Misamis

Two Corpus Christi Boys chosen Jr. NBA Philippines 2015 All-Stars
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Two basketball talents from Corpus Christi School in Cagayan de Oro were among the 10 boys and five girls who topped the 2015 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp held recently in Manila.

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Chan is new United Way prexy
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Region 10 Tourism Director Catalino “Butch” Chan III was inducted the new president of the United Way Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental & Gingoog City, Inc. last April 24 at the Pilgrim Christian College Executive Hall.

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Globe opens PH’s 80th Premium Dealer at Gaisano City
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Globe Telecoms officially opened its 80th premium dealership in the country at the 2nd floor of Gaisano City Mall Thursday, April 23, 2015.

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Mindanao stakeholders weigh in on privatization issue
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The privatization issue to be discussed in today’s Mindanao Power Forum Update III at Cagayan de Oro City has sparked debates among stakeholders well in advance of its scheduled time at 1:00-5:00PM at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel.

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Tauli: IPPA Privatization bring higher power rates for Mindanao, violates EPIRA
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The head of a consumer group in Mindanao has alleged that the ongoing privatization of government-owned generation plants is raising power rates higher than those approved by the government.

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NGCP: Technical Issue at Agus Switchyard caused Mindanao-wide Easter outage
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The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has finally identified the cause of the Mindanao-wide Easter Sunday dawn power outage.

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Petilla asks DUs’ to aggregate demand to bring down electricity prices
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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is urging distribution utilities to come together to aggregate their demand to be able to leverage their collective power needs and bring down prices when negotiating with power suppliers.

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Laguindingan Airport welcomes first night flight from Manila
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Twenty months after its opening, Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental finally welcomed its first night flight from Manila Sunday, 29 March 2015.

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Wrangler opens biggest PH boutique in Limketkai Center
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The iconic American jeans denim brand Wrangler branch has opened its biggest boutique store in the Philippines at the 2nd level of Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.

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MinDA, Korean university sign MOU for Safe Cities
by: Cheng Ordonez, Associate Editor & Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SEOULTECH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, Tuesday (March 17), both pledging support initiatives geared toward urban planning with highlights on climate-proof development, at Koresco Hotel, here.

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Filinvest Land 2014 earnings up by 16%
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Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI), one of the country’s largest residential developers and BPO office providers, recorded a 16% jump in consolidated net income of Php4.60 Billion for 2014, up from Php3.98 Billion in 2013.

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Taking Public Service to the next level: Consumer Welfare & Protection Desk Sails because Government Cares
by: Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

An innovative program that aims to deliver a level of satisfaction in excess of consumer expectations will be launched this afternoon, 11 March 2015 at the Passenger Terminal Building of the Philippine Ports Authority at Macabalan Port, Cagayan de Oro.

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Tourism Council honors Partners & Achievers in ‘Pasalamat’
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The Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Council honored its partners and supporters for the council’s top events in the past year and recognized achievers who brought honor and prestige to the city.

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Hineleban Wins Grand Prize for Best Project at Global Climate Change Competition
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A social enterprise based in Bukidnon has won the grand prize at a climate change competition held in Europe late last month. Hineleban Foundation Incorporated was awarded the the Grand Prize for Best Project in the Forestry Sector at an International Competition on Climate Change held in Paris, France on 27 February 2015.

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Mindanao shrugs off STEAG shutdown
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It pays to be ready. Unlike last summer when crippling rotational brownouts left large swaths of Mindanao without electricity for up to eight hours or more daily, the latest shutdown of the same power plant did not have a similar effect on the Mindanao economy.

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MinDA pushes for increased RE share in Mindanao Power Mix
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Key power players from the government and the private sector are mapping steps to provide Mindanao with a greener and renewable power supply in the next five years.

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Delayed Dam Project could have saved city from Sendong
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A hydroelectric power dam project on the Cagayan River that has been delayed for 15 years running could have possibly mitigated the deadly flash floods which ravaged Cagayan de Oro City some four years ago and killed thousands of residents.

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DSWD calls families to adopt children
by: Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD

Cagayan de Oro City (Feb 10) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development is encouraging families to adopt children who are now under its custody. Elena Palma, social welfare officer for the Department, says that about 12 children in the Regional Reception and Study Center for Children, a residential facility of the DSWD based in Cagayan de Oro are available for foster care or for legal adoption. Their ages range from zero to seven years old. Another nine children are also currently being assessed to be declared as available for adoption.

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Filinvest strengthens nationwide footprint in 2015
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Filinvest Land Inc., the real estate arm of the Gotianun Group, plans to increase its residential offerings in 2015 to continue its legacy of housing developments in the country.

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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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