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Indahag property bought by Unabia in 2002, says lawyer

THE lawyer of Rep. Peter Unabia of the 1st District of Misamis Oriental yesterday defended the official from accusations of land grabbing, claiming that the lawmaker bought the disputed 18 hectares in Indahag 15 years ago for at least P3.350 million. Lawyer Dale Bryan Mordeno faced reporters in a news ...

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Vice mayor, councilors undergo drug examination

THE city council suspended its session on Monday afternoon as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency took urine samples from its members for drug tests. Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy, who submitted to a drug test, said it was their way of showing their support to President Duterte’s so-called war on ...

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9 more criminal, 5 admin cases vs Oca

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE Office of the Ombudsman has approved nine more criminal cases against Mayor Oscar Moreno and former members of the capitol’s Bids and Awards Committee before the Sandiganbayan in connection the provincial government’s lease of heavy equipment when the local chief executive was governor. The ombudsman ...

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Muslim soldier decries Maute for making a mockery of Islam

By ANJANETTE VILLAMOR Correspondent ONE of the 74 wounded soldiers awarded by President Duterte on Saturday has accused his fellow Muslims who have been fighting under the Isis-inspired Maute Group of making a mockery of Islam. The Muslim soldier, a staff sergeant, identified himself in an interview with this paper. ...

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Duterte: There will be no peace in Mindanao yet

AS the Marawi Crisis and martial law in Mindanao entered Day 110 on Saturday, President Duterte gave delegates to the 26th Mindanao Business Conference mixed signals about Mindanao’s future under his administration. Duterte painted a grim scenario of its future: “Mindanao seems to be in trouble… What’s happening in Marawi ...

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Ombudsman orders Unabia: Answer raps

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered Rep. Pedro Unabia of Misamis Oriental’s 1st District and at least seven other people to answer accusations of land grabbing and using force to drive a family out of their home in Indahag, this city, the Gold Star Daily ...

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Federal govt to dissipate unrest, spur growth: Nene

SHIFTING to a federal form of government would not only dissipate the causes of Moro unrest but would also speed up growth and development of the country, said former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. last week. Pimentel joined presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella in a press briefing in Malacañang to discuss the ...

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