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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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Armm agrarian reform department turns over infra projects

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — The Department of Agrarian Reform of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has turned over 46 various infrastructure projects worth P13,656,250 to agrarian reform beneficiaries and communities in Maguindanao. The projects have been funded under the Kalilin-tad sa Kangilupa ...

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Couple shot while waiting for ride

IlIgan City — The police are still baffled over the shooting of  a couple while waiting for a ride to the city proper. Per report of Police Station 3 at Tag-ibo, Dalipuga, under station commander Senior Insp. Enrique Dungog, identified the couple as James and Christine Billy who were waiting ...

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Elderly couple killed while asleep in Jasaan

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent AN elderly couple has been found dead inside their home yesterday noon in Sitio Kimamaon, Barangay Kimaya, Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental in what authorities believed to be a case of home invasion. Jasaan chief of police Chief Insp. Rogelio Labor identified the fatalities as Victorio ...

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Lao wants dads to review city traffic code

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent COUNCILOR Teodulfo Lao, Jr, chairman of the committee on public utility, said the city council should review and reconsider the city’s traffic code. Lao’s proposal for a total overhaul of the traffic code is in response after participating the Cagayan de Oro Multi-sectoral Transportation Summit at ...

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No more Oplan Tokhang during nights, weekends

By LITO RULONA Correspondent The Police Regional Office-10 has issued a new memorandum to all provincial, municipal, and city police units banning the conduct of Operation Tokhang in communities at night and over the weekends. Pro-10 spokesman Supt. Lemuel Gonda said they already tasked all police units to conduct the ...

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‘Bangsamoro Basic Law key to prevent another Marawi siege’

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief MARAWI City — Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chairman Ghazali Jaafar together with Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Juan Edgardo Angara, Cynthia Villar, Risa Hontiveros, JV Ejercito and Paolo Benigno Aquino expressed strong hope that the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will put ...

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Taxi fare hike in Davao city starts

DAVAO City — Some of the taxi units here are now charging with the new fare rate as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-11 started the recalibration process early this year, which earned the ire of most commuters in the city. In an interview, lawyer Teresita Dela Peña-Yñiguez, director ...

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Envi dep’t gears up for enforcement of environmental laws

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief KORONADAL City — In an attempt to promote transparency on environmental law enforcement, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is gearing for a management information system to facilitate the gathering, recording and analysis of evidence on incidents related to environmental law ...

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