Mindanao

Tangub City turns 43!!!-Feb 23, 2011-

The city government of Tangub celebrates its 43rd charter anniversary on February 28, 2011.

A series of activities mark the celebration of this annual event, foremost among these is also the celebration of the 27th anniversary of the city-owned college, Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College (GADTC) on February 22, 2011.

The Intercollegiate Games (ICG) between GADTC and Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology (NMSC) also celebrates its 4th anniversary on February 24.

The three-week celebration started on February 10 with the briefing and orientation for Mr. and Miss ICG 2011.

February 14 is slated for Valentine’s Day (a dinner program) affair with the theme “A Love Affair to Remember” at the grounds of city hall. It was capped by the presentation of candidates for Mr. and Miss ICG and Miss Charter Anniversary 2011.

The youth group YES! (Youth Empowerment – the Solution) holds its first general assembly on February 20 at Function Hall 1. February 22 is GADTC Foundation Day; February 23 is solidarity meeting of the officiating officials of ICG 2011.

Opening day for ICG is February 24 which is highlighted by parade and cheerdance competition in the morning. In the evening is the Search for Mr. and Miss ICG. Games will commence until February 27.

The annual Gov. Alfonso D. Tan Memorial Lecture is scheduled on February 26. Already on its third year, this academic exercise was organized by the Tangub City Historical Commission to commemorate and give due recognition to the builder and founder of Tangub City, the late Gov. Alfonso D. Tan, and the school which is named after him.

Finally, February 28 is 43rd Charter Anniversary Day which is marked by civic parade of all city officials and employees, and charter anniversary program. (Judith B. Tablan, CIO/PIA10)

MisOcc sets launching of first ‘Lantaw Festival!-Feb 23, 2011-

MANILA, Philippines – Its all systems go for the upcoming 1stLantaw (Sightseeing) Festival in Misamis Occidental, a local tourism official said.

Slated in March 8 to 11, the activity aims to showcase the best of the province tourism destinations as well as various investment potentials in the area, according to MisOcc’s provincial tourism officer Gain Paul Barras.

The event is a meeting point for all institutional, entrepreneurial and social stakeholders in the province 14 municipalities and three cities.

Governors push for ‘Peninsula of the South’-Feb 21, 2011-

MANILA, Philippines – Four provinces in southern Philippines are now pushing for the creation of the “Peninsula of the South” alliance to boost infrastructure developments and economic ties in the area.

The proposed coalition includes the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay and Misamis Occidental.

The plan’s main proponent Governor Antonio Cerilles (ZamboSur) said the undertaking aims at enhancing trade relations, strengthening security, and economic links among the neighbouring provinces.

Over the weekend, the plan’s technical working group met in Oroquieta City to finalize the Memorandum of Agreement that will serve as implementing guidelines of the proposal.

“The draft MOA is currently under review of the four governors,” said Cerilles’ spokesman Allan Molde in a telephone interview.

He however clarified that it is not to push for the creation of another Region in Mindanao, but to ensure economic and security cooperations among the four provinces in serving its constituents.

For her part, Governor Herminia Ramiro (MisOcc) said she will support the alliance, considering the proximity of her province to the three Zamboanga provinces. Misamis Occiental is under Northern Mindanao Region while the rest belong to Western Mindanao.

“I believe that plan is very ideal considering the proximity of Misamis Occidental to the three provinces,” she said.

Misamis Occidental couple shot dead one week before wedding! -Feb 19, 2011-

According to city police chief, Superintendent Gerbacio Balmaceda, a man and woman were shot dead in their home in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental Friday night.

The couple has been identified as Master Sergeant Joel Nacion, 56 and Mary Jane Reyes, 36.

Police say the Sgt. Nacion was watching television in his home when he was shot by an unknown gunman. Ms. Reyes was also killed while coming to the aide of her fiancé.

Balmaceda says the motive for the killing could be a love triangle that involved Nacion’s former girlfriend.

Nacion and Reyes were to marry next Wednesday.


 

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