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Budol Gang swindles anew, carts away P70k

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — A local Budol-budol Gang has struck again. This time the gang victimized a 33-year old Filipina married to a Sri Lankan trader who lost P20 thousand-worth of Saudi Riyal and her assorted jewelries with estimated worth of P50 thousand. Police identified the victim ...

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Troopers raid marijuana plantation in Caraga town

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — After raiding a suspected marijuana plantation in Baran-gay Waloe, Loreto, Agusan de Sur worth P6.6 million last June 15, another batch marijuana buds with an estimated value of P4.56 million were confiscated in Barangay Valentina, Lapaz, in the same province on Monday. Meanwhile, ...

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Over 270 drug personalities promise to change selves

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–The Caraga police yesterday said 272 self-confessed drug pushers and users came forward in two provinces in the region since it implemented a renewed campaign against illegal drugs, and promised to become reformed citizens. Police regional director Chief Supt. Rolando Felix said that of the ...

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Lumads demand NCIP total revamp

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — The United Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao demands a total revamp of officials and personnel of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) offices across the country during its recently concluded conference here. The group is also appealing to the President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to ...

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United lumad group issues warning vs Abu Sayaff

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Newly formed United Indigenous People of Mindanao condemned to the highest degree, the beheading of Canadian Robert Hall on Monday while it issued a warning to Abu Sayaff that the nearly two million indigenous people of Mindanao will be up in arms if ...

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Cops seize sacks of marijuana

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–Police on Wednesday seized eight sacks of freshly harvested marijuana leaves that were found abandoned at a roadside in Sitio RMI, Purok 4, Barangay Waloe, Loreto, Agusan del Sur. Loreto police chief Insp. Aldrin Salinas said placed the street value of the seized marijuana at ...

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Valencia City celebrates 118th Independence Day

THE City Government of Valencia spearheads the 118th Independence Day Celebration with the theme, “Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong” at Plaza Rizal on June 12, 2016. It was attended by City Mayor Hon. Azucena P. Huervas, Vice Mayor Hon. Rolando P. Laviña, City Councilors, Department Heads of Local and National Agencies, employees, ...

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Police form task force to get killers of PDP exec

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–Law enforcers yesterday formed a task force to investigate the June 1 killing of a politician in Trento, Agusan del Sur, identify and bring his killers to justice. This came even as the PDP-Laban called on authorities to ensure justice for its slain member identified ...

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