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Oro coops waiting for Moreno’s cue

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A COOPERATIVE leader here yesterday said  the group that once petitioned to turn the Cagayan de Oro Water District into a cooperative is just waiting for Mayor Oscar Moreno’s cue. Dr. Anselmo Mercado, chairman of the First Community Cooperative Community Outreach Foundation, said city hall should ...

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Rio letter belies no-threat claim

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor RIO Verde Water Consortium Inc.’s Oct. 28 letter to the Cagayan de Oro Water District left little or no room for misinterpretation — the city’s water utility firm was warned of a disruption and stoppage of bulk water supply unless it  starts paying up ...

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Calizo seeks to stop gang wars in schools

“WE have to address this problem because potential crimes might happen if we just do nothing.” This was the point raised by Councilor Romeo Calizo, chair of City Council’s committee on police, fire, and public safety during committee discussions on reports of gang wars in some public high schools in ...

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Normin writers receive national fellowships

Two members of the Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (Nagmac)—senior fellow Arnie Q Mejia and junior fellow Charmaine Carrillo—brought honor to Northern Mindanao with respective national literary fellowships and awards. Mejia’s creative nonfiction collection, ‘Writing Naked: A Memoir,’ published by UST Publishing House in 2016, has been named as ...

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Firm offers more water, lower rate

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A NEW company has set eyes on the city, saying it can offer the Cagayan de Oro Water District a better deal and give its bulk water supplier a run for its money. In a presentation before members of the city council’s public utilities committee on ...

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All set for tomorrow’s clearing operations

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor THE Department of Public Works and Highways, city hall and the police are preparing for clearing operations on the new four-lane coastal road tomorrow. City hall spokesperson Maricel Rivera told the Gold Star Daily over the weekend that DPWH has requested city hall’s assistance ...

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New coastal road opens next week

T HE government is scheduled to open the new coastal road from Gusa to the Agora area next week, city hall’s information office announced yesterday. Local officials expect the new four-lane road to significantly decongest the Gusa-Agora section of CM Recto Avenue where vehicular traffic jams have become a daily ...

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Nacaya pushes for talks with vendors

COUNCILOR Ian Mark Nacaya, chair of the city council committee on economic enterprises, said consultations should be held with vendors regarding the policies being implemented at the Bulua Terminal and Public Market. This, in the wake of complaints brought to the committee by the president of the Cagayan de Oro ...

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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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