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Council to ask Cariaga for details on anti-gambling campaign

By Nitz Arancon, Correspondent (Editor’s note: We are reprinting this story that did not have a continuation in Monday’s issue due to production glitches.) COUNCILOR Romeo Calizo on Friday said the city council would summon city police director Ronnie Francis Cariaga again and ask him to give a detailed report ...

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Tension grips Iligan City Jail anew

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief and Sita Asequia, Correspondent Iligan City — As early as dawn Monday, supporters of detained Mayor Celso Regencia blocked city jail again to prevent the latter from being transferred as ordered by the Regional Trial Court-Branch 77 of Quezon City dated Aug. 11. ...

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Drug war lists 20,584 kids as ‘users, pushers’

By Vino Lucero, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism The fresh wind blowing through the spacious rundown facility can make one feel relax, energized, or even nostalgic. But many of those who had taken temporary residence here had been constantly plotting to escape it – until recently. “They tell me, ‘we ...

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New NBI 10 director takes the helm today

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent STARTING today, a new regional director, Atty. Cesar Bacano, will be leading the the northern Mindanao Bureau of National Investigation This after, Atty. Angelito Magno will be transfer to Region III following a simple turn-over ceremony over the weekend. Magno ended his term of office with ...

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First cyber libel charge filed vs Facebook post

By Nitz Arancon, Correspondent PROSECUTORS are now dealing with the very first cyber libel case in the city based on an allegedly libelous post over Facebook. Lawyer James Judith, who is representing Kickers Travel and Tours, has filed a libel case against a certain Lucy Salcedo Sambaan before the City ...

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22 drug suspects killed in barely 3 months in Normin

By NICOLE MANAGBANAG, Correspondent THERE are already 22 suspected drug personalities killed here in northern Mindanao since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in July 1 and declared an all-out war against illegal drugs. On Thursday, police killed their 22nd drug suspect who allegedly resisted arrest and attempted to harm the ...

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NUJP asks Duterte to shed light on Pala’s murder

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor  THE LARGEST union of journalists in the country is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to divulge to the public the real circumstances surrounding the 2003 murder of Davao City broadcaster Juan “Jun” Pala. In an emailed statement, Dabet Panelo, secretary general of the National Union ...

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Unidentified assailants gun down ‘police asset’

By Sita Asequia, and Adelfa Lachica, Correspondents Iligan City — A group of assailants took turns in shooting a man they suspected to be a police asset in his residence on Thursday afternoon. Police identified the fatality as Rocky Pantollano Bernas, 32, and a resident Barangay Saray, this city. Bernas ...

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Rights group wants EJKs probed by United Nations

NEW YORK-based Human Rights Watch wants the Philippine government to invite an independent investigation which will involve the United Nations into the alleged direct involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings. In an emailed statement yesterday, Human Rights Watch cited the testimony of self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato at the ...

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