By Gil Cabacungan
, Redempto D. Anda
, Tarra Quismundo
The mayor of Kalayaan town, in the Spratlys, on Friday said he would encourage Filipino fishermen to ignore China’s new rules that require foreign fishermen to seek permission from Chinese regional authorities before venturing out into the disputed West Philippine Sea.
By Cai Panlilio
Customs authorities, led by Deputy Commissioner Danilo Lim, on Monday seized 5,000 bags of rice worth P9 million at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, that Lim said were smuggled in from Vietnam.
The local unit of the Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya turned over 150 houses to victims of tropical storm ‘‘Sendong” on Friday in a new community in Cagayan de Oro now officially known as Berjaya Village.
By Kristine L. Alave
Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities, the two coastal urban centers in northern Mindanao devastated by Tropical Storm “Sendong” four months ago, have been given a P69-million fund to help them prepare for extreme weather events brought by climate change.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The United States government has launched a comprehensive economic development program involving the pilot cities of Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Batangas.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Mindanao are in dire need of help one month after devastating floods, but a global appeal for aid has fallen well short of its target, the UN said on Tuesday.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
“The overflowing generosity of the Filipino people is saving lives,” a key United Nations official in Manila said—but more needs to be done for the victims and survivors of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”
By Jamie Marie Elona
One of the three Koreans who were abducted in October in Cagayan de Oro and freed almost two weeks ago has died, Cagayan de Oro police chief Superintendent Gerardo Rosales said Monday.