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Magandia, son test positive for drug use, says PDEA

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . THE provincial board member from Lanao del Sur who was arrested during a raid in Iligan City on Wednesday tested positive for substance abuse. Rosemarie Bajao, spokesperson of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 10, said the official, Hussein Magandia, tested positive for drug ...

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7 soldiers wounded in NPA bomb attack

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent and NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . SEVEN Army soldiers were wounded when suspected New People’s Army rebels detonated a crude bomb during a firefight in Agusan del Sur, on Tuesday. Lt. Tere Ingente, spokesperson of the Army 4th Infantry Division, said the soldiers belong to 23rd ...

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Narcs nab Lanao pol, seize P3.4-m ‘shabu’

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a provincial board member and at least three others during a raid in Iligan City yesterday morning. Juvenal Azurin, PDEA director for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, identified the suspect as Lanao del Sur provincial board member  Hussein ...

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Lao slams Cobi anew over use of aging plant

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . COUNCILOR Teodulfo Lao Jr. yesterday hurled brickbats at the Cagayan de Oro Water District’s bulk water supplier over what he said was its dependency on the aging water treatment plant built by Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. in Bukidnon. Lao’s sharp criticism came in the ...

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COWD: Paper got story on water woes all wrong

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor . THE Cagayan de Oro City Water District called out a local daily here over a serious factual error in a news report it bannered yesterday. COWD chairman Eduardo Montalvan said it was a big mistake for Sunstar-Cagayan de Oro to report that the ...

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NBI arrests Bombo manager, news director for ‘extortion’

GENERAL Santos City — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested the manager and the news director of a Bombo Radyo station  here on Tuesday for allegedly extorting P5 million from a pastor-businessman. But Bombo Radyo executives alleged that it was a “setup,” and promised “all-out support” for the two ...

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Balulang woman behind bomb scare falls

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . AUTHORITIES yesterday arrested a woman for causing a bomb scare via text messages. SPO2 Benjie Tondaya of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, identified the suspect as Hera Mabaylan, 25, of Sitio Balongis, Barangay Balulang, this city. Mabaylan was handcuffed near her house by a ...

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Misor rebels launch attacks

NEW People’s Army guerrillas staged a daring attack against soldiers in Gingoog City and Claveria town in Misamis Oriental on Tuesday. Senior Insp. Arlyne Ranario, spokesperson of the Misamis Oriental police, said three NPA rebels attacked the patrol base of the 58th Infantry Battalion in Purok 1, Barangay Minalwang in ...

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