Monday, December 07, 2015

LTO-10 posts 10.09% hike in revenue: Ulep

NORTHERN Mindanao Land Transportation Office regional 
director Hilarion Ulep strikes a pose as he shows to the 
public the motorcycle units seized by the LTO-10 enforcers.
CAGAYAN de Oro City (BEN BALCE/Golden Journal) - The Land Transportation Office Region 10 (LTO-10) posted a collection revenue of P565.04 million in the third quarter of the year, up 10.09 percent from the figure posted during the same period last year, officials said Friday.

LTO-10 regional director Hilarion Ulep said the agency was also able to surpass its first semester revenue target by more than P36 million. The amount collected for the first semester of 2015 is P369,735,686.63.
“It’s higher by 10.88% compared to P333,443,313.70 in the same period last year,” said Ulep.

Based on the LTO’s accomplishment report, the sources of revenue are the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC), vehicle registration penalties and license fees.

Ulep said that almost all the districts increased their first semester revenues from last year with the Cagayan de Oro District Office (CDODO) posting the highest collection of P135.2 million as of 3rd quarter this year.

“Even though CDO district office decreases 6.45% at the 3rd quarter, still an 18.88% increased at the first semester this year,” said Ulep.

He added the region’s new registration unit also collected P81,300,013.34 more than P50 million after the 3rd Quarter this year.

While, district offices of Iligan and Malaybalay collected P62.6 million and P49.8 respectively for the 3rd Quarter this year.

Ulep said the agency’s strong revenue indicates that the agency has been efficiently carrying out the tasks mandated by the government.

Ulep said, “the revenue collection will go back to the public in the form of better service and projects from the LTO.”

The other DO/EO’s collected the following amounts: Maramag, P40.1 million; E-Patrol X, P39.25 million; Ozamis City, P26.20;  CDO LC, P21.67 million; Oroquieta City, P20.72  million; and Regional Office, P20.14.

Others are Gingoog City, P16.18 million; Tubod, Lanao del Norte, P12.81 million; DLRC Cagayan, P10.25; Camiguin, P9.62 million; Valencia M.U, P9.57 million and Tangub City, P9.11 million.

Acenas says Oro remains a peaceful city, safe for tourists

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Vice Mayor Ceasar Ian Acenas
CAGAYAN de Oro City (Golden Journal) Cagayan De Oro City, the premier capital of Northern Mindanao, remains one of the safest places for tourists in the country, Vice Mayor Ceasar Ian Acenas said on Wednesday.

Acenas issued the statement to dispel insinuations by some candidates of “Mr. and Miss PanContinental International Global Beauty Pageant” that Cagayan De Oro City is not a safe place for foreigners.

Pageant candidate Nicole Harding of New Zealand said in published reports that she was warned that “Cagayan de Oro is worse than Afghanistan.”

“Harding’s statements were aired by local and foreign media and if not corrected will adversely affect the efforts of the city government to lure more investors and foreign visitors here,” Acenas said.

He said everyone should know that Cagayan de Oro has always been and is still a very peaceful place.

"In fact, Cagayan De Oro City remains a favorite convention and tourist destination, nothing has changed and that the statement of Harding was unfounded. We also have many foreign residents and guests who are happily living in our city,” Acenas said.

He called on concerned government agencies to look into the pageant mess and to find ways to ensure that the incident would not happen again.

“All those who are visiting the city should have the best experience as I believe that is what we, Kagay-anons, want to give them,” he said. (BB with PNA)

BFAR says illegal fishing remains a problem in Misor

MISAMIS Oriental (BEN BALCE/Golden Journal) - Illegal fishing remains a problem for the undermanned personnel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Northern Mindanao, a fisheries official said Friday.

Visa Tan Dimeren, BFAR regional director, said that there are three hot spot areas for illegal fishing in Misamis Oriental while
illegal fishing remains unabated in two coastal villages in Cagayan De Oro.

Bambi lights up Capitol Park for Christmas. 
Christmas is now in the air at Vicente de Lara Park at 
the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol in Cagayan de 
Oro City after the formal switching on of the Christmas lights 
of different colors last Friday by Misamis Oriental governor 
Yevgeny Vincente Emano together with other 
provincial government officials. (Photos by BEN BALCE)
Dimeren identified the coastal towns Manticao, Initao and Lugait in Misamis Oriental’s western district, while the villages of Bayabas and Bonbon, in Cagayan De Oro’s northern coast as “hot spot” of illegal fishing.

She said there were reports about “encroachment of fishing boats” and dynamite fishing in the coastal towns while dynamite fishing is prevalent in Cagayan De Oro City’s coastal areas.

Dimeren said that with only 50 personnel assigned at the Maritime Police in Northern Mindanao, law enforcers find it difficult to check the illegal fishing activities in the region.

The BFAR official, however, hopes that illegal fishing in Northern Mindanao would be minimized following the formation of a task force comprising the Maritime police, Philippine Coast Guard, and Philippine National Police along with the media to monitor illegal fishing in the region.

She said that the formation of the task force is mandated under Republic Act No. RA 10654, which imposes stiffer penalties against those caught engaging in illegal fishing. (With PNA)

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