Thousands needed for local, national, international jobs

The Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) will hold a one-day Job Fair at the Chess Area, Provincial Capitol Grounds on January 10, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Thousands of workers are needed for local, national and international jobs via direct or agency-channel hiring for people with or without experience who may want to land decent work offered by several local and international-based companies.

Governor Bambi Emano lauded the PESO for the initiative to help uplift the living condition of the people of the province.

The governor urges the unemployed, job seekers and even teenagers to grab the opportunity to choose decent jobs, and to give everyone a chance to live bountifully.

Bearing the tagline “Kung Modangop ka sa PESO, Sigurado ang Disenteng Trabaho,” the PESO has been actively conducting job hiring activities in a bid to increase employment opportunities to the unemployed. All interested applicants must bring and submit their Application Letters and updated Resume to the PESO office. (PIO)


DTI calls for early business name registration, renewal

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in region 10 is calling all business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to renew or to register their business names early, most preferably weeks before January 20 – the deadline set by the local government units (LGU) for the renewal of business permits.




The renewal and registration of business name through DTI is one of the requirements before a business registrant can acquire a Mayor’s permit from the LGU.


First-time applicants only need to comply three requirements: (1) Duly-accomplished business name application form; (2) 1 valid national government-issued ID with the applicant’s name, photo and signature; and (3) Registration fee.


The applicable fees will depend upon the scope of the business. If the business is only at barangay level, the registrant only need to pay P200; for City level, P500; for Regional level, P1,000 and P2,000 for businesses which extends up to the national level.


Business registrants will spend only around 15 to 30 minutes to have their business names registered or renewed.


For individuals who are tasked to file a business name in behalf of the business owner, they need to bring an authorization letter with the owner’s signature, their personal and the owner’s government-issued IDs, duly-accomplished form and registration fee.


Business owners who need to modify some details in their business registration need to submit an affidavit of waiver and to surrender their original business name certificate.


Meanwhile, those who wish to cancel or change the scope of their business will have to surrender their original business name certificate and to submit an affidavit of cancellation.


For applicants who are residing in Cagayan de Oro, they may file their business name registration or renewal at DTI Misamis Oriental Provincial Office Negosyo Center located at the Ground Floor of State Investment Trust Incorporated along Tiano-Hayes Street in Cagayan de Oro City or at DTI Region 10 Negosyo Center located at Corrales-Luna Streets, Cagayan de Oro City. (DTI-10/PIA-10)

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)

DOST-Pagasa: LPA may landfall in Eastern Visayas, Caraga

The low pressure area (LPA) moving towards the Eastern Visayas and Caraga may hit ground either tomorrow night or Tuesday morning, DOST-Pagasa said on Sunday.
In 48 hours after forecasted landfall, Weather Specialist Ariel Rojas said, the LPA may strengthen into a tropical depression (to be named Agaton) while moving out of the Sulu Sea.
As a tropical depression, Rojas said the weather system may cause moderate to heavy rainfall over Visayas and Mindanao that may trigger floods and landslides.
But some parts of these areas have been experiencing rains already before the entry of the LPA into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Rojas said  the other cause of rainfall in the Visayas and Bicol region is the prevailing tail end of a cold front while trough extention of the incoming LPA may influence the scattering of rainshowers and thunderstorms over Northern Mindanao, Davao Regions and Caraga.
The location of the LPA, as estimated by DOST-Pagasa as of 3 pm, was 850 kilometers east of Surigao City.
Local governments in areas where the LPA (or tropical depression) is expected to pass were notified and preparing preventive measures.
DOST-Pagasa Weather Services Division Chief Esperanza Cayanan have been requesting the public to keep track of their latest forecasts and coordinate with their local governments for contigencies as well.(LP/PIA-Mimaropa)
PHOTO: LPA landfall in Eastern Visayas, Caraga
Weather Specialist Ariel Rojas shows how the solid LPA has become disorganized as it enters PAR on Sunday. (photo taken from DOST-Pagasa video)

DOST – Pagasa warns LPA has entered PAR with a 50 percent chance to develop into a tropical depression

DOST – Pagasa warned today that the low pressure area it has been monitoring for several days has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility with a 50 percent chance to develop into a tropical depression

Member-agencies of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council together the Office of Civil Defense and the Department of the Interior and Local Government likewise have been notifiying their regional offices to prepare for the passage of the LPA.


DOST Pagasa Weather Specialist Samuel Duran warned that LPA may make landfall at Eastern Visayas or Eastern Mindanao either tomorrow or Tuesday morning.

Duran said the LPA—which will be called Agaton once it becomes a tropical depression—may cause heavy rains over Mindanao and Eastern Visayas.

DOST-Pagasa estimated the LPA 960 kilometers east of Hinatuan , Surigao Del Sur at 3 this morning.

Tangub City Christmas Symbols Festival Silver Edition

Tangub City in Misamis Occidental lighted up its Christmas Symbols Festival 2017 celebrating 25 years with a theme: “Discover the world in Tangub City.” 

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This year’s festival is even more special as the City kicks-off for the 25th year of the Christmas Symbols festival and the 50th anniversary of Tangub’s cityhood in 2017.

What started to be a simple gathering of the locals in the Tangub City plaza 25 years ago with the first couple Mayor Philip T. Tan and Dr. Jennifer Tan has transformed simple community into a promising world class Christmas destination.

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For the past 25 years, millions have witnessed how Tangub give all in celebrating Christmas. From what started as single Christmas tree to amuse a young wife who have just recently relocated to Tangub, the Christmas Symbol festival has grown into the biggest single attraction in Northern Mindanao during the Yuletide season.

In his opening remarks and christmas message, mayor Philip Tan said this is the longest running festival in our country and this is the dedication of our people in Tangub to celebrate Christmas, the best way we can.

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In her message, Regional Director of Tourism Marie Elaine S. Unchuan says “this festival is a source of pride not only for our Region but for the whole country.”

She added, this is not only a celebration of Christmas but the celebration of the success of Tangub, its leader and the people who throughout the years have made Tangub City, the model of tourism development it is today.

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This is one of the Crown Jewels of Tangub City which is the Christmas Symbol Festival.

DOT Assistant Secretary for Media Relations Events Frederick Alegre said during the opening of Christmas festival 2017 that his festival celebration allows us to express our gratitude to the Almighty God and a channel for us to be reminded the value of sharing, caring and loving our brothers and sisters especially this Yuletide season.

Asec. Alegre added, this day is very significant as the City is also celebrating its 25th years as one of the major festivals in the country listed in our yearly calendar of events and constantly bringing honor and prestige to the region and the Department of tourism as well.

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This region is very much fortunate to have this event here in Tangub City every December, because it has already became part of a family tradition to spend their time here to enjoy Christmas in a more interesting and enjoyable way unique to the City, says Asec Alegre.

Starting 2012, The Christmas Symbols Festival of Tangub started to bring the world to Tangub through as the theme Discover the World in Tangub was adopted. Since then the concept became a big hit and so part of the tradition of the Christmas Festival is to show case the Tangubanon Creativity and ingenuity through the construction of Landmarks from all over the world.

Mayor Tan and Dr. Tan present the official 25*50 scarf to DOT ASec Alegre and director Unchuan. The scarf is an Asian tradition of welcoming guest and visitors from other places. The color blue represents truth, loyalty & wisdom.

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Printed on its extreme ends are the logos of Tangub City’s 25*50 Commission with the number “25” representing the 25 years of the four core programs of Tangub, namely, the Christmas Symbols Festival, Ms. Tangub City Tourism, Dalit Festival & Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe. The number “50” represents the 50 years of Tangub as a city, and the 55 stars above these numbers represent the 55 barangays. (Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon/PIA Misocc)