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.
THREE days after the elections, the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) has yet to receive more election returns (ERs) from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to do its parallel count.
Namfrel noted a breakdown of eight precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that resulted in slow canvassing of ERs at Comelec.
WINNING candidates from Misamis Oriental especially the gubernatorial and congressional bets are getting impatient with the delay of transmission of the election returns.
As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, Misamis Oriental has not yet proclaimed the winners in the congressional and gubernatorial positions because of the glitches of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines at Gingoog City.
ILIGAN CITY -- Early results for the senatorial vote from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) appears to be an indictment of the official figures of the 2004 presidential vote that was later exposed to have been rigged favoring former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Team PNoy senatorial bet Grace Poe-Llamanzares leads the Senate race in the region with 162,128 votes, followed closely by presidential cousin Bam Aquino’s 161,927 votes.
MAYOR-ELECT Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno will create a “transition team” to determine important issues and problems of Cagayan de Oro City that need immediate attention as he sits as the 28th mayor on June 30.
“First of course is the city hall, dapat usa ka city hall nga mo-function the way it is to be, a city hall that is working in the service of the people,” Moreno said.
THE transmittal of results for the senatorial lineup from Lanao del Sur to Manila has lagged since Tuesday due to poor communications signal at the Lanao del Sur provincial gymnasium in Marawi City, poll officials said.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, only 30 percent of the votes from Lanao del Sur’s 39 towns have been transmitted to the computer servers for the Commission on Elections’ national canvassing of the election returns at the Philippine International Convention Center.
ILIGAN CITY -- Iliganons have spoken.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) city board of canvassers proclaimed lone district Representative Vicente “Varf” Belmonte Jr. of Liberal Party; the newly elected Mayor Celso Regencia, a retired police city director and a former Presidential Anti-Organized Task Force (PAOCTF) officer who ran as an independent candidate; and the newly elected vice-mayor Rudy Marzo.
A CLASH between suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and the soldiers erupted anew in the vicinity of a small village in Kitaotao town in Bukidnon, Tuesday morning.
Major Leo Bongosia, Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) spokesperson in Camp Evangelista, Barangay Patag, said that about 20 armed rebels exchanged fire with soldiers belonging to the 8th Infantry Battalion based in Kitaotao.
CAGAYAN de Oro city welcomed its new mayor Oscar Moreno with the exaltation of hundreds of supporters waiting outside the City Hall Tuesday, 24 hours after the elections closed at 7 p.m. Monday.
Moreno, the incumbent Governor of Misamis Oriental, won over the city’s incumbent leader, Mayor Vicente Emano by 17,853 votes.
MINOR glitches of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in some municipalities of Misamis Oriental province have caused the delay of the proclamation of winners in the provincial candidates.
Lawyer Cirilo Nala Jr., chairman of the provincial board of canvasser (PBOC), said the automated canvassing of votes could have been finished on time and winning candidates would have been proclaimed earlier if it not for the technical problems of PCOS machines in some precincts in the municipalities of Salay, Claveria, Sugbongcogon, Manticao and Gingoog city.
MISAMIS Oriental gubernatorial candidate and incumbent Vice Governor Norris Babiera conceded Tuesday afternoon after his opponent Rep. Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi” Emano of the province’s second district was leading in votes by more than 10,000 as of 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday.
Emano garnered 122,926 votes against Babiera’s 112,328 votes, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
MARAWI CITY -- Entrenched habits in electoral politics are really hard to break.
On Monday evening, as political camps knew of their fates through precinct-level counts, gun shots rung in the air, breaking the serenity of this city’s cold night and threatened the gains of Monday’s exercise, the most peaceful poll conduct in the province since 1987.