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8 hrs ago | Sun-Star
WITH the growing population of people who are living below the poverty threshold, leaders from various sectors in Cagayan de Oro have traced the roots of the "answer" to gradually alleviate what is common among communities in the country and the world at large. Teodoro Sabuga-a Jr., chief of the City Social Welfare and Development , said that education has been the principal answer to alleviate, if not eradicate, the number of Kagay-anons suffering from the society's "most dangerous disease."
8 hrs ago | Sun-Star
WITH this in mind my Straight from the Carolinas column today is all about a popular singer-actor as seen in the eyes of his mother. There is really no stopping a Kagayanon when he makes his mark in any chosen field and in the case of Mark Bautista, it's singing and acting.
Calendared for first reading Monday, September 14, the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, now known as House Bill 4994, is targeted for passing by December 17 this year so the plebiscite be held "February or March" next year, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, who will chair the Special Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro, said. Rodriguez told MindaNews in a telephone interview Sunday that the 75-member special committee will hold its first organizational meeting on September 16 and its first public hearing on September 24. He said the Committee secretariat had met on September 11, a day after Malacanang submitted the "urgent" measure to Congress, to discuss the proposed rules and calendar of hearings.
A leader of the Higaonon tribe who is a staunch anti-mining activist was gunned down by unidentified assailants while riding home on a motorcycle in the hinterland village of Tuburan, this city Saturday afternoon, police said. Senior Inspector Allan Engracia Curato , commander of the Lumbia police station said the 64-year old Fausto Orasan, also known as "Datu Sandigan," succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds at the back of his body.
THE Department of Trade and Industry , Regional Tripartite and Wage Productivity Board , and Department of Labor in Northern Mindanao will hold Diskwento Caravan at Gaston Park near St. Agustin Cathedral, Cagayan de Oro City on September 14-15 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. This bazaar or flea type market is a treat to all workers and other consumers to be able to buy basic goods and commodities/consumer products such as rice, meat, vegetables and fruits, canned goods, soap, shampoos, coffee, hotdogs and many other products at discounted or low prices. The discounts start at 10 percent up or dealers' price.
THE LIST of authors of a controversial house bill being opposed by journalists and freedom of expression advocates in the Philippines just got shorter. Former police general Leopoldo Bataoil, now representative of the second district of Pangasinan, withdrew his support for House Bill 4807, now called as the "anti-selfie" bill according to a journal of the House of Representatives.
AFTER the New People's Army voiced its plans to free two soldiers who were captured last August 22 in Bukidnon, families of Jerrel Yorong and Marnel Cinches, have asked the government to suspend its military and police operations for the smooth turnover of the captives. Yorong's sister Genieve Yorong-Tagadiad and Cinches's aunt Ana Curita Tare told reporters Thursday afternoon the freedom of the captives can only be fully achieved if ceasefire will be declared in time of their release.
DINE Philippines 2014, a seminar series for the food and service industry will be coming to Cagayan de Oro for the first time on September 26, 2014. Started in 2010, DINE Philippines will end its series of conferences this year at Grand Caprice Hotel, here in the city.
ONE of the suspected perpetrators in the jewelry heist inside a mall in Cagayan de Oro died after being shot by a group of unidentified suspects in Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental Wednesday morning. Chief Inspector Michael Bayawan, Ozamiz City police station commander, confirmed to Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro via text message Thursday evening that Joliven "Benjo" Boniao, 32, died after four to six men fired at him several times while he was sleeping in a dark alley at Purok Bagong Silang in Barangay Tinago, Ozamiz City around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Government troops take their positions as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 in a standoff with government forces for the second day with no solution in sight at the southern port city of Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.
CAGAYAN DE ORO. Major General Oscar Lactao, newly appointed commander of the 4th Infantry Division, delivers a speech at the turnover of command at Camp Edilberto Evangelista in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City on September 10, 2014.
TO STOP the spread of the rabies virus, the Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao has recommended to dog owners to control the population of their pets as the region ranks fifth in the country with rabies cases. Northern Mindanao region is fifth in the country with rabies cases with 7 percent; Misamis Oriental landing third with 22 cases; and Cagayan de Oro, second, with 14 cases.
THE Catholic Church and the Cagayan de Oro City Government see Responsible Parenthood and Natural Family Planning program to improve family relations apart from slowing the steep growth of the population in the country.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:18 am
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