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Kidnappers snatch gas station owner

By Nora Sorino,  Nene  Lachica and Jun Enriquez of GSD-Iligan Bureau              ILIGAN City–A still unidentified group yesterday abducted businesswoman after she stepped out of her house in Linamon, Lanao del Norte. Col. Alex Aduca, commander of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, identified the victim as Clarissa Belisario, owner of a ...

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Iligan police chief gives men quota on ‘Tokhang’

By NORA SORIÑO GSD-Iligan Bureau chief  ILIGAN City–City police director Leony Roy Ga yesterday announced he was imposing a quota on police precincts in the city in line with the National Police’s “Oplan Tokhang” campaign. Senior Supt. Ga said each police precinct in the city is required to subject at ...

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Iligan seeks revival of steel plant

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief ILIGAN City – The city is now taking concrete and definite steps to revive the National Steel Corporation. Atty. Voltaire Rovira, city legal officer yesterday said that the National Steel Corporation Working Group had met Thursday and they had discussed the matter. Among ...

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Mandatory drug testing for city hall workers mulled

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — There are many employees who might be involved in drug-related activities. City Police Director Senior Supt. Roy Ga said the city government is now mulling a mandatory drug testing on all of its employees. He did not say though how ...

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Prominent Iligan lawyer shot dead

By Tomasita Asequia and Nene Lachica Correspondents ILIGAN City–Still unidentified men shot and killed a prominent lawyer at Zone 1, Barangay Poblacion here on Tuesday evening. Police identified the victim as lawyer Allen Evasan, 58, of Purok I, Merila, this city. Evasan succumbed to two gunshots to the left cheek ...

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Solon on dismissal: Don’t preempt court

By NORA SORIÑO GSD-Iligan bureau chief  ILIGAN City–Rep. Frederick Siao of the city’s lone district yesterday cautioned against preempting the courts in the aftermath of a decision by the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing him for grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the public. Siao issued ...

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Status quo on Regencia case

ILIGAN City–The Supreme Court has ordered a status quo in connection with the order to transfer detained  Mayor Celso Regencia from the Tipanoy prison facility here to the Quezon City Jail-Annex in Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, a lawyer said yesterday. Voltaire Rovira, one of Regencia’s lawyers, said the SC issued the ...

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Smartest choice

Arnold Garbanzos ILIGAN City–Many in Malacanang do not appreciate the significance of Lanao as a combined province to the peace process of Mndanao. If peace-making were the Pareto principle, Lanao is the significant 20 percent needed to achieve the 80 percent results we are praying for to happen in Mindanao, ...

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Supporters of Regencia to continue road block

By NORA SORIÑO GSD-Iligan Bureau chief ILIGAN City–Supporters of detained Mayor Celso Regencia vowed to continue blocking the entrance to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Tipanoy, this city, to prevent efforts to transfer the local chief executive to a Bicutan prison before the Aug. 17 hearing ...

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