WAGE order 17 will soon be implemented on June, but the amount of the new wage hike can't be divulged yet pending the result of the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) en banc meeting.
The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) will implement this new wage order after the deliberations of the two wage petitions it will submit to NWPC for finalization.
THE Philippine National Police in Northern Mindanao (PNP 10) was declared as the fourth region having the most number of confiscated firearms in the Philippines since the implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban for the May 13 midterm polls.
Police Superintendent Ronnie Francis Cariaga, PNP-10 spokesperson, said that as of May 16 the police regional department gathered 295 firearms of different kinds confiscated by its field personnel in different police operations.
AS he vowed to find ways to solve the problem of the sidewalk vendors in Cogon and Carmen public markets, Mayor-elect Oscar Moreno said that sidewalk vendors cannot be displaced from their current position.
“Dili ko moingon nga dili sila mahawa pero we have to find solution sa root cause sa problema nganong anaa sila sa kadalanan, kinahanglan sulbaron ang tanang aspeto sa problema (I can’t say that they will not be transferred but we have to find a solution to the root cause of why they are on the streets. All aspects of the problem must be addressed),” Moreno said in an interview on radio Wednesday.
THE city council’s committee on health and sanitation has strengthened its partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) as it pledges its support to DepEd’s recently launched `Brigada Eskwela 2013.’
Councilor Dante Pajo, chairman on health and sanitation said, his committee is set to conduct a series of inspection on canteens inside the public schools in both elementary and high schools in the city starting on the first week of June.
ILIGAN CITY -- The fire that hit a coconut oil mill in Barangay Kiwalan in this city entered on its third day, Wednesday, with four injuries and more than a hundred families leaving their homes due to the fumes from the fire site.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) identified the victims as Clint Cha, 44; Raymond Magallon 27; Vicente Ramayan, 88; and Romeo Morallas 52. They were admitted at Adventist Medical Center.
ILIGAN CITY – The conflagration that hit the coconut oil mill of Granexport Manufacturing Corporation (Granex) in Barangay Kiwalan on Monday afternoon has continued to rage as another round of flame billowed from the thick smoke as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The fire has been raging for more than 24 hours and the damage has been pegged at P220 million.
POTENTIAL hydro projects in Mindanao that can generate at least 1,093 megawatts (MW) capacity may solve the 300-450 MW power shortages in the island.
Engineer Cerael Donggay, chief executive officer of Greenergy Development Corporation and Project Director of Bulanog-Batang and Pulangi 5 Hydro Projects, said 11 small potential hydro sites could generate at least 186 MW to add to the 907 MW that big hydro plants such as Pulangi 5, Bulanog-Batang, Agus 3 and Pulangi 1,2,3 and 5 can generate.
BRIGADA eskwela, a weeklong school cleanup and maintenance that signals the beginning of the school year is here again.
Elena M. Borcillo, city schools division superintendent, said she received the order from the Department of Education head office in Manila to officially start the 2013 Brigade Eskwela otherwise known as National Schools Maintenance Week.
THE lack of information drive by concerned agencies has been cited as one of the factors in the rising cases of people with Human Immuno Deficiency/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom (HIV/AIDS) in the city.
Cagayan de Oro has been tagged as one of the “hotspots” of HIV/Aids cases in the country.
TWO men suffocated and died inside an excavation well in a village in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental Monday morning.
Senior Police Officer 4 Renerio Cabanes of the Tagoloan town police office identified the casualties as Wilboy Naldo and Joseph Polito, both of legal age and residents of Sta. Ana, Tagoloan.
IN ABOUT a dozen combat operations initiated by the New People’s Army (NPA), the rebel group has counted 27 soldiers killed in action, a statement sent by the NPA to Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro via e-mail on Tuesday said.
In the statement, spokesperson of the NPA in North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NPA-NCMReCom) Allan Juanito, said since May 3 to 11, 2013, the armed rebels noted 27 casualties and many were injured on the military side, these were soldiers “who tried to destroy the growing revolutionary exercises” of the communist group.
CASES of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-Aids) in Cagayan de Oro have reached an alarming level, making the city a “hotspot.”
Health assistant secretary Dr. Enrique Tayag said there is one patient diagnosed to be living with HIV in the city every week.
THE Kristohanong Katilingban sa Pagpakabana (KKP)-Social Involvement Office of Xavier University (XU-SIO) vows to uphold the people’s agenda and continues to engage with the elected officials to sustain good governance.
Ermin Stan Pimentel, KKP director, said the people’s agenda created a significant difference from traditional campaign that resulted to the Kagay-anons’ long desire for change.
AT LEAST five barangay chairmen will be resigning from their posts following the defeat of incumbent Mayor Vicente Emano to mayor-elect Governor Oscar Moreno in the last May 13 polls.
Emano, during his radio program, said: “I told them not to resign just because I lost in the elections.” He declined to name the barangay chairmen.
THE SIX marines, who were wounded in the recent Gingoog City clashes against the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, received medals for their bravery.
The Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) spokesperson Major Leo Bongosia said Vice-admiral Jose Luis Alano of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) handed over the Wounded Personnel Medal and cash assistance to wounded marines on Saturday in recognition of their sacrifices and efforts in securing the Philippines from national threats.
ECONOMIC losses in Mindanao could reach P65 billion if the Mindanao grid will continue to experience power deficiency in most areas in the island.
Engr. Cerael Donggay, Greenergy Development Corp. chief executive officer and project director of Bulanog-Batang and Pulangi 5 hydro projects, said production losses due to machinery breakdowns, export revenue losses, employment curtailments, net profit and taxes reduction will result to billions of economic losses if the Mindanao grid will sustain the 100-megawatt (MW) power deficiency.
WHILE saying that he respects the decision of the people in the latest elections, Mayor Vicente Emano on Sunday said he is considering filing election protest against mayor-elect Oscar Moreno.
But, he would study first the legality and basis for the filing of his election protest.
IN LESS than six weeks, before he could formally sit as the new mayor, Oscar Moreno has already found a critic -- his own wife, Arlene.
In a television interview last week, Arlene said she will be the first to criticize Moreno if he fails to perform his task as the city’s new chief executive.
THERE were over 100,000 Kagay-anons who voted the newly proclaimed Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno.
The color of “Hapsay nga Pang Gobyerno” will reign in the city for the next three years as promised by Team CDO.
A “HABAL-HABAL” (motorcycle for hire) driver was shot dead along Narra St. in Reyes Village subdivision, Barangay Bugo in Cagayan de Oro City Saturday night.
Police Officer 2 (PO2) Lemuel Tecson of the Puerto police station (PS6) identified the victim as Amorsolo Corpus, 34, single, a resident of Zone 1, Sta. Ana, Tagoloan town in Misamis Oriental. Corpus sustained a single gunshot wound in the head.
SOLDIERS belonging to the 402nd Infantry Brigade and some 20 suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) clashed anew at the outskirts of Sitio Tongo, Tingaan village in Salay town, Misamis Oriental, Saturday afternoon, the military said.
Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) spokesperson Major Leo Bongosia said the gunfight lasted for about 10 minutes but there were no reported casualties on both sides.
THE Cagayan de Oro City Board of Canvassers (CBOC) recently proclaimed the four remaining winning candidates for city councilors both in the first and second district of Cagayan de Oro.
Proclaimed Wednesday last week was re-elected second district councilor President Elipe for the number eighth position.
“THE people have spoken. I respect that.”
Mayor Vicente Emano says this in television news report when asked how he takes the big blow on his political career after he loses the mayoralty bid in the city against Misamis Oriental governor Oscar Moreno in the May 13 elections.
TOPPING the recent 2013 Criminologist Board exam never crossed Xian Hilot Gaje’s mind. She is the first woman to top from her school in this male dominated program.
Xian along with Roland Bayangan tied up in the top spot garnering a rating of 90.85 percent.
THE rotational brownouts that have been widely experienced in Mindanao because of the looming power crisis are simply man-made, a renewable energy advocate said.
Engr. David Tauli, speaker of the upcoming 2nd Mindanao Congress for Renewable Energy and Rural Electrification & Development (MinCared), said the problem is only artificial as he blamed the errors to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (Psalm).
WIN or lose, all the Liberal Party (LP) candidates in Cagayan de Oro city attended the thanksgiving mass celebrated at St. Augustine Cathedral early evening Friday.
Leading the slate is LP mayor-elect Oscar Moreno who won against incumbent mayor Vicente Emano.
BARELY a week after the May 13 midterm elections, one died while two others were wounded as riding-in-tandem assailants in Cagayan de Oro struck anew in Purok 3A, Barangay Gusa, Thursday evening.
Agora police station commander Senior Inspector Evan Viñas said Julius Galon, 30, a native of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental and resident of Gusa, is the latest victim of such crime.
TWO members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with the soldiers Friday afternoon in the mountainous area in Barangay Cabugo village in Claver, Surigao del Norte, the military said.
In his report to the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID), Col. Ferdinand Quidilla, commanding officer of the 402nd Infantry Brigade, said the 30-minute firefight claimed the lives of two NPA rebels.
A 51-year-old man was stabbed to death by his alleged live-in partner’s brother while on a drinking spree on a roadside in Barra, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro Thursday afternoon.
Senior Police Officer 1 Camaloding Macmac, police investigator of Macabalan police station, identified the victim as Celso Loque, a native of Carmen, Butuan City, who sustained three stab wounds on the neck, chest and shoulder.
ILIGAN CITY -- The “yellow fever” has caught on the Jalosjos clan during Monday’s midterm polls, frustrating its aggressive appetite for dynastic expansion and trimming its political empire to its motley beginnings in 2001.
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, only one of 14 clan members managed to clinch an elective seat: Dapitan City councilor Rosalina Jalosjos–Johnson, who won as mayor.