Evacuation implemented, classes called off

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- Preemptive evacuation has been implemented while classes have been suspended in several areas in the Visayas and Mindanao as Tropical Depression Queenie made landfall Wednesday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Queenie has maintained its strength with winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center as of 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Oro, MisOr ready for ‘Queenie’

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

AS TROPICAL Depression Queenie was expected to make landfall in Northern Mindanao Wednesday night, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) underscored the role of the barangays in preparation and response to calamities.

Teddy Sabuga-a, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) chief, said Wednesday they have advised the DRRMCs of the affected villages to put up community kitchens in the evacuation centers to ensure that the displaced persons have warm food to eat.

Oro to develop relocation sites

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.

AFTER more than two years, Cagayan de Oro City's relocation areas still need further development so residents could live a quality life.

In a statement sent through email to Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro, Mayor Oscar Moreno was quoted as saying that one of his plans is develop the permanent resettlement sites through the construction of added amenities that dwellers could commonly use such as parks and churches.

SC chief backs efforts vs impunity (Part 1 of 3)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

IN A rare act among jurists, Supreme Court (SC) chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has thrown full support behind mounting local and international efforts to fight impunity in the country.

Sereno made known her position about the issue in a landmark speech titled "The Culture of Impunity and the Counter-Culture of Hope" that she delivered before journalists and media leaders on Sunday, which marked exactly five years since the Maguindanao massacre happened.

Human trafficking not yet rampant in NorMin

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

PEOPLE not coming out and telling authorities that they or their family members have been victims of human trafficking is still one of the reasons why cases of this nature have not increased significantly in Northern Mindanao, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Prosecutor Ruby Malanong said human trafficking cases have not gone up that much because of fear or hesitance on the part of the victims to come forward and report the crime committed against them.

Oro’s new tax code to take effect in 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

WITH the veto of Mayor Oscar Moreno of the new revenue code overridden by the majority members of the City Council, it is set for adoption by January 2015.

City Councilor President Elipe, chair of finance and ways and means, said Tuesday that the City Government will start to implement it next year.

LPA at eastern Philippines monitored

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

LIGHT and moderate rains are expected in Eastern Visayas and east of Northern Mindanao due to the low pressure area (LPA) that has entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Mindanao said Tuesday.

As of 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, the LPA was spotted 625 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

NGCP: Planting trees under transmission lines willful

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

A RANKING officer of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said the projected increase in power generation in Mindanao would not be meaningful if the flow of electricity is hampered due to tripping as a result of intentionally planted trees below transmission lines.

Emmanuel Abellanosa, NGCP Mindanao operations manager, said that one of the causes of power outages is the nagging problem of planted trees along the Baloi Substation in Lanao del Norte where the 30-kilometer, 138 KV transmission lines pass for the Mindanao grid.

Mother to suspects of son's slay: No forgiveness

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

PARENTS of the teenager who was stabbed to death early this month in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental heaved a sigh of relief when the three suspects went through inquest proceedings at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, Hall of Justice, Tuesday afternoon.

Antonina Dolino, the mother of the 15-year-old Rio, said she was buoyed when the alleged perpetrators were brought in for the inquest proceedings on November 25.

Gunman on motorcycle shot pimp to death

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

JOHN Mark Lucagbo, 25, was shot dead by two unidentified men around 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, as he was about to leave from Jongian's billiard hall at J.R. Borja between Velez-Tiano streets.

Barangay kagawad Serafim Labrada III, of Barangay 13 and owner of the billiard hall, reported the shooting to Police Station 1 in Divisoria.

Clenro uses 2-pronged way to stop mining in Oro

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.

TO STOP the illegal mining operations in Cagayan de Oro City's hinterland barangays for good, the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) said it would employ a two-pronged approach.

Clenro chief Edwin Dael said the apprehensions of persons involved in illegal mining will continue, but at the same time, the agency will offer an alternative source of income for the residents in the upland villages.

Coops’ plan to buy Agus-Pulangui takes off

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:00 p.m.

COOPERATIVES in Mindanao are making good on their plan to pursue acquiring, rehabilitating and managing the Agus-Pulangi hydropower plants (HEPs) in Bukidnon, one of the island’s main sources of electricity.

Petronilo Ilagan, national president of the National Association of Electric Consumers for Reform (Nasecore), said the cooperatives have all the components needed to buy Agus-Pulangi and operate it.

CHR to probe MisOr ‘bakwits’

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:59 p.m.

THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Northern Mindanao is mulling over on probing reports that the rights of the indigenous people displaced by the armed clashes between the military and the New People’s Army (NPA) in a mountain village in Claveria town, Misamis Oriental, have been violated.

Victorio Aleria Jr., CHR-Northern Miindanao supervisor investigator, said Monday that the commission will be investigating if the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRHIL) has not been respected during the encounters between the troops and insurgents last week.

Groups vow to unite until justice is served, impunity ends

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:58 p.m.

VARIOUS groups in Cagayan de Oro City unite as they joined in the commemoration of the fifth year of the Ampatuan massacre that killed 58, of which 32 were members of the media, at Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao.

There are 197 accused and 110 are being detained, and 84 are still at large with standing warrant of arrests, which included 42 policemen as suspects who have posted bails.

More villagers to flee as rescue operations go on

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

RESCUE operations conducted by the military in Northern Mindanao to free captive soldiers violate the rights of the indigenous people, as "it forces the lumads out of their ancestral domain, threatening their livelihood and existence."

Roger Plana, secretary-general of the lumad group Kalumbay, said they condemn the ongoing rescue efforts of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) due to the displacement of more than three hundred villagers.

Group lashes out at gov’t over human rights issues

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

A DELEGATION from Mindanao who traveled to Manila by land to air their grievances to the government has lashed out at Malacañang for defending President Benigno Aquino III, whom they said has “tainted human rights record.”

The group then demanded Aquino's removal from office.

Mother of an Ampatuan massacre victim still hopeful

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

AFTER five years with the accused of the bloodiest media killings in the recent history still unpunished, a mother of a victim of the Ampatuan massacre remains optimistic the suspects will soon face conviction before President Benigno Aquino III steps down from office in 2016.

Catherine Nuñez, mother of UNTV cameraman Victor, one of the 32 media workers out of 58 people who were killed in Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town, Maguindanao on November 23, 2009, said she is still hopeful that those responsible will finally be punished.

Standing ovation for Pacman

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:22 p.m.

ALMOST 700 people who watched a free Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri fight on Sunday roared their cheers and loud applaud with standing ovation for the people’s champ at the lobby of the Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental.

The City Hall also put up a free pay-per-view for the city residents.

‘Maximize SC guidelines to hasten massacre cases’

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:22 p.m.

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- A lawyer representing the 17 families of the 58 individuals, 32 of them media workers and journalists, who were killed in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre said the justice department should hasten the prosecution of the case by maximizing a set of guidelines crafted by the Supreme Court (SC).

Fleeing villagers sick, tired

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:08 p.m.

WALKING in the forest for two straight days has taken its toll on the group of evacuees who fled the hinterland communities following armed clashes between military and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Barangay Minalwang, Claveria, Misamis Oriental, an official said Friday.

Misamis Oriental Provincial Administrator Edmundo Pacamalan Jr. said the 300 villagers from Sitios Lakbangan, Kalhaan and Impadiding reached Minalwang on Wednesday and all of them were accounted for, although some of them got sick along the way.

Slain rebel ‘son of NPA top official’

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:07 p.m.

A NEW People’s Army (NPA) fighter who was killed by the military in an encounter in the mountain village in Claveria, Misamis Oriental, on Tuesday was the son of a top Maoist guerrilla official, a source said Friday.

The source, who requested not to be named, said the slain rebel, the 21-year-old Francisco Manseguiao, was the son of a top NPA commander known popularly as “Bajoy.”

DSWD workers join national protest on wage hike

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

SEEING that their income is not enough to survive the daily needs, the workers at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Northern Mindanao office have joined other public servants all over the country in calling for the increase in their monthly salary.

According to the Social Welfare Employees Association of the Philippines (Sweap), the current minimum monthly wage for government workers is P9,000. Sweap wants it raised to P16,000 a month.

Family retrieves rebel’s body

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

THE body of the slain New People’s Army (NPA) member who died in an encounter with the military in a mountain village in Claveria, Misamis Oriental on November 18, was retrieved by his family Thursday, the Provincial Government said.

The casualty, Francisco Manseguiao, 21 years old, who hailed from Sitio Lantad, Barangay Kibanban, Balingasag town, was killed when the military and insurgents figured in a firefight somewhere in Barangay Minalwang, Claveria.

Ex-village official, 2 others face raps

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

A FORMER barangay kagawad and two others are now facing charges as authorities filed complaints against them before the City Prosecutor’s Office Thursday.

According to Senior Inspector Harvey Abellanosa, chief of the Detective Management Desk (DMD) of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo), charged were Dan Donald Galvez, Allan Dumpas, and Rex Farly Caingin.

Oro’s P3.8-B budget slash seen

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

THERE is a possibility that Cagayan de Oro’s proposed annual budget of P3.8 billion for 2015 would be cut down, a city legislator said Wednesday.

Councilor President Elipe, who chairs the ways and means and finance committees, said it is likely that slashing the budget for next year would affect the operations of some executive departments at City Hall.

Church leaders appeal to army, NPA

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:12 p.m.

CHURCH leaders appealed to the military and the New People’s Army (NPA) to stop the fighting in the hinterland village in Claveria, Misamis Oriental as it has displaced residents caught in the crossfire.

Bishop Felixberto Calang, of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), said the evacuation indicates that the pursuit operation of the military to rescue the two soldiers held captive by the Maoist rebels is now displacing the communities in the area.

Ched scholarship funds need increase

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:11 p.m.

FUNDS for scholarship grants that the Commission on Higher Education (Ched)-Northern Mindanao has been awarding beginning this academic year after the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) was abolished are not enough for the volume of applicants in the region.

Roy Roque U. Agcopra, chief administrative officer of Ched-Northern Mindanao, said it is insufficient for all the expenses and fees that the scholars need to pay.

‘Listahang tubig’ to map out water service utilities

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:11 p.m.

GOVERNMENT line agencies are fast-tracking the gathering of data to improve the management of all the water resource in the country and enhance its regulation for better water service coverage.

A national survey dubbed as “Listahang Tubig” will map out water service utilities and providers in provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays to determine the extent of water service coverage and water system condition nationwide.

Another project for Oro after mayor's US visit

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

THE recent trip of Mayor Oscar Moreno and other city officials to the United States has resulted in another project that would be implemented by the American government in Cagayan de Oro.

The city has become a recipient of the Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAid).

Misamis Oriental government ready to help ‘bakwits’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:55 a.m.

THE Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental is ready to extend assistance to the 152 residents who left their homes Monday as a result of the recent armed encounter between the army and members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in a remote village in Claveria town.

The villagers, who belong to the Higaonon tribe, had to walk for kilometers from their community in Sitio Lakbangan, Barangay Minalwang, and this has taken its toll on the children, elders and the sick who are among the evacuees.

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