A. No. of Persons Stranded: 100

B. No. of Vehicles Stranded: 100

C. No. of Ships Stranded:5

PRO 10 rescue 5

D. House/Infrastructure Destroyed: 113 Houses 4 Bridges

E. Flood Areas:62

F. Road Condition: -Lanao del Norte 4Bridges, 1 Prov’l rd are not passable.

G. No. of Evacuation Centers: 315

PRO 10 4

H. No. of Evacuees: 41,109 Individuals

I. CASUALTIES: 1. DIED- 135 Persons Died –

ILIGAN: 1 1 -NICK GOC-ONG ‘Y NAHUMAN, 32 years old MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL: 1 1-Joseph Gallo y Pobadora, 24 years old –

PRO 10 rescue

BUKIDNON: 6 1. Renan Ambutik Mantungohan, 12 years old; 2. Renan Cambanay Mantungohan, 14 years old; 3.Jayson Mantungohan Acain, all residents of Sitio Slide, Brgy. Dao, San Fernando, Bukidnon; 4. Lother Coquilla, 40 yrs old; 5. Epifania Buntoyan Mirabueno, 65 yrs old, 6.Irene Baloc Mirabueno, 2yrs old;

LANAO DEL NORTE: 127 (111-Unidentified and 16 Identified) 1.MARIVIC CAÑETE of Brgy Dalama, Tubod, LDN, dead 2.MARCOS ALALONG, dead 3.JOHNREL LUMAYNO, dead 4.JOEL ABABA of Brgy Dalama, Tubod, LDN, dead, 5.NAIRA AMERIL GANDAMANAGAN ,23YO, dead 6. Jonaisah Pangantapan-f-9yrs old 7. Najefa Dumaptar-f-5yrs old 8. Ester Rosales-f-40yrs old 9. Maisalam Ameril-f-61yrs old 10. Almar Ameril-m-15yrs old 11. Naira Guindarangan-f-23yrs old 12. Camal Aga Pangantapan-m-27yrs old 13. Macabalang Ameril-m-85yrs old 14. Lusvimninda Yagono-f- 15. Earl Dejos-m-11yrs old 16. Naira Ameril-f-28yrs old 2. MISSING: 72 -LDNPPO-69 –

PRO 10 rescue 3

MISOR-3 3. WOUNDED: 23 LDNPPO-13 (8 Unident and 5 ident) 1.DWIGHT DEJOS of Brgy Dalama, Tundo, LDN, confined, 2.JASON LIBOT-LIBOT of Brgy Dalama, Tundo, LDN, confined, 3.JESTOR MANAGING of Brgy Dalama, Tundo, LDN, confined, 4.DIOSDADO ALALONG, son, of Brgy Dalama, Tundo, confined, LDN, 5. TAULI MULITUBA RAURI) ICPO-2 1. JAY PAMADOR, 38 years old, confined Don Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital 2. ROLLIE MAR SANGGUENZA male, 18 Y.O

CAGAYAN DE ORO:2 1.Joseph Lofranco, 25 yo 2. Michael Magallano, 33 yo

PRO 10 rescue 2

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL: 6 1. Juanito Inding, 42 y/o, Sapang Dalaga 2. Danny Go, 36 y/o, Sapang Dalaga 3. Anastasia T Sabijon, Aloran 4. Jerwin Mapiot Jr, 43 y/o, Panaon 5. Jerald Mapito, 2 y/o, Panaon 6. Unident, 1 y/o baby, Sapang Dalaga

J. No. of SAR Personnel deployed: 736 K. No. of SAR Personnel on Standby: 1,152


(via PNP region 10 Lemuel Gonda)


NNC 10 awards nutrition implementers in NorMin

The National Nutrition Council (NNC) region 10 held a Regional Awarding Ceremony on 24 November 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City in recognition to the efforts of local government units in nutrition program implementation in region 10 at the same time introduce the Philippine Plan of Action (PPAN) 2017-2022 to stakeholders.


Northern Mindanao has produced eight Nutrition Honor Awardees.

This year’s regional awardees as confirmed by the Regional Nutrition Committee 10 (Resolution No. 1 series of 2017) are as follows: 43 Barangay Green Banner Awardees; Misamis Occidental as the Outstanding Province in the Region; Cagayan de Oro City as Outstanding City in the Region; Manolo Fortich as Outstanding Municipality in the Region and in the Province of Bukidnon and Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Awardee; Guinsiliban as Outstanding Municipality in the Province of Camiguin; Tudela as Outstanding Municipality in the Province of Misamis Occidental; Laguinding an as Outstanding Municipality in the Province of Misamis Oriental.


Meanwhile, Alberto O. Jacosalem of Bagontaas, Valencia, Bukidnon got the title for 2016 Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS), Award of Merit for the Cities of Ozamiz, Malaybalay and Valencia and Municipalities of Kadingilan and Quezon as Nutrition Honor Award (NHA) Maintenance.

Finally, Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental and Maramag town in Bukidnon will be given Special Citations for this year’s contender/potential First Year CROWN Maintenance and Nutrition Honor Award, respectively.


The National Nutrition Council is mandated among others, to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country‟s food and nutrition plan and program. Toward this mandate, NNC annually conducts the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation or MELLPI since 1978. It aims to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of local governments in planning and implementing local nutrition programs. In conjunction with the MELLPI, the NNC also evaluates the performance of the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (Barangay-based volunteers tasked to coordinate the delivery of basic nutrition and related services in their respective area of assignments).

The MELLPI and BNS Evaluation culminate with the recognition of LGUs and BNSs with exemplary performance in nutrition program management and delivery of nutrition services, respectively. Recognition comes in the form of incentives/awards such as the Green Banner Award, Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN), Nutrition Honor Award (NHA) and the National Outstanding BNS.


The Green Banner Award is given to a municipality, city or province, which has shown very satisfactory performance in implementing its nutrition program. An area awarded the Green Banner for three consecutive years as outstanding regional winner automatically is awarded the CROWN Award. NNC 10 also gives Green Banner Awards to barangays with exemplary performance in nutrition.


Recipients of the CROWN Award which have maintained a downward trend of malnutrition for three consecutive years qualify to vie for the Nutrition Honor Award, the highest award given by NNC to outstanding achievers in nutrition program implementation for another three consecutive years.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) for 2017-2022 is the country’s framework for nutrition action. It serves as a guide for national governments, LGUs, NGOs, development partners and other stakeholders who want to be involved in nutrition action as it lays the targets, directions and priority actions that will address malnutrition particularly stunting and wasting, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

The PPAN 2017-2022 is an integral part of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. It is consistent with the Duterte Administration 10-point Economic Agenda, the Health for All Agenda of the Department of Health (DOH), the development pillars of malasakit (protective concern), pagbabago (change or transformation), and kaunlaran (development), and the vision of Ambisyon 2040. It factors in and considers country commitments to the global community as embodied in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2025 Global Targets for Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, the 2014 International Conference on Nutrition.


The NNC Governing Board approved the PPAN on February 2017. A national launch was held on 2 May 2017 in Iloilo City where the NNC Governing Board had a ceremonial turn-over of the PPAN to various stakeholders.


It consists of 12 programs and 46 projects serving as a framework for actions that could be undertaken by member agencies of the National Nutrition Council (NNC), other national government agencies, local government units (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, and development partners. For better accountability, a member agency of the NNC Governing Board has been designated as lead for one or more of these programs.

In Region 10, PPAN 2017-2022 focus areas are the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte. (JMOR/PIA10)

Organic products showcased in CDO trade fair

 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, November 21 – To broaden the market reach of organic products grown and produced in Northern Mindanao, a Regional Organic Trade Fair (ROTF) was staged on 17-19 November 2017 at the SM City Mall, Pueblo de Oro, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.


A total of 28 exhibitors participated, coming from the city, municipal and provincial local government units (LGUs) and the private sector, who showcased their certified organic and naturally-grown products and other value-adding and product innovations locally produced in region 10.

This activity was also in line with Proclamation No. 1030, s. 2015, declaring the month of November of every year as the ‘Organic Agriculture (OA) Month’.


“Annually, we conduct this trade fair to focus our attention on the importance of Organic Agriculture as a viable farming system for development, environmental conservation, and health protection of farmers, consumers, and the public,” Carlene C. Collado, officer-in-charge regional director of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) said.

He added that it serves as a mechanism for agricultural producers and processors to change their mindset on farming as merely subsistence to a sustainable business enterprise.


“Once they will reap the fair returns for their products, the only option that they have is to drive themselves towards producing and growing in order to meet the demands of the market,” Collado explained.

The local government unit (LGU) exhibitors comprise the provincial LGUs of Misamis Oriental, who promoted and sold turmeric powder and duck eggs; Lanao del Norte – assorted varieties of rice; Bukidnon – vegetables and rice; and Misamis Occidental – kakanin and bottled processed fishery products; and the city LGU of Cagayan de Oro – fresh vegetables and fishery products.

Adding to the roster of LGU exhibitors are the barangay and municipal food terminals of Highland Fresh – flavored milk and vegetables and LGU Salay – fruits and vegetables, respectively. Further, the Organic Trading Post of Kauswagan – fruits and vegetables also displayed.


Meanwhile, the private sector also featured their respective agri-fishery products, namely: Quadro Onse – cranberry juice and planting materials; Engallado’s Nature Farm and Natural Food Products – assorted processed rice by-products; Agay-Ayan Multi-Purpose Cooperative – coconut sugar; Miel de Oro – honey and dragon fruit; Limonero Fruit Drinks – lemon juice; Gats Garden – fruit juice and cheese; NAS AgriCom – turmeric, salabat and ginger; VOPPTA – black rice; Queensland Farm – fruits and herbs; Kape Napalit – ground coffee; and GreenMinds Inc. – peanuts.

Completing the list of exhibitors are Venida Farm – herbs and dragon fruit; Buhian Diversified Farm – virgin coconut oil, coco sugar, fruit tree seedlings and duck eggs; Binahon Agro Farm – fruit tree seedlings and processed vegetables; Kape Maramag – ground coffee; NM Foods – banana chips; Firestar Dream Concoctions – condiments and honey; Gran Molucas – bottled palapa and processed meat; Alomah’s Garden – herbs and vegetables and Marvelous Organic Resources – farm inputs and sweet corn.

“With the participation of our different exhibitors, the visiting public will not only have the opportunity to patronize the organic products of the region, but they will also serve as our advocates for the further promotion and development of OA,” the regional director further remarked.

Now on its fourth year, the ROTF is spearheaded by the DA-RFO 10 through its Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division and Organic Agriculture Program. (DA-10)

Road show highlights food safety

Carrying the theme: “Pagkaing Ligtas at Sapat, Tungkulin at Karapatan ng Lahat,” a Food Safety Road Show was staged on 9 November 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City to highlight how one’s behavior and activities contribute to the safety of food and how one can avoid potential health hazards.

Leading the information drive on Food Safety Act of 2013 was the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Regulations (OASR) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) headed by Atty. Hansel O. Didulo. It was participated by the different food safety regulatory agencies (FSRAs), food business operators (FBOs), agricultural and fishery councils (AFCs), provincial, city and municipal local government units, and farmers.

DA Sec

“The main purpose of the law is to protect the consumers of food-borne and water-borne illnesses, and unsanitary, unwholesome or adulterated foods,” said ASec. Didulo while also encouraging the participants to bank on this law, considering that it has earned support from the government with its enactment.

Provided in the law, he added, that it aims to enhance industry and consumer confidence on food regulatory system and to achieve economic growth and development by promoting fair trade practices, at the same time.

Stakeholders’ role towards food safety


With the purpose of bringing the Act down to the grassroots level, the road show centered its discussion on the law’s salient features, stating that national government agencies involved include DA for primary food and the Department of Health (DOH) for processed foods or pre-packaged foods.

Pedro R. Dumaraos, Jr., Ph.D., food safety coordinator of OASR, likewise highlighted the principal responsibility of the local government units (LGUs) on food safety. “They shall be responsible for the implementation of the food safety requirements of foods produced within their areas of jurisdiction and that they shall be guided by national regulations,” he said.

Meanwhile, he reported that FSRAs shall support the Department of Interior and Local Government and LGUs in executing its food safety functions and urge them to use the food safety regulations and standards.

DA2 roadshow

FSRAs under DA include the Bureau of Animal Industry, National Meat Inspection Service, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority, Philippine Coconut Authority, Sugar Regulatory Administration and the National Food Authority.

On the other hand, the FBOs, AFCs, LGUs and the farmers, who are the frontlines in guaranteeing food safety, were introduced to the codes of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) and Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP).  These are established government policies and programs for addressing food safety hazards.

Initiatives on Food Safety in R-10

At the regional level, Juliet B. Araos, chief of the Regulatory Division of DA-Regional Field Office 10 reported updates before the body on the initiatives that the region has undertaken relative to food safety.

DA3 roadshow

She said the agency serves as a member of the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Environment and Health headed by DOH and has participated in the drafting of the proposed creation of the Regional Food Safety Regulatory Coordinating Board.

“We saw it as a very important entry point for different agencies to cascade food safety concerns at the local level and to have a smooth engagement with the LGUs thru the Regional Development Council,” Araos explained.

In addition, she conveyed that the region has intensified briefings for certification of farms, resulting to 14 GAP and three organic certified farms while other farms have on-going applications.

Despite the strides, Araos added that the region will continue to strengthen its mechanisms to stress food safety. It will collectively do so through the conduct of orientations on the said law, creation of modules, formation of a quick response team, capability building for implementers, among other activities.

With the affair at hand, the DA eyes that all involved in the food safety systems, whether from the government or the private sector, will help in the enhancement of regulatory services in adherence to the Act to ensure not only affordable and available food for all, but safety and quality food. (DA-10)

SP OKs MOA with DA for livestock program

Department of Agriculture (DA) and the city government of Cagayan de Oro forged another partnership for livestock program.


To increase the competitiveness and income of livestock farmers, Cagayan de Oro City legislators headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy during its regular session Wednesday presided over by Councilor Zaldy approved an ordinance authorizing Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Agriculture (DA) covering its Livestock Program.


The DA is implementing the program to enhance agricultural productivity and production as a strategy of realizing the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) and is willing to provide one unit Hammer Mill under the Animal Feeds Technology Project.


The MOA provides that the regional field office of DA in northern Mindanao shall  procure the brand new equipment, turn over the unit to the city and conduct periodic monitoring and evaluation to ascertain the progress of the project


For its part, the city government shall use the equipment for the Animal Feeds Technology Development with DA-RFO-10 and provide a garage to properly secure the unit, among others.


The ordinance was endorsed by the committees on agriculture and fisheries and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Annie Y. Daba and Ian Mark Nacaya, respectively. (SP)

‘Market of shabu is poor communities,’ says Duterte

In refuting media reports that only poor drug suspects were hunted down in drug operation, President Rodrigo Duterte said the market of shabu is the poor communities.


Speaking during the launch of the Cebu Pacific’s seventh domestic hub at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental, Pres. Duterte said “Bakit mga mahirap…Bakit marami ang patay, hindi ‘yung mga mayaman?…sinasabi ko na sa inyo, ang market ng shabu are ‘yung mahihirap na community.”


(Why the poor? Why are not the rich among those killed? I’m telling you. The market of shabu is the poor community.)


Duterte also said that the rich do shabu in yachts or go to the airport, they do cocaine or heroine. But heroine and cocaine are derivatives of a product called the poppy. It’s not damaging to the brain.


He said, “Marijuana, tapos ‘yung extract niya, ‘yun ang maging cocaine, then refine it to heroin. Hindi masyadong nakakasira ng utak. Huwag mo lang haluan, dried ganun, marijuana.”


(Marijuana, then the extracts, that makes cocaine, then refined it to heroine. It does not damaging to the brain. Just don’t mixed it, like dried, marijuana.)


The president further said, “Kaya kayo ang tinamaan. A, B, C, D, E — D, E ang pinakamatindi. Doon ang labanan ng pulis.”


(That is why you are the most affected. Among the economic classes, D and E are the most prevalent. That’s where the police operation happen.)


Duterte also revealed the country has lost an estimated 128 police and 200 soldiers in connection to drugs.


In Mindanao in particular, the president said the police can’t penetrate the laboratory. When they enter the premise, they would be facing M-60 machine gun, bazooka. They have to call in soldiers, that is why there are many killed soldiers.


He, likewise, said that drugs are always an organized crime. These drugs has to be cooked. Then there has to be lieutenants or trusted men who will distribute it to you, to the peddlers or they call it “basura.” Without basura selling it, shabu cannot prosper. It will remain in the bodega or in the place where they are hidden, but it could not be prosperous trade. So all this, they work in tandem.


However, Duterte assured he will still abide by his sworn duty to protect the people and preserve this country, the Republic. Also, he will go against all criminals without fear or favor and enforce it equally.


Meanwhile, Pres.Duterte urged the press to carefully listen to his message saying “If the ship is listing and overwhelmed by forces of the enemies of the state–terrorism, rebellion and so many fronts, I will not hesitate to declare Martial Law.” (EOR/PIA10)

Duterte lauds CEB in promoting comfort for Filipino commuters

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte commended Cebu Pacific management for promoting comfort for Filipino commuters during the launching of Laguindingan Airport as the seventh domestic hub in the country.

CEB marker 2

The president said that despite the current situation in Marawi City, CEB has seen the promise of what Mindanao can become in the coming years.


“It is my hope that its officials and employees will become our partners in effecting meaningful and lasting changes in society,” Duterte said.


He also expressed optimism this launch become a testament that the Filipino entrepreneurial spirit is resilient and bold.


“…Cebu Pacific has — leading the pack of entrepreneurial boldness. So salamat sa Cebu Pacific at ang bilis ninyong lumago. Ang bilis ninyong lumaki, the network, and you’re flying all over the world. It’s not an easy task to do that. Your tour requires brainwork and everything. And to make it safe, which is really a very heavier responsibility. So mga taga-Cebu Pacific, they deserve also a salute just like the soldiers.”


Pres. Duterte also enjoined entrepreneurs to make the Philippines a progressive community filled with opportunities for the next generation. Together, let us realize our vision of a safer and more comfortable life for all.


For his part Cebu Pacific CEO Lance Gokongwei says the launching of Laguindingan Airport as a Cebu Pacific Domestic Hub is the company’s commitment to nation building and to make air travel more accessible all Filipinos.

Lance Gokongwei

He further said that with the launching of Laguindingan Airport as domestic hub, tourists can now explore Northern Mindanao’s diverse attractions.


CEB has strengthened its domestic route network and air connections to and from Mindanao with the designation of the Laguindingan Airport as its 7th hub in the country. IT also launched two new routes that link Northern Mindanao to Caticlan (Boracay) and Dumaguete City.


Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental serves as the gateway to Northern Mindanao, catering Cagayan de Oro City and neighboring areas, including cities of Iligan and Marawi and, Bukidnon province.


The airport complex has a 7,200 square meter passenger terminal and a 2,100 meter runway, capable of four takeoffs and landings per hour. Since it opened in 2013, the airport has become the sixth busiest in the country, serving over 1.7 million passengers annually. (EOR/PIA10)