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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.

Send evacs back to town, mayor asks

THE mayor of Lagonglong town yesterday called on the provincial government to facilitate the immediate return of evacuees from his town to their homes in the village of Kamansi after almost a week at the capitol grounds. Mayor Manuel Pamisa said this following allegations the Lagonglong town government turned a …

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Comelec can’t go after people in political ads

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THIS early, political advertisements have started flooding the mainstream media but, legally, the politicians could not be charged with violating election laws, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) director said. Lawyer Carlito Ravelo, provincial director of the Comelec, said the ads do not constitute premature campaigning for …

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DOH upholds order to suspend hospital

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–The Department of Health has upheld a March 9 decision to suspend the Butuan Doctors’ Hospital (BDH) in connection with the death of a girl who was allegedly refused admittance because her family could not give a P30-thousand cash deposit. The DOH’s Health Facilities and …

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36,000 voters to be removed from lists

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday said some 36,000 voters in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental are facing the prospects of being removed from its lists for not showing up for biometrics registration. Lawyer Carlito Ravelo, Comelec provincial officer, said they were looking at around …

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Tabor lauds proposal to protect squatters

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A COUNCILOR on Monday said a proposed law for squatters may change how local governments carry out relocation programs. If it becomes a law, Councilor Ramon Tabor said, city hall, for one, would find itself changing its policy on resettlement because relocations to far-flung barangays would …

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Review K-to-12 program, councilors ask government

By LITO RULONA Correspondent COUNCILORS on Tuesday called on the Department of Education (Deped) to review the K-to-12 program as complaints from parents and students mounted when some public schools started to cut-down the number of hours inside schools. Councilors Edna Dahino, Lourdes Darimbang and Roger Abaday said education officials …

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Tablon power plant to use coal: official

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent  IS it going to be a coal-fired power plant or not? When the city council gave the Cagayan de Oro Corn Products Inc. the green light to construct and operate a power plant in Tablon, it was because of a supposed assurance that the firm would …

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Oro protests greet opening of classes

ORGANIZED public school teachers yesterday greeted the opening of the new school year with a “silent protest” even as activists took to the streets to decry the Aquino administration’s K-to-12 program while public schools continue to suffer the same old problems. Ofelia Tabacon, vice president for northern Mindanao of the …

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Councilors call for strict inspection of school buses

By LITO RULONA Correspondent CITY hall has no traffic rerouting plan as thousands of students start trooping to schools today. The reason: lack of roads. “Wala na man tay bakanting dalan. Asa man nato ieroute?” asked lawyer Jose Edgardo Uy, chairman of city hall’s Task Force Hapsay Dalan. Uy told …

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