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Pelaez: Abogado should use police powers vs quarry ops

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent MISAMIS Oriental Vice Gov. Jose Mari Pelaez pointed out that local executives have police power over their jurisdiction and Balingasag mayor Marietta Abogado should use this to go after the alleged illegal quarry operations in her town. Pelaez added the illegal quarrying issue in Balingasag can ...

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2 bodies remain unclaimed after Pantar clash

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief and Ric Palahang Correspondent Iligan City — The cadavers of two persons taken to a funeral home here in the aftermath of an encounter between government forces and Isis-inspired fighters remain unclaimed and unidentified as of presstime. Danny Capin, owner of Capin Funeral ...

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Galvez: BBL will turn down terror threats in Mindanao

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief ISABELA CITY, Basilan — The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law and its eventual ratification will redound to a more peaceful Mindanao as this will address the root causes of the armed conflict, a top military commander here said. Lt. Gen. Carlito ...

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Teenage girl stabs woman

Iligan City — A teenager stabbed a woman earlier this week in a fit of anger. Senior Insp. Jasper Ian Ello Pascu, Station Commander of Police Station 5 at Poblacion, this city, identified as Kristine Macalisang, 18, single, and resident of Bacolod, Lanao del Norte. She sustained a stab wound ...

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Armm provides health-related infra in conflict-affected towns

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — The regional government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has been providing health and social protection assistance to communities in Maguindanao, the most conflict-affected province in the region, through the construction and enhancement of health facilities. Since late ...

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Narcs nab gov’t engineer in buy-bust ops

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent Butuan City — Authorities arrested a provincial engineer and a construction worker in a buy-bust operation in Surigao City, this week. Caraga Police Regional Office-13 identified the suspects as Engr. Constantine Marcelo Garrido, 31, a resident of Barangay Ferdinand, Basilisa town of Dinagat Islands Province ...

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‘Balingasag illegal quarry ops have consent from barangay executive’

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent THE illegal quarrying activities in Barangay Mandangoa, Balingasag town in Misamis Oriental allegedly have the consent to operate from a barangay official in the area, a government environment executive said. In an interview, Mines and Geoscience Bureau-10 Regional Director Rex Monsanto confirmed the allegation after conducting ...

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Czech Republic tour biker misplaces belongings

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent A Czech Republic touring cyclist asked from officials of Talisayan for retrieval of his personal effects inside a pouch he left along the highway on Tuesday. Town Mayor Rommel Maslog identified the foreigner as Zbynek Vintr, a Czech Republic national. Maslog said upon knowing he immediately ...

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Hataman condemns attack on DPWH-Armm workers

By Teng L. Datu COTABATO City — Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Gov. Mujiv Hataman condemned the attacks by the Abu Sayyaf Group against Armm-Department of Public Works and Highways workers while building infrastructure projects at Barangay Baas, Lamitan City in Basilan last Saturday. “Even as we mourn the deaths ...

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Reds, military clash anew in Agusan Norte upland village

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent AT least 48 families fled their homes as communist rebels and government soldiers exchanged firepower in Agusan del Norte yesterday morning. Brig. Gen. Franck Nemesio Gacal, commander of the 402nd Infantry Brigade, confirmed that soldiers from the 29th Infantry Battalion encountered New People’s Army guerrillas in ...

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