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Rodelsa Hall outlines 2013 performances

  SOUNDING the clarion call for community action for the Cagayan River, Rodelsa Hall and Safer River Life Saver Foundation. Inc. team up to create a series of benefit concerts to raise community awareness and advocacy to financially support environmental projects of the foundation. The twin institutions have been active ...

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Sign waiver, Ching challenges Barba

DEAL TURNED BAD. Mayor Vicente Emano puffs a cigarette as he watches Chinese-Filipino businessman Jacky Ching signing a document in his office in this 2011 photo. Two years later, Ching found himself becoming a whistleblower, linking the mayor and a councilor to alleged payoffs in connection to the soured Carmen market lease contract deal between city hall and New Wishing Star Corp..

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Tit for tat

By Erick San Juan DESPITE the death of Filipinos and Malaysians in Sabah, the Sultanate of Sulu refused to accept the announcements of both the Philippine and Malaysian governments that the matter was over. “This issue is far from over. Sabah is ours,” said the sultanate’s spokesman, Abraham Idjarani… (Manila ...

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Two hurt as ‘world-class’ market elevator crashes

YOU CALL THIS WORLD-CLASS? Vendors and marketgoers (extreme right) check an ill-fated elevator at Cogon market shortly after it crashed on Monday. The elevator’s cable (extreme left) snapped. The elevator was part of a multimillion-peso project to refurbish the city’s busiest public market years back. The mayor, Vicente Emano, once called the refurbished market “world-class.” (photos by Nitz Arancon)

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Irony or ironies

By Churchill Aguilar THE mining issue in the city has gone viral but the campaign against it is still found wanting. Yes, there are organizations like Sulog that have dedicated their cause specifically to fight against this social evil and somehow have started to snowball already but I still think that ...

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Bloated ego

By Ben Contreras LEONOR Esparcia, Ricardo Valerio, Dennis Naïve and Melchor Luna, city hall’s “harassed” employees, have reported back to work. Here’s the take of our avid reader Raul Padua: “[They] reported back to RTA on Wednesday, Nov. 14, fifteen days after receiving the Civil Service Commission’s decision denying the Motion for ...

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