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MisOr urges sense of nationalism during Independence Day celeb

June 12, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY,  – The province of Misamis Oriental has urged individuals to move in one direction in one voice, to have a sense of nationalism to achieve the dream of change. Gerardo P. Sabal III, provincial board member, Misamis Oriental highlighted the message of working as one to achieve the desired change during the celebration of 121st Independence Day in Misamis Oriental. He said, “Change comes with a sense of nationalism, not a sense of individualism.” “If we continue to be individualistic in our fervour for change, change will not come. But if we move in one direction, in one voice the change that we have always dreamt of will become a realization,” he added. He explained this change is the development that Mindanao is experiencing right now. “The island of Mindanao has been given opportunity to change to also be a part of development,” he cited. Meanwhile, guest speaker Dr. Lorenzo B. Dinlayan III, professor of Bukidnon State University said we cannot prosper if other sectors are left behind. He explained, one sector that is left behind is the Indigenous People (IP) or the informal settlers. “We have to review our commitments with our Lumads or IPs, who fought and to continue to fight land rights and gender equality,” he said. “We cannot just enjoy the freedom we experience in Misamis Oriental when there are certain sectors in our society we have not given attention,” he added. “We work hand in hand. Be the best that you can be no matter how big or small your responsibility is,” he exclaimed. “Whether you are a governor, mayor, or simply an employee with the lowest salary in the province, then simply be excellent in the duties entrusted to you,” he said. The celebration composed of Wreath Laying spearheaded by Armed Forces of the Philippines 4th Infantry Division, Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Education, 403rd 58th Infantry battalion and various departments of Misamis Oriental and speeches of invited guests. (JMOR/PIA10)  

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DSWD 10 gives aid to Iligan City fire victims

June 3, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY,  --- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 aided families whose houses were razed off by fire on Wednesday afternoon, May 29 at Purok Matinabangon, Barangay Ubaldo Laya, Iligan City.    As augmentation support to the Local Government Unit of Iligan City, DSWD Field Office 10 provided 195 hygiene kits, 195 kitchen kits, 195 blankets, 195 malong, and 195 mosquito nets and three family food packs for each of the reported 195 families affected.    DSWD Undersecretary for operations, Aimee S. Torrefranca-Neri and DSWD Field Office 10 Regional Director Mari-Flor Dollaga-Libang supervised the relief distribution.    As initial response, the LGU has provided food packs and sleeping kits while some private groups gave relief assistance to the fire survivors.    Other offices and national government agencies particularly Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Health, and Office of Senator Bong Goalso responded and supported these families.    The homeless survivors are temporarily staying at the barangay covered court in Purok Matinabangon. (Charmaine P. Tadlas/DSWD10)

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Normin RTF-ELCAC kicks off Provincial Consultations for CAPDev

May 28, 2019

Cagayan de Oro City – The Regional Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict Technical Working Group (RTF-ELCAC TWG) in Northern Mindanao commenced a series of Provincial Cascading on EO 70 and Validation of Needs and Programs, Projects and Activities (PPAs) Workshop for the Convergence Areas for Peace and Development (CAPDev) on 22 May 2019 in Bukidnon.   The activity aims to orient and increase awareness of local stakeholders on Executive Order 70 (s. 2018) and the CAPDev program, which is the region’s banner program to address the root causes of insurgencies, internal disturbances and tensions, and other armed conflicts and threats for inclusive development.    The program institutionalizes the “Whole-of-Nation Approach” through focused, coordinated, and sustained delivery of basic services and social development packages by government in poor, conflict-affected, and geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas in the region.   It also aims to enlist the support of local government units (LGUs) at the provincial/municipality/city and barangay levels, government agencies, and civil society organizations in the entire CAPDev program implementation.   The activity serves as venue to validate the needs of ELCAC/CAPDev areas and the corresponding programs, projects and activities (PPAs) proposed by regional line agencies for FY 2020 for these areas.   RDC-X Chairperson and Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri expressed his full support for EO 70 and CAPDev and thanked the regional partners, local government units (LGUs), the security sector, and other stakeholders for their strong commitment to achieve peace and development in the province.   NEDA-X Regional Director Mylah Aurora Faye B. Cariño shared the CAPDev program’s objectives, focus areas, stakeholders, and implementing mechanisms.  She also said that Bukidnon accounted for the largest share (59 percent or PhP25.26 billion) of the proposed FY 2020 budget for the focus areas.   The activity had two parts: a) plenary presentation on the salient features of EO 70, NTF/RTF-ELCAC, CAPDev, and the role of LGUs in localizing EO 70; and the province’s peace and security situationer; and b) workshop session to identify and validate community needs and proposed PPAs of the ELCAC/CAPDev areas.   Provincial Cascading on EO 70 and CAPDev to the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental are set on 30 and 31 May and 3 June 2019, respectively. The DILG-led Line of Efforts (LoEs) namely E-CLIP and Amnesty, Sectoral Unification, Capacity-Building, Empowerment and Mobilization, Basic Services, Local Government Empowerment and Local Peace Agenda will also conduct series of meetings in June 2019 to operationalize EO 70 in the region. (Tricia Marie L. Antivo, NEDA-X)

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CDO school execs urged to find ways to fund perimeter fence

May 22, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, -- Cagayan de Oro City exec called on the administration of Cagayan de Oro City National High School to “find ways” to fund construction of their perimeter fence and walls to ensure the safety of their students. Mayor Oscar Moreno issued this appeal during the launching of the annual Brigada Eskwela cleanup campaign of the Department of Education (DepEd) which carried the theme “Matatag Na Bayan Para Sa Maunlad Na Paaralan (A Strong Nation for a Progressive School).” Moreno said while he ordered the construction of perimeter fences in schools at barangays (villages) Balulang and Agusan, he did so out of a commitment he made with the communities there. The mayor admitted that the city government's funds were focused on funding construction of more classrooms in Cagayan de Oro's hinterland or mountain barangays. (SC/CIO)

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4ID soldiers participate in Brigada Eskwela 2019

May 21, 2019

Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City,  – Units under the army’s 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division showed its full support and commitment to the annual conduct of Brigada Eskwela 2019 to the Department of Education (DepEd) National Schools Maintenance Week which kicked-off on May 20 with the theme: “Matatag Na Bayan Para sa Maunlad Na Paaralan.” Armed with carpentry and painting tools as well as cleaning paraphernalia, thousands of soldiers will participate in the six-day Brigada Eskwela in the different schools of Regions 10 and Caraga which aims to bring together the community to help prepare public school facilities for the upcoming opening of classes next month.  Anthony Y. Pacaman, principal of Opol National Secondary Technical School in Cagayan de Oro City expressed his gratitude for the assistance of the diamond troopers. "The manpower provided by 4ID is of great help to us especially in ensuring the students will have clean and ready classrooms by June," Pacaman added.  A month prior, units under 4ID received several invitations from different schools requesting soldier's time, effort, expertise and resources in the annual conduct of Brigada Eskwela in order to ensure that the school campus will be safe for all the students.  Dr. Demosthenes Quinal, DepEd Bislig City Division chief, on the other hand, said “I am grateful to all who responded to our request and to all those who are here to participate in the kick-off program for Brigada Eskwela. What parents want for their children is quality education and a good future. With this, Brigada Eskwela aims to provide facilities conducive to learning and we can only give this to our children if we work hand-in-hand to repair what has been damaged, to maintain the cleanliness of the school premises and to show them the importance of camaraderie amongst us.”  MGen Franco Nemesio M Gacal, 4ID commander said the army, as part of the community, would do its best in order to give our students a better school and a better environment where they can learn and have a bright future.  Gacal emphasized, "We recognize the need of our schools because we know that it takes a community to raise a child. Through convergence efforts, we can do more, this is also about a whole-of-nation approach in reducing the burdens of our teachers by sharing our efforts to render voluntary services. We are honored to take part in this endeavor in building a much better learning environment for our children.”  "The army serves as role models for our young generation so that they will realize the value of camaraderie and working together in a community. I encourage everyone to actively support DepEd’s program to ensure that our children will have safe, clean, healthy and ready classrooms,” MGen Gacal added.  Brigada Eskwela is an annual joint undertaking of concerned government agencies and stakeholders nationwide. In the spirit of Bayanihan, various groups and organizations including the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI0, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and other stakeholders converge in making this year's Brigada Eskwela successful and ensure that the schools will remain child-friendly and conducive to learning. (4ID)

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Moreno leads by wide margin in De Oro race

May 15, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno leads overwhelmingly over his opponent businessman Pompee La Viña based on the ABS-CBN Halalan 2019 poll count. Moreno, running for his third and final term, garnered 155,579 votes compared to the 88,711 votes that La Viña had as of 10:25 a.m. in the ABS-CBN Halalan 2019 poll count. The reelectionist mayor ran under the banner of the PDP Laban while La Viña, who is a supporter of President Duterte, ran under the Padayon Pilipino regional party of the late ex-Mayor Vicente Emano, who adopted him as their mayoralty candidate.. Election officials said the results were based on 97.75% of the election returns transmitted so far. Election officials Tuesday night that SD cards in 14 precincts did not work. Misamis Oriental provincial election director Aleli Ramirez said at least 28 SD cards were found defective out of a total 1,275 SD cards distributed in Misamis Oriental and the two cities of Gingoog and Cagayan de Oro. “This prevented us from proclaiming the winning candidates,” she said. Ramirez said they have to ask Comelec Manila to retool the SD card but given the small number of IT personnel, there would be some delays. “We would be lucky if the problem is solve by Thursday,” she told MindaNews, For congressman in the Cagayan de Oro’s first legislative district, reelectionist Rep. Klarex Uy (PDP-Laban) enjoy a comfortable lead with 83,043 votes over his opponent, Caesar Ian Acenas of Padayon Pilipino, who took only 23,429 votes in the second district congressional race, according to the ABS-CBN count as of 10:25 a.m. today with 96.26% of the votes counted. In the second district, former Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, running under his political party Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines, had an overwhelming lead with 81,092 votes over his opponent, Alam Lim of PDP-Laban, who got only 46,030 votes. For the province of Misamis Oriental, Gov. Yevgeny Emano, who is running for his third term under the Padayon Pilipino banner, got 247,712 votes against his opponent Julio Uy of the National Unity Party, who took 196,609 votes as of 10:25 a.m. today based on 99.08% of election returns transmitted. In the province’s first congressional district, newcomer Christian Unabia (Lakas) got 101,919 votes as against 84,910 of Vice Governor Joey Pelaez of the National Unity Party. Rep. Juliet Uy (National Unity Party) appeared to be clinching a third term when she garnered 157,995 votes over her opponent, Benjo Benaldo of Padayon Party, who got only 73,940 votes. The mother and daughter tandem of Ruthie and Marie Guingona (Nacionalista Party) appeared to be heading to a defeat in the leadership race in Gingoog City. Ruthie, who is making a comeback, got only 30,315 votes against her opponent Erick Canosa who garnered 36,435 votes. Marie Guingona, who slid down to vice mayor, took only 29,533 votes against her opponent, Rep. Peter Unabia who got 36,588 votes.

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