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 …

Holistic approach needed to address increasing water demand in Northern Mindanao

An integrated, holistic and multi-sectoral “all-of-society” approach is urgently needed to address the increasing water demand in Northern Mindanao. “For us here in Cagayan de Oro City, we have recognized the magnitude of our challenges with regards to all four aspects of the water security discussion,” said Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando “Klarex” Uy in his …

GET SET Go! Uptown EVs address traffic and air pollution in one system

A new North-South joint venture will soon launch a breakthrough electric mobility system which would address two of the most prevalent banes of modern urban areas: traffic congestion and air pollution. In simple rites held March 22 at the Xavier Sports & Country Club, Global Electric Transport (GET Philippines) based in Makati and local partner …

The Good News from PhilHealth: Ledesma cites robust financial health to implement new benefits and programs

PhilHealth commemorates its 28th year anniversary with the theme “Pinalawak at mga Bagong Benepisyo para sa Mamayang Filipino,” in line with the country’s observance of National Health Insurance Month. “This year’s anniversary theme is  a manifestation of our commitment to continuously expand and make the PhilHealth benefits more relevant and responsive to the medical needs of the Filipino”, Emmanuel …

The Fresenius Paradigm Shift

One small step for COMCI, a great leap forward for Metro Cagayan de Oro One of Cagayan de Oro City’s most venerable medical institutions has just taken the first small step aimed at making the capital city of Northern Mindanao the leading center for kidney dialysis services in the region. Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, …

Balubal Level III Water System breaks ground

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Barangay Balubal will finally have its own Level III water supply system before the year ends. City Mayor Rolando “Klarex” A. Uy led city hall and barangay officials in breaking ground and laying the time capsule for the water treatment plant Wednesday, 18 January at the proposed plant site. As City Hall’s …

JE Hydro & Bio-Energy Corporation sponsors Libreng Tubig Festival in Barangay Indahag

Residents of Barangay Indahag and nearby upland communities can avail of free potable drinking water for the next five days. “As a sign of gratitude to everyone who made this project a success, JE Hydro and Bio Energy Corporation (JEHBEC) will sponsor a 5-day Libreng Tubig Festival to anyone who wants to avail of it from today …

New COMC Management cites first quarter gains

First ever admin floor dedicated on 53rd anniversary It took all of five decades and some, but one of Cagayan de Oro’s premier medical institutions finally has its own floor devoted to the hospital’s administration. The new facility was inaugurated on November 15 with a blessing of the premises and a simple brunch for the employees …

Archdiocese’s Consistent Stand Against Promoting a Culture of Gambling such as Casinos

On this feast of the Holy Innocents, we decry the opening of a casino in Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental. On June 15, 1993, the archdiocese, headed by the late Archbishop Jesus B. Tuquib, D.D, rallied successfully against the proposal of putting up a casino in the city of Cagayan de Oro. Together with the City …