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‘Basyang’ death toll in Caraga up to six

GENERAL Luna, Siargao Island – The number of people who died in Caraga on the day storm “Basyang” made landfall in the region rose to six. Authorities said six people died in separate landslides in Carrascal in Surigao del Sur and Placer in Surigao del Norte on Tuesday. Carrascal Mayor ...

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‘Basyang’ weakens after landfall, kills

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents “BASYANG” lost its steam and weakened back into a tropical depression following its landfall in Cortes, Surigao del Sur at 10 am yesterday but not after burying a family in the same province hours earlier. The Office of Civil Defense in Caraga said ...

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‘Basyang’ affects flower sales in Oro

BAD weather conditions and the threat posed by a storm that weakened into a tropical depression yesterday adversely affected vendors selling flowers in time for today’s celebration of Valentine’s Day. Milo Navales, a flower arranger at Nic-nic flower shop near the St. Augustine Cathedral, said they did not increase flower ...

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NPA claims rebels killed 13 soldiers in B’non attack

THE New People’s Army yesterday claimed to have killed 13 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack carried out against the Army’s 88th Infanry Battalion in Quezon, Bukidnon, two Tuesdays ago. The attack was the NPA’s response to a series of harassments allegedly committed by soldiers in southcentral Bukidnon, ...

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Three NPA rebels slain in Agusan Norte encounter

THREE New People’s Army rebels were killed as they fought soldiers from the 29th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Taiwan, Barangay Bangayan in Kicharao town, Agusan del Norte,  on Sunday. Lt. Tere Ingente, Camp Evangelista spokesperson, said the slain rebels were members of the Front 16 of the NPA’s northeastern Mindanao  ...

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‘Basyang’ seen to pass Normin today

  By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE state weather bureau yesterday forecast tropical storm “Basyang” to move across northern Mindanao today, hours after making a landfall in Caraga. Jose Frivaldo, a weather specialist at the Philippine Astronomical, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, said Region 10 could ...

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Galua uses PDP oath-taking, meeting with Koko vs CIDG

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE lawyer of arrested architect Rey Galua has accused the chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group here of fabricating a story against his client so a court in Gingoog would issue a search warrant against his client. Lawyer Arturo Ubaub said Galua’s act of ...

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