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Dongkoy to identify coalition bets today

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . EX-MAYOR Vicente Emano is expected to announce the candidates of the Padayon Pilipino-Centrist Democratic Party coalition today, Agriculture Undersecretary and likely mayoral candidate Jose Gabriel La Viña said yesterday. The announcement would be made a day ahead of the last day for the filing of ...

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Siargao cited as 2018 top island destination in Asia

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . THE relatively small island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte has transformed from a sought-after get-away for professional surfers into one of the most popular tourist destinations over the past few years — it has been named Best island in Asia by the Condé Nast ...

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Thousands line up to view padre’s heart relic

DAVAO City — Thousands of devotees braved the long queues and the afternoon heat to view and touch the glass-encased incorrupt heart relic of Padre Pio during the public veneration at the Ateneo de Davao University’s Matina Campus on Sunday, upon its arrival from Cebu City. The Archdiocese of Davao ...

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SEC now ready to file charges vs Freeman

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent . THE Securities and Exchange Commission here said it is now ready to file charges against the Freedom Traders Club (FTC) and its founder Mark Freeman. SEC regional director Renato Egypto said the Commission’s regional office already concluded its investigation on FTC and it is only ...

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M’nao involuntary hunger highest in Q3

By H. MARCOS MORDENO of Mindanews . INVOLUNTARY hunger in the past three months was most pronounced in Mindanao, the island grouping where President Duterte, the first politician from Mindanao to lead the nation, continued to get the highest net satisfaction rating in September. Involuntary hunger in Mindanao increased by ...

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Soldiers catch woman, driver with guns, grenade at checkpoint

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . SOLDIERS from the 4th Mechanized Brigade of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division arrested two people at a checkpoint in Barangay Nangka, Balo-i town in Lanao del Norte late last week. Camp Alagar spokesman Supt. Surki Sereñas identified the suspects as Emma Saidomar Ossamah, 31, and ...

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Bambi seeks approval of P3-b Misor budget

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano has asked the provincial board to approve his proposed budget of nearly P3 billion for 2019. Emano said this even as he revealed that the capitol is planning on spending much of its money next year to develop the ...

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Govt to get rid of non-performing electric coops

THE government will revoke the franchise of electric cooperatives in Mindanao and allow new players to take over their operation if they fail to improve delivery of services, Energy Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella warned. In an interview during the Mindanao Energy Investment Forum in Davao on Thursday, Fuentebella said they ...

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Baungon exec slams critic of NIA-Rio Verde deal

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . THE mayor of Baungon, Bukidnon has dismissed claims made by a lawyer that the use of an irrigation system in the town as a source of bulk water being treated and delivered to the Cagayan de Oro Water District has adversely affected the province’s rice ...

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