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Fear engulfs residents of Indahag as unknown creature kills rosters

May 5, 2021

MANHUNT ON VS. MYSTERY KILLER INDAHAG, Cagayan de Oro City - Residents of Barangay Indahag, this city, feared the presence of still unknown creature which killed rosters and chickens in said barangay. A resident of Sitio Lomboy, Indahag, this city, reported to the barangay officials chaired by Jocelyn N. Dahino that all his rosters were killed by a creature that is not identified at press time. The resident said the killer creature only sucked the blood off his rosters but did not eat the meat, which added more difficulty in tracing the suspect creature. Barangay Chair Jocelyn Dahino warned residents to take extra care of their pets and other animals while they are still tracing what this creature was.    "Magbinantayon kita karong panahuna mahitungod sa maong hitabo," Barangay Chair Dahino said.  A certain Sam Sabuero theorized a stray dog might have killed the rosters. "Ayaw pagtoo anang aswang kay wala gyuy aswang nga akung nakita nanigulang na ko ug puyo aning kalibutana nagkaon ana mga mananap pud nga gigutom," Sabuero said. Another resident also tagged a stray dog as most likely the suspect in the killing of animals in Barangay Indahag. "Iro gabuhat ana parehas sa nahitabo sa ako manok ing ana pud patay jud. After 2 days gibalikan akoa manok sa iro, nasakpan naku ang iro impas jud nuon cya."

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God sends 'Tatay Danilo' an angel

May 4, 2021

TATAY DANILO'S ANGEL ARRIVES 2nd part of a series GOD knows 'Tatay Danilo' () needs help at the right time so He sent an angel to assist him in the most challenging times, most especially now that he is suffering from acute tuberculosis (TB).  He was alone in facing the most difficult times of his life. BUT Tatay Danilo's angel in the person of Raiza came at the right time he needed the help most. His attending physician advised Raiza that the old man cannot go back to the street anymore due to his diminishing health condition. The doctor, according to Raiza, found that Tatay Danilo has been suffering from TB illness many years ago but he just kept it to himself. This is the main reason why he needs prolong treatment and a rest period.  Raiza couldn't even understand why she is so keen on helping the old man up to the point of changing his clothes and cleaning his waste.   TATAY DANILO'S DISCOUNT ID. A social worker of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) visits the room of Tatay Danilo and gave the old man a discount ID he can use in buying his food and medicine. Photo credit to Raiza   RAIZA'S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Here, we can simply say because Raiza is commissioned by the Lord to assist the old man in the remainder of his life, the reason that she is not complaining of everything she did to Tatay Danilo. The Lord is making it all happens for the sake of the old man who was left alone in sickness and miserable life in the street. Imagine Tatay Danilo sleeping in the building facade with only pieces of cartoons placed on the cold cement floor to protect his body from the colds. This, in fact, worsens the health suffering of the old man.  NO IMMEDIATE RELATIVES YET It's been weeks now that Raiza is searching for the immediate relatives of 'Tatay Danilo' but her attempt proved futile. She is having difficulty locating Tatay's wife and daughter. Raiza has been praying someone could help locate Tatay Danilo's immediate relatives so that they would know the old man needs them very badly at the hospital. Right now, she continued to take care of the old man because she knew no one would ever dare to help Tatay, especially in 'caregiving' tasks that the old man needs.   RAIZA'S FIRST IMPRESSION Raiza says many people are asking her why she isn't afraid of Tatay's TB. Raiza says when she met Tatay Danilo she wasn't thinking of his health condition. "I never knew he was suffering from tuberculosis. I only enjoyed watching him feeding the pigeons (kalapati). Not until we talked and I learned about his health conditions.  "Daghan gapangutana, di ba daw ko gakahadlok na matakdan sa iyang sakit? Nganong gatabangan jud nako sya bisag dili nako ig unsa. Actually, pinaka una nakong kita ni Tatay Danilo, wala nako na nahunahunaan, wa sab ko kabalo na grabe na diay iyang gabation that time,kay nag enjoy ko lantaw niya gapakaon ug kalapati. Until nagka istorya mi, and mas nakita nako nga need niya ug help." She said "To be honest he (Tatay Danilo) did not ask me to help him. I was the one who offered help and iassist  sya sa check-up. Di pa gud unta sya musugot kay grabeg trust issue." "But I did not stop to win his trust until na convince nako sya na magpa check up, nakita niya na 3 days ko seryoso kaayo sa iyang pagpa check up, bisag ga bleeding ko atong panahona, nagpadayun ko aron mahuman ug makuha ang tambal," she narrated. ...To be continued  

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Retired army nabbed for possession of explosive

May 4, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A retired army was arrested for alleged possession, manufacturing of illegal firearms, explosives and ammunitions  the police said Tuesday.   The suspect identified as Benjamin Acilo Mara-mara,  63, of Purok Digson, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental, was arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by the Regional Trial Court of Tangub, Misamis Occidental.   In his report to the regional police headquarters here Tuesday, Capt. Ken Paul E. Balatero, said that the law enforcers seized a .45 caliber pistol with expired license and a grenade from the suspect.    He said that the court recommended a bail in consideration of the pistol owned by the suspect because it has an expired license.    However, no bail was recommended for the hand grenade resulting in the detention of the suspect, Balatero said.   He said that the suspect is now in the custody of the.municipal police in Bonifacio pending the filing of charges with violation of illegal manufacturing, aquisition and possession of explosives. -0-

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Hybrid model’ on flexible work spaces is seen as future of work

May 4, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: “The future of work is in the hybrid model. With the pandemic or not, the demand for flexible workspaces in the provinces has been growing tremendously,” Lars Wittig, Country Manager Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea, IWG, said  Tuesday.   ”Employees have a clear preference for flexible working with its work-life balance benefits and both local and multinational companies recognize the role it plays in securing and retaining the best talent,” Wittig said during a live press conference with the Philippine partner, the Davao-based Damosa Land, Inc., a premier real estate and agro-developer in Davao.   The Mindanao Daily News was the only media outlet in Cagayan De Oro  City invited during the one-hour live zoom press conference held Tuesday morning.   Wittig said that the IWG is “honored to share with DLI the expertise in the flexible working industry as the DLI now operates their own Regus and HQ centers in Davao as the community starts to recover, the flexible workspaces is helping the local economy creates new jobs and stimulate business growth in the region.   Ricardo F. Lagdameo, President, DLI, said that DLI is hopeful of the brighter prospects in the overall property industry in the Philippines to continue to fuel the growth in more investment opportunities in Mindanao.    He said that with the government’s initiatives for vaccination rollout and its support for investors who are expanding to the provinces, we are confident that we are ready to welcome local entrepreneurs and multinational companies in our Regus Felcris Centrale and HQ Topaz.   The Regus Felcris Centrale is located in the heart of Davao City providing local and multinational companies an unparalleled network of office, co-working, and meeting spaces – enabling people to work where, when, and how they want. Lagdameo said that a study about the economic benefits of these suburban spaces found out that the ‘flex economy’ could contribute more than $254 billion to local economies in the next decade.    He said that by 2029, there could be a total of just over 74,000 people working at local Business Centres across the Philippines, providing net additional employment opportunities for local residents amounting to over 31,600 jobs.   The entry of IWG into Davao City in 2016 was through a partnership with DLI, which resulted in the Regus Damosa Topaz Tower, the first flexible work center in Mindanao and one of IWG’s most successful centers in the Philippines.    Today the center is re-branded as HQ Topaz, marking it as the first-ever HQ center and one of the largest IWG centers in the Philippines catering to about 500 local and multi-national companies who were renting office spaces in the 25-story building. -0-

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NEDA's Cariño, other govt directors in Northern Mindanao attend discussion on economic performance

May 3, 2021

  The LTFRB X attended on April 29, 2021, the News Conference on the 2020 Economic Performance of the Northern Mindanao held at Luxx Hotel, Limketkai, Cagayan de Oro City. Among others, NEDA X Regional Director Mylah Faye Cariño, representatives from DOLE, DTI, and DILG also attended the said news conference. The following are the highlights of the aforementioned event: 1. The economy of region 10 contracted by -5.2% in 2020 or -44.9 Billion pesos. This is however lesser than the target or expected contraction of the region 10 in 2020 which is -7%. 2. The transport and storage industry contributed to the contraction of economy with -39.5% decrease which amounts to -12.4B pesos in 2020. 3. RD Cariño of NEDA answered queries regarding economic recovery. RD Cariño also mentioned that there is a Recovery Cluster under the NMTF and under the said Clusters are 5 Task Groups. Task Group and Transport Support and Local Travel headed by the LTFRB X was highlighted to have distributed subsidies to drivers. It was also raised by RD Cariño that there were petitions for fare increase but she said that the DOTr does not want to give the burden to the general public and so fare increase was not approved. Instead of letting the public commuters suffer, the DOTr just subsidized and compensated the drivers with ayuda and programs on amelioration, among others, RD Cariño added. 4. The PSA X thanked all the government line agencies present for being the source of most of the statistical data that they presented. 5. RD Cariño wishes that the country can recover by 2022. That's what they are trying to work out. The LTFRB X ensures to connect with inter-agencies to help solve problems amid pandemic and discuss issues and concerns which need actions in order to contribute to the recovery of the general public from the effects of this Covid-19 and to also reboost the economy of the entire region.  

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A very heartwarming story of 'Tatay Danilo'

May 3, 2021

Living Alone... Tatay Danilo, as fondly called by friends and those who knew him, is living alone in Cagayan de Oro and he only sleeps just outside of a building near Amphitheatre at DVsoria. His wife and daughter live in Manila and they have lost contact, so the old man is making a daily living selling cigarettes and candy at the DVsoria by day just to survive his daily need for food.   ​NEW FRIENDS. Despite living alone in Cagayan de Oro, Tatay Danilo finds these birds (kalapati) his new friends. The birds give Tatay strength and new hope to continue living amidst the challenges in life and in his present health conditions. Tatay has TB and he is only keeping it to himself. - Photo credit to Raiza.   Tatay Danilo has TB. But he doesn't make it a problem. He continues selling cigarettes and candies by the day, to make a living. Although he was alone. Surprisingly, Tatay Danilo has a lot of bird friends who meet and visit him every day to get food from Tatay. So every time the birds swarm near Tatay's location at DVsoria where he displays his cigars and candies, Tatay would prepare the birds' food. He has his bread ready to feed his newfound friends at DVsoria. Who would ever think that the birds choose to make Tatay a friend? The birds enjoy a sumptuous meal every time they are with Tatay Danilo. So the scenario of the birds often visiting Tatay Danilo was only normal for people in the area. Many of the people would envy Tatay for having many friends he enjoys feeding every day. But the birds find Tatay more appealing to them despite Tatay's health conditions - an old man at 74. Tatay Danilo is a picture of an untidy old man with perhaps, no proper hygiene. Many passers-by would just ignore him and others would only approach him if they needed to buy cigarettes or candies from the old man. But they wouldn't know Tatay's diminishing health condition that he only kept to himself. Maybe Tatay knows he has only a few years to live and he just enjoys the remaining years of his life because of his current health problems.   GOD'S INSTRUMENT One day, a happy-go-lucky Raiza Cuenca (as she called herself) passed by at Tatay Danilo's location at Divisoria and the old man enjoyed feeding his bird friends. Raiza got amazed and mesmerized at what the old man was doing and she went near to the old man. Raiza called herself a happy-go-lucky person because she has achieved nothing at 26 now. "Sa akong hunahuna, pakamatay nalang kaha ko ba? Wa naman pd koy pulos. Until I saw him nagpakaon ug kalapati didto sa pwesto niya sa Divisoria. Simple ra kaayo, but I was moved that time. Mura kug gisagpa sa kaulaw. Kana bang busy kay kug complain sa akong life, unya si Tatay na tiguwang na, gapanarbaho gihapon, walay pamilya, walay balay, kilid ra sa karsada gapuyo, gina ilad2x pa jud, naa pa jui TB, maka share pa ug bread sa mga kalapati," Raiza says as Tatay's life gives her some lessons never to complain about life's bad moments. Tatay Danilo said in her first interview: "Basta makapalit lang ko tambal ug makakaon, lipay nako dae. Kontento nako." "That is why, I loved to help him even if I know myself na walang-wala jud but I know na makadiskarte ko, was Raiza's feeling after she was moved at how the old man positively accepted his present condition with no questions and blaming the Lord...TO BE CONTINUED              

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