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No China aid firmed up for railway yet

THE government has yet to firm up agreements with the Chinese government for the official development assistance (ODA) of the first Tagum City-Davao City-Digos City segment of the Mindanao Railway Project three months before its target groundbreaking set on February 2019. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez that only around 20 percent ...

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Duterte wants Espenido to be sent back to Ozamiz

PRESIDENT Duterte wants Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido back in Ozamiz City. During the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ozamiz Airport Modernization Project in Ozamiz City on Wednesday, Duterte asked the crowd if they wanted Espenido back. “Gusto niyong balik si Espenido (Do you want Espenido reinstated here)?” Duterte asked the crowd, ...

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Govt gets P35.1 billion worth of pledges for Marawi rehab

THE government has cornered a total of P35.1 billion in pledges from various international development partners for the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (BMCRRP), Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez announced. The finance chief told a press conference in Davao on Wednesday that of this amount, at least P32.7 billion ...

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NBI willing to help Gexie Ungab’s family

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday said it was willing to help the family of murdered former Xavier University philosophy teacher Gexie Ray Ungab find justice even as it hinted of the possibility of an official investigation into the murder case even without ...

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Four workers injured in construction site accident

FOUR workers were injured after the two columns of a construction site collapsed while they were installing pre-fabricated trusses yesterday afternoon. The four were installing pre-fabricated trusses at around 2 pm to what would be a new building of San Miguel Corp. in Sta. Ana, Tagoloan town in Misamis Oriental. ...

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Darimbang beheads own group

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor and NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . THE Partido Federal ng Pilipinas lost a standard bearer in the city following the withdrawal of former councilor Ma. Lourdes Darimbang to back out. Darimbang withdrew her certificate of candidacy for mayor at 4:18 pm yesterday. She withdrew even ...

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Authorities arrest Satur, congressman, 17 others for trafficking

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent . POLICE and Army units stopped a convoy of five vehicles carrying former Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo and party-list Rep. France Castro, and detained them in Davao del Norte on Wednesday night. Capt. Jerry Lamosao, public information officer of the Army 10th Division, said ...

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Priests, nuns, Muslims start Mindanao peace week

ROMAN Catholic priests and nuns, and Muslim leaders in the city yesterday launched the celebration of the Mindanao  Week of Peace  2018. The celebration would be up to Dec. 5, based on the presidential  decree of former President Gloria Arroyo. The peace advocates started the celebration with a morning “Walk ...

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BONIFACIO: ‘NANLABAN’

AS the nation marks the 155th birth anniversary of national hero Gat. Andres Bonifacio, a prominent historian and author pointed out that the people who killed him used self-defense as their excuse to brutally kill the revolutionary leader. Ambeth R. Ocampo, former chairman of the National Historical Commission of the ...

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Gexie shot, stabbed and demasculinized

By NITZ ARANCON and JOEY NACALABAN Correspondents . WHOEVER killed former Xavier University philosophy teacher Gexie Ray Ungab made sure he suffered before he died. The body of the 23-year-old Ungab showed signs of torture — his face was bruised and disfigured; he had contusions all over; he was stabbed ...

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