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At City Central, there are only 86 classrooms for 8,000 studes

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent SOME public schools in the city were forced to implement a scheme to maximize the use of classrooms which are not enough vis-à-vis student populations. At the City Central School which has one of the biggest student populations in the region, officials implemented a “double-shifting” scheme ...

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Thunderstorm cools down city during opening of schools

By: Nitz Arancon IT rained during the first day of classes in the city, giving students and teachers––and residents––a bit of comfort amid the “weak” El Niño phenomenon still gripping the country. June Frivaldo, a weather specialist of the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), ...

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Fuel prices down by P.60

PILIPINAS Shell Petroleum Corp. cut pump prices of gasoline by 60 centavos per liter and diesel by 50 centavos per liter today. Shell also rolled back its kerosene prices by 60 centavos per liter. All price movements took effect at 12:01 am. According to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) oil ...

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No more roads, no rerouting: Hapsay

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent CITY hall has no traffic rerouting plan as thousands of students start trooping to schools today. The reason: lack of roads. “Wala na man tay bakanting dalan. Asa man nato i-reroute?” asked lawyer Jose Edgardo Uy, chairman of city hall’s Task Force Hapsay Dalan. Uy told ...

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People just watched as boy dies on street

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––The father of an eight-year old scavenger over the weekend blamed people in a neighborhood in Barangay San Ignacio and the police over the death if his son last week. “Balut” vendor Arsenio Campos said his son Jade Randolf begged residents and motorists to bring ...

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Trader accuses mining board of favoritism in giving quarry permits

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent A BUSINESSMAN has accused the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) and the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau (MGB) of favoritism in the issuances of sand-and-gravel quarry permits even as he threatened to bring them to the ombudsman. The businessman, Reynaldo Zarate, he was preparing ...

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Councilors call for strict inspection of school buses

By LITO RULONA Correspondent CITY hall has no traffic rerouting plan as thousands of students start trooping to schools today. The reason: lack of roads. “Wala na man tay bakanting dalan. Asa man nato i-reroute?” asked lawyer Jose Edgardo Uy, chairman of city hall’s Task Force Hapsay Dalan. Uy told ...

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Students to greet Day 1 of classes with protests

MILITANT student groups are set to stage nationwide protests against the government’s K-to-12 program, and the poor state of education in the country in time for the first day of classes today. “President Noynoy Aquino and Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro are hallucinating, thinking that they are ready for ...

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Varf: ‘I did not vote for BBL’

By Nora Sorino and Tomasita Asequia of GSD-Iligan Bureau ILIGAN City––Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr. of the city’s lone district over the weekend denied that he voted for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the House ad hoc committee two weeks ago, adding he could never favor it knowing full ...

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Carmen fire kills boy, pregnant ma

HOSPITAL worker Lowen Paderanga’s cellphone rang after 4:30 am yesterday. The voice at the other end of the line was from a hysterical woman, crying out for help because fire broke out. The caller was Paderanga’s pregnant wife Mary Jane, 36, who died in the fire that razed to the ...

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