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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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Cops boast zero crime during Balangay Festival

By Erwin Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — The Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) boasts of zero crime incidence during the entire duration of festival activity of the recently concluded Balangay Festival here. Senior Supt. Albert Magno, city director of BCPO pointed out that he is pleased with the recent ...

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Govt to close Bislig city’s Niagara Falls for 45 days

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City – The Bislig city government announced that the renowned tourist destination Tinuy-an Falls, dubbed as the “Little Niagara Falls of the Philippines,”  will be closed for 45 days because of a road construction project. The road leading to Tinuy-an Falls would be closed ...

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