Northern Mindanao journalists undergo safety training

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – Tucked away in a camp away from the Christmas merry making, a group of 15 journalists learned to drop to the ground during an “ambush” scenario over the weekend. Capt. Patrick Martinez, public information officer of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said the journalists from Butuan, […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsDec 18th, 2017

Ejercito to Angkas drivers: Train first before hitting the road

      Motorcycle drivers of Angkas should first undergo mandatory training before the ride-hailing firm resumes its operations, Senator JV Ejercito said Tuesday.   "As an advocate of road safety, I would push for mandatory training for all motorcycle [drivers]," Ejercito told reporters.   "Probably pag natapos yan, 'pag mayroon na silang certification that they all had undergone the basic training for motorcycles, then probably that will be the time that we can say na safe magkaroon ng Angkas," he added.   Ejercito noted how easy to acquire motorcycles, adding that motorcycle drivers nowadays lacked discipline on the road. &...Keep on reading: Ejercito to Angkas drivers: Train first before hitting the road.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News13 hr. 36 min. ago

Students in Marawi Undergo Emergency Preparedness Training

As Marawi recovers from the siege that has caused devastation to the city, its students are empowering themselves by enhancing their emergency preparedness and response skills. Over 3,000 students of Mindanao State University (MSU)–Marawi recently joined the disaster preparedness caravan organized by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, through its brand TNT. The TNT Tropang Ready […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Just A Simulation

Armed men abduct journalists on the way to a coverage and force them to drop on the ground during the kidnapping simulation of the media safety training course at the 4th Infantry Division in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, Sept 2, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

5,944 NorMin TVET grads ready for Build, Build, Build

CAGAYAN DE ORO, July 3 (PIA)--Around 5,944 technical-vocational education and training (TVET) graduates in Northern Mindanao are ready for the implementation of the Build, Build, Build program of the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Smart backs ecotourism initiatives in Northern Mindanao

Tourism and planning officers from local government units in Northern Mindanao recently joined an ecotourism workshop initiated by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications in partnership with the Department of Tourism–Region 10. The two-day training was designed to enhance ecotourism knowledge among local stakeholders and equip them for the preparation of their tourism plans......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

House panel okays bill on training firefighters as paramedics

FIREFIGHTERS will soon become paramedics too. A measure that requires all fresh recruits of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to undergo training and obtain certification as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) has passed a committee approval. The House Committee on Public Order and Safety said the measure is one way….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Quezon City traffic enforcers undergo training on updated road rules

The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) held a two-day training of its 30 traffic enforcers last April 23 and 24 to update their information on traffic management and improve attitude while on duty. “Ang situation natin on the ground paiba-iba, hindi siya static. So, kailangan i-update namin yung mga bagong memo, […] The post Quezon City traffic enforcers undergo training on updated road rules appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

3rd Jr. NBA PH 2018 selection camp slated for Benguet

Jr. NBA PH press release Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska goes north for its third Regional Selection Camp of the year. Young cagers ages 10-14 years old from northern provinces and interested participants outside the region are invited to attend the camp on March 17-18 at the Benguet State University in La Trinidad, Benguet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Boys and girls born 2004-2008 are encouraged to participate in the league’s global youth basketball participation program to learn the fundamental basketball skills set and the Jr. NBA S.T.A.R values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect. Managing the Regional Selection Camp will be Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson together with Jr. NBA coaches from presenting partner Alaska led by PBA Legends Jeffrey Carriaso and Tony de la Cruz. Registration and participation are free. The first day will see participants being measured against a series of vitals tests and skills challenges that will determine their inclusion in the following day to undergo advanced basketball drills and team exercises.  On the second day, the remaining players will immerse in drills and showcase team and individual skills in the scrimmages. The camp’s top performers will be given the opportunity to represent Northern Luzon in the National Training Camp in Manila on May 18-20. The Jr. NBA National Training Camp will select the most outstanding eight boys and eight girls as Jr. NBA All-Stars from the Regional Selection Camps, with the fourth and final camp set for Metro Manila on April 7-8 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati. The Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 All-Stars will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later in the year. Qualified boys and girls can still register at where the program terms and conditions can be found. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook, the NBA at and on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and follow PlayPH at and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein detained for one year – Al Jazeera

When his daughter Hagar graduated from high school, Mahmoud Hussein clipped articles from newspapers about universities from the confines of his prison cell. He wanted to be there for Hagar as she was about to embark on a new journey – higher education, and inform her of the best choices. “When I visited, I found that he’d made a list of universities that are suitable for her,” says Zahra Hussein, Hagar’s sister. At 23 years old, Zahra is the second oldest of Hussein’s nine children. Wednesday marks one year since Egypt arrested the Al Jazeera journalist, who is now 51 years old having celebrated a recent birthday at Cairo’s Tora prison. To date, Hussein has not been formally charged. “We’re all unable to adjust,” says Zahra. “The house is dead. Dad is under arrest, so there is no happiness coming in.”  An Egyptian national who was based in Qatar, Hussein was stopped and questioned for 15 hours by authorities, after travelling to Cairo on holiday last December 20.  He was accused of “incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos”, allegations he, his lawyers and Al Jazeera strongly deny. He is in poor physical and mental condition and is being denied adequate medical treatment. After he fractured his arm last summer, officials refused to let Hussein undergo surgery or have his cast changed. Human rights groups say there are currently around 60,000 political prisoners in Egypt, many of whom have disappeared. There are at least 20 journalists currently languishing in Egyptian prisons, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. “I go through many phases of depression, and then I feel that I can’t continue,” says Zahra, who has adopted the role of family caretaker since her father’s arrest. As Hussein was being branded a “terrorist who works for Al Jazeera” by Egypt’s media, her bosses sacked her, saying they could not risk keeping her employed. She now works from home as a freelance translator. “I never wanted to be placed in this terrifying situation. I’ve always had this comforting idea that dad’s here. If any problem arises, dad will solve it.”  As part of his imprisonment, Hussein spent around three months in solitary confinement before being moved to a cell with other prisoners.   At the time of his arrest, Sherif Mansour of CPJ said: “Egyptian authorities are waging a systematic campaign against Al Jazeera, consisting of arbitrary arrest, censorship, and systematic harassment.” Al Jazeera Media Network has said it “rejects all the baseless allegations against Hussein, and condemns the unfair detention, in addition to obtaining false confessions by force. Furthermore, the network holds the Egyptian authorities responsible for Hussein’s safety and well-being”. Hussein is the oldest of nine siblings and hails from a village within the Giza governorate. The first member of his family to attend school, he has two degrees from Cairo University – one in political science, and another in law. “I loved school very much,” he told Al Jazeera in a March 2016 interview for an internal staff magazine. “I used to be top of my class through high school.” In 1988, Hussein started his journalism career as politics editor with the Cairo-based Sawt al-Arab Radio (Voice of Arabs Radio). He later became a broadcaster at the station.   During his years in radio, he also worked for several research centres in Egypt. He joined the state-run Nile TV in 1997 as a political affairs correspondent, before later being promoted as the channel’s head of correspondents.   During his years in radio, he also worked for several research centres in Egypt. He joined the state-run Nile TV in 1997 as a political affairs correspondent, before later being promoted as the channel’s head of correspondents. He spent years in Palestine where he interviewed Yasser Arafat, former chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), and covered major events such as Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2006.  He then worked with several Arabic news channels, eventually becoming Sudan TV’s Cairo bureau chief. During those years, Hussein also taught at the Radio and Television Institute in Cairo, giving courses on news production and editing.  In 2010, Hussein joined Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau as a correspondent, after freelancing for the network. He covered Egypt’s 2011 revolution which toppled former President Hosni Mubarak and the events that followed, up until the closing of Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau in 2013. He then moved to Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, where he worked as a news producer. Hussein is someone “who knows how news is made”, says Majed Khedr, his manager in Doha. Sitting in Al Jazeera Arabic’s bustling newsroom, Khedr remembers Hussein’s ability to lighten the mood in a stressful work environment. “What is unique about Mahmoud is his fun spirit. He has a good sense of humour,” Khedr says. “He always brought food, and it was usually Egyptian food …This was Mahmoud’s spirit, God bless him.  “His name is still in our daily work schedule because we are still convinced he is with us.” Anas Zaki, a news editor at Al Jazeera Arabic, described Hussein as someone who “was always there for his friends”. The pair studied at university together and have been friends for more than 30 years. If someone called Hussein in distress late at night, he would rush to their house and “never make him feel like he sacrificed his sleep or comfort”, Zaki says. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Tobacco farmers undergo livelihood training

MORE than 1,000 tobacco farmers and their dependents from northern Luzon are undergoing livelihood training courses for alternative source of income. The National Tobacco Administration (NTA), through its livelihood assistance program, pre-selected a total of 1,100 trainees expected to complete the courses which started in batches this month until June next year. The trainees are… link: Tobacco farmers undergo livelihood training.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Tobacco farmers undergo livelihood training

MORE than 1,000 tobacco farmers and their dependents from northern Luzon are undergoing livelihood training courses for alternative source of income. The National Tobacco Administration (NTA), through its livelihood assistance program, pre-selected a total of 1,100 trainees expected to complete the courses which started in batches this month until June next year. The trainees are [...] The post Tobacco farmers undergo livelihood training appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

From ‘happily ever after’ to hell – CNN News

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their &'8220;happily ever after&'8221; through a Muslim dating site. But instead of bringing love and contentment, their marriage left Islam trapped in a living nightmare. Fast forward four years &'8212; and three husbands &'' and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Mitat dreamed of a career as a fashion designer, and saw a British husband as a way out of her drab existence in the Moroccan town of Oujda, near the Algerian border. Months after their first online encounter, Khalil traveled to Morocco with a woman he said was his sister. He met Mitat's family, and proposed marriage, showing them bank statements to prove his intentions were serious. &'8220;He was a normal person,&'8221; Mitat recalls, though she says he did make her swap her regular choice of clothing &'8212; tight jeans and t-shirts &'' for long dresses. After they were married, the couple traveled to Dubai, and from there to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to meet Ahmed's family. Mitat says she only stayed in Afghanistan for a month, because of the security situation there, before returning home to Morocco. Khalil went back to Dubai, but shortly afterward he called her with news. &'8220;He told me had a job in Turkey,&'8221; she says, &'8220;and we're going to go for a holiday too, me and him.&'8221; The &'8220;holiday&'8221; got off to a strange start. Instead of heading to a resort or a hotel, the couple flew to Gaziantep, on southern Turkey's border with Syria. A certified copy of Ahmed Khalil's passport shows his birthplace as Kabul in Afghanistan. A man who spoke only Turkish drove them to a house full of men, women and children. The women and children were in one room, the men in another, Mitat says. She was confused, and asked the other women where they were going. &'8220;We're going hijra,&'8221; they explained. To Syria. Hijra was the journey of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers, the fledgling Muslim community, from Mecca to Medina in 622 to escape persecution. In a modern context, it signifies escape from the tyranny of the enemies of Islam to the realm of the faithful. &'8220;When we were in Dubai he told me, 'I have for you a surprise, but I will give it to you in Turkey.' This is the surprise: to go in Syria,&'8221; she says. When she objected, Khalil's response was blunt. &'8220;You are my wife and you have to obey me,&'8221; she says he told her. Mitat says she wanted to tell Turkish border officials about her predicament, but says that as she and the others approached the Syrian border, the guards opened fire so they ran into Syria. When asked about the incident on the border, a Turkish police spokesman said he could not share information about individual cases. Once inside the country, they headed to the nearby town of Jarablus, to a guesthouse for &'8220;muhajarin&'8221; &'8212; those who were making hijra to the so-called caliphate &'' like them. Mitat says the place was packed with people from &'8220;everywhere&'8221; &'8212; the UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. No sooner had they arrived, than Khalil was sent off for a month of military training, leaving Mitat, who was now pregnant, behind. Once he'd been trained, ISIS sent Khalil to fight. He was killed on his first day, in the battle of Kobani. After his death, Mitat says she was terrified and didn't know what to do; banned from talking to ordinary Syrians, she was forced to stay within the muhajirin community. She moved in with her husband's brother and his family, who had also traveled to Syria, but when her brother-in-law was killed too, ISIS moved her into a guesthouse, where she stayed until her son, Abdullah, was born. As Kurdish fighters closed in, ISIS told Mitat she had to marry again and get out of the area to safety, so she wed a friend of her first husband, a man known as Abu Talha Al-Almani (his name means &'8220;the German&'8221;). He took her to Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, before moving again, this time to Raqqa as Kurdish forces closed in. A month after they got there, Mitat says she divorced Abu Talha because he wouldn't let her leave the house. She says fear played a major role in her decision not to leave immediately. Islam says she was told that other people who tried to leave had their children taken away, or were forced into weeks of intense Islamic studies. All the while, Mitat was trying to escape with little Abdullah. ISIS did its best to keep her and other muhajarin away from local Syrians who might help them, and smugglers hesitated to help, because they faced execution if caught. Others asked exorbitant fees &'8212; as much as USD $5,000 &'8212; according to Mitat. Eventually ISIS compelled her to marry for a third time, this time to a man who Mitat describes as a gentle soul, called Abu Abdallah Al-Afghani. This name &'' given to him by ISIS &'8212; indicates he was of Afghan origin. Mitat, though, says he was Indian, and that his mother lived in Australia. She says he [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Oro Chamber Women Power

For the first time ever, women leaders are at the helm of the two largest business organizations in Northern Mindanao. The Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber) inducted into office Monday, 16 December 2018, Dr., Irene La Victoria Floro, Ph.D. as its second woman president. Also recently appointed to the post of Executive Director of the same organization was Queritess Q. Queja......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated News4 hr. 16 min. ago

NorMin bags 4 awards in 20th Gawad Kalasag

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Dec. 11 (PIA) - Northern Mindanao bagged four awards in the 20th Gawad Kalasag (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Search for Excellence in Disaster Ri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News6 hr. 37 min. ago

NorMin bags 4 awards in 20th Gawad Kalasag

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Dec. 11 (PIA) - Northern Mindanao bagged four awards in the 20th Gawad Kalasag (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Search for Excellence in Disaster Ri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News10 hr. 2 min. ago

Former NIA exec indicted over P1.3 million fertilizer scam

A former official of the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) in Northern Mindanao has been charged with graft in connection with an allegedly anomalous purchase of fertilizer and pesticide in 2009......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Lumads flee as military bombs Kalabugao plains in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 14 December) – Lumads or Indigenous Peoples fled their homes as government planes bombed suspected New People’s Army guerrilla bases in Kalabugao plains in Northern Mindanao ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Dec. 26. Col. Edgardo de Leon, commander of the 403rd Infantry […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

MRC Allied to build P67-M solar rooftop for Mindanao mall

MRC Allied Inc. (MRC) continues to broaden its portfolio of solar projects after signing a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with a mall operator in Mindanao for a P67-million 1.1-megawatt solar photovoltaic rooftop system.   In a statement, MRC said it was designated as project developer and owner of the solar facility, the output of which would be sold to the mall owner.   The project, costing an estimated P67.4 million, is intended for use for 20 years.   Last month, MRC said it signed a similar agreement with Edward Marcs Philippines Inc. (EMPI) for a 550-kilowatt, grid-linked rooftop project for two rice milling plants located in Northern Luzon. This pil...Keep on reading: MRC Allied to build P67-M solar rooftop for Mindanao mall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Pacquiao steps up training for Broner tiff

  After shuttling from the Senate offices to nearby Elorde Boxing Gym at Mall of Asia complex, Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday changed from shirt and tie to his workout attire in no time.   "Ok na! Approved na. Extension sa martial law (It's approved, martial law in Mindanao is extended) one year," Pacquiao casually told the full-packed crowd inside the gym.   The throng clapped as he limbered up, shadow boxed and worked the mitts and marvelled at how seamlessly the legendary Filipino boxer shifted from his legislative duties to preparing for his fight against Adrien Broner in January.   "Great round, take it easy," Australian conditioning coach J...Keep on reading: Pacquiao steps up training for Broner tiff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

NorMin Peace Body Backs Martial Law Extension in Mindanao

Northern Mindanao Peace and Order Council passed a resolution supporting the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao. At the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) 10 full council meeting on December 10, council chair Mayor Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City said, “The Marawi incident requires decisive and swift action, and therefore I support […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018