Despite the constraints of the island-wide community quarantine imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, Mindanao’s biggest business event closed with an optimistic outlook for a “Better Normal” than what existed before the global recession.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III presented before senators Wednesday the proposed 2021 budget of the Department of Finance (DOF) with new appropriations amounting to P16.01 billion, its lowest since President Duterte first submitted his administration’s annual National Expenditure Program (NEP) to the Congress in 2017.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A national recovery program that’s in the works is eyeing a balanced and whole-of-society approach to restarting the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the 13th Economy Task Group video conference on 15 September 2020, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Rosemarie G. Edillon updated the body on Recharge Philippines (Recharge PH) a program formulated by the agency-led Task Group on Recovery to manage economic recovery and address uncertainties caused by the public health crisis.… Continue reading... “Recharge PH answers regional call to reboot economy amid pandemic”
As the country’s power grid operator, NGCP is ramping up construction activities of all vital transmission projects which were affected by the quarantine restrictions imposed in various parts of the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A top official of the Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) has lauded the 100 percent “cashless transactions” initiated by modernization-compliant vehicles of two transport cooperatives.
OTC Executive Director Eugene M. Pabualan said cashless transport operation is convenient for drivers and commuters, and congratulated South Metro Transport Cooperative (SMTC) and Libra Jeepney Operator Transport Cooperative (LJOTC), which recently began implementing cashless transactions with their “No Card, No Ride” for all passengers. … Continue reading... “OTC official lauds ‘cashless transactions’ of transport coops”
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has continued to step up its campaign against rice smuggling even amid the coronavirus pandemic by conducting raids on warehouses suspected of storing illegally imported stocks of the grain in response to reports by concerned citizens.
Lt. Burns was a fighter pilot with the 21st pursuit squadron based in Del Monte, Bukidnon. The events of his life in Mindanao were recorded by Lt. Burns in a leather bound diary. How the diary ended up in the hands of the Burns family turned out to be a story in itself.
Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon officially conferred the title of Field Marshal on General Douglas MacArthur in a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 24, 1936. He was presented at that time with a gold baton and a unique uniform.
Civil society organizations and other people’s organizations closely working with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro welcomed the ACDO’s recent transition of leadership with a simple fellowship dinner at the Bishop’s House on August 31, 2020.