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Darimbang: ‘More slots given to us than Uy’

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent IN an unexpected move, the local supporters of the Aquino administration’s Liberal Party gave more access to its local political rivals into the recently concluded PiliPinas Debate 2016, an independent congressional candidate claimed. First district representative wannabe Lourdes ‘Candy’ Darimbang confirmed to Gold Star Daily that ...

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Hundreds rendered homeless in Surigao slum fire

By WINSTON ENSOMO, Correspondent SURIGAO City — An estimated one hundred houses made of light material were razed to the ground by a fire in a slum area along Nueva Extension in Barangay Taft, here on Thursday afternoon. According to the investigation of the city Bureau of Fire Protection, the ...

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Commies skirmish with gov’t troops anew

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — A soldier of the 75th Infantry Battalion based in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur province was killed while another soldier was injured after an armed encounter with red fighters around the vicinity of Sumitomo Fruits Banana plantation in Barangay Sta. Fe, Tagbina,  Surigao ...

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Power firm cited for occupational safety, health

THE Philippine College of Occupational Safety (Pcom) cited energy-firm Steag State Power Inc. (SPI) for its superior occupational safety and health (OSH) programs and practices. During a benchmarking visit to the 210 MW (net) SPI Mindanao Coal-Fired Power Plant at the Phividec Industrial Estate in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, Pcom  National ...

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Maoist rebels set-up checkpoint near Special Forces detachment

BY: BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Claiming their status of belligerency, about 20 to 50 armed combatants of the New People’s Army (NPA) –– the armed-wing of the Communist Party-led National Democratic Front (NDF) –– established a checkpoint along a national highway in Purok 2, Sitio Bayanacon, Barangay Mabuhay, ...

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New heavy equipment arrive

Misamis Oriental Gov. Bambi Emano accepted the initial delivery of heavy equipment as he declares a massive implementation of various infrastructure projects in the province, Friday, over the weekend. The equipment consisted of six (6) units of vibratory compactors (pison), two (2) backoe, two (2) graders, and two (2 ) ...

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Tagoloan Mayor Sabio to run unopposed as town vice mayor

Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental — Newly minted Tagoloan Mayor Robinson Sabio will eventually run unopposed as vice mayor of this town after Gov.Bambi Emano announced here, Thursday last week, his party the Padayon Pilipino will not put up a replacement-candidate for deceased Mayor Paulino Emano, The Governor made the announcement In ...

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First Teachers’ Congress: Luistro mum on tribal school attacks

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent SURIGAO City—Claiming reforms will not happen from the central or regional offices but from the school level, Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro told some 6,000 delegates of the 1st Teachers’ Congress. Luistro urged the educators to visit the farthest, remotest villages if possible where the ...

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