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Unabia’s candidate loses big in Gingoog

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent . GINGOOG City — Mayor Marie Guingona’s bet for the city’s influential Liga ng mga Barangay frustrated what was seen as 1st District Misamis Oriental Rep. Peter Unabia’s positioning attempt by unseating its president, Councilor Robert de Lara, in yesterday’s elections. But de Lara, despite the ...

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Hostage taker asked for some ice cream

By NITZ ARANCON and JOEY NACALABAN, Correspondents . THE 28-year old man from Camiguin who held hostage a girl inside a 7-Eleven convenience store in Kauswagan on Saturday night asked the police for some ice cream because the establishment where he was in, to his disappointment, had none. City police ...

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Couple from Bolonsiri stab, kill each other in own home

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . WHAT started out as a night of what seemed to be merrymaking between a middle-aged couple ended up in tragedy Sunday night when the couple ended up stabbing each other dead. Gina Perocho, 29, a daughter of the couple, recalled that earlier that evening her ...

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Cyclone fuels M’nao winds; another storm on its way in

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) yesterday said the tropical cyclone “Henry” over northern Luzon enhanced the monsoon winds in Mindanao. Jose Frivaldo, a Pagasa weather specialist at El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, the rains here and elsewhere in Mindanao were not the ...

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Floods: No clear plan, no solution

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . WHILE officials are confronted by the worsening urban floodings in the city, aggravated by the absence of a clear government plan, a former congressman and an environmentalist advised decision-makers to go back to what they said is the root cause of the problem in order ...

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Pacquiao downs Matthysse via 7th-round TKO

HE is back. Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao now has a WBA belt in his hands. The eight-division world champion is back at the top of the welterweight ladder, dethroning Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in a seventh-round knockout at the main event of “Fight of the Champions” at the ...

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Bambi decries slay of barangay exec

By NITZ ARANCON and JOEY NACALABAN, Correspondents . MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano condemned the shooting death of a barangay chairman in Jasaan town yesterday morning even as he called on the police to get the village official’s killers. Emano’s call came following the gun attack on 53-year-old Alfredo ...

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Officials eye power link for Borneo, Mindanao

A POWER interconnection for Borneo and Mindanao is getting a push to allow the Philippines to take in the cross-border electricity market under the Asean Power Grid that envisions to put the region under a single power grid by 2030, Mindanao Development Authority executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro said on ...

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