THE Department of Education (DepEd) in Northern Mindanao assured the public that no fees will be collected from the students during enrollment for school year 2012-2013.
Rosita A. Cang, chief of DepEd’s Secondary Education, said no fees will be collected in all public elementary and high schools during the enrollment period in May and June.
“AS WE celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, we should also remember and honor Mama Mary, the mother of God and all humankind,” according to Luz Prieto from the Order of Carmelite Discalced Secular.
Prieto said Mama Mary always extends help, especially that she was the one who opened the heaven in order for all humankind to experience an intimate relationship with Jesus.
DESPITE the hundreds of houses that were already turned over to survivors of Tropical Storm Sendong, an estimated 60 hectares of land is still needed to build 6,000 houses and accommodate the remaining survivors who still don’t have houses.
Mariano Nava, Cluster Coordinating officer of International Organization for Migration (IOM), said they have estimated that 6,000 houses are currently undergoing construction but an estimate of between 10,000 to 12,000 houses are still needed to accommodate all Sendong survivors.
AT LEAST 17 former rebels were integrated Tuesday into the Social Integration Program (SIP) project under the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of Misamis Oriental.
Vice Governor Norris Babiera, PPOC co-chair, said the former rebels were the third batch of group who were integrated into the SIP.
IN AN attempt to block the government’s plan to privatize the operation and facilities of Mindanao power plants as part of the present administration’s effort to solve the power crisis in the region, the Mindanao Commission on Women (MCW) is initiating the “Pipol’s Power Campaign” to generate funds to buy these power plants.
STAKEHOLDERS in Mindanao would have to wait for 2015, the year the government is projecting to free the region from brownouts.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is confident that there will be no more energy deficiency in 2015 and it is aiming power supply surplus during the year and beyond, Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) spokesperson Romeo Montenegro said.
BARELY a year before the 2013 national elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said there is no set of guidelines yet but confirmed that the filing of candidacy is set on October 1 to 5 this year for all elective posts.
“We are still waiting for the guidelines from the Comelec central office on what to do for the next elections, like when they will start the information drive for the public,” said lawyer Aleli Dayo-Ramirez, Cagayan de Oro City Election officer.
BUS drivers and conductors in Northern Mindanao may get a fixed salary starting July.
Lawyer Johnson Cañete, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), said the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) has conducted a consultation with the bus transport industry last April 20 in relation to Department Order 118-12 that gives minimum wage to bus drivers and conductors.
THE City Tourism Board is announcing the start of the search for Miss Kagay-an 2012.
Interested Kagay-anon beauties are encouraged to attend the screening on May 19 at Rhapsody Suites along Hayes-Lt. Guillermo Streets in Cogon; May 26 at Hotel Koresco inside Pueblo de Oro Golf Estates along Airport Road; and on June 2 at Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University.
A PRIEST said Monday that the increase of teenage pregnancy cases is due to the breakdown of moral values.
Msgr. Rey Monsanto, Jesus of Nazarene Parish priest and Archdiocese consulter, said the surge of teenage pregnancy, especially to those who are still in high school and college, in the country is alarming.