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US firms call off Minbizcon plans

By LITO RULONA Correspondent AMERICAN companies that planned to take part in the exhibit being organized by the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation (Oro Chamber) have called off their plans to participate in Mindanao’s biggest gathering of business and industry leaders here this year. Ruben Vegafria, ...

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Bambi orders smoking ban in hospitals, public plazas

MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano  yesterday ordered the full implementation of the national smoking ban in the compounds of capitol-run hospitals and public plazas even as he called on restaurants, hotels and similar establishments in the province to provide designated areas for smokers. Emano said his order is in ...

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Teachers’ group to Duterte: Retract order to bomb Lumad schools

DAVAO City–A teachers’ partylist called on President Duterte to retract his statement that he would order the Army and Air Force to bomb Lumad schools allegedly teaching subersvion and communism. The representatives of ACT Teachers said Duterte’s statement was an “endorsement of violence and murder against indigenous peoples.” “It is ...

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For military, ‘cleared’ does not mean safe

MARAWI City–Buildings and houses in this city which have been cleared of Maute Group gunmen are still unsafe as they may still contain unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices, a military official said in a press briefing here Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Ramiro Manuel Rey, commander of Joint Task Group Ranao, ...

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Maranaos boo Sona

By NITZ ARANCON, LITO RULONA and ANJANETTE VILLAMOR Correspondents “WE we’re wrong in supporting Duterte.” In tears, Haja Malika Batara yesterday poured her heart out as she expressed her dismay over what she said was President Duterte’s failure to articulate exactly what the government would do to end the sufferings ...

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Send us home, Marawi evacuees ask Duterte

By Ryan Rosauro for Mindanews ILIGAN City–Desperate for relief assistance after two months in evacuation centers here, throngs of evacuees from besieged Marawi City now want to go back to their homes so they may start rebuilding their lives. “Mr. President, please let us end the war now,” Maranao youth ...

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Councilor complains vs Globe’s tone, data use charges

COUNCILOR Ian Mark Nacaya on Monday urged the city council’s public utilities committee to  start an inquiry into Globe Telecom’s ringback tone and data usage charges. Nacaya asked Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr., the committee chairman, to summon Globe’s local representatives so they could explain the charges. During his special report, ...

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