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Media groups slam red tag on journalist

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent .  MEDIA groups in and outside Cagayan de Oro closed ranks as a shadowy group included a journalist here and his family in a list of public figures accused as recruiters for the New People’s Army (NPA). Corrales News media organizations called the distribution of the ...

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MILF head is now chief minister of Bangsamoro

PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday named Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim as interim chief minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. This came during the ceremonial confirmation of the recently held Bangsamoro plebiscite results and oathtaking of Bangsamoro Transition Authority members. Murad and the BTA would lead the ...

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Palace firm, won’t pay ransom to Abu Sayyaf

THE government yesterday stood firm in its policy not to give ransom to the extremist Abu Sayyaf in exchange for the release of its hostages. “To give in to the demands of terrorists and other lawless groups would embolden them to engage in more abductions that would allow them to ...

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Dry spell to affect M’nao next month

By H. Marcos Mordeno of Mindanews .  A WEAK El Niño is present in the tropical Pacific and will likely continue until the second quarter. In March, a dry season would affect the Region 10 provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin and Lanao del Norte, and 18 other Mindanao provinces. ...

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Borres says it’s between him and Oca: ‘I will win’

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent .  IF his mayoral rivals can be optimistic and make all sorts of assertions, so can he. Mayoral hopeful Felix Borres yesterday laughed off former Agriculture undersecretary Jose Gabriel La Viña’s forecast of an election victory against reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno even as he predicted that ...

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Talisayan mayor slapped with disqualification case

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor .  Sumanpan A FORMER mayor has filed a petition of disqualification against reelectionist Mayor Rommel Maslog of Talisayan, Misamis Oriental, for what he said was a false information in his certificate of candidacy. The petitioner, ex-mayor Arthur Sumanpan, asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ...

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Police kill PUJ barker in Tagoloan drug bust

By JOEY NACALABAN and Shiela Mae Butlig Correspondents .  POLICE shot and killed a public jeepney barker during a supposed buy-and-bust operation in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, yesterday morning. Chief Insp. Allan Oniana, Tagoloan police chief, identified the dead barker as 39-year-old Rolando Daapong a.k.a. Andot of Zone 5, Tin-ao, Agusan, ...

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False info results in mass hysteria

By NITZ ARANCON and JOEY NACALABANCorrespondent . Cocpo exec: ‘Shame on you, trolls!’ IT all started with a man who mistakenly thought that there was an armed group in an abandoned house in the outlying village of  Tagpangi on Tuesday night. Before midnight, at least four thousand people, all scared ...

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