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PPI holds 21st nat’l press confab

Now on its 53rd year as the country’s national association of newspapers, the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) is holding its 21st National Press Forum on May 24-26 in Manila. Themed “Asean@50: Beyond the Headlines,” the event coincides with the regional organization’s golden anniversary. The Philippines holds this year’s chairmanship of ...

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City council approves flood prep plan resol’n

As a pro-active measure against  flooding, the 18th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy during its regular session approved on first reading a resolution adopting  the Flood Contingency Plan of Cagayan de Oro City. The plan consists of three chapters. The first chapter presents the general ...

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Street, school vendors illegal, RTA declares

By LITO RULONA Correspondent Official of the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) has declared illegal all ambulant vendors selling outside and a few meters from private and public school premises. Hapsay Dalan Chair and RTA Consultant Atty. Jose Edgardo Uy told City Councilor Malou Gaane, chair of the Committee on ...

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3 suspects face illegal drug charges

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent ANTI DRUG operatives of Lumbia Police Station, this city has filed illegal drug charges against three suspects –– including one village alderman –– before the City Prosecutors Office. The three suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation last week. Authorities identified the drug suspects as Marc ...

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Authorities round-up informal settlers

By LITO RULONA Correspondent AT LEAST 450 individuals –– street children and informal settlers –– living in the streets were rounded-up by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) Office and Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) yesterday early morning. City Councilor Reuben Daba, city council chairman for the ...

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VG Pelaez ‘surprised’ at Gina Lopez’ rejection at CA

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent MISAMIS Oriental Vice Governor Jose Mari Pelaez expressed disbelief over the  Commission on Appointment’s rejection of Regina Lopez as secretary for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It can be recalled that the Sangguniang Panlala-wigan passed a resolution in support to Lopez’ advocacy for responsible ...

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Chinese dignitaries, investors tour Oro

By LITO RULONA Correspondent CHINESE dignitaries and investors are now in the city to visit locations which will be suitable for investments upon the invitation of City Councilor George Goking. Along with representatives of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Goking led the tour of the visiting foreign dignitaries ...

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Misor summer job program starts

The Provincial Employment Service Office in Misamis Oriental has started its holding orientation yesterday, in two towns in the province, to the beneficiaries of the Special Program for the Employment of Students. At least 898 beneficiaries—students and out-of-school-youth—undergo the orientation in Laguindingan for residents in the Second District and in ...

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Summer classes for kids starts in Misor

The provincial government has started its “2017 Children Summer Class Program” at the Provincial Library Office in Misamis Oriental, Richel Pajara, the provincial librarian, said. Pajara said at least 34 children, ages three to five, have availed of the program, which starts at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm every Wednesdays ...

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