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More city scholars expected this school year

COUNCILOR Jay Pascual, vice chair of City Council committee on education, said he is optimistic that there will be an increase in the number of city scholars this coming school year. In a radio program aired on Thursday, Pascual reiterated his full support to the city government’s educational plans and ...

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Agabe: Strengthen quake preparedness measures

After major earthquakes that jolted areas of Luzon and Visayas this week, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) strongly encouraged the local government units to strengthen their efforts in preparing for earthquakes. “We do not want Region 10 local government units to be caught-off-guard to the possible impacts ...

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Inmate plunges head first to his death

By NITZ ARANCON and JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . AN INMATE who was supposed to be released in two months made his ultimate escape by diving to his death. Misamis Oriental Assistant Jail Warden Maricris Mulat identified the inmate as Rogie Reyes,  a resident of Opol, Misamis Oriental. Reyes, according ...

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Oro dads ask DPWH to implement original road plan

A RESOLUTION requesting the Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to continue with the original plan of the 30-meter wide road from LTO to the Coastal Highway was approved by the 18th City Council during its regular session this week. It was learned during the previous ...

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Goking committee to act on RTMI’s bus donation

Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy endorsed the deed of donation between the Rurual Transit (Mindanao), Inc. and the city government to the committee on ways and means chaired by Councilor George Goking for review. It was learned that the RTMI in addressing its priority activities towards education, health, youth and ...

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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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