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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.

Cops kill ‘escapee’ in alleged shootout

By LITO RULONA Correspondent POLICE killed an alleged Davao Penal Colony (Dapecol) escapee in a supposed shootout at Zone-7, Acasia Street in Barangay Carmen, this city, late Thursday evening. Police identified the slain man as 46-year old Alex Clemente. Authorities alleged that Clemente, whose case was illegal drugs possession, escaped …

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Camp Evangelista destroys 164 substandard guns

By LITO RULONA Correspondent FOURTH Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. on Wednesday led the destruction  of 164 assorted firearms that were seized by soldiers or surrendered to the military as a result of its operations. The firearms were destroyed during a formal program on the demilitarization of …

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Cocpo arrests 2 drugsuspects, 1 ‘fake’ informant

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Operatives of this city’s Police Officehas arrested top drug personalities in a series of anti-drug operation Wednesday evening. Cogon Police Station 2 commander Chief Insp. Gilbert Rollen identified the suspect as RondyApale, 36, a resident of Barangay 35, this city. Recovered from his possession were nine …

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Beja says city hall behind Elot’s complaint

By LITO RULONA Correspondent   PUNTOD barangay chairman Marvin Beja has maintained his innocence as he called the graft complaint filed against him by city accountant Beda Joy Elot. He also accused city hall of being behind the graft complaint as a form of retaliation. “They want to take revenge,” …

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Lotto group wants to turn Lim into illegal gambling crusader

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE president of a group of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office-authorized lotto outlets here wants the head of the city’s Liga ng mga Barangay to become a member of a proposed anti-gambling task force in the city. Astrid Jose Bana, president of the Misamis Oriental-Cagayan de Oro …

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Higaonon group files plaint against barangay chairman

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent AT LEAST 300 members and officers of San Simon BagocbocMalanang Unified Higaonon Tribal Council – Indigenous Political Structure (IPS) filed a formal complaint against Barangay San Simon chairman RodulfoNacario for allegedly appointment a tribal leader in their area illegally. In a two-page petition-complaint filed before the …

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Alagar raises alert level ahead of Souls’ Day

By LITO RULONA Correspondent CAMP Alagar yesterday raised the alert level in Region 10 ahead of All Souls’ and All Saints’ days. Supt. Surki Sereñas, police spokesperson for northern Mindanao, said the alert level would be raised to full two days before Nov. 1. Hundreds of police officers would be …

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Alleged human trafficker falls in Misor town

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Operatives of Lagonglong Municipal Police Station has arrested a 42-year old woman over the weekend who was wanted for the case of large-scale illegal recruitment and estafa somewhere in the Province of Zambalez. Lagonglong Municipal Police Station chief Senior Insp. Adolfo Mercado, Jr identified the suspect …

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Narcs surprise prosecutors, do drug tests

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday surprised Northern Mindanao prosecutors, taking samples from most of of them for drug tests. Some 78 of 83 prosecutors in the region submitted themselves to drug tests at Grand Caprice in Limketkai center. Regional State Prosecutor Jaime Umpa said …

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