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30% of firms in Oro face stiff tax fines

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent SOME 30 percent of business taxpayers in the city failed to beat the Jan. 31 deadline for the renewal of business permits, and are facing the prospects of being slapped with stiff fines, a city hall official said yesterday. Assistant city treasurer Ramon Mendoza said the …

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Freed by cops, robbery suspect ends up killed

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent A ROBBERY suspect may have escaped jail time but he was not able to cheat death. Two still unidentified gunmen shot and killed James Peter Gonzales on Vamenta Boulevard in Carmen, this city at around 11:45 pm, Wednesday. Gonzales, 22,  of 30th-32th Sts., Nazareth Subdivision, here, …

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Bañez slams council: Tax target affected

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent CITY treasurer Glenn Bañez yesterday hurled brickbats at the city council, accusing it of grave abuse of authority when it approved on Monday an ordinance that extended for the second time the deadline for the renewal of business permits in the city. Bañez said the city’s …

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City opens support program for single parents

While stereotyping of single parenthood—even in this so-called information age—is quite challenging, the social welfare and development office in cooperation with the National Housing Authority (NHA 10) has designed a program response to help single parents cope the challenges of raising their children in the city. This city’s social welfare …

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Ex-governor seeks probe into municipal hall project mess

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A FORMER governor yesterday called for an investigation into his hometown’s controversial town hall construction project that has been marred by delays. Former governor Antonio Calingin asked Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano, Rep. Juliette Uy of the province’s 2nd District, the Commission on Audit (COA), …

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