The Bongbong Marcos I Know
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By Jess Dureza
When I saw him last week in his Roxas Blvd office in Metro Manila, Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. was looking well. But I immediately found out why he sent his son “Zandro”, a 21-year old Oxford London student who was on school break, to read his speech at a Manila university the day before. (Zandro was a “hit” by the way to the young university students.) ‘Bonggets”– his friends usually call him — had stomach problem and had been subsisting on water and hot tea. But he was otherwise in his usual high spirits. We had a good chat for over an hour. (more…)
DTI Secretary Domingo to grace opening of Negosyo Centers in MisOcc
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OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental — Secretary Gregory L. Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is expected to grace the opening of two Negosyo Centers in the province, on June 30, this year.
“Located at the Business Action Center in Ozamiz City Hall and at Dajao Buiding in Oroquieta City, these Negosyo Centers aim to provide a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs in processing their papers and in accessing information to develop their businesses, Delia M. Ayano, Provincial Director of DTI, said. (more…)
Negosyo Centers open in Misamis Occidental, June 30
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OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental – At least two Negosyo Centers will be opened in the province by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on June 30, this year.
Aimed to provide a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs in processing their papers and in accessing information to develop their businesses, these centers will be located in Ozamiz City and in Oroquieta City, where sample products of manufacturers in the province will be displayed. (more…)
ARMM regional govt launches Ramadan Sadaqa
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MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will conduct a ‘Ramadan Sadaqa’ on June 30, 2015 in Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao by assisting flood victims.
An act of charity and initiated by ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman, the activity will cater to almost 2,000 families affected by the calamity. (more…)
MisOcc Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force files 6 cases vs EO 277 violators
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By Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental – At least six cases of administrative adjudication have been noted by the Provincial Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (PAILTF), in violation of Executive Order No. 277, from Jan. to June, this year.
Otherwise known as the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines, EO 277 amends Presidential Decree No. 705, particularly, Section 68, and penalizes individuals for cutting, gathering and/or collecting and possession of timber, or other forest products without legal documents required by existing forest laws. (more…)
DTI MisOcc clarifies “No Return, No Exchange” policy of stores
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OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental — Consumers are entitled to either an exchange or refund as long as there is defect in the quality of goods or imperfection in the service.
This was clarified by Provincial Director Delia M. Ayano of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in a recent interview, here, to correct the misconception of consumers that they do not have the right to return defective goods because of the “No Return, No Exchange” notice in the receipts or anywhere in the store. (more…)
DAR celebrates 27th CARP anniversary
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Lanao del Norte Governor Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo lauded the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in region 10 for its presence in areas where other implementing agencies backed out.
He said this when DAR kicks-off of its Photo Exhibit and Product Showcase to celebrate the 27th CARP Anniversary on June 25. (more…)
P12 Daily Wage Increase in Region 10 effective July 3, 2015
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Department of Labor and Employment –10 (DOLE-10) Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante, Chairperson of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) recently announced a new pay raise for minimum wage earners in the region, through Wage Order No. RX-18.
This is the 18th wage increase in Region 10 under R.A. 6727, or The Wage Rationalization Act, became a law on 9 June 1989. (more…)
Tribal Leaders Calls for NPAs to Leave Armed Struggle
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Ritual of Higaonon Tribe in Brgy Kibanban, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental together with IP soldiers and former rebels from different parts of Northern Mindanao. (Photo by 4TH INFANTRY (DIAMOND) DIVISION, PHILIPPINE ARMY Division Public Affairs Office)
CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – Higaonon Tribe in Barangay Kibanban, an Indigenous People’s community in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, calls for their fellow higaonons, who became members of NPA, to abandon the armed struggle and go back to their tribe.
This was the message of the tribal leaders, during their ritual activity before the start of Peace Caravan on June 27, 2015 with the theme “Ang Panaghiusa maoy taytayan sa Kalinaw ug Kalambuan” (Unity is our bridge towards Peace and Development). (more…)
DENR 13 leads planting of 7,000 Mangroves propagules in Butuan City
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BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga headed by regional director Nonito M. Tamayo celebrated Arbor Day on June 25 in a festive atmosphere by planting about 7,000 mangrove propagules at a tiny islet in Masao, this city where in 1521 Ferdinand Magellan held the first mass together with the natives headed by Tajah Colambu, the king of Butuan.
Although the 48-hectare sand islet near the Agusan River Delta had been developed by the DENR employees 17 years ago, in 1998, into a mangrove plantation, the area now serves as a breeding habitat of marine mammal and fish and source of food of the people living along the shorelines of Barangays Lumbukan and Masao and Las Nieves in Agusan del Norte.
On Thursday, (June 25 ) about 500 people from different national government agencies, the Philippine National Police, Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard, students from the Caraga State University (CSU), the Agusan National High School (ANHS), and AMA Computer Learning Center, among others have joined the DENR in the planting activity which highlight the Arbor Day. Before the planting, however, Tamayo reiterated of the need for the people to be wise in their way of life and consumption without prejudice to the environment and nature.
The theme of the Environment Month Celebration this year is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”
He said the earth’s booming population may reach 9.6 billion by 2050 and if the current consumption of the present 7 billion people would remain the same, the people in the world would need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.
Tamayo said that “we can survive and enjoy the benefits of the natural resources if these seven billion people in the whole world would make one change toward a more responsible consumption of resources. It must start from us for that vision to be a reality.”
“We can discourage ourselves to use plastic bags or just use alternative and practical ways to help in the protection and conservation of our natural resources,” he added.
The Arbor Day celebration was institutionalized by Presidential Proclamation 396 on June 2, 2003, enjoining the “active participation of government agencies, the private sectors, schools, civil society groups, and the people, in the tree-planting activity”. The Arbor Day Act of 2012 or Republic Act 10176 made tree planting an annual event for LGUs. Under the law, Filipinos age 12 and above should plant one tree every year in the backyards or in any vacant spaces where they can be grown and nurtured.
According to Tamayo, the planting of trees should be done as often because trees help mitigate the effects of climate change. (Eric Gallego, DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)