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A Northern Exposure

The northern part of the Philippines has always been a mystery to me. As an islander from the southern part of the country, Luzon in my mind was either a bustling city or a wide open space of mountains or vast fields which generate a huge percent of the country’s …

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Mader Sitang declared ‘undesirable alien’

In a Facebook post by Wilber Tolentino, former producer and manager of Thailand’s internet sensation “Mader Sitang,” he disclosed that the complaint he filed against the latter to the Bureau of Immigration has bore fruit. Tolentino posted the order from the Bureau of Immigration declaring the Thai transgender as “undesirable …

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Lawyer hits Nacaya green fees proposal

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent  A FORMER city legal officer yesterday submitted a position paper to Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy to oppose Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya’s proposal for city hall to collect fees for the rehabilitation and protection of the city’s watersheds through the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD). …

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Selective justice is injustice

By Bencyrus Ellorin THE “war on drugs” has taken at least 12 lives in Cagayan de Oro. It is a good thing that Councilor Romeo Calizo is keen on looking at this sad development before things can get out of hand. Councilor Calizo, a retired general and Mayor Oscar Moreno’s …

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NGCP breaks ground on its M’nao-Visayas project

Testament to its commitment on October 19, to complete the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) and realize a one Philippine grid in 2020, NGCP simultaneously breaks ground on the project’s cable terminal stations in the Municipality of Santander, Cebu, and Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte. The cable terminal stations serve as …

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So-so service

By Egay Uy  QUITE a good number, many in fact, have posted complaints on Facebook about how slow their internet connections are. This is true even for those who are connected via fiber optics, the supposed faster alternative. I recall some time last year when one telecommunications company requested for …

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Higher penalty for ‘pisonet’ violators sought

By LITO RULONA Correspondent The Regulatory and Complaint Board (RCB) is set to review the existing ordinance penalizing internet and piso net owners who allow minors to play computer games during prohibited hours. RCB Secretary and Inspectorate Team Leader Antonio Resma, Jr. said yesterday that he would personally recommend the …

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Cag de Oro’s proposed revision of meat inspection code tackled

JOINT City Council committees on health and sanitation and health insurance and on agriculture and fisheries chaired by Councilors Maria Lourdes S. Gaane and Annie Y. Daba requested the City Veterinary Office to revise the proposed Meat Inspection Code of Cagayan de Oro. This, after the committees yesterday continued its …

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