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Lito Rulona

Lito Rulona is a veteran newspaperman and broadcaster who covered many of the biggest stories in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental and Northern Mindanao since the early 90s.

Lao to COWD: Don’t yield to ‘blackmail’

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE chairman of the city council’s public utilities committee yesterday called on the Cagayan de Oro Water District to brush aside the threat of Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. to cut down the water pressure unless the public utility firm agrees to its increased water rate. ...

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‘City hall has no hold on Cowd’

By LITO RULONA Correspondent The members of the city council have no direct jurisdiction over the operation of Cagayan de Oro Water District since it has been declared by the national government as a government-owned-controlled-corporation. City councilor and Majority Floor Leader Ian Mark Nacaya reminded his colleagues in response to ...

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Student fare discount even on holidays starting today

By LITO RULONA Correspondent Northern Mindanao Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-10) will start implementing Memorandum Circular No. 2017-024 which would allow student’s to avail of their fare discounts even on weekends, and holidays, starting today. LTFRB-10 Regional Director Aminodin Guro said they have already issued the order to ...

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Pagasa cautions vs downpours, floods

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) yesterday cautioned about the possibility of more thunderstorms and scattered rains in the coming days because of a weather system affecting Mindanao. Although the outer rainbands of severe tropical storm “Quedan” was forecast to bring cloudy skies ...

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Police arrest 4 men linked to slay, gang-rape

By LITO RULONA Correspondent POLICE on Tuesday arrested four men who allegedly shot and killed a 22-year old man, and then took turns in raping the victim’s common law wife for days. Police identified the suspects as Mario Ramos, 26; Erwin Alfanta, 33; Nustrom Nero, 20; and Allan Leosora, 45. ...

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Dads call on coops to run water firm

By LITO RULONA Correspondent TWO city council committees have stepped up calls to turn the Cagayan de Oro Water District into a consortium of cooperatives. In a joint meeting on Friday, the chairpersons of the city council’s committees on cooperative and social responsibility said the cooperatives that banded together during ...

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Starex to pursue, stage 2-day strike

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Solidarity of Transport Alliance in Northern Mindanao-Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide yesterday said it would push through with its planned two-day strike here next week. The strike would be staged on Minday and Tuesday, said Starex-Piston secretary general Ringo Lago. The strike ...

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Lao to examine CVs of COWD directors

By LITO RULONA Correspondent WITH the city’s water supply improving, a councilor said the city council’s committee on public utilities would start focusing on the members of the board of the Cagayan de Oro Water District, and go over their curricula vitae. Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr. said the committee which ...

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