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Power firm turns over 400 Falcata saplings

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr. Correspondent ILIGAN City — In response to the request of Barangay Kiwalan, represented by Barangay Chairman Antonio Alon, PowerSource Philippines Energy, Inc. (PPEI) donated 400 Falcata Saplings to the barangay recently. Alon expressed the barangay’s need to reforest its 7.5 hectare parcel of land in ...

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Better road frees farmers from transport problems

SALAY, Misamis Oriental — Teofilo Ubatay Jr., 53, grew up in barangay Membuli in the slope portion of Salay town burdened by a rugged road that has made it impossible for farmers like him to earn sufficiently. “The road’s poor condition has been the problem of our village ever since. ...

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Eye doctor, bodyguard shot dead inside clinic

By Teng Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief COTABATO City — An eye doctor and his bodyguard were shot dead by an unidentified gunman inside his clinic here on Tuesday morning. Dr. Sajid “Jaja” Sinolinding and his bodyguard, Mohamad Esmael, were shot shortly past 11 am by a lone assailant who ...

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Normin cops seized P9.5-m drugs in 1Q

By LITO RULONA Correspondent AN estimated P9.5 million worth of illegal drugs have been seized by the entire police force in northern Mindanao during the first quarter of this year. Police Regional Office (PRO-10) spokesperson Supt. Lemuel Gonda said the police officers assigned in various municipalities, cities, and province operations ...

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Police arrest vegetable vendor in buy-bust ops

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent Gingoog City — Police have arrested a vegetable vendor inside a public market, here in a buy-bust operation, Monday afternoon. Gingoog Chief of Police Supt. Roel Lami-ing said the vegerable vendor was arrested through a buy-bust operation conducted at about 3 pm. Lami-ing identified the suspect ...

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Hinuklog: Lenten tradition lives on in Medina

MEDINA, Misamis Oriental — Every Holy Week, everyone in this town from public officials, workers, professionals to student, don their costumes and become actors in the reenactment of the traditional Lenten presentation, “Hinuklog” (Reflection). Even Energy Undersecretary Benito Ranque comes home and dons his costume as a market vendor. “Eight ...

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Oca getting impatient with Igpit bridge work

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent MAYOR Oscar Moreno is getting impatient with the public works department. He has called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to speed up its road and bridge projects in the city and Misamis Oriental. Moreno cited the bridge project in Igpit, Opol town ...

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900 out of school youths to benefit Tesda summer course, Goking says

By LITO RULONA Correspondent SOME 900 out of school youths and high school graduates will benefit the barangay-based scholarship program initiated by the Philippine Councilor’s League – Cagayan de Oro Chapter and Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) this summer. This was disclosed by PCL-Cagayan de Oro President and ...

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