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Singapore’s Best Hair & Scalp Treatment Center opens in SM CDO Downtown As the gateway city to Mindanao for the Visayas and Luzon, here’s another good reason why Filipinos from up North should soon beat a path to Cagayan de Oro City. RETERN Hair & Scalp Institute, billed as Singapore’s Best Hair and Scalp treatment …

COWD seeks to resolve rate row with majority partner

The Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) is actively seeking an acceptable compromise with its majority partner regarding the price of bulk water it sources from their joint venture company.\ During a media press conference held 16 January 2024 at the COWD Board Room, Engr. Antonio Young, COWD General Manager, said the dispute arose when …

Safety & Sanitation issues constrain more food products refilling stations

Before the advent of single use plastics and most especially plastic sachets, homemakers were already used to buying their daily food needs from the neighborhood sari-sari store and tiangge,  and brought along used glass bottles for their cooking oil and condiments, and bayongs for their meat, fish and vegetable purchases. As the late National Artist Nick Joaquin coined it, the …

When plastic waste won’t wait : DENR, Nestlé PH organize multi-stakeholder discussions for successful implementation of EPR law

Solid waste continues to be a challenge for the Philippines as waste generation rates steadily rise annually while recovery and recycling rates lag behind. Of the estimated 61,000 metric tons of solid waste generated daily in the Philippines, up to 24% is plastic, the biggest source of which are packaging materials or SKUs (stock keeping …

DENR & Nestle PH expedite Extended Producer Responsibility education & registration drive in Cagayan de Oro City

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Nestle Philippines conducted a one-day Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) education and registration drive dubbed “Rethinking Plastics: EPR Paving the Way Towards Circularity” on October 6 at the Mallberry Suites Business Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act, which lapsed into law in July 2022, …

Cagayan de Oro rises to No. 7 as the Philippines Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City

Cagayan de Oro City rose one rank higher to No. 7 in the Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI) for Highly Urbanized Cities for 2023. It was previously ranked No. 8 in 2022. Cagayan de Oro is ranked Top 2 for the Resiliency Pillar, Top 5 for the Innovation Pillar, Top 7 for both Most …

CAMI Candles light the way to a brighter lifestyle

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. (Luke 8:16 NIV) The global pandemic created havoc and all sorts of disruptions in the lives of people around the …

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort Showcase : Water Treatment Innovations uplifts prospects for water security

Believe it or not, one of the country’s largest water parks has not changed its waters for the past three years, yet has managed to maintain water quality which meets mandated standards for safe drinking water. Better yet, they are looking to further elevate their self-imposed grades with the introduction of further innovations in their …

Data key to integrated, inclusive water security framework

A water security advisor of the USAID Safe Water Project in the Philippines has advised water stakeholders in Northern Mindanao that updating key water related data is crucial to the successful formulation of an integrated, inclusive water security framework. USAID Safe Water Advisor Dr. Rachel M. Beja, stressed this key point in her presentation “Provincial …

Congressmen vow to push Normin Water Summit resolutions

Legislators from the House of Representatives have vowed to push for the approval of the resolutions for Region 10’s water security passed during the recent Northern Mindanao Integrated Water Security Summit held at the Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Among these are the regionalization of the functions of the  National Water …