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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.

Normin narcs seize P9m worth of shabu in region in 8 months

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has seized nearly two kilograms of shabu amounting to some P9 million throughout northern Mindanao during an eight-month period. PDEA spokesperson Ben Calibre over the weekend said authorities also arrested 440 suspected drug peddlers and users in 228 anti-illegal drugs operations …

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Dads to quiz COWD over water woes

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE city council’s public utilities committee would summon officials of the Cagayan de Oro Water District next week over complaints about the scarce water supply in western areas of the city. Councilor Teodulfo Lao, the committee’s chairman, said COWD officials should answer the complaints and shed …

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Napolcom 10 expecting mauled soldiers’ plaints

By LITO RULONA Correspondent The National Police Commission – 10 here is now awaiting the formal complaint to be filed by the two army personnel who were reportedly mauled by police officers assigned at Manolo Fortich Municipal Police Station in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Lawyer Robert Lou Elango, chairman of the …

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Big Jasaan fire kills child, displaces 400

By LITO RULONA Correspondent FIRE broke out in a community in the town of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental on Tuesday afternoon, killing an 11-year old boy, razing to the ground some 78 houses, and leaving over a hundred families or over 400 people homeless in the village of San Antonio. SFO2 …

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Nuñez: DILG bungled service of orders

By LITO RULONA Correspondent FORMER vice mayor Caesar Ian Acenas’s lawyer in the failed 2015 attempt to boot Mayor Oscar Moreno out of city hall yesterday accused officials of the interior department here of taking part in what she called a stage-managed bungling of the service of five dismissal and …

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5 dismissal orders vs mayor delivered

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Department of Interior and Local Government yesterday delivered five dismissal and disqualification orders against Mayor Oscar Moreno to city hall through the office of Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy. But unlike in late 2015 when a similar order from the ombudsman was delivered to city …

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Over 1,000 in Bukidnon affected by Sunday quakes

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE  Office of the Civil Defense has so far counted 1,303 people in Bukidnon alone who were either forced to flee their homes or whose houses were damaged or destroyed by Sunday’s earthquakes. The OCD said initial reports showed that 439 families were badly affected there. …

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P5-discount on fuel, not fare hike: Starex

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Solidarity of Transport Alliance in northern Mindanao over the weekend opposed calls for an increase in jeepney fares, saying this would hurt commuters’ pockets. But Starex, which is allied with the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston), is seeking discounts on fuel …

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