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Rising rights abuses alarm lawyers’ group

Reports of continued repression against the tribal peoples in Mindanao has alarmed the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) as they slammed the Duterte administration “for allowing the perpetuation of these reprehensible acts.” UPLM has noted that more cases were being brought up against members of the indigenous peoples ...

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Tourism body presents Higalaay events

COUNCILOR Jay Pascual, chairman of the committee on tourism, said several activities have been lined-up by the city for this year’s fiesta celebration in honor of St. Augustine of Hippo. He said the events include the Higalaay Agri Fair and Garden Show at Gaston Park (Aug. 3-31 from 8 am ...

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Dad pushes for more reclamation projects

COUNCILOR Ian Mark Nacaya proposed that the city government embark on more reclamation projects as part of the plan for Metro Cagayan de Oro. In his special report during the regular session this week, the councilor said, President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that Cagayan de Oro will be the next ...

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Lumad leader accuses Reds of being behind mass evacuations

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent . DATU Armando Bravo, founder and executive director of Lumad Mindanao Movement for Peace and Development, Inc., has accused the New People’s Army of being behind the mass evacuation of indigenous people from Sitio Camansi, Barangay Banglay, Lagonglong town in Misamis Oriental. This, as his group, ...

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Councilor eyes tree planting day ordinance

COUNCILOR Edna Dahino is set to propose an ordinance declaring a particular day of every year as Arbor Day in the city. The declaration is pursuant to Republic Act No. 10176, “An Act Reviving the Observance of Arbor Day by Authorizing the Local Government Units the Responsibilities for Celebrating the ...

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Dahino hits absence of streetlights

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . City Councilor Edna Dahino is asking the City Engineering Office to shed light over her personal observation regarding the non-availability of street lights installed by the city government within the city streets and highways. Dahino issued the statement during her privilege speech on Monday’s regular ...

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RTA seeks bigger impounding area

The Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) now seeks for a bigger impounding area for impounded vehicles due to traffic violations in the city. RTA Overseer Verneer Monsanto said he has observed that clamping vehicles are not effective to those who violated traffic rules since they can just get claim their ...

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