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The Uy legacy continues amid threats of covid-19 pandemic in the country 

June 12, 2020

Amid the threats of covid-19 pandemic, the Uy legacy in this booming town of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, continue to take center stage. Villanueva Town Mayor Hon. Jennie Rosalie Uy-Mendez has turned over on June 10, 2020 a brand new and standard Day Care Center in sitio Lourdes, Barangay Imelda, this province. The turn-over ceremony was also participated in by Vice-Mayor Edwin C, Dagasuhan and all Sangguniang Bayan members. The project would not have been successdul without the total support of 2nd District Rep. Juliette T. Uy. It was Rep Uy who made efforts to look for help from the national government for the establishment of this brandnew and with state-of-the-art facilities day care center, with support funds also coming from LGU-Villanueva.  The young and very energetic mayor of Villanueva also turned over brandnew concrete bleachers for the recently finished covered court located in Kalingagan National High School (KNHS). Mayor Uy said during the turnover ceremony that the students and the public can now properly use the covered court with the completion of concrete bleachers. Also present during the turnover ceremony were SB Members Kag Leoncio Abejo, Kag. Diosdado Balhon, Kag. Edgardo Permi, Kag.Nilo Belgado, Kag. Jeric Emano, Kag. Che-Che Bantug-Dacumos, ABC President Kag. Celso Yagma, B Chairperson Imelda Hermil Valledor and the members of the councils, Municipal Administrator, Ruel Gayoso, Municipal Engineer Junrey Alibangbang, Public School District Supervisor Daylinda Vequezo and all the teachers of Kalingagan National High School. "While I am the mayor of this municipality, we will continue to help our constituents in creating more job opportunities and we can do this by improving our tourism destinations here, as well as putting up of more businesses that could also create more jobs and propel the improvement of economic activities," Hon Uy said during one of her speaking engagements. Residents of this booming town of Villanueva have thanked the honorable mayor for her big achievements, saying she was a complete photocopy od her parents continuing legacy in the municipality. Her mom, Juliette is currently the representative of the 2nd District of Misamis Oriental, while her dad, Julio Uy, was the former mayor of Villanueva and also the former Vice Governor of the province.    

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MisOr’s reputation as Covid-19 free province remains, says DOH

June 12, 2020

AGAYAN de Oro City--the province of Misamis Oriental has maintained its reputation as a COVID-19 free province in Northern Mindanao, according to a COVID-19 briefer released by the Department of Health (DOH) in Region 10 Thursday.   The DOH briefer, signed by Regional Director Adrian Suba-an, showed a total of 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Northern Mindanao’s five provinces and two highly urbanized cities of Iligan and Cagayan De Oro. The briefer dated June 10 reported that the province of Misamis Oriental has recorded a zero confirmed COVID-19 positive patient since the pandemic swift across Northern Mindanao in March 2020. Of the 39 confirmed cases, nine died, six are still undergoing treatment in various hospitals in Northern Mindanao, 15 have recovered and nine were out-patient, Regional Director Adriano P. Suba-an said in the report. The DOH said that one confirmed COVID-19 patient was still confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan De Oro City. Four of the patients were released while four other patients recovered. Iligan City has a total of seven confirmed cases with two deaths, one  remains in the hospital, two recovered and two out-patients  while Misamis Occidental reported seven cases with one death, one out-patient and five recovered. Both the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao Del Norte reported a total of three confirmed COVID-19 cases each without casualties, while the island province of Camiguin tallied only one patient with no reported death. Of the confirmed 39 COVID-19 cases, two of them were repatriates, one was confined in the hospital while the other one was out-patient

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Misamis Oriental remains a COVID-19 free province

June 5, 2020

MISAMIS Oriental--The province of Misamis Oriental remains COVID-19 free from the dreaded virus that went pandemic in March this year, Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano announced Thursday. Emano cited the cooperation of the people of Misamis Oriental in implementation of the guidelines imposed by national Inter-Agency Task Force on the management of emerging infectious diseases. “With the cooperation of the people, the province of Misamis Oriental remains COVID-19 free until today,” Emano said. The governor also cited the provincial IATF headed by Dr. Jerie Calingasan for extending the necessary assistance to the returning OFWs and the LSIs. He said that the province served and welcomed about 300 returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and locally stranded individuals from May 25 to May 31, 2020. The strict monitoring and the appropriate medical services extended to the returning OFWs and LSIs also prevented the possible spread of the COVID-19 in Misamis Oriental, Emano said.

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Wife of Lanao del Sur town mayor died of multiple gunshot wounds

June 5, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Rohaifa Guro, 26, wife of Lumbaca Unayan town Mayor Sumerado Guro, died of multiple gunshot wounds while undergoing treatment in a hospital here, the police announced Thursday.  Maj. Ivan Biñas, the spokesperson of the city’s police office here, said that Rohaifa died a few hours after Guro’s vehicle was ambushed by unidentified riding tandem gunmen Wednesday morning in Iponan, Cagayan De Oro City. Mayor Guro, his driver and the 19-year-old nephew survived the ambushed. Guro and the driver were slightly wounded while the nephew was unscathed. Biñas said that the police are still looking at various angles that would lead to the possible motive of the ambuscade. He said the suspects remain at large and is the object of a police manhunt.

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BARANGAY DAD TO MAYOR MORENO: "Donate additional salaries to covid-19 affected families" 

June 5, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Barangay Nazareth chairperson Maximo Rodriguez III has urged Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, V-Mayor Rainier Joaquin Uy and all City Councilors to donate their additional salaries to the poor residents of the city, affected by the covid-19 pandemic. He said in this times of the covid-19 pandemic, the leaders of the city should not be selfish enough to receive salary increases. "What they did was very untimely. We are facing this corona virus disease pandemic and our city officials should look into the welfare of their constituents instead of themselves," Rodriguez III pointed out during a press briefing. He claimed a lot of city residents did not receive the social amelioration program funds and also the 5-kilo and several sardines and chicken donated by the City Gov't. "A lot of my constituents in Barangay Nazareth have been complaining because they were being depribed of the national government's package, and yet our leaders in Cagayan de Oro were enjoying the salary increases." He also claimed that while other mayors and government officials took turns of donating their wages and salaries, Officials in Cagayan de Oro were also enjoying their salary increases. The City Hall's budget officer defended the salary increases of Mayor Moreno, VM Uy and City Councilors. She said the increase was based on Republic Act 11466 otherwise known as Modified Salary Standardization Law of 2019, mandating for said salary increases between 2020 to 2023.  Menwhile, Rodriguez III also accused the City Gov't of depriving the 26 barangays from the distribution of the second wave relief goods after they all signed for the petition calling for the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) last month.  City Councilor Jocelyn Rodriguez had earlier lambasted the City Government for allegedly misleading the general public of where the P56 Million emergency fund went into. Councilor Rodriguez said the P56 Million came from the National Government for the food relief of the city residents affected by the covid-19 pandemic. "Nganong dili man kana i-ayuda sa katawhan nga gikan man kana sa National Government para ihatag sa mga apektado sa pandemic?" she asked.     

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2 police officers wounded in Bukidnon bombing

June 4, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--A police patrol car hit a landmine Tuesday morning while in pursuit of armed men who lobbed a grenade at a police checkpoint in Cabangalasan, Bukidnon Monday night. Two police officers manning the checkpoint were wounded in the grenade explosion followed by a burst of gunfire by armed men believed to be communist New People’s Army (NPA). Col. Mardi Hortilloza, the spokesperson of the police regional command in Northern Mindanao, said that the pursuing police on board a patrol car hit a landmine Tuesday morning. He said no one was injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded while the two police officers who were wounded in Monday night’s attack were in stable condition while undergoing treatment. Provincial Police Director Col. Roel L. Lami-ing, of Bukidnon, has called for an investigation of the incident and filed appropriate charges against the perpetrators. A few days ago, the communist rebels torched houses and a church in the hinterland village of Opol, Misamis Oriental, the military said. Capt. Rene Belmonte, the spokesperson of the army 403rd Brigade in Bukidnon, said that a certain “Decoy” of the NPA North Central Mindanao Regional Committee, led the attack of the village in Limonda, Opol, Misamis Oriental. He said the military and the police in Misamis Oriental launched a hot pursuit operation against the armed group while charges were filed against “Decoy” and his group.

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