BFAR: Just enough fish supply in Northern Mindanao

Cagayan de Oro City (September 26) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) here in Northern Mindanao said that there is just enough fish supply in the region. BFAR regional Director Teoduro Bacolod, Jr. in a media briefing Tuesday afternoon, emphasized that the region is highly dependent on the supply from Zamboanga peninsula. …

DOST opens scholarship grant for 2019; urges Senior HS students to apply

Cagayan de Oro City (August 19) – The Department of Science and Technology Region 10 is urging the graduating Senior High School students to take the DOST scholarship program. DOST region 10 chief Alfonso Alamban said that DOST will be offering scholarship for high school students, as long as they pass the scholarship exam. Alamban …

Priests urge Christians in BARMM to journey with Moro people

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (August 14) — Mindanao religious leaders urged Christians living in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to participate in the newly established Bangsamoro Region. Father Ramonito Torres, Vicar General of Prelature of Saint Mary in Marawi said “Christians can contribute so much for peace.” During the forum,  dubbed as Christians …

Congress approves HB 6705 to create Department of Disaster Resilience

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (August 1) – Camiguin Island province representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo said that after a marathon deliberation, Congress has already approved House Bill 6075 that will create the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). Romualdo who chaired the Committee on Government Reorganization said that HB 6075 was filed by Albay Congressman Joey Saceda …

Bureau of Customs to auction smuggled sugar

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  (July 24) – The Bureau of Customs (BoC) will ask the assistance of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) in the auction of smuggled sugar it intercepted at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. During the opening of the container vans last week, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said that …

Camiguin Chamber of Commerce wary of power rate increase

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  (July 12)—   The Camiguin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is wary of the planned power rate increase of the Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO) which is expected to take effect on its August 2018 billing. Shirley Uy-Cutab, President of Camiguin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. expressed alarm over the impending power rate adjustment as …

Camiguin solon wants probe on ailing electric coop

CAMIGUIN ISLAND  (July 10) – Congress Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo is seeking a congressional hearing on Camiguin Electric Cooperative (Camelco), the island’s electric provider. Romualdo said that the financial health of the cooperative is no longer viable under the leadership of General Manager Adriano Ebcas. On October 2017, Romualdo filed House Resolution No. 1385 directing …