Progress Watch

CEB equips frontline teams with iPads for better service delivery
by: CEB PR

The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) is investing over P60-Million every year over the next five years to implement digital platforms designed to make airport operations more efficient; and for a software system that verifies passengers' international travel documentation, via a real-time database of visa requirements of various countries. CEB has tapped Levarti Ltd, a leading global developer of web-based and mobile platforms for the airline industry, to install its MAX Suite of mobile and desktop applications.

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Turning used cooking oil into bio-fuel enhancer
by: DOST S&T News

Used cooking oil may be harmful to health but a little bit of science can turn it into an environment savior. This is exactly what Davao-based Emiliano Quitiol, an inventor, found out way back in 2003 when he started working on his own biofuel. Now he has perfected his product he dubbed EFQ Bioforce.

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LGU Winners for 6th eGov Awards bared
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Sixteen local government units (LGU) projects were cited during the 6thAwards for the Excellence in ICT for Good Governance for Local Government Units (eGOV Awards) last November 17 for their outstanding information and communication technology (ICT) systems. The Internet Online Services (iOS) of Cagayan De Oro City was deemed Best in Digital Finance (P2G), with the GReAT System Architecture of Cavinti Municipality, Laguna second placer and the POS and Online Payment of Real Property (RPT) of Silang Municipality, Cavite third.

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PH Govt. partners with Facebook to speed up internet connectivity
by: PR

TAGUIG CITY, Philippines – The slow internet connection in the country may soon be a thing of the past. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently hailed the Department of Information and Communications Technology's (DICT) Luzon Bypass Infrastructure (LBI) project, the first Philippine government initiative to build and operate its own submarine cable landing stations.

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Normal water pressure and supply restored in COWD West Service Area
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There is now a constant flow of water in all areas of the Cagayan de Oro City Water District’s West Service Area, including elevated portions which had been waterless for almost a month now. In a communication copy furnished to this paper, Engr. Joffrey E. Hapitan, vice president of bulk water supplier Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc. (Rio Verde) informed COWD Production Head Engr. Edward Tesoro that Rio Verde commissioned its newly repaired underwater pipeline Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at 6:00PM.

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KasamaKa opens affordable digital finance for all
by: PR

The public and private sectors have joined forces to made affordable funds more easily accessible to grassroots entrepreneurs through digital means. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and FINTQ, the financial technology arm of the PLDT Group’s Voyager Innovations, and several partners in the government, banking, financial services, and civil sectors recently launched “KasamaKa,” a grassroots movement aimed at promoting inclusive digital finance for all Filipinos.

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Pueblo de Oro is Four-Time Pag-IBIG Top Developer
by: PR

Pueblo de Oro Cebu was recognized by Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) Pag-IBIG as Top 3 Developer in the Visayas for Take Out of Housing Loan Deliveries for four years starting in 2014 to 2017. The award was presented during the 2017 Home Lending Accomplishment Report and Awarding/Recognition of Top Performing Developers last October 6, 2017 at the City Sports Club in Cebu City.

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Bulk water delivery resumes to COWD
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Here’s the long and short on the water situation at the Cagayan de Oro City’s West Service Area, Delivery of the contracted bulk water supply by Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. (RVWCI) to the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) resumed noon last Saturday, 07 October 2017 with a continuous flow rate of 1,700 cubic meters per hour (cmph), or not less than 40,000 cu.m. per day (m3/day).

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European firms actively participate in 26th MinBizCon
by: Antonette Mendoza

European companies and business associations actively participated at the 26th Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) held at the Xavier Sports and Country Club in Cagayan De Oro recently.

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Cebu Pacific defers A321neo deliveries; orders 7 A321ceo instead
by: PR

Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) ordered an additional seven A321CEO (Current Engine Option) aircraft from Airbus, for delivery from March 2018.

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Go Hotels Iligan set to open soon
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Despite the uncertain peace and order situation in Mindanao, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts remains optimistic tourism and the hospitality industry would continue to flourish in the island’s regions.

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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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