DTI-Northern Mindanao ensures stable supplies, prices

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:49 p.m.

WITH numerous infrastructures being put up all over Northern Mindanao, the government is continuing its efforts to ensure stable supplies and prices not only for food and other basic commodities but also main construction supplies.

“We are closely monitoring, regularly conducting surveillance of the basic needs to find out if some retail outlets are not following guidelines,” DTI-Northern Mindanao said in a statement sent to Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

CCTV may help solve slay of 2 Swiss

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:04 p.m.

OPOL, Misamis Oriental -- Police are hoping to solve the broad-daylight murder of two Swiss nationals with the help of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footages in the beach resorts in this coastal town.

At least one of the beach resort owners expressed willingness to help in the investigation on the killing of Robert Erich Loeber, 67, and Balthazar Johann Erni, 78, on Sunday, said Philippine National Police (PNP)-Northern Mindanao spokesperson Superintendent Michael Pareja.

P81.5-M DAP spent in MisOr under Aquino’s ally

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:06 a.m.

MAYOR Oscar Moreno admitted that the province of Misamis Oriental availed itself of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds and used these for various projects when he was still the provincial governor.

Moreno, a Liberal Party member, was listed as one of the recipients of the DAP released by Malacañang to local government officials between 2011 and 2013.

Son of Marron couple slain in Oro

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:05 a.m.

KILLERS don’t choose places anymore, as a 29-year-old male was shot dead in front of a university in Cagayan de Oro City at 7 p.m. Friday, October 3.

PO3 Randolph Montejo of Police Station 2 in Cogon identified the victim as Bravelon Marron, also known as “Jondie,” a resident of Tulay Semento in Barangay Lapasan.

2 foreigners shot dead in Misamis Oriental

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:53 p.m.

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- Two foreigners were shot dead in a beach resort in Opol town, Misamis Oriental Sunday afternoon, the police said.

Moreno appeals cooperation to City Council anew

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

WITH the opening of the second and third levels of the Cagayan de Oro City Government-owned J.R. Borja General Hospital’s (JRBGH) west wing Friday, Mayor Oscar Moreno has again appealed to the majority members of the City Council to work with his administration for the good of the city.

Teachers’ group pushes for K to 12 suspension

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

THREE years after it was implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd), a teachers’ group has maintained its opposition to the K to 1 curriculum currently being employed to public and private school students as it called for its suspension.

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT)-Cagayan de Oro chapter said it wanted the K to 12 suspended as it needs to be reviewed since there are issues that the government must address first.

Villagers calls for renewed support on turtle nesting

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

MAGSAYSAY, Misamis Oriental - Residents and fisherfolks in Barangay Candiis in Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental are pushing for more support from the government and nongovernment organizations for the protection of the barangay’s nesting site of the critically-endangered hawksbill turtle.

According to barangay records, almost every month they witness several large marine turtles make it to shore to lay eggs.

City Health: Have your pets vaccinated

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 02:02 a.m.

CARMEN Valdehueza, 32, went to the City Health Office to get anti-rabies vaccine shot, Thursday morning. She was afraid her children will acquire rabies because a cat, who wandered into their house, scratched her daughter when they tried to shoo it away.

“Isog kaayo ang iring (cat) pag-abog namo. Gi-kawras dayon niya akong anak. Ako nalang sad gidala dinhi kay makulbaan ko ba nga basin magka-rabies (The cat was ferocious when we drove it away. My daughter was clawed. I decided to have her vaccinated just to be sure),” Valduhueza said.

Drugs case vs cop ‘warrants utmost attention’

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 01:56 a.m.

THE City Prosecutor’s Office (CPO) said Thursday that the case of a female officer who was arrested Tuesday by agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 10 (PDEA-10) warrants utmost attention.

“We will give special attention to these cases, considering that one of those involved is a police officer and a female at that,” City Prosecutor Fidel Macauyag said.

Private cars blamed for traffic congestion

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 01:55 a.m.

PRIVATE cars, and not public utility vehicles (PUVs), are the main cause of traffic congestion, said an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-Northern Mindanao (LTFRB-10) Thursday.

Priest dies of dengue in Oro

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 01:45 a.m.

PARISHIONERS of San Antonio de Padua Church in Nazareth mourned the passing of an assistant parish priest due to dengue fever on Wednesday.

Rev. Fr. Raul Bagongon, SSJV, died after five days of confinement in a hospital.

Customs bureau welcomes Mindanao Container Terminal

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 01:13 a.m.

EVEN before an endorsement from a government policy-making body came out, the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) sub-port in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, has what it takes to be the region’s main port of entry, a Bureau of Customs-Northern Mindanao (BOC-10) official said.

“It is capable. In terms of readiness, Phividec, the port’s owner, has the facilities and logistical needs,” for MCT to become the new principal port of entry, lawyer Roswald Joseph Pague, BOC-10 administrative officer, said.

Team finds market rules violations

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 01:12 a.m.

THE City Economic Enterprise Division (CEED), City Health Office, City Veterinary Office with Taskforce Hapsay Merkado and representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the region conducted an inspection at Cogon market on Wednesday afternoon for expired meat and other violations of the guidelines set for the market.

Volunteers from the KKP–Social Involvement Office of Xavier University also joined in the inspection pointing out possible errors and improvement areas regarding sanitation, arrangement, and the handling of vendors’ products.

Couple blames other cybercrime scam victims

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 01:10 a.m.

A COUPLE who was allegedly defrauded by two Japanese was not the only cybercrime scam victim in the region, and blamed the other victims who did not come out to expose the suspects.

“Nagmahay ko sa gisundan nako nga nabiktima kay wala nila gi-expose (sa media),” the husband, who requested anonymity, said.

Dengue cases in Northern Mindanao continue to rise

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:35 a.m.

DENGUE cases in the Northern Mindanao region have been surging lately.

The alarming increase of dengue cases has been noted by the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-10) from January 1 up to September 27, 2014 compared to the same date bracket last year.

Groups hopeful on the passage of bill vs 'pork'

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:35 a.m.

CONVENERS of a nationwide movement aimed at abolishing the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and President Benigno Simeon Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) penalizing its violators are optimistic that the people’s direct intervention against the controversial “pork barrel” will succeed.

Cop involved in illegal drugs nabbed

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.

A FEMALE police officer of Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) was arrested by anti-narcotics operatives, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 10 (PDEA-10) said Tuesday.

Arrested was SPO1 Nancy Peralta, 44, assigned at the Macabalan police station, said Emerson Margate, PDEA-10 regional director.

Cops nab suspect tagged in Korean kidnapping in 2011

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:30 a.m.

ONE of Northern Mindanao’s most wanted persons tagged in the kidnapping-for-ransom of a Korean in 2011 was arrested by the police Sunday evening.

The suspect was identified as Zaldy Saranggani, also known as Eliasar Saranggani, who has a pending warrant of arrest under Criminal Case no. 6559-11 issued in Marawi City on September 15, 2011 by Judge Wenida Papandayan of Branch 10, Regional Trial Court of Lanao del Sur.

Couple sues Japanese, others for estafa, cybercrime

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:27 a.m.

A COUPLE, who invested some P2.35 million in a business deal that went awry, has filed complaints of estafa and cybercrime law violation against two Japanese and their Filipino associates at the City Prosecutor’s Office, said the Anti-Cybercrime Group-Northern Mindanao (ACG-10).

Also included in the lawsuit filed by the complainants are the manager and new accounts officer of a bank based in Cebu City and officers and directors of a company.

Girls escape, tell horrors of sex abuse from Aussie

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:26 a.m.

THE City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) has taken into custody two female girls who were allegedly raped by an Australian, while authorities are still on manhunt operation to arrest the suspect and his cohort.

Police report showed the children were hired by the foreigner as household workers, but ended being sexually molested.

Oro water safe, potable

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:35 a.m.

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- An official of the city’s water utility company has assured its thousands of concessionaires that the water from their faucets is safe for drinking.

“We would like to assure that the water supplied by Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) is safe and clean,” said Ladele Sagrado, COWD public information and relations division manager.

Supply doubted on Mindanao's capacity to export

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:35 a.m.

DESPITE the assurance of Mindanao’s capacity to export that undersecretary Adrian Cristobal Jr., of the Industry Development and Trade Policy of the Department of Trade and Industry, pressed during the recently concluded Mindanao Food Congress last week, some questioned the island’s competence to supply the demands.

5,000 beneficiaries flock to National Family Day

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.

THOUSANDS of beneficiaries of “Pantawid Pamilya” and their families were one in pledging their support and adherence to the rules and regulations for a sustainable government program for a better future.

The Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day and Convergence Caravan, which was held at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center on Sunday, September 28, was attended by close to 5,000 residents mostly coming from the city and the invited beneficiaries representing the five provinces of northern Mindanao.

Water utility worker’s lawyer to file certiorari at CA

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:33 a.m.

THE legal counsel of Cagayan de Oro Water Disrict (COWD) employee, Emmanuel Mulawan Sr., will file a certiorari at the Court of Appeals (CA) here anytime Monday hoping this will lead to his freedom after he was arrested for the second time for a rape charge.

Lawyer Edgardo Cabanlas said they used as basis for the filing of the certiorari the affidavit of the complainant and the handling of Mulawan’s arrest inside the COWD office at Corrales Street on June 11, 2014.

Minda-wide tree planting nears 4.6-M target

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

PARTIAL count of seedlings planted for Treevolution: Greening Mindanao project in six regions in the island as of 5 p.m. Thursday has reached three million and counting surpassing India’s 1.9 million seeds planted in 2011.

After sirens blared and whistles were blown at 8:30 a.m., volunteers around Mindanao island began planting the seedlings of cacao, rubber, falcata and other seedlings to recover the lost forest cover in the island and surpass India, the current holder of the world record of most trees planted simultaneously in multiple locations for an hour.

Moreno underscores inclusive growth in Oro

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:20 a.m.

MAYOR Oscar Moreno has underscored the importance of inclusive growth as the element that will drive Cagayan de Oro City to progress and development.

Speaking before business leaders and stakeholders during the opening of the Mindanao Food Congress at a hotel Wednesday afternoon, Moreno said it is vital that everyone in the community work together to achieve the common goal.

NCIP: Some NorMin tribal leaders also get threats

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

BEFORE he was killed, the late Fausto Orasan (Datu Sandigan) was not the only tribal chief whose life was threatened, a National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-Northern Mindanao official said.

NCIP-Northern Mindanao Director Roberto Almonte said they have information, although the Commission has yet to confirm these, that some lumad leaders in the region have been receiving threats.

New chief vows to go after erring cops, illegal drugs

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 01:13 p.m.

UNDER his leadership as the new chief of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo), Senior Superintendent Faro Antonio Olaguera vowed to employ the “carrot-and-stick” approach in dealing with his subordinates, especially erring police officers.

Olaguera, who headed the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Northern Mindanao, replaced Senior Superintendent Graciano Mijares as acting city police director during the turnover ceremony held at the Cocpo headquarters Thursday afternoon.

Energy sufficiency ‘key to sustainable growth’

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 01:12 p.m.

NATIONAL and local officials of the government, farmers, agri-preneurs, partners from the academes and researchers convened at the Mindanao Food Congress 2014 during its opening on September 25 to discuss the food security of Mindanao in the light of the coming Asean integration next year.

Discussed during the food congress is the energy sufficiency of Mindanao and its stability as one of the major keys in attaining sustainable growth in the island.

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