Misamis

Lorenzana unveils Phividec Strategic Plan
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Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana last week unveiled the PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority’s strategic plans which would enable the entity to pursue its main task of providing for the welfare and benefits of veterans and families of the country’s armed forces. Lorenzana lauded the entity during the PHIVIDEC Veterans Event 2018 held last November 27 at the Limketkai Mall Atrium highlighted by the awarding of the US Congressional Gold Medal to 15 Filipino War veterans by a representative of the US Veterans Affairs (VA) office from the US Embassy in Manila.

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Cagayan de Oro Port wins APNS Green Port Badge
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The Port of Cagayan de Oro has been recognized as one of the APSN Green Port Award System (GPAS) winners for 2018 among candidate ports from 18 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

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ALI Technopark Seen to Drive Massive Airfreight in Northern Mindanao
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A planned technopark in western Misamis Oriental is foreseen to bring a boom in air cargo traffic to and from Northern Mindanao. The planned 105-hectare technopark is the anchor project of Habini Bay, Ayala Land Inc.'s (ALI) 26th estate with a total of 526 hectares, making it the biggest ALI development to date in the Visayas and Mindanao.

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ALI breaks ground for largest Mindanao project
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Leading property developer Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) broke ground Wednesday, 07 November 2018 for its biggest mixed use development in the Misamis Oriental municipalities of Laguindingan and Alubijid. In an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the press launch held earlier at the plush Seda Centrio, Aniceto “Jun” Bisnar Jr. vice president and chief operating officer of ALI Visayas-Mindanao Group said the 526-hectare master-planned Habini Bay would make it as a new center of trade and commerce in Northern Mindanao.

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Improved water service in East Service Area seen with rehabbed Camaman-an Reservoir
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CAGAYAN DE ORO. – Households in the Cagayan de Oro City Water District’s East Service Area will soon enjoy improved water supply and pressure following the commissioning and turnover of the newly rehabbed Camaman-an reservoir today, November 9, 2018, by bulk water supplier Cagayan de Oro Bulk Water Inc. (COBI).

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The Next Big Thing: SM CDO Downtown Tower Launched
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SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property companies in Southeast Asia, inaugurated its latest offering, the SM CDO Downtown Premier Tower, last October 17, with a media launch and preview at the site of the 12-story building along Osmeña Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City. The office tower is part of the P80 billion earmarked by SM Prime this year to support the growth of its key businesses in the country. The capital expenditure is being allocated to key regional centers which have demonstrated promising economic progress and for the expansion of the Company’s other businesses.

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AirlineRatings.com gives Cebu Pacific highest safety ranking
by: Selrahco PR

AirlineRatings.com, one of the world’s leading one-stop airline safety and product rating review website, has given Cebu Pacific Air the highest 7-star safety ranking. After careful evaluation and feedback from the airline and aviation industry, AirlineRatings.com upgraded its seven-star safety rating system to give more importance to IOSA, thus elevating Cebu Pacific up to 7-stars – the highest ranking.

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Madonna & Child General Hospital inaugurates Medical Arts Building
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One of the pioneer hospitals formally inaugurated its new Medical Arts Building last Tuesday, September 25, 2018, to underscore Cagayan de Oro City’s status as the Most Resilient City in the Philippines.

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InfraWatchPH: Audit existing coal-fired power plants
by: InfraWatch PH PR

An infrastructure-oriented think tank has called on the environment and energy officialss to conduct a joint audit on the environmental impact of existing coal-fired power plants in the country.

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Electricity Rates in Northern Mindanao Skyrocketing
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Have you noticed an unusual increase in your electricity bills lately? That’s because over the last four years, electricity rates in Northern Mindanao have been climbing, to as much as nearly 50 percent for its largest distribution utility.

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6th Regional Competitiveness Summit – Cagayan de Oro is PH Top City in Resiliency
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The City of Golden Friendship is on a roll! Cagayan de Oro City finished better in four of five pillars at the recently concluded 6th Regional Competitiveness Summit held August 16, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay.

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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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