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Marie accepts Pontillas despite Ruthie’s questions

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent GINGOOG City — Mayor Marie Guingona has accepted the designation of Chief Insp. Ariel Philip Pontillas as the city’s new police director despite her mother’s questions. John Ladaga, assistant city administrator, said the mayor welcomed Pontillas’s designation and even pledged to continue supporting the city police ...

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P180m for upgrade of road that links Balingasag, Claveria

MISAMIS Oriental Yevgeny Vincente Emano has announced that the provincial government would spend P180 million to upgrade a road that links Balingasag and Claveria towns. The project would start this month. Emano announced this in Baliwagan, Balingasag where he broke ground for the 15.88-kilometer road project that would be completed ...

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Australians provide meals for 50,000 Marawi studes

AUSTRALIA has provided P42.7 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Philippine government’s response to the Marawi crisis. With this funding, WFP will be able to provide six months of school meals for 50,000 students affected by the crisis. “As a good friend and neighbor, ...

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Police charge jailer caught with shabu

By LITO RULONA Correspondent POLICE on Wednesday pressed criminal charges against a prison guard who was caught with suspected shabu during a buy-and-bust operation in Barangay 34, this city, early this week. The suspect, Jail Officer 3 Arvien Ybañez, 45, of Barangay Bulua, was charged with selling and possession of ...

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Army scores against NPA, seizes rice supply, meds

By NITZ ARANCON and SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondents THE military on Wednesday seized rice and medical supplies that were allegedly kept by the New People’s Army in Bulacao, Barangay Concepcion in Valencia City, Bukidnon. 2Lt. Sancho Tomaquin, spokesman of the 88th Infantry Battalion, said the rice and medicine supplies were ...

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Galua sleeps in jail for the first time

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent ARCHITECT Rey Galua spent the night behind bars at the city jail in Lumbia for the first time since his Jan. 9 arrest after prison authorities forced him out of a government hospital on Tuesday night. Galua, whose heart ailment gave him a good excuse to ...

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Lawyer says priest turned vice mayor has no Saln

By NORA SORIÑO GSD-Iligan bureau chief ILIGAN City — A lawyer here has accused Roman Catholic priest turned Vice Mayor Jemar Vera Cruz of   failure to file his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth in violation of the law. Lawyer Vermin Quimco on Tuesday told local radio that Cruz ...

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