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NPA apologizes for killing baby

By LITO RULONA Correspondent T HE New People’s Army has sought forgiveness from the family of the infant that was killed in an ambush rebels staged in an outlying village in Talakag town in Bukidnon on Thursday. In a statement, Ka Malem Mabini,  spokesperson of the NPA in central Mindanao, ...

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Traffic jams at both sides of coastal road

By BEN BALCE Staff member THE newly opened Gusa-Agora section of the four-lane coastal road  may have significantly improved the vehicular traffic flow in many parts of the city but it’s still far from perfect. Officials on Tuesday admitted that there were vehicular traffic congestions on both sides of the ...

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Madrigal assumes as Eastmincom chief today

FORMER 4th Infantry Division commander Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal is set to take over as the new chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command today. Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo, chief of the Armed Forces’ Public Affairs Office, said Madrigal takes over the post vacated by Lt. Gen. Rey Leonard Guerrero who ...

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Communist rebels abduct two cops in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO City — Authorities have launched pursuit operations against New People’s Army guerrillas who abducted two police officers in Surigao del Norte on Monday. Surigao del Norte police director Senior Supt. Anthony Maghari identified the policemen as PO2 John Paul Doverte and PO2 Alfredo Degamon of the police station in ...

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Alert level up over communist attacks

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent LITO RULONA and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents MILITARY and police authorities raised the alert level in the region as New People’s Army rebels stepped up offensives along the boundaries of Bukidnon and Lanao, and in Misamis Oriental. Troops foiled an attempt by communist rebels to carry ...

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200 families evacuate in Norcot due to air strikes

KIDAPAWAN City — At least 200 families from two villages in Carmen, North Cotabato evacuated to safer areas in nearby Aleosan town, after the military launched intense air-to-ground offensives against Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (Biff). Capt. Napoleon Alcarioto, head of the Civil Military Operations of the Army’s 602nd Brigade, said ...

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Bambi seeks P2.7-billion budget for 2018

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent THE provincial board’s appropriations committee yesterday started hearing Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano’s proposed P2.723-billion budget for the capitol for 2018. Provincial board member Vincent Pelaez presided over the first of a series of budget hearings at Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s session hall. Emano, in his proposed ...

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Ambush forces 98 families to flee homes

By NORA SORINO GSD-Iligan bureau chief ILIGAN City — Some 98 families fled their homes following the ambush of two soldiers in the outlying village here on Sunday. The evacuees sought refuge at the village center of Rogongon, said barangay chairman Randy Pugoy. Pugoy said there were around 200 armed ...

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