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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.

Duterte orders Minda to look into floodings

By LITO RULONA Correspondent PRESIDENT Duterte has ordered the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) to look into Monday’s floodings in the city Abul Khayr Alonto, Minda chairman, told a news conference here on Tuesday said Duterte also directed him to look into how the local government handled the crisis especially on …

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Minors caught robbing another minor

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Despite being busy in responding to calls for relief assistance and cleaning the main road of the city, members of the Regional Police Safety Battalion (RPSB 10) were able to arrest three suspected hold-uppers and illegal drugs confiscated on Tuesday morning along JR Borja and Velez …

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City hall raises taxes by 15 percent using 2015 formula

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE City Treasurer’s Office has started imposing a 15-percent increase in local taxes based on the city’s 2015 Codified Ordinance of the city contrary to Mayor Oscar Moreno’s assurance that taxes would not shoot up this year. City treasurer Glenn Bañez on Friday revealed that local …

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Oro ballot boxes to be brought to HRET

By LITO RULONA Correspondent OVER 200 ballot boxes used here in last year’s elections would be sent to the House of Representatives so that votes cast during the congressional race in the city’s 1st District last year could be recounted. The contents of 224 ballot boxes would be manually recounted …

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Oro dads enact 93 laws in six months

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent THE CITY Council, headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy, has enacted at least 93 ordinances and 152 resolutions during its first six months. Aside from holding committee meetings and inspections, the 18th City Council held 22 regular sessions from July to December 2016. In the …

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Egay on crackdown: Laws on side of RTA

By LITO RULONA Correspondent TASK Force Hapsay Dalan chairman Jose Edgardo Uy yesterday defended the Roads and Traffic Administration’s road clearing operations around Cogon market last week, saying all it did was to enforce laws. Uy said this even as he said he was willing to face the city council …

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Gan decries move to kill ‘piso-piso’

By LITO RULONA Correspondent COUNCILOR Leon Gan yesterday sounded alarm bells over a new city ordinance that would allow city hall to review the controversial “piso-piso” program and make its beneficiaries pay for the lots granted to them by the local government. Gan said virtually threw out City Ordinances nos. …

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New councilors lead in attendance at city council

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Neophyte city councilors Reuben Daba, Jay Pascual and Romeo Calizo in the first district and only Maria Lourdes Gaane in the second district have perfect attendance on every regular sessions at the city council last year. All of them got the perfect attendance during 22 sessions …

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‘Rape suspect is an outpatient’

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent THE Army has started conducting its own investigation for the dismissal of their personnel who was arrested by the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) after allegedly trying to rape a 23-year old girl. 8th Infantry Battalion operation officer Capt. Noel Tominio admitted that Private …

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Zaldy wants RTA to explain crackdown

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent COUNCILOR Zaldy Ocon yesterday said he would ask the city council to summon Task Force Hapsay Dalan chairman Jose Edgardo Uy, and Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) officials as it looks into city hall’s crackdown on illegal sidewalk vendors around Cogon market. Ocon, who is acting …

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