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Another 12-hour blackout to hit Oro

By KRISTIAN DAVE ACHONDO ANOTHER 12-hour blackout would be experienced in many areas of the city tomorrow. The Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (Cepalco) announced that the blackout would be implemented to facilitate the line conductor stringing of a 69-kv line along Mandumol road, and line maintenance works. The power interruption ...

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Ocon says he bought lumber; faces probe

By EDWIN IYO and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents GINGOOG City––Environment officials here yesterday said they have summoned Councilor Zaldy Ocon in connection with the seizure of some 711 board feet of protected hardwood species that would have been brought to Cagayan de Oro from Surigao del Sur had it not been ...

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Survivor recounts how soldiers killed his pa, bros

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor THE 15-year old survivor in the Aug. 18 killings in Sitio Mando, Barangay Mendis, Pangantucan, Bukidnon, could hardly finish his sentences as he struggled to narrate the events that fateful Tuesday afternoon during a news conference here yesterday. The survivor’s father, Herminio Samia, 70, his ...

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Ocon truck caught with illegal lumber

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent THE pick-up truck of the chairman of the city council’s environment committee was caught moving hundreds of board feet of protected species of hardwood after the vehicle’s driver and his companions figured in a road accident in Medina town, Misamis Oriental, late last week, the Gold ...

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Pelaez opposes plan to privatize airport

By LITO RULONA Correspondent MISAMIS Oriental Vice Gov. Jose Mari Pelaez yesterday expressed his opposition to a supposed plan by the national government to privatize the Laguindingan airport. “This will affect everybody. If it a private company runs it, expect the fees to increase,” Pelaez said. He said he and ...

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