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70-year-old lola kills 2, hacks 3 grandchildren

May 30, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--A 70-year-old grandmother is now languishing in jail after she hacked to death her husband, and daughter-in-law at 1 p.m. on Friday (May 29) in sition Magpaiit, Barangay Cabalantian, Manticao, Misamis Oriental. Lt. Chance Ramirez, chief of Manticao police station, said the suspect 70-year-old Divina Bagares used "sanggot" (sickle) in killing the victims. He identified the fatalities as 70-year-old Luciano Loresca, the husband of the alleged suspect; and 36-year-old Elvie Loresca, the suspect's daughter-in-law. The victim succeumbed to cut wounds on their neck, respectively. Ramirez said that after attacking the two victims, the suspect then turned her ire to her 3 grandchildren, all minors. All them, however, managed to escape and were brought to a nearby hospital. One of them was hit in the hand, the other in the back, and the third victim sustained hack wound in the shoulder. He said the victims were sleeping when the incident happened. Based on the initial police investigation, the suspect did not eat for days after the deat of her son, Luciano Jr. Ramirez said that Bagares is reportedly suffering from mental illness, and denied killing the victims. He said the suspect will be facing "double parricide" and "multiple frustrated parricide." This despite claims that the suspect had mental illness. "We will leave it to medical experts to determine wether the suspect had mental problem," said Ramirez.

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(Photo) Drief fish business

May 30, 2020

A couple, living in one of the fishing village in Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental, venture into dried fish business amid the pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). A kilo of dried fish is sold at Php50 per kilo. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

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Isolation unit ready for returning OFWs, says Misor village chief

May 30, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--A barangay chairman in Misamis Oriental said the isolation unit is ready for use by a returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) after a post on social media generated controversy. Tomasito Gomez, Mambayaan barangay chairman, said a day care center was converted into a quarantine facility that could now accommodate residents who came from other places. The controversy stemmed from a Facebook post of a certain Jhonriel Gamba, who worked in Saudi Arabia, and arrived at Mambayaan Wednesday night. Gomez said they were not prepared for Gamba’s arrival as their isolation unit was not yet finished. “I was not aware that one of the OFWs from our place is going home. I was informed by the municipal health office at around 8:30 in the evening that Gamba was arriving. We did not have time to prepare. I have to act quick,” Gomez. He said Gamba arrived at Mambayaan past 11 p.m. on Wednesday. Gomez said the room, located on the second floor of the building where a covered court and the barangay hall are housed, was used as the village council session hall. Gomez said he did not expect that Gamba would post his complaint on social media, adding that, in fact, he even checked on the OFW the following morning. In an interview with reporters, Gamba said he would not have complained if the room where he was brought was clean, and that he only complained out of stress and lack of sleep. “I would prefer to finish my quarantine at home. I cannot be comfortable to stay at the isolation facility knowing that someone might harm me there,” he said, referring to his bashers and hate commenters on social media. For his part, Balingasag Mayor Alexis Quina said the municipality has already put in place quarantine facilities. “We have two types of quarantine facilities, barangay and municipal. OFWs are first brought the barangay facility upon arriving,” Quina said. He said each of the town’s 30 barangays have their own isolation units, and that the municipal quarantine will only be used if the OFW has manifested symptoms similar to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Quina said it those symptoms will persist, it is only then that the patient will be brought to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, the region’s Covid-19 referral hospital.

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Food supply for the frontliners: The Uy Family legacy amid covid-19 pandemic

May 30, 2020

THE UY'S LEGACY AMID COVID19 PANDEMIC SPECIAL NEWS FEATURE   DESPITE of the fact that the Misamis Oriental 2nd District did not receive the five percent calamity fund, 20 percent development fund and the pork barrel fund, Rep. Juliette Uy  has shown her concern and she still managed to help the frontliners in the district. Just recently, and with the support of her husband, former vice governor Julio Uy and her daughter - Villanueva town mayor Jennie Uy-Mendez, the family gave sacks of rice to all the barangay and municipal frontliners in the 2nd district. "Kauban ang iyang pinalanggang kapikas Atty. Julio Uy ug nag inusarang anak Municipal Mayor sa Villanueva Misamis Oriental Hon. Jennie Rosalie Uy- Mendez, personal nga ayuda gikan sa pamilyang Uy ilang gitunolan sa mga sinakong bugas para sa mga frontliners nga maoy kanunay nagtukaw sa pakigbatok sa pandemya nga COVID-19," Cyril Cambalon, Jr posted in his FB account. He said Rep Uy saw the truthfullness and gargantuan responsibility that frontliners have to sacrificed for their families in order to save the lives of other people against the deadly onslaught of coronavirus diseases all over the world. Rep Uy has also played a key role in the approval of Republic Act 11469 or Bayanihan To Heal Act which give authority to President Rodrigo Duterte to reallocate, reallign and reprogram multi-billion budget of the government to respond to the covid-19 pandemic. "Ang halangdon ug buotan nga inahan sa segundo distrito Congresswoman Juliette Uy maoy kasamtangan nga Vice Chairman sa Committee on Appropriations National Level ug maoy nangusog nga mahatagan ug minilyon nga pondo ang tanang probinsiya, syudad ug lungsod sa tibuok Pilipinas aron magamit isip ayuda sa tanang katawhan sa komunidad. Tataw ug klaro kaayo ang panerbisyo sa atong pinalanggang kongresista sa 2nd District of Misamis Oriental sa nasinati nga krisis sa atong nasod ug lalawigan.Salamat kaayo Maam sa imong dakong kasingkasing ug gugma!," Cambalon pointed out.         

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Multi-purpose building to rise at the newest tourist attraction 'View Deck' of Claveria town

May 30, 2020

VIEW DECK: FAST RISING TOURIST DESTINATION IN THE COUNTRY SPECIAL NEWS FEATURE   CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental - There's no stopping to the continued development of the town's newest attraction and tourism destination - The View Deck - with the construction of a multi-puporse building. The realization of this worthwhile undertaking is made possible through the initiative and collaborative efforts of the two rising woman leaders of the century, particularly Claveria town Mayor Meraluna Salvaleon Abrogar and 2nd District Representative Juliette T. Uy. The construction of this multi-purpose building would surely and definitely add glamour to the talk of the province and newest tourist destination, as people from all walks of life visit the place, have some relaxation, eat delicious food and have some snacks, and took pictures and souvenir photos. REMARKABLE WOMAN LEADERS OF MINDANAO.  Claveria Town Mayor Meraluna Salvaleon-Abrogar is a genius as she created the 'View Deck' which is now a tourist destination in the province, while 2nd District Rep Juliette T. Uy is also an excellent leader of the nation with her recent bills that really matters to the Filipino people.  Earlier in her speech, Mayor Salvaleon-Abrogar said the view deck project of the municipality would make Claveria town the newest tourist attraction as people surely will have fun viewing the amazing wonders of nature aside from the very attractive blooming of different flowers, food snacks and a lot more it has to offer to visitors from other places of Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon.        "We will make sure that during my term as your mayor of this town, we can do a lot of things which can help propel economy in the municipality, as well as give more livelihood opportunities to our people," the mayor said in vernacular. MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING. This multi-purpose building to be constructed soon at the "View Deck" tourism attraction of Claveria will surely add more excitements and fun to the visitors of the scenic mountain view of the place known as "View Deck."   THE VIEW DECK 'View Deck' is the bewest tourist destination in Misamis Oriental Province and it can be found in Claveria town, one of the fast-rising municipalities of the province. Lead by its very active and dynamic lady mayor, Meraluna Salvaleon Abrogar, the view deck concept of a tourist attraction was conceptualized. The 'view deck,' which is approximately 30-minute ride from the town's proper, is located at Lanise, Claveria town, this province. It is a picturesque of a new building adorned with beautiful flowers at the backgound.  The second floor of the building offers some snacks and delicious food for visitors who feel hungry and need some food to eat. At the facade of the building, visitors can take pictures while striking a pose at a well-decorated area for souvenir photos. 'View Deck' is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of a booming city. There, you will feel the tranquility of nature, the cool breeze of the different varieties of trees and flowers that made it more beautiful and very tempting to stay overnight. You can view acres of lands and green mountains that beautifully perfected the beautiful and scenic mountain ranges and the true picturesque of God's amazing and astounding creations that cannot be created by human beings. Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente 'Bambi Emano' has also appreciated the place and said that soon it will make Clavaria town the 'Baguio capital' of the province due to its cold weather condition. Emano said the 'View Deck' would definitely boost the tourism industry in the province.     

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New drug ‘czar’ is Northern Mindanao’s Regional Director

May 29, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--The new anti-illegal drug “czar” was the former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional director in Northern Mindanao. President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Wilkins Malinawan Villanueva’s appointment as PDEA Director General effective May 22, 2020 replacing Aaron N. Aquino, the PDEA regional office here said Friday. A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), “Maringal,” Class 88, Villanueva held various sensitive positions, mostly in the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign in the last 20 years in service. He obtained various anti-illegal drug training and assignments abroad that include the United Nation’s mission in Kosovo. Villanueva also studied at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Bangkok, Thailand, Singapore Central Narcotics Bureau and in Roswell, New Mexico, USA. The appointment of Villanueva, as PDEA Director General, signals the government’s intensified no-nonsense war against the illegal drugs in the country.

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