Infra projects worth P77 million in Mamasapano soon to be completed
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MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – A total of P77 million worth of infrastructure projects funded by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in the town of Mamasapano in Maguindanao are nearing completion and will be inaugurated as early as next month, an official from the region’s Department of Public Works and Highways said.
James Mlok, head engineer of Maguindanao’s 2nd District Engineering Office, said the ongoing projects include the 120-meter steel bridge and 880-meter access road worth P17.5 million, nine school buildings with a combined worth of P44.397 million, water sanitation structures, a farm-to-market road and a mosque. (more…)
DFA-Regional Consular Office in Gensan announces 2015 FSO Qualifying Exam in August
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GENERAL SANTOS CITY -The Department of Foreign Affairs-Regional Consular Office (DFA-RCO) XII based here announced that it now accepts application forms from applicants who foresee themselves working as Foreign Service Officer (FSO) for the agency.
To qualify for the position, the applicant must take and pass the 2015 FSO Qualifying Examination scheduled on August 16 this year, among other test and requirements. (more…)
Santa Cruzan Festival celebration in PRO 13
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PRO 13 Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Butuan City – To celebrate Santacruzan Festival, Police Regional Office 13 headed by the Regional Director PCSUPT DAVID YALONG OMBAO, joined hands with the Regional Chaplain Service in celebrating Santacruzan, a traditional event observed by Filipinos feted at the end of Flores de Mayo which connotes to “Flowers of May”, from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 29.
The celebration is meant to pay special tribute to the blessed Virigin Mary. (more…)
15 injured in twin blasts in Philippines
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ZAMBOANGA CITY – More than a dozen people, including policemen, were injured in two explosions late Friday outside a mosque near a police base in Sulu province in the southern Philippines, reports said.
It said a grenade exploded and wounded 5 people, three of them minors; and was followed by another blast from an improvised explosive when policemen arrived at the scene to help the injured. (more…)
Davao City celebrates 13th year of anti-smoking ordinance
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DAVAO CITY- The Davao City Anti Smoking Task Force will celebrate the 13th anniversary of the effectivity of the City Ordinance 0367 or the Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance with a drive to remove illegal tobacco marketing collaterals.
Domilyn Villareiz M.D. head of the anti-smoking task force said a simple ceremony will be held tomorrow May 29 at the Bankerohan Public Market and after the program they will be going around the public market to take down illegal tobacco advertisements. (more…)
MMDA advises public on road repair, reblocking starting tonight
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QUEZON CITY – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advises motorists of road repairs and reblocking to be undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Road works will start Friday (29 May) at 10:00 PM until Monday (1 June) at 5:00 AM. (more…)
Quezon City launches online business registration
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QUEZON CITY – The Quezon City government has recently launched the online registration system for new corporations, partnerships, foundations and cooperatives as part of the city’s efforts to streamline services and its initiative in ease of doing business.
Under the new service, a business owner can register his new business by first going to the quezoncity.gov.ph website and accessing the e-services portal by clicking the icon of QC eServices. (more…)
DPWH Region 10 submits report to Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez | Out of 11 bridges, 3 are in a bad condition while 8 in poor condition
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Cagayan de Oro City – When Mambayaan Bridge in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental was damaged twice last year (January 13 and December 29, 2014) due to typhoons Agaton and Seniang, the province suffered beyond structural damage as its transportation to and from the province was paralyzed and the deliveries of goods and products were delayed. Given the situation, Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez felt the urgency to take action in order to avoid such incident to happen again and authored the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution no. 06-2015 “urging the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to check, monitor, and reinforce the structural integrity of all bridges in Misamis Oriental to withstand future calamities and avoid greater damage to the province as a whole.”
The resolution was immediately sent to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson and DPWH Regional Director Evelyn Barosso PhD, CESO III for immediate action. Vice Governor Pelaez cited “that many other bridges in Misamis Oriental are already decades-old and need significant assessment and reinforcements to hold out against the wrath of nature brought about by climate change” and that the same problem can be avoided if the status of bridges across Misamis Oriental are assessed “to extend its usefulness and additional reinforcements” are made to strengthen it.
Upon the receipt of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s resolution, last 18 February 2015, DPWH Secretary Singson immediately ordered DPWH Region 10 to “undertake inspection/assessment and submit report as to the structural integrity of all bridges in Misamis Oriental” and was directed that the issues of Mambayaan Bridge be resolved.
A copy of DPWH Region 10 report was sent to the Office of Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez last May 19, 2015. The inspection yielded that out of the eleven bridges (Butuan-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road) that were inspected, three of them are in bad condition while the rest are in poor condition. These findings concern the Vice Governor as statistically at least 20 typhoons visit the Philippines yearly. He strongly pushes for interventions “to anticipate the effects of a more vigorous flow of water, mud and stones.” However, DPWH 10 said that “bridges with Poor and Bad Overall conditions are already scheduled for repair” this year and next year. Vice Governor Pelaez vows to monitor the developments made to address the issues concerning the bridges in Misamis Oriental as they serve “important and valuable role in strengthening the economy of the province.”
El Niño continues to linger over Mindanao
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By Mila Ricalde, Private Diary
CAGAYAN DE ORO-Water shortages, dried-up ponds, fish kill, damaged crops , lack of food were among the pervasive incidents reported as drought continues to affect the province of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao. PAG-ASA Advisory warned, Weak El Niño condition will likely to continue until middle of 2015 and with chances of strengthening toward the end of this year. PAG ASA 10 Weather Specialist Jose Privaldo Jr. said this ongoing dry spellis a natural phenomenon and there is nothing we can do but to prepare continually for the effect of this prolonged natural occurrence. However, rain showers which were experienced over the last few days were part of the localized thunderstorm activities and does not anyway affect the state of the dry season condition, PAG-ASA noted. At least 15 baranggays of the city were greatly hit by this on going dry spell putting people’s lives at vulnerable stake. “Our crops are damaged. our sources of food are gone and destroyed..We ask for any help…” Claimed residents of the drought affected areas. The city government headed by Mayor Oscar Moreno in his effort to deliver help declared these areas under the state of calamity. Pending for approval of the declaration for emergency funding with the city council, Mayor moreno assured the people who were directly affected by this calamity in his radio program over Dxcc hosted by Nitz Arancon that the local government will do it’s best to give the people the required needed assistance . Moreno considers this continuing dry spell as very alarming and every one should take cautions. In the meantime, people in the city continue to experience the aggravating warm weather conditions as air temperature reaches as high as 33-36 degrees Celsius. No cases of death have been reported so far because of this incident.
Province of MisOr supports cooperatives
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An estimated of P100,000 was handed over by Governor Bambi Emano to two cooperatives in Misamis Oriental.
This was composed of the First United Community Club Consumers Cooperative (FUCCCCO) who was given P50,000 as assistance to senior citizens in the municipality of Tagoloan. The amount was given during the visitation of Vice President Jejomar Binay in Tagoloan last May 17, 2015.
Another P50,000 was handed over to the San Juan Linabu Farmers Association (SALIFA) in the municipality of Balingasag.
It was happily accepted by Mr. Benjamin Ellarina, president of FUCCCCO and by Renante Galea, president of SALIFA together with their members, respectively.
Gov. Bambi Emano personally extended the aid for further development of various associations in the municipalities.
Because of this, Renante Galea, chairman of the group expressed their gratitude to Gov. Bambi Emano. The aid will be used for further improvements in their livelihood.
Gov. Bambi Emano believes that cooperativism will bring a huge economic relevance to livelihood of each member, especially to the people of Misamis Oriental.