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Govt worries over ‘Hanna,’ monsoon

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent DISASTER risk-reduction groups in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental raised alert levels as “Hanna,” billed as a super typhoon with the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, entered Philippine territory yesterday. The strongest tropical cyclone anywhere on the planet so far this year hovered some ...

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‘I have never seen rain pour like this in Bukidnon’

“I HAVE never seen rain pour like this.” Bukidnon Gov. Jose Ma.Zubiri yesterday said this even as he confirmed that over 500 families were forced to evacuate in the cities of Valencia and Malaybalay on Tuesday due to rising floodwaters. “It rained so hard here,” Zubiri told the Gold Star ...

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Lesbian kills self, leaves suicide note

A WOMAN, believed to be a lesbian, killed herself by drinking a bottle of hydrogen peroxide at Zone 12-B, Upper Carmen. Police said the suicide identified as Arceneth Mardia, 20, of Pangantucan, Bukidnon, was found dead inside her room by her aunt Annabelle Madria at around 6 am yesterday. PO3 ...

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Mayor to challenge Dimaporos next year

By Frank Dosdos Jr. and Sita Asequ, Correspondents LANAO del Norte––The mayor of PantaoRagat town on Tuesday announced she would run for governor in what  administration Liberal Party leaders in the province said would be an effort to loosen the Dimaporo family’s grip over Lanao del Norte politics. PantaoRagat Mayor ...

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P400m needed to fix two Agus plants

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent with NORA SORIÑO GSD-Iligan bureau chief THE government needs some P400 million in order to fix the generation units of two Agus hydroelectric plants that bogged down at the time when the independent power producer Steag State Power Inc. slowed down on its generating capacity due ...

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No solution, completes Aquino’s Sona: Bambi on Binay speech

VICE President Jejomar Binay did not offer alternative solutions to problems confronting Mindanao but his own version of the State-of-the-Nation Address (Sona) on Monday supplied what was wanting in President’s report before Congress last week, Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano said yesterday. Emano gave Binay a passing mark of ...

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