Second Blow: NTC still hunts ABS-CBN despite COVID-19

Misamis Oriental (1 July 2020) – On May 5, 2020, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a Cease and Desist Order (CADO) against the broadcasting company ABS-CBN due to the expiry of the legislative franchise. The expiry of the franchise would be on May 4. As well, the NTC, on an order letter on May 4, compelled ABS-CBN to discontinue its broadcast operations – radio and... [Read More]

Samal Island: A place to reminisce

If you plan to unwind from the struggling life circumstances, you surely can. You can relax from the challenges months after this global status quo of fear and uncertainty. You may even ask when this situation lasts. While waiting, you can set your plans and cherry-pick one of the fine-looking and over-the-top tourist destinations in the Philippines. You can probably name many of the attractive... [Read More]

Back-riding on Motorbikes, Still on Amber

Misamis Oriental (June 20, 2020) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made a clear announcement on Saturday whether motorcycle back-riding would be green to go or would be on amber. Motorcycle back-riding as a means of livelihood allowed drivers to earn a living. After months of nonoperational, motorcycle drivers did not earn their monthly income, which added to their... [Read More]

Dr. Leachon’s Resignation vs Secretary Duque III and Spokesperson Roque on DOH Rant

Misamis Oriental (June 20, 2020) - Dr. Anthony Leachon, whom he said he served as the special adviser of the National Task Force on COVID-19 alongside Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., made a public announcement on Wednesday, June 17 via Twitter that he would no longer serve his position. He said that two Cabinet officials got peeved when he exposed the government’s holes in its... [Read More]

Syria, To Face Caesar Act Sanctions by the U.S.

Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines (June 18, 2020) - Syria confronted new sanctions under the Caesar Act imposed by the United States government. This Act would deem to target foreign entities and persons who might assist Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime to procure goods, services, or technologies. On Wednesday, the United States government under the Trump administration... [Read More]

Dexamethasone, A Steroid Drug, To Cure COVID-19 Patients

Misamis Oriental (June 16, 2020) – The leading researchers in the United Kingdom conducted an experimental study and found preliminary results that dexamethasone might be the key to help treat COVID-19 patients, even the sickest ones. This study happened in a hospital that would require oxygen or ventilation. Based on the initial findings, which were being accumulated, these leading researchers... [Read More]

Police to Require Travel Authority for all Travelers to Enter CDO Despite Mayor Moreno’s Statement

Misamis Oriental (June 10, 2020) – Mardy Hortillosa II, the spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO), announced that police officers in Cagayan de Oro would continue to issue travel authority for those passengers or travelers who made an entry in the city. Mardy Hortillosa II said that the government needed to regulate the movement of people or travelers without important activities.... [Read More]

Online Education, Not A Bad Thing After All

When COVID-19 strikes, all educational institutions need to adapt to the new means and ways to continue their operations and classes as well. This alternative to learning new concepts and ideas is the new strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. However, parents in the country today are worried about the educational status quo. They question the reliability and veracity of online learning. They... [Read More]