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Two NPA rebels, militiaman killed in Agusan Sur firefight

Two New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and a militiaman were killed as fresh fighting erupted anew in Agusan del Sur Thursday afternoon, a belated military report said yesterday. “We acted upon the report that a group of armed NPAs were (conducting) extortion activities in the said community,” Lt. Col. Rommel ...

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Teener collared in buy-bust ops

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Joint police and narcotics operatives arrested a 19-year-old girl in a buy-bust operation at Purok 7, Barangay Ambago, this city on Monday. In an emailed statement from Police Regional Office 13, Regional Director Chief Supt. Rolando Felix, identified the suspect as Madel Deles ...

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Military seizes equipment for bomb-making from Maoists

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Government troops recovered bomb-making devices, ammunition for M16 and AK47 assault rifles, one M16 and an AK-47 assault rifles, personal belongings, one back pack and subversive documents after more than a 30-minute gunfight against New People’s Army rebels in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Rosario ...

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Probe on death of 2-year-old boy on

BUTUAN City — Investigation initiated by Agusan del Norte provincial health office is now on-going over the death of a two-year-old boy who died after a hot cup of coffee accidentally spilled over the boy’s frail body causing body burns and led to the boy’s untimely death while in hospital ...

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Council body calls for submission of papers on children welfare code

THE Cagayan de Oro City Council committee on social services encourages concerned agencies to submit their respective position papers on the proposed amendment of Ordinance No. 10536-2007, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Children’s Welfare Code of the city. This developed after the committee, in coordination of the City Social Welfare ...

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Agusan del Norte evacuees start returning to their homes

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Some 357 evacuees who fled their homes in Barangay Hinimbangan, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte last March 15 early morning are now slowly returning in their respective homes, Hinimbangan Barangay Chairman Romy Gumila said. In a mobile phone interview, Gumila told Gold Star Daily ...

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Iligan councilor asks for patience

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr., Correspondent ILIGAN City — The Chairman of the Committees on Economic Enterprises and Transportation is asking the public for a little more patience on the transfer of the terminal for southbound vehicles to the former property of National Steel Corporation in Suarez, here. Councilor Eric ...

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