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MNLF Misuari faction to be engaged separately

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (Opapp) Secretary Jesus Dureza pointed out that the concerns of the group of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari and his followers will have to be handled separate from that of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ...

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Landmark Coco Levy bill approved by Senate panel

SIXTEEN Senators from the Senate Committees on Agriculture and Food and Finance on Wednesday signed and approved Committee Report on the Coco Levy Bill. Sponsored and heard by Senator Francis Pangilinan, who heads the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, Senate Bill 1233 or “An Act Creating the Coconut Farmers ...

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Dads agree to dredge Cagayan River sans Digong’s approval

By LITO RULONA, and NITZ ARANCON, Correspondents The majority members of the city council has passed and approved a resolution informing President Rodrigo Duterte, the secretaries of the Department of Public Works and Highway and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that the city government is now ready to ...

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Oro, Misor failed in several grounds for seal of governance

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Local governments of Cagayan de Oro and Misa-mis Oriental failed in several principles set by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG 10) in getting award for Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLP). DILG 10 regional director ArnelAgabe said both local governments failed in several ...

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Pacquiao fight free viewing drew fewer fans

ALL roads led to city hall, here on Sunday. Entire families, bikers, motorela drivers rubber-necked with the rest of local boxing fans to see Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao slug it out with Jessie Vargas in a pay-per-view screening for free at city hall. Sunday’s bout was Pacquiao’s return to the ring ...

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DILG 10 alarmed over rumors of village chair appointments

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Northern Mindanao Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional director Arnel  Agabe warned all government officials not to entertain “unscrupulous individuals soliciting nominations and nominees to be appointed as OIC Punong Barangays.” In a press conference, Agabe said based on the law, barangay incumbent officials ...

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Daba opposes bill prohibiting ‘strict disciplining’ of children

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent City Councilor Reuben Dada, chairman of the Committee on Social Services has opposed the plan of Senators Loren Legarda, Grace Poe, and Nancy Binay to pass a law prohibiting the strict implementation for the discipline of children. Daba said there is nothing wrong with parents trying ...

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Embroiled ex-councilor ready to face Ombud

By Nitz Arancon, Correspondent FORMER city councilor Ramon Tabor is ready to face the Ombudsman and to give his reason why he was absent during the public hearing on the city’s solid waste woes the latter called last week. Tabor said he did not intentionally snub the Ombudsman’s summon. He ...

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‘Release of political detainees not mere confidence-building measure’

Karapatan reiterated its reminder for President Rodrigo Duterte and Sec. Jesus Dureza that “the release of political prisoners should not merely be treated as a confidence-building measure in the formal peacetalks, but as an obligation and show of adherence to the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International ...

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Dads enact waste management plan law

Cagayan de Oro City now has a ten-year Solid Waste Management Plan. The City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy enacted Ordinance No. 13130-2016, approving the 2014-2024 Solid Waste Management Plan, as endorsed by the City Solid Waste Management Board. According to the CSWMB, this is in line ...

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