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Misor launches tabang medico Balita Cagayan de Oro Water District gets assistance Commentaries p7 Year of P-Noy’s ‘Dragon’ p3 News In Focus p2 NONOY LECHON SERVICES OFFERED OUT OF TOWN ORDER YOUR LOCAL ONLINE NEWSPAPER VOL. 1, No. 197 Diaz joins M’nao Daily VETERAN journalist Cris Diaz joins Mindanao Daily effective today, as part of the daily’s aggressive approach for the year 2012. A practicing journalist for over 30 years, Diaz holds the record as pioneering editor of most local daily newspapers in Cagayan de Oro City today. Most current local editors and reporters who had a stint with Diaz dubbed him as “eccentric and adversarial” in the newsroom. Dante Sudaria, Publisher of Mindanao Daily, said Diaz is Mindanao DIAZ/p.11 Cagayan de Oro City Monday January 9, 2012 P8.00 Koko wants probe on Sendong impact SUERTRES PASAKAY SUERTRES 9 pm Result 1-6-1 IN EXACT ORDER SENATOR Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III asked the Senate to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, on the factors that contributed to the huge number of casualties in human lives and the massive destruction brought about by tropical storm “Sendong” that hit the country in December. In filing Senate Resolution no. 671, Pimentel noted that while typhoon Sendong was officially classified by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pag-asa) under Signal Number 2, it nevertheless caused extensive loss of life and damage to property. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Update Report dated 27 December 2011, the number of dead stood at 1,453, injured at 4,594, with thousands still missing, 113,336 families (719,485 persons) affected with 11,441 families (54,795 persons) still inside 56 evacuation centers, 42,325 houses damaged (12,805 totally and 29,520 partially). Damage to infrastructure, agriculture, and school buildings was estimated to have reached P1.14 billion. Pimentel pointed out that because of the huge P15M FOR SENDONG VICTIMS number of casualties in The Swiss Emergency Relief Team headed by Ambassador Ivo Sieber and Team human lives brought about Leader Claudio Valsangiacomo contributed P15-million worth of assistance mainly by the typhoon, it is now to help restore the water supply in Cagayan de Oro and for the evacuation centers in PROBE/p.11 Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. Photo by Mike Banos, NPN Primavera Residences property 25 poor families values expected to rise further finally get homes A CONFLUENCE of events is expected to raise the property values of units in Northern Mindanao’s first eco-friendly development, the Primavera Residences in Pueblo de Oro Township. Since it initiated its first two percent price adjustment with the completion of its foundation in November 2010, prices for its fast selling units have climbed 12%, or double the rate of similar projects in the township, a source from Pueblo Sales said. At present, Tower A of the twin tower condo is 70% complete, with only PRIMAVERA/PAGE5 For more details, contact Tel. No.: 309-5276 HERMILINO VILLALON Manager By OBET SAMONTE, Caraga news bureau BUTUAN City––The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the town government of Magallanes in Agusan del Norte inaugurated 25 core shelter units for poor families built in Barangay Caloc-an. DSWD-Caraga information officer Leah Quintana said these units were constructed through the department’s Core Shelter Assistance Program for the 25 family-beneficiaries in the town’s flood-prone barangays. “This is a rehabilitation program aimed at providing structurally-strong shelter units that can withstand 180-200 kph wind velocity to families whose houses were totally destroyed by natural and man-made calamities and who have no capacity to build to construct their own units,” she said. According to Quintana, the main thrusts of the project include: 1) the reduction of the number of homeless families every by providing strong indigenous shelter units; 2) maximization of participation and commitment of beneficiaries and the whole neighborhood to maintain these shelter units livable; and 3) the development and promotion of the value of self-reliance HOMES/p.11 WEATHER UPDATE T h e tailend of a cold front is affecting Southern Luzon and Visayas while wind convergence affecting Mindanao. Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over Southern Luzon, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. SOURCE : PAGASA Editorial: 74-53-80, e-mail: • Advertising: 0917-7121424, e-mail:

Mindanao Daily , January 9, 2012 issue

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