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Manobos in Surigao flee homes

LIANGA, Surigao del Sur — Some 2,000 Manobo lumads from nine hinterland communities of this town fled their homes anew, fearing an imminent military operation and stricter checkpoints by government forces. Residents started evacuating last Thursday after noticing the presence of military helicopters and a bomber plane hovering around their ...

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Bislig launches Oplan 911 center

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur — The city government here recently launched its Operation 911 Command Center aimed to save lives and properties situated at the former Philippine National Police (PNP) Building in Mangagoy. The implementation of its operation is pursuant to the Executive Order No. 10 signed last May ...

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Surigao Sur evacuees go home after a year

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–Over 2,000 indigenes who evacuated to the Surigao del Sur Provincial Sports Complex returned to their homes in Han-ayan, Barangay Diatagon, Lianga in Surigao del Sur after a year. The lumad families turned the public facility near the capitol in Tandag into an evacuation center. ...

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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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THIS MEANS WAR

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent TANDAG, Surigao del Sur–The Armed Forces moved an entire Army battalion from Mindoro to Surigao del Sur this week to beef up government forces that are fighting communist rebels in Caraga. Army Lt. Alfredo Bagbag carried a military AR 15 rifle, pouches of extra bullets, ...

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Son shots own father in Surigao del Sur

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — A 27-year old farmer in Barangay Banahaw, Lianga, Surigao del Sur tried to kill his own 57-year old father by shooting him using a .38 caliber pistol to the chest on Sunday, Lianga Municipal Police office reported to Police Regional Office 13 here ...

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Army accuses guerrillas of violating own ceasefire

CAMP Evangelista has accused the New People’s Army (NPA) of violating its own Yuletide truce when rebels allegedly fired at government troops stationed at the outskirts of Barangay Bitaugan, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur early this week. Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez, 4th Infantry Division public affairs office chief, said the ...

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