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56 govt offices in Oro to have free internet

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . The Northern Mindanao – Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT-10), here, is currenty identifying areas in cities and municipalities to put up its Free Internet Access Program. Engr. Ogie Vecera, focal person of DICT-10 said they will be installing free internet access in government ...

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High-ranking Maoist guerrila yields to Army

By Shiela Mae Butlig Correspondent . Another high-ranking New People’s Army rebel has returned to the folds of the law, military authorities said. Two high ranking members New Peoples’ Army Terrorists  and one other has surrender with five assorted high-powered firearms, magazines and ammunition to Lt. Col. Rommel Pagayon of ...

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Iligan sets ‘pre-demolition’ confab tomorrow

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief, Ric Palahang, and Sita Asequia Correspondents . Iligan City — The city council here has scheduled a conference with the stakeholders before demolishing the structures with “extensions” in the Bayanihan Village, Barangay Sta. Elena –– a housing resettlement for ‘Sendong’ survivors. City councilor ...

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Town councilor nabbed for P150-k illegal drugs

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent . A JOINT effort by the municipal police and operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-10 have arrested a municipal councilor of Balingoan over the weekend. Balingoan police SPO4 Dante Cabactulan identified the suspect as town councilor Roel Padillo. Padillo was arrested Saturday inside his resident ...

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DENR-12 celebrates Int’l Day of Forests

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Koronadal City — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is calling urban dwellers to plant and grow more trees in the cities and towns to mark the globally-celebrated International Day of the Forests. This year’s theme is “Forests and Sustainable ...

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City council takes three-week recess

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent . THE Cagayan de Oro City Council has unanimously agreed to take a three-week recess starting next week. Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy said majority of the councilors have reached a consensus during their regular session this week. He said the recess will give the councilors ...

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Cops arrest cockfight gamblers’ tattletale

By Shiela Mae Butlig Correspondent . A man who ratted out the incoming police to the gamblers in an illegal cockfighting has been arrested for “obstructing justice.” Police identified the tattletale as Jossie Valmoria, 32, of Barangay Nasalaban, Sta.Ana, Tagoloan town in Misamis Oriental. On Monday, at around 2:40 pm ...

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Capitol preps for Holy Week

By Shiela Mae Butlig Correspondent . Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeney Vincente Emano has instructed the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) to be in full operation during the Holy Week. In full operation means the PDRRMO, the eight hospitals in Misamis Oriental and the Provincial Police Office will be ...

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DENR-12 to build up employees’ skills sets

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Koronadal City — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-12 is adopting Competency-based Systems (CBS) to institutionalize meritocracy and excellence in human resource management and development. The framework known as CBS describes the range of knowledge, skills, attributes, and behavior needed ...

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