PRO 10 intensifies security measures for Black Nazarene

All system go as far security measures for the Feast of Black Nazarene on January 8 and 9.

According to PCSupt Timoteo G Pacleb, Police Regional Office (PRO) in Northern Mindanao, The Holy Mass at Nazareno Church and the procession is expected to draw huge crowd of parishioners and devotees from Cagayan de Oro City, nearby provinces and cities.

PRO 10 in close coordination with the Local Government Unit of Cagayan de Oro City, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD), Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire Protection, Hijos, Highway Patrol Units, and other law enforcement agencies and private agencies are all geared up in ensuring a secured and peaceful feast and procession of Black Nazarene after a final security coordinating conference was held at the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) Headquarters, January 5, 2018.


This is in anticipation thousands of parishioners and devotees will flock at the venues to attend the Holy Mass and go along with the procession which may be taken advantage by lawless elements to carry out their nefarious activities such as pickpocketing, snatching, motornapping, carnapping and harassment.

PCSupt Pacleb disclosed that maximum number of personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would be deployed in different key areas, thoroughfares and public assistance desks to provide security assistance to the two-day religious activities.

We will also deploying drones in all strategic areas for us to monitor movements to the lower ground. Likewise, all possible counter-measures are being undertaken by joint security forces from PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said Pacleb.

Organizers made slight changes in this year’s route for safety considerations. This year’s Translacion will go back to the original route which will start from St Augustine Cathedral and will end up to the Nazareno Church, passing through Fernandez Street, Velez Street and CM Recto Avenue. The procession will start at 5:00 a.m. on January 9, 2018 and is estimated to end in about two hours.

Pacleb encourages the cooperation of the public to be alert, observant, vigilant and security conscious during the Translacion of Black Nazarene for their safety. (PRO10)

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Kuyamis Festival 2018 all set in Misamis Oriental

All is set for the most-awaited annual event in Misamis Oriental, the Kuyamis Festival 2018 on January 8-12.

Governor Bambi Emano announced this on January 3, 2018.


Kuyamis Festival, the first since Misamis Oriental was founded 84 years ago in 2013 during the first term of office of governor Emano, is the highlight of the celebration of the province’s 88th founding anniversary this January 2018.

The Provincial Tourism Office, the festival organizer, has had concluded the Search for Miss Kuyamis swimsuit competition on December 28, 2017, at the Sophie Red Hotel in Jasaan town hailing 21-year old candidate number 14, Judith Jot C. Polestico as the winner. The coronation night would be on January 11, 7pm at the Capitol grounds.

The Philippine National Police (PNP)-Misamis Oriental Provincial Police Office and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Division (PDRRMD) are ready to ensure peace and order during the festivities.

“My people, as usual, will be in high spirits again as we celebrate this very big event in our province,” Governor Emano said.

The festival will highlight the promotion and the showcasing of the beauties and wonders of Misamis Oriental and her local produce under one-town one-product (OTOP) program.

The weeklong festivity will begin with a Holy Mass, January 5, at the Nazareno Parish Church.

Other activities lined up include Street Dancing parade on January 8 at 6:00 a.m. for both local and foreign tourists to enjoy. It will be followed by a Thanksgiving Mass.

The event is packed with different competitions—dance, agri-tourism booth contest, culinary and cooking demonstrations; and sports events at the Capitol grounds.

The 20 Miss Kuyamis candidates would be at the Ayala Centrio Mall on January 9 to hold their mini fashion show where culture and the arts visual, photo and arts exhibits will be held as well starting January 8-12.

At the capitol grounds, spectators would also witness the meat and livestock shows, food exposition; and enjoy affordable products displayed at the Tiangge sa Kapitolyo.

A Governor’s Night will be held January 12, 7:00 p.m., a night before the night of the Lesbian Gays Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT), the first Search for Miss Gay Misamis Oriental 2018.

As Misamis Oriental’s slogan goes: “Explore MisOr,” governor Emano entices everyone to come to the province to witness the spectacular events on the duration of the festival and enjoy the beauties, wonders and local products and delicacies the province possessed. (PIO)

President Duterte confers with local officials as TS Vinta hits LanaoNorte

The wrath of Tropical Storm Vinta has devastated the province of Lanao del Norte.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte took time to be with provincial officials and town mayors as well, in the aftermath of the severe landfall of TS Vinta affecting 12 out of 22 municipalities of Lanao del Norte.

President Duterte in his opening statement expressed his condolences to those who died and to the families who suffered of losing their love ones due to ravaging Storm Vinta.


The President, along with some of the cabinet members, had a briefing  with members of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) in a presentation- the scenario of the disaster,  by the Office of the Civil Defence-Region X,  at the function room, Mindanao Civic Center Hotel, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, in the afternoon of 27th December.

As of December 26, 2017, an estimated 8,607 families were displaced with corresponding 36,998 individuals. A total of 95 persons were verified dead, 41 are missing and 14 are injured. As validated by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Lanao del Norte, a total of 1,478 houses were damaged, 796 of which are totally damaged.

Furthermore, Governor Imelda Q. Dimaporo, being the PDRRM Committee chairperson, has reported five of the 12 municipalities hardly hit, namely Salvador, Tubod, Munai, Sapad and Kapatagan.  

An estimated P288.7 million of agricultural damages were validated mostly affecting rice, corn, high value crops, and livestock. This magnitude of damage translate to 11,812 farmers left without livelihood.

While damaged infrastructure is valued at P168.38 million, the governor added. Specifically, damage to the provincial roads is estimated at P93 million, damage to hanging and street bridges is valued at P85 million. Other destroyed infrastructure include farm-to-market roads, access roads, riprap protection, lined canals, barangay halls, post-harvest structures, and commercial buildings.

Knowing the impact of Typhoon Vinta in these areas, the President said it needs a huge appropriation of funds, for the retrieval of all the losses and damages done.

“The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), are the two-most sought government agencies that could provide immediate assistance in time like this,” said President Duterte. Other agencies include Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, and our men and women in uniform who take care of the safety especially in transporting those affected families to a safer area.

Affected municipalities with their mayors in attendance, including the governor herself, conveyed to the President their concerns like bridge has collapsed, houses were wiped out, farm-to-market roads being blocked due to  fallen rocks, and more assistance and rehabilitation measures to be in place.  

The President emphasized a defined task for a government agency to immediately (not delay) provide service/ assistance as mandated by their Office. (PIA-10 Lanao del Norte)

PhilHealth members avail ‘No Hospital Deposit’ in CDO

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation Regional Office 10 (PhilHealth 10) signed a landmark Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with six Cagayan de Oro City PhilHealth-accredited hospitals on 8 December 2017 at SEDA Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, that provides for a No Hospital Deposit Policy for PhilHealth members.


Dr. Ruben Go, (Medical Director of CDO Polymedic Plaza), Dr. Miguel E. Kho (Madonna and Child Hospital), Dr. Jesus M. Jardin (Capitol University Medical Center) Mr. Dexter R. Garcia (Cagayan de Oro Medical Center), Dr. Michael C. Sabal (Sabal Hospital), SPC Sr. Mercy Corazon G. Bangot (Maria Reyna XU Hospital) and Datu Masiding M. Alonto, Jr., (Area Vice-President for Mindanao) signed the historic document. The partnership was sealed in the presence of Hon. Oscar Moreno, CDO City Mayor, Atty. Carlo Franco Thomas Limjoco, DOH 10, Dr. Ma. Lourdes S. Gaane, City Councilor, Dr. Jonathan T. Ortigoza, HCDMMD Chief-PRO 10, and Atty. Ian Alfredo T, Magno, Deputy Legal Officer, PRO 10.

The MOA seeks to strengthen RA 10932, or the “No Hospital Deposit Law”. It mandates that, “in emergency or serious cases, it shall be unlawful for any hospital or medical clinic to request, solicit, demand or accept any deposit or any other form of advance payment as prerequisite for administering basic emergency care, for confinement or medical treatment, or to refuse to administer medical treatment and support any patient”.

Under the agreement, the PhilHealth accredited hospital shall not impose a deposit requirement for eligible PhilHealth members and their dependents that come to the facility for confinement or admission. This would apply to both emergency and non-emergency cases. It also allows admission or confinement of all eligible PhilHealth members without any deposit requirement in all types of room accommodation.


“We are hopeful that this will encourage other private hospitals and facilities to follow suit and prioritize the treatment of patients rather than compromising their health and safety due to financial constraints”, RVP Alonto stressed. PhilHealth 10 intends to intensify and expand its campaign for the No Hospital Deposit Policy to all Private Health Care Institutions in 2018. (PhilHealth 10)

DSWD activates Quick Reaction Team

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 activated its Quick Response Team (QRT) on 21 December 2017 at 3:00 in the afternoon in anticipation and preparation for the possible effects of the current weather disturbance inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility which is officially known as Tropical Storm Vinta.


DSWD Field Office 10 Regional Director, Nestor Briones Ramos, disclosed that DSWD has prepositioned its supplies of food and non-food items to all provinces of Northern Mindanao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental.

DSWD Field Office X has prepositioned 30,000 family food packs and has a standby fund of P3 million as its augmentation to the local government units responding to disaster operations. Ramos said the Field Office will also closely monitor and coordinate with local disaster risk reduction management offices of local government units as they are the first to respond during emergencies.


The Regional Director has also ordered all Municipal/ City Action Team Leaders in all 93 localities in Northern Mindanao to coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction management to assist the latter in its disaster response. (DSWD10)



A. No. of Persons Stranded: 100

B. No. of Vehicles Stranded: 100

C. No. of Ships Stranded:5

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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

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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 –

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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 –

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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

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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)

DPWH on passable areas in Bukidnon








• Jct. SH. Impasug-ong – Patulangan BY-Pass Road

PASSABLE to light vehicles only

BRM (road slip reported)

Released travel advisory

• Kapalong – Talaingon – Valencia Road

NOT PASSABLE to all vehicles

Soil slope collapsed

Deployed Manpower and Equipment


All roads PASSABLE


• Misamis oriental – Bukidnon – Agusan Road (Patpat, Malitbog, Bukidnon)


30 m Portion of Calawag River Dike collapsed

Structure under warranty

• Misamis oriental – Bukidnon – Agusan Road (

• Sta. Inez, Malitbog, Bukidnon K1429+400)

One Lane Passable

15 cu.m Soil Collapse

Ongoing Manual Clearing

• Misamis oriental – Bukidnon – Agusan Road (Sta. Inez, Malitbog, Bukidnon K1429+400)

One Lane Passable

12 cu.m Soil Collapse

Ongoing Manual Clearing

• Misamis oriental – Bukidnon – Agusan Road (Sta. Inez, Malitbog, Bukidnon K1432+700)

One Lane Passable

30 cu.m Soil Collapsed

Ongoing Manual Clearing

• S.H Alae – Kisolon Road ( • Maluko, Manolo

Fortich, Bukidnon)


20 cu.m Soil Collapsed

Ongoing Manual Clearing

• Jct. S.H. Aglayan – Alanib Ticala-an Road (ticalaan- Paganan) Ticalaan, Talakag, Bukidnon

Road not yet passable

70 cu.m Soil Collapsed

Ongoing clearing operation


• CDO – Airport – Bukidnon Road

• K1456+000 (Bayanga) Street)

NOT PASSABLE to light vehicles

Fallen uprooted tree and electrical post

Deployed Manpower and Equipment


• BCIR Road (Cugman Section) • K1430+000 – K1431+200

NOT PASSABLE to light vehicles

Area is currently flooded

Deployed dump trucks, loader, and all laborers in support services


• Brgy. Malibud to Brgy. Kamanikan spillways


Damaged spillway

via Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) region 10


Vinta Bukidnon

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