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252 Lagonglong families evacuate to capitol grounds

SOME 52 families from an outlying village in Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental, evacuated to the capitol grounds here, and sought the help of provincial officials because soldiers were allegedly harassing them. Authorities counted some 252 people, including many children, at the capitol grounds. The evacuees are from Sitio Kamansi, Barangay Banlay, ...

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Fire destroys Japanese store

FIRE broke out inside a store selling used furniture and other items from Japan on Capt. Vicent Roa St. in Barangay 28 at around 1 am yesterday. SFO3 Dines Dales placed structural damage estimates at P100 thousand but a worker of Japino Surplus Trading, owned by Achang Yamamoto, said the ...

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Rufus doubts House would beat B’moro deadline

THE Lower House is not likely to meet its June 11 deadline to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with only a total of five representatives finishing their interpellation this week out of at least 33 who signed up. Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chair of the Ad ...

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36,000 voters to be removed from lists

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday said some 36,000 voters in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental are facing the prospects of being removed from its lists for not showing up for biometrics registration. Lawyer Carlito Ravelo, Comelec provincial officer, said they were looking at around ...

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Palace open to changes on proposed Bangsamoro law

MALACANANG yesterday said the government welcomes changes in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as long as these “do not dilute true autonomy.” The pronouncement came even as Senate President Franklin Drilon vowed to closely examine the law following Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s declaration that he would come out with ...

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6 cops test positive for drugs

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent AT least six police officers in the city tested positive for drugs, revealed city police director Senior Supt. Faro Antonio Olaguera yesterday. Olaguera said this was the result of random drug tests conducted in the city’s 10 police stations. Olaguera declined to identify the police officers, ...

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Tabor lauds proposal to protect squatters

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A COUNCILOR on Monday said a proposed law for squatters may change how local governments carry out relocation programs. If it becomes a law, Councilor Ramon Tabor said, city hall, for one, would find itself changing its policy on resettlement because relocations to far-flung barangays would ...

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Clenro hits council: No clearance yet

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent CITY hall’s environment chief yesterday hurled brickbats at the city council for giving the Cagayan de Oro Corn Products Inc.’s planned six-megawatt power plant in Tablon the green light even before his office could give it an environmental clearance. Edwin Dael, chief of the City Local ...

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Education dept exec says she was forced to sign papers then

CITY Schools Division superintendent Elina Borcillo yesterday made a shocking revelation about how she was allegedly pressured to sign documents related to city hall projects in the past. Dr. Borcillo declined to give details but she revealed that the documents covered projects funded through city hall’s Special Education Fund (SEF) ...

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