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Moreno denies hand in ‘job order’ mess

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent MAYOR Oscar Moreno broke his silence over the “job order” controversy hounding the city council, denying that he had anything to do with it. Over the weekend, Moreno cried foul over what he said were attempts to drag him into the controversy even as he accused ...

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Hundreds of Higaonons mark Earth Day, take to the streets

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor AT LEAST 800 Higaonons from different parts of northern Mindanao marked the 47th Global Earth Day on Saturday by taking to the streets here, denouncing the “continued encroachment” of multinational corporations into their ancestral lands. The Higaonons took to task President Duterte’s campaign promise ...

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Iligan cops padlock radio station DxLS

By Nora Sorino, Nene Lachica of GSD-Iligan Bureau and Nitz Arancon Correspondent ILIGAN City–Authorities padlocked a radio station critical of Mayor Celso Regencia on Thursday afternoon. Radio station DxLS  was padlocked on orders from city hall supposedly because it has been a delinquent taxpayer. Iligan police director Senior Supt. Leony ...

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Government to spend P87b for 3 big Mindanao projects

By Carolyn O. Arguillas Mindanews DAVAO City–Three of the 36 big-ticket infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program are in Mindanao, and the government would be spending nearly P87 billion for these, including the Laguindanan airport in Misamis Oriental. The Mindanao projects are the expansion of the ...

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Think as one, Plaza urges Caraga rubber farm players

AGUSAN del Sur–Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza  made this appeal to players in Caraga’s rubber  industry: Think as one. Plaza said this during the gathering of rubber industry leaders in San Francisco, this province. He said he opted that the accreditation process of nurseries be simplified even as he urged public ...

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50 Davao city employees under probe

DAVAO City–An investigating committee created by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is now looking into complaints lodged against 50 city hall employees here. Lawyer Enrique Bonocan, one of the three prosecutors investigating the complaints, said among the complaints under preliminary investigation are related to absenteeism and tardiness. Bonocan said any person can ...

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3 admit having kin as staff members

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THREE councilors yesterday admitted having their relatives as staff members, confirming claims made by Councilor Lordan Suan that members of the city’s legislature have been providing work for their family members. Another councilor, Maria Lourdes Gaane, denied having any family member in her staff. The councilors ...

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Abbu, ex-patrolman, ex-councilor, dies

By LITO RULONA and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents FORMER councilor Jose Pepe Abbu died while battling a liver disease in a hospital here early morning yesterday. He was 70. The ex-patrolman who rose to become a member of the city council succumbed while under intensive care at the Polymedic Plaza at ...

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9-hour blackout due to NGCP work to affect parts of Oro

By DAVE ACHONDO Desk Editor PREPARE for the scorching heat. The Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. Inc. (Cepalco) yesterday announced a scheduled nine-hour power interruption in some parts of this city on Sunday due to maintenance work by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP). NGCP has reportedly ...

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