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Blackouts resume, spoil Sona viewing

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent BLACKOUTS hit the city and parts of Misamis Oriental again yesterday, preventing thousands from watching and listening to President Aquino’s sixth and final State-of-the-Nation Address (Sona). Rotating four-hour power outages were scheduled again by the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (Cepalco) after power load levels ...

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Protests greet Sona in Oro

Text & Photos by Cong B. Corrales, Associate Editor SOME 3,000 people braved the midday sun and marched the streets, here, to dramatize their protest over the wanting performance of President Benigno Aquino III, in time for the latter’s last State of the Nation Address (Sona), Monday. In an interview, ...

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‘I have fought the good fight’

“I HAVE fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” President Aquino quoted the seventh verse of the fourth chapter of the second epistle of St. Paul to Timothy to cap off his over two-hour State-of-the-Nation Address (Sona) at the Batasan Pambansa yesterday. Aquino ...

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Rodriguez sees House approving BBL by September

REP. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District yesterday said he was optimistic that the Lower House would be able to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law by the middle of September. Rodriguez said this even as Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said he was confident the Senate and the Lower House ...

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Clenro: There’s a Judas in the group

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent CITY hall’s environment chief over the weekend said an anti-mining raid carried out by Task Force Kinaiyahan late last week showed there was a mole in the group who has been alerting illegal miners before each operation. Edwin Dael, head of the City Local Environment and Natural ...

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Councilor claims he’s under threat

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the National Police over the weekend said they would investigate into the alleged death threat against a councilor here. The councilor, Engr. Sergio Pascual, has sought the help and protection of authorities. Caraga police regional director Chief Supt. Vert ...

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Palace urges citizens to listen to last Aquino Sona

MALACANANG has called on the public to watch and listen to President Aquino’s sixth and last state-of-the-nation address (SONA) today because of its “national significance.” “We’re asking everyone to take time to listen to what the President has to say so we can talk about the data or whatever the ...

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