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BLANKET OF HAZE

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent and FROILAN GALLARDO, Contributor HEALTH officials yesterday sounded alarm bells over the quality of air as Cagayan de Oro and many other areas in Mindanao found itself in a blanket of haze blamed on the brush fires in Indonesia. The haze believed to have been caused ...

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Weekend blackouts: 10 hours tomorrow

By KRISTIAN DAVE ACHONDO Desk Editor THE weekend blackouts continue. The Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. Inc. (Cepalco) announced another scheduled power interruption in the city tomorrow and Monday. Tomorrow’s blackout would be to facilitate the continuing work on a line conductor and upgrading of 69-kv and 13k.8k line ...

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People with respiratory illnesses at risk

By: Antionio Colina IV PATIENTS who are suffering from respiratory illnesses should remain indoors or wear masks as the haze believed to be caused by forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia continued to affect several parts of Mindanao, a health official said yesterday. Gloria Ortega Raut, senior health officer of the ...

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Rufus’ allies to back P5-b budget but…

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THREE of Mayor Oscar Moreno’s former allies in the city council yesterday said they would support the local chief executive in his proposal for a nearly P5-billion budget next year but they would be cautious against moves to hire partisans who could be turned into election ...

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Seven flights cancelled due to haze

THREE more domestic flights were cancelled on yesterday afternoon due to the haze in southern Mindanao supposedly due to forest fires in neighboring Indonesia. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority said the additional flights that were cancelled include Cebu Pacific Flights 5J 990 (General Santos-Manila), 5J 995 (Manila-General ...

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Oca to appeal case vs council

By NITZ ARANCON and SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondents THE Moreno administration would appeal regional Judge Jeoffre Acebido’s decision to dismiss its case against the city council majority in connection with this year’s city hall budget, ex-councilor and lawyer Edgar Cabanlas said yesterday. Cabanlas said this after Judge Acebido dismissed Civil ...

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Bambi, Julio trade barbs over health program

Nitz Arancon THE political rivalry between Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano and Villanueva Mayor Julio Uy has turned ugly as the two politicians traded barbs over the capitol’s health care program. Uy, who is challenging Emano’s reelection bid, belittled the governor’s Misorcares program, and called it a mere political ...

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