation in celebrating ASEAN Month in August 2021 with the theme, “ASEAN: Community of Opportunities for All.”
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform-10 (DAR-10) recently conducted it management committee meeting to discuss sectoral updates, accomplishments, targets and PINCs (Problems, Issues, Needs and Concerns) of the agency.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Xavier University College of Agriculture conducts webinar series on Agri-entrepreneurship, innovation, and inclusive development as part of the Commission for Higher Education funded project “Innovating and Strengthening Agri-/Food Entrepreneurship for Mindanao’s Inclusive Development (I-SAFE) on August 4, 2021, at 2:00 pm.
TANGUB CITY – In an effort to augment post-harvest losses and increase the income of fisherfolk, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-10 through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program conducted a turn-over of mini-processing shed and fisheries livelihood to the fisherfolk of Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, recently.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Bureau of Customs Collection District X under the leadership of Atty. Elvira Cruz has again surpassed its collection target for the month of July 2021 with a collection of P3,254,579,366.35 surpassing the target collection P3,254,150,000.00.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Mindanao Cluster 2 in partnership with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and Malaybalay ICT Council are cordially inviting you to participate in the Mindanao ICT Cluster Conference on September 3-4, 2021 via Zoom/Lark and Facebook Live.
PRES. Rodrigo Duterte has promoted Department of Tourism (DOT) Assistant Secretary for Mindanao, Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar, as DOT Undersecretary, vice Benito C. Bengzon Jr., former Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – With the pressing threats posed by the highly transmissible Covid-19 delta variant that reached northern Mindanao, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 encouraged the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and members of the Local Youth Development Council (LYDC) to involve their peers to take action amidst the pandemic.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The National Economic and Development Authority-10 (NEDA-10) received recognition as one of the 2021 Outstanding Stakeholders of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in a virtual ceremony recently.
PUBLIC Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar announced that the on-going works for the Panguil Bay Bridge Project stays on track within the target completion of December 2023.
I FIRST tasted “binaki” when I was a kid on a chance visit with a relative in Gingoog City.
MANILA – Philippine Air Force (PAF) commander Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes congratulated Airman First Class (A1C) Eumir Marcial who won the bronze medal in the men's boxing middleweight division at the Tokyo Olympics.
MANILA – For being part of the Philippines' most successful Olympic campaign ever, even those who failed to land a podium finish in this year's Tokyo Olympics will still receive a monetary reward.
MANILA – Carlo Paalam moved to within one win from giving the Philippines its second Tokyo Olympic gold after pouncing on Japan's Ryomei Tanaka in the semifinals of the men's flyweight boxing event at the Kokugikan Arena in the Japanese capital on Thursday.
MANILA – Malacañang praised Filipino boxers Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial for their respective feats at the Tokyo Olympics, describing them both as “inspirations” for the youth to emulate.
IN the ‘90s, I had the privilege of representing the Philippines as an environmental advocate who was leading direct actions against illegal logging and illegal mining through direct actions through human barricades.
“A LITTLE bit of suspicion is a dangerous thing; a drop from a pipette of poison into a bucket of otherwise clean water.” Bella Pollen
IT was already past midnight when we arrived at Delmor Integrated and Diversified Farm in Barangay Pinamangguan, Kadingilan, Bukidnon.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The city government here has developed a temporary graveyard at the Bolonsori public cemetery in Barangay Camaman-an, the city’s largest burial site, as redevelopment of the 19-hectare burial facility with plans to turn it into a memorial park has started.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Trips of public utility buses and vans from Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog to Misamis Occidental province are temporarily suspended starting Wednesday, August 4, 2021, until the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) levels of these cities are lifted.
BUTUAN CITY – Support is pouring in, including online, for Michele Angela Okol, one of the aspiring candidates of the second edition of Miss Universe Philippines (MUPH).
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – More family food packs have been delivered to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 for the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) areas in northern Mindanao.
CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY – The Armed Forces of the Philippines and Ayala Group of Companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen a long-standing partnership and bolster support to soldiers through the “Saludo Sa Serbisyo” program recently.
THE Philippines’ leading sustainable real estate developer, NEO, continues to partner with AboitizPower for the supply of clean and renewable energy to its seven certified green office buildings in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig through the recent formalization of their Cleanergy partnership.
THE most unconditional and purest love of a mother to her child is the best bond between a mother and a child ever had.
IT was my first time to go to Sumilao, when the bus dropped me off in Kisolon.
BONIFACIO, Misamis Occidental – As part of the Community-Based Training Program, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Misamis Occidental, in partnership with the local government of Bonifacio and Diwat National High School, provided a livelihood training that would enable the beneficiaries to establish their own business, which they may eventually sell and consume.
BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte – The 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB) of the Army is seeing great opportunities for a community in Agusan del Norte that was formerly affected by the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) upon the completion of the 3.1-kilometer road in Barangay Talo-ao, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In the wake of the exchange of words between Lt. Col. Lemuel Gonda and City Mayor Oscar Moreno, the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) has appealed to the public not to add fire to the heat as the local government and health authorities are still battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
THE World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines lauds the House of Representatives for the passage of House Bill 9147 or the Single-use Plastic Products Regulation Act on its third reading on July 28, 2021.
IT’S intriguing how Sen. Ping Lacson and Senate Pres. Tito Sotto arrived at a decision of latching at the moribund Partido Para sa Demokratikong Reporma, or Partido Reporma.
THE Philippine-United States relationship is like a “cha-cha.” Dancing “to and fro” and “back and forth.” However, when President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sat as the principal diplomat, he sat on hot waters.
MANILA, Philippines - Stress is part of daily living, but it can become a major cause for concern when it starts to affect one’s health. There are several ways to manage it, and we can start by being more mindful of the food we eat, and taking better care of our mental health.
Carlo Paalam Advances to the men's flyweight semi-finals against Titleholder Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan on Tuesday.
TOKYO – The Tokyo heat got the better of Kristina Marie Knott as she bowed out from the women’s 200-meter run in the Summer Olympic Games at the National Stadium here on Monday.
MANILA – Malacañang expressed delight over the performance of several Filipino athletes at the Tokyo Olympics.
TOKYO – Nesthy Petecio goes for all the marbles – and a share of Philippine sports immortality alongside weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz – when she shoots for the women’s featherweight gold medal against Japan’s Sena Irie at the Kokugikan Arena on Tuesday.
ILIGAN CITY – The Chamber of Commerce & Industry Foundation of Iligan Inc. (CCIFII) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are continuously rolling out support to assist the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) survive and thrive amid the global health crisis.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To provide access to fresh agricultural produce at reasonable prices, the Department of Agriculture–Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) partnered with Limketkai Center as they open the ‘Farm to Market’ recently.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) has assured it will continue to be on the lookout for illegally shipped goods that enter local ports following the seizure and destruction of wrongfully declared imported cigarettes anew.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In spite of the cancellation of the peace talks between the government and Communist guerrillas, an interfaith group is still advocating for the resumption of negotiations and will continue to do so after Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s term ends next year.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Eleven survivors of the C-130 mishap in Patikul, Sulu arrived at the Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), the medical facility of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID), in Barangay Patag, Cagayan de Oro City.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Department of Health-10 epidemiologist Dr. Dave Mendoza has announced that they are backtracking their search for the origin of the Covid-19 Alpha variant detected in Valencia City almost a month ago.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Concerned government agencies have now taken steps to resolve the displacement of around a thousand families belonging to the Manobo-Pulangihon tribe of Kiantig Butong, Quezon, Bukidnon after members of this indigenous peoples (IP) community were driven out of the land they maintained is their ancestral domain.
They were once the masters of the land that no one owned because private ownership is not in their language based on the strong belief that no one can own land which outlast him.
Suzuki Philippines Incorporated (SPH), the country’s pioneer compact car distributor, recently announced the launch of an upgraded version of its Ciaz to the market.
MANILA, Philippines - Did you catch Dole & Seasons Plantation Pachinko grand raffle draw? Php 1 million for the taking in a draw that’s larger than life! The Plantation Pachinko aired live on the official Dole PH Facebook page yesterday, July 27.
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has settled P17,280,720 hospitals claims in Northern Mindanao on the admissions of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has started administering company-procured vaccines to its workforce, after taking delivery of 150,000 vaccines it acquired from Astra Zeneca under its P1 billion Ligtas Lahat vaccination program. The vaccines are good for 75,000 individuals, enough to cover all direct and indirect workers across SMC’s nationwide network.
The state weather bureau has urged Mindanao residents to adopt precautionary measures to avoid heat stresses that may lead to hazardous health conditions after its monitoring station in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental recorded a 38.0°C temperature 8 pm on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Just like humans, our cars need to be "hydrated" or lubricated with essential fluids to keep them in tip-top shape and ensure their roadworthiness. With its deep understanding of Philippine driving conditions, industry leader Petron Corporation has a complete line of automotive fluids for all of your vehicle's requirements.
SIARGAO Island made it into Time magazine’s list of “greatest places” in 2021, which recognizes destinations that were able to adapt and innovate despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic.
SINCE the pandemic started, our world has shifted into lockdowns and imposed quarantines. We are all now confined to a new reality. We actually see this type of reality in futuristic films taking one back to Marty McFly and Dr. Emmet Brown’s “Back to the Future.”
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin – Department of Labor and Employment-10 (DOLE-10) - Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) chief Emmanuel Toledo awarded the first issued Safety Seal Certificates in the province to King Energy Generation Inc. and Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO), in their respective offices here recently.
BUTUAN CITY – The regional tourism office here expressed optimism that they are expecting the tourist arrivals in Siargao Island to slowly increase in the next few months amid the Covid-19 restrictions after the island was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 of the world's greatest places for 2021.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte said strengthening the capability of the country's military and police has always been a priority under his administration, as protesters continue to raise their fists against the chief executive amid incidents of killings, red-tagging, and arrest of dissenters.
We are now in the middle of the year, which means more rainy days are coming. Apart from staying cozy inside your home, now more than ever is the time for you to know about how technology can help you to enjoy a safe and convenient household. So, how can Sharp Philippines make your rainy days much better?
After 97 years, Philippines has an Olympic gold medal! Lupang Hinirang was played during the victory ceremonies of the world's biggest sporting event. And it took a 4-foot-11-inch frame of Hidilyn Francisco Diaz, who can lift more than double her body weight, to capture the elusive Olympic gold medal on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The statement that globalization creates a knowledge society because of so-called technological advancement is nothing but a myth.
Even with formidable armed forces, a country that has no ecological security is not secured at all.
As the 2022 Election is fast approaching, there is already so much outpourings of talks by politicians on why they are the ones to be elected to combat the number one enemy of the country which is worsening poverty especially at a time when COVID-19 is putting the economy at a stand-still.
In the last decade, the top spot in media ratings among FM radio stations in Cagayan de Oro, released on quarterly basis, was between two radio stations--either Magnum Radio or MOR of ABS-CBN. Aside from the two, those in the upper half of the 14 broadcasting stations, are almost predictable.
Declaring the entire Cagayan de Oro under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status, the highest level of restrictions that the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emergency Infectious Diseases can possibly imposed on a locality, caught many city residents by surprise.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Bukidnon Gov. Jose Maria Zubiri, Jr., will suspend all provincial government assistance programs in the province today following the discovery of the alpha and delta variants of the coronavirus.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – As Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is expected to deliver his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, Marawi City residents are calling on the country’s leader to make the Marawi Compensation Bill a priority even as it urges Congress to tackle the legislation.
Coronavirus disease (Covid) cases in the last two weeks and daily detections in Camiguin indicate that the island province is on “critical risk” level, an official of the Department of Health Region 10 said Friday, July 9.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Mayor Oscar Moreno said that the city will finish its vaccination rollout aimed at reducing the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases by end of September this year.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – An epidemiologist from the health office of Cagayan de Oro disclosed the whereabouts and primary contacts of five persons tagged as cases of Covid-19 delta variant in the city.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The remains of Philippine Army Pvt. Jesfel Mequiabas was brought home recently in Barangay Mat-i, Claveria, Misamis Oriental from Zamboanga City.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – For the last five years, close to a thousand Manobo-Pulangihon tribal families have been a nameless, faceless people living across the backstreets of Barangay San Jose, Quezon, Bukidnon.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Despite being put under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the local government of Cagayan de Oro will push through with its inoculation of residents who have already been categorized against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Mayor Oscar Moreno said Friday, July 16.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A unit of the New People’s Army (NPA) is believed to be behind the burning of heavy equipment used by a mining company in Sitio Kinalablaban, Barangay Cagdianao, Claver town in Surigao del Norte recently, the military said.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the last two weeks and daily detections in Camiguin indicate that the island province is on “critical risk” level, an official of the Department of Health-10 (DOH-10) said.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – For more than a year after the coronavirus disease 2019 Covid-19 pandemic started, Camiguin has managed to keep their cases to single digit as the island-province tightened its border control to keep the virus out. Not anymore.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Philippine flag flew at half-mast in Barangay Dagumba-an, Maramag town in Bukidnon to mourn the passing of its two youth leaders who joined the Army and died in the C-130 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu on Sunday, July 4.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The families of the six soldiers killed in a C-130 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu will have to wait until their remains are delivered to homes before their caskets can be opened.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Philippine Army Private Vic Monera, one of the soldiers who died in the ill-fated C-130 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu, led a life of struggle.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Families of soldiers who died in the C-130 crash in Sulu on Sunday, July 4, will receive assistance and benefits from the military, an Army official said.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – With the help of environmental advocates who have been campaigning against the danger of deadly chemicals found in ordinary and industrial materials, the country was adjudged as one of the five winners for this year’s Future Policy Award, the EcoWaste Coalition said in a recent statement.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Members of a famers’ cooperative living inside a military reservation in Bukidnon cried foul after they were allegedly harassed by state forces.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Investigation into the crash of the C-130 aircraft is ongoing days after Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana has ordered the military to exhaust all means to find out what caused the accident.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Fresh from destroying imported vehicles valued at P21 million recently, the Burea