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Villanueva offers call center training with allowance

February 9, 2021

VILLANUEVA. Misamis Oriental--The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Villanueva through the Sangguniang Kabataan Pambayang Pederasyon in partnership with the Philippine Call Center Institute Free Contact Center Services NC II under Training to Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) with allowance. The scholarship program is brought to by Former Vice Governor and Villanueva Mayor Atty. Julio Uy Mayor Jennie Uy-Mendez, and Rep. Juliette Uy (first district, Misamis Oriental) also former mayor of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. Qualifications :  ☆ Must be 18 years old and above  ☆ ALS Graduate ☆ High School Graduate  ☆ Senior High School  ☆ College Level / College Graduate ☆ OFW  For inquiries, contact 09354592570  or 09362775306. Orientation will be on February 11, 2021 (Thursday) at 8 in the morning at the MCP Building.

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2 million COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in PH, says Andanar

February 8, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 5 (PIA)--“Starting third week of February vaccines will be arriving in the country.” This was the statement made by the Presidential Communication Operation Office (PCOO) and Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS)-X Secretary Martin Andanar during a breakfast press briefing here. Andanar shared that 2 million doses of COVID vaccines are expected to arrive in the country this in the "third week of the month." The arrival of the vaccines will jump start the vaccination roll-out plan of the government and the first sets of the vaccines will be given to the frontliners. Though COVID-19 vaccines are coming, reports have it that around 40 percent of Filipino are not willing to be vaccinated due to the Dengvaxia vaccine issue. To assure the public of the safety of COVID vaccines, the PCOO and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) would be conducting a nationwide “Pagdu-aw Program,” which aims to explain the vaccination rollout plan of the government and its safety. As the CORDS for region 10, Andanar will meet with the Department of Health (DOH) Regional Director Adriano Suba-an and DOH officials to discuss the vaccination rollout plan in the region. “It is important that Region 10 will get its share from the upcoming 2 million vials,” he said. The secretary has clarified that the vaccines will be given for free to all the Filipinos. However, there are local government units that are willing to spend their own funds to procure the said vaccines.     “The vaccines are almost here, let us just wait for them. We will give you specific details with the DOH to keep you abreast of,” Andanar said. (JAKA/PIA10)  

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Mindex members plant trees in Malasag

February 8, 2021

Cagayan de Oro — About 300 indigenous tree seedlings  were planted  by member-operators of Mindanao Daily Express Transport Cooperative (Mindex) at Malasag Forest Reserve in barangay Cugman this city over the weekend. Mindex Chairman Dante Sudaria said the  treeplanting activity was in compliance to the new directive of  the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)  requiring all member-operators for franchise application.  The treeplanting directive was contained in LTFRB  Memorandum Circular 2020-076 which included mandatory tree planting as a new part of the application of franchise, Sudaria said. He said the  circular stemmed from the recommendation of LTFRB Region 2 Director Edward Cabase to include basic tree planting program in the requirements for applying for the franchise of cooperatives or even individuals. The plan was recognized by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade in a statement made following his inspection of the effects of the massive flooding in Cagayan due to Typhoon Ulysses.  According to the LTFRB, at least 50,000 trees are set to be planted in the first three months of the implementation of the new policy that started last December 1, 2020. Under the memorandum, applicants of new Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), which have  at least 10 units, are required to plant at least one tree for each unit they apply for.  Corporations and cooperatives applying for an extension of the validity of their CPC, regardless of their unit. Under the memorandum, applicants of new Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), which has at least 10 units, are required to plant at least one tree for each unit they apply for.  Corporations and cooperatives applying for an extension of the validity of their CPC, regardless of their units, are also required to plant one tree for each unit they apply for.

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Guro cites role of LTFRB in BARMM

February 8, 2021

Davao City — Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Regional Director for Northern Mindanao Aminoden Guro cited the role of LTFRB in streamlining the agency’s operations in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In its 4th regulatory board  meeting held here, LTFRB  has passed  the creation of the Memorandum of Agreement for the completion of turning over of LTFRB power, functions, assets and properties to the BLTFRB – BARMM. The coordination meeting was attended by the LTFRB and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) BARMM.  LTFRB 11 Regional Director Nonito Llanos III, who is also the OIC – RD of LTFRB RFRO 9,  welcomed their  special guests:    Minister of the MOTC – BARMM Gen. Dickson Hermoso (Ret.), LTFRB Chairman Martin B. Delgra III, officials from the BLTFRB – BARMM, and the LTFRB regional directors from regions 10, 12 and CARAGA region.  Guro said a technical working group shall be created in order to solve the operational issues in so far as the transition is concerned.  There are  two documents that shall be prepared:  1. A precise and concise document. 2. A long document that will tackle, among others, the institutional partnership and institutional building, the turn over as well as its timeline, and the route opening. The coordination meeting marked  a huge leap for the Bangsamoro Government, Guro said. We are highly looking forward to helping the MOTC – BARMM to implement the programs of the Duterte Administration to the Bangsamoro Government, as far as the public land transport is concerned, he said.  Worthy to make mention is the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) where the commuters will experience and live with public land transport that is more convenient, more accessible, more reliable, more environment-friendly and safer, Guro said. These public utility vehicles will feature OFG-compliant accessories such as CCTV, Dash Cam, WIFI, Speed Limiter, and GNSS, not to mention the Euro-4 engines that will help preserve our environment and the comfortable seats for the well-deserved convenience of the passengers.  He said the  legalization of the transport operators in the BARMM will safeguard the privileges of the passengers.  Personal Passenger Accident Insurance, that only legitimate for-hire (public utility vehicles) may avail, the passengers can claim up to P400, 000.00 in times of accidents.  This move in  public land transport sector would lessen, if not totally eliminate, colorum operators.  The fare will also be properly monitored and regulated and overcharging of this fare will be penalized.  Our brothers and sisters will also have the opportunity to venture in the transport industry, the legal way.  LTFRB is  optimistic that the commuters of the Bangsamoro Government will  have the same public land transport experience with other regions in Mindanao, he said. We know that with coordination such as this can move towards progress,  finding more  innovative solutions  to provide  exemplary transport services for the welfare of  the general public, Guro added.

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Dad slams DA's lack of solution to ASF

February 7, 2021

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Councilor Edgar Cabanlas slammed the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the sharp rise in the price of basic commodities. "Dili unta mahitabo ang sobrang pagsaka sa presyo sa mga nag-unang palaliton kun abtik ang DA, said Cabanlas. Cabanlas issued the statement after councilor Edna Dahino reported on the observed price hike of basic foods.   He said the main function of the agency is to ensure that there is a proper supply of basic products such as rice, corn, poultry, pork and other types of food. "Trabaho kana sa DA nga dili magkulang ang mga produkto," the councilor explained. "It is sad to think that the agency has done nothing to help the people who are affected by the increase in the prices of basic commodities," Cabanlas added. The DA would have expected the supply to decrease because African Swine Fever (ASF) has been a problem for a long time but so far no solution has been found. In fact, to say that the price of goods is very low, farmers and livestock farmers are dead and if the price is high, the buyer is also dead, Cabanlas added. Unassisted growers, what did the DA do? When it comes to agriculture, nothing is done. The people are suffering because they do not know how the agency will act, Cabanlas said. (SP)

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Construction of Balubal socialized housing project kicks off

February 3, 2021

CONSTRUCTION of the second phase of the Balubal socialized housing project kicked off in Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday (February 3, 2021) with a groundbreaking ceremony.   The project is a joint initiative between the Department of Housing Settlements and Urban Development, the city government of Cagayan de Oro, private developers and the Social Housing Finance Corporation which will finance the project.   The Balulang socialized housing project – which is under DHSUD’s Building Adequate, Livable, Affordable and Inclusive Filipino Communities (BALAI) – will be populated with 40 two-storey buildings with 24 units in each structure.   The said project is located six kilometers from the national highway traversing the Agusan barangay access road to barangay Balubal.   Covering an area of 46,000 square meters, the estate will soon be available for residency by 960 former informal settler families.   A total of approximately P420 million will be needed for the building construction that will come from the Social Housing Finance Corporation’s community mortgage program.   DHSUD and the city government of Cagayan de Oro through Mayor Oscar Moreno conceptualized the project to address the pragmatic dilemma in housing due to influx of informal settler families living in, near or along danger areas such as riverbanks, esteros, roadways, sidewalks, aqueducts, bridges, garbage dumps, shorelines and waterways here.

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