IN December, many people became busy shopping, and devoting their time to family and friends, attending various gatherings and so on. But according to Attorney DJ Jimenez, Construction Workers Solidarity Party-list Legal Counsel, and Spokesperson, public service is a 24/7 job dedicated to serving Filipinos in general, and that’s what they focus on at CWS.
SM Foundation (SMFI) invites incoming college freshmen to apply for the SM College Scholarship program for School Year 2022-2023 via its online application portal from January 15 to March 15, 2022.
THE “buntot ng panga in curry sauce” is just one of the dishes from Mindanao that was highlighted in the coffee table book “Bismillah Before Eating: The Mindanao Halal Food Culture Experience” as part the Department of Tourism’s “Colors of Mindanao” flagship project initiated by DOT Undersecretary Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar.
I VOWED to support and pursue measures that would strengthen the education sector and promote the best interest and welfare of students and teachers during the thanksgiving tribute organized by the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines (COCOPEA) for the authors of the Proprietary Educational Institutions Tax Act.
WE must face the unpleasant and painful truth about what is happening to the planet and our lives.
WALDEN Bello has carved his name in various issues that range from economy, environment, human rights and politics all anchored on communist ideology.
MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) Development Management Officer Amhed Jeoffrey Datukan, representing Deputy Executive Director ASec. Romeo Montenegro attended the 1st Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Committee (EDCom) – Bangsamoro Economic Development Council (BEDC) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) via Zoom, Tuesday, 19 January.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The thousands of employees of the country’s biggest bus conglomerate will not have to worry about losing their jobs as the firm’s leadership has vowed not to retrench a single worker even as the country is still suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.
A recent survey by AirAsia Philippines has shown half of traveling Filipinos purchase ancillary products like additional baggage allowance and in-flight food
By: Gilbert Chao THE South Korean car brand continues to make waves in the country and it’s showing no signs of planning to stop anytime soon.
By: Gilbert Chao IN collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has developed photon upconversion (UC) solid materials with outstanding performance that can improve the efficiency of artificial photosynthesis.
By: Gilbert Chao THE year 2022 is here! While the start of the year symbolizes hope, it also serves as a reminder that we all remain vigilant, particularly as the threats of new Covid-19 variants still lurk around.
By: Gilbert Chao Ford Territory tops small SUV segment for 2nd year in a row FORD Philippines delivered a strong retail performance in 2021, with sales growing by 35 percent from last year to 20,008 vehicles led by the Ford Ranger pick-up and Ford Territory SUV.
By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY – A total of 119 policemen have undergone a surprise drug testing upon orders from Col. Alexander Lorenzo, the new Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director.
By Jigger Jerusalem Associate Editor CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Cigarettes coming from China and wrongfully declared as used furniture was seized by the Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) at one of the ports in the region on two occasions recently.
By Jigger Jerusalem Associate Editor CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - As the controversy surrounding the Grand Imperial casino in Barangay Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental heats up, the town’s local chief executive has maintained he did nothing wrong in allowing the gambling establishment to operate in the municipality.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The University of Science and Technology of the Southern Philippines System (USTP) recently launched its masterplan for the upcoming Science and Technology Parks to be situated in three sites, namely the AGILA (Alubijid, Gitagum, Laguindingan), Claveria Agropolis, and Villanueva S&T Park.
By Claire Gigje MARAWI CITY – Seeing the advancement of various projects implemented to bring back the destroyed city, the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) maintained that the rehabilitation effort is indeed nearing its target completion.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Eyed to empower more farmer cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in becoming sustainable food commodity suppliers, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) turned over a utility van worth P690,000 to the Tagpuangi Fisherfolks Association (TAGFA) of Barangay Agusan, this city.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology-10 (DOST-10) turned over solar-powered vending carts to six ambulant street food vendors at the Office for Senior Citizen Affairs, this city, Jan. 7, 2022.
By Vic Thor Palarca DAHILAYAN, BUKIDNON – In support to the Department of Agriculture's (DA's) advocacy to entice the Filipino youth to engage and venture in agriculture, 15 state university scholars were assessed in terms of their academic performance under the Agricultural Training Institute's (ATI) scholarship program – the Educational Assistance for the Youth or the EAsY Agri Program.
ONE of Davao del Sur’s natural attraction, Su'bon Cave in Barangay Asbang, Municipality of Matanao, is known for the presence of water all throughout its trail.
AS the 2022 elections is fast approaching, it has become imperative to bring to the fore a great social injustice that is being committed against the Filipino people by the oligarchs.
THE delicious seafood in a menu might have a dark side: labor issues involving migrant fishermen that have long troubled the global fishing industry.
By Edwin Fernandez COTABATO CITY – Officials of the education department in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on Wednesday condemned the killing of schools district supervisor Javier Kumandi Sr. in Tacurong City on January 17.
By Nef Luczon CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A United States (US) citizen is set to face criminal charges after police raided his condominium unit in Cagayan de Oro City and found three minors who were unrelated to him.
By Nef Luczon TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental – Police units in Bukidnon have arrested three “most wanted” suspects facing separate murder and rape charges.
By Uriel Quilinguing THE local government of Iligan started implementing a “no vaccination, no ride” scheme for all public transport on Wednesday, January 19 – the first among 22 cities to do so, outside Metro Manila, for areas placed under Alert Level 3 by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) over the weekend.
By Vincent Philip Bautista GINGOOG CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Misamis Oriental and the local government of Gingoog City held the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing for the implementation of GIVEtoGROW: Vegetable Production and Processing project.
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – Former rebels under the care of 8th Infantry Battalion and members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) received financial and food assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development-10 (DSWD-10) to aid them in this Covid-19 pandemic.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Farmer cooperatives and associations (FCAs) from Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon may have alternative markets for their fresh cassava tubers with a Korean company eyeing to establish a starch manufacturing plant in Misamis Oriental.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In the first semester of 2021, a family of five in region 10 needed, on average, P11,920 per month to meet their basic food and non-food needs.
THE recent decision of the Department of Education (DepEd) to dismiss for “grave misconduct” from the teaching profession Franco N. Aranas, a teacher in New Cabalan High School, Olongapo City should have been a swift decision to protect children and see justice done.
By Alexander Lopez BUTUAN CITY – Four personnel of the Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Office (ADSPPO) are now under restrictive custody after their involvement in a robbery last January 14.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Police Regional Office-10 (PRO-10), under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., presented to reporters the various firearms they have confiscated over a two-week period from Jan. 1 to 15, 2022 as part of its law enforcement operations.
By Uriel Quilinguing Contributing Editor CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - A village chairperson died hours after he was shot several times by three gunmen while attending a necrological service on Friday, January 14, in Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental.
By Jigger Jerusalem Associate Editor CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Several relatives of individuals who died in a road crash in Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental, are expected to file complaints against the vehicle’s driver at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office Wednesday, Jan. 19, police said Tuesday.
By PIO LDN TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Forty-four families whose houses were ravaged by fire and flood incidents received financial/housing assistance from the National Housing Authority (NHA) at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Capitol Grounds, Pigcarangan, this town, recently.
By Claire Gigje LANAO DEL NORTE – As new infrastructures will soon rise here, provincial governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo conveyed that such manifested that the province is resilient even amid the coronavirus disease (Covid)-19 pandemic.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority 10 announced recently the conduct of January 2022 Labor Force Survey (LFS) and second visit of the 2021 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) from 10 to 31 January 2022.
CAGAYAN DE ORO – The Bureau of Customs Port of Cagayan de Oro generated a total revenue of P 16,391,000.00 in its first online public auction via the Zoom Platform recently.
By Azbi Talib CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies, bureaus, and corporations in Northern Mindanao met January 12 to craft a unified Regional Food Security and Logistics Plan for the year 2022.
GOVERNMENT Service Insurance System (GSIS) President and General Manager Rolando Ledesma Macasaet announced that the pension fund is now granting emergency loan to members and pensioners in six regions in the country that bore the brunt of typhoon Odette.
By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY – State security forces foiled a bomb attack against an aspirant for town mayor as they prevented an improvised explosive device from blowing up Saturday in Lamitan City, Basilan province.
By Jigger Jerusalem Associate Editor CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-10 (LTFRB-10) has reminded drivers and operators of public utility vehicles, especially modernized ones, to use quality global positioning system (GPS) device for an effective monitoring of their units.
By Jigger Jerusalem Associate Editor CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The management of the public transport company whose bus was bombed in North Cotabato recently has expressed its gratitude to the military authorities Sunday, Jan. 16, for their efforts in tracking down and neutralizing allegedly those responsible for the act.
By Uriel Quilinguing Contributing Editor CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Hiring of workers tasked to track down persons who may have been infected with the dcoronavirus disease will depend on regional allocations out of a reduced budget for contact tracing services, an interior and local government agency official said.
By Gabriel Andres CAGAYAN DE ORO – There will be no restrictions for interzonal and intrazonal travel in the city despite its Alert Level 3 status, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 confirmed during an Emergency Press Briefer by the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF)-10 on the city’s alert level classification, January 13.
By Recthie Paculba CAMIGUIN – As a preemptive measure against Omicron variant of Covid-19, the provincial government will require fully vaccinated returning residents and tourists, who are coming from areas under Alert Levels 3 ,4 or 5 to present a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result starting January 17, 2022.
By Shaine Mae Nagtalon OROQUIETA, Misamis Occidental – More than 300 residents of Barangay Toliyok, Oroquieta City received assistance and services during the “Duterte Legacy: Barangayanihan Caravan Towards National Recovery.”
FORD General Santos (GenSan) has moved to a new and bigger location, with the dealership facility now showcasing a more globally-aligned exterior and interior look and feel to offer customers better retail experience.
BUILT for off-road adventure, Honda’s newest addition to its roster of high-performance rough terrain bikes is the perfect trail and Enduro companion.
Chevron Volunteer Week 2021 supports local businesses and provides sustainable aid to local communities
CHEVRON Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, held its second blended annual Chevron Volunteer Week with both virtual and real-world activities.
THE all-new fourth generation Kia Carnival will be available in dealerships nationwide first quarter of 2022.
AS the local government, private institutions, and non-government organizations become steadfast in donating goods for Bohol, one concern persisted – transferring and mobilizing it.
ALLVALUE, the Villar Group’s holding company for its investments in retail, has partnered with insights-led engagement platform MoEngage to further boost their digital growth for AllHome, Philippines' pioneering one-stop full-line home center, and AllDay, the country’s fastest growing supermarket and a leading player in the mid-premium segment.
AS efforts to restore power supply in most parts of Metro Cebu continue, AboitizPower subsidiary Cebu Private Power Corporation (CPPC) provided free charging to e-trike operators in Cebu City’s Barangay Ermita, its host community, to aid them in their livelihood.
MARCVENTURES Mining and Development Corporation activated its relief operations to provide assistance to various areas stricken by super typhoon Odette, the strongest storm of 2021.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Bachelor Express, Inc. (“BEI”) held its annual stockholders’ meeting on January 16, 2022 with family matriarch Olivia V. Yanson heading the board election.
Introduction AFTER a long and thorough investigation on the use of Abaca in the Philippine peso notes, the BSP issued its first series of the cotton-abaca (80:20) blend peso bills in the 1,000, 500 denominations in 2001 and later in the 200 and 100 denominations.
AS the pandemic has put the country in so much disarray, it has become imperative for all of us Filipinos to have even a little reflection on the socio, economic. political and ecological realities besetting our country.
DID I hear it right? Presidential aspirant Leni Robredo was quoted as saying she vows “to restore the people’s trust in government”.
TODAY’S readings offer thought-provoking lessons into true and authentic leadership. And what message would be more important in the light of our forthcoming elections in the Philippines?
DESPITE the global health crisis for almost two years now, SEC Cagayan de Oro Extension Office (SEC-CDOEO) sees progress in the opening and recovery of business establishments in the Region.
By Aimee Klaudine Kaye L. Rillera OSOP M.P. Abbas is not a stranger to being underprivileged. Born to a poor family, Abbas had a tough start in life. He vividly remembers how difficult it was for his family back in the days with no electricity and no nearby potable water supply other than what came from Agus River which was 4 kilometers away from where his family lived in a secluded barangay named Pantar, which at the time was still part of Baloi.
TWO beauties from the town of Naawan have won pageants held separately during the celebration of Misamis Oriental’s 9th Kuyamis Festival last week.
By Divina Suson and Nef Luczon ILIGAN CITY – Police investigators are eyeing envy in the workplace as a possible motive in the recent shooting of a group of construction workers in Barangay Udalo, Piagapo town in Lanao del Sur that killed two persons and wounded two others.
By Edwin Fernandez PIKIT, North Cotabato – Police authorities have intensified their campaign against lawlessness and terrorism here and nearby towns after separate attacks in the towns of Aleosan and Pikit earlier this week.
By Uriel Quilinguing Contributing Editor CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Eleven passengers died while at least 28 others were injured in a vehicular accident in Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To provide much-needed help to thousands of workers affected by the onslaught of typhoon Odette, the Northern Mindanao Federation of Family Welfare Committees (NMFFWC) have initiated the 'NorthMin FWP: Bayanihan, Kaya Yan!' as its immediate disaster relief response to the affected member companies of Caraga Family Welfare Council, Inc. (CFWCI) for ravaged communities and workers in Surigao provinces.
By Claire Gigje MARAWI CITY – As the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic persists with a new Omicron variant now affecting the country, the provincial government here through its Provincial Inter-agency Task Force (PIATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases intensified its surge response and other interventions to mitigate the present active cases.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) conducted a consultation meeting with the stakeholders of the Rural Development Project for Multi-Industry Cluster Zone (RDP-MIC) in the Philippines located in Claveria, Misamis Oriental for the crafting of the guidelines for implementation, operation, and maintenance of its interventions.
Families of missing persons: Why education matters for their future Helping children of people who went missing in the Marawi conflict
HIDAYA was 16 when the Marawi crisis in May 2017 happened. She was in fourth-year high school and lived like the usual teenager: carefree but grounded, while aspiring to attain her dreams.
THE country’s two major airline companies had cancelled 46 flights scheduled Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City, Metro Manila to key cities in Mindanao and vice versa.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) is set to roll out its Swine Sentinel Program in identified ASF-plagued areas in the region, in the first quarter of this year.
ABOITIZPOWER subsidiary Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (Davao Light) continues to future-proof its distribution network by energizing its first fully digital substation located in the downtown area of Davao City on December 8, 2021.
CAMIGUIN – Implementation of an organic farming program, establishment of learning sites, development of food gardens, assistance to farmers, and other programs geared to boost agricultural productivity are among the highlights of Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo's recent State of the Province Address.
WHEN people are informed and conscienticized, collective actions follow.
“WHAT the new year will bring to you depends a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” - Yern Mclellan
THESE are days of darkness and light for many in the Catholic Church.