ARAKAN, North Cotabato – Police said they have arrested a former village chairperson linked to the 2011 killing of Italian Catholic priest Fausto "Pops" Tentorio of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) who served as former parish priest here.
MORE than 20,000 residents trooped to 25 vaccination sites in Cagayan de Oro on Monday, November 29, on the opening of the three-day “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” campaign of the national government.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - A medical doctor was shot dead by motorcycle-riding suspects in broad daylight in Barangay Nazareth, this city, Thursday morning, Dec. 2.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Local Authorities have warned individuals not to engage in making fake vaccination cards following the arrest of a suspect who was caught counterfeiting the government-issued document early this week.
THE Regional Development Council (RDC)-10 Macro and Development Administration Committee (MacroCom) endorsed to the RDC-10 Full Council to continue the implementation of Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) amid calls by some lawmakers to defund it.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - In support to backyard hog raisers stricken by the African Swine Fever (ASF), the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) through DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado paid fully the remaining P9.11 million to complete the set P66.11 million for ASF indemnification assistance in the region.
TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE – Some 19 Farmers’ Associations, Cooperatives (FCAs) in Lanao del Norte received P44.2 million worth of farm machinery from the DA-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech) at Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte.
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – The Department of Labor and Employment-10 (DOLE-10), through its Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (BukPFO) granted livelihood Starter Kits worth P6.09 million to 406 parents/guardians of child laborers, this province.
Government urged to take quick, proactive response in addressing possible entry of Omicron variant in PH
I AM urging the government to intensify its efforts and come up with a solid strategy to fight the threat of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which is reportedly more infectious than the Delta variant.
IN our Gospel today, Jesus is castigating Peter for not thinking like God, but as human beings do.
THERE are now more than 18,000 cooperatives nationwide with some 15 members who are courageously trail-blazing cooperativism to be transformative for people, planet, prosperity and peace during these most critical times.
THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) sets the 9th DIWANG: Sagisag Kultura ng Filipinas competition grand national finals, December 8, 2021.
JAPANESE lifestyle retailer Miniso creates a new way of unboxing surprises for a more fun and exciting shopping experience with its latest BLIND BOX Collection.
LIBUNGAN, North Cotabato – Police in North Cotabato have stepped up their operation against smugglers who have penetrated markets here for their cigarette contrabands.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to issue an executive order giving incentives to fully vaccinated beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
BRIGADIER Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr., the newly installed regional police director, has reminded officers in Northern Mindanao to remain non-partisan as the 2022 local and national election season nears.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Government forces have cleared 310 villages in northernmost parts of Mindanao from terrorist threats and extortion schemes of the Communist Party of the Philippines New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), a high-ranking military official said.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – The provincial local government unit of Lanao del Sur will soon compel travelers to present their respective national vaccination certificates upon entry to the province.
NOTING that trafficking, exploitation and violence against women and their children (VAWC) can take place anywhere, especially with easy access to transportation, the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking, Child Pornography, Violence Against Women and their Children (RIACAT-CP-VAWC)-10 distributed campaign materials to the transport sector in the region, November 26.
DAVAO CITY—The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, His Excellency Michel Parys, visited the office of farmers-scientist-NGO network MASIPAG Mindanao on November 24, 2021 and their nearby farmers community in Sitio Bayanihan, Barangay Wangan, Calinan District, this city.
TO aid corn farmers with their agri-input requirements, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) turned over 150 bags of hybrid yellow corn seeds to the Congressional Office of Cagayan de Oro 2nd district Representative Rufus R. Rodriguez on November 24, 2021.
GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin – “A big business starts small,” a famous line from Richard Branson inspired Khent Bryan A. Waminal to be an aspiring entrepreneur.
THE Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) extends its support to the National Irrigation Authority-10 (NIA-10), as they turn over more than P1.8 billion worth of projects on November 23, 2021, in the city of Cagayan de Oro.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – As mandated to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council pursues the development for business entrepreneurs through a plotted plan and agenda.
By Apipa Bagumbaran ISLAMIC Relief Worldwide (IRW)-Philippines reinforced its aid to women-led enterprises that benefited from the organization's sustainable livelihood project.
SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC), together with the Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA), is expanding its skills development program to cover more provinces and include financial assistance to small businesses in disadvantaged communities where it operates.
NO one can legally prevent us from exercising our rights. Ang sa Pilipinas ay sa Pilipinas.
IN these dark times amidst the onslaught of the pandemic that has put our country and the world in so much disarray, in an age of unparalleled economic inequality under the regime of the global one percent amidst morale and religious apathy that has turned its back on the class struggle, the voice of the people can become a beacon of hope in the forthcoming elections, if only the people are conscienticized on the socio-economic-ecological realities besetting us locally and globally.
THE tragedy of the cross of Christ lies not in his sufferings and death. His singular, perfect, and true sacrifice is in fact, a victory of selfless love over selfishness, tepidity and hatred; a triumph of willful obedience and total surrender over the pride of disobedience, rebellion and sin. His glorious resurrection is the definitive conquest of life over death; of faith and hope over doubt and despair; of the light of freedom and truth dawning over the darkness of bondage and deceptions of evil.
AFTER more than a year of living in house clothes – sweats, pajamas, and whatever makes us comfortable – this is the best time to elevate our stay-at-home style with cozy, chill, and cool loungewear from Surplus!
The pandemic has taken a significant toll on the economy. A study done by Asian Development Bank in 2020 showed that of 1,804 small and medium enterprises, over 70% were forced to close down. However, the extended lockdowns in the country accelerated the growth of online entrepreneurship. Startup owners took advantage of e-commerce, contributing to a surge of half a million online businesses in the past year.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - A former cabinet official of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has come to the defense of presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. after the chief executive criticized the son of the former dictator.
THE Department of Labor and Employment in Northern Mindanao (DOLE-10) on Friday clarified that while the national government is encouraging the public to get anti-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines, employers cannot terminate workers who would refuse to get inoculated.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The 6th Division of the Sandiganbayan has acquitted six officials of the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) of charges in violation of the Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the General Procurement Act, the ZCWD said in a statement Friday.
BUTUAN CITY – Three individuals allegedly involved in an investment scam known as Forex Trading, fell into the hands of Bayugan City police operatives during a coordinated law enforcement operation in Agusan del Sur province.
By PIO LDN TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Some 150 Provincial Volunteer Health Workers (PVHW) from the municipalities in Lanao del Norte were recently inoculated by the Department of Health and Provincial Health Office at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium.
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10, in partnership with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Manolo Fortich Municipality, profiled 16,320 individual skills which belonged to either employed, unemployed and underemployed workers in implementing the Mission Rebooting Activities through Community Engagement (MRACE).
THE 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army received various vegetable seeds from the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) in support of its “Army Green Camps Program.”
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – Seven educational institutions consisting of three schools and four madaris benefited from the school support of the Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)-Philippines through its Sustaining Transformative and Resilient Initiatives in Vulnerable Communities (STRIVEC) Project.
THE agriculture department in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) through its Livestock Program has turned over feed mixer units to the Swine Multiplier Project (SMP)-beneficiaries recently at the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC), in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
PHILHEALTH Regional Office 10 led by Regional Vice President Delio Aseron II officially launched PhilHealth Virtual Front Desk (PVFD), a public assistance desk for PhilHealth frontline services via Zoom recently.
THE UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) ended in overtime and on a disappointing note despite the urgent calls for world leaders to make commitments on crucial points, including the phasing out of fossil fuels.
TOP American researchers with stellar publication records and Filipino medical experts had shared the latest scientific evidence and best treatment protocols during the first Philippine Covid-19 Summit on Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., organized by the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph).
THE limited mental health services in the Philippines, especially for critical needs following tense situations such as armed conflicts, became more prominent during and after the 2017 Marawi siege.
HONDA Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is ready to accelerate greatness with the launch of the 11th generation All-New Honda Civic via its virtual launch on November 23.
HINO Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country, treats drivers to easy and enjoyable rides with its new Hino 300 equipped with fully automatic transmission.
Ford Philippines boosts truck portfolio with all-new Ford F-150, diesel variant now available to Filipino customers
FORD Philippines recently launched the globally-renowned all-new Ford F-150, the most powerful and purpose-built full-size truck in its lineup, reinforcing Ford’s truck leadership in the country.
RIGHT after the Kia rebrand and the opening of its new Alabang dealership, the Korean car brand now sets its eyes on making headlines with its light commercial vehicle: the Kia K2500.
AIRASIA Philippines announces the gradual activation of around 432 Allstars including pilots, cabin crew, ground staff and engineering who were previously placed under hibernation at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
AVOCADO Guild, a play-to-earn (“P2E”) blockchain gaming guild, announced that it has closed a US$18 million funding round on a US$200 million valuation, making it the largest Series A private fundraising amount by a P2E guild to date.
GREENHORN local enterprises in Lanao del Sur province took center stage recently as the provincial government and Islamic Relief Philippines hosted the “Provincial Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Council Expo 2021” at Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City.
OVER a month after its pilot site was showcased, another sorghum model farm in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon held its Field Day in barangay Paradise recently.
HUMAN trafficking is the greatest evil that falls upon the poor, ignorant, and vulnerable children that are groomed, lured and brainwashed by corrupt adults into believing that the high life of money, sex and drugs is the greatest trip they could have.
RECENTLY, some 200 world leaders attended the Conference of Parties (COP 26) alarmed by the contention of thousands of scientists that the earth is now facing the precipice with the doomsday clock set at one minute before midnight because of climate change.
BALINGOAN, MISAMIS ORIENTAL – The Department of Tourism Regional Office-10 (DOT 10), in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Sports and Scuba Diving (PCSSD), the provincial government of Misamis Oriental, municipalities of the Gingoog Bay Alliance, and local dive stakeholders of Misamis Oriental, officially launches the first Misamis Oriental Dive Festival, November 25.
THE chief of the Phil. National Police (PNP) has reminded officers in the region to get ready to secure next year’s local and national elections.
WITH a string of administrative cases already overturned by the Court of Appeals, incumbent Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno and his co-accused are optimistic that they can hurdle the criminal charges currently being heard at the Sandiganbayan.
By Nef Luczon A REGIONAL Trial Court (RTC) in Iligan City has convicted a man and his female accomplice for sexually exploiting their relatives for online trade.
THE The Ayala Corporation has conducted a “Saludo sa Sebisyo Caravan,” intended for the troops of the 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division at the 4ID Gymnasium, Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City on November 20, 2021.
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin M. Andanar said adopting the rules on Freedom of Information (FOI) will increase reportage of corruption as it will facilitate the right of access to governmental information.
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – The Department of Agriculture–Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech) turned over P114 million worth of various rice machinery to Farmer Cooperatives and Associations (FCAs) in Bukidnon.
AIDING the economy by boosting agricultural production throughout the region, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA)-10 turned over 51 projects to three irrigation management offices (IMOs) with a total of P1.83 billion project allocation, November 23, here.
OZAMIZ CITY – PhilHealth-10 assured members in Ozamiz that they continue their mandate to give social insurance to all Filipinos in times of emergency or when loved ones get sick or hospitalized.
A TOTAL of 81 hog raisers from the three rural barangays of Cagayan de Oro City received its African Swine Fever (ASF) indemnity fund from the Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao on Tuesday, November 23.
FROM purchasing a carabao to expanding their farmland, five farmers from Lake Sebu shared how the cash grants they received last year helped them increase their yield.
By Richelyn Gubalani GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 12 is advising the public to be more cautious in buying Christmas lights and other related electrical decorations.
TO ensure food accessibility and sufficiency, the Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) continues its promotion of urban gardening through its distribution of vegetable seeds to various stakeholders.
ANTONIO Parlade, Jr. filed a Certificate of Candidacy for president and came out berserk accusing Sen. Bong Go as “kasama siya sa problema ng bayan” but ended saying “I will not explain.”
SOME four-score years ago during the height of the people’s struggle against British colonial rule in India, Mahatma Gandi’s “Satyagraha” (Love Force) approach to liberate his people from the clutches of imperialism had manifested a principle that was not given much attention then but is now reverberating through-out the world.
I AM sure you are familiar with “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
CYCLING has suddenly become cool in a big way as we navigate the pandemic.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The family of a 68-year-old man who was bitten by a crocodile inside an adventure park in Sitio Sto. Niño, Barangay Indahag, this city, will no longer take appropriate action against the resort’s management after both parties have come to an understanding.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Health 10 said Thursday, Nov. 18, Northern Mindanao will likely achieve herd immunity against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) before the year ends.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Joint police and military operatives have arrested an Abu Sayyaf explosive expert in a law enforcement operation in this southern port city, a top police official announced here Tuesday.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Three police officials here have been relieved from their posts for certain lapses in the fulfillment of their sworn duties and responsibilities.
PUTTING into place effective mechanisms and measures for gender mainstreaming in northern Mindanao, the Regional Development Council (RDC)-10 through the Regional Gender and Development Council (RGADC)-10 together with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) held the first Region 10 GAD Budget Forum to local government units (LGUs), November 15.
AS of November 15, price offers by rice traders in Region 10 are reportedly more viable than the P19/kg for clean and dry palay tendered by the National Food Authority (NFA), thus, the management is exerting maximum efforts to attain its palay procurement target, including resorting to mobile procurement.
TEXTBOOK history taught that the Philippines declared independence on June 12, 1898, and in a few years, the Americans took that away.
LOOK at a flower or a tree and feel the stillness that it emanates without any mental conceptualization.
By Bro. Jess Matias MAY your eyes be opened, and start to gaze beyond the precipitous walls of your created enclave.
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental – State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has opened a branch in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental Province to further expand its reach in underserved but high-growth potential areas in the country, a top official said.
WITH his continued success in life, be it in career, family and business, award-winning Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Ray Cauilan Berja shares his secret in powering through life’s challenges during the time of the pandemic through his book entitled “Faith and Grace Everyday.”
FOR two years out of their classrooms now, most of the students from different levels are dealing with the new normal education, either via online or modular learning amidst the ongoing global health crisis.
SM SHOPPERS can play Santa to less fortunate kids this Christmas in The SM Store and Toy Kingdom’s Share a Toy project, from November 1 to December 31, 2021
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Authorities investigating the death of the eldest son of mayoralty aspirant and 1st District Rep. Rolando Uy are closing in on the suspects after operatives have gathered witnesses’ accounts that could lead to identity of the attackers, a police officer said Saturday, Nov. 20.
THE New People's Army has set Nov. 7 of each year as a remembrance day for Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, the slain armed revolutionary leader of the NPA who leads the communist’s National Operations Command.
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato – A heavily armed robbery suspect was killed during a law enforcement operation when he resisted arrest and traded shots with authorities here, police said Friday.
By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY – Government operatives have destroyed over P11 million worth of marijuana plants in four plantations and arrested three people in separate law enforcement operations in Barangay Lingah, Luuk, Sulu, officials said Thursday.
DAVAO CITY – The camp of Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, founder of the Philippine-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC), said their leader and the entire church would not be brought down over a malicious issue on sex trafficking.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – Quality education and child protection here are seen to be improved through the Project SiNDAO: Protecting Learning in Conflict and Complex Emergencies in Mindanao funded by the European Union Humanitarian Aid or ECHO.
THE government, through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), has awarded Certificates of Entitlement of Housing Units for members of Kapatiran in CDO Midland Valley Homes situated at Dansolihon, Cagayan De Oro City on Wednesday, November 17.
THE Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10), through its Human Resource Management Section, conducted training on gender sensitivity to its 30 staff recently.
MARAWI CITY – Bearing witness to access to quality and protective education and child protected services for the most marginalized sector impacted by conflict and displacement, the European Union (EU) firmly underscored that education is a primary right each one is entitled and a key to a future everyone longs for.
CAMIGUIN – Considering the current Alert Level 2 status of the province, the Provincial Government of Camiguin simplified the existing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) protocols for locals and tourists to further aid in the economic recovery of the region.
WE hear about the Good News of the Kingdom of God during the readings on Wednesday.
(2nd of 2 parts) MEANWHILE, the World Bank defines poverty as ‘the inability to attain a minimal standard of living’ (World Bank, 1990) or “those rights which require, at a minimum, that everyone shall enjoy the necessary subsistence necessities of a decent living: adequate food and nutrition, clothing, housing and the necessary conditions of care when required.”
BORN of race-winning, track-proven DNA and raised on the street, the honed physique of the All-new Suzuki 2022 GSX-S1000 morphs it into an even tighter and more striking package that is ready to turn heads and own the streets.
AS a way to promote and support the rising OPM artists, GAC Motor Philippines has partnered with one of the top radio stations in the country, Wish FM 107.5, in searching for a singer-songwriter artist who will have a chance to win the Wishcovery Originals.
THE government of the Philippines has imposed new policies tightening regulations on the industrial uses of cancer-causing cadmium and hexavalent chromium to protect human health and the environment.
IN its quest to further develop the agri-fishery sector, the Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC)-10 participated in the 16th Mindanao Agri-Fisheries Council (AFC) Congress in collaboration with the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) where 60 AFC members in the region joined the congress recently.