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Police haul off P2.5m worth of marijuana in Agsur raid

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City – Police uprooted and seized some P2.5 million worth of  marijuana plants in Barangay Kasapa 2 in La Paz, Agusan del Sur, on Sunday afternoon. Senior Insp. Joselito Fajardo delos Santos, La Paz station commander, said the plants weighed 20 kilograms and it ...

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Money problems prevent drug tests for Comelec workers

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . COMMISSION on Elections regional director Renato Magbutay over the weekend ruled out the possibility of random drug tests on Comelec officials and employees in the region anytime soon due to lack of funds. Magbutay said this after provincial elections supervisor Carlito Ravelo said he would ...

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Three groups collaborate to provide clean water to townsfolk

SURIGAO City – Three groups here and abroad collaborated in order to provide a state-of-the-art potable water filtration system to a coastal village in San Francisco, Surigao del Norte. The project, a collaboration between Disaster Aid Australia,  Balay Mindanao Foundation Inc., and the Junior Chamber International-Surigao turned over the Skyhydrant ...

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Scantel ghost haunts Dongkoy

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . A FORMER barangay official asked the Office of the Ombudsman to prosecute ex-mayor Vicente Emano before the Sandiganbayan for graft in connection with city hall’s controversial telephone project for 17 rural barangays in the city over a decade ago. The Gold Star Daily learned over ...

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Liguasan Marsh gas deposits to make country Dubai-like: solon

INVESTORS interested on gas exploration have started coming to Maguindanao even as an energy plant would soon rise in the province. Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu of Maguindanao on Friday said Chinese and Israeli investors and scientists are scheduled to visit Maguindanao this month. Mangudadatu said that with the vast deposits of ...

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‘No one suspected poll exec sold drugs’

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . ARRESTED Gitagum elections officer Jose Mari Fernandez was thought to have substance abuse problems by his co-workers but no one suspected him to be selling shabu, the director of the Commission on Elections in Misamis Oriental said on Thursday. Lawyer Carlito Ravelo, provincial elections supervisor, ...

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Charge to politics, says Bambi of 2 graft cases against father

By SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondent . FORMER mayor Vicente Emano has kept mum about the two sets of administrative and criminal graft cases filed against him but his son, Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano, yesterday charged all these to partisan politics. No explanation was given about city hall’s 2013 ...

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PSA targets to enroll 25m each year in ID system

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) targets to enroll 25 million Filipinos every year in the National Identification System as it plans to begin the mass rollout next year. Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales, national statistician and civil registrar general, on Wednesday said there would be a pilot launch in the last ...

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