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Regencia supporters bare ‘star witness’ statement

By NORA C. SORINO, SITA N. ASEQUIA and NENE A. LACHICA, Correspondents Iligan City — In the rally of the supporters of detained Mayor Celso Re-gencia to protest the continued stay of acting City Ma-yor Ruderic Marzo for said position, last Friday,  circulated copies of the first affi-davit of star ...

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Farmers take to the streets, bash PNoy

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent SOME one thousand activists and farmers from all over northern Mindanao yesterday staged a rally here in time for Farmers’ Day, and to express their grivances against the Aquino administration. The group marched from Gaston Park towards Cogon area, and then the capitol grounds where they ...

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77 filed CoCs in Iligan City

By Nora C. Sorino, Iligan Bureau Chief and Sita N. Asequia, Correspondent ILIGAN CITY — Seventy-seven have filed their Certificates of Candidacy for this city’s elective positions and beat the deadline last week, here. A bigger chunk of the number, however, are running for city councilor—60 candidates. Of the 10 persons ...

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Marzo to stay as acting mayor of Iligan: DILG

By BONITA ERMAC, NORA SORINO and TOMASITA ASEQUIA of GSD-Iligan Bureau ILIGAN City––The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ruled to make Vice Mayor Ruderic Marzo serve as the city’s acting mayor because of the detention of Mayor Celso Regencia. DILG city director Emilio Rana told a crowd at ...

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Marzo says he’d give way to Regencia if…

By NORA SORINO GSD-Iligan Bureau chief ILIGAN City––Acting mayor Ruderic Marzo over the weekend said he would step down, and allow detained Mayor Celso Regencia to assume office again only if the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) says so. Regencia, detained over charges he masterminded the ambush of ...

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Priest folds vestments to run for vice mayor

By BONITA ERMAC, Correspondent ILIGAN CITY — A Roman Catholic priest has decided to fold up his vestments to run for the second highest office of this city. Msgr. Jemar Vera Cruz temporarily took off his priestly vestments after officiating a mass in the Cathedral Church, here, before filing his ...

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Regencia plans to take over again next week

By NORA SORINO and TOMASITA ASEQUIA of GSD-Iligan Bureau ILIGAN City––Suspended and detained Mayor Celso Regencia is planning to assume as mayor again on Monday. During the city council’s session on Tuesday,  acting vice mayor Providencio Abragan Jr. read a portion of Regencia’s letter in which the latter made known ...

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Fugitive Iligan mayor to seek reelection with priest as mate

By NORA SORINO, BONITA ERMAC and TOMASITA ASEQUIA of GSD-Iligan Bureau ILIGAN City––Fugitive mayor Celso Regencia is going to seek reelection next year. The suspended mayor, wanted in connection with a murder and frustrated murder case filed in connection with the ambush of Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr.. Lawyer Demosthenes Plando, ...

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Marzo faces raps over pharmacy’s closure

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent ILIGAN’S acting mayor, Ruderic Marzo, is facing graft and grave coercion complaints before the ombudsman and the prosecutor’s office in connection with the closure of a pharmacy. Lawyers Rogelio Bagabuyo and Fulgent Thomas Garay said they were set on filing the complaints today. The lawyers said ...

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