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Rotoras slay could turn into cold case

By NITZ ARANCON with SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondents . THE chairman of the city council’s police committee yesterday expressed disappointment on the way authorities have handled the investigation into the Dec. 2, 2017 shooting death of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines president Ricardo Rotoras, saying he feared ...

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Bukidnon farmers protect leader from warrantless arrest

A GROUP of farmers prevented armed men who introduced themselves as police officers from taking a farmer-leader along a bridge in Musuan, Maramag town, Bukidnon yesterday morning. The members of Kasama-Bukidnon demanded to be shown a warrant of arrest against their secretary general, Jose Benemirito Jr.. When the armed group ...

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Rebels admit killing Lumad official in N. Cotabato

THE New Peoples’ Army (NPA) has admitted responsibility for the April 4 killing of a Lumad leader in Magpet town, North Cotabato. Isabel Santiago, spokesperson of the Mount Apo Sub-Regional Command of the NPA Southern Mindanao Region, said they imposed “revolutionary justice” against Antonio Takinan for aiding the military in ...

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Election exec warns against premature campaigning

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . COMMISSION on Elections regional director Renato Magbutay yesterday warned those running for various positions in the May 14 barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan elections against engaging in premature campaigning. Magbutay however did not elaborate what constitutes as premature campaigning except by saying that all candidates in ...

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Red tide warning up

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has sounded alarm bells over the harvest and consumption of shellfish from Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur. It hoisted a red tide warning. The Bureau, on its website, posted Shellfish Bulletin 12 in April 6 that ...

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