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Norris, ex-guv, dies

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent FORMER Misamis Oriental governor Norris Casiño Babiera passed away after a year of battling with cancer. He was 64. Babiera, who briefly served as governor of the province from late 1987 up to the first quarter of 1988, died at around 10:37 pm Thursday at the ...

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Absence of support to madaris helping terror groups: academic

TERRORIST groups filled in the vacuum that emerged after foreign funding for madaris (Arabic schools) stopped in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, an academic said here on Thursday. Dr. Acram Latiph of the economics department of Mindanao State University-Marawi, said the absence of financial support enabled terrorist groups to ...

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Ombudsman orders Aquino charged over Mamasapano massacre

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges against former president Benigno Simeon Aquino III for his liability in the Mamasapano massacre. In a resolution approved yesterday, Morales ordered the filing of charges against Aquino for usurpation of authority (Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code) and violation ...

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Minda sees no investment slowdown in Mindanao

THE Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) sees no slowdown in investments and projects in Mindanao even as it remains optimistic to meet growth target amid the crisis in Marawi. According to Minda assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro, there has been no indication of slowing down or suspension of any investment projects on ...

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Cybercops arrest sextortion suspect

By A.L. RICALDE Contributor POLICE arrested a man who attempted to force a freelance model into meeting and sleeping with him using social media as his virtual casting couch. The Police Regional Anti-Cybercrime Group arrested the suspect, Renan Villanueva, of Zone 4, Barangay Iponan, this city, during an entrapment on ...

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Exec denies water contamination in Misor town a case of sabotage

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE manager of the Medina Rural Water Services Cooperative (Merwasco) yesterday denied that the tap water supply in the eastern Misamis Oriental town was deliberately contaminated. Engr. Isagani Bercelona, Merwasco manager, told the provincial board’s health committee that the allegation in a letter sent to the ...

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Regular studes in classrooms, children from Marawi in tents

By CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS of Mindanews PANTAR, Lanao del Norte–At the Pantar Central Elementary School here, one can easily tell who among the children are regular students and who are the displaced learners or the evacuee students from Marawi City. The former proceed to classrooms equipped with chairs, desks and ...

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NPA rebels kill widow for spying for military

KIDAPAWAN City–Communist guerrillas operating in the hinterlands of North Cotabato and Bukidnon admitted the killing of a 37-year-old widow whom they accused of giving the Army tips that led to the brutal slay of one of their rebel commanders in Sta. Cruz town in Davao del Sur. In a text ...

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Cops bust cybersex extortion syndicate

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent GINGOOG City — Police arrested six men and a woman on suspicion of involvement in a crime group that specializes on cybersex in order to extort money from men overseas. The suspects were arrested in a raid at Door 8, Odette Apartment on Aquino and Veterans ...

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