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Political falling out: ‘Oca had exodus coming’

By HERBIE GOMEZ Editor in chief Conclusion REP. Rufus Rodriguez’s Sept. 13 declaration of his intention to run for mayor resulted in the sudden exodus of political supporters from Mayor Oscar Moreno’s camp. The so-called “political exodus” was an outburst––an unrestrained expression of resentment that the mayor’s men had held ...

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Amante, brother claim trader ‘bullied’ them

BEN SERRANO BUTUAN City––Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. has alleged that he and at least two councilors were “bullied” by a businessman, and warned that if they sought reelection, they would be exposed. Amante told his supporters that he was warned that cases would be filed against him if he pursued ...

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Umpa moves to send cops back to prison

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent PROSECUTORS would ask regional Judge Vincent Rosales to reconsider his ruling that allowed Senior Insp. Charles Ludwig Espera and Insp. Arnel Gighe, two of the suspects in the Jamaca-Yabut murders, to bail out. Regional state prosecutor Jaime Umpa said this even as frowned over the judge’s ...

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Number of Aids cases in Normin going up, says Pajo

By ALWEN SALIRING Correspondent COUNCILOR Dante Pajo on Thursday yesterday expressed alarm over the increasing number of persons with HIV-Aids in the region. Based on the recent figures, Region 10 recorded a total of 422 cases of persons––393 are male and 29 are female––who contracted the virus between January and ...

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Armed men set a fire container van in Surigao

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––Some 15 fully armed men burned a Davao-bound container van loaded with boxes of banana along the highway in Barangay Liafrimco, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, on Wednesday afternoon. The bananas are said to be that of Dole Philippines. Police identified the driver of the container van, ...

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Armed men set afire container van in Surigao

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––Some 15 fully armed men burned a Davao-bound container van loaded with boxes of banana along the highway in Barangay Liafrimco, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, on Wednesday afternoon. The bananas are said to be that of Dole Philippines. Police identified the driver of the container ...

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Another blackout

THE Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (Cepalco) announced that it has scheduled another 12 hours of blackout in some parts of Misamis Oriental to facilitate pole erections in Villanueva town tomorrow. Blackouts are scheduled from 6 am to 6 pm, affecting many areas in Jasaan and Villanueva. Cepalco also announced ...

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Lawyer: CIDG faked evidence vs 2 cops

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent THE lawyer of Senior Insp. Charles Ludwig Espera and Insp. Arnel Gighe, suspects in the Jamaca-Yabut murders, yesterday accused the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of fabricating evidence in order to implicate his clients to the Dec. 11, 2014 killings. Lawyer Noel Vedad maintained that ...

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