Misamis

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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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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