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Owwa Caraga now accepts applicants for scholarship

BUTUAN City — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) calls for direct dependents of active Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who shall enroll or currently enrolled in any four or five year baccalaureate course. For school year 2017-2018, the agency now accepts applications for the degree-granting scholarship programs. The Education for ...

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2 barangay execs in Agusan Sur arrested in shabu raid

By Ben Serrano Correspondent BUTUAN City — Two barangay officials, a barangay chairman and a village councilman were arrested by operatives of the Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-Caraga) at around 9:30 am Sunday in Barangay Patin-ay, Prosperidad town in Agusan del Sur. In a phone interview, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur Chief ...

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Alleged drug pusher falls

By Ben Serrano Correspondent BUTUAN City — A 19-year old suspected drug pusher who converted a remote banana area as his drug den was arrested in buy-bust operation by the composite team of the National Police (PNP) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) last Friday afternoon at around 4 pm ...

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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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San Francisco top cop awarded most outstanding Mindanaoan

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — The chief of police of San Francisco town in Agusan del Sur has recently been awarded as the Most Outstanding, Model Minda-naoan given by a non-government organization in Davao City. Police Chief Insp. San-dro Bantad Santillan, San Francisco Municipal Chief of Police was ...

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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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