Fake cigarettes intercepted in Lanao del Sur

ILIGAN CITY —– Authorities intercepted Wednesday morning (November 25) boxes of fake cigarettes at the quarantine checkpoint in Barangay Pawak, Saguiaran town, in Lanao del Sur.

(Photo: BOC Port of Cagayan de Oro)

Barangay Pawak is the main entry from Lanao del Norte and Iligan City going to Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and Cotabato City.… Continue reading... “Fake cigarettes intercepted in Lanao del Sur”

Dialogue towards Harmony and a Covid-free Society

(Message from the Inter-Faith Forum for Peace, Harmony and Solidarity)

Our observance of the Mindanao Week of Peace from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 this year 2020 takes place within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing armed conflict in several areas of Mindanao, and the widespread destruction brought about by typhoons in Luzon.

            Over the past nine months, we have tried to adapt to the “new normal” due to the pandemic — wearing face masks, observing social distancing, and avoiding public places. … Continue reading... “Dialogue towards Harmony and a Covid-free Society”

Low Income Housing for Balik Probinsiya Beneficiaries piloted in Lanao del Norte

KAUSWAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE —– The National Housing Authority and the local government unit of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte launched Tuesday (November 24) the Balik Probinsiya Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program for ‘low income families’ who opt to move back to their province from the National Capital Region (NCR) and or other highly urbanized cities.… Continue reading... “Low Income Housing for Balik Probinsiya Beneficiaries piloted in Lanao del Norte”

COWD PARTNERS WITH LOCAL BARANGAYS IN OBSERVANCE OF WORLD TOILET DAY 2020

COWD, in observance of World Toilet Day (WTD) 2020, conducted a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) campaign to Barangay Health Workers of thirteen (13) local barangays namely: Barangays Agusan; Iponan; 31; 35; 34; 36; 37; 38; 39; 28; 40, 19; and 27. 

Helping our community partners better understand the importance of proper septage management in ensuring public health and water sustainability (COWD)

During the campaign, the Public Relations & Information Division personnel conducted a brief orientation on how the celebration of WTD started, how climate change have threatened our sanitation systems and the importance of proper toilet use and septage management on public health.… Continue reading... “COWD PARTNERS WITH LOCAL BARANGAYS IN OBSERVANCE OF WORLD TOILET DAY 2020”

Consumers can petition ERC to Review Power Supply Contracts of distribution utilities

Group urges consumers to act vs increasing power rates

Power consumers from Northern Mindanao can do something about the rising cost of electricity in the region.

A consumer group has advised organized consumer and  business groups to officially petition the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to review the power supply contracts of electric cooperatives and private distribution utilities with coal fired power plants.… Continue reading... “Consumers can petition ERC to Review Power Supply Contracts of distribution utilities”

Cagayan de Oro, Region X has highest power rates in Mindanao

Average Power Rate in CDO up 71.6% since 2016

It is ironic that despite demand for electricity heading south, power rates in Region X are heading north.

A recent update on the power situation in Mindanao has revealed that Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao now has the highest power rates in the whole island.… Continue reading... “Cagayan de Oro, Region X has highest power rates in Mindanao”

DA-10, LGU to compensate affected hog raisers in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY —– The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO-10) assured on Wednesday, November 18, that hog raisers in Iligan City whose will be culled because of the African Swine Fever (ASF) will be compensated. 

Iligan City’s Lechon Industry is expected to take a hit following the discovery of African Swine Flu infected hogs in the city recently.
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Region X has highest per capita GRDP in Mindanao for 2019

The growth rate for Northern Mindanao regional economy may have slackened to 5.9 percent in 2019 compared to 7.1 percent in 2018, but it still attained the highest per capita for the period among Mindanao’s six regions.

During the 2019 Economic Performance of Northern Mindanao Dissemination Forum held virtually on November 20 via zoom and FB Live, the Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office for Region X (PSA RSSO-X) said per capita GRDP in Region X increased by 4.5 percent to P175,373 in 2019.… Continue reading... “Region X has highest per capita GRDP in Mindanao for 2019”

Region X Economy Expands at a Slower Rate by 5.9% in 2019

The economy of Region X grew by 5.9 percent in 2019, slower compared to the 7.1 percent growth recorded in 2018.

The main drivers for growth in 2019 were Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (contribution of 1.9 percentage points), Construction (contribution of 0.7 percentage point), and Education with a contribution of 0.6 percentage point.… Continue reading... “Region X Economy Expands at a Slower Rate by 5.9% in 2019”