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Pimentel, Cayetano eye top Senate post

By HERBIE GOMEZ Editor in chief SENATORS Aquilino Martin Pimentel III and Alan Peter Cayetano have set their eyes on the presidency of the Senate, an official of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) revealed to the Gold Star Daily yesterday. Formal talks on the Senate leadership have yet ...

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This time, Stacey’s ma loses house to fire

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent ANOTHER misfortune befell the mother of murdered Abba’s Orchard School 8th grader Stacey Eloisa Villar: the house left behind by the girl’s deceased father in Tablon was razed to the ground by a fire starting around midnight yesterday. Villar’s mother Marideth “Madeth” Mah lost the estimated ...

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NPA owns killing of Baguiz; Guingona condemns brutal attack

By LITO RULONA and EDWIN IYO Correspondents THE New People’s Army (NPA) yesterday owned responsibility for the brutal killing of losing candidate for Gingoog councilor Francisco “Dodong” Baguiz in Sitio Kidahon, Barangay Malinao, Gingoog City on Monday morning. NPA spokesman Allan Juanito said the revolutionary group meted the death penalty ...

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Desquitado is back

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent with FROILAN GALLARDO, Special Correspondent CHIEF Supt. Lyndel Desquitado took back the leadership of the National Police in northern Mindanao yesterday afternoon, a move that dumbfounded many–he now holds the record as the only police general to be appointed Camp Alagar director twice. Desquitado’s successor and ...

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After El Niño comes La Niña

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent AS the El Niño started to weaken, the state’s weather bureau is keeping an eye on La Niña that would likely result in wetter-than-normal conditions and cause heavy rains. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration  (Pagasa) said La Niña, which often follows an El ...

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Armed men stab, kill Guingona candidate

By EDWIN IYO, Correspondent GINGOOG City–A retired policeman turned religious sect leader and politician was stabbed to death in Barangay Malinao, this city, on Monday. Police identified the victim  as retired SPO4 Francisco Baguiz, a losing candidate for city councilor who ran under the ticket of reelected Mayor Marie Guingona. ...

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Duterte offers CPP posts in his Cabinet

By Herbie Gomez and Cong B. Corrales RODRIGO Duterte yesterday gave the public a glimpse of what to expect from his administration even as he announced that he would open his Cabinet to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Duterte told his first televised news conference since his self-imposed ...

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Bambi to reward cops for every drug suspect

By Nitz Arancon MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vicente Emano yesterday said the capitol would intensify its campaign to improve the peace and order situation in the province even as he announced that he was planning on rewarding police officers who arrest arrest illegal drug suspects. Emano made the announcement a ...

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