Progress Watch

COWD targets 24/7 water supply in entire Cagayan de Oro
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If the Cagayan de Oro City Water District had its way, every household in Cagayan de Oro would soon be enjoying a round the clock supply of clean, safe and potable water. During ground breaking rites for a new pipeline held August 3 at Barangay Camaman-an, COWD Chairman of the Board of Directors Eduardo Montalvan said the water district is targeting a 24/7 water supply for every household regardless of their location in the city.

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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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NGCP secures reliability of grid in Northern Mindanao
by: NGCP Corp Communications & Public Affairs Dept.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)​ ​has ​energized the newly constructed Aurora-Polanco 138-kiloVolt (kV) transmission line 1 on 20 June, and line 2 on 22 July 2018 as part of ​ its ​​continuing ​efforts to upgrade its facilities and address the recent voltage fluctuations in Northern Mindanao.

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Dutch expertise in agri tech for Normin eyed
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The private sector and the Dutch government will seek ways to increase the scope of their partnership to improve agricultural production technology in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao.

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METRO PACIFIC WATER BRAND WINS QUILL AWARD
by: MPW PR

MAKATI – Metro Pacific Water, the wholly-owned water investments subsidiary of infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), received another award in brand excellence for its Metro Pacific Water Rebranding Project at the recently held 16th Philippine Quill Awards Night.

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Sharpening the Saw: Region 10 Designer Pool to level-up small business competitiveness
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Thanks to a the vision of three dedicated professionals, Northern Mindanao (Region 10) has taken the first in a journey of a thousand steps to instill world-class design philosophy among its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Last month, a partnership between a university based think-tank, a government agency and a local design atelier graduated the first batch of 19 junior designers in what would hopefully the first of many aimed at creating a pool of local designers who would assist small businessmen gain a competitive edge in the design of their products.

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Oro Chamber keen to tap Dutch expertise to ramp up agri production
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The private sector and the Dutch government will seek ways to increase the scope of their partnership to improve agricultural production in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao. “Oro Chamber is keen in exploring opportunities for the establishment of Waste to Energy programs for greenhouses and also set up of incubation centers for agribusiness ventures,” said Ma. Teresa R. Alegrio, regional governor for Northern Mindanao of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

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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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Xavier Ateneo Senior High School campus to rise in uptown CDO
by: XU Communications Office

Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan is constructing a green campus for its senior high school in its Pueblo de Oro Campus, completing its basic education cluster in uptown Cagayan de Oro City. The new facility will feature environment-friendly technology in its buildings and operations designed to reduce the overall impact on the environment and human health. Among them: a sewerage treatment plant, rainwater collection system, natural ventilation, and sky gardens.

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NGCP completes restoration of Lanao del Sur transmission line
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The Tugaya-Malabang 69 kiloVolt (kV) line serving the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative (LASURECO) has been successfully restored and energized by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)

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Region 10 pursues more RE projects: Normin seeks to tip ‘Balance of Power’ in Mindanao
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Northern Mindanao is walking the talk on sustainable development by pursuing more renewable energy projects during the past two years. Data monitored by the Department of Trade and Industry Region 10 and its attached Board of Investments show renewable energy taking the lion’s share of new energy investments for 2017-2018.

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PSA, NEDA developing methodologies to track provincial domestic product
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Pretty soon provinces would be able to track their respective domestic products to give them a better idea of how they are performing and how to benchmark their performance targets moving forward.

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Normin Investments soar 80% in 2017
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Investments in Northern Mindanao (Region 10) for 2017 monitored by the Department of Trade and Industry Region 10 soared 80% compared to 2016, data from the agency shows. Agri-based investments accounted for the majority of the P33.410.34-billion (B) total for the region with P14.648.12-B (44%) followed by Infrastructure and Services with P13.73-B (41%) and Energy with P2.187-billion (6.55%).

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Normin GRDP Grows at Slower Rate
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The Philippine Statistics Authority 10 has clarified that although the regional economy of Northern Mindanao grew at a slower rate in 2017 compared to the previous year, it doesn’t mean the economy in the region has dipped.

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Cebu Pacific aims to fly 22 Million passengers in 2018
by: Selrahco PR

The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) aims to fly 22 Million passengers in 2018, aligned with the increase in domestic and international inbound tourists. The target is 12% over the actual number of passengers flown in 2017. For the full year of 2017, Cebu Pacific flew 19.7 Million passengers, up 3% year-on-year. Growth in domestic travel was relatively flat year-on-year. However, the number of international passengers expanded almost 8% in 2017, with strong performance in key markets like Sydney, Dubai, Hong Kong, Narita, Taipei and Incheon.

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RDC-X Advisory Committee endorses 2019 regional agency budgets
by: Tricia Marie L. Antivo, DRD, NEDA Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (April 17, 2018) – The Regional Development Council Advisory Committee in Northern Mindanao (RAC-X) endorsed the FY 2019 Budget Proposals of 33 agency regional offices (AROs) and five State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) amounting to PhP 233.515 billion during its meeting on April 17, 2018 at the N Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. The meeting was presided by RDC-X Chair and Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria R. Zubiri, Jr. with Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Congressman Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr. as Convenor.

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Normin ECCP Biz Council rolls out 2018 draft calendar
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The newly organized European Chamber of the Philippine Northern Mindanao Business Council (ECCP-NM) will be actively implementing a monthly activity in pursuit of its mandate to provide stronger support for existing European businesses in Northern Mindanao and boost the promotion of local businesses in ASEAN countries and Europe.

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COWD : Oro Water Supply Remains Precarious
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The Cagayan de Oro City Water District has cautioned that the city’s water supply remains precarious despite measures being taken to address the problem. “Our present supply from all sources is just enough to meet demand,” said Engr. Bienvenido V. Batar, Jr., COWD Acting General Manager. “If any of our wells go down for repairs, it would immediately result to disruptions in water service.”

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COWD: No need to notify PCC on bulk water joint venture
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The Cagayan de Oro Water District says it did not notify the Philippine Competition Commission of its joint venture with MetroPac Water Investments, Corp. because there was no need to do it. “We will wait for the PCC to decide but MetroPac has already replied to that issue,” said Eduardo Montalvan, chairman of the COWD Board of Directors during a press conference last week. “The threshold (for notification) of PCC, if I’m not mistaken, is P3-bilion, so it has to be a P3-billion project and ours is only P140-million.”

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