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Police arrest vice mayor, seize shabu worth P700k

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . AUTHORITIES yesterday arrested the vice mayor of Jabonga town in Agusan del Norte after he was allegedly caught with P708 thousand worth of suspected shabu. The Caraga police identified the suspect as 45-year-old Glicerio Monton Jr., a vice mayor whose wife is Jabonga town mayor. …

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3 farmers found dead in hinterland village

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Buenavista, Agusan del Norte — Three farmers from the hinterland village here were found dead and riddled with gunshot wounds a day after they failed to return to home, Thursday morning. Report from the Caraga Region’s Police Regional Office-13 identified the deceased farmers as …

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DENR exec sacks seven foresters over missing logs

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–The head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Caraga has relieved from their posts seven personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in Agusan del Norte over the disappearance of logs seized from a checkpoint in this city. …

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Bill seeks to stop LGU perks for judges, prosecutors

AGUSAN del Norte 2nd District Rep. Erlpe John Amante is seeking to prohibit all local governments from giving allowances and benefits to judges and prosecutors “to protect and preserve judicial independence and integrity.” Amante said his proposal is not meant to discredit the integrity, impartiality and moral character of judges …

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Board member’s spouse nabbed in buy-bust ops

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — A wife of a town councilor in Agusan del Norte was arrested Monday by joint operatives of the anti-illegal drugs operations units from the provincial and municipal police offices. Reports from Agusan del Norte Provincial Police and Jabonga, Agusan del Norte Municipal Police …

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NPA kills 2 soldiers, wounds five others

By Gerald Leigh Laquinon and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents TWO soldiers were killed while five others were wounded in counterattacks carried out by rebels being pursued by government troops in Caraga, the New People’s Army (NPA) claimed yesterday. In a statement, NPA spokesman for northcentral Mindanao Allan Juanito said a soldier …

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