Smuggling in ‘economic zone’ ports

BY : CRIS DIAZ THE Department of Finance is planning to impose stricter policies in the operations of all shipping ports in the country. The idea is to narrow the occurrence of smuggling of contrabands in these shipping ports. There are plans to close some shipping ports that had outlived its importance. Perhaps, Finance Secretary […]

Mayor Emano’s ‘billionaire’ city

BY : CRIS DIAZ CAGAYAN de Oro Mayor Vicente Emano’s three-year “leave of absence” from his office will start end of June. However, “Dongkoy,” as he is known in the political circle, will continue to wield an influence in the city’s political life. Being the head of the regionally accredited Padayon Pilipino political party, the […]

Travelers cite traffic woes and security concerns

BY : CRIS DIAZ FLAWS during the first few days of operations at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental started to manifest. However, these maladies were not new. This corner has written a lot about the Laguindingan airport – its operations and the lack of it. The first of the pioneering passengers who flew last […]

Education department should improve competence of mentors

BY : CRIS DIAZ In spite of the big budget for the Department of Education (DepEd), the department still faces perennial problems that appear to be without solution. By the way, the government reportedly allocated P292 billion budget for the education department for 2013. Earlier, we thought that the DepEd budget was about P238 billion […]

Inheriting a bankrupt provincial govt

BY : CRIS DIAZ THE provincial capitol in Misamis Oriental is reportedly bankrupt. At least, that is the initial findings of a “transition team” of incoming Governor-elect Bambi Emano. This corner had the purported documents two weeks ago detailing Capitol’s alleged transactions involving unpaid millions of financial obligation. The document disclosed of a provincial treasurer’s […]

The values of the country’s future leader

BY : CRIS DIAZ LACK of classrooms, lack of chairs, and lack of teachers are perennial problems that the Department of Education (DepEd) encounters during the opening of classes. Recognize this is a problem of our educational system. However, the problem irritates the public especially parents of the inability of the government and the DepEd […]

Controversy hounds airport’s ‘soft opening’

By : CRIS DIAZ A “soft opening” of the Laguindingan airport in Misamis Oriental is set today. With the opening of the new airport, growth areas might develop along the highways from Laguindingan to Cagayan de Oro City, the premier capital of Northern Mindanao. Perhaps, that is what the business community is thinking. However, there […]

The values of the country’s future leaders

BY : CRIS DIAZ LACK of classrooms, lack of chairs, and lack of teachers are perennial problems that the Department of Education (DepEd) encounters during the opening of classes. Recognize this is a problem of our educational system. However, the problem irritates the public especially parents of the inability of the government and the DepEd […]

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