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Dave Achondo

A person who enjoys doing what he does best – writing anything under the sun; strong-willed and straight to the point.

COWD, Cepalco schedules service interruptions

BOTH the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) and the Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co., Inc. (Cepalco) announced another service interruption affecting some parts of this city tomorrow and one on Friday. In a facebook post, COWD has schedule yet another service interruption. It said, it would conduct an ...

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Modern Nanays Of Mindanao

It has never been easy to be a mom. I don’t speak from personal experience, of course, because I’m a guy, but my mom had five kids and as I remember, it was no walk in the park. Here in the southern part of the Philippines comes a new breed ...

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PUVs need to be upgraded

Dave Achondo THE funny thing about this government is that it doesn’t punish people who are really worth punishing. Take for instance the two-day nationwide transportation strike. Some drivers and operators of public utility vehicles forgot or were unware that they are not allowed to participate in any strike stipulated ...

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It’s time for PUVs to change

Dave Achondo IT’S not enough anymore that this country’s public utility vehicle sector will be getting an overhaul in the near future. The attitude and mindset of PUV drivers should change, too. It’s time for the government to weed out this type of drivers as they are causing unbearable traffic ...

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Sports complex mess

Dave Achondo RIGHT under our noses, the government-owned Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Complex has allegedly been “privatize,” and it has been like that for so long — long before my “millennial“ era came to be. According to its general manager, the one running the sports center, which is owned by ...

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Stigma

Dave Achondo THERE have been numerous incidents on discrimination towards the Muslim community. These have been happening for as long as I can remember, and it’s not just in the Philippines. It could be because of how their religious teachings are being interpreted by some. While there are those who propagate ...

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Mini-dumpsite

Dave Achondo LAST week, I criticized officials of a barangay for not doing their job. I apologize for an error. It was Barangay 35, and not Barangay 31, that was breaking the law, specifically Republic Act 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. If ever you ...

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Fall guy

Dave Achondo COUNCILORS are more focused on bashing JR Borja Memorial Hospital director Dr. Ramon Nery for some reason and blaming him for the lack of services in the hospital. It’s getting out of hand. They forgot the main reason why the city hall-run hospital is now in a bad light. ...

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Ignorance killed Kumbira

Dave Achondo A DECADES-LONG tradition during Cagayan de Oro’s most festive month has come to an end due to the ignorance of some people up north who thought it was not safe to send their representatives because of the declaration of martial law. It could be because Marawi is just a ...

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10-hour blackout in some Oro areas today

By DAVE ACHONDO Desk Editor A NEARLY nearly 10-hour blackout is scheduled in some parts of the the city today. The Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (Cepalco) said the nine-hour and 45-minute blackout has been scheduled to facilitate the simulation and testing of  the National Grid Corp. of the ...

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