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Opposition to Con-ass prospects snowballs

A GROUP of mostly prominent academics and professionals throughout the country, including those for a shift to federal form of government, yesterday expressed its strong opposition to charter change moves at this time because the “present environment is not conducive to reforming the Constitution.” Signing the statement on prospect for ...

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Church to aid for indigenes regardless of ideologies

We are live from Subaru Kauswagan By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BISLIG City, Surigao del Sur – The bishop of Tandag yesterday said the Roman Catholic diocese in the province has moved to help over a thousand indigenes displaced as a result of the armed conflict in Lianga town regardless ...

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Military blocks entry to evacuation site in Surigao Sur

By H. Marcos Mordeno Mindanews . DIATAGON, Lianga, Surigao del Sur – Soldiers from the 75th Infantry Battalion have blocked all four entry points from the highway to the covered court of this barangay where some 1,800 upland residents sought refuge after fleeing their homes on Monday. On Thursday, the ...

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All MICT execs, staff under investigation

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE entire customs bureau organization at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, including the port police there, are now under investigation in connection with the release of over a hundred container vans of goods believed to have been misdeclared. Even the official who ...

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Pacquiao wants to do Mayweather

SEN. Emmanuel Pacquiao reiterated his desire for a rematch with undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., days after scoring a knockout victory in Kuala Lumpur. Pacquiao aired on Tuesday his wish to have another fight with the now retired Mayweather, who defeated him via unanimous decision in Las Vegas in ...

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City hall starts drive vs illegally operated ’rela units

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent   THE Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) started a clampdown on the illegally operated motorela in the city, impounding at least 10 units yesterday morning. Engr. Nonito Oclarit, RTA operations chief, said the campaign was started on orders coming from Mayor Oscar Moreno. The RTA, according ...

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Lawmen arrest city hall worker, pal in drug raid

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent   POLICE arrested a city hall employee and his friend during a raid in Barangay 1 here yesterday morning. Police identified the government worker as 36-year-old Robinson Benitez of Xavier Heights. He is an employee at the City Engineer’s office. Authorities identified the other suspect as ...

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SHELTERS FOR THE DISPLACED

Vice President Leni Robredo turns over a ceremonial key to transitory shelters at the Angat Buhay Village for dispaced Marawi families to Marawi Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra while others involved in the project look on. From left: Metro Stonerich Corp. chief operating officer Eliseo Aurellado, Xavier-Ateneo University president Fr. Roberto ...

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