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Mindanao Daily goes digital

March 12, 2021

Mr. Dante Sudaria, president and CEO of Sudaria Group of Newspapers, delivers his Opening Remarks during the Grand Launching of Mindanao Daily News Network Digital platform held at Centrio Ayala Mall Activity Center, Cagayan de Oro. March 10. 2021. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

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Green is life:Claveria mayor

March 12, 2021

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental--A town mayor here yesterday urged local officials to unite in protecting the environment against unscrupulous individuals. Claveria town Mayor Meraluna Salvaleon Abrogar issued the statements amid the mushrooming of business establishment and commercial housing ubits not only in Claveria but other towns as well. Abrogar said she other local chief executives have agreed to come up with a local ordinance that will help local governments safeguard the environment. "Ang Mt. Balatukan ang nagbigay ng lamig at ganda sa Misamis Oriental," said Abrogar as she thanked the local governments for the help in protecting the environment. Earlier, government such as the Department of Agriculture (DA). Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) implemented the National Convergence Initiatives for Sustainable Development (NCI-SRD). NCI-SRD is strategized to utilize and preserved natural resources through the developent and implementation of environment friendly enterprises and livelihood opportunities. Launched in Misamis Oriental on August 11 2011, the Mt. Balatukan Cluster as chosen as one of the 10 initial Local Convergence Agro-Enterprise Cluster pilot areas by the National Convergence Initiative (NCI). Composed by te city of Gingoog and the 11 towns of Balingasag, Balingoan, Binuangan, Claveria, Kinoguitan, Lagonglong, Magsaysay, Medina, Salay, Sugbongcogon, and Talisayan with a total land area of 228,680.41 hectares, the Mt. Balatukan Cluster encompases a great portion of Misamis Orental.  

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Claveria's tourist attractions

March 12, 2021

Acting Provincial Information Agency head Estela Grace A. Rosit strikes a pose in one of the tourist attractions in Claveria town.Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

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Seedlings

March 12, 2021

Regional Director Arleigh Adorable (left) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hands over parts of the 400 seedlings to Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente "Bambi" Emano during the launching of the Mt. Balatukan Range Cluster of Misamis Oriental Convergence Area Development Plan March 11, 2021 held in Claveria town. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

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Eco-tourism, agro-forestry launched In Misamis Oriental ‘s Mt. Balatukan

March 12, 2021

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental--The Mt. Balatukan Cluster, a 30-year intensified eco-tourism and agro-forestry development plan is launched here Thursday primarily to protect the mountain range and developed the area into  a  sustainable agro-forestry livelihood for the adjoining towns in the province eastern district.  Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano who led the unveiling of the Mt. Balatukan Convergence Area Development Plan (CADP), said that project is in  collaboration with the various national and local government stakeholders in line with the national government’s Philippine Development Plan/Ambisyon Natin 2040. He said that the program aims to utilize and preserve the indigenous natural resources through the development of environment friendly enterprise and livelihood opportunities. In his remarks during the unveiling ceremony, Emano said that the goal is to address poverty through a collaborative effort with the national government agencies and local government units aimed at empowering the people on a sustainable development focused on eco-tourism and agro-forestry development. Initially launched in Misamis Oriental on August 11, 2011, the Mt. Balatukan Cluster was chosen as one of the 10 initial Local Convergence Agro-Enterprise Cluster pilot areas by the National Convergence Initiative (NCI). The Mt. Balatukan Cluster is composed of the City of Gingoog, and the 11 municipal towns of Balingasag, Balingoan, Binuangan, Claveria, Kimoguitan, Lagonglong, Magsaysay, Medina, Sakay, Sugbongcogon and Talisayan covering an area of 228,680 hectares. Emano, however, said that “ trust” among the key players in the national, provincial and local government units is one of the critical factors needed for the project to succeed.

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Sudaria launches MDNN Digital platform today

March 10, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -  Mindanao Daily News Corporation president & CEO Dante M. Sudaria has announced the grand launching of its fourth media platform – the Mindanao Daily News Network (MDNN) Digital today at the Ayala Centrio Mall, this city.      MDNN Digital is the latest version of MDN Teleradyo (Mindanao Daily News Teleradyo) which started on June 2020 at Mindanao Daily News main office, Abellanosa St., Consolacion, this city. MDNN Digital is under a trade name of MDNN Digital Advertising Services, a company under Mindanao Daily News Publishing Corporation.      “From its humble beginning as a monthly publication, BusinessWeek Mindanao our first media platform way back June 8, 2009,  metamorphosed  into  a weekly, bi-weekly newspaper. In 2011 we ventured into daily newspapering which is now popularly known as the Mindanao Daily News and which has its on-line version too. We added a lifestyle newspaper – the Metro Cagayan de Oro Times to cater to arts & culture articles. Then face-book live-streaming became popular in social media, and so with a partner Mr. Rufin, of Radyo Natin 106.3 FM, we started our own MDN TeleRadyo on June 2020. When we ceased partnership with Radio Natin we started strengthening our digital channel as Mindanao Daily News (MDN) TeleRadyo. When another partner also departed for another  occupation, we added the now to be formally launched digital streaming service – the MINDANAO DAILY NEWS NETWORK  (MDNN) Digital, “ Dante Sudaria narrated.      Sudaria added that his journey as a media service provider has given him many challenges along the way. There were managerial problems to be solved; employees and partners’ competency; financial debacles especially when Covid-19 pandemic struck the world. “Instead of bowing down to all these pressures, I struggled on, made innovations to continue our media brands of public service,” he added.      MDN Vice President for Corporate Affairs and editor in chief Allan M. Mediante, on the other hand, has lauded  Veterans Bank (thru 1st Vice Pres. Miguel Villa-Real; Ayala Corporation, FDC Misamis and Cepalco who expressed approval of supporting this latest project. Ditto with other local businesses who have sponsored this event.      Today’s launching ceremony features the presence of  former ABS CBN broadcaster and now City Councilor Girlie Balaba as main Guest Speaker. Ms. Balaba has two degrees – Psychology from Xavier University, and BS Nursing from Brokenshire College, Davao City.      Councilor Balaba who is a registered nurse, however,  had an extensive stint with broadcast media as newscaster of Star FM;  Anchor-Reporter of ABC 5 and finally as Anchor Reporter of ABS CBN.      Another invited speaker is Dr. Manny V. Jaudian, who was recently re-elected President of Cagayan de Oro Press Club. Dr. Jaudian is also a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years.      Program Hosts  will be presenting their programs and their sponsors during the event this afternoon.

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