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Water crisis won’t end today, Lao says

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE water crisis gripping western parts of the city and Opol town in Misamis Oriental is far from over. Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr. said this yesterday after he inspected the damaged main steel pipeline of Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. in Taguanao, Barangay Indahag, and its …

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Oca on Rio Verde’s quake claim: Lame

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent MAYOR Oscar Moreno yesterday frowned over Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc.’s claim that the nearly two-week water shortage in many parts of the city resulted from the Sept. 24 earthquake that rocked Wao, Lanao del Sur, and other Mindanao areas. Moreno said this even as he …

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Suan seeks tax immunity for parking lot owners

THE city council’s committee on roads and traffic management is set to tackle Councilor Lordan Suan’s proposed ordinance that would exempt from real property tax payment owners of vacant lots in commercial districts who would turn their properties into free public parking lots. Suan said he proposed this because the …

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Rio Verde blames September quake

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent RIO Verde Water Consortium Inc. yesterday changed its story about how its main steel pipeline was damaged but it promised a city council panel that the firm would start fulfilling its contractual obligation by improving its supply to the Cagayan de Oro Water District before the …

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Council body probes water crisis today

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE city council’s public utilities committee would meet today and tackle the water crisis gripping western parts of the city and Opol, Misamis Oriental. Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr., the committee’s chairman, said members of the panel would meet this morning and confront officials of the Cagayan …

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Water woes to last for another week

By HERBIE GOMEZ Editor in chief THE water crisis affecting western parts of the city and Opol town in Misamis Oriental would last for at least another week or until Sunday. It appeared like no actual repair has been done on Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc.’s damaged main steel pipe …

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