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Dansolihon transport operators express intention to join Mindanao Daily Express transport coop

January 20, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Since Cagayan de Oro City is fast becoming a metropolis, the transport industry is also taking new steps to develop its mass transport vehicles into brandnew and most modern like Metro Manila. This time, new SUV vehicles including small transport buses start to ply the main roads in this city, operated by cooperatives being supported by the National Government. For its part, MD Express will operate routes from Cagayan de Oro to any point in Misamis Oriental and vice versa. As this developed, the Dansolihon transport operators headed by its lady president Ms Veronica and Barangay Chairman Rodolfo Tabudlong had expressed their group's intention to join Mindanao Daily Express Transport Cooperative, during a consultative meeting held at the MDN Main office in Cagayan de Oro City last January 17, 2020. Barangay Dansolihon operators has 18 jeepney units already approved for transport vehicles modernization program of President Rodrigo Duterte. "The intention of Dansolihon to join Mindanao Express Transport Cooperative is a welcome development. This would mean many benefits not only to our riding public but to the drivers as well," MDN Publisher Dante M. Sudaria pointed out. He said Cagayan de Oro is a fastest booming city and the city's transport sector must also aligned with this development by way of having new and modern transport vehicles and more benefits to the drivers as well. The Mindanao Daily Express Transport Cooperative, Sudaria said, will soon ply modern mini buses in the city as well as in the whole province of Misamis Oreintal. Aside from mini buses, the transport coop will also utilize other airconditioned modern SUVs to make the transportation industry in the city becomes more exciting to the riding public. "Kung bag o na ang mga vehicles like these modern transport SUVs and mini buses plying the city then I think mas ganahan ang atong riding public nga mao man gyod atong goserbisyuhan," the MDN publisher concluded.  Mindanao Daily Express Transport Coop initially comprised 100 plus jeepney operators from Baranagys Gusa, Lapasan, Iponan and Bonbon routes.  "MD EXPRESS will soon operate Jeepney, PUV and Taxi units in the region. We will also operate Class 2 and Class 3 modern Jeepneys and ,PUVs including Taxi units in the region," Sudaria pointed out.    

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Controversy-laden bus firm reelects Yanson sibling as president

January 19, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Leo Rey Yanson was reelected as the president and chairman of Bachelor Express Inc., one of the companies under the Yanson Group of Bus Companies operating all over the Philippines, during its annual stockholders and board meeting in Barangay Bulua, this city, on Sunday, Jan. 19. Also elected was Yanson’s mother Olivia as corporate secretary and treasurer. Other newly elected members of the Bachelor Express board were Ginnette Dumancas, Charles Dumancas, Arvin John Villaruel, Rey Ardo, Anita Chua, Daniel Nicolas Golez, Danny Lorenton, Hernan Omecillo, and Alfredo Ligo. On Saturday, Yanson was also reelected as president and chairman of Mindanao Star Bus Transport Inc. Both Bachelor Express and Mindanao Star are subsidiaries of the Yanson Group, considered as the biggest bus company in the Philippines and Asia. Yanson was once again voted as president of Mindanao Star Bus Transport Inc., a subsidiary of the Yanson Group of Bus Companies, which became the center of a controversy when some of his family members tried to take over the company from him. As the biggest bus company in Asia, the Yanson Group has an estimated 4,800 buses operating nationwide and employs some 18,000 workers all over the country. Yanson is the president of the Yanson Group, the umbrella corporation with several subsidiaries operating all throughout the Philippines including the Mindanao-based Rural Transit Mindanao Inc., Bachelor Express Inc., and Mindanao Star Bus Transport Inc. Yanson’s assurance came amid the legal issues surrounding the company when four of his siblings tried to take the firm’s leadership from him last year. “You already knew what happened to our family, but whatever it is, I am happy because we got the support of the employees here in Mindanao,” Yanson said, as he assured that they are striving to further improve their services in the future. Yanson credited the success of the company to its loyal and competent employees, as well as to his mother Olivia. “Mommy [Olivia] is the only reason why I am still here. Working for a bus company is one story; working for a family corporation is different,” he added. According to a press statement, Mindanao Star’s board of directors reelected Yanson as president, with Olivia as corporate secretary and treasurer. Also elected as members of the board were Ginnette Yanson-Dumancas, Charles Dumancas, Arvin John Villaruel, and Rey Ardo. The Yanson Group acquired the company which owned and operated Weena and PTC buses from the Valdevieso family in 2015 renaming it to Mindanao Star. It plies the Davao-North Cotabato route.

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Duterte names Gamboa new PNP top brass

January 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines - The country will have its new Philippines National Police chief even as the PNP organization's image was tarnished with the "ninja cops controversay" in 2019, that toppled down the active leadership of former PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in a speech in Davao City yesterday has named Lt. General Archie Gamboa as the incoming PNP chief, saying that Gamboa has shown his sincerity as officer-in-charge (OIC) of the PNP organization during his tenure for the past three months. Duterte said he would finally give Gamboa the PNP's top post but added he needs to talk first with Gamboa and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año. “I’m going to appoint you as the regular PNP. But you and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año and I, will have a long, long talk first,” the president said in his speech last night in Davao City.  “Pinakita mo sa akin ang sincerity mo and I’d like you to leave something that you will be remembered by the country,” the president said during a gathering in Davao. Duterte asked apologies for living early during his speech as he is also scheduled to meet with the incoming PNP chief. “I am promoting him as PNP chief. Mag-usap pa kaming tatlo ni General Año kung paano niya dalhin ang trabaho niya. I want to talk to him para walang palpak. Ayaw kong palpak na naman,” Duterte said. Gamboa took his oath as the new OIC of the PNP after Gen Oscar Albayalde was in trouble for his alleged involvement in "ninja cops controversy" during a drug raid that took place in Pampanga sometime in 2013. Gamboa, being the next in line as the PNP's deputy chief for administration, the second highest position in the PNP organization in the country. He was a member of Sinagtala Class of 1986 in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and also a classmate of Gen Albayalde in their PMA days.  

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Robinsons Supermarket soon to rise in Oroquieta

January 18, 2020

OROQUIETA City--The Robinsons Supermarket will soon expand its business in this City of Good Life, said Mayor Lemuel Meyrick. "Hopefully and God willing, the Robinsons Supermarket will soon become part of Oroquieta City's economic boom," said Meyrick. If ever this will push through, the mayor said it is one of the best gifts on the 50th Anniversary of the capital city of Misamis Occidental celebration this month of January. Oroquieta City,  pursuat to Republic Act no. 5581, signed into law by then President Ferdinand E Marcos, was declared in January 1, 1970 to become a component city of the province of Misamis Occidental. About Robinsons Robinsons Supermarket is a supermarket chain in the Philippines, a division of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Incorporated. Its first branch, Robinsons Supermarket Cebu Fuente, opened in 1985. Today, it has 157 branches across the Philippines (and it is also the second largest supermarket chain in terms of number of stores). It has three formats which include Robinsons Selections, Robinsons Easymart & Robinsons Supermarket. Robinsons Supermarket belongs to the Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) group along with Robinsons Department Store, Handyman Do It Best Center, Robinsons Appliances, Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Toys R Us and True Value, Robinsons Retail also owns South Star Drug, the country's oldest and second largest drugstore chain (which Robinsons acquired South Star in 2012). Robinsons Retail also acquires mid-sized supermarket chain Jaynith's Supermarket on January 2014. With additional info from enwikipedia.org

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Misor readies relief goods for Taal victims

January 18, 2020

MISAMIS Oriental--The province of Misamis Oriental has relief assistance ready to be dispatched for the victims of the Taal volcanic eruption, provincial governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said Friday. Emano said that he has instructed the provincial disaster officials to prepare when reports about the Taal volcano eruption was reported. “The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Department (PDRRMD) would move anytime to transport much needed supplies to the victims of the Taal volcano eruption,” Emano said. Francisco Dy, Jr., PDRRMD head, said that the provincial disaster office has already stockpiled materials that include, medicines, foods, tents, blankets and other important relief goods. “We will move and transport the relief goods once the provincial governor issued a travel order to the disaster personnel,” Dy said. Emano said that his office is coordinating closely with local officials in Batangas to be able to get the right assessment of the situation and be provided with the priority areas for assistance. The provincial government of Misamis Oriental dispatched relief assistance to earthquake victims in Davao, a few days after the series of earthquake struck Davao last year, Emano said. He said the province of Misamis Oriental also sent relief goods and health personnel in the aftermath of Yolanda (Haiyan), the strongest typhoon that struck the province of Leyte, killing thousands of people in 2013.

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Fraternal Order of Eagles renews commitment of support to Duterte

January 18, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--The Fraternal Order of Eagles (TFOE-Philippine Eagles) has renewed its commitment of support to the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the president graced its thanksgiving gathering held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on Friday (January 17). “We have supported the President when he ran for office and we still continue to support him,” said the TFOE-Philippine Eagles in a collective statement. As early as 2017, the TFOE-Philippine Eagles, touted as one of the country’s biggest socio-civic organizations, has already expressed its support and commitment to the administration of President Duterte. Founded in Quezon City in 1979, the TFOE-Philippine Eagles is a socio-civic organization with a guiding principle of service through strong brotherhood and fraternal ties among members as keystone to humanitarian service. The fraternal organization boasts of the president, several cabinet members and a number of senators as among its members. The TFOE-Philippine Eagles has about 300,000 members across the country who supported the presidential bid of Duterte even when he was still mayor of Davao City back then in 2016. One of the thrusts of TFOE-Philippine Eagles is to strengthen its partnerships with the government at the local level or local government units (LGUs). “It’s high time that we work hand in hand with LGUs so we could achieve our goal of helping in our community. By working with local governments, our help would reach our fellow human beings,” the group said. (MF)

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