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Lito Rulona

Lito Rulona is a veteran newspaperman and broadcaster who covered many of the biggest stories in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental and Northern Mindanao since the early 90s.

Starex to pursue, stage 2-day strike

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Solidarity of Transport Alliance in Northern Mindanao-Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide yesterday said it would push through with its planned two-day strike here next week. The strike would be staged on Minday and Tuesday, said Starex-Piston secretary general Ringo Lago. The strike …

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Lao to examine CVs of COWD directors

By LITO RULONA Correspondent WITH the city’s water supply improving, a councilor said the city council’s committee on public utilities would start focusing on the members of the board of the Cagayan de Oro Water District, and go over their curricula vitae. Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr. said the committee which …

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Water now enough but not pressure

By LITO RULONA with ANJANETTE VILLAMOR Correspondents RIO Verde Water Consortium Inc. significantly increased its supply of treated water to the Cagayan de Oro Water District but problems on the pipeline pressure is keeping it from reaching many households and establishments. Ladelle Sagrado, COWD spokesperson, said the volume of water …

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Normin LTFRB starts calibrating taxi meters

By LITO RULONA Correspondent The northern Mindanao Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-10) has started calibrating taxi meters starting yesterday based on the approved taxi industry’s request for a fare increase last week. The re-calibration starts despite reported series of lowering down of petroleum products prices this week. LTFRB-10 …

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Oro fire dept warns vs ‘fake’ Christmas lights

Officials from the Cagayan de Oro City Fire District (COCFD) has issued a warning to the public against buying substandard Christmas lights and other electrical decorations in preparation for the coming Yuletide Season. COCFD Executive Operation Officer SFO3 Sam Villarde announced, over a local radio station over the weekend, that …

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Two Tagoloan men slain in gun attacks

By LITO RULONA Correspondent STILL unidentified gunmen barged into the homes of two men in the police watchlist and riddled them with bullets in front of their families in Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental, on Thursday night. The common law wife of one of the victims suffered an aborted pregnancy after …

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CPP lauds recent NPA military actions

By LITO RULONA Correspondent The Communist Party of the Philippines has lauded a unit of its armed wing, the New People’s Army, for a successful raid of two Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) detachments in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon. In an emailed press statement yesterday, Ka Malem Mabini, spokesperson of New People’s …

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Councilor to COWD: ‘Shape up or we end your monopoly’

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A COUNCILOR on Monday called on the Cagayan de Oro Water District to shape up or face the prospects of competition. Councilor George Goking told the city council that if COWD’s “poor services” continue, then he would propose that the local government invite other firm to …

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