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Reds: Allegations meant to cover up military abuses

By SHEILA MAE BUTLIG, Correspondent MAOIST guerrillas under the Mt. Kitanglad Sub-Regional Operational Command of the Julito Tiro Command cried foul for being implicated in the killing of two Talaandig brothers in Lilingayon town, Valencia City. In a statement sent to Gold Star Daily, Mamerto Bagani, spokesman of the Mt. ...

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Dongkoy rushed to CUMC, in Room 401

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor EX-MAYOR Vicente Emano was rushed to the Capitol University Medical City (CUMC) in Gusa mid-morning on Saturday, hospital personnel confirmed to the Gold Star Daily. The erstwhile leader of the city was brought to the emergency room of CUMC mid-morning, and then moved to ...

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In the end, there can be only one

By HERBIE GOMEZ Editor in chief FIGURES don’t lie, and data culled from the 2010 and 2013 elections indicate that next year’s political exercise would be a cliffhanger given a three-cornered fight for the mayoral post involving Mayor Oscar Moreno, Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, and ex-mayor Vicente Emano. In this scenario, ...

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Torture and Martial Law: Ka Jerry

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor WHEN Hugo “Ka Jerry” Orcullo shared lunch with close friend Eliseo “Ely” Patlunag at his house in downtown Cagayan de Oro on Oct. 14, 1983, little did he know that his life was about to take a painful two-year detour. Patlunag was a district population ...

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Oro cops raise alert level after Zambo bombing incident

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent THIS city’s police forec has raise the alert level of all terminals and public places, here, following the bombing of a bus—that killed one passenger and injured 33 others—in Zamboanga City last Friday. Police Supt. Lemuel Gonda, head of Cocpo’s operations and plans branch said they ...

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Cops: Escudero slay case work-related

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent LOCAL police are now eyeing a “work-related angle” behind the fatal ambush of employee of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD 10) along Gusa national highway, here. Cagayan de oro City Police Office (Cocpo) Chief Insp. Ariel Pontillas, head of Task Force Escudero said ...

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Tug-of-war begins

By ALWEN SALIRING and SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondents MAYOR Oscar Moreno and Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District are now in a tug-of-war to win 1st District Rep. Rolando Uy to their side. Politicians from the Moreno and Rodriguez camps were in agreement that Uy, who commands a ...

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‘No apology, no settlement’

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent NEGOTIATIONS for a settlement between Radyo Ultra and two of its former broadcasters reached a stalement yesterday, prompting a National Labor Relation Commission (NLRC) officer to endorse the media workers’ complaint for illegal dismissal to a labor arbiter. This came after Maria Clarisa Suan, owner of ...

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HPG lends RTA a hand, improves traffic flow

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE Highway Patrol Group (HPG) yesterday fielded its men here to help the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) in managing the flow of vehicular traffic and in apprehending violators of traffic rules. The HPG officers started in the highway in Kauswagan near the Maharlika Bridge, a ...

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