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Government of, by, and for the people

By Manny Valdehuesa Jr. . I’VE said it before and I’ll say it again: A hands-on experience in actual governing is necessary for our people to ripen to political maturity. Knowledge and practice in the dynamics of democratic interaction and collaboration are important. They are the keys to being empowered. …

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Marwan’s wife arrested

By FROILAN GALLARDO, Special Correspondent . COMBINED police and Army mechanized troops arrested the wife of slain Malaysian bomb maker Zulkifli bin Hir or better known as Marwan in Lanao del Norte on Sunday morning. Supt. Lemuel Gonda, Region PNP spokesperson, said the PNP and Army team also arrested a …

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Ombudsman suspends Ocon over slapping incident

THE Office of the Ombudsman found Cagayan de Oro City Councilor Zaldy Ocon guilty of Conduct Prejudicial to the Best Interest of the Service and was ordered suspended for six months without pay.  The Ombudsman also found probable cause against Ocon for violation of Article 359 (Slander by Deed) of …

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Ombudsman dismisses, bars Moreno from gov’t again

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales found former Misamis Oriental governor and now Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno and three other officials guilty of grave misconduct, serious dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service, and ordered their dismissal from the service. Also found administratively liable were Elmer …

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Oro gears up as ‘Agaton’ threatens city: ‘Expect waterworld’

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor “EXPECT a ‘waterworld’ in Cagayan de Oro.” Mario Monsanto, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department overseer, today urged residents to brace themselves for a “very wet Jan. 1 to 2.” According to Engr. Cindy Sabanal, CDRRMD weather monitoring chief, residents should expect torrential …

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NPA rebels attack police station, hurt 4 cops

SUSPECTED members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a police station in Binuangan town in Misamis Oriental at around 2 a.m. Sunday, hurting four police officers, including the police chief. The rebels also set up checkpoints along the highway of Binuangan, 72 kilometers east of Cagayan de Oro. Vinoya …

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Parojinog, wife, 10 others slain in raid

OZAMIZ City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, his wife Susan and and 10 others were killed in a joint raid conducted by operatives of the Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Office and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in their residence in San Roque Lawis in Ozamiz 2:30 a.m. today. Northern Mindanao …

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Resist state terrorism

Cong Corrales “No one can terrorize a nation unless we are all his accomplices.” – Edward R. Murrow I REFUSE to aid and abet this administration’s state terrorism. I have resisted the state-sponsored terrorism of past presidents of this Republic and I am not about to change that on account of …

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Police checkpoints spoil anti-Sona rally

By NITZ ARANCON and LITO RULONA Correspondents GOVERNMENT security forces may have allowed protest rallies during President Duterte’s State-of-the-Nation Address near the Batasan Pambansa yesterday but their counterparts here made sure protesters could not converge in Iligan City where they planned a huge rally. Wildon Barros, chairman of the Bagong …

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