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100 days of carnage

ONE hundred days after Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines, a wave of unlawful killings has already claimed more than 3,000 lives, shattering progress on human rights in the country. Rodrigo Duterte’s first 100 days as president has been marked by state-sanctioned violence on a truly shocking scale. His …

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How I ran into Digong

By Martin Andanar Secretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office NOW I know how it feels when Destiny hits. I did not plan to be here, to do the thousands of things I must do each day. I just wanted to help get the best man to the presidency, the man who would …

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Ending air pollution

By: Ike Señeres I DO not know what happened on the way to the forum, but putting an end to air pollution was not included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). In comparison, “ensuring environmental sustainability” was included as MDG Goal # 7 in the …

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4 drug suspects gunned down in Caraga Region

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — In just one day, four drug personalities were killed in four different shooting incidents across Caraga Region. The recent ‘vigilante-type’ of killings bring the list to 13 persons. On Monday, police reports from different police stations in the region show that all four …

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Iligan city marks its fiesta today

By Nora C. Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — Despite threats following the declaration of state of lawless violence by President Rodrigo Duterte and the brewing tension between local officials, the city marks its city fiesta today. The fiesta season actually is a month-long celebration with the festival …

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Bislig city shows negative population growth across Caraga region

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — As people seek greener pastures that cause outmigration,  this city registered a significant decline of population over the years, government statisticians said. Officials of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) bared that the reasons for the massive outmigration are economics, survival, and opportunities. In …

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Oro boxer to fight in Japan

By: Dave Achondo, Desk Editor THE undefeated Worth Boxing Council (WBC) Youth Champion Dexter Alimento is in top shape and ready to fight in a non-title bout in an undercard fight against Japanese challenger Masataka Taniguchi on October 13 at Korakuen Hall, Japan. This after Rey Marban manager of disclosed …

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Teachers say Tejero now into harassment

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A CITY Central School teacher has accused the principal of the region’s most populous public school of harassing his subordinates even as another hurled brickbats at the school official for dragging him into a motel scandal now hounding his superior. Teacher Gemma Arrabis went to the …

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Cops arrest pot supplier of studes, kids of prominent Oro families

POLICE on Monday arrested whom they considered a “high-value target” who allegedly sold illegal drugs to students and scions of prominent families in the city during a buy-and-bust operation in Kauswagan here. Chief Insp. Harvey Abellanosa identified the suspect as Anton Trinidad, 27, of RER Subdivision in Kauswagan, this city. …

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