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Bangsamoro women appeal for passage of BBL

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . BULUAN, Maguindanao — Clad in their colorful Hijabs, the Bangsamoro women have assembled here to call for change in the region. “We trust that there will be just and lasting peace not only in Mindanao but for the whole country once ...

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5 passengers hurt in Lumbia road mishap

By JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . Passengers were hurt, including a six-month-old pregnant woman and a person with disability, as the jeepney they were riding crashed into a road side Monday morning. The vehicle was loaded with farm produce and five passengers when its brake malfunctioned. The driver, Gerson Ublad, ...

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Free Myles!

Cong Corrales . “It’s hard to fight for my life when I feel that my life is not a life. It’s existence. Existence is not enough for me.” -Hector Garcia, Jr.   UNLIKE most of the tito and tita of Myles Albasin, who have expressed support on social media platforms, ...

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Cocpo seizes P1-m marijuana

By JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . OPERATIVES of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office here seized cannabis plants worth almost a million pesos in two separate sting operations Saturday. Senior Insp. Maricris Mulat, head, City Drug Enforcement Unit, identified the suspects as Francisco Neri, 39, residing at sitio Biasong, ...

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Cotabato hosts Senate public hearing on charter change

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — The Senate committees on Constitutional Amendments, Revision of Codes and Laws; and Electoral Reforms and Peoples’ Participation conducted a joint regional consultation hearing with representatives and participants from various sectors, regarding proposals to amend or revise the 1987 Philippine ...

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Pontillas relaunches anti-illegal drug campaign in Gingoog city

By LITO RULONA Correspondent   Newly promoted and installed Gingoog City Police Office police director Supt. Ariel Philip Pontillas has launched an anti-illegal drugs campaign called “Barkada Kontra Droga Program” in Gingoog City last Friday. Pontillas said with the government’s desire to address the drug abuse problem, the Dangerous Drugs ...

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Trisikad driver nabbed in buy-bust operation

By JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . For possesing illegal drugs, a trisikad driver is now languishing in jail. Senior Insp. Ramsis Cartagena, police precint number 9 commander, identified the suspect as Ramir Pabericio, 59, residing at Zone 6, Sitio Balite, Barangay Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City. The suspect was arrested ...

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Missionaries condemn arrest of fieldworkers

By LITO RULONA Correspondent .  A missionary group condemned the move of the government forces in arresting field workers who were reportedly engaged with activist organizations. In a press statement sent by Ailene Villarosa, Advocacy Program Coordinator of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao Region (RMP-NMR) condemned law ...

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