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Health body moves to regulate e-cigars

The City Council committee on health and sanitation and health insurance is now working on the enactment of an ordinance regulating e-cigarettes in Cagayan de Oro. During its recent meeting, the committee, chaired by Councilor Maria Lourd-es Gaane, discussed the proposed ordinance implementing the comprehensive anti-vaping ordinance of the city, ...

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Duterte ‘not averse’ to resuming talks with Reds

DAVAO City — President Rodrigo Duterte hinted that he is still open to resuming the formal talks with the Communists. Speaking before reporters on Saturday at the Matina Enclaves where he received the police officer released by the New People’s Army, Duterte said he is “not averse to the idea” ...

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Fight vs AIDS among Mayor Sara’s priorities

DAVAO City — Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has vowed to prioritize health and well-being of the Dabawenyos even as her administration is currently working aggressively to ensure stronger local economy and development in Davao City. “My administration has identified 10 priority areas to build Davao City around this vision and ...

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Basilan public works office ranks first

By Teng Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief COTABATO City — Basilan District Engineering Office ranks number one, besting other seven district engineering offices in the recently – concluded DEO Administrative Management performance rating for the second quarter of calendar year 2017. Basilan DEO leads other district engineering offices throughout the ...

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Police arrest four high-value targets

Four high value drug personalities including two women were arrested for selling and possession of illegal drugs in separate police operations over the weekend. On Saturday, a painter was arrested after he yielded 24 sachets of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia during a raid at his house in Zone 8 ...

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Duterte gives P200m to build city hall, gym

By Eldie S. Aguirre Digos City Bureau Chief DIGOS City — President Rodrigo Duterte has recently confirmed the immediate release of P200 million to finance the building of two vital installations in the city. In an interview, Mayor Joseph Peñas said P170 million will be used for construction of the ...

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Digos drug body holds forum

By Eldie S. Aguirre Digos City Bureau Chief DIGOS City — About 2,400 high school students and 200 mentors of Cor Jesu College (CJC) joined the symposium on the ill-effects of illegal drugs yesterday. Mayor Joseph Peñas, an alumnus and former CJC professor coordinated with the school administrators, the Drug ...

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Dads act on water woes in villages

Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya in his special report during the City Council regular session this week, as he brought to the plenary the water problems in the barangays of Indahag and Balubal. Nacaya  said during the campaign period last year, he personally witnessed residents falling in line beside a canal ...

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Reds free captive cop in Compostela Valley

COMPOSTELA Valley Province — The New People’s Army freed a police officer held captive for more than three months yesterday. Senior Police Officer 2 George Canete Rupinta was released by the NPAs in Maco town, Compostela Valley to his family and the Exodus for Justice in Peace, an organization which ...

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