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Butuan park lights up for Christmas

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–Vice Mayor Angelo Calo and councilors led the ceremonial switching of the “Light Up, Butuan 2015” project of the Amante administration at the Guingona Park on Tuesday night. The crowd cheered as a giant Christmas tree and other colorful decors at the park were lit ...

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Tribal leaders stage anti-communist rally in Butuan

By FROILAN GALLARDO Contributor BUTUAN City––A day before the burial of slain Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario Otaza and his son, Daryl, anti-communist tribal leaders here expressed fears that they would suffer the same fate in the hands of the New People’s Army (NPA). Datu Payad Sangkoan Ray Cervantes, ...

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Thousands pay respects to mayor slain by rebs

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent AGUSAN del Sur––Thousands lined up on streets from Butuan city to Loreto town to pay their last respects to slain Mayor Dario Otaza. In Loreto, his  town mates, relatives, friends and supporters, including town government employees, gave him a “hero’s welcome.” Otaza’s supporters staged a “Caravan ...

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Judge dismisses Oca’s budget case

By SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondent A REGIONAL court has trashed the Moreno administration’s case against the city council majority over the move to slash the proposed 2015 budget for city hall, the Gold Star Daily learned on Tuesday. In a ruling dated Oct. 8, Judge Jeoffre Acebido of the 31st ...

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Abducted mayor, son found dead

By BEN SERRANO with NITZ ARANCON Correspondents   BUTUAN City––The mayor of the town of Loreto in Agusan del Sur and his son were found dead in Purok 2, Barangay Bitan-agan yesterday morning. The 60-year old Mayor Dario Otaza and his son, Daryl, 27, were snatched by armed men from their ...

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Climate change czar to run for Congress

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Mary Ann Lucille Sering filed her Certificate of Candidacy for Surigao del Norte’s second congressional district under the Liberal Party, here yesterday. Sering has been serving the country’ s climate change commission as President Benigno Aquino III’s second ...

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Resort owners to invest P1-b in Siargao by 2016

BY BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City – By the end of his term, P1 billion worth of investments would have been made by resort owners in General Luna, according to General Luna Mayor Jaime Rusillon. Rusillon is seeking re-election for the May 2016 elections under Liberal Party. The local government ...

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LP Sursur slate first to file CoCs in Caraga

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Liberal Party official candidates in Surigao del Sur were the first to file their respective Certificates of Candidacy before the Commission on Elections (Comelec 13) provincial office in Tandag City, provincial election supervisor Ernie Palanan said. The complete slate of the administration party ...

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