Misamis

Oro Chamber Initiative to mainstream Marginalized Sectors thru Inclusive Business
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Northern Mindanao’s biggest business organization is looking to promote the concept of “Inclusive growth through Inclusive Business” in partnerships with like-minded organizations in Northern Mindanao. Inclusive Business, defined as “Engaging the Base of the Pyramid (i.e. Marginalized) in the “Core Business of Business”, is the proven strategy to minimize poverty worldwide.

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New pipeline to benefit 50,000 households in COWD East Service Area
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By next year, some 50,000 households or an estimated 300,000 people will benefit from a new pipeline that will service the Cagayan de Oro City Water District’s East Service Area from Barangays Lapasan to Bugo.

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Oro Chamber endorses Phividec Road Projects
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Northern Mindanao’s biggest business organization has endorsed eleven key road projects for the Phividec Industrial Estate-Misamis Oriental for inclusion in the DTI-DPWH Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade (ROLL-IT) Convergence Program) for 2018-2020.

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Dutch Flood Experts could look at Oro Flood Management & Control
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Depending how an ongoing project on water management goes, Dutch flood experts could be tapped to evaluate Cagayan de Oro’s persistent floods in the near future. During a recent talk during the 2nd Quarter General Membership Meeting of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber), Netherlands Ambassador to the Philippines Marion Derckx said its possible Dutch experts could be deployed to look at possible options to mitigate the city’s perennial flood problem.

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Business as Usual: Terror Threats Remain Active
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Northern Mindanao still remains under Terror Alert Level 3 but residents can go about their usual businesses as usual without however, letting down their vigilance against suspicious persons or activities.

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4ID paving way for bilateral peace talks with CPP-NPA-NDF
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The largest unit of the Philippine Army is now busy laying the ground works for its mandated mission in its designated areas of responsibility. The 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division was originally tasked to conduct internal security operations to dismantle four (4) priority fronts and degrade another three (3) priority areas of the New People’s Army in the Caraga region and portions of Region 10.

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Drastic drop in new registrations – Biz Leaders Tackle SEC Registration Blues
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It’s ironic how just when the Senate approved the law on Ease of Doing Business businessmen all over the country are getting entangled in the defective Company Registration System (CRS) of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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SALAKYAG: Stop Killing the Environment, Uphold the Rights of Nature
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“May napaparusahan po pag pinapatay ang tao pero walang napaparusahan kapag pinapatay ang ating mga bundok, ang ating mga puno, at ang ating mga dagat.” Some 400 participants from all sectors of society braved torrential rains last May 30, 2018 to join the third leg of the Salakyag Para sa Sangnilikha 2018: Sama-samang Sakay-Lakad-Layag Para sa Sangnilikha Trans-Philippines Pilgrimage and Caravan calling for increased protection for the Environment and upholding the Rights of Nature.

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Normin Investments soar 80% in 2017
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Investments in Northern Mindanao (Region 10) for 2017 monitored by the Department of Trade and Industry Region 10 soared 80% compared to 2016, data from the agency shows. Agri-based investments accounted for the majority of the P33.410.34-billion (B) total for the region with P14.648.12-B (44%) followed by Infrastructure and Services with P13.73-B (41%) and Energy with P2.187-billion (6.55%).

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Normin GRDP Grows at Slower Rate
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The Philippine Statistics Authority 10 has clarified that although the regional economy of Northern Mindanao grew at a slower rate in 2017 compared to the previous year, it doesn’t mean the economy in the region has dipped.

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CDO sole Mindanao city awarded Synergeia Seal of Good Education Governance
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Cagayan de Oro City has been awarded the Seal of Good Education Governance from Synergeia Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and a fitting recognition it is. Cagayan de Oro, as the only city in Mindanao, along with four towns in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), was recognized for its outstanding efforts in delivering basic education to their constituents.

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NorMin economy posts 5.9 percent growth in 2017
by: Richardson T. Cua, NEDA-X

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (April 26, 2018) - The region’s economy logged a 5.9 percent growth rate in 2017, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday. The expansion was at a pace slower than in 2016 on drags from construction and trade subsectors, offsetting gains in agriculture, electricity, gas and water supply (EGW), and transport, communication and storage (TCS) sub-sectors, among others.

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Xavier Ateneo tops off ALGCIT Dorm 1
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Mindanao’s first university used the birthday of its Patron saint for the topping-off ceremony of the Dorm 1 for its Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. Center for Integrated Technologies (ALGCIT) at Manresa Complex, Fr William Masterson Avenue, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City

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PPP projects gets boost with Normin PPP Corner Launch
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The government’s Build Build Build infrastructure initiative in Northern Mindanao received a big boost with the launching Thursday, 05 April 2018 of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center Knowledge Corner2 at the Region X office of the National Economic and Development Authority(NEDA). NEDA had previously said it expects Cagayan de Oro to become the Philippines’ fourth metropolitan center after Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao by 2025.

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COWD : Oro Water Supply Remains Precarious
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The Cagayan de Oro City Water District has cautioned that the city’s water supply remains precarious despite measures being taken to address the problem. “Our present supply from all sources is just enough to meet demand,” said Engr. Bienvenido V. Batar, Jr., COWD Acting General Manager. “If any of our wells go down for repairs, it would immediately result to disruptions in water service.”

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Non-Revenue Water remains COWD’s main problem
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Non-Revenue Water, not its bulk water supply, remains to be the main problem plaguing the Cagayan de Oro City Water District. This was disclosed by Eduardo Montalvan, COWD chairman of the board, during the water district’s press conference held March 22, 2018 at a local hotel.

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Oro Chamber pursues Nippon investments in Japan
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The Philippine private sector and government agencies have teamed up to lock down Japanese investments in Northern Mindanao by collaborating on two trade missions to Japan in the previous four months to explore possible Public-Private Partnerships through the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Osaka Japan

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Bell Church, Oro LGU pray for peace and prosperity for all
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The Bell Church of Cagayan de Oro and the local government represented by Mayor Oscar S. Moreno joined hands in praying for peace and prosperity in the Year of the Earth Dog during New Year’s Eve rites held 15 February 2018 at the local church in Tambo, Bgy. Macasandig.

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TravelX eyes direct business links between tourism stakeholders in 10 destinations
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Travel and tourism stakeholders from several regions from Mindanao and the Visayas are converging in Cagayan de Oro City on February 21 and 22 for a travel dialogue and business session dubbed TravelX.

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