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Journalists decry police policy on spot reports

ORGANIZED journalists have called on National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa to immediately rescind what they called as an illegal order to withhold spot reports from media. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also called on police commanders not to obey the “patently illegal order.” Dabet Panelo, ...

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No more prepaid cards as Misor cops go back to using radios

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE capitol yesterday gave the Misamis Oriental police communication equipment so that officers would no longer spend for prepaid cards for their cellphones for police matters using their personal money. Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano handed over communication equipment to the Provincial Police Office right after the ...

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No Oro, Misor solon opposed silly budget

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent NONE of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental’s district representatives voted against the P1-thousand budget given by the Lower House to the Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday. The House voted, 119-32, for the nonsensical 2018 budget for the constitutional body. Not one of the four ...

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Church appeals for reconciliation, compassion in Marawi

THE Catholic Church, through its social action arm Nassa-Caritas Philippines, has appealed for reconciliation and compassion amid the lingering crisis in Marawi. Following the launch of the Duyog Marawi program, Fr. Edwin Gariguez, national Caritas’ executive secretary, said, “We all can help lighten the situation in Marawi by exchanging kind ...

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Priest calls congressmen an insult to people they represent

CONGRESSMEN in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental yesterday drew flak from citizens’ groups over their failure to join the representatives who voted “no” against giving the Commission on Human Rights a P1-thousand budget for 2018. Msgr. Perseus Cabunoc, parish priest of the St. Agustine Cathedral and vicar general of ...

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Palace orders Oca to answer new raps

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent MALACAÑANG has ordered Mayor Oscar Moreno to answer another administrative complaint by former Taglimao barangay chairman William Guialani on the release of some P79 million in city hall checks that showed the local chief executive as payee. But in the same order, Ryan Alvin Acosta, acting ...

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Moreno: Politically motivated cases won’t prosper

MAYOR Oscar Moreno on Monday said he was optimistic that the string of criminal and administrative charges filed against him would not prosper. Moreno said this after the Supreme Court cleared the associate justices of the Court of Appeals-Mindanao Station from accusations that they made a mistake when they issued ...

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