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Gov. Mandanas: LGUs lost P1.8T tax-take shares

Published 17 hour(s) ago

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.

No Covid test, no COC filing: Cotabato City election officer

Published 18 hour(s) ago

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).

Projects seen to prevent, counter violent extremism

Published 18 hour(s) ago

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).

USAID O2 gathers youth, vows creation of youth network

Published 18 hour(s) ago

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.

1,358 individuals benefit from DOLE programs in CDO

Published 18 hour(s) ago

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.

DA-SAAD 10 conducts equipment operation demo for benefiting farmer’s associations

Published 18 hour(s) ago

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.

Despite pandemic, 1,221 aspirants take PMA entrance exam

Published 3 day(s) ago

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.

Health testing laboratory to open in Gingoog City

Published 3 day(s) ago

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.

TFBM, LGU maintain significance of building permit in IDPs’ return to MAA: gov’t officials

Published 3 day(s) ago

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.

DA-SAAD 10 hands over coffee depulper to Lantapan farmer association

Published 3 day(s) ago

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.

From coffee farmer to Nescafé model farmer

Published 3 day(s) ago

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).

MSU prof wounded, 2 attackers killed in ambush try

Published 5 day(s) ago

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.

DOH-10 settles claims of 919 health workers

Published 5 day(s) ago

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.

Bukidnon IPs ready to die for their ancestral domain

Published 5 day(s) ago

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).

‘No movement Saturday’ in Camiguin starts

Published 5 day(s) ago

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.

TFBM chief: Gov't envisions building a better Marawi

Published 5 day(s) ago

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.

DA-10 delivers agri aid to Higaonon-Maranao tribe in support to EO 70

Published 5 day(s) ago

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).

DILG-10: ‘No movement day’ must be compliant with IATF resolutions

Published 5 day(s) ago

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.

DOH-10 warns vs Ivermectin use in Covid treatment

Published 6 day(s) ago

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).

DICT-10 boosts systems for vax procedures

Published 6 day(s) ago

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.

DA-NorMin inspects delivery of cacao seedlings for MisOcc

Published 6 day(s) ago

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.

DOST-10 provides STARBOOKS to IP school in Bukidnon

Published 6 day(s) ago

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.

Safe amid storms: Repairing bamboo houses and improving water access in Marawi

Published 8 day(s) ago

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.

MSU president, admin officials slam students’ death

Published 11 day(s) ago

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.

Bukidnon taps another source of oxygen supply

Published 11 day(s) ago

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.

Fear grips MSU campus after two students killed

Published 11 day(s) ago

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.

Organic vegetable production training in Lanao Norte empowers Maranao participants

Published 11 day(s) ago

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.

MENRE, DAR to distribute 6,667-ha gov't-owned lands in LDS

Published 11 day(s) ago

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.

NorMin RDC-SDC bats for stronger social protection programs

Published 11 day(s) ago

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.

DOLE-10 to virtually host 21st National PESO Congress

Published 11 day(s) ago

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.

Pacquiao libel case vs. church leader mere propaganda: lawyer

Published 12 day(s) ago

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.

Army official to NPA rebels: Surrender, get vaccinated

Published 13 day(s) ago

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.

654 rounds of ammo seized in Maguindanao

Published 13 day(s) ago

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.

PhilID scammers to face up to P3M fine

Published 13 day(s) ago

DAVAO CITY – The unauthorized issuance of the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card and use of fake versions will not go unpunished.

DILG-10 attains safety seal certification

Published 13 day(s) ago

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.

CFSI turns over 4 socio-econ infrastructures in Butig

Published 13 day(s) ago

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.

Atty. ‘Migs’ Nograles’ fondest childhood memories with her family, holiday traditions, and hometown Davao

Published 13 day(s) ago

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.

Lanao’s Covid-referral hospital reaches maximum capacity

Published 15 day(s) ago

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.

LTFRB-10 still owes PUV drivers, owners P246M

Published 15 day(s) ago

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.

Industry insider: No shortage of oxygen for Covid patients in NorMin

Published 15 day(s) ago

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.

CMU researchers discover 2 new species in Davao region

Published 15 day(s) ago

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.

Sectoral groups inkdeal for micro-farmproject in Cagayan de Oro

Published 15 day(s) ago

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.

DOH gives P1M more for Camiguin RT-PCR lab

Published 15 day(s) ago

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.

Aggie dep’t speeds up mushroom production in NorMin

Published 15 day(s) ago

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.

Gov’t turns over housing, livelihood materials in MisOr village

Published 15 day(s) ago

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.

Sara won't seek nat’l post in 2022 polls

Published 18 day(s) ago

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio confirmed on Thursday that she is not running for a national position in the next year's elections.

Malaybalay 5th bishop to be installed Sept. 14

Published 18 day(s) ago

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.

DOH-10: Northern Mindanao logs day-high 109 Covid-19 deaths

Published 18 day(s) ago

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.

4 NPA fighters killed, 9 nabbed in Bukidnon clash

Published 18 day(s) ago

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.

Lanao Sur leaders welcome Marawi compensation bill

Published 18 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Bangsamoro leaders from Lanao del Sur have welcomed the passage of the Marawi Compensation Act or House Bill 9925.

Iligan City IP farmer associations receive cacao seedlings

Published 18 day(s) ago

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.

PSA-10 holds updating of geo-tagged structures

Published 18 day(s) ago

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.

DPWH-10 completes CDO convention center’s main building

Published 18 day(s) ago

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.

Covid ‘drug’ price goes up due to stock shortage

Published 19 day(s) ago

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.

ICRC’s cash-for-work repair 50 bamboo houses in Bito TS

Published 19 day(s) ago

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.

DA-NorMin secures CATO for its soils, feed labs; 1st DA regional field office in PH granted by PRC

Published 19 day(s) ago

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.

Rep. Uy co-authors bill seeking to immortalize Pinoy Olympians

Published 19 day(s) ago

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.

Docs’ group asserts Ivermectin can be used vs Covid

Published 20 day(s) ago

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).

DAR, DHSUD to build houses for Lanao Norte farmers

Published 21 day(s) ago

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.

Agri NorMin reviews 37 research, development studies

Published 21 day(s) ago

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.

Remote LDN schools get DOST STARBOOKS fund

Published 21 day(s) ago

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.

RDC-10 communications arm crafts 2022 action plan

Published 21 day(s) ago

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.

Army's 23IB joins conduct of abaca management training for farmers

Published 21 day(s) ago

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.

Oro targets 8K to 10K jabs daily to reach herd immunity this year

Published 21 day(s) ago

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.

DSWD, NCIP asked to grant funds

Published 21 day(s) ago

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.

Oro opens 2 new vax sites, ramps up jab rollout

Published 22 day(s) ago

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.

DA provides feeds to NorMin poultry farmers; ensures stable food source, livelihood amid pandemic

Published 25 day(s) ago

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.

Army’s 402Bde lauds opening of new farm-to-market road in Butuan

Published 25 day(s) ago

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.

House OKs trans-Mindanao highway bill on 2nd reading

Published 25 day(s) ago

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.

Camiguin records first Delta variant case

Published 27 day(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Camiguin has its first case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) delta variant, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo announced recently.

1MINTRA attests DUMPER partylist Rep. Bautista support to transport sector

Published 29 day(s) ago

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.

DA-10 taps Bukidnon FCAs for potential market for corn

Published 28 day(s) ago

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).

First temporary home, learning center for street families in PH inaugurated

Published 1 month(s) ago

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-10 grants banana processing tech to Lanao Norte farmers

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

Roman Catholic leader: Vaccination ‘morally acceptable’

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.”

Malnourished kids in MisOr town improve after DOST intervention

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

No smuggling of cabbage from China, DA-10’S BPI says

Published 28 day(s) ago

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.

ICRC: Supporting people affected by conflict and Covid-19 in Mindanao

Published 1 month(s) ago

THE Covid-19 pandemic continued to pose major challenges to the Philippines.

DICT-trained Marawi IDP now earns 6-figure income

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

New breed of coffee mentors aims to increase Robusta production in Caraga

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

P70.25M Korean-funded smart greenhouse to rise in Bukidnon

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

4 more C-130 plane crash victims arrive in Cagayan de Oro

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

Going for gold in mariculture

Published 1 month(s) ago

THE town of Alicia in Zamboanga Sibugay province has a long coastline, with 20 out of its 27 barangays having access to the sea.

PNP-10 reaffirms its commitment to provide quality service with ICP

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

World Vision opens another playground, handwashing facility in Marawi City

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

DA-10 turns over trading post, hauling vehicle to farmer-coop in Kitaotao town

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

PSA-10 recognized as one of BSP Outstanding Stakeholders in 2021

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

“Relative peace” makes BARMM infrastructure development possible — MPW

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

Pacquiao son elected to WPP top positions

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

LTFRB-10 to LGUs: National guidelines prevail over local policies

Published 1 month(s) ago

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.

MMDC supports nutritional program in Cabangahan

Published 2 month(s) ago

The Community Relations team of Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) recently supported the community-based feeding program in barangay Cabangahan.

Covid, multiple claimants delay issuance of CADT to displaced Bukidnon IPs

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Jail congestion down 21% in NorMin

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Transport groups in Mindanao pushing for Mayor Sara’s 2022 presidential bid

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Iligan requires vax cards from visitors

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Bangsamoro Medical Program Helps Over 14,700

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Army, LGU hand out cash aid to Gingoog folk

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

House OKs bill creating UST college of medicine

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

OneDA boosts food resiliency in NorMin

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

MisOcc coco coop upgrades production through S&T

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Iligan requires vax cards from visitors

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

EMB-10 celebrates ASEAN Month 2021

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.”

DAR-10: Management committee meeting

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

NIA-10: Irrigation status in NorMin, PH

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

BFAR-10: P1.78M fisheries livelihood

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

BOC-10: Collection target hit

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

DICT-10: Mindanao ICT cluster conference

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

DOT Asec for Mindanao is new Tourism Undersecretary

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

DILG-10 calls for youth action amidst Covid pandemic

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

NEDA-10 named 2021 outstanding BSP stakeholder

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

24% Cagayan de Oro’s Covid deaths took place in July 2021

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

MisOcc stops bus, van entry from ECQ areas

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

More family food packs arrive for NorMin ECQ areas: DSWD

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

TESDA provides livelihood training for MisOcc town

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Road linking former NPA-affected village to AgNor dev’t centers now completed

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

City police appeals for unity amid Covid-19 case surge, delta infection

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Bureau of Customs-10 on lookout for illegal products entering local ports

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Church leaders push for resumption of peace talks

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

11 Sulu C-130 crash survivors now at 4ID hospital

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

DOH-10 confirms Alpha variant in Valencia City

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Driven out, displaced Bukidnon tribe to go home soon

Published 2 month(s) 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.

Dole’s sun-powered Promo ends with the biggest Pachinko game in the world

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

PhilHealth 10 settles P17.3m Covid claims

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Mindanao braces temperature rise

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

DOLE-Camiguin awards first safety seal certificates to power utilities

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Tourist arrivals to pick up as int’l mag cites Siargao

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Beefing up military, PNP always a priority: PRRD

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Bukidnon gov suspends aid following discovery of Covid variants

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Displaced Marawi folk ask Duterte for compensation as he delivers SONA today

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Camiguin Covid cases hit ‘critical risk’ level

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Moreno sets October deadline for vaccine rollout

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Local epidemiologist bares details of 5 delta cases in Oro

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Remains of another C-130 crash fatality brought home

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Displaced Bukidnon residents cry for help

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Moreno: Even with ECQ status, Oro vax rollout still continues

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Military: NPA violates IHL, burns backhoes in Caraga

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Camiguin Covid cases now on its ‘critical risk’ level: DOH

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Camiguin governor orders increase in RT-PCR test, contact tracing

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Bukidnon town mourns the passing of their two soldiers

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Army to families: ‘Open caskets when you get home’

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Pvt. Vic Monera: A life of struggle and poverty

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Military: Dead soldiers’ families to receive benefits

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

For banning lead in paints, PH wins global award

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Farmers living in AFP reservation cry foul over red-tagging, harassment

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

Defense chief: Probe on C-130 crash ongoing

Published 2 month(s) ago

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.

P5M ‘chopped’ vehicles seized by Customs intelligence

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Fresh from destroying imported vehicles valued at P21 million recently, the Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) has confiscated anew 13 knocked-down mini-vans and a military jeep from Japan, said Oliver Valiente, chief of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) in Northern Mindanao recently.

PDEA-10 strengthens partnership with Bureau of Customs in Northern Mindanao

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – After working together that led to the seizure and turnover of P20 million worth of toxic chemical allegedly used in the manufacture of illegal drugs last year, the Phil. Drug Enforcement Agency-10 (PDEA-10) has strengthened its partnership with the Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) anew.

Father, kid missing in Bukidnon flood

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Two persons were swept by floodwaters and reported missing since Friday night at Kipaducan village in Pangantucan town of Bukidnon, authorities said.

Calls to extend BARMM interim government gain support

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Thousands of Bangsamoro people flocked to the streets across Mindanao to call the national government to extend the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) until to 2025.

PH Military receives P183M weapons, equipment from US

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Armed Forces of the Philippines received from the Joint United States Military Assistance Group-Philippines (JUSMAG-P) P183 million worth of weapons and equipment at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga.

Rights groups welcome ICC prosecutor’s decision

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Rights activists here and in Manila welcomed the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s decision to recommend the opening of the investigation against President Rodrigo Duterte for they consider as “crimes against humanity.”

New BOC-10 Chief Leads Destruction of P21M Vehicles

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Just a few hours after she was installed as the new Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) district collector, lawyer Elvira Cruz’s first order of business was to lead in the destruction of imported vehicles estimated to be worth P21 million Friday, June 18.

Army: ‘Child warrior’ killed in Caraga clash

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Despite accusation that the three persons, including a minor, killed during a firefight in Agusan del Sur were mere farmers, the military has maintained that the casualties were members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

Bureau of Customs-10 destroys P75M cigarettes

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Makers of illegally imported cigarettes are resorting to another tactic by making it look like the products they are shipping to the country is locally manufactured by printing cigarette boxes with “made in the Philippines,” an officer of the Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) said.

Kin Cry for Justice for Slain Bukidnon Town Councilor

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Relatives of a town councilor in Bukidnon who was shot to death by motorcycle-riding gunmen Saturday afternoon are asking authorities to track down and identify those responsible for the local legislator’s death. “I hope those who killed my aunt will be brought to justice,” said Chanda Cabañero, one of the witnesses who was at the crime scene when two suspects shot Susan Gayonan, 64, a municipal councilor of Talakag, Bukidnon, and a resident of Barangay San Antonio, where the shooting happened.

Cagayan de Oro in ‘Health Crisis’

Published 2 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Mayor Oscar Moreno called the city’s continuing spike in Covid-19 infection as a medical crisis as other provinces in Northern Mindanao are also seeing a rise in cases. Moreno said that as other hospitals across the region are getting burdened by Covid-19 cases, the region’s apex hospital – the Northern Mindanao Medical Center located here – is getting swamped by expected admission referred from across region 10. “We are in a crisis already; we are already in a state of calamity and this virus has pushed us deeper into a crisis,” Moreno said. On June 7, 2021, Bukidnon’s provincial IATF once again asked the IATF to raise its quarantine status from Modified General Community Quarantine to General Community Quarantine status as cases in the province went up 200 percent in just a matter of weeks.

Media Exec Shot Dead.

Published 2 month(s) ago

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Unidentified gunmen shot dead on Friday noon a female executive of media network Brigada Group of Companies while on her way home in a village here. Capt. Abdulsalam Mamalinta, chief of city police station number 4, said the victim, Yentez Quintoy, 34, was traversing a portion of the NLSA road in Barangay San Isidro aboard a sports utility vehicle (SUV) around 12:15 p.m. when waylaid by two motorcycle-riding suspects. He said the suspects, who were aboard a black Kawasaki Bajaj motorcycle, came close to the Mistubishi Xpander SUV driven by the victim as it reached the corner of the NLSA road and Guinto Street in Purok Masunurin and opened fire. Quintoy, the executive office director and chief of staff of Brigada Group, sustained a gunshot wound on the body and was declared dead upon arrival at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, he said.

BJMP, police hunt escaped inmates

Published 3 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Authorities are now hunting down three persons who escaped from a Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-10 (BJMP-10) facility in Barangay Tankulan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Wednesday night. The inmates were identified by police as Jimson Devara, 25, of Libona, Bukidnon; Rogue Batuigas, 35, Libona; and Benjie Orias, 28, of Lingi-on, Manolo Fortich. Devara is charged with violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act; Batuigas, qualified rape and acts of lasciviousness; and Orias, homicide. Their cases are still ongoing, police said. A police report said the jail break occurred at around 10:45 in the evening.

Water cut off during MECQ

Published 3 month(s) ago

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Several residents of a high-end condominium complex here have complained that they were deprived of water when their tap lines were cut off by the management just as the city was put under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). In their complaint letter sent to reporters, a group of homeowners have accused the people behind One Oasis condominium of violating their rights, as they asserted the decision of the management to disconnect their water connection could be due to a series of grievances they sent out to real estate giant Filinvest Land, the company that owns the complex, starting in 2017. “This is clearly a retaliation against us,” said Karl Yngojo, one of the homeowners of One Oasis, in a phone interview. Yngojo said their water connection was cut June 1, the first day of the imposition of the 15-day MECQ in Cagayan de Oro.

THE national government has put Cagayan de Oro under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ)

Published 3 month(s) ago

THE national government has put Cagayan de Oro under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the city continue to go up. The national inter-agency task force (IATF), through Resolution 118-A, dated May 31, 2021, has reclassified the city’s quarantine status to MECQ, from its previous MGCQ level, the only area in Northern Mindanao to have been declared as such, until June 15.

Cleanup of oil spill from sunken boat in MisOr coast almost done

Published 5 month(s) ago

THE coastal areas affected by an oil spill from a sunken cargo ship is now slowly returning to normal, a village official said Monday, April 19.

Hundreds of taxi drivers receive aid from LTFRB, other government agencies

Published 5 month(s) ago

MORE than 400 taxi drivers have received various forms of assistance from national government agencies at the Barangay Nazareth gymnasium Friday morning.

Fire guts Mis. Or. health office with Sinovac vaccines inside

Published 5 month(s) ago

AUTHORITIES placed the structural damage of the Misamis Oriental provincial health office that caught fire Wednesday night at P1.4 million not to include the less than 50 vials of Sinovac vaccines that was stored at said facility.

Phil. Coast Guard Auxiliary in NorMin swears in new directors

Published 5 month(s) ago

ACKNOWLEDGING the important role of civilian volunteers in its efforts to save lives, the Phil. Coast Guard (PCG) in Northern Mindanao said it will be creating more squadrons for its auxiliary arm in the coming days.

SEC gives corporations 90 days to submit GIS

Published 5 month(s) ago

DUE to the extension of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon and the transition to an online submission system, the Security and Exchange Commission - Cagayan de Oro Extension Office extended the submission of General Information Sheet by corporations to give them more time to comply with this yearly requirement.

Clean-up of oil spill in MisOr coastal villages ongoing

Published 5 month(s) ago

THE clean-up initiative of residents in at least four barangays in Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental affected by the oil spill caused by the sinking of an old cargo ship is ongoing as local government leaders have teamed up with national agencies in addressing this environmental accident.

Cops, divers begin clean-up drive to save corals in Gingoog coastal village

Published 6 month(s) ago

DIVING enthusiasts, led by police officers, have began removing fishing nets that got stuck at the bottom of the sea causing the destruction of corals in Puntod Shoal, Barangay San Juan, Gingoog City.

Pro-envi groups: Give Earth a break from trash this Lent

Published 6 month(s) ago

GIVE the Earth a break from garbage this Holy Week.

NorMin-based groups urge Duterte to run for VP in 2022

Published 6 month(s) ago

GROUPS from various sectors have joined organizations from all over the country in urging Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president in the coming local and national elections next year.

Ofoodie partners with SM as newest food delivery service provider in Oro

Published 6 month(s) ago

A SOFTWARE development company has joined the local food delivery industry but offering a more unique brand of services to Cagayanons.

Bukidnon prov’l vet urges hog raisers to dispose of livestock amid ASF scare

Published 6 month(s) ago

THE provincial veterinary office of Bukidnon has urged backyard pig growers in the province to dispose of their livestock soon as the African Swine Fever (ASF) has continued to wreak havoc on the hog industry in the region.

PDEA-10: More than half of NorMin villages now drug-free

Published 6 month(s) ago

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-10 (PDEA-10) said Tuesday, March 23, it is aiming to increase the number of drug-free villages in the region after more than half of the total barangays in Northern Mindanao have been cleared of narcotics.

Rights group questions arrest of its worker in Oro

Published 6 month(s) ago

THE human rights watchdog Karapatan has questioned the arrest of its worker Renalyn Tejero by the police recently as it is now initiating legal moves to release her.

OWWA-10 brings in 27K NorMin OFWs in 2020

Published 6 month(s) ago

THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-10 (OWWA-10) has assisted about thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have returned to their respective hometowns amid the threat of the coronavirus pandemic last year.

OWWA-10 brings in 27K NorMin OFWs in 2020

Published 6 month(s) ago

THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-10 (OWWA-10) has assisted about thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have returned to their respective hometowns amid the threat of the coronavirus pandemic last year.

‘Green’ group warns of skin whiteners sold online

Published 6 month(s) ago

AN environmental group has warned of skin-whitening products that are laden with harmful chemicals being sold on the internet.

Send AstraZeneca vaccines to other regions: Rufus

Published 6 month(s) ago

DEPUTY Speaker Rufus Rodriguez is appealing to vaccination czar Carlito Galvez and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to send AstraZeneca vaccines to other regional and LGU hospitals and private referral hospitals for their health workers.

Phividec insists no quarrying allowed inside industrial zone in Misamis Oriental

Published 6 month(s) ago

The Phividec Industrial Authority (PIA) has maintained that it will not allow quarry operators to resume their operations inside its property in Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental, citing legal and environmental repercussions.

Galvez’s message to soldiers: Get free vaccine or buy your own

Published 6 month(s) ago

Government soldiers who may not want to avail of the free vaccine from China now being made available to the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has an option to buy their own.