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3 PUV drivers in Oro tested positive for illegal drugs use

By Jigger J. Jerusalem Correspondent . AT LEAST three public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers tested positive for illegal drugs following a joint operation conducted by government enforcement agencies in the city’s bus terminals. This was confirmed by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-10 (LTFRB-10) regional director Aminoden Guro, whose office …

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Proposed ordinance establishing drug testing laboratory sought

The health, sanitation and health insurance committee is set to review the proposed ordinance establishing the Cagayan de Oro City free-standing screening drug testing laboratory. This is pursuant to Section 16 of Republic Act 7160, which mandates that “every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily …

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Diokno dares admin bets to go to Scarborough

By Jigger J. Jerusalem Correspondent . AN opposition senatorial candidate has challenged the administration candidates to go with them or on their own to the Scarborough Shoal, a part of the contested waters in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), to see for themselves the real situation there. “If they want …

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‘Misor sports complex not a private entity’

By Jigger J. Jerusalem Correspondent . THE local government-run sports facility located here can never be considered a private property despite the ruling of the Office of the Ombudsman upholding the argument of two public officials whose nepotism and graft charges were dismissed by the anti-graft body, according to Mayor …

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Hilbay: War on drugs is against poor

By JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . “The war on drugs is the war against the poor.” Thus said  Senatorial candidate Florin “Pilo” Hilbay during a press conference here in the city last Sunday. Hilbay was in the city as part of his campaign sorties across the country. He said a …

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Elipe confident graft appeal to be denied

By Shiela Mae Butlig Correspondent . Sangunniang Panlalawigan Board Member President Elipe is confident that the motion for reconsideration that Ernesto Molina filed against him and brother-in-law Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano would be denied again. Molina filed a motion for reconsideration before the Office of the Ombudsman on …

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Cobi still dependent on Moresco 1 for power

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . A CAGAYAN de Oro Water District official has admitted that the Cagayan de Oro Bulk Water Incorporated was not able to supply enough water for the first and second district of the city last Thursday. COWD General Manager Bienvenido Batar, Jr. said Moresco 1 in …

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Adoption of HIV Policy Act seen

THE City Council committee on laws and rules chaired by Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya is reviewing the proposal to adopt RA 11166, which strengthens the Philippine comprehensive policy on Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The law reconstitutes the Philippine National AIDS Council, mandates the creation of rights-based …

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Proposed coastal resources mgmt under review

THE City Council, through the committee on agriculture and fisheries chaired by Councilor Annie Daba, in cooperation with the City Agriculture Office is finalizing the draft of the proposed City Comprehensive Coastal and Fishery Resources Management ordinance. The proposed ordinance is in line with the policy of the city to …

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