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City hall starts drive vs illegally operated ’rela units

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent   THE Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) started a clampdown on the illegally operated motorela in the city, impounding at least 10 units yesterday morning. Engr. Nonito Oclarit, RTA operations chief, said the campaign was started on orders coming from Mayor Oscar Moreno. The RTA, according ...

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Lawmen arrest city hall worker, pal in drug raid

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent   POLICE arrested a city hall employee and his friend during a raid in Barangay 1 here yesterday morning. Police identified the government worker as 36-year-old Robinson Benitez of Xavier Heights. He is an employee at the City Engineer’s office. Authorities identified the other suspect as ...

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SHELTERS FOR THE DISPLACED

Vice President Leni Robredo turns over a ceremonial key to transitory shelters at the Angat Buhay Village for dispaced Marawi families to Marawi Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra while others involved in the project look on. From left: Metro Stonerich Corp. chief operating officer Eliseo Aurellado, Xavier-Ateneo University president Fr. Roberto ...

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BOC starts revamp, probes ports mess

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE Bureau of Customs started reshuffling its key officials  in northern Mindanao as it started looking into the release of over a hundred container vans from ports allegedly without proper documents. Bobbyjam Gagambino, assistant chief of the customs bureau’s public information division,  yesterday revealed that the ...

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60 displaced families get transitory houses in Marawi city

ON a sunny, windy Tuesday morning, 60 families, displaced by a brutal siege, officially received the keys to their transitory houses at the Angat Buhay Village, situated in Barangay Sagonsongan in Marawi City. Vice President Leni Robredo led the turnover ceremony, along with Marawi Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra, Xavier University-Ateneo ...

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Water supply drops as Cobi replaces pump bearing

THE water supply in the city and Opol town in Misamis Oriental dropped again to 40 million liters a day on Tuesday as a result of a scheduled repair of a pump in Baungon, Bukidnon. The Cagayan de Oro Bulk Water Inc. (Cobi) was supposed to complete the repair and ...

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Pagasa warns of destructive winds

By NITZ ARANCON with EDWIN IYO, Correspondents and FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent . THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) yesterday warned of potentially destructive winds today and in the days ahead as a result of weather systems directly affecting Luzon that have been enhancing the southwest monsoon ...

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