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223,000 kids flock to Oro, Misor schools

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . NEARLY 223 thousand children and teenagers trooped to various public schools across Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental as classes opened yesterday. The education department counted 133,325 people enrolled in kindergarten, elementary, junior high and senior high in public schools in the city. Excluding those ...

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ALU seeks P162-hike in daily wages

By LITO RULONA and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents . THE prices of food and basic commodities are really beginning to hurt and this early, the Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) is contemplating on asking the government to increase the minimum salary in northern Mindanao, less than a ...

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Oro official to DPWH: Speed up drain works

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . THE head of city hall’s disaster risk reduction management office called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to speed up the ongoing construction of the drainage system along the highway in Kauswagan even as he blamed last week’s floodings there on the ...

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Cautious jubilation greets BBL versions

By Carolyn O. Arguillas Mindanews . NO fanfare greeted the passage of the two versions of what is supposed to be a historic legislation, the Bangsamoro Basic Law — just words of caution from Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The two houses of ...

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Butuan cops step up drive against crime with hotlines

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City — The city police office here has initiated an information campaign dubbed “Oplan Dikit” to help inform the public of the emergency police hotline numbers in the hopes of curbing street violence and crime here. “This campaign is for public awareness because we ...

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