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Lao, Salcedo in trouble over CDP’s failure to file Soce: PCIJ

COUNCILORS Teodulfo Lao Jr. and Enrico Salcedo of this city are in trouble over the failure of their political party to file a Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures (Soce) for the 2016 elections, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) reported yesterday. Lao and Salcedo were identified together with ...

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3,937 bets fail to report expenses in 2016 polls

By The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism/ PRESIDENT Duterte is already on his second year as the country’s chief executive, but the polls that clinched him that post continue to bedevil the Commission on Elections (Comelec) — and with reason. Indeed, despite giving the candidates in the May 2016 elections ...

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Police file complaint vs Pamatong ‘soldiers’

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent/ POLICE yesterday pressed charges against five members of a group calling itself the United States Army Freedom Fighters of the East (Usaffe) for illegal use of police uniforms or insignia. The complaint was filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office against Rey Butal, 25, of Claveria, Misamis ...

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Deprived of ambulance, dying man forced to take public transport from Camiguin to Oro hospital

By ANJANETTE VILLAMOR Correspondent/ AN ailing man was forced to commute, using public transportation, from the Camiguin General Hospital in Mambajao to the JR Borja Memorial General Hospital here because of the provincial government’s failure to provide him an ambulance. The patient, 63-year old “habal-habal” driver Odell Navarro, was rushed ...

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Health exec: Oro not on top of any HIV list

By ANJANETTE VILLAMOR Correspondent  THE City Health Office has brushed off reports that Cagayan de Oro has the most number of cases of the human immunodeficiency virus in the country today. Dr. Joselito Retuya Jr., head epidemiologist at the local health office, frowned over radio reports that the city was ...

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Cocpo says fiesta security plan in place

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE city’s police force is prepped and ready for the month-long city fiesta celebration, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office spokesman said over the weekend. In an interview, Chief Insp. Mardy Hortillosa, Cocpo spokesman, said they have ironed out the security plan for Higalaay Festival. He ...

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Starex airs support for phaseout of old vehicles

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Solidarity of Transport Alliance in Northern Mindanao- Pagkakaisa ng Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide has thrown its support for the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program. Starex-Piston president Bernardo Jamaca announced this over the weekend as he signed a memorandum of understanding with Star ...

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Maute group slackening, running low on supplies

REMNANTS of the Maute group, now pocketed in two villages in Marawi City, have slackened resistance, Armed Forces  spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said Saturday. Padilla based the assessment on reports from ground commanders who claimed that volume of return fire from the terrorists have considerably slackened compared to the ...

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