Misamis

Moreno: Health is non-negotiable
by: CIO

This was the message of Mayor Oscar Moreno in today’s (December 8, 2017) signing of Memorandum of Agreement between Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) and private hospitals here in Cagayan de Oro in the implementation of No Deposit Policy in relation to Republic Act 10932 or the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law.

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Fr Tony Moreno is new President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific
by: JCAP News

The former Father Provincial of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines is the new President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP). After nine and a half years, Fr Mark Raper SJ stepped down as President of the JCAP on November 22, and handed over the leadership to Fr Antonio F. Moreno SJ in a simple Mass and dinner in Manila.

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Oro boxer wins ABF Flyweight Crown
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Another Kagay-anon boxer is now a world champion. Jeronil “El Diamanté” Tonasan Borres, who now calls Villa Grande, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City home, defeated IBF World Youth Flyweight Champion Robert “El Rapido” Tinambacan Onggocan by majority decision to annex the Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) Flyweight crown.

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Cagayan de Oro bags eGov Nat’l Award
by: City Information Office

Cagayan de Oro City reaps another national award after being declared champion in the 6th Awards for Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Local Government Units or eGOV Awards under the Best in Digital Payment category. Eileen San Juan, Local Economic and Investment Promotions Officer and Asst. City Treasurer Engr. Leonil Mistula received the citation from Dept. of Information and Communication (DICT) Undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim and National ICT Confederation of the Phils. (NICP) President Stephanie Caragos during the awarding ceremony, held November 17, 2107 at Rosario Pavilion, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.

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Heirs of Pastor P. Ilogon Sr donate lot for access road – Laguindingan names road after WW II Patriot & Philanthropist
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Lapad, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental – The Municipality of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, has honored a resident World War II Hero and Philanthropist by naming the access road to the new Laguindingan Integrated Bus Terminal after him.

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COWD cannot grant bulk water price increase due to legal issues
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The Cagayan de Oro City Water District has clarified that there are legal issues which constrain them from granting price adjustments to bulk water supplier Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc.

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Rio Verde warns of possible shutdown due to unsustainable operations
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Unless the Cagayan de Oro City Water District implements the proper pricing, Cagayan de Oro’s sole bulk water supplier warned over the weekend that they may be forced to shut down its operations. Last Thursday, 26 October 2017, Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc. (Rio Verde) served a notice to COWD declaring it was increasing the selling price of its bulk water to the utility from P10.45 to P16.35 per cubic meter of treated water (or per million liters, MLD).

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Laguindingan Airport now CEB’s 7th Regional Hub
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The public and private sector have joined forces to invest in the future of Laguindingan as an airport hub linking Northern Mindanao to the rest of the island and the Visayas.

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CEB launches Laguindingan as 7th Regional Hub
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The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) is launching Laguindingan Airport as its seventh regional operations hub on 20 October 2017. Besides Laguindingan, Cebu Pacific already operates six other regional hubs in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Kalibo, Clark and Iloilo.

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Add’l bulk water deliveries delayed another week
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More sad news from harried water consumers in the Cagayan de Oro City Water District’s West Service Area. Bulk water supplier Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc. informed the COWD Engineering Division early Tuesday morning (Oct 17) that repair and rehabilitation works of its main 650mm underwater pipeline across the Cagayan River would be further delayed for another week as a result of heavy rains over the weekend.

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Bid to boost water pressure in TOP backfires: Three more days to water normalcy
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The local water utility and its bulk water supplier are both working overtime to address the water shortage in Cagayan de Oro’s West Service Area. Unfortunately, two bids to boost water pressure at the Take Off Point (TOP) in the past two days did not work out so residents in the affected areas would just have to wait until repairs are completed on Rio Verde’s main submarine transmission lines by Sunday, 15 October 2017.

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COWD-Rio Verde to terminate Bulk Water Supply Agreement
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After an often rocky relationship, the Cagayan de Oro City Water District and its bulk water supplier Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc. are calling it quits. In a letter addressed to COWD General Manager Rachel M. Beja dated 08 August 2017, Rio Verde management presented its Counter Compromise Agreement acceptable to its shareholders.

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Bulk water delivery resumes to COWD
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Here’s the long and short on the water situation at the Cagayan de Oro City’s West Service Area, Delivery of the contracted bulk water supply by Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. (RVWCI) to the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) resumed noon last Saturday, 07 October 2017 with a continuous flow rate of 1,700 cubic meters per hour (cmph), or not less than 40,000 cu.m. per day (m3/day).

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Bulk water delivery to normalize in 3 days
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Here’s good news and bad news for Kagay-anon water consumers. Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. has committed to the Cagayan de Oro Water District it would normalize its delivery of bulk water in the next three days.

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Business Leaders hail Minbizcon Initiatives
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Business leaders recently lauded the 26th Mindanao Business Conference hosted by the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce & Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber) Sept. 7-9 at the Xavier Sports and Country Club.

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In Quest of Ancient Seas
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During a recent visit to Guam, we took a journey back in time with the intrepid group Ulitao, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the practice of building and sailing traditional Chamoru (Chamorro in English) flying proas.

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The Philippines and Guam: A Shared Heritage worth remembering
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It’s sad how of the 20,000 Filipinos who visited Guam last year, most came to shop, unaware of the treasures awaiting them here on a shared historical heritage. Like the Philippines, Guam was a Spanish colony, and remnants of that period remains in a series of forts built to defend the island against pirates and privateers, it being a prime target as a vital stopover for the famed galleons of the Manila-Acapulco Trade.

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XU Hosts 15th PH-Spanish Friendship Day National Conference
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For just the second time, Northern Mindanao again hosted an event marking the annual Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day.

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Hiscom, DepEd collaborate on Local History Textbook
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The Cagayan de Oro Historical and Cultural Commission (Hiscom) and the Department of Education Cagayan de Oro Division of City Schools are collaborating on creating the first local history textbook for public school students in the city.

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