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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.

Fortich cops deny mauling soldier inside public bus

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Manolo Fortich police over the weekend denied its men mauled two soldiers arrested inside a bus on Tuesday last week. The denial came after a video of the incident went viral over social media. A Facebook account, Panabo’s Trending and Viral first posted the video …

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Oca’s lawyer asks Palace 15 more days

By LITO RULONA Correspondent MAYOR Oscar Moreno’s lawyer has written back to Malacañang and asked more time to submit an explanation on the eight city hall checks amounting to some P79 million that were written to him in early 2016. Moreno’s lawyer Dale Bryan Mordeno said he sent the letter …

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Police catch city hall worker with shabu inside inn

By LITO RULONA Correspondent AUTHORITIES caught a city hall worker while he was allegedly in the act of using illegal drugs in an inn on Vamenta St. in Carmen, this city, yesterday morning. The arrest came a week after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted surprise drug tests at the …

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NDF in Normin warns against emerging police state

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE National Democratic Front in north central Mindanao yesterday lashed out at the Duterte administration for allegedly suppressing people’s basic rights in the guise of a counter-insurgency program even as it warned that the country is starting to become a police state. Cesar Renerio, NDF spokesman …

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Council probe into pension funds looms

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE city council’s social services committee said would be looking into a report that city hall has stopped giving pensions to impoverished senior citizens because it has yet to liquidate the funds it received from the national government. Councilor Reuben Daba, the committee’s chairman, said the …

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Camp Alagar makes 100 cops, workers take drug test

By LITO RULONA Correspondent SOME 100 officers and non-uniformed personnel of Camp Alagar were subjected to drug tests on orders of police regional director Chief Supt. Timoteo Pacleb on Monday. Supt. Lemuel Gonda, Camp Alagar spokesman, said the order was issued in line with an internal cleansing program aimed unmasking …

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Dahino seeks review of Oro hospital’s ‘JOs’

By LITO RULONA Correspondent COUNCILOR Edna Dahino on Thursday called on the city council to review the list of workers contracted to serve in the city hallun JR Borja Memorial General Hospital to ensure that the medical institution would not be overstaffed. Dahino said this as she moved to defer …

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Displaced Maranaos join ‘Lakbayan’ protest march

AT least 100 evacuees from Marawi City have joined indigenes in bringing to the national capital their stories of displacement and intensifying violations of human rights under martial law in Mindanao. In a press statement, Tindig Rabnao chair Asliah Amapuan said Maranao leaders under their group will join the lumad …

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Deped to implement random drug testing

By LITO RULONA Correspondent The Department of Education – Cagayan de Oro School Division (Deped-CdO) is set to implement the conduct of random drug testing of students from both public and private secondary schools in the city. This was disclosed by Dr. Rey Manuel, assistant school division superintendent as they …

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Council to look into sports center mess

By LITO RULONA Correspondent / VICE Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy has tasked the city council to convene as a committee of the whole to look into the controversies hounding the management of the government-owned sports complex. Uy put to task the city council even as its former member President Elipe …

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