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Asean MPs sound alarm bells over martial law’s 3rd extension

LAWMAKERS from across Southeast Asia yesterday warned that the Duterte administration’s move to extend martial law in Mindanao would put human rights at risk. The warning came the same day Congress voted to grant President Duterte’s request during a joint session yesterday. “The continued imposition of martial law threatens to ...

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Narcs arrest couple in hotel bust

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) arrested a couple from Lanao del Sur during an undercover operation in a hotel in Divisoria, this city, on Tuesday night. The PDEA-10 identified the suspects as Muhammad Macaraub or Alahar Calaca and his pregnant partner Freda Mae Lavalle of Marantao, Lanao del Sur. ...

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Wounded Deloso sneaks out of NMMC, ‘missing’

By JOEY NACALABANCorrespondent .  THE Camp Alagar official who survived an ambush in downtownCagayan de Oro last month has sneaked out of the Northern Mindanao MedicalCenter, and has gone “missing.” Supt. Michael John Deloso This was the claim yesterday of Supt. Mardy Hortillosa, spokesman of the Cagayan de Oro City ...

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Phividec asks Misor board over instead

By EDWIN IYOCorrespondent .  Phividec administrator Franklin Quijano THE Phividec Industrial Authority continued to give Misamis Oriental’s legislature the cold shoulder even as its officials turned down an invitation by the provincial board to shed light on the controversial shipments of wastes from South Korea. Rather than show up during ...

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Trade body to malls: Help manage traffic during holidays

By LITO RULONACorrespondent .  THE city council’s committee on trade, commerce and industry hasasked mall executives in the city to help as the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) prepares to manage the traffic flow with the anticipated influxof vehicles from other places during the holidays. Councilor George Goking The committee’s ...

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Two siblings drown during Opol reunion

A FESTIVE family reunion held at a beach resort in Misamis Oriental suddenly turned sour when two siblings drowned Monday afternoon. SPO1 Mark Valles identified the fatalities as Junrie Junayon, 34; and his brother Ranlie, 35, of Barangay Talaba in Alubijid town. Two of their companions Jimboy Balansag, 34; and ...

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Another drug suspect slain after missing police targets

By NITZ ARANCONand JOEY NACALABANCorrespondents .  THE 14TH drug suspect to be killed in the city in line with the government’s bloody “war on drugs” was no different from others killed before him: he fired shots with a caliber .38 revolver but missed and so, officers supposedly returned fire and ...

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HR group hits police, military ‘efforts’ to stop lumad protests

By FROILAN GALLARDO, Special Correspondentand ERWIN MASCARIÑASCorrespondent .  A paper-mache of President Duterte is portrayed as a devil during a rally staged in time for the 70th International Human Rights Day in Divisoria, this city, on Monday. (photo by Froilan Gallardo) THE human rights watchdog Karapatan  accused government forces of ...

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