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COWD still open to other offers: Beja

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE Cagayan de Oro Water District’s controversial joint venture agreement with Metro Pacific Water Investments Corp. has no exclusivity clause. It means that the water district may still opt to buy bulk water from other suppliers, COWD general manager Rachel Beja said on Wednesday. Beja said ...

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Urban poor groups oppose water deal

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent URBAN poor organizations in the city have started closing ranks to oppose the implementation of the joint venture agreement between the Cagayan de Oro Water District and the Manny V. Pangilinan-controlled Metro Pacific Water Investments Corp. next year. This was confirmed yesterday by leaders of two ...

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No city official saw water deal signing

By LITO RULONA and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents LOCAL officials were merely guests during the ceremonial signing of the controversial agreement between the Cagayan de Oro Water District and Manny V. Pangilinan’s Metro Pacific Water Investments Corp. at the Makati Shangri-la in August. Outgoing COWD vice chairman Joel Baldelovar said this ...

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50-year-old alleged pusher falls in bust

By LITO RULONA Correspondent OPERATIVES of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-10) have arrested and filed cases for violation of RA 9165 against 50-year old resident of Barangay Puerto during a buy-bust operation over the weekend. PDEA-10 regional Adrian G. Alvariño identified the suspect as Joselindo Cayapos Eramis alias Lyndo, ...

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Gaane airs concern over rise in HIV cases

COUNCILOR Maria Lourdes Gaane, chair of the City Council committee on health and sanitation and health insurance, expressed alarm over the increase in cases of HIV and AIDS in country, especially here in the city. During the weekly radio program “Ang Konseho Karon: Mover of Change and City’s Development” with ...

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Comelec changes venue for voters registration

Expecting the large number of applicants in connection with the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections come May 14, 2018, the Commission on Elections-Cagayan de Oro City has tranferred the registration venue from its office to Robinsons’ Mall 2nd Floor, near Lingkod Pinoy Center, LKKS, this city. Registrations starts at 8:00 ...

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