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The CAGAYANTIMES d e O ro Your Weekly Lifestyle Newspaper Vol. 1 | No. 29 | Cagayan de Oro City | February 24 - March 2, 2013 P10.00 MinDA sets alliance with media Cheng Ordonez T he Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has vowed to involve the members of the newly-organized Mindanao Press Alliance for Sustainable Development (MinPressDev) in the government’s effort to prepare for the so-called “new normal” situations, referring to disasters and calamities that Mindanao was not used to having, but are becoming regular occurrences these days. M i n DA D eve l o p m e n t Management Officer V Olie Dagala told members of the media; information officers and civil military operation officers who attended the 1st MinPressDev Assembly held on February 22, 2013, at the Kamagong Hall, Pryce Plaza, at Carmen Hills, Cagayan de Oro City, that he sees potential partnership between the Mindanao Communicators Network (MindaComNEt) and the MinPressDev. “This (MinPressDev) is the kind of media organization we have been looking for and we see a possible tie-up here on matters of information coordination, especially in times of disasters and calamities or in what is now called “new normal” that are affecting our lives here in Mindanao,” Dagala said. Dagala said that forging an inter-partnership is also very useful in achieving “valuechain” and “supply chain” for purposes of attaining sustainable development among regions. D a g a l a p a r t i c u l a r ly announced the government’s effort to develop Mindanao via the “East-West Lateral” against the old integration scheme for Mindanao projects using “Circumferential Planning.” Formerly known as MEDCo, MinDA, which was created by virtue of RA 9996, will establish an Area Management Office here in Cagayan de Oro to look after developments here in Northern Mindanao and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). “Mindanao needs a permanent agency that integrates Mindanao’s agenda and effectively articulates these agenda to national government priorities. Hence, a permanent agency that looks beyond regional concerns and integrates and harmonizes efforts at a Mindanao-wide perspective is needed. It will also function as an agency that will strengthen the participation of Philippines focus areas (Mindanao and Palawan) in the BIMP-EAGA,” Dagala explained. MINDA|Page 11 Olie Dagala MinDA Development Management Officer V MinPressDev General Assembly, February 22, 2013. Media Practicioners, Public Informations Officers, PNP and Armed Forces of the Philippines information officers from different parts of Mindanao gather together for first ever general assembly of the Mindanao Press Alliance for Sustainable Development at the Kamagong Hall of Pryce Plaza Hotel. In the photo is the lead convener of MinPressDev (Standing 7th from left) Editor-in-Chief of Mindanao STAR Daily - Joe del Puerto Felicilda, together with co-conveners Arjay Felicilda (Standing far left) of Mindanao Daily News, Ruffy Magbanua (Standing 8th from left) of A Brown Company, Inc., Dante Sudaria (Standing 9th from left) CEO of BusinessWeek Mindanao Advertising & Promotions, Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy Editor-in-Chief of the Cagayan de Oro TIMEs (Standing far right). Pryce Plaza Hotel General Manager and MinPressDev Co-convener Ped Quiamjot (not in the photo) was also present during the assembly. Also in the photo are the participants and board of directors of the newly founded Mindanao Press Alliance for Sustainable Development. Photo by ROLANDO SUDARIA GOLF FOR A CAUSE BREAKS PUEBLO ATTENDANCE RECORDS T he Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro’s “Golf for a Cause” drew a 276 registered players over its four-day period last Feb. 14-17, 2013 breaking club records for attendance of a single tournament at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club. “We wish to acknowledge the efforts of club members and the support of our sponsors in helping us achieve this milestone,” said PP Caloy Gorospe, project chairman. “Most of all, we wish to acknowledge the response of the participants to our invitation. Your demonstration of your civic duty for the Sendong victims has encouraged us to redouble our efforts to help our unfortunate fellow Kagay-anon who suffered the fury of Sendong.” PDG Tinnex Jaraula leads RCCDO and Nissan executives in awarding the tournament winner for Lowest Net Score Judix Nagtalon (center with trophy). Also in photo are Justine Santos-Sugay, AM for Corp Com of Nissan Universal Motors Corp; Honeymay Limjap, AVP for Sales and Marketing, Nissan UMC; Mar Paano, RCCDO president and Nissan CDO Pres & GM Jeff Rolida. GOLF|Page 11 Photo by Mike Mendoza The CAGAYAN de ORO TIMES Editorial: | 09273373917 | Advertising: 09177121424

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