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Education dept exec says she was forced to sign papers then

CITY Schools Division superintendent Elina Borcillo yesterday made a shocking revelation about how she was allegedly pressured to sign documents related to city hall projects in the past. Dr. Borcillo declined to give details but she revealed that the documents covered projects funded through city hall’s Special Education Fund (SEF) ...

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Quorum woes bug House’s Bangsamoro timetable

CAGAYAN de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez admitted on Tuesday night that the issue on quorum was affecting their June 11 target to approve House Bill 5811, the substitute bill to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). This, as the President Aquino has yet to certify the bill as urgent. “Wala ...

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Tablon power plant to use coal: official

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent  IS it going to be a coal-fired power plant or not? When the city council gave the Cagayan de Oro Corn Products Inc. the green light to construct and operate a power plant in Tablon, it was because of a supposed assurance that the firm would ...

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Rufus brings proposed Bangsa law to plenary

THE House Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law chaired by Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez submitted the substitute version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to the plenary of the House of Representatives on Monday afternoon. Rodriguez  said the substitute  bill “will provide the groundwork which the ...

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Strong winds damage houses, classrooms in Butuan

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––A local thunderstorm spawned strong winds that damaged houses and at least 10 classrooms in Barangay Linertad, this city, on Monday afternoon. No one was reported hurt. Libertad Central Elementary School had to suspend its classes yesterday because classrooms needed immediate repairs, said principal Nenita ...

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Oro protests greet opening of classes

ORGANIZED public school teachers yesterday greeted the opening of the new school year with a “silent protest” even as activists took to the streets to decry the Aquino administration’s K-to-12 program while public schools continue to suffer the same old problems. Ofelia Tabacon, vice president for northern Mindanao of the ...

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At City Central, there are only 86 classrooms for 8,000 studes

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent SOME public schools in the city were forced to implement a scheme to maximize the use of classrooms which are not enough vis-à-vis student populations. At the City Central School which has one of the biggest student populations in the region, officials implemented a “double-shifting” scheme ...

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Thunderstorm cools down city during opening of schools

By: Nitz Arancon IT rained during the first day of classes in the city, giving students and teachers––and residents––a bit of comfort amid the “weak” El Niño phenomenon still gripping the country. June Frivaldo, a weather specialist of the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), ...

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