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Butuan mayor files perjury raps against 43 barangay execs

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN City–Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. has pressed perjury and unjust vexation charges against 43 barangay chairpersons here in connection with their complaint for plunder against the local chief executive. Amante, in a Feb. 19 complaint before the City Prosecutor’s Office, alleged that the barangay officials, headed ...

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45 slain as military hits terror group

FORTY-FIVE people, including 42 “terrorists,” were killed while 11 others were wounded as government forces overran their enemy’s stronghold in Lanao del Sur, a military official revealed yesterday. Maj. Felimon Tan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer, said troops captured the stronghold of the alleged terrorist group before sunset ...

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State-run Must holds its own mock elections

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor THE state-run Mindanao University of Science and Technology (Must) yesterday held its mock elections but unlike Xavier University’s mock polls last week, it made a louder buzz because politicians treated it like it’s the real thing. Politicians and their supporters flooded the state university’s ...

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4,000 families flee homes due to clashes

By LITO RULONA Correspondent OVER four thousand families have evacuated to safer grounds in Marawi and neighboring towns as a result of clashes between government forces and what the military called as a terrorist organization in Lanao del Sur. Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong Jr. has created a Crisis ...

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30,000 sign document vs move to tax cooperatives

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent COOPERATIVES here gathered thousands of signatures to oppose moves aimed at amending the Cooperative Code. Edgar Amoronio, president of Coop-Natcco, said over 30 thousand people signed documents and registered their opposition to the proposed  scrapping of a provision that exempts cooperatives from taxation. Amoronio said his ...

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Woman dies shielding son in Gingoog road mishap

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent GINGOOG City–A woman died protecting her three-year old son when they figured in a motorcycle accident on a road in Catuan, Barangay Lunao here on Thursday afternoon. SPO1 Michael Maestrado identified the woman as 33-year old Ronalyn Maglangit of Talisay, this city. Maglangit hugged her boy ...

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Steag, DLSU ink agreement on research, development

ENERGY firm Steag State Power Inc. (SPI) and De La Salle University (DLSU) are collaborating on Research and Development (R&D) aimed at scaling-up the use of power generation by-products and offer alternatives to the growing challenges in the country’s construction industry. The R&D partnership will explore, among others, appropriate applications ...

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Mixed reactions greet mock polls

By NITZ ARANCON and LITO RULONA Correspondents THE Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) has accepted the results of Xavier University’s mock elections, and sees it as a challenge for it to work harder in its campaign to win control of city hall in the May elections. The Padayon Pilipino however mocked ...

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