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Teener collared in buy-bust ops

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Joint police and narcotics operatives arrested a 19-year-old girl in a buy-bust operation at Purok 7, Barangay Ambago, this city on Monday. In an emailed statement from Police Regional Office 13, Regional Director Chief Supt. Rolando Felix, identified the suspect as Madel Deles ...

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Military seizes equipment for bomb-making from Maoists

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Government troops recovered bomb-making devices, ammunition for M16 and AK47 assault rifles, one M16 and an AK-47 assault rifles, personal belongings, one back pack and subversive documents after more than a 30-minute gunfight against New People’s Army rebels in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Rosario ...

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Probe on death of 2-year-old boy on

BUTUAN City — Investigation initiated by Agusan del Norte provincial health office is now on-going over the death of a two-year-old boy who died after a hot cup of coffee accidentally spilled over the boy’s frail body causing body burns and led to the boy’s untimely death while in hospital ...

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Agusan del Norte evacuees start returning to their homes

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Some 357 evacuees who fled their homes in Barangay Hinimbangan, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte last March 15 early morning are now slowly returning in their respective homes, Hinimbangan Barangay Chairman Romy Gumila said. In a mobile phone interview, Gumila told Gold Star Daily ...

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Surigao bridge damaged by quake now passable

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Damaged by Feb. 10 earthquake, the Anao-aon Bridge in San Francisco, Surigao del Norte is now passable and open to public and motorists. The Surigao del Norte Provincial Engineering Office, however, have put the limit weight of vehicles using the bridge at eight ...

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NPA denies Surigao clash

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Ka Ariel Montero, spokesperson of the Regional Operational Command New People’s Army-Northeastern Mindanao Region in an official press statement here in Caraga Region said the report of the Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion commander Lt. Col. Rico Amaro that encounter ensued between his troops ...

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Alleged big time shabu pusher falls

BUTUAN City — Alleged big-time shabu pusher, who has eluded arrest many times, was finally arrested early dawn on Thursday by a joint team of the National Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency here in Caraga region. PDEA-Caraga regional director Gilbert Buenafe identified the suspect as Jabbar Dangcogan, 23, a ...

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Classes suspended after quake jolts Surigao anew

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent   BUTUAN City — Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Forcadilla Matugas declared suspension of classes in all levels in Surigao City and five other towns in Surigao del Norte after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocked province on Sunday morning. Only four of the 37 injured remain ...

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