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Approved in principle: P67-million peace, order budget hike

THE city’s legislators have already “approved in principle” a P67-million increase in the Moreno administration’s peace and order budget, a city council’s legislative information group revealed yesterday. This came following a marathon budget hearing presided over by Councilor Edna Dahino on Mayor Oscar Moreno’s proposed Peace and Order Development Program ...

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EJKs taking place, HR group to Alagar spokesman

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor . HUMAN rights watchdog Karapatan on Wednesday criticized the spokesman of Camp Alagar who asserted that there are no cases of extrajudicial killings in the region. In a statement, Fr. Khen Apus of Karapatan-Northern Mindanao said Camp Alagar spokesperson Supt. Surki Sereñas should not ...

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Xavier U to hold mass for justice, Gexie Ray

XAVIER University will hold a “Mass for Justice and Peace” for murdered philosophy teacher Gexie Ray Ungab tomorrow. The University’s Philosophy Department said Xavier president Fr. Roberto Yap would officiate the mass himself at the University Church of the Immaculate Conception at 9 am tomorrow. “This Holy Eucharist is offered ...

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SP to review Phividec charter

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in Misamis Oriental will be forced to review the mandate and charter of the Phividec Industrial Authority should it continue to snub their call for an explanation on the entry of the 51 container vans full of garbage from South ...

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Rotoras’ brother suspects cover-up

By JOEY NACALABAN and LITO RULONA Correspondents . A BROTHER of slain University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) president Ricardo Rotoras on Monday expressed dismay over the way the police handled the murder case, adding that he suspected a cover-up. Eldie Rotoras said this even as his ...

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Lawyers’ group fears death squads to bring more chaos

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Misamis Oriental Chapter (IBP-MO) raised fears that President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to create a “death squad” targeting suspected communist rebels, criminal, and drug dealers would only bring more chaos and negative effect in the community. IBP-MO Chapter President Atty. ...

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Trailer truck runs over, kills Coed

By JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . A 20-year-old college student died after she was accidentally run over by a trailer truck Monday morning. Camela Jacobo, a resident of Montalvan-Burgos, this city was rushed to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center where she was declared dead. The incident happened along Mendoza-Julio Pacana ...

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