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Duterte wants military to train on ‘CQB’ in fight vs terrorism

DAVAO City — President Rodrigo Duterte wants government troops to incorporate the training of combatting urban terrorism. This, as their fight against ISIS-linked militants in Marawi City continue. Duterte visited government troops last Thursday afternoon, his third since the fighting erupted on May 23. “This is the only war that ...

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Lagonglong mayor inks pact with DENR-10 for land titling applications

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental — Town Mayor Jay Albert Puertas has just signed a Memorandum of Partnership Agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-10) which will give the local government the authority to facilitate land titling here. “Dako kaayo kini’g advantage para kanamo kay ...

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Misor’s halfway house for children passes accreditation

THE Misamis Oriental-run children’s institution in Claveria town has passed the mandatory compliance with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) national to cater children in conflict with the law. Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano said the Bahay Pag-asa Center in Daro, Claveria, is now accredited with the DSWD as ...

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Lot for temporary shelters now ready

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief MARAWI City Mayor Majul Gandamra has announced that the 11-hectare lot where the 7,692 units of temporary shelters for evacuees will be built on is now ready. During the briefing of Task Force Bangon Marawi late last week, Gandamra said the area is ...

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Maco farmer ‘assassinated’

DAVAO City — A 32-year old farmer was shot dead by still unidentified assailants in Mawab, Compostela Valley province. Jay Apiag, spokesperson of human rights group Karapatan, said Roger Timboco, a Mansaka farmer who worked as a part-time “habal-habal” (motorcycle) driver was shot around 12 noon Wednesday. In a phone ...

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Duterte: No talking peace in Marawi

MARAWI City — President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on crushing the extremists fighting government forces in the embattled Marawi City. During his third visit Thursday afternoon, he vowed the government will not stop “until the last terrorist is neutralized.” “I am not ready to talk peace at this time kasi ...

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Marawi siege hero killed by police in Zamboanga

ILIGAN City — Private First Class Rudillo Bartolome was fresh from the fighting in Marawi City and was on his way home when he was killed on the spot by police officers in Zamboanga del Sur. Bartolome was shot dead by police officers from Aurora Municipal Police Station in Aurora, ...

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336 families benefit medical mission in Initao

The Misamis Oriental Care System (Misorcares) conducted medical mission and relief operations on Aug. 25 which served at least 336 families at the evacuation center in Initao town in Misamis Oriental. Maryden T. Ocot, Misorcares provincial coordinator, said each of the beneficiaries received a relief package composing rice, canned goods, ...

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Councilor to seniors: Please bear with us

Iligan City — City Councilor Petronilo Pardillo has enjoined senior citizens to “bear with the city council.” Pardillo’s response is in connection to the delayed process of giving the social pensions of senior citizens here who were inconvenienced. (Nora Soriño)   SHARE THIS ARTICLE

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