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Duterte draws flak over his ‘vagina monologue’

LIKE previous controversial statements, President Duterte’s order to soldiers to shoot the private parts of female guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) will likely be dismissed as a joke but “encouraging violence against women” is no laughing matter. A militant women’s group on Sunday described the President as “macho ...

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Probers see Lao as ‘person of interest’

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent INVESTIGATORS now see the president of the firm behind the unfinished construction project here as a “person of interest” in the investigation into the Dec. 2, 2017 shooting death of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines president Ricardo Rotoras. Chief Insp. Mardy Hortillosa, spokesman ...

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What shortage? Rice stocks good for 3 months: Piñol

KIDAPAWAN City – The country’s rice stocks will last for about three months and there is no truth to reports that there is shortage, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has assured. Piñol, citing data, said the country produced 19.4 million metric tons of palay in 2017, believed to the biggest in ...

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Gan warns Kikang: Take over as Oro mayor or else

By LITO RULONA Correspondent COUNCILOR Leon Gan over the weekend called on Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy to assume as mayor of Cagayan de Oro based on the Feb. 5 service of a dismissal order by the Office of the Ombudsman against Mayor Oscar Moreno. Gan warned Uy that his ...

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Narcs burn P12m worth of drugs with help of Misor cement firm

By NITZ ARANCON and A.L. RICALDE Correspondent AUTHORITIES reduced to ashes over P12 million worth of shabu, marijuana, and expired regulated medicines using the incinerator of a cement production plant in Barangay Salimbal, Luga-it town in Misamis Oriental on Friday. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency regional director Wilkins Villanueva said incinerated ...

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‘On my own terms,’ says Bambi of dare

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent IF he decides to run for Cagayan de Oro mayor in next year’s elections, it would be on his own terms and not because he was challenged into seeking the city’s top post. This was the gist of Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano’s response on ...

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1,000 flee due to NPA in Comval village

AT least a thousand people fled their homes in Barangay Langgawisan, Maragusan, Compostela Valley, fled their homes after New People’s Army rebels allegedly entered their communities and coerced them on Tuesday morning. Maj. Ezra Balagtey, chief of Public Information Office of the Eastern Mindanao Command, said the fleeing residents are ...

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