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Fishers express dismay over BFAR law

By : Shiela Mae Butlig, and Lito Rulona Correspondents   MORE than 2,000 members of the Commercial Fishing Association of Misamis Oriental (CFAMO) expressed their dismay over the rapid arrest of fisherman by the Bureau of Fish and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office region 10 who allegedly violated their laws. …

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CA rebukes ombud, Guialani, partisans

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor THE 22nd Division of the Court of Appeals (CA) virtually gave the Office of the Ombudsman a mouthful over the way it handled the case against Mayor Oscar Moreno and city treasurer Glenn Bañez in connection with the controversial 2013 tax settlement between city …

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‘He could be the greatest President if…’

By Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews Last of three parts DAVAO CITY —  If they really have proof, file charges?  Yes. One thing I think that can contribute to public discourse is a new language. And what is this new language? A language of non-violence because in the statements of people, …

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Caraga cop awardees have yet to receive cash prizes

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise in his speech during the awarding ceremony held here on Oct. 6, the police awardees have yet to receive a single centavo of the promised cash rewards. One of the awardees, the Chief of Police of the Best …

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Amnesty International takes to the streets

By NICOLE MANAGBANAG, Correspondent MEMBERS of Amnesty International from all over the country took to the streets here over the weekend to advocate respect of human rights. Around 130 individuals from 10 regions representing different sectors coming from youth, LGBT, women and indigenous people celebrated their 30th annual general meeting by …

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Sec. Evasco launches Movement for Change

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr led the launching, mass oath-taking and inaugural assembly of at least 8,000 new members of Kilusang Pagbabago (Movement for Change) northern Mindanao Chapter at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in Iligan City over the weekend. “Kilusang Pagbabago (KP) will …

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‘Fadlog Tubad Blaan’

By Ronald de Jong Fadlog Tubad Blaan, this means; “Don’t give up Blaan” strong and promising words coming from a remarkable woman. Her name is Maricel Salinda Kasaligan; she is a pure blooded Blaan and is living in Malungon, Sarangani province on the island of Mindanao, Philippines.  Next to being …

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Glitch in the matrix

By: Cong Corrales WHILE many of the countries, the United States included, liberated themselves from their colonizers through a revolution, our independence came by virtue of a law enacted by another sovereign nation. If that’s not f***ed up, then I don’t know what is. Our struggle for genuine independence has been …

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The woman in the freezer

By ELMER G. CATO Charge d’Affaires THE woman had been there in the freezer for more than a month when we were informed about her death. She was a 36-year-old mother of seven from Indanan in Sulu, who passed away in her sleep. Her Kurdish employer immediately reported her death …

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Meaning business

By MARTIN ANDANAR Secretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office HE may have said quite a few controversial things in his first few months but President Duterte reaps record trust and approval ratings in his first quarter in office. The President may have reaped much criticism in the international media for the …

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