Misamis

Ororama Supercenter Annex Building Opens – YESTERDAY ONCE MORE
by: The Night Stalker

Thirty six years ago, in February 1981 to be exact, I moved to Cagayan de Oro from my hometown of Zamboanga City to start anew. My first job was as the “official letter writer” of the then Ororama Superstore which had just opened its department store annex along Mortola Street. Last December 16, I was fortunate to be invited to share another milestone in its storied history with the grand opening of its new Annex Building along Mortola Street on Saturday, 16 December 2017.

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Five Best Restaurants of Cagayan de Oro Named
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The City Health Office has named five restaurants as “Best Restaurants of Cagayan de Oro City” this year in recognition of their strict adherence to food and sanitation standards. CSWD Officer Teddy Sabuga-a, who represented Mayor Oscar Moreno, and Asst. City Health Officer Dr. Rachel Dilla conferred the awards to Bucket O’ Shrimps, Candy’s Place, Dear Manok, Country Village Hotel Restaurant and Cucina Higala during flag raising at City Hall on December 18, 2017.

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ALG-CIT offers Full Tech-Voc Scholarships for Sr High School Students
by: PR

There’s still many full scholarship slots left at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan (Xavier Ateneo) Andrew L Gotianun, Sr. Center for Integrated Technologies (ALG-CIT). The ALG-CIT Senior High School is an endowment from the Andrew L Gotianun Foundation for a three-year residential Tech-Voc Senior High School for competent yet financially disadvantaged youth.

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Third Quarter Investments in Normin skyrocket
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Investments in Northern Mindanao have skyrocketed by over a thousand fold compared to the same period last year. According to figures monitored by the Department of Trade and Industry in Region X, Northern Mindanao generated PhP 15.9-billion (B) in investments for the third quarter of 2017, recording an astounding 1,197.34 percent rise compared to the third quarter of 2016.

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DB Schenker keen on Northern Mindanao
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The Philippine affiliate of German logistics giant DB Schenker is looking south of the country to enhance its corporate growth targets in the medium term. Schenker Philippines and North East Asia CEO Jonathon Kottegoda-Breden said this was a key factor in locating their first office for Mindanao in Cagayan de Oro.

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Nippon investors eye Laguindingan logistics hub, Oro Hospital
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The Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. is confident a new wave of Japanese investors will soon be coming to Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental to invigorate the regional economy.

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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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