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Energy exec cum PDP stalwart endorses wiretapping

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor A RANKING official of Department of Energy has openly endorsed a queer method to curb corruption in government: wiretapping. In a public post on his Facebook wall, Energy Undersecretary Benito Ranque advocated for a revolutionary government so as to enable the government to use ...

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Oops, no P.5m from council yet

THERE is no additional P500-thousand reward from city hall yet against the killers of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines president Ricardo Rotoras. Contrary to reports, the city council has yet to approve Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr.’s proposal to add half a million pesos to Mayor Oscar Moreno’s ...

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Probers fail to seal off Rotoras’ office

THERE has been no serious effort to preserve any document or any vital information inside the office of murdered University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines president Ricardo Rotoras. At presstime, Dr. Rotoras’s office was neither sealed nor secured by the police or the National Bureau of Investigation that ...

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Kids, elderly bear brunt of Marawi siege

By H. Marcos Mordeno of Mindanews THE siege of Marawi City staged by Islamic State-inspired militants led by the Maute brothers and Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon may already be over, but more stories of anguish and hardships suffered by civilians are just beginning to unfold. On Saturday, Khuzaimah Maranda, ...

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Iligan-Lanao bishop dies

ILIGAN City–The Roman Catholic bishop of this city and Lanao del Norte, the Most Rev. Elenito Galido, passed away on Tuesday night. He was 64. Vice Mayor Jemar Vera Cruz, a Catholic priest currently “on leave,” said Galido died of liver cancer at 10:11 pm. Galido had been bed-ridden for ...

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Soldiers clash with Binuangan police station raiders in Lagonglong

By NITZ ARANCON and ANJANETTE VILLAMOR Correspondents GOVERNMENT and New People’s Army forces yesterday clashed again in eastern Misamis Oriental, three days after guerrillas attacked the Binuangan police station. The military said the rebels the soldiers encountered yesterday in Lagonglong town were the same ones behind Sunday’s police station attack ...

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Misor’s bets to Palaro ’18 receive aid from capitol

THE capitol on Monday gave the Misamis Oriental schools division of the Department of Education P3 million as aid the athletes from the province who would compete in the Palarong Pambansa in Ilocos Sur in April next year. Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano personally handed over the check to Deped division ...

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NBI says makeshift ladder could be key

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A MAKESHIFT ladder placed at a concrete fence just outside the home of murdered University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines president Ricardo Rotoras is helping the National Bureau of Investigation in piecing together a story about how the killers managed to get inside the ...

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Masons raise to P2m reward against killers of Rotoras

MEMBERS of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines here yesterday raised the reward against the killers of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines president Ricardo Rotoras to P2 million. In a statement, the Masonic districts of Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro, and Camiguin announced that they ...

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