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Telco inks deal with Voyager, Rappler to make disaster assistance a text away

SEARCH and rescue or relief assistance during disasters can now be obtained by just sending a simple text message. This is made possible by the partnership forged by Smart Communications (Smart), Voyager Innovations, and Rappler for Project Agos, an initiative that uses mobile and web technologies, plus social media, to mobilize different sectors of society and ordinary citizens ...

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Council hike rafting tariff; first in 8 years

By GENEVIEVE G. CANTOR, and LITO RULONA, Correspondents WHITEWATER rafting outfitters here in the city can now heave a sigh of relief after City Council amended the Whitewater Rafting Ordinance to increase the rafting tariff––a request that has taken eight years in the making. Like the extreme sport, the request ...

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Ched Normin rolls out K-12 transition program

By GERALD LEIGH C. LAQUINON, Correspondent THE COMMISSION of Higher Education (Ched 10), here, has rolled out a transition program to capacitate educators of higher education institutions (HEIs) in northern Mindanao cope with the K to 12. Ched’s Regional Chief Education Program Specialist, John A. Banaynal, said the program includes ...

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Zambo solon gets 3 high school bills approved

By Totoy M. Munoz ZAMBOANGA City – Zamboanga city’s 1st District  Rep Celso L. Lobregat announced that the bills creating the three National High Schools (NHS) in this city have been approved  recently by the Senate without amendments. These three  Bills, HB 5364 (Tulungatung NHS), HB 5365 (Pasonanca NHS) and ...

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Strict implementation of cctv law sought

THE CITY Council, through the committee on police, fire and public safety, is looking into the compliance of business establishments in the city with the CCTV Installation Ordinance of 2008. In line with this, the Cagayan de Oro Police Office (Cocpo) provided the committee with an updated list of establishments ...

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Balay Mindanaw launches awards for outstanding partner barangays

Balay Mindanaw Group (BMG) is launching its first-ever BalayMindanaw Awards to celebrate its 20th year of existence by recognizing and acknowledging outstanding partner barangays. “Through the awards, we will celebrate local victories in building empowered, sustainable, resilient and peaceful communities,” said President and Founder of BalayMindanaw, Charlito “Kaloy” Manlupig. The ...

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Zambo gov’t turns over 104 houses under Z3R program

By TOTOY M MUÑOZ ZAMBOANGA CITY ( March 9, 2016 ) –  In line with the vision to bring back a better Zamboanga, 104 permanent houses constructed under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) in Tulungatung were turned over to families affected by the 2013 siege on Saturday. ...

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Student canteen ordered closed

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent City Schools Superintendent Elena M. Borcillo has ordered the immediate closure of a school canteen managed by Central District Multipurpose Cooperative at City Central School after finding some discrepancies in the financial statement and other documents to the school authorities. In a two-pages order of Borcillo, ...

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