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Carmen Dumpsite nearing ‘Critical Level’
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THE looming health hazards caused by the long overdue open dumpsite at Upper Dagong in Barangay Carmen this city alarmed members of the Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) and City Health Office along with its high environmental risks of the people living and passing by the site.

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DBP-COWD signs MOA for easier payment of water bills
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Residents now have the option to pay their water bills through Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).

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No truth to the rumor: CDO business renewals, new registrations and collections all up for 2014
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There’s no truth to the talk that local businessmen are pulling up their stakes and moving elsewhere due to the alleged cost of doing business in Cagayan de Oro City.

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Normin off to a flying start
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This early, Northern Mindanao is already wheezing in 2015 with three major events happening this week at the vicinity of Ayala Centrio Mall.

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Back to the Future with Slow Food Circa 1850
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Circa 1850 is a direct offspring of Sentro 1850 started by partners Rene Sia and Eric Yap in 2001. Shaped by Chef Eric with a “Distinctly Sentro” menu, which describes as ‘Modern Global Cuisine in homage to its South East Asian Heritage.

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Cagayan de Oro among 3 cities outside Metro Manila with annual income of at least P2 billion in 2013
by: CDODev.com

Cagayan de Oro is just one of three cities outside the National Capital Region with an estimated regular income of at least P2 billion in 2013.

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FILINVEST LAND’s 3 quarters revenues up 28 percent
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One of the country’s leading residential developers and BPO offices providers has registered a 28 percent increase in revenues for the first three quarters of 2014 compared to the same period last year.

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AirAsia starts twice daily flights from Cebu to CDO and Davao
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CEBU CITY, 12 DEC 2014 – AirAsia Philippines, the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014, today started its twice daily flights from Cebu to Davao and Cagayan de Oro City with 30 street kids from Batang Opon Foundation, Cebu City Task Force on Street Children Foundation, SOS Children’s Village and Tambayan Center for Children’s Rights Incorporated on board its maiden flights.

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House Energy Committee proposes cheaper ILP to address looming Luzon power shortfall
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The House Committee on Energy is championing a much cheaper alternative to what the Department of Energy is proposing to address the expected power in Luzon next year. Better still, it figures not to be a burden on consumers.

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Solon: Coops helping address Mindanao power problem
by: Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

Electric cooperatives are actively helping address the power shortage in Mindanao contrary to earlier allegations by energy officials they are partly responsible for bringing it about.

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AirAsia sees huge potential for tourism in Region X
by: Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

Asia’s leading and largest low-cost carrier expects to play a major role in bringing in more tourists into Northern Mindanao once the Laguindingan Airport is made an international gateway.

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DOE still pushing RE in Mindanao but calls for more ancillary services
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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla has reiterated the Department of Energy commitment to push renewable energy in Mindanao but warns that new plants have to be balanced by ancillary services due to the volatile nature of RE.

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Petilla calls for more peaking plants in Mindanao to address gap in power mix
by: Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

Energy Secretary Jericho L. Petilla is urging investors to consider putting up more peaking plants in Mindanao to address a perceived gap in the island’s emerging power mix.

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COHARA honors Kumbira 2014 National Food Competition Winners
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The Cagayan de Oro Hotels and Restaurants Association (COHARA) honored two of its Kumbira 2014 winners with a special recognition during its general membership meeting held 30 October 2014 at the new Ah Fong Restaurant in Grand Central.

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CEB launches direct Cebu-Tokyo-Cebu flights to accommodate increasing Filipino visitors to Japan
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The Philippines’ leading airline disclosed last week it is launching direct Cebu-Tokyo-Cebu flights on March 26, 2015 in response to the increasing traffic of Filipino travelers to Japan.

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Civil Society Groups converge in Normin to present CSO agenda to PNoy for 2015-2016
by: Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY –Some 38 civil society organizations from all over the region converged in this capital city of Northern Mindanao last 14 November to collate the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) agenda to the national government for the remaining two years of President Benigno Aquino III’s term.

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Gusa Science High School stude tops 1st Discovery Kids Science Fair
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A student from the Gusa Regional Science High School in Region X has topped the 1st Discovery Kids Science Fair sponsored by Parasat HD held at SM Cagayan de Oro last October 4, 2014.

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In time for Consumer Welfare Month: CEPALCO drops distribution prices
by: BWM News Bureau

Just as the country’s biggest utility is again poised to raise its generation charges as a result of the four day shutdown of the Malampaya fueled power plants, Cagayan de Oro’s electric distribution utility dropped its retail prices starting with this month’s billings.

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Aboitiz Power leads AEV’s growth as global player
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The robust growth of Aboitiz Power Corporation in the past seven years is expected to continue leading Aboitiz Equity Ventures development as it marks its 20th anniversary as a publicly listed company this year and consolidates its footing as a player in the global market.

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Early morning, night flights by January 2015
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Air passengers traveling through Northern Mindanao’s gateway airport will have more flexibility in arranging their schedules with the return of early morning and night flights at Laguindingan Airport by January, 2015.

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