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Butuan city police acquire new P16-million building

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — A new 16-million office building was turned over to the Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) Monday morning, as their new headquarters leaving their old police building that have served as the headquarters since the 1960s. “We are happy that finally BCPO ...

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Inmate in child rape case hangs self in prison

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City — An inmate, behind bars because of a child rape case, was found hanging in an isolation cell at the Agusan del Norte Provincial Jail in Barangay Libertad here on Tuesday. The dead inmate was identified as Bonifacio Pagaran, 40, of Purok 5, ...

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2 gunmen kill man, hurt wife, 2 grandchildren

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS, Correspondent . BUTUAN City – A man who worked in the security group of a small-scale miner was gunned down while he was on his motorcycle with his wife and two grandchildren on the highway in Rosario town in Agusan del Sur, on Tuesday afternoon. Initial investigation ...

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Gabriela decries arrest of member

  By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — A women’s rights group denounced the arrest of one of its members calling it a “misogynistic” move of the Army’s 402nd Infantry Brigade. In a statement issued yesterday, Atel Hijos, Gabriela Women’s Party secretary general, condemned the arrest of their ...

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Butuan cops step up drive against crime with hotlines

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City — The city police office here has initiated an information campaign dubbed “Oplan Dikit” to help inform the public of the emergency police hotline numbers in the hopes of curbing street violence and crime here. “This campaign is for public awareness because we ...

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Nat’l scientific confab kicks off in Butuan city

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — About 150 scientists, academe, and students from different schools all over the country have gathered here for the two-day 36th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (ASBP) at the Father Saturnino Urios University campus ...

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