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Include funds for free higher education in 2018: solons

TWO House representatives yesterday frowned over the removal in the Duterte administration’s proposed 2018 budget of funds for free higher education. “The 2018 budget omitted provisions that will provide free tuition for all undergraduate and medical students from SUCs.  In fact, there is a P6.29 billion-budget cut for the Ched,” ...

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Koko backs Duterte’s call for bells’ return

SAYING that the “Bells of Balangiga” are a part of Filipino culture, Senate President Aquilino Martin Pimentel III yesterday expressed support on the call of President Duterte for the United States to return the centuries’ old artifacts and other war booties taken by the US soldiers 116 years ago in ...

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Rep decries military over threat of suit against artist

A CONGRESSMAN yesterday criticized the Armed Forces for threatening to file charges against artist Mae Paner aka Juana Change for supposedly disrespecting their uniform. “The AFP is clearly harassing Ms. Paner for being critical of martial rule and the increasing fascist propensity of the Duterte administration. Ms. Paner as an ...

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US gives 2 new aircraft to Air Force to boost anti-terror drive

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, joined by Deputy Commander, Pacific Command, Lt. Gen. Bryan Fenton, presented Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana with two new Cessna 208B aircraft during a transfer ceremony at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on July 27. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo ...

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Media outlets commended in 22nd police community relation month

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent THE Cagayan de Oro City Police Office yesterday morning awarded media outlets in the city for its contribution to keeping the city safe and peaceful. City Police Director Senior Supt. Robert Roy Bahian said the awards and citations were for media outlets and media personalities who ...

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Tribal leader implore Duterte to build schools

To address the indigenous people’s lack of access to education, President Rodrigo Duterte should build more schools rather than threatening to bomb educational facilities in Mindanao’s tribal communities, a tribal leader said. Datu Jomorito Goaynon, regional chairperson of the tribal group Kalumbay in northern Mindanao, said it would be best ...

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Dads to study school canteen management with Deped 10

The City Council committees on health and sanitation and health insurance, on education and on roads and traffic management jointly proposed the creation of a Technical Working Group that will study the possible partnership between the Department of Education (Deped) and the city government on canteen management and operation. This ...

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City to form ‘sisterhood’ with Rizal, San Mateo

Cagayan de Oro and San Mateo, Rizal will soon have closer ties and exchanges. This, after the City Council adopted a resolution accepting the invitation of the municipality of San Mateo, Rizal for sistership agreement with the city. In a letter to Mayor Oscar Moreno, Mayor Cristina C. Diaz of ...

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