Progress Watch

NGCP plays major role in WESM Mindanao launch
by: PR

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has helped paved the way for the successful launch of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao, a milestone for the Mindanao grid.

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Joint Venture eyes bulk water to sustain Cagayan de Oro’s growth
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The National Spatial Strategy proposed network of settlements under the 2017-2025 Philippine Development Plan envisions Metro Cagayan de Oro as the Philippines’ 4th Metropolitan Center after Manila, Cebu and Davao by 2025.

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AmBisyon Natin 2040 – Ensuring the Blueprint for Development keeps on track
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Last October 16, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 5, series of 2016 (EO 5) approving and adopting the national long-term vision or AmBisyon Natin 2014 as a guide for development planning.

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NEDA-10 Forecast: Northern Mindanao’s economy can grow 8.2 percent by 2022
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The National Economic Development Authority in Region 10 expects Northern Mindanao to be reaching for double digit growth by 2022.

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NEDA: Macro, Regional Metrics auger well for PH sustainable growth
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The Philippines’ socioeconomic planners at the national and regional level see a bright future ahead for the country’s medium term growth.

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The Big Picture from Cagayan de Oro Seaport – Finding Solutions Beyond Infrastructure for Present and Future
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National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Region 10 Director Leon Dacanay Jr. said Metro Cagayan de Oro is envisioned to become the Philippines 4th Metropolitan Center by 2025 along with Manila, Cebu and Davao, based on the National Spatial Strategy proposed network of settlements under the 2017-2025 edition of the Philippine Development Plan.

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Laguindingan Airport can accommodate more flights, passengers and cargo
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There are no facility constraints at Northern Mindanao’s Laguindingan Airport that hinder the flow of more passenger and cargo traffic to and from the region.

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One Oasis Cagayan de Oro Building 2 Grand Launch
by: PR

Filinvest Land Inc. has opened the window for buyers willing to avail of pre-selling prices for its One Oasis Cagayan de Oro Building 2 which is now in full blast construction.

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NGCP to ink deal with DICT for national broadband
by: CDO Energy Press Corps

Bringing the country’s average internet speed close to first-world countries is now a step closer as NGCP prepares to formalize its agreement with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on the use of the grid operator’s fiber optic network for the national broadband program.

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Cebu Pacific upgrades MNL-CGY Route with eight add’l flights
by: PR

The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB), boosts its domestic network by increasing the capacity of its flights from Manila to key destinations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao where strong demand is continually seen.

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Agriculture sector to take advantage of crowdsourcing technologies
by: UN-FAO PR

PAMPANGA – Could farmers with cellular phones be key to improving the speed and reliability of crop production forecasts? This is the subject of an ongoing pilot exercise being conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The project is assessing the potential of SMS-based crowdsourcing technologies to strengthen agricultural market information systems.

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Specialty Coffee Association of America lauds Bukidnon’s Robusta, Arabica produce
by: PR

This year’s Robusta and Arabica category winners of Kape Pilipino Coffee ‘cupping’ competition shared their learnings and experiences from their participation in the Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle,Washington and in the Port-to- Cup tour in Portland, Oregon.

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First imake.wemake Program: Four High Schools nab Youth Innovation Prizes
by: Marco D. Melgar, Research Associate II

One is a smart hydropower generator device that aims to reduce their school’s electric bill. Another is an intelligent imaging management system that monitors local pedestrian and road traffic. And another is a water level rise alert system that seeks to reinforce disaster mitigation and warning system protocols in a Yolanda-struck community.

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NGCP to continue massive facility improvements in 2017
by: NGCP PR

In its continuing pursuit of upgrading and strengthening the country’s power transmission network, NGCP is poised to undertake several major facility improvement programs this year.

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AboitizPower’s hydropower plants, first to receive international asset management certifications in the Philippines
by: PR

DAVAO CITY – Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) subsidiaries Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. and Hedcor Tudaya, Inc. are the first companies in the Philippines to be at par with the new international Asset Management standard.

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Filinvest Breaks Ground for Building 2 of One Oasis Cagayan de Oro
by: PR

Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI)’s One Oasis Cagayan de Ora broke ground for Building 2 last March 17. This follows the success of One Oasis CDO's Building One, with many of the one bedroom units already turned over to homeowners. Upon completion, this master-planned community will have a total of five residential mid-rise buildings, complemented by resort-inspired amenities spread on a lush 2.7 hectare property.

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Region III farmers optimistic on recovery after widespread destruction
by: FAO UN

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – As livelihood recovery efforts continue, farmers in the rice-producing provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija are optimistic that the upcoming harvest can help them rebound from the devastating impacts of Typhoon Sarika and Super Typhoon Haima (local names: Karen and Lawin).

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DTI 10 to launch 23 Negosyo Centers for 2017
by: DTI PR

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in region 10 targets to establish 23 Negosyo Centers (NCs) more within the provinces and cities of Northern Mindanao this year.

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Designer Lamps from Cagayan de Oro Set to Make Waves in Europe
by: DTI PR

Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper started out as a hobby which turned into a profitable enterprise. With the aim of providing communities with jobs and additional income, Lolita “Luchi” B. Cabanlet formally established her paper-making business back in 1993 while still working as a manager at the Philippine Ports Authority.

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Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte MSMEs Acknowledge DTI’s ‘Mentor ME’ Program
by: DTI PR

“I was grappling my way into what I [was] doing, and because of the help of the ‘Mentor ME’ program, nasayun; natagaan og kahibalo (things became easier when I learned more about the process) and then with that, dako kaayo ang tabang sa ako sa pagpadagan sa among Negosyo (this helped me improve the way I run our business),” expresses Jamie Contreras, the owner of Contreras Soy Store.

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