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100 low-income fishermen in Misamis Oriental soon to receive climate-change resilient boats

June 13, 2019

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent MISAMIS Oriental--The provincial government under Governor Yevgeny "Vincente" Emano will soon distribute 100 units of  fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boats to fisherfolks. Mr. Jerose G. Acut of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Northern Mindanao said the FRP boats will be given to low-income fishermenin Misamis Oriental. Acut said the project, which was made possible through the efforts of Governor Emano with the assistance from President Rodrigo Duterte, costs the government P6 million. The FRP boats came from Japan and is priced at P60,000 each. Initially, the supplier from Japan delivered 32 units, said Acut. "We expect the delivery to be completed in few weeks time," he said. Each boat, which is made in Japan, is equipped with an 18 Horse Power motor that are compliant with international safety and environmental standards.

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Oro government bares candidates for Miss Cagayan de Oro 2019

June 10, 2019

THE city government of Cagayan de Oro under the administration of Mayor Oscar Moreno on June 10 officially declared the 12 candidates for the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2019 during the flag-raising at the City Hall compound. The 12 candidates are Nicole Ramos, Vincy Vacalares, Veronica Valdez, Souarthizae Violon, Tasha Yalung, Angelica Cudal, Jasvincelou Damasco, Ana Dimarucut, Kimberly Magdugo, Pauline Pielago, Cindy Obeñita and Adel Ebarat.  

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Dads to summon PLDT over its poor services in Cagayan de Oro City

June 10, 2019

CAGAYAN de Oro City--The City Council will soon summon officials of PLDT Inc., formerly known as the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, over its poor internet services in the city. Councilor Reuben "Doc Boboy" Daba told a local radio station Monday (June 10) that he was himself a victim of PLDT's unscheduled shutdown of internet connection. Daba told Joel Jacobo, anchor of Magnum In Action, a daily radio program aired over Magnum radio, that he was talking with his sibling abroad when his internet connection was lost. Jacobo himself complained that the internet service provided by PLDT is problematic especially when it comes to its strict collection policy and the intenet connection itself, a statement of which Councilor Daba affirmed. Although the local management of PLDT, Inc. gave indirect explanation over its "poor" services, Councilor Daba said he will still suggest to his colleagues to the City Council to summon its official to exhaust a "win-win" solution regarding the problem. --Ruel Pelone

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COPC condemns Oro dad, calls him 'bastard,' 'uneducated'

June 10, 2019

THE Cagayan de Oro Press Club, Inc (COPC) has condemned in the highest order the display of arrogance of Zaldy Ocon, a member of the Cagayan de Oro City Council masquerading as a broadcaster. The COPC issued the statement after Ocon berated former Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Reuben R. Canoy, a lifetime member and one of the pillars of COPC. "Berating a 90-year-old icon of Cagayan de Oro in a wheel-chair in full view of the public inside the VIP Hotel was an act of a bastard and uneducated public official hence this statement of full condemnation against Ocon," the COPC statement, which was posted on COPC FaceBook page dated June 10, said.

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Signature drive vs Oro dad's ouster looming

June 10, 2019

CAGAYAN de Oro City--The Cagayan de Oro Press Club, Inc. (COPC) has offered the COPC Press Freedom Monument at the capitol grounds as a venue for the signature campaign against the ouster of Zaldy Ocon as a city councilor. "We are offering the COPC Press Freedom Monument as the venue of the signature campaign should this be considered an option," read part of the COPC statement. The COPC posted a statement on its Facebook account dated June 10 condemning in highest order the display of arrogance of Ocon when he berated in public the 90-year-old former Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Reuben R. Canoy and past president of the COPC. In the statement, the COPC said Ocon's display of arrogance in an act of an "uneducated" and "bastard." "Berating a 90-year-old icon of Cagayan de Oro in a wheel-chair in full view of the public inside the VIP Hotel was an act of a bastard and uneducated public official hence this statement of full condemnation against Ocon," the statement said, which was signed by COPC President Jesus "Ritchie" S. Salloman.

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Fearless anti-drug cop shot dead in Zamboanga City

June 2, 2019

A KNOWN FEARLESS POLICEMAN was shot dead Saturday afternoon (June 1) by still unidenified motorcycle-riding tandem in Barangay Tumaga in Zamboanga City. Police authorities identified the slain police as Corporal Edgar Gaganting of Police Station 4. Gaganting was a member of the Zamboanga City Police Anti-Drug Operatives (ZCPADO). It was not clear if the slain police was still brought to the hospital before he died but police operatives are still undergoing investigations to establish the motive of the killing. Initial investigation conducted by police probers revealed that Gaganting arrested a prominent family's son. The father of the boy he arrested was a retired police official. Police are now investigating if this was something to do with the killing of the police officer. He was known as the fearless policeman after the arrest on a prominent retired police official's son.    Gaganting was considered as the first anti-drug police officer killed in this city this year and also the fifth after Tokhang was fully implemented in Zamboanga City when President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power in 2016. Other policemen in the city slain by still unidentied motorcycle-riding gunmen were also known as SPO3 Ronie Adanza, 43, also a member of the city's anti-drug unit; Police Officer 3 Michael Tan, a warrant server of the Zamboanga City Police Station 7; and two other police officers. ###  

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