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Houses for 35,000 poor families: plan

By GERALD LEIGH LAQUINON Correspondent THE government is planning on building houses for some 35,000 poor families in the city by 2022. The plan was revealed by City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) chief Teodoro Sabuga-a even as he noted the proliferation of families living in the streets in downtown ...

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Support Duterte on war on drugs: Oca

By LITO RULONA and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents MAYOR Oscar Moreno has called for public support for the government’s impending war on illegal drugs when President-elect Rodrigo Duterte assumes as the country’s leader. Moreno said this even as a Camp Alagar official sounded alarm bells over the problem on the distribution ...

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Dahino says she’ll back Moreno admin

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent COUNCILOR Councilor Edna Dahino on Wednesday declared her support for the Moreno administration even as she called the mayor’s annual report delivered during the city’s 66th Charter Day celebration as “very inspiring” and as an eye opener. Her fellow councilor, Zaldy Ocon, said Dahino has severed ...

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Scantel to cost VM, councilor benefits

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent DESPITE Monday’s approval of a P2.46-billion budget for city hall this year, two outgoing members of the city council may end up receiving nothing when they step down on June 30. Reason: the Commission on Audit (COA) ordered city hall last year to withhold the release ...

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Alagar to start weight loss program for fat cops

By LITO RULONA Correspondent CAMP Alagar will implement a weight loss program aimed at challenging officers in northern Mindanao to keep fit and become health conscious. Supt. Surki Sereñas, Camp Alagar spokesman, said the challenge is to promote physical fitness to effectively fight crimes especially during the next administration. Sereñas ...

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Oro council okays P2.4-billion budget

By NITZ ARANCON and LITO RULONA Correspondents THE city council on Monday approved city hall’s annual budget for this year. But it did not give Mayor Oscar Moreno his proposed P4.8 billion but only P2.46 billion. The approved budget however is P452  million more than the 2015 budget of P2.08 ...

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