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Oro starts making fire lines in 6 areas

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent CITY hall yesterday started making fire lines in six watersheds in the city that have started drying up as a result of rising temperatures, and in anticipation of the worst scenario: fire. Edwin Dael, chief of the City Local  Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro), said …

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Rufus twits mayor on crimeate rise

By LITO RULONA Correspondent MAYOR Oscar Moreno yesterday found himself on the defensive as his challenger Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District blamed his administration for the perceived worsening peace and order situation in the city. Speaking during the forum “Kalambuan sa Kalambaguhan” at Xavier University, Rodriguez faulted …

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Narcs charge man caught with P1.2m worth of shabu

By Nitz Arancon THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday pressed charges against a man allegedly caught with P1.2 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Iponan here at around 5 pm on Sunday. PDEA regional   director  Wilkins  Villanueva identified the suspect as Nassif Usma, 30, …

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Comelec reminds bets not to ignore Soce deadline

By Lito Rulona The regional office of the Commission on Election (Comelec 10) reminded all local candidates to start submitting their Statement of Contribution and Expenditures (Soce) before the deadline. Comelec 10 regional director Atty. Wilfred Jay Balisado said local candidates are given 30-days after the day of the election …

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19 new Oro rescuers show what they can do

By Nitz Arancon NINETEEN new members of the  Urban Search and Rescue (Usar) and  Emergency Medical Service (EMS) groups under the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) demonstrated their knowledge and skills in responding to road accidents during a drill at the rotunda, this city, yesterday. City hall consultant …

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Cocpo steps up drive vs criminals

By LITO RULONA Correspondent AUTHORITIES intensified the campaign against criminals here following the release of the data showing that Cagayan de Oro is among the top five cities in the country with the most cases of index crime. City police director Senior Supt. Faro Antonio Olaguera said the police data …

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160th Oro fire since March hits Malasag

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE 160th fire to hit the city since March broke out at Malasag in Cugman yesterday afternoon. The City Fire District office said the Malasag grass fire was reported at around 2:30 pm, and fire fighters rushed to the area. By 5 pm, the situation was …

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