FOR allegedly abusing his one-year-old son, a father will be facing charges in violation of the law that protects women and children, a government psychologist said Thursday.
Stella Ferrarez, a psychologist at the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), said that complaint for the violation of Republic Act 9262, or the Violence against Women and their Children (VAWC), has already been prepared against the suspect.
THE arrest of an employee of the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) has caused alarm and apprehension for his safety.
The family of Emmanuel C. Mulawan, senior architectural draftsman of COWD, sought the help of Mayor Oscar Moreno on Thursday after he was arrested by the police at the COWD office midday on June 11.
ABOUT P2.3 million worth of shabu was seized by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Northern Mindanao (PDEA-10) in a series of drug bust operations in the region.
PDEA-10 chief information officer Rosemarie Bajao told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro Thursday that the four operations from June 10 to 12 led to the confiscation of not less than 176 grams of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and the arrest of four suspected drug couriers.
ON THE 116th commemoration of the Independence Day Thursday, a contrast in the observance with the militant groups holding protest and the Cagayan de Oro City Government spearheading in the offering of prayers was obvious.
Early Thursday morning, different local government units, war veterans, the Philippine National Police (PNP), the academe, national government agencies, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), members of the Philippine Freemasonry, private groups and individuals joined in the commemoration at Kiosko Kagawasan in Divisoria.
A VILLAGE official blamed the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) of Cagayan de Oro on why loggers resort to illegally cut down trees.
Barangay Dansolihon chairman Gilbert Nacalaban has called on Clenro to release to loggers the permits to cut and transport trees the soonest possible to avoid rendering their activities illegal.
AUTHORITIES on Thursday are still facing a blank wall on the identity of a man whose charred body was found in Barangay Indahag Tuesday.
Senior Police Officer (PO1) Neil de las Alas, chief investigator at the Cogon police station, said the body cannot be simply identified because it was scorched beyond recognition.
AFTER a thorough examination, the City Investigations and Detective Management Branch (CIDMB) of Cagayan de Oro Police Office (Cocpo) found sufficient evidence to file administrative charges against a high ranking police official and his assistant.
Superintendent Danildo Tumanda, summary hearing officer at Cocpo, said the evidence culled from the entrapment operation of the National Bureau of Investigation-Northern Mindanao (NBI-10) on March 17, 2014 will affirm the pursuit of administrative charges against former Superintendent John Michael Deloso, chief of the traffic division of Cocpo, and Police Officer 3 (PO3) Ernesto Galleto.
RESIDENTS at Isla Cupa in Barangay Consolacion may soon have their land titles from the Registry of Deeds under the Urban Poor Emancipation Program (Upep) of the government.
One of those residents, Robert Bolong, who has been living in Isla Cupa since he was eight, applied for the program when he first heard it in 2000.
WITH the city-wide implementation of the curfew for minors in at least 20 barangays, a city councilor said that the existing codified ordinance is conflicting with Republic Act 9344 also known as Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act (JJWA) of 2006.
In a special report he delivered at the city council on June 9, city councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr. said that there is a need to amend chapter 108, section 486 of the City Codified Ordinance of 1994, the basis in the enforcement of the curfew.
THE country’s educational system is in disarray due to various problems, according to a civil society group leader.
Dr. Geoffrey Salgado of the Northern Mindanao Abolish Pork Movement and chairperson of Barog IIT of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) said the top five problems in the educational system are less prioritization of funds for education, low salary of teachers, graft and corruption, tuition increase, and unemployment of the graduates.
LINAMON, Lanao del Norte — A body dumped in a thicket near a diversion road in the village of Bosque, Linamon town was found early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Florentine Rama, a member of Civilian Volunteer Organization, told reporters he chanced upon the corpse while watching over his livestock in a secluded part of the village.
INSTEAD of criticizing the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) over the seeming failure to distribute lands to the peasants, they should instead bring their sentiments to Congress.
A DAR-10 official told farmers from Bukidnon who massed outside the department’s regional office in Macanhan in Barangay Carmen on Tuesday to protest how the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (Carper) is being implemented.
PSYCHOLOGISTS in Cagayan de Oro underscored on Tuesday the importance of the family’s role toward children with depression that could lead to suicide.
Psychologist Stella Ferrarez, head of the Center and Institution Division of the city government here, stressed the crucial role of family members when children are experiencing the worst in life at an early age.
COTABATO CITY—The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be submitted to Congress when it resumes session in July, top officials said.
“At present, efforts have already been made to coordinate with the Senate and House leadership to ensure that the draft BBL is submitted to Congress when sessions resume in July,” said a joint statement of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa and Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) chair Mohagher Iqbal.
TO ensure that high school students will finish secondary education, the Department of Social Welfare and Development here (DSWD-10) has launched the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program’s (4Ps) Youth Development Session (YDS) at Barangay Lapasan on Tuesday.
The YDS was pilot-tested to 30 selected 4Ps high school beneficiaries.
A COURT order by the Municipal Trial Court (MTC) of Cagayan de Oro granted authorities to confiscate equipment at a compound previously occupied by a Chinese-operated mining firm in Barangay Dansolihon Monday morning.
Under the order of the MTC Branch 2 of Judge Eleuteria Badoles-Algodon released on May 29, Lumbia police led by its station commander Senior Inspector Allan Curato seized several heavy equipment in the area, including dump trucks, backhoes, loader truck, generators and compressors.
WITH the ongoing dispute over a contested land between the Poor Landless Agriculture Tillers of Central Mindanao University (Platicmu) peasants and Central Mindanao University (CMU), the university guards asserted that it was their duty to secure the campus premises.
On June 5, 2014, the peasants accused the guards for harassing them as they implemented “Operation Tikad.”
ILIGAN CITY – Two collegiate institutions in the region denied reports that their nursing programs closed.
The schools, St. Michael’s College (SMC) in Iligan City and La Salle University in Ozamiz City, claimed they had already submitted their appeals to the Commission on Higher Education-Northern Mindanao (Ched-10) to reconsider the cancellation of their nursing program.
AFTER a series of robberies and break-ins of establishments in the city, perpetrators are now eyeing high-end subdivisions as their new target, police said Monday.
This was what James Jandayran and his family experienced when they got home at around 9 p.m. last June 6 and found their house ransacked.
HUNDREDS of disgruntled fans who were denied entry and the proliferation of fake tickets marred the face-off of two Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) teams during a match at the Xavier University gymnasium in Cagayan de Oro City Saturday afternoon.
Some of the PBA aficionados from the neighboring towns and cities, who failed to see the match live because they were not allowed to enter the venue, wanted a refund of their tickets.
ILIGAN CITY -- After 10 days of captivity, the abductors released their kidnap-victim Rogelio Narciso Balena (not Rogelio Narciso as earlier reported), 61, chairman of Barangay Palao, Kolambugan Lanao del Norte, in the village of Bangon, Marawi City on Saturday, authorities said.
Senior Superintendent Madid Paitao, Lanao del Norte police provincial director, said his office received information that Balena was found. Then, he went straight to the site to verify it.
FARMERS’ woes continue in many fronts as they struggle to own the lands they have been tilling for decades.
Around 121 farmer families of the Poor Landless Agriculture Tillers of Central Mindanao University (Platicmu) accused the security guards of Central Mindanao University in Maramag town in Bukidnon on June 5 until the morning of June 7 for harassing them during their “Operation tikad” where they planted and plowed the 126 hectares of lands of the university.
A TEACHER who allegedly whipped him may have caused a Grade 1 student to commit suicide around 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Michael (not his real name), 10, was found hanging inside the bedroom using his belt interlaced with a rope.
PILES of wood, torn down structures, scattered nails, detached roofs and residents trying to cope with the situation are what’s left of a community populated by members of the Valdehueza Tree Farmers Association (VTFA) in Barangay Indahag after their houses were demolished on Thursday.
Aside from the grief they felt from losing their home and property, the residents claim that the demolition was unlawful.
THE president of the General Parent-Teachers Association (GPTA) of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS), Michael Carl Eclevia, requested Friday to put a school official under preventive suspension for the sexual favors complaint he is facing.
Edgar Magallanes, school registrar of MOGCHS, has been accused of allegedly soliciting sexual favors in exchange for school records from a former student.
MALAYBALAY CITY -- Some 54 former New People's Army (NPA) rebels returned to the folds of the law before General Emmanuel T. Bautista, chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in a simple ceremony at Camp Osito Bahian 403rd Infantry Brigade Philippine Army in Malaybalay City.
The rebels belong to Guerrilla Front 34 operating in Agusan, Davao and Bukidnon provinces led by Emboy Casal Gayaw, alias Rixan, who mostly are from the Umayamnon tribe of sitio Liyu in Barangay Canangan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon, and Loreto and La Paz towns in Agusan del Sur.
WITH the positive feedback the implementation of curfew for minors generated since it was enforced last June 1, more barangays in Cagayan de Oro are now adopting the measure.
Teddy Sabuga-a, executive director of the City Peace Development and Security Council (CPDSC), said that during the orientation for child-friendly barangay held on May 26, only 13 barangays had showed support to the curfew ordinance.
A POLICEMAN who is detained for allegedly injuring a relative by shooting him on the nape may only enjoy benefits if cases against him will be dismissed, Macasandig police station investigator SPO3 Antonio Sambaan Jr. said Friday.
SPO1 Gil Ramos, 54, a law enforcer stationed at the Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office in Camp Vicente Alagar, Barangay Lapasan, may lose retirement privileges once he retires in April 2015.
EIGHT men accused of possessing illegal firearms and suspected illegal substance (marijuana) claimed they were arrested without warrant and their houses even tore down and demolished after the law enforcers searched two villages in Cagayan de Oro City early Thursday morning.
The separate operations were carried out by two teams, headed by Senior Inspector Evan Viñas, station commander of the Agora police, who raided five homes with search warrant no. 2014-021 in violation of R.A. 10591 or possession of illegal firearms penned by Judge Dennis Alcantar of Branch 18 of the Regional Trial Court, in a compound in Barangay Upper Macasandig and Lower Sampong in Barangay Indahag.
WITH the new leadership, changes are expected to be instituted at the city prosecutor’s office.
Newly installed city prosecutor Macaurog Maunting assured the public of reforms in the city prosecutor’s office.